I have a tool that is called https://www.MyTweetAlerts.com - it is a new and better way to search Twitter. Email alert for Twitter. In that tool I can find tweets that have more than x number of likes or retweets about some subject and in that way spot tweets before they go viral or use it to find tweets that have a lot of likes or retweets (that are currently trending).
For example I did create this page to show all coronavirus tweets with more than 10K likes:
Hey MyTweetAlerts is cool and is half way to what I want, if you could add a background source to the viral hashtag/tweet it would be perfect. Twitter sometimes does show the background of the a viral hashtag when clicked like a News Source; but most of the times it just shows some irrelevant tweet using that hashtag.
And setting an alert for such hashtags is a cherry on the top!
I appreciate the comment, but although focus drift is the fundamental problem for task completion, I don't think a task manager app solves focus drifting problem at its core.
I mean, focus drift can happen anytime, say you go to a room and forget why you came there (or) say you go to the bathroom and start brushing the teeth unconsciously even if you hadn't come to the bathroom for that; we will not be using task manager apps for that.
I think only a sensor based approach which gets all the data which our eyes get as Abishek mentioned in other comment could address the problem of the focus drift.
Hi, I don't want to oversell my app. It's not for everyone. Some days I don't even use it. Some days it really helps me.
Non tech ways:
When I wear a shirt that has a front pocket, I keep a pocket notepad and a pen in there and I am less likely to drift. The notepad is in my peripheral vision and I can access it easily. This somewhat tackles the "visual" part that Abishek mentioned. I know that I just need to focus on my notepad.
Sometimes I couple the notepad with a timer for extra get up and go. This is what my app basically does except with cute rewards. Again, you don't have to use it to get similar benefits (and both methods might not work for you).
I also don't want to undermine Abishek's answer. I think its very interesting. And neither of my methods truly tackle aDDM. I also may not be understanding it fully. I just made an app that I wanted and in the process I learned so many useful skills that I wouldn't have learned if I didn't make it. And now I'm learning useful things about the consumer market. Pretty cool!
Hey, deadlineapplication looks well built and reminds me of the Habitica. I'll give it a try.
But, I would like to discuss your choice of name; although 'Dead Lines' matches the purpose of a task manager I wonder whether it is appropriate for a cute app like this and I feel some may be put off by the 'Dead' prefix.
Looking at the screenshots, the aesthetics of the app is indeed neat. Installed on iPad (9.7" / iOS 13.4), the UI elements seems cut off (so app could be unusable there) and is only portrait. Since, many are using iPad as secondary screen due to native support in macOS you could try optimising for that as well and may be you could attract a niche audience e.g. quick task timer on the secondary screen when working on the something in the main screen.
Incase you do that and is available for iPad in landscape mode; do let me know and I'll be eager to try it again.
Ok, I have not optimized it for the ipad. Apple doesn't allow specifically iphone or ipad. I should put a disclaimer in the app store about that. I didn't think there would be anything cut off though. Just the app with black bars around it.
I think your suggestions for ipad use are really good. I have thought about similar uses. I will work on it.
Thank you for the guide, I will review it. And thank you so much for taking the time to try it out and offer suggestions. It really means a lot.
When we needed landscape on our iPad apps, we specifically set that in the code according to the display size; then again our UI was entirely procedural and so we didn't use any auto layouts (I don't recommend doing so nowadays).
I have made exactly the extension you need! Rewind is a Google Chrome extension that displays your bookmarks filtered by date, with thumbnails and instant search. It takes one click to see the links you saved yesterday, last week, last month. It's totally free and it relies on your local bookmarks, you don't have to create an account.
What you are suggesting does have some foundation in it, I know several grandparents monitoring their grandchildren & their care taker when the parents are out at work via IP Cameras. The catch here is that the child is not alone, but with a care taker.
Perhaps, I guess older kids e.g. Age 5 -10 could be engaged remotely by a care taker with common video calling, screen sharing tools; but only a child behavioural expert or those who have done it could answer it definitely.
Weekly top need gaps now include problems posted outside the previous week with enough rank (but not emailed earlier) i.e. if an old problem grows in rank, it might get featured in the weekly top need gaps.
Fixed an issue which prevented 'reply comments' from getting featured in the weekly top discussions.
Clearly articulated problem statement. In western countries delivery personnel use car/truck, so the packages are arranged according to their visiting schedule in the storage space.
Since, the bag is the storage space in India and in countries where packages are delivered via motorcycle; there's no choice but to innovate how the packages are arranged within the bag. I'm not sure why Amazon hasn't looked into this, as optimization is their game; I guess it's because their personnel in developed countries deliver via four wheelers and their market in developing countries are relatively new, they didn't face this as an issue.
Straightforward way to address this would be to include compartments within the bag and arrange the packages according to the visiting schedule in each compartment. Speak to other delivery personnel and ask them to register this as an opinion with their employer to make changes to the delivery bag.
