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App Inventor for Dummies, Two Copies Up for Grabs! *Updated With Winners!*

Probably one of the hardest things I’ve done so far on this site was reading through all of these and determining the winners. You all have some fantastic ideas. We wish everyone could win.

The two winners are… 

Brett Henderson and Banjo_Lips! Both had great ideas and we wish them the best.

I am only 15 years old and love the android community. I really want to make a app using my nexus s. I want to be able to make a data transfer app using NFC, So the phone uses less power and less time than bluetooth data transfers – Brett H

My wife would like something that would allow her to keep track of her medical history (symptoms, appointments, medications, durations of illnesses, etc) – Banjo_Lips

Good luck to both of you and thank you everyone who entered!

-Tato

Our publishing buddies over at Wiley just released a new book that should interest those looking to enter the Android application game.  The book is called “App Inventor for Android: Build Your Own Apps – No Experience Required!” and is a complete guide on how to get up and running and pumping out apps with Google’s App Inventor in no time.  The book takes you through the simple setup process and then proceeds to teach you how create 8 different apps including one for Twitter.  There are pictures, step-by-step guides, and even instructions for getting adb setup which is something I know that many of you have struggled with.

Most importantly though, we have 2 copies to give away to those aspiring to be the next big developer.

To win a copy:

1.  In the comments below, let us know what kinds of apps are missing from the market that you would like to see made.  There are bound to be at least a few.  (Keep it semi-clean.)
2.  We’ll pick a winner in 2 hours at 4:15PM Pacific.

And if you don’t happen to win, they wanted to make sure we passed on discount information for those who would still be interested in purchasing the book.  From now until June 18, you can hit up the Wiley site and enter code ANDRD to receive 40% off.  Not a bad deal, right there.

 

  • Guest#2

    I’d love to have an app that can picture and record all the anniversary gifts I received, for tracking of memorable events

  • Many children end up thinking that if people are just animals why should I commit my life to helping people? Why shouldn’t I just take the path of least resistance and do drugs all day to enjoy the fleeting pleasures of this life?

  • Dallas Dave

    What the heck – it’s May 29th and the code doesn’t work?!  See attached image?!

    • Anonymous

      The discount code is for the ePub version of the book, not the print version. The link provided in the post links to the e-book available for discount. Sorry for any confusion.

      Chris Webb
      Associate Publisher
      John Wiley & Sons

  • Can you put the app inventor apps on the market for sale?

    If not, is there a book that’s legit that can teach you how to make apps that are able to be listed on the market?

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  • What about if you have zero programming experience? Would you still understand the book?

  • Mysterion

    I guess Android is going to still have a weak CraigsList app. Shame.

  • fish1552

    Don’t try to order this book right now (Friday 9 PM EDT).  The site says
    “We love our customers! Our ordering systems are being upgraded to improve our service to you. We will return to serve you by 8:00 p.m. EDT Sunday evening. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.
    Have questions? If so, please contact technical support at http://support.wiley.com

    • Sorry about that – bad timing on my part in making the book available to Kellen last week. The book is available now at Wiley.com, including the discount code for the ePub version, and of course at a variety of other retailers.

      Chris Webb
      Associate Publisher
      John Wiley & Sons

  • Jwtyler

    Congratulations guys! I hope you enjoy it and it helps you lots.

  • Neo_hacks2000

    How about an app that allows you to hide the bloteware on droid x and cuts off internet access to select program as well

  • Justin Mauritz

    -A better gas prices app, that works with the stations to promote their own prices…I for one would be willing to go the extra mile to contact gas stations to get a regularly updated pricing. 

    -I used to work at a restaurant that had fifty beers on tap and had to be work towards being a beer con nosier, and a beer app that describes each beer, the make up, malts, hops, where it’s from, etc. would have been a life saver! And it would benefit anyone who likes beer, so anyone! haha

    -there are so many possibilities and ideas I have had over a serious period of time and never gotten started on, I guarantee if I get this book, I promise to annoy the hell out of all you smart people until I get a bunch of apps out and working flawlessly. I love this market and would be willing to donate a serious portion of my time to it. PICK ME!!!!!! 🙂

    -Despite how silly this sounds, an app that uses a picture of oneself, and makes clothes that are online viewable on your body. I know that would probably take some work on the clothing stores end which is doubtful but it popped in my head regardless.

  • Justin Mauritz

    -A better gas prices app, that works with the stations to promote their own prices…I for one would be willing to go the extra mile to contact gas stations to get a regularly updated pricing. 

    -I used to work at a restaurant that had fifty beers on tap and had to be work towards being a beer con nosier, and a beer app that describes each beer, the make up, malts, hops, where it’s from, etc. would have been a life saver! And it would benefit anyone who likes beer, so anyone! haha

    -there are so many possibilities and ideas I have had over a serious period of time and never gotten started on, I guarantee if I get this book, I promise to annoy the hell out of all you smart people until I get a bunch of apps out and working flawlessly. I love this market and would be willing to donate a serious portion of my time to it. PICK ME!!!!!! 🙂

    -Despite how silly this sounds, an app that uses a picture of oneself, and makes clothes that are online viewable on your body. I know that would probably take some work on the clothing stores end which is doubtful but it popped in my head regardless.

  • Ca5

    Widget scroll bar that takes the place of 2-3 icon spots with out having to change my rom.

  • An app that takes a photos of printed texts and then converts it into text on your phone.. allowing you to copy and paste text via photo analysis… 

  • A WORD OF ADVICE DO NOT BUY THE BOOK FROM WILEY Publishing!.. 

    • Stanger

      why?

    • fish1552

      Yeah, a little more of a reason *WHY* would be in order.  If it’s just that you can’t open in, do you have the right EPUB software to read it? 

    • Anonymous

      I would be happy to provide assistance if you are having trouble with the e-book, or the purchase process.

      Chris Webb
      Associate Publisher
      John Wiley & Sons

  • Jaytrain369

    Id like to make a customizable news reader app. Things that would be able to change like UI color maybe a couple different ui’s and how you view the stories like pulse’s columns and rows 3d sphere pages like a magazine with page turn animation. And anything else I could think of to make it yours

  • Scott Patton

    Especially for tablets, I would like to develop an app for tracking scouting statistics and achievements for my cub scout den. There isn’t even a good one for iOS, and I think it would be a simple app to get started with, and I think our boys would think it would be cool to really make use of the portability of the tablet.

  • Bargle13

    We need an Travel/Tourist app that lets you surf google maps, select sites to visit, and have them pushed to your phone coordinating visits by distance, travel time, etc.

  • An app that lets you control every electronic that you own

  • Anonymous

    An app that tracks buses using GPS and allows you to see their location, real-time. That way if it is running behind or ahead you can figure out precisely when you need to get to the bus stop. Ideal launch: College campuses.

  • Anonymous

    An app that tracks buses using GPS and allows you to see their location, real-time. That way if it is running behind or ahead you can figure out precisely when you need to get to the bus stop. Ideal launch: College campuses.

  • Timothy Kennedy

    a magic the gathering app that allows you to play with others, similar to magic workstation. On a tablet it would be beautiful.

  • Emacdonald

    A remote controller app that would work work all my electronics

  • The one app that I think is missing from the market is a Facebook that isn’t terrible. If I were to win this, my top priority would be to make a good Facebook app that actually get’s updated when bugs arise.

  • cgo

    An app that can scan all the girls screen names in the room. Then I hit them up on AIM.

  • I’d love a Facebook app that worked well. I used Facebook for personal and work stuff and the app from facebook is all but worthless.

  • Wsmiley4

    Time tracking for trips

  • Anonymous

    My wife would like something that allow her to keep track of her medical history (symptoms, appointments, medications, durations of illnesses, etc).

  • ben

    an app that would come up with the right answer for any situation or question

  • A app that convert any Android skinned phone to pure vanilla Android OS…Almost as a dual boot for example HTC’s evo 4G with HTC sense turn on the app and it will reboot into Android OS 2.3.4 without htc sense turn off the app and it’ll revert to htc sense.

  • Ryan

    I still dream of making a 3D file management system where you move  around from platform to platform that contains your files.

    Remember when they had to hack the doors in Jurassic Park? I want that

  • an app to remind me when my wedding anniversary and wife’s birthday is, so I don’t get in trouble anymore.
    Couldn’t hurt to have a counter in there also, so randomly I can tell my wife that we have xx months xx days until our anniversary.

  • Anonymous

    I’d like to see, or be able to develop, an app that allows me to look up Federal statutes and codes. Another would be an app to let me do background checks on the fly.

  • i would make an app that would make all of my friemds with ther damn app happy iphones jealous

  • 1. World of Warcraft app that can pull your guild event calendar data and add it to your phone so you can get alerts and not miss a raid.

    2. Steam App. With features to keep track of what you played and finished

    3. Inventory program like the one they have for OSX but for your phone.

  • Joe_Joffe

    I would love to build a Bluetooth integration tool – automation based on device name, location etc.

    As an example, when I enter my car and my my phone/tablet detects my Bluetooth enabled stereo, it would open my music player and shuffle all songs. Or, when I connect my Bluetooth keyboard, I could set my device to open my word processing app of choice, and reopen my recently accessed document …

  • I would like to see an app for allowing web-based documents to be opened up via google docs, and allowing for downloading from password protected websites.

  • Anonymous

    just graduated college and was hoping to start to lean so i could try this, but i’ll give up my idea for the book. 

    1. start with googletv remote app
    2. shrink the “remote” to fit half of a tablet
    3. on the other half of the screen show a mirror of the tv

  • Anonymous

    a social media app that posts free food events on any college campus based on zipcodes

  • Aaron B

    A unified media library. This app would be a catalog that lists all your media (both on your device and in the cloud). It would accommodate many media types, from books and magazines, to music, to movies. Clicking on an item would bring you to your default application for that media type (or direct you to download one). In addition, each category’s page would have a link to purchase more of said media type, adding it directly to your library. An app like this would make it easier and more efficient to obtain and enjoy media of all kinds.

  • erick

    A trout fishing app.  One that would show your location on the stream and also show the stream designation, i.e. wild, hatchery supported, delayed harvest, etc.  Any fisherman out there knows how rules and regulations change between different streams and how bad a Park Ranger can rail you if you break any of the regulations.

  • Wade

    An app that can blog and post to Twitter, Facebook, tumblr, and even WordPress. Something for today’s blogger on the go. Simple plan but could make for an incredibly productive app for bloggers. Thank you.

  • Anonymous

    I so badly need to win this.  I’ve been meaning to write an app for a while.  I have this idea brewing relating to coupon use (physical coupons that you clip from the weekly flyers) that I’ve been meaning to mock up, but haven’t gotten around to messing with App Inventor.  This would be the perfect opportunity to proceed with this idea.

  • I would like to see an all in one math app for college where you can program in formulas then save them, then simply select the formula and give it the variable’s values and it will solve for a variable

  • 1.  Applications for shooting sports like the iPhone has.

