So today I'm onto my second landing page, launching ScrumFox.com as a landing page for my first app idea: ScrumFox. The idea is that it'll be a simple, clean Scrum / Agile project management system. Everywhere i've worked in the past has used Jira for their project management, and to put it politely, nobody is very enthusiastic about Jira's agile add-on (grasshopper). I think because it is a 'bolt-on', rather than integrated into the design of the app from the ground up, that makes it a less-than-stellar solution for managing agile projects.
So my hope is that I can bring a nicer, simpler, alternative to market and maybe make projects around the world run that little bit smoother. And maybe earn a living out of it, too. Anyway, if this interests you, by all means check out ScrumFox.com and sign up for the launch mailing list!
I've been busy today working on landing pages for the best app ideas i've come up with so far. The strategy is to make 3 or 4 of these, and use them to collect email addresses for a launch mailing list. I'll use adwords to push traffic to the landing pages, and i'll run a test for a couple weeks to see which of the apps gets the most email addresses, hence is the most popular, and i'll develop that app first.
So today i'm launching ServerScopeApp.com as a landing page for my first app idea: Server Scope. The idea is that it'll be a simple, clean server monitoring service designed for smaller IT businesses and in-house IT departments, who don't have the resources to try roll their own monitoring solution using open-source software, and don't have the money to throw at a consulting firm for one of the enterprisey ones.
If i execute on this the way i envision, it should be dead-simple to monitor a few servers. Anyway, if this interests you, by all means check out Server Scope and sign up for the launch mailing list!
No more surprise $1000 phone bills.
Have you ever accidentally gone over your phone plan's usage quota, and received a whopping big phone bill?
With this app, you can conveniently keep track of how much of your quota you've used, and stay in control.
Take better care of your cars.
When are my cars due for their next service? What was the name of that mechanic I used a year ago? He was great - but I can't find his number...
With this app, keep track of your services, all securely stored in your Dropbox (optional). Take photos of your receipts and records to keep your vehicle's paperwork manageable.
Throw a presentation together in minutes.
You come into work one day, and realise half way through the morning that you're due to give a presentation in the afternoon. There's no way that is enough time to create a presentation using Keynote or Powerpoint!
Luckily, with Impromptu you can create a presentation in minutes, and give the presentation using your iPhone and Apple AV adapter plugged into a projector. Problem solved! All for less than the cost of your morning coffee.
Easily calculate your fertile week.
Developed by me to help us conceive our second child! Input a few details of your cycle and easily determine the best week of the month for conception.
Know your baby's allergies.
Have you ever found that your child is allergic to *something*, but you're just not sure *what* it is?
Using this app and a process of elimination, you can keep track of what foods have been tried, to make it easier to determine exactly what is causing those rashes.
No more forgotten passwords.
Do you have a billion passwords to remember? If only there was a better solution than scribbling them all on post-it notes...
This password manager will keep track of them all, securely stored in your Dropbox (optional). You'll only ever have to remember one master password (or PIN) again.