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Note: Most recent ideas are at the top. Ideas listed are raw and in the moment. Email/DM me if you plan on building anything from here—I'd love to try it out!
App that automatically donates to charity based on social media usage
Amazon Mayday for understanding latest tech trends
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Useful for parents
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Have some grid of topics (Bitcoin, AI, VR) that links to experts in X field
Scrape reddit, Twitter, etc. and give daily summarized reports on what user's are saying/complaining about regarding a company product
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Analyze sentiment with word content and level of engagement (# of likes/upvotes)
List best classes at Stanford according to different criteria
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Easiest/lowest time commitment, most popular/interesting, most useful, lowest drop rate, etc.
Coordinate parking with geofences and V2V
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Give notifications of where to park based on smart parking systems
Living pset document with clarifications and tips on hard questions according to Piazza posts
Have links to relevant lecture slides inline
Better accuracy for finding where someone is indoors
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Do some reverse location search to get building plans of current location, create 3d rendering, pinpoint location
Zappos model for anything
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Put customer first in every single interaction
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Airline industry needs it most
App that does object recognition on Instagram photos to recognize clothing type and automatically links you to where you can buy it
One click reporting telephone scammers
More personalized airline experiences
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Airline already knows who you are/your DOB, can keep track of what you order on previous flights
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Could reduce waste since airlines could roughly predict what each person is going to order for drinks and stock accordingly
Weekend getaways instant book
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One click book, charge some flat fee
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Ideal first market: ski trips
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Book lodge, car, lift passes, etc.
System to uniquely verify individual identity on phone call
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Location, voice recognition?
Proactive note taking app for self-reflection
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Would prompt with interesting questions to reflect on the day, week, emotions, etc.
Smart answering machine for cell phones, businesses
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Would be interesting if the response could be an AI bot
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Sample voicemail: “Hey, just wanted to know if you're down to do X right now”
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Sample AI response: “Veeral is currently in the middle of Y, according to his calendar and has Z scheduled after"
Personal finance chat bot
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Answers common finance questions
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How much did I spend this week? Should I be spending $40 on dinner today if I want to stay within my weekly budget?
App that extracts relevant data from screenshots of Twitter, reddit, news article and generates a deep link
Restaurant with transparent pricing like Everlane
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Cost to make, ingredient cost, competitor price
App/extension that auto-adjusts calendar scheduling based on another person's usual lateness with arriving to places
BlueApron for Indian food
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Indian food usually requires more speciality ingredients than current BlueApron offerings
Scout program for high school students
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Monthly updates on hottest apps and trends
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Monitor usage through screenshots of battery usage in iOS settings
Tools for learning potentially life-changing things
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List best resources to learn about personal finance, introspection, meditation
Wirecutter for different restaurant tiers
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$, $$, and $$$ restaurants for each cuisine
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List 3 restaurants for each tier
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Judge based on taste, value, and atmosphere
Wirecutter for the most comfortable shoes, clothes
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Products from Allbirds, Everlane, <insert more SF yuppie brands here>
Try on sneakers, sunglasses, etc. with AR
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Ex: customize sneakers on NikeiD, then see how they look on your own feet
Get an eye prescription by using own computer screen and self-reporting eyesight
Geofilter design agency
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Charge flat price to create geofilters for parties, weddings, grand openings, etc.
Monthly book subscription
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Choose based on recommendations from reading lists of close friends
Scheming as a service (SAAS)
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Generate burner credit cards with https://privacy.com/, burner phone numbers with http://www.burnerapp.com/, and burner emails with https://10minutemail.com
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Automate getting free deals with Postmates, Uber, and more.
Transparent musings app
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Stream of consciousness style social network to see “inside” someones head
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Remove all vanity metrics
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No fav/RT/linking
General idea: launch pilots in developing countries where new tech is absolutely needed because the alternatives either don't exist or actually suck (not just a small nitpicky problem)
Smart traffic lights
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Necessary with self-driving cars?
Alternative way for restaurants to take orders
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Through Facebook Messenger bots?
Create automatically edited personal vlogs Casey Neistat-style
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Vlog personal day at random moments and this app would algorithmically stick everything together based on shot type
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Timelapse, regular video, action, etc.
Service to digitize old VHS tapes/old photos and have them available online to stream/view/search like Netflix
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Complete digital archive of old photos/videos
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Charge per month to access content
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Use image recognition to make content searchable
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Cons: amount of people using this service would only decrease as phones become the default camera
Amazon mechanical turk-like service aimed at college students
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Could be used for surveys, GSB studies, dorm favors etc.
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iPhone app with instant payout via PayPal/Venmo
TL;DR the whole web
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Shorten articles/announcements into 1-2 sentences
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User generated like Genius?