    2. Some sort of picture collage app.  (Would be nice for people with kids)

  • miketb34

    II would like an app that measures like a ruler I sometimes need to measure things and it be nice to have an app that’s like a measuring tape

  • Heber L Barrera

    An app that will make me tons of money…

  • Stimpson

    1App for resturants to take orders
    2Better Video player.

    Stimpson

  • adam

    An app to remove vzw apps

  • Chris Ferrara

    Would like to see a launcher I could fully create and customize. Also a real hdmi that allows you to show vertical view on tv.

  • buck4225

    A good beer rating app. 

  • Kww3

    For the fisherman:
    A fish weight calculating/tracking app.
    Give several measurements and species of fish and it outputs an estimated weight. Keeps track of inputed data and can add the info to a picture if one is taken of the fish from within the app.

  • DirecTV app

  • The app that I would like to see in the market is a game the uses the full power of the dual-core processors in today’s phones.

  • gaylordmi

    Every state needs an app to show you where the road construction is and where you can detour around it. I hate construction season!

  • Onevision83

    An app that would allow me to change the function of the soft keys on my device.

  • SteveP

    I need an app that creates a all-in-one multimedia widget. it should integrate Pandora, Slacker and my mp3 playlists. So that all of my music is on one screen that’s easily accessible. 

  • I have a few good app ideas, so I will keep them to myself 😉

    However, I would like to see an app that would allow the user to snap a picture of a dvd cover that would identify what the movie was, what actors were in that movie, and what other movies those actors have been in.

  • Anonymous

    Maybe a screen cap app that doesn’t require root.

  • William Patton

    I think the market needs more network administration apps, but that’s probably just me.  I could use something that would let me turn my tablet into a console terminal for programming routers, switches, and firewalls.

  • Anonymous

    Good games with good graphics

  • Anonymous

    I’d like to see a new gallery app. The current one doesn’t have a scroll bar and so some of the apps you want to share with get cut off if you hold the phone in landscape mode. I’d also like to see a universal remote app if manufacturers would put an IR device in their phones/tablet. I think it would be cool to be able to get the channel preview guide on your Xoom and be able to tap a button to change the channel.

  • jmanwi

    An app for my tablet that lets me play ripped DVDs I have stored my computer.

  • Scott

    A decent Facebook app.
    A good sports score app for Honeycomb.

  • Jason Mullens

    I have recently started reading up on adnroid coding. I have several ideas for games apps and Widgets. As well as a few root tools I’d like to develop. Don’t wana give away and ideas though. 😉

  • droid1rocker

    an app to work with a company website so you don’t have to use a browser on your phone for every single little minor thing.

    Second is a true app to update folia.com

  • John

    -Keyboard app that reads my thoughts
    -Launcher that reads my thoughts
    -Dialer that reads my thoughts

    scary how close we are to those these days 😛

  • Antny1979

    I want an app that makes my phone print money and says ” I’m rich b!tch!” at the same time.

  • Punkdefied

    Id like to see an app that does test simulations for certification tests.

  • Apricchi

    I want to build an app for my DJ business where android owners can log on and request songs right from their phone at our shows, as well as request bookings, etc.  Sorry, i*hone users, these DJs are android friendly only!

  • Sjm614

    A decent movie trivia app.

  • Anonymous

    1. People of walmart app…

    2. Charlie Sheen soundboard…winning!!!

    3. An app that’s let’s you use your camera as night vision

  • Mysterion

    I would like to create a CraigsList app that works like the iPhone version with all the functions working.

  • event121

    The apps that are missing are video or picture sequences of sunrises and sunsets with or without audio. Something that will take advantage of these amazing screens and make them functional while they sit on our desks at work (assuming you work somewhere that can’t play a radio). I’m thinking HDNet Sunrise Earth style but simplified for a unique and relaxing window to the world of nature we often miss. 

  • there needs to be an app from car brands (i.e. Audi) that will remind you on your notification bar when you next service is due or push some discounts to you. also something using gps that maybe once a month when your near a dealership asking you if you would like to come in and have your tire pressures or oil level checked maybe even offering a discount car wash.

  • Anonymous

    I’d definitely love to see more multiplayer games, especially ones requiring only one phone. I’m usually the only one in my group w/ a smartphone, and we have little to do with it together. Makes things a little awkward.

  • There needs to be a legitimate Playstation and Xbox App that allows chatting with friends on both services. That would be AWESOME (:

  • fradster

    If I told you my idea’s, you would just steal them…so I need the book, so I can make the apps and SHOW you my finished apps!

  • swedishpimple

    Would like to build an app to auto start my car in the windy city.

    Would like an app to track my fantasy football team on cbs.

  • Jonathan Carnesciali

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  • 1. I want an app with amazing artificial intelligence that I could communicate with and get advice.

    2. I would like see an app that is better than pocket guitar in the appstore. One that could blow that out of the water.

  • Anonymous

    I think market is missing range report apps that log your spread, center offset, weather at the range, bullet brand/grain load, and firearm. That way you can track progress and proficiency easily over time with various firearms. Then when zombie apocalypse happens you’ll know who you want with your group, jk.

  • nacho220

    I think a http://www.rateyourmusic.com (RYM) app is missing from the market and sorely needed for the RYMers already there and it would help build their community as well, a win-win if there was an app for that

  • I’d like to see an app that’d connect via WiFi or 3G/4G to any other Android device I have (even Google TV) and let me control and manage them.

  • Drkhyron

    I would like to make a game based on the darknet in daniel suarez’s book “daemon”. It would be like an RPG where you can level up and accumulate darknet credits by interacting with other players and completing “quests”. The interactions and “quests” would be based on geolocation and trading information with other players.

  • jquest68

    Ok, what I would like to see is an app for those heart patients. An app that will capture your heart rythm. Having some leads attached to you and to the phone recording your rythm and then able to show your doctor whats been going on with your heart. Because things can go wrong at home and by the time you get to a doctor they have no clue how bad or what you were feeling at that time when it did happened. So this is my pitch. Sounds good? please or give me the opportunity to create one for those who are in need. Thank you.

  • Aaron636r

    I need the book before I can come up with ideas for new apps.  HINT HINT!!

  • Leeringpaladin

    A keyboard where you can move each letter/#/symbol individually to your liking.

  • .46caliber

    A new power widget. Totally new design. There hasn’t been much to talk about on that front. Something with a whole different interface. I’ve been kicking around an idea for one.

  • How about an app to help people type?

  • pezono

    I would make a drum app (a little drum set you tap with your fingers) that actually works and also a “beat” machine like Monkey Machine but portable. Maybe even combine the two into one app.

  • Tjcard03

    This seems like a great way to steal someones ideas lol. But…. I would make an app that allows you to use your computers mic as a spy tool. More to come… once I have the book, Wahaha!

  • Pouxonu

    Wait, just got another one that popped into my head

    I will make a tower defense game where an amry of Andy’s are up against a huge fearsome flock of Isheep trying to make it to an apple store. The little bots save the day by pelting the evil forces with cupcakes,donuts,eclairs,cups of froyo, and if bonues are achieved the can upgrade to chuncks of honeycomd or if enough points are gathered you can use a massive ice cream sandwich attack to clear the level and save the blind from certain doom.I’m thinking gunz of glory meets plants vs zombies meets a tiny bit of angry birds (not really apple store but close enough not to get sued but enough to get the point across)

  • Riverjao

    APPS: I would like to see an application that allows you to video record yourself for voicemail. So that, when a person calls you and you don’t answer, they don’t just hear your voice, but they can see you too. Make sense??? Good. It’s a pretty freaking sweet idea, and I wish to God that somebody would come up with it. 

  • bawboh

    An app that let me print to a printer from a tablet or phone, and the other is an hd version of thr facebook app so it doesn’t look like crap on any of the 10.1″ tablets.

  • Crawldad12

    The app that is missing from the market is a mobile PC GAME EMULATOR!
    And a cigar app would be very nice also. @google-d4d2c14d669131b679820b9435c82648:disqus

  • Fightfire14

    I’d like to see some cool lock screens. Creative ones. Like there are 5 puzzle pieces of a picture, but only two certain ones locked together can unlock the screen. If I get this book I really do plan on making this type of app! I just dont know where to start.

  • Blunt-Trauma-

    Id like an app that could make your droid be used like a universal remote for any TV.
    And i need to study for an upcoming test, so i would like and app that allows the user to input questions and answers for a multiple choice practice test. 

  • Randy B

    I would make an app that can tell if American currency is real or fake, instead of holding a $20 bill for example, in the light to see if it’s real, I would make an app that would you your androids camera light to beam a bright light through the bill for a second or 2, and then it’ll analyze the bill to see if it can spot the watermarks, and tell you if the bill is real or not

  • Ever since Google dropped the API that the My Maps editor used from Google Maps, I haven’t found an app to create and edit Google maps from my phone. So that would be the first thing I would attempt to create.

  • I would like to develop an app for people who don’t have pay TV.  They add shows to their list and the app will tell them where they can get the content like amazon vod, hulu, zune, etc.  

  • I want an app that let’s me easily settle up with friends. We go on trips a lot and someone usually buys all of one thing or the other and trying to figure out how much each person owes another is annoying.

  • Anonymous

    Apps which focus towards classic pen and paper role playing games…. I’ve said to much already….

  • It is too bad that there is no port and OS level integration of REXX, like the Amiga OS had.  That would be awesome for adding back end script based automation to overall user functionality.  I used to get more functional crap done that way versus jumping from app to app manually.  Google How about it, add REXX integration in to future Android OS builds? 

  • I have a car that has a hands-free Bluetooth calling feature. Thing is, I always either A.) Forget to turn on my Bluetooth, or B.) Forget to turn it off when I get out of the car. This ends up affecting my battery life. 

    I want an app that can determine when a certain Bluetooth device is seeking out your phone, and your Bluetooth isn’t turned on, it detects that the Bluetooth isn’t on, and turns it on. On the other hand, whenever you get out of the car and the Bluetooth request is gone, the phone switches the Bluetooth back off. 

    Probably not possible due to the fact Bluetooth would already have to be on for this to work, but whatever. I dream big. 🙂 

  • Anonymous

    I say either pocket god be ported to android or an app that keeps track of your specific car’s gas mileage and where to find the cheapest gas. All in one app.

    Thanks for the chance, guys!

    • Pocket God is already on Android 😛

      • Anonymous

        Oh. My. Buddha. Thanks for telling me!!! 😀

  • Droid1294

    id like an app that can track someone at all times. 

  • apps that are missing from the market…
    1)i would like to see a fully customizable keyboard app where you can place the buttons where you want, id call it “Your Keyboard”
    2) i would like an app editor, for us users with apps that dont quite fit with the theme of our phone we can theme our own apps on the go, id call it “Dream Theme-er”
    3)i would also like to see (if there is one i apologize i havent seen it) a voice translator app that would record a voice and translate it to different languages, id call it “voice translator” (<— not my best work on the name haha)
    4)Finally i would love to see a depository where devs can post roms themes and fixes to users through an app so we can stay up to date on our rooted goodies, instead of searching the forums for the latest version, id call it "root updater"

  • I want to see an amusement park map/locator. so when youre at disneyland you could see instantly where everyone in your party is so you can all leave at the same time and maybe meet up for lunch.

