I work from home on my laptop all day. I get my work done but I must confess I have been spending a lot of time on Facebook lately. I recently decided that I was tired of seeing the same posts over and over again. I have friends in Malaysia, China (Facebook is not allowed there but she has found illegal internet cafes that allow access,) India, Canada, New Zealand, Japan, England, Vietnam, the US, and the Philippines. Even with this wide range of cultures I find the same crap just keeps showing up on my feed. There are videos with cute kittens, jokes, and lots of top ten lists. This stuff is interesting the first time and kittens are cute as hell but this stuff is not inspiring. I decided to do something about it. I posted a picture of my favourite painting by Vincent Van Gogh, Wheatfield with Crows, painted in the last month of his life. I wrote a brief description of why I liked it and I challenged my friends to add something that they found inspiration from and add it to my post. A lot of people “liked” my picture but the only people that added things that inspired them to my post were my two friends that I begged to do it. I was pretty frustrated so I decided to create a group. I created a group with my close to two hundred friends and I issued them the challenge again. I was amazed at the response. Not only did my friends reply but they got their other friends to join as well in two weeks we had close to a thousand group members and that many posts about art, music and other things that people found inspiring. I am now thinking of creating a mobile app for the idea.
I recently bought an Apple iPhone S5 and I have entered the world of mobile apps. I know that apps are hard to make money on and most developers make below $500 per month. But I am not doing this for the money I want to do it for the possibilities. Can you imagine the data base of information available with people all over the world sharing what inspires them? It sounds pretty fantastic to me.
I don’t know anything about developing apps so I decided to do some research on the subject. After a little while of researching I found Blue Rocket. They created TripleSpot for AAA and that app is fantastic. It is a guidebook from all over the world that people can contribute pictures with descriptions to. It would be really cool if my Inspiration app could generate the same following.
If you have an idea for a mobile app but you don’t know how to develop it you can go to the website http://bluerocket.us/services/mobile-app-design/ and contact them with your idea. They offer free ideas for how to make your process go smoother and you can also hire them to make your app a reality.