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PHP runtime for iOS & Android

It would be great if one could execute PHP on Android or iOS. For this, we’d need a Zend Engine for mobile platforms. For the time being, Zend Engine (or HHVM) are available only on UNIX and Windows. Alternatively we could have a JRE (Java Runtime Engine) for iOS and Android which would let us […]

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Fun Times Inc.

This would be a radically new type of gaming company targeting kids only. The company would launch several K12 casual games for mobile platforms, just like any other. But the business model would be different; Instead of monetizing its games through advertising, in-app purchases, virtual currencies, or pseudo-gambling, this one would be **purely** free-to-play, but […]

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Disneyland + Dentist

This would be a chain of kids-only dentist offices with a lot of fun activities for the adolescent, and friendly dentist staff who understands how to deal with minors. A beloved popular-culture character, like Disney’s Princess Sofia, could greet the visitors, so the kids don’t go there crying, but they can’t wait to see the […]

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Lego Beach

Kids love to build sandcastles. Why not launch a new unique family-oriented beach/holiday resort with special rubber lego “sands”… The looks would be fantastic, because the Lego bricks would come in all shapes and colors. Wouldn’t be making use of the typical Lego bricks, because they would sting. That’s why I propose these to be […]

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PoemWrite

As the demand for cloud-based text editors, such as Microsoft Word 365 and Google Docs, goes through the roof, we will be seeing more vertical applications in the same domain. I have previously posted about a word processor idea focused on Book Authoring. A second vertical word processor could help with writing poems… You may […]

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$GOOG should buy $TWTR and split up

Ok, this will be short; With its PE ratio under 18x (vs. Facebook’s 30x), Twitter is undervalued, IMO. For reference, Twitter doubled its active user growth rate last quarter, hence it’s a faster-growing yet less-monetized machine. Wall Street usually rewards the fast growers, turning a blind eye on the revenues (let alone, profits, if any!), […]

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How to create a Tinder clone in Phở

In this tutorial, we’ll be creating a Tinder clone, in under 1 hour using Phở Networks, an open-source no-code platform that makes it seamlessly easy to create social applications. With Phở, you define your app in “graph” format (as shown below), and it generates the APIs in a breeze. Phở depends on PHP 7+, Redis […]

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Self-Pairing Socks

Here’s a wearable + subscription idea! Socks that are sent to you monthly in a subscription package similarly to Dollar Shave Club. Once you sign up, you also get a machine which takes care of the pairing chore of these socks. All you need to do, is to dump them after washing. Each sock comes […]

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Twitter clone with Ephemeral Tweets

Two main differences, from the good old Twitter, would be: Ephemeral: tweets would expire in 24 hours. Similarly to Snapchat Stories. Feed in chronological order. Because algorithmic feeds are notoriously manipulative. Plus, ideally this would sit on a decentralized architecture. I’d call it “TweetBomb” and it would definitely require an “Import my Followers” feature before […]

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Open Source Bounties

This would be a website where you, as a project manager using Github, commit to paying a certain fee for every Github ticket successfully resolved. The ticket could be a bug or an improvement. In other words, the website would be a marketplace connecting project managers with developers. The bounties could be exported as a […]