  • Sam Shedd

    I really want a good app to send links, phone numbers, ect, between my xoom, my droid, and my PC. Like chrome to phone, except backwards and between phones.

  • Anonymous

    Geocaching with NFC stickers.

  • Mike Brooks

    An app to quickly pull National Weather service storm data, meso-scale reports, etc., and view radar from multiple sites including the NWS layer maps. This would be great for storm chasers. Also, an app to give gps based information to motorcyclists, like local dealers and service stations, dual sport trails, etc. And lastly, maybe an app for tracking motorcycle trail rides that would tie in with google maps.

  • Adianlorenzana

    I think there should be an app that can tell a specific note instantly 🙂

  • a working facebook app

  • Anonymous

    A good Peggle competitor and an app for my university.

  • Pouxonu

    I would like an app for all to download that would show how many units a day android outsells iphone  or showing a ticker where the market is closing in on the app store kind of like new years but way better

  • RIT Quidditch

    A Quidditch game!

  • Josh Kramer

    A polished app that does location based notifications and doesn’t kill the battery.

  • marley

    From reviews of the Xperia, I would like there to be an app that uses the shoulder buttons for use of the camera.
    Still waiting for Netflix for Xoom. More app support for Xoom…

  • tlspatt

    An application manager or start-up program manager to really keep all the bloatware and other apps on your phone from constantly running and re-starting of their own volition.

  • App for folk + their children that have food allergies – peanut, egg, etc. What is in what food?

    App for folk with fast-food restaurant nutrition and ingredient information for folk w/ food allergies.

  • Mark Woods

    I want a disc golf course directory app.

  • Mark Woods

    I want a disc golf course directory app.

  • I’d want to create a work out app called “Random Dancing.” It’s suggested that everyone needs 30 minutes of exercise a day. But why do this all at once? How about randomly through out the day? I’ll probably create a service to go with it that will sit in the background (small footprint), and it will pick random times, and then it will randomly yell at you and start playing cool work out music! 🙂 

  • I would like to see more professional level applications, music creation, art creation, business process, workflow and business integration apps, system diagnostic/forensic and real time monitoring apps, specific profession apps, medical, engineering, construction, language training and general education apps.  These types of apps will help take Android and the current mobile computing platforms to the next level.   

    But what I personally want to see, is a completely voice based Android based personal assistance.  One that verbally wakes me up, provides me with my day agenda (allowing me to make scheduling adjustments verbally) and will hunt the web for pertinent news and speak out the relevant headlines (and whole articles when requested) while I eat my breakfast (partially prepared by my Android based device which is controlling my simple kitchen appliances). Is that too much to ask for? 😉

  • Anonymous

    I would like to see an app that helps pair beer with food.  Forget wine.  It would contain information about local craft brews and larger brewers.

  • Dave

    An app for sales professionals to track transaction.

  • Anonymous

    I would love to see an app that allows users to look up beers rated by users.

  • I work in the medical field, and one of the things I hate is paper in the office. I am considering developing an app right now that would streamline the check-in paperwork for a doctor’s office by making it electronically available on a tablet that a patient can use while waiting for the doctor. If the patient finishes the paperwork before seeing the doctor, they can watch video content about certain conditions, procedures or products that might be of interest (I work in the eye care part of the medical business) instead of reading old, battered copies of LHJ or SI from five years ago. I think that there needs to be more of an effort to develop for tablets, especially in Android because of the openness of the platform and what I expect will be a surge of low-cost tablets in the future that can be bought up en masse for this kind of purpose.

  • Justinoliver

    Would like a app for make magizine articles.

  • A beer pouring app.

  • Jtanacredi

    I would tell you the apologize I think needs to be in there but I need to keep it a secret so i can make it without anyone taking my idea!

    But it’s going to awesome

    • Jtanacredi

      App…. Lol. Stupid spellcheck

  • Anonymous

    I would like a basic journal app that you could add quick notes with date and times to and it would upload to say dropbox. Most current ones seem way too complicated or dont update/sync correctly if you reinstall.

  • Justin Coleman

    Apps that I think that are mass transport app. Lets you plan a journey from dot to dot using public transport or car. Could also be used to plan a trip from home to overseas. Links to popular travel sites. Uses places to link up with travel. For example trip to Italy fom UK what forms of travel, places to stay and see on route.

  • Jl92880

    An App Inventor App for the Xoom 😮  Other apps…..more kid applications.  My son is autistic and it seems there are a lot more apps on the iPad then Android.  An app like Magic Piano would be awesome as well.

  • Tex

    Boring I know, but I’d like to create a baseball scoring/stats program for my little league team.

    • Perfect example of the power of App Inventor. You can do it easily. AND twitter the averages or other information. AND connect to other Apps… perhaps parents of the little sluggers. 

      • Tex

        Thanks, I hope it’s easy. So far I’ve only made the cat meow in the inventor tutorial…

  • We need some apps to enable communication or the ability to stream to devices like an Xbox 360 or system of choice.

    Also more applications for musicians and vocalists on the go, some working in tandem with a line in and line out plug, through the headphone jack, for instance. The i*hone users have a lot of tools already to pull from in the musician and vocalist area, so I think someone should step up in for Android apps in this area.

  • Michael Lee

    A garage door opener application

  • Brian J

    What perfect timming! I’ve just set myself up with App Inventor this week.
    After many rejections trying to convince the developers of some of my favorite iphone apps to port over to Android, and getting shut down over and over due to the “lack of demand” for Android apps, I’ve taken matters into my own hands!
    First and foremost, there is a huge lack ofgood business applications for Android. For example, an app that takes decent notes with the ability to do some basic formatting. Also, a functional Sharepoint browser app (the currrent options are dismal)
    Second, we need to see some better games. I’d leave this one to the big game developers, probably a bigger challenge than I can take on with App Inventor. But people, the gaming world does not end when you get to Angry Birds! We need more games!
    Third, well, I guess I don’t have a third right now, but that’s a good start!

    Cheers Droid Life! Thanks for giving some love to the little people!

  • SCK

    And app game that shows the android eating the forbidden iphone apple which causes phones all across the land to not be stock anymore. He must meet the “rooters” to help save phones from bloatware, make it through locked boot loaders, build a huge droid army and save the android world. Lol it would be epic.

  • Anonymous

    An app that senses when I need a “drink” by analyzing my tone of voice!!!

  • Nathaniel Watkins

    I don’t know if App Inventor would allow me to create an app that does this, because it seems like it may be system level or involve closed source code, but here goes:

    I’d really like an app that allows both my personal and work Google Voice accounts to coexist on the same device.  Or to even take it a little farther, I would like to be able to toggle something and be signed into all my work accounts, or toggle to sign into all my personal accounts.

  • iamaLlama

    Some sort of project management app would be rockin!

  • Brett Henderson

    I am only 15 years old and love the android community. I really want to make a app using my nexus s. I want to be able to make a data transfer app using NFC, So the phone uses less power and less time than bluetooth data transfers

  • Handheldtech

    I would love to make an app to support our Keeping Kids Fit program that would provide children with healthy tips, fitness tracking, and fitness/nutrition ideas.

  • crstamps2

    A way to catalog anything at home by upc scanning would be awesome. And integrate it with a way to give an option to sell it on some sort of market.

  • Noah424

    There are a couple home beer brewing apps out there, but I’ve found them buggy.  I’d build a pretty darn detailed beer brewing app that a homebrewer can use to input recipes, brewing sessions and also allow for comments/pictures on the finished product that can be uploaded to facebook or other social networking sites.

    I know its probably beyond my programming experience, but who knows.  An app that has a widget for common things you carry around and allows you to hit a button (symbolizing the item) when you set it down.  Then the next day when you are hungover and can’t remember where you put it, the app would bring up a small map that would allow you to track it down.

    An app that automatically, a few days before you need to make a haircut appointment, calls the salon or barber shop and automatically makes the appointment for you AND adds it to your calendar.

  • Aaron Sys-Admin

    First, as a system administrator, I would love an app that directly interfaces with VMware servers.  I don’t recall if Citrix has an android app, but I know for WinMo they had an app that worked wonders, and i*fail owners also had an excellent app.  To be able to remotely manage servers without using a remote desktop application would be phenominal.  This would make Android a big hit for an enterprise solution as well as I know that BlackBerry still holds a large percentage of enterprise contracts due to their firm environment for Enterprise policy.

    As odd as this sounds, I would like an app that allows an interface to the original ipods and the docks.  Philips created a dock for my 5th gen ipod nano that allows me to control (and see on the remote) my ipod menu.  Then I could control just about every piece of geek technology in my house from my android phone.

    Lastly,aanother app that would be great is an app that uses facial recognition from the camera and allows you to tag friends in photos simply through facial recognition software.

    • Noah424

      There is the Citrix Receiver app.  Trying to get on a pilot so that I can use my tablet for work.

  • kinndog

    A app the lets me upgrade my phone to the newest out!

  • Bryc

    More game aids are needed. 🙂

  • One click root, ROM, and overclock suite.

  • Lodidarkening

    An app that I think is missing from the market is the following:
    A typing speed testing app.  Basically I invision an app that allows people to test their speed, accuracy and overall reliability of different keyboards available to the android.  This would hopefully give you an accurate measure of which keyboards work best for you.  There would also be leaderboards that you can submit your scores to to see which keyboards are the most popular / best and allow you to show off your thumb muscles to the rest of the world. 

  • Jamie Dushin

    The market needs more educational games for kids.  I’ve found some good ones like Super Why and Monkey Preschool, but there could definitely be more.

  • Tesseract 3

    An affordable screen reader for the blind that truly reads everything on the screen (talkback, kickback, soundback, etc are not enough). There are some that are about 100, but they might not even work all that well. Apple offers a real screen reader stock. A comprehensive, affordable one for android would keep my two blind brothers from buying an iphone.

  • Anonymous

    I would love this book. My dad recently died and had no insurance so now I need a way to make money to help pay for all the bills. I’m only 21 by the way. But anyway I would create more honeycomb apps to give more recognition to tablets. I’m sick of seeing Apple fan boy sites bash honeycomb cuz of the number of apps. I wanna shit them up animate some awesome effing apps. Please pick me!

  • A_dubb31

    We need more RPGs to start. You can never have to many quality apps no matter what type!

  • Michael

    I want an app that will root my Thunderbolt phone for me. That would be amazing!

  • regor412

    There needs to be better translator apps, possibly an AR one that shows you in real time what a different language says

  • Dukester1

    Apps for educators: class scheduling, grade books, attendance

    dukester1 at gmail dot com

  • DROID OMEGA

    A apk that syncs my app information and status

  • I’d make a homescreen widget that shows you your minutes used/left for your current month’s billing, similar to Verizon’s own widget that shows only data usage (almost useless for people with unlimited plans).

