November 30, 2013

My Bright Idea #17 - GetGot App

My Bright Idea #17 - November 26, 2013
I had this idea a long time ago, but finally put it into my Notes on November 26, 2013.  There should be an app, I call it "GetGot", that allows you to create a shopping list and share it with others.  The idea is for one person to create a list of needs (like a grocery list) to "GET".  Then, another person, one the list is shared with, can go to the store and purchase the ideas on the list, marking the items as "GOT".  The listed items can be moved back to the "GET" list as needed, helping create your next shopping list as you need the items.

My Bright Idea #16 - Bluetooth Wearables and the Assistant

My Bright Idea #16 - November 20, 2013
Apple should come out with a Bluetooth device that connects to Siri and works with notification center.  The wearable devices, like a watch, would be perfect.  The addition of Siri as part of the device would make the device a step above Samsung's Galaxy Gear.  Star Trek's communicator or Michael Knights' watch used to call KITT were devices where information could be accessed from their computers' resources.  In the same way, as Siri get's smarter, a wearable device like the iWatch or a magnetic lapel pen could work as a Bluetooth device that allowed for voice commands and notifications.

Admittedly, this bright idea is sort of happening with some of the wearable devices that are out.  Pebble and other watch devices do some of the notifications visibly.  My idea is to take it to the next level with the assistant features of Siri (or for Android, Google Now).

My Bright Idea #15 - iCloud Storage Size

My Bright Idea #15 - July 31, 2012
This is another old idea, but one that is still not resolved.  I think the iCloud storage size should match your device's storage size.  If you have a 16GB device, Apple should offer you 16GB of iCloud storage for free.  The 5GB that comes free is not enough storage anymore, especially now that iCloud and the way iOS works no longer requires connecting the device to iTunes.  The smallest devices have more than the free offering, limiting the usage of iCloud's free storage.  Yes, it's a way to make more money for Apple, but this can not be one of their major profit lines.

My Bright Idea #14 - Silence Notifications

My Bright Idea #14 - July 30, 2012
This bright idea is very old and has been revealed, so I lose create for it being mine.  On July 30, 2012, I wrote the note: "Notification Center needs a time for notifications to be silenced."  This was fixed in September 2012 with iOS 6's "Do Not Disturb" feature.  The Android version does not work as well, but it's there too.