(Thank you, Susan Wilson and the Word Count Blogathon, for the inspiration for this post.)
Yesterday was one of the Word Count Blogathon theme days - asking us to write about apps we use on our tablets or our smart phones - for writing or for other purposes. After reading a couple of the posts, I got to thinking:
Do you have a feeling that the apps we really need just don't exist? Maybe they never could exist. But why not dream?
The apps I use are commonplace- just the usual Twitter, Facebook, Kindle, LinkedIn, Weather Channel, Trip Advisor, and the app for my local newspaper. Also, Weight Watchers. I no longer am a member, but I am still paying - for now - a monthly fee to keep the app. And, GasBuddy. I love it when we travel.
But, these are the apps I would snap up quickly, if they existed. Would you?
1. Chocolate app - aim your phone at any food, and it turns into chocolate. You are given a choice of milk chocolate, white chocolate, dark chocolate, or chocolate with nuts.
2. Calorie removal tool - aim your phone at food. Keeps the great taste, removes the calories. Listen up, developers! People would pay millions to buy this one! Especially if used right after app #1 above.
3. Name that tune app - sing a song to it and it immediately tells you what song it is, the artist, and the year (I think there may actually be something like that but it has to hear the actual recording?)
4. Memory app - when you have a senior moment it prods you into remembering what you were trying...uh, where was I? and
5. The Flower Identifier App - you pass a flower or tree you love, and it tells you exactly what you are looking at.
I could think of a lot more. The "Cook Dinner Instantly for Me" app. The "tell off your ex in a new and creative way" app. The "how to find just the right words to say you're sorry with" app.
What apps do you wish the developers would REALLY develop?