  • Caleb Litten

    A iPhone app emulator that would crown android the best phone os if all time

  • Keith schumaker

    i would like to make an app that automaticly deletes my old rom manager downloads so i stop getting the sd card is full messages when i go to update cm7. that and a better tv streaming app. all the ones i have tried suck.

  • RUKKUS

    I wish there was a high quality music production app so I could make beats on the go.

  • Anthony Lamberto

    an app that can better do facebook chat. because all the apps lose my chat history in the middle of them with  a pop up (push) notification feature. 
    a pop up (push) notification feature for google voice sms.

  • Anthony Lamberto

    an app that can better do facebook chat. because all the apps lose my chat history in the middle of them with  a pop up (push) notification feature. 
    a pop up (push) notification feature for google voice sms.

  • Hulu. I mean come on already…….

  • PDF editor, that’s what I really want to make.

  • Khrair

    A background app that can identify and turn info from texts and emails into smart links. For example. If someone lists a time and/or location,you can click on it to add it to your calendar automatically or map it on Google maps instantly. A better way to integrate all of your phone capabilities to work more like your brain.

  • Oh man, I would love to win this!

    I’d like either a way to make the dock icons bigger (wider) or an app that allows you to create custom dock backgrounds right there on your phone (like simple text does for icons).

  • JedH

    An app that helps me remember things!

  • JedH

    An app that helps me remember things!

  • Atk97fb

    an app that would categorize and organize your clothes and shoes and pick a perfect match for the occasion

  • Anonymous

    I’m an architect I would like to see more architectural apps, especially going out to the field or quickly looking and editing drawings/ pdfs.

  • 6spdsurfer

    A home replacement app catered specifically to people who like a minimalist screen

  • Anonymous

    A list app that works the way i think – nonsequentially

  • Devator22

    I would make a decent meatboy clone. Just a brutally difficult platformer. As far as I know, I there’s nothing like That on there.

  • Devator22

    I would make a decent meatboy clone. Just a brutally difficult platformer. As far as I know, I there’s nothing like That on there.

  • I actually have a working demo that I made with App Inventor of an app that I think would be useful. It will automatically reply to text messages that ask “Where are you?” with your approximate location, and will text pre-selected numbers of your location when you get within X miles of your destination. Could probably use this book to polish it up a lot though!.

  • Lorneshumak

    I would like to see an ap that will fill out forms on web pages and other spa.

  • Invalidbassist

    As a fan if Max/MSP I would like to see more max interfacing apps… Or just one… The one that I make!

  • Djanusp

    An app on the market made by me.

  • A Tank game that has two thumb controls to control the tracks and the gyroscope to control the gun. I haven’t seen anything similar too it yet.

  • Eric Kubbe

    I would like to see an app what will play digital copy. I have so many and would like to play them on my Droid. 

  • Leearmijo91

    We should have a my phone kicks your i#hones ass app. Where it insults iphone users and their crappy excuse for a phone

  • Anonymous

    I think movie streaming apps (a monthly service) are surprisingly absent from the market. Hopefully Google takes care of it, or I will with my fancy new book.

  • Squishyteeth

    i would like to see a app that would allow me to take pictures of people and tag names to them and upload them to the cloud so everyone had access to the database, then when you meet someone or go to a convention you can run the app with the camera and will try to match the people or persons to the data base and will let you know their name. no more forgetting names.

  • I think we’re missing a social organizer. Something that lets you import calendars and then it tells you when your select group of friends all have a time slot available so you can plan something on the fly.

  • Brent Friedeman

    An application that would allow for on the fly video editing (some sort of smart editor), and distribution to allow for more free lance news reporting.

  • Clearly the apps missing from the market are the ones i would make using this guide i hope to win

  • Kevin

    An app that can sync with foursquare, facebook, place, etc. to let you know what grocery (or other) stores are most busy to help avoid long lines.

  • Jon52772

    I would like to see a way to download maps from google to my phone and make calls over my tablet

  • BigUps

    As an avid fantasy sports game player, I’ve never understood why there isn’t an app that allows you to create your team, scoring system and give you push notifications when your players do something good.

    The app should support all major sports.

  • Ldakota66

    Apps that teach you how to build apps!  Please please please pick me!  🙂

  • im actually trying to find a coder to work with me to build an app to use dropbox as a cloud for music. Sure theres amazon but not everyone likes amazon and unless you buy an album you dont get much space. Were not sure where googles cloud will take us yet. you can make a dropbox folder on ur phone which will play the music but only one at a time and a limited ui. What i need is to figure out how to build an app to input ur dropbox info and bam cloud music on dropbox. perfect amount of music for that morning run or whatever you like to jam to.

  • im actually trying to find a coder to work with me to build an app to use dropbox as a cloud for music. Sure theres amazon but not everyone likes amazon and unless you buy an album you dont get much space. Were not sure where googles cloud will take us yet. you can make a dropbox folder on ur phone which will play the music but only one at a time and a limited ui. What i need is to figure out how to build an app to input ur dropbox info and bam cloud music on dropbox. perfect amount of music for that morning run or whatever you like to jam to.

  • There are two things I’m missing really…
    1) Offline maps that include trails for National Parks. So you can find where you are when you are in the middle of nowhere and no signal.
    2) Book/CD/DVD/BluRay/MediaEtc cataloging app similar to Delicious Monster library on mac.

  • There are two things I’m missing really…
    1) Offline maps that include trails for National Parks. So you can find where you are when you are in the middle of nowhere and no signal.
    2) Book/CD/DVD/BluRay/MediaEtc cataloging app similar to Delicious Monster library on mac.

  • Jaredmoore47

    There definitely needs to be a browser app that can find text on a page similar to the ctrl+f function on a desktop.

    Also, I would like to make a good app for http://www.droidfiles.us which was created by a contact of mine, and i am an author of, and is a file hosting site that is designed to get noobs started by providing them with instructions on how to get going and for experienced users to find files they need.

  • Shpiders

    How about an app that let’s you keep stats for your local sports teams – Liitle league, soccer, rec league basketball, ultimate frisbee, etc.

  • Dan

    Man I would love this.  I know nothing about coding but recently got into it after I saw the Coding Green Robots post a month or so ago.  The Market needs some UNIQUE games which one day I hope to create. 

  • I would like to see more apps for Honeycomb, not just scaled up phone apps.

  • Parm289

    – Sports score app that is clean, fast, and customizable.  I want an app that I can open and come directly to a simple list of today’s scores for my favorite team – no junk or other menus/interfaces.

    – Better app that aggregates messaging accounts, info, and inboxes.  Obviously this is part of motoblur but it would be great to have an app, similar to the sports suggestion above, that displays a simple feed of recent emails, texts, facebook messages, tweets, etc all in one screen with the requisite reply/like/follow options.  The app would use Twitter and FB APIs to interact with those (and other) services.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  • The350zWolf

    What about an app that counts cards when at a blackjack table?? On a serious side an app that would let you know if someone, anyone, is trying to break and hack into your phone.

  • I would want an app that would allow me to sync the setting on apps and progress on games between my xoom and my phone. I’m pretty sure thats possible.

  • Itw1127

    I would love an app that could stream international wrestling and mixed martial arts from japan

  • sancho

    i’ve been wanting to learn to build an app to keep track of orders placed, ready, shipped, etc. i’m on step 4 of learn java in 24 hrs, but app inventor seems like it may be the way to go…

  • Anonymous

    I would LOVE an app that would let me remotely punch into work so I can get a few extra minutes to snooze in the morning!

  • allan

    I’d like to make an app for people who are in extreme couponing lol.
    It shows them what stores are doing what sales and how Much. It would even have a build in coupon discount calculator.

    Maybe an app to let me win something?

  • Dru Pinkerton

    I want to made an app that reflects the idea of Motorola’s Ring Lights, Club Lights, & Event Lights. I have been hacking phones since I was 14 back when I got my LG VX8000. I have always been a Verizon customer and could never get Seem Edit to work with CDMA Motorola phones. I love flashing lights so would love to make a app like it! 

  • I need an wiki-editing app that works with whatever MediaWiki site URL I punch into it.

  • Qqeyes

    The market needs a good wallpaper sorting, organizing, managing, and setting app. I believe wallpaper is a really big deal on android phones. The few wallpaper management apps on the market are small scale and don’t have a lot of realized functionality. I’d like a lightweight app with all the functionality needed to manage and automatically set wallpapers out of a huge library, perhaps based upon work or weekend profiles.

  • OK, that was funny. I think you can do most of that with some of the examples. 

  • An app to make my kids behave.  🙂

  • k3v72

    And app to tell me when my favorite bands are playing within a certain radius from my location.

  • Noahkrus

    I want to see a supermarket chain enhance the features of those
    clubs(Winn Dixie Cards) they make you sign up for. For instance, I would like
    to have a log in and password for the grocery website.  This would
    allow me to get a list of everything I have purchased.  From this I
    would like an expansion; I would like this website to then give me
    suggested recipes based on what I bought at the store, with tools to
    filter recipes (healthy, no beans, etc).  Then, since it is planning my
    dinners, the website would know when I am getting low on something and
    automatically add it to my shopping list on my smartphone.  I would like to have a smartphone app for this store that
    interacts with the NFC in my smartphone and automatically brings up the
    store app when I enter the store.  It could then give me access to the
    coupons(normally in the front of the store), suggested items to get(to
    make recipes it thinks I like based on the website), and a search
    feature for items(search: garbanzo beans – returned: isle 4 2nd shelf). 
    this idea could be expanded even further it was just what I thought up
    last night when I was trying to go to bed

  • i would like to see a quality weight recorder.

  • Missing a baby app.  One to monitor EVERYTHING about your newborn.  Feeding schedule, diaper changes, nap schedule, etc…..

    • Tex

      Good luck with that “nap schedule”, mine were anything but on a schedule…

  • An app that would let me come up with snarky comebacks to people with iPhones, I have too many friends with iPhone I am always trying to convert them to androidism.

  • Tyler Vallely

    An app to root your phone in one touch and wifi tether. We should also get an app so you can pick your phone and see all the available roms. Then I would have to say a good weather app.

  • Jlaurence24

    An app to unlock Motorola phones!

  • orion11

    I want an app that writes books about making apps.

    I want an app that writes the best comments on droid life threads.

  • MC67

    Fire dept hydraulic calculator

  • More apps that synchronize with your contacts!

  • smark

    An improved Facebook app, so much more could be done with it than what they’re doing, such as tablet integration.

  • Jgrizz

    puzzle app.  you take a picture with the phone camera and it instantly creates the puzzle for your enjoyment

  • Anonymous

    I’d love to see an “Unlock bootloader” app

  • Chris Attia

    I think the biggest app shortage in the Android Market is Games. I mean sure, We have games like Angry Birds, Words with Friends, even some Classics like Tetris and Duck Hunt, but in reality, even with emulation, Gaming is very limited to either the casual gamer, or it’s something that’s been done before. What we need are fresh, new games.

  • I am a resident assistant working in the Residence Halls on campus at Boise State. We are looking into using tablets to do our room condition reports, before move-in and after move-out, as well as an app that would allow for notes and pictures and drop downs for when we have incidents on campus. We have to record names, rooms, times, as well as if alcohol was present, or drugs, or weapons, and other information along those lines and then right a report. So, it would be nice if the app could take some of that info down out of a picture or the tap of a button.

  • Rme25

    AAn app for showing historic parks and battle sites

  • corey haynes

    We need an app that lets you know how much you get your product for, how much you should sell it at and what kind of profit you made off of it. And it would also keep track of your inventory.

  • Anonymous

    an app that allows you to run adb from another android phone(with the jdk and the adk installed to sd card of course :)…. and if you want to get extra crazy why not include a full battery of dev tools similar to the one packaged in CCROMS

  • A photo widget similar to HTC’s photo widget where you can flick through all your photos without having to open an app. And in general just better looking apps, more refined..

  • Nburnett

    I want an all inclusive app to keep track of trips with car mileage and the ability to easily digitize receipts to create expense reports seamlessly and easily.

  • skycolter

    I would like an app that would be an actual tutorial on how to work your phone. I have a droid incredible and plan to give it to my dad. I would like for him to be able to just open up an app and have it run through everything that the phone could do. If he has a question he can just open up the app and find the specific question that he has. I think this would work for grandmas as well. Ease of use I think is the big difference between Android and other OS’s.

  • Anonymous

    Being a student  who uses their phone as an alarm clock, I would love an alarm clock app that would be able to adjust my set alarm time based on whether or not I have a snow day or delay.

  • Rodrigo

    computer mouse app, using the camera as a way to track xy positions

  • apuffer

    I need an app that preheats my oven…

  • I would like an app that is password protected that has all your information that you need to carry with you in your wallet, id, drivers license, insurance info, vehicle registration, car insurance info, etc. The possibilities are endless and if they were used nationwide police officers could quickly run info rather than deal with pieces of paper and drivers license cards. I would also like a Seinfeld soundboard app because Seinfeld is the best show ever. lol

  • risenashes

    What’s missing??  A proper financial check book app that lets you budget, amortorize, and invest

  • beck

    I’d like to see music app that links up with YouTube So when you play your music you can also watch the music video

  • Scott Willenborg

    1.   An App that would tell me where my wife is at all times.  On more than one occasion my wife is some where she shouldn’t be, like the shoe store or right behind me when I am saying something about my mother-in-law.  Perhaps a proximity alarm that beeps faster and faster the closer she gets… sort of like all zombies should have.  It could be called something like “Sh, sh… here she comes dude” or “Ixnay on the Other-in-law-may”.  It should also come with an icon of a car part or a comic book persona.
    2.  An App that hides my location from my wife at all times.  On more than one occasion my wife has asked how bowling was tonight in her sweetest, most innocent voice.  I’ll replay that it was fine, Larry shot a 450 (or what-ever it is you bowlers shoot) and she’ll inform me that someone saw me at “The Razzle Dazzle” or “The Bottom’s Up”.  Now I am a connoisseur of fine dancing as much as the next guy so who the hell is narc-ing me off to my wife??  I can only assume that an app that shows me at the bowling field or at the “Senior Citizen Home for Mentally Unstable” while I read to them, would be of great use to all mankind.If I don’t win one of these books then I expect the person who does to get off his high horse of moral judgment and write these two apps now.  I have a bachelor party coming up in Vegas and I REALLY need one or better yet both of these apps.  I only ask a small “idea fee”.

    Thanks. 

    If I don’t win one of these books then I expect the person who does to get off his high horse of moral judgment and write these two apps now.  I have a bachelor party coming up in Vegas and I REALLY need one or better yet both of these apps.  I only ask a small “idea fee”.

    Thanks. 

    • Anonymous

      1. Google Latitude
      2. Cyanogen and his new feature to deny all apps your location
      3. Divorce your wife. Sounds like you don’t like her anyways.

      • Scott Willenborg

        3.  An App that automatically applies [sarcasm][/sarcasm] or [joke][/joke] brackets to all my posts.

        • Hahaha. Priceless response. 

          • Scott Willenborg

            4. An App that generates “Thank You”s automatically.

            5. An App that calculates an actual value to priceless items… really in this economy we really can’t afford priceless anything, let alone responses.  Come on Jason, you create the App and I’ll collect the money.

            6.  You know, now that I think about it, an App that allows you to take a picture of yourself in what you’re currently wearing and it analyzes it and let’s you know if you look stupid before you leave the house.  I was at a local bike night last night and there was a TON of people that could use that App.  I’m looking at you Mr. Shorts and Leather Chaps.

          • Scott Willenborg

            4. An App that generates “Thank You”s automatically.

            5. An App that calculates an actual value to priceless items… really in this economy we really can’t afford priceless anything, let alone responses.  Come on Jason, you create the App and I’ll collect the money.

            6.  You know, now that I think about it, an App that allows you to take a picture of yourself in what you’re currently wearing and it analyzes it and let’s you know if you look stupid before you leave the house.  I was at a local bike night last night and there was a TON of people that could use that App.  I’m looking at you Mr. Shorts and Leather Chaps.

          • Scott Willenborg

            4. An App that generates “Thank You”s automatically.

            5. An App that calculates an actual value to priceless items… really in this economy we really can’t afford priceless anything, let alone responses.  Come on Jason, you create the App and I’ll collect the money.

            6.  You know, now that I think about it, an App that allows you to take a picture of yourself in what you’re currently wearing and it analyzes it and let’s you know if you look stupid before you leave the house.  I was at a local bike night last night and there was a TON of people that could use that App.  I’m looking at you Mr. Shorts and Leather Chaps.

    • Scott Willenborg

      Note to self… make sure all future contest entries are split into multiple entries and post as many time as I can in the alloted time frame.

      Wait, can we get an App for that??

    • Angelrod111

      1. Mobile Defense (it’s far more accurate than latitude)

      2. Catch me if you can

  • an app that works like a universal remote control, or an app that screen captures without the need to be rooted

  • I would like to see a college recruiting tracker. That has alerts for your school.

  • DroidX_Owner

    I would like to invent a custom-fit golf app that allows me to enter some measurements and then have the app recommend a starting point for custom-fit golf clubs.

  • An App that I would love to see made is a e-book reader that reads everything as Christopher Walken….

  • Anonymous

    Alternate Car Dock app. Tried to find a decent one today and fell flat.

  • Rob Wisco

    A feature-rich music player that can take advantage of Music Beta

  • Lancemagana

    as far as android goes the live text translator app would be great..  if only to read roach coach menu’s ;-P

  • jsuli

    lets see March madness on demand for android, actually stream live games… and ESPN watchsupport from DirecTV

  • I’d like to make an app that could perform auto backups when at home on my network. for instance set a daily schedule to backup my photos to a folder on my home computer/server when I connect to a specific WiFi.

  • Anonymous

    I want to build an app that plugs itself into an online scheduler. So I can book clients online and seamlessly integrate it with my phone or tablet. I’ve seen some but I want specific functionality out of my app. I have a developer account. (and I’ve made my own “Hello World”)… but c’mon… help a guy out here… 

  • TiVo – not just the remote, but an actual app similar to the desktop program, so you can watch stuff that’s in your now playing list, schedule recordings, etc.

  • Jsprakeg

    . Magnify = to look at small things through the camera.
    Voice lock= locks device with a command from owners voice only

  • Just a couple ideas…

    An app that combines both texting and social network messaging. I see many apps that cover one but not the other.

    A Metacritic app, with links to outside scores and reviews for all kinds of media (movies, games, books, etc.)

    An app that integrates weather into Google Maps, so I can check the forecast of a location from within Maps (touch a particular venue, find the local weather for that venue listed under the contact information, etc.)

    A Speed Fantasy Formula One app 

    A music collection app that integrates stores and prices; I can check off which albums of a particular artist I own and which I do not, and if I come to one I do not own I can check the price for it at various stores and online download services, hard copies and MP3’s.

    A guitar tabs app that features music identification, like SoundHound or Shazam. To my knowledge, a tabs app with this feature does not exist yet.

    A font identification app, that would allow me to use the phone’s camera to identify fonts on paper, a screen, etc. and then match the picture up with the actual font (Google Goggles, for fonts)

  • Kselby7

    An app that is missing from the market is an app that let’s you control all electrical appliances in your house that are plugged into a special type of outlet that communicates with an app on your phone. This would let you do anything from change the light level in a certain room or all of your house to even changing the temperature of your fridge to save some money on your electrical bill.

  • fkntwizted

    I have an idea but I don’t want to share it cause then someone might jack it and I’m out because I need to read this book first to hopefully have enough knowledge to write it…. So my app would be “the secret” ;p

  • JustinGibbs

    An app to where you can send Text Messages to people and it looks like it came from someone else!

  • AC

    I would like to make and see an app in the Market that allows Android powered devices to act as a universal remote control. Now I nees this book to help me accomplish ot please.

  • Dan

    Id LOVE to see the movie app as well…but taking it a step further(I think) would be to also include a way to quickly see what you have….what you want and to sync it up with shop savvy or something similar. And to also be able to do the same thing with book, ebooks and I guess music too….kinda like the old bberry media manager

  • Surfkru

    An app that list various web cams ( surf, traffic) by category that can be put in a widget on one of your home screens. Much like the CNN app but your choice of cams.

  • Deraj3518

    Better games like city simulators, tones for iPad and iPhone as need more tablet specific apps

  • harpo22060

    I would like that app call of duty zombies and brother in arms and rat on scooter. All good games

  • I like to see an App that converts printed text rather be hand written or printed media to the Android device so the user can copy and paste it into other apps like a Calendars, Browsers, Contacts and so on. I think it would come in really handy and I’ve never heard of any that do that.

  • I like to see an App that converts printed text rather be hand written or printed media to the Android device so the user can copy and paste it into other apps like a Calendars, Browsers, Contacts and so on. I think it would come in really handy and I’ve never heard of any that do that.

    • Anonymous

      The HTC flyer can do implementations similar to what you described with its stylus.

  • Connor Brinton

    A music generation app including multi-waveform synths with filters and an intuitive piano roll.

  • Diablochicken14

    I would like to see the stock browser in the market so Google could update it more frequently. Regular feature updates such as bookmark, history, and password sync would be killer.

  • hellaandrew

    An app that works in the background that will automatically sync all of your photos that you shot with your phone to a web service, like Picasa or Flickr. There are 2-3 apps on the market that do this, but none of them work well.

    Also, there are too many 3rd party messengers to choose from. Why can’t everyone just have ONE… =[

  • dylaqn37

    The kind that upgrade your phone. and produce beer as a byproduct.

  • king minestry

    I want to build a working WEB CAM so you can chat through your droid

  • thechriscarlson

    I’d like to see an app that scans coupons and stores them in a file, so you don’t have to carry them around with you.  Then when you get to the checkout, they can scan a code on your phone and it will automatically add the discounts for the coupons you entered.  I’d also like to see a categorization app that will do so through numerous methods, but including alphabetically, and can be exported through multiple formats.  That way, when I do an inventory on say, my record collection, not only does it add the artwork and info, but I can easily export it to an excel file or pdf file, and maybe even share it on social networks as a list.

  • The app I’m looking for i’ve actually started to produce using app inventor.  Surely it’s not something for the masses, I couldn’t find anything like it at the time. Perhaps it’s changed since.  It’s the steps for the 40 day love dare from the movie fireproof.  It’d be nice to  be able to follow the steps, link to the verses, and add notes to it as you go through it.  I’m at a stand still with my app.  It’s just a 43 page book at this point 😉

  • Srt4tl

    I want to figure out if there is a way to make an app that transmits music to a radio station… Kinda like those $80 Ipod transmitters that plug into the cig lighter in the car…

  • Nanny Cam – Set it up and record the kids and see if they are getting into trouble
    New Born Appointment App – Keeps track off the new born appointments and everything that they will have to do in the first year.

  • Quiverskeep

    I would like an app that, while you’re out and about, you can “show” your location to others. Like, let’s say I’m at dinner out. I look at the app and can “see” others nearby (within a mile maybe) and there would be the option to chat or not.

  • Coaster1313

    I would create an app that would tie in all the android websites like droid-life, phandroid, android community, and others together for quick, easy, and simple access to each websites articles. that way i dont have to launch the internet on my phone to look at the new posts that have come up. Also add video section for reviews from youtobe, and cool photos

  • Anonymous

    I think there aren’t enough customised GApps; like a themer for GMail, an integrated GMail, GVoice, and GTalk inbox, etc.

    Well, maybe there are, but I haven’t sifted through all 250,000 apps.

  • JCoons

    OH to add to my other comment. A SCREEN SHOT APP. please to the person who wins this book,(even though i hope i win it.) MAKE A SCREEN SHOT APP

  • I’m a police officer and I would like to have an app that would allow me to access our database and to be able to upload photos into reports.. yes this is a big undertaking but I think it would awesome for us..  

    • Coaster1313

      i think they are wanting ideas that everyone can use. that app would sound like only police officers would be able to use. not to usefull for every body else

    • Coaster1313

      i think they are wanting ideas that everyone can use. that app would sound like only police officers would be able to use. not to usefull for every body else

  • PLAGUES HC

     A Skype that will work using WiFi.

  • how can I delete a post? damn it I thought the first post didn’t work xD

  • Hjevetts

    An app that smiles back

  • Hjevetts

    An app that smiles back

  • Anonymous

    I’d like to see a successful inter-OS bbm clone. The only thing I miss about my blackberry. And maybe a powerful image editing app.

  • Anonymous

    I’d like to see a successful inter-OS bbm clone. The only thing I miss about my blackberry. And maybe a powerful image editing app.

  • Snolees

    I’ve got a few ideas right now, and I’m currently learning app development, this book would really help speed up the process.

  • Snolees

    I’ve got a few ideas right now, and I’m currently learning app development, this book would really help speed up the process.

  • JCoons

    Oh man well of course a DroidLife app. if there is already one then i am not hip to it yet.

    And id would love to see more apps that actually helped my productivity. More apps to keep more on track that arent super complicated. i would also love to see more practical apps. something i would use everyday. i already use my phone most of the day but its for texting and contacting people. i want something that i would be able to show off and use and make my phone the spot light. something that would like be able to make videos that i play on my phone play on a computer or a tv without a hdmi cord. Oh and something that could do better pranks. I would love an ass that could fake your caller i.d., but through text! i have an app that changes my number when i call but texting would just make it even better.

  • PTuT

    I would like to see VLC Media Player for Android. Hope one day it will become reality.

  • I think I’ve got it… I’ve been watching this project from @ruqqq “levity” which is a push service for twitter that pushes DM’s and mentions. But I’d like to take that a little bit further, like pushing tweets from specific people, or searches, or your entire timeline, if you don’t want your twitter client to waste battery… Oh! all of this using your favorite twitter client. I really like to do something like that

  • Andrew J Webber

    A full tablet sync app similar to blackberry connect or whatever they call it for the playbook. It’ll get rid of the need for tablets with data because they’ll all piggy-back on the users phone.

  • Kujayhawks77

    More academic research apps.

  • An app that keeps track of things your kids do: their heights at various ages, sports championships, etc. Like a scrapbooking app. Would be great for tablets.

  • I would love to see a culinary reference app. Something to tell you how to properly do cooking methods and what to look for as well as to tell you things like what fruits and vegetables are in season. Just a quick and intuitive reference

  • Markopolo1022

    Naked man live wallpaper!!! ..

  • I would like to see an app that calculates the amount of cheese needed to fill a certain area. For instance, how much Kraft Singles it would take to fill Dodger Stadium. Or how many blocks of Colby Cheddar it would take to fill my bathtub.

  • Dwb2210

    I am a photographer for a local newspaper and there are two that come to mind right away. A simple cut and paste video editor and an organizer for photos and media stored on my Android. 

  • Like someone said, Hulu. Also, a better push email app that doesn’t require a bunch of extra steps or crap, can work with IMAP, POP, and Gmail, and has notifications (similar to how email works on BB). 

  • Stripper/Strip club review.  You have the disneyland app that lets you see what the wait time are for the rides and you can adjust the wait times if you are inside the park.  The Stripper/strip club review will allow users to rate the club/stripper.  So when a boys night out comes around you start the app up and can see who has the best specials/talent available for that evening.

    If your club starts to fizzle fire it up and see where the newest party is.

  • Carpdm

    -PHOTO GALLERY ORGANIZER AND FOLDER RENAMING APP!
    -SOMETHING LIKE GRINDER BUT FOR STRAIGHT TO FIND FELLOW “D.T.F.” 
    -COPYRIGHT APP THAT I CAN SEND THESE IDEAS TO AND THEY WILL BE COPYRIGHTED
    -FACETIME & G.CHAT VIDEO INTERMINGLER

  • For me, I’ve always wanted a very simple note taking app, but none of the ones ive found really meet what I need from it.  something overly simple, and not so feature packed that it becomes more complex than it needs to be, and hence making it less useful for its intended purpose.

  • ImJoeNYC

    I would like to have an app for local animal shelters, such as the one in my neighborhood, so people can follow adoptions, donate, and check for news for when we won’t be there, having a special day, etc. 

    It would be fun to work on it too! I’ve tried but failed — so this book would be perfect

  • Paul Q

    I’d like to make an app to enhance my email experience. I don’t want to post it here because it’s such a great idea that I know everyone will want to steal it and make $593/year off of it. Trust me, it’s a good idea! I need the book though!

  • I’d love to see a portfolio style app for photographers that showcases photos in an easy way, with sub folders showing up as sub galleries and very fast thumbnail loading.  There’s a lot of apps that come close to this, but never that perfect portfolio style with a photographer in mind.

  • Bored154

    There needs to be more fun, useless, apps… Yea, we have a Bic lighter app, a Zippo app, but what about a dancing android? Possibly one that uses a droid you made from Androidify? 🙂 Just sayin’

  • Paul Kania

    Video game collection app like on ios!

  • comic book collection app that can scan barcodes

    im a dummy. this book was written for me!

  • darrell jordan

    Not a huge need for every one but I would like to build one for where I work.

  • linuxtrance

    i think we need some apps for professional chefs. conversion tables,  meat charts, and a ordering sheet for purveyors would be a great start.

  • @admollusc

    I’d like to create a natural family planning fertility calendar. There is one that sort of functions in this capacity, but it doesn’t include all of the possible methods.

  • Anonymous

    I’d like to see a driving app for when my brother follows me to a party and when he gets lost (he will because he’s retarded like that) he could see my cars location on his phone and stay on track

  • droidbeast

    I want a drivers license app to go along with my google wallet!  

  • Anonymous

    I have a couple of small ideas. First, an app that would cycle my 3G radio off and then on again. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had to turn Airplane Mode on and then off just to get my data working again. Another feature of that app may be to let you know whether or not your data connection really is providing you with internet, by pinging some reliable website (like droid-life.com! Or google…lol). Again, I’ve had experiences when my phone’s icons say 3G, but the internets fail to come.

    Second would be some sort of parking information app. And I’m not talking about places to park, but rather the rules surrounding certain areas. Like curb colors that aren’t red or gray. I live in Berkeley, CA and the parking rules and restrictions here are completely insane, I think it’d be nice to have a quick reference book (app) that could tell you where you could or could not park, and for how long. I’ve done most of my learning through $45 tickets of my own.

    And finally, I wish (maybe there is) there was a WiFi manager that did not automatically remember open networks you’ve connected to. My school uses a web login and whenever I walk or drive by campus my phone says, “YES! WIFI!” and connects, but then ends up having no internet access. This is fine for the most part, when I’m actually on campus, but when the phone fleetingly connects to a non-internet-connected WiFi and then turns the 3G off, it takes a frustrating while to get connected again.

    And I know nothing about making any of these, so it would be great to have a book to help get started!

  • NCF payment apps. An app for Citibank that allows you to deposit checks.

  • DigitalEnforcer

    I would love to see an app that automatically enters me into all the Droid-Life contests complete with witty answers

  • I would definitely create a retro sidescrolling action game (like metroid or contra) based on my comic book characters. Think Planet Terror but with demons/aliens and space travel 😉

  • Badservo

    I’d like to see and app that specializes in RSS feed that feature predominantly images.  Most readers aren’t flexible enough to provide an attractive interface for this type of specific browsing.

  • That app that pulls Foursquare data and shows you where the most members of the opposite sex are checked in near you. iOS has it, so why can’t Android?

  • GotFragz

    I think we need an app that will unlock bootloaders. 

  • Spacekiwi5

    I’d like to see an app that scans freecycle for items im interested in and notifies me so i can be the first to stake the claim. An app that cooked for me would be nice too.

  • Jhickman78

    how about an app that helps you keep track of your activites this would be an app for anyone who fishes a little or alot  you could keep track of the moon phases what the weather was like that day water temp what type of line, rod and bait ect ect if you fish quite a bit the you understand what Im getting at this would be great for anyone who likes bass fishing :O)

  • Pedi

    I’d like to see a media controller for my pc via my android device. Be able to control certain commands from my phone.

  • Mrcheese24

    I would like to make a really addictive rpg game with online support, it would also link with either your foursquare or scvngr in order to get exclusive items, I think something like that is the future of what games will be

  • RockNRollAres

    Media management app or a better gallery app because it clumps everything toether and doesn’t let you use list view for videos

  • Devon

    Love to see more Notification Management type apps.  I’d love to make one.

  • ok… I think I got it, I’ve been looking this project from [email protected]:twitter #levity which pushes tweets to your phone. The thing is that it just works for DMs and mentions, so I’d like to do something like that but a little more personalized, like push specific people’s tweets or searches, all this using whatever twitter client you like…             

  • Viper

    engineering apps
    a barcode storage and display app (use my phone to get into work building)

  • Anonymous

    I really want the game Tilt to Live, probably my favorite game from the fruit store. I’d also love to see a unified theme manager, sort of like CyanogenMod’s theme manager, but for any ROM, bringing standardization to android themes. (I’m running HoneyBread on CM7, love it, but I trying to use it on other ROMs is a pain, CM’s theme manager makes it very easy)

  • Garret Okamoto

    I would like to see a NCAA Football game for Android.  That is the game that I most want, even more than the Madden NFL game.  I hate that other platforms may have this game but it is not on Android.

  • An app that calculates hair growth from daily pictures and calculates when you need your next haircut.

  • I have a very rudamentary app on the market that could use some fixing up… But I cant give it away because someone will steal my thunder and it is actually doing quite well despite its lack of luster.  In other areas, android needs more fart apps and free music.

  • Official Hulu App would be nice.

  • Punkorambo

    I’d like to see some retro board games!

  • DigitalEnforcer

    I would love to see an app that does my job for me. I would basically program it to do everything that I do here at work and then let it run wild… while I keep checking Droid-Life for updates on anything android related:)

  • I’d love to see a pocket reference for the Principia Discordia.

  • Jacob Simmons

    I’d make a password manager for storing all my login information for different accounts(ex: facebook, gmail, gaming accounts, forum accounts, ect.) Maybe include something that keeps track of how long I have had the password and set a recommended create new password option.

  • Jason Purp

    – An app that gives you the funniest pictures of the internet (not crappy demotivationals, REAL funny pictures)
    – An app that has dozens of guides to modding/tips/tricks, all which can be done right from your phone

  • Anonymous

    An app that can manage my works in progress and an app that will toggle my wifi on/off at certain times.

  • Cloudsnightmare

    I would like to do an urban spoon esque idea except for thins other than food. I.E. where to go tonoght, between all the clubs/bars/movie theatres etc. Make it to where they can add places to the locations, or remove locations from their own list. Itll show drink specials for the week, cover charges etc. Make life so much easier for anyone who is a little indecisive.

  • Mtpenguin

    The biggest ‘missing’ apps for me are the ones for locked device like the xoom.  Like to enable sdcard, do backups, and other useful things that wouldn’t require the device be rooted.

    I guess what I’m suggesting is are applications that have root privileges where the device itself doesn’t have to be rooted.  With the movie offerings locking out rooted device, can’t we take some of those more powerful apps and have google approve and SUID them?

    This would involve some sort of chain of trust I suppose.

    B-)

  • Zachjen

    movie/video manager app. Haven’t found one that is any good. 

  • Anonymous

    Daily Burn app!!!

  • there are a series of small apps I would like to make for personal use.  Simple and incredibly customized registry for spending and other activities which I can export to laptop for processing.

  • Clint

    I would like to see more quality kids games to keep my young ones entertained on the road, in church, etc.  Honeycomb versions would be sweet to go with the new wifi xoom I plan on winning…

  • I think there should be an app to easily take down notes for dance patterns and export it to an excel file.  It’d be great for ballroom and social dancers alike.  I got the idea from taking a lot of salsa and bachata group classes and taking notes on the patterns we learned.

  • EricL

    Education Resource App for Teachers, a better facebook app 

  • I am looking to build a hazmat placards app, as i am always curious to what trucks are carrying when i am driving down the highway. 

  • I have an idea for a game where you launch something at a destructable tower. Within the tower would be some type of targets to destroy.  Destroy all the targets and you pass the level and unlock a new level with either less projectiles or a more difficult tower to destroy. I’ve had this idea for years now and have been trying to learn how to make it.  If only I had a book to teach me.  I’m worried someone may steal my idea before I can make it. 

  • David Rosen

    i don’t want to give my idea away, but since worst case scenario someone else can make it and i can just use their app, here goes:

    an app for record collectors that will scour various record selling marketplaces (ebay, gemm, amazon, etc) for an average price of whatever album you search for (lowest price, highest price and an average).

  • Ufbilly (-B)

    I’d like an app that would allow me to covertly take a picture of a woman and after analyzing her skin tone, features, and age it would then generate the best possible pick up line. 

  • Anonymous

    .i would like an app that analyzes the stock market trends to give me guaranteed advice on which stocks to buy. Thsn the same app will track my portfolio to guarantee i achieve Trump status.

  • shr1k3r

    Games that you want to play just because they look so pretty

  • shr1k3r

    Games that you want to play just because they look so pretty

  • Steve

    I want to make a bluetooth controller for the ps3

    • GotFragz

      That will be a huge possibility since android will soon support USB protocol. 

    • GotFragz

      That will be a huge possibility since android will soon support USB protocol. 

  • Steve

    I want to make a bluetooth controller for the ps3

  • Sirlandry

    I want a simple fighting game that pits all of the different God’s from Greek to Roman or Jesus to Allah against one another to see once and for all who the Supreme Lord is! This has been a LONG time coming!

  • Sirlandry

    I want a simple fighting game that pits all of the different God’s from Greek to Roman or Jesus to Allah against one another to see once and for all who the Supreme Lord is! This has been a LONG time coming!

  • a 2am taco bell delivery app!

  • a 2am taco bell delivery app!

  • MOTOX

    Good Games….the only good games are galcon, gameloft games, fruit ninja, and doodle jump. But there are so many more quality game applications that i could create if i knew how. I would love to bring call of duty nazi zombies to android from the iphone… 🙂

  • caseyisajim

    An app that gives you turn by turn GPS directions for free.

    • MOTOX

      google navigation?

      • caseyisajim

        Google has navigation?

  • Disney Freak 88

    A good news app that has multiple sources for different subjects (basically google news in app form but I don’t like the stock one.). A deviantart app that and chrome for android. I really want that.

  • kruback

    More food/cooking apps.

  • Angryunibrow

    Punch Buggy App!

    Lets bring this simple kids game we used to play while driving in the car, see a VW bug and punch your siblings and say punch buggy.

    Lets bring this to the 2011 era, make an app where you could take a picture of a VW bug send it to your buddy and get a point! the app would keep score and what not…

    LOL, no I’m not drunk….yet…. 😛

    Punch buggy BLUE!

  • James Murphy

    Hulu.

  • Anonymous

    Something to connect phones and tablets so when I go home and drop my phone in the charger I can sit with the tablet without having to constantly switch back to the phone to handle calls, texts, notifications etc. Only one decent one around in my opinion. (Sync SMS) but need one that will be able to compete with Blackberry bridge and whatever HP comes up with in their Touchpad webOS syncing solution. 

  • Vanessa Renee

    I would like to have a checkbook app that can sync to another phone, so my husband and I could always see our bank balance and both keep it up to date.

  • Anonymous

    recent apps history cleaner.  Like when you first turn on your phone and their are no recent apps opened…

  • HeavyC

    Coming from a Trekkie, I would love to see a well done lcars app for phone and tablet.  Maybe even a Honeycomb specific version for even more depth. 

  • Psipher

    an app for finding more giveaways like this one 🙂

  • Bread Melon

    A searchable videogame database. From the 2600 to the 3DS and everything in between

  • Android needs a database app.  If I win, I plan to begin working on creating Android’s first DBMS.  Yes, it will have to be compatible with SQLServer and mySQL.  It’s what I need – and need always brings forth the best inventions.

  • Jbrew78

    I would just like to see apps with better widgets. I have yet to find a twitter app with a really good widget…

  • Justjosh4

    I’d love an app that would cook me food!

  • I’ve already made 3 apps (one for my improv group, one for my work, and one on the market for a sports blog I read), and I enjoy the process. That being said, I’d really love to improve my skills as a developer. I feel like in the market, there are several areas that can be filled, more specifically with personal efficiency (power worker apps). I know this blog features a great number, but there’s still plenty more out there.

    More importantly, websites are still being lazy in implementing mobile-friendly sites. Apps that make those sites mobile-friendly (either the easy way or the hard way) are also great – think a better version of ESPN or other major sites. 

  • 11knives

    I have some good ones, but I’d need every Droid Life follower sign a confidentiality agreement first. ; )

    Give me a book you won’t be disappointed!! 

  • I’d like to make an app that can control another Android device. Would come in handy if your tablet is plugged into your TV through HDMI out. Or if you wanted to something on your phone from your tablet.

  • Anonymous

    The app I’ve most wanted to see is simple: A video capture app. This app would allow the user to record any screen, whether in an app or game, or just simply record the home screens(for perhaps demoing an app or game, or what have you). The recording would be in .AVI or other supported file formats. Of course it would beg the question, is my device powerful enough to handle such a screen capture recording app? With the Droid X, this should be possible. But dual-core devices, like the the Targe should be able to handle this task with ease.

    Thanks!

  • bennette

    Apps missing – 
    > financial mgmt apps (i.e., competitors to mint)
    > non root apps that can improve tweaking your phone (sounds, wallpaper, icons, etc.)

  • Anonymous

    So many ideas, I don’t have a concrete one now – but I think these books would help!

  • Aaron

    More funny cats!

  • Michael

    Android alarm clock tied to my coffee maker.

  • Anonymous

    DIY/Home, computer, vehicle repair like how to tie a tie app.

  • latenight

    A bundle of apps for MDs.

  • Patrick H

    I want an app that can mimic Mac OSX’s expose feature!
    Disclaimer: NOT an Apple fanboy, I just think that feature is nice.

  • Chuck Stacey

    I need an app that will let me create invoices and email them to customers.  Also it would allow for signature capture.  I can’t find it for any device.  And it seems so simple.  Send me a book and I will get to work on it. 🙂

  • Techsniffer

    I would like to see an app that learns your daily travel routine and saves frequent stops so you can then label and save them for later use or integrate some of the numerous check-in apps to hit those spots. Yes I understand there are several apps that do thing similar to this, but I dont feel any of them do it “well”

  • I think there need to be more location based apps or community driven apps. Something you can use to find out where Community beautification projects that need help, Non profits that need volunteers, Organizations could post to the app and it would filter based on your location.

  • I think there need to be more location based apps or community driven apps. Something you can use to find out where Community beautification projects that need help, Non profits that need volunteers, Organizations could post to the app and it would filter based on your location.

  • Erik

    I would like to see more “do it yourself apps”. Apps that contain generalized instructions for simple home (possibly car) improvement projects. Which also possibly can provide rough references to where you can shop around for the parts or materials that are needed for the job.

  • Revenge Pigs! where the story goes in reverse and the pigs are going after the birds.

  • Erik

    I would like to see more “do it yourself apps”. Apps that contain generalized instructions for simple home (possibly car) improvement projects. Which also possibly can provide rough references to where you can shop around for the parts or materials that are needed for the job.

  • Anonymous

    media library management.  The ones on the market are sloppy and unproffesional and no auto options. 

  • Anonymous

    media library management.  The ones on the market are sloppy and unproffesional and no auto options. 

    • Anonymous

      Try doubletwist. Its a fantastic option, google music seems to be pretty good too (and you know google, it’ll only get better).

      • Anonymous

        I meant more along the lines as a library of your dvd’s and games that you own.  There is only one app that i missed with my ipod (i have no reason to use it anymore, i have netflix and google music on my evo!), and that is an app called “movies”.  It was a coverflow or shelves type of record of your dvd’s/blu rays… it’s clean.  Very proffessional and easy to use.  Type in the name of the movie… it pulls up via imdb or whichever you choose… googles cover art images… then BAAM.  Its in.  I suggest googling it and checking it out. 

  • I’d like an app that can periodically search eBay listings and alert me for items on my ‘want’ list.

  • I’d like an app that can periodically search eBay listings and alert me for items on my ‘want’ list.

  • Guest

    There should be an app on how to create apps

  • Guest

    There should be an app on how to create apps

  • Actually I came across an idea for an app today.Block individual apps from sending notifications. Probably not possible but just a random idea when something was bugging me.

    Additionally I need to make some for my coworkers that calculate volumes of drilled piers and classify soils.

  • Actually I came across an idea for an app today.Block individual apps from sending notifications. Probably not possible but just a random idea when something was bugging me.

    Additionally I need to make some for my coworkers that calculate volumes of drilled piers and classify soils.

  • Adam R.

    I would like a launcher app for honeycomb tablet.

  • Stauffy

    I just put in sod at our new place a couple of months ago, and I thought for sure there would be an app to help me figure out the square footage of our irregularly shaped yard, but I was never able to find anything. I thought maybe something using GPS? So that’s what I’d like to see 🙂

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  • I was thinking the other day it’d be really awesome to help out some local radio stations around here. Make an app that plays the radio station no matter where you are, and has a calendar built into it to share community events, etc. I live in a great community and want to help out!

  • More feature rich voice command app, app that you can set to tell other apps what to do under certain conditions

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  • aj34

    An app that give you the ability to make yourself invisible 😉

  • Aaron B

    I want to make an app to work along with an invention im working on that is an animal feeder the you control through an android application. Will help people feed all their animals while out of town or at work!! Pleasee!

  • Anonymous

    My brother and father have a trucking company. I would love to design an app the helps them keep track of all their pick-ups and drop-offs to make it easier for them to manage their day.

  • Dman27

    That app that pours a Budweiser beer! From the commercial that uses the Droid X!

    • Goldchamp

      folder views!

  • tvBilly

    FAA airport delays. A nice app that knows your location and can show you airport delays without having to use a browser and navigate the FAA website (which is less than mobile screen size friendly).

  • Pilotbluemike

    i want to invent an app that you can use to tell you what food is good at a certain restaurant based on other users reviews.. please dont steal my idea!

  • Anonymous

    Coming from iOS to Android, a few apps I miss are Pixcetera, Chromixa, Astrology.com, and Voice Memos.

  • H354M

    I would love to see a user friendly remote desktop control and media management apps.

  • Fadiaz117

    Ive always wanted to make an app that will text an eta to the person that I am driving to. IE- I am driving to my girlfriends house, and it texts her that I’m 17 minutes away

  • Anonymous

    A serious sketch/drawing app would be awesome.  I need it for doing take offs at job sites!

  • Giodavidruiz

    An app that calculates ur alcohol consumption and how ud score on a breathalizer based on inputting what uve drank and weight etc…

    • Anonymous

      so din other wpords, yoku want to a phone eapp to be ablye to tfell xyou if wyou aer saxfe to drive oxr naut.

      i swear ogfficer, ir’ve onwly hgave a few diknrs

  • Amd683

    An application that sync with Outlook, contacts and calendar and email

  • StealthVoodoo

    I think some form of app seperate from the various UIs that lets you condense all of your information, facebook links and twitter feeds for your contacts and see what’s up with that person.

    Additionally, some form of automated app backup/list like there is for SMS

  • I think we need more out-doors apps around plant/animal identification, survival, and maps. There are a few that are ok out there but I think this field can really be improved especially with the new rugged Android phones.

  • FortitudineVincimus

    We need a really GOOD tide chart app. There are a few, but most really suck. As someone that lives on the water, knowing low tides for running and beach access is valuable.

  • I think there could be more tools for computer techs like myself. There’s an app that shows details of all wireless APs around, but there could be more useful things like that.

  • I’d like to see a decent personal information manager apps that integrates with Google calendar,tasks,docs,etc.

  • Brian

    teacher evaluation apps for K-12 students

  • Hmmm…I guess an app that teaches you how to make apps. Then we wouldn’t need this book.
    Maybe?

  • Anonymous

    I don’t think it could be made with App Inventor but I’d like to see more remote admin tools that didn’t cost so much. Maybe I’m just looking  in the wrong places…

  • Full featured office suite for free on Android would be nice.
    If I understood App Inventer better, I’d make it.

  • Anonymous

    I think the Market needs more sim/ RPG games like Game Dev Story because that was a really fun and addicting game.

  • Kdroidx

    I would want an app that would forward my texts from my phone to my xoom so I can text from my xoom using my phone number.

    • Anonymous

      We might actually have that already…let me do some digging.

    • You can do it with Google voice and PDA net.

    • Check the App Inventor resource page or search the forum. Shival Wolf over there did this using bluetooth. 

      • @twitter-36718616:disqus i searched but couldnt find, do you think you could give me a link?

  • Michael

    I want to make an app for crossfitters so they can look at the workouts of the week without having to see the main site (there is no mobile version yet).

  • Ryan

    I would love to see some more games making use of the unbelievable speed and graphics of some of the newer Android devices. Why does Apple get all the love?

  • I’d tell you, but don’t want to give my idea away, so I’ll get you part 3 of step 2.  Color coded. 😉

    • Patrick H

      The Office. Nice.

    • Baked14

      Dwight will be the boss 😛

  • Jesus Otero

    I actually cant think of any apps that are missing from the market!
    i would really still like the book though 😀

  • Anonymous

    A Facebook app that doesn’t completely suck would be nice.

  • JoeInMO

    My mom is vision impaired and I would love to be able to develop an app for vision impaired people that would have VERY large text and extensive use of voice commands (few buttons to push).  Even a large button dialer would help.

  • I think a good app that allows you to take images and make them into a picture frame would be good, not to mention simple. Maybe something like this exists, but I am unaware. The included widget just doesn’t quite hack it for me.

  • Anonymous

    An app to tweak the auto brightness settings.
    All the tweaks that CMParts allows for non-CM phones. 

  • I think the main apps missing from the market are apps like ROM manager but for other recoveries! Also, an app that will let you install Sense apps on AOSP ROMs (HTC Devices) or Blur apps on AOSP ROMs (Moto devices). I think these books would help me make all 3 of those apps! They can also help with my current projects and userstand more of the elements to app devving 

  • Pedro

    I would for sure want to make some sort of monopoly thing, I mean how come noone has made one yet!?

    and something that could help you text in school (neeeeed that!)

  • Anonymous

    The app store needs a Minimilastic text clock… kidding!

    I would like to see an app that can auto txt specific contacts based on location and time.  For example, I am driving to my Dad’s house in Tallahassee, I can open the app, tell it where I am heading, supply a phone number, and set and interval for it to txt that person to tell them how far out I am based on my google location. – or something like that

    • Oooh. I like that one. Doable but advanced… let me know if you get stuck on that one with App Inventor. 

      • Anonymous

        Gonna give it a shot… but apparently i have to wait until Sunday night to start… just tried to purchase the book and the ordering system is down until Sunday evening! 🙁

    • Anonymous

      Locale can do that and more. (little expensive though).

    • swedishpimple

      Can’t you just use the enroute app so he can track ur gps?

    • Have you tried Glympse? Not exactly what you’re looking for, but still pretty good for letting people know where you’re at along the way using a web browser.  They can even see your current speed, if you so desire.

  • Ed

    the market is not lacking in apps it is lacking in the quality of the apps most apps can be compared to their ios or wp7 counterpart they will look and perform worse, I would like to see more HQ apps

  • Agerman

    I’m thinkin i’d like an app that does something that NO OTHER app on the market can do.

  • Michael Forry

    I would love to see a nice dvd collection app that could scan the barcode and add it to the database for my dvd collection.

    I would also love to see a cigar app that would let you catalog what you have and add reviews/ratings for each cigar

    Thank you for the chance to win!

    • Anonymous

      DVD collection app is a great idea

      • Anonymous

        I remember hearing about an app that does just that. However, I can’t remember the name.

    • What about beers? Cigar/beer ratings and learning for recommendations. Learn from what I rate what others may be similar for me to try. Info about the brewery perhaps?

    • Shelves is really good

    • I can promise if you get the book those two very applications will be build-able from the examples/tutorials. The Author (grin)

    • I use CLZ Movies to view my collection and I use the PC version to catalog the movies into the database.    
      If the maker over at  COLLECTORZ.COM can get more Android based mobile computing subscribers then, they may just add the functionality that you are looking for into their product as well.  Or you can write an app yourself. 

    • My Collection Pro works for me.

    • fish1552

      I’ve used this one and never had any issues (over 450+ movies & games): Media Tracker – https://market.android.com/details?id=com.mediatechllc&feature=search_result

      Not onlydoes movies discs, but games and others as well.  Even tracks digital copies.  Looks like it is a paid app now, but @ $2.99 it’s worth the money.

    • fish1552

      I’ve used this one and never had any issues (over 450+ movies & games): Media Tracker – https://market.android.com/details?id=com.mediatechllc&feature=search_result

      Not onlydoes movies discs, but games and others as well.  Even tracks digital copies.  Looks like it is a paid app now, but @ $2.99 it’s worth the money.

    • fish1552

      I’ve used this one and never had any issues (over 450+ movies & games): Media Tracker – https://market.android.com/details?id=com.mediatechllc&feature=search_result

      Not onlydoes movies discs, but games and others as well.  Even tracks digital copies.  Looks like it is a paid app now, but @ $2.99 it’s worth the money.

  • I’d like to see more apps like tasker, ones that let you automate more of your phone.  But, it’ll be hard to compete with tasker.  It’s become the gold standard.  Maybe more plugins and connectors so that it can affect and change/set more options of the phone… plugins that work with it to allow even more.

  • Tim Scully

    I can’t really think of any missing apps at the moment, but I’d like to have the ability to make it happen when I do! 🙂

  • william conn

    Id like to see a well put together Landscaping application with searchable content, plant life listings, and other needed info for people who lack the basic knowledge…If i win I will make it happen!!!

  • william conn

    Id like to see a well put together Landscaping application with searchable content, plant life listings, and other needed info for people who lack the basic knowledge…If i win I will make it happen!!!

  • Dan

    While I have a few ideas for apps, I would like to keep them under wraps presently as I intend on making a foray into Android app development in the not-too-distant-future.

    Ideally, though, I think apps that are simple, light-weight, and functional are always winners!

  • An app that butt dials the right people.

  • App that builds apps.

  • The kinds of apps missing are some apps that will help college students. There is a website called LaundryView which keeps track of your laundry, so an android app would be helpful to everyone

  • I’d like to see an all-in one app that lets you look up things liek zip codes, area codes, airport codes, and any other kind of location code and tell you where it is.