A startup into smart-bag manufacturing can may be further optimize the solution.
LPL is an extraordinarily talented person in picking locks, I presume average thief largely indulges in disruptive attacks provided the lock doesn't have anti-tampering tech (like in digital locks, which are also full of vulnerabilities as shown by LPL) or embedded CCTV.
I agree that there's a need gap and chance for startups to disrupt the lock industry just because most locks can be opened faster than using the key(or biometric) via non destructive attacks. I guess, the growth in CCTV based security startups is likely due to this; CCTV is a good deterrent although there are several need gaps within itself.
Like password reset URLs? Is that the only form of authentication in your application or is it secondary optional choice like in Amazon, Slack etc.? How do your users respond to the added friction (or) do they feel it's an added friction?
I appreciate you wanting to use a face mask to prevent spreading your flu and that's exactly what WHO advised; masks should be used by those who are infected and by health workers; sadly all masks have been hoarded.
Tracy, I've been testing different materials which can substitute coffee filter while offering better protection as a DIY face mask/respirator. I have reasons to believe 'Qualitative Filter' based face mask does that.
Thank you very much Abishek, I have completely read your work and it does seem like 'Qualitative Filter Paper' is better than 'Coffee Filter Paper'. I have ordered some Qualitative Filter Paper and I am eager to make this.
Although getting weather data is very easy (actual historical recorded data might be hard), the reason why one hasn't correlated COVID-19 with temperature and other weather statistics might be to avoid misinformation(as there are plenty).
Fresh cases outside CHINA are growing exponentially while cases in CHINA are dwindling. Global temperatures are rising owing to the seasonal and climate patterns; correlating COVID-19 with it might not yield accurate results.
That said, data exploration of correlation between COVID-19 and temperature can be useful for research purposes provided the aforementioned caveats are mentioned clearly.
If this turns out to be successful, I'm sure Gates Foundation and governments all over the world would do what's necessary to bring this to primary health care centers around the world.
Due to the scale of COVID-19 and other future diseases there will be large need gap for fast, inexpensive test kits; so startups involved in this segment can invest in developing products to fulfil it.
Consumer products, especially electronics were generically dependent upon economy of scale i.e. with more people buying a product, the price tends to go low.
But with latest advancements in material science such as 3d printing, semiconductors there is no reason for accessibility products to cost so high; especially when niche/luxury products in this categories are priced lower.
I appreciate revisiting the problem and attempting to break it down further; understanding the real problem is the first step to solving it.
Attentional Drift Diffusion Model (aDDM) shows how decisions are influenced by fluctuations in visual attention - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5573732/. So, using aDDM along with a visual input sensor i.e. camera can be a key to build a solution to solve this problem.
Luckily subtle cameras on the face in the form of spectacles are within the reach of consumers now - https://www.spectacles.com/, with computation becoming cheaper day by day and with rapid advancements in machine learning; this problem has a real chance of getting solved sooner than we think.
e.g. Say you are wearing a 'focus drift-alert' spectacles while programming, but you open browser to clear some doubts or to look at the API document; would the spectacles be contextual enough to identify that you are still focussed on your original task? May be it will, may be particular context mode for each task can be activated such as programming, cooking, reading etc.
But, a consumer grade product is one of the best ways to accelerate scientific research.
I am working on a bookmark manager service, Topiqs, that to some extent solves your problem through it's natural workflow. It collects bookmarks into topics which makes relevant bookmarks easier to find and bookmark collections have different importance signals which will decide how they bubble through your feed. It also have bookmark discovery through people, category & blog sharing. Bookmarks as well as bookmark collections can be described and collections can be shared and even worked on together with other people. A Chrome plugin allows you to add urls from tabs directly into both your own collections or collections you work together with other people on or into an adhoc link bucket. Topiqs is about creating & rediscovery https://topiqs.online.
Scarcity is luxury, hence luxury dining restaurants wouldn't risk being part of a food aggregator. As for food aggregator, with the average of 4X-5X the price of food items they usually sell; luxury dining doesn't fit their unit economics.
Yet, if there's enough need gap a luxury dining specific cloud kitchen might address it i.e. a cloud kitchen which makes only the dishes available at luxury restaurants.
My approach to screen-time changed over time. I try to use it more efficient - less procrastination. There is one browser extension which helped me a lot with this: https://www.deprocrastination.co You start a session and it looks you out from all the distraction. Comes with stats, feedback and tips at the same time. Done the trick for me dealing with the big distractions...
Backbone doesn't batter i.e. it can be VSAT Internet like SpaceX, Fiber optics or Lasers(FSOC); the problem I'm stating is with edge i.e. using your phone wifi for Internet anywhere in the open world and not being dependent upon 4G/LTE/5G.
Although coinciding, the basic premise of the problems stated by you and one being addressed by sticKK is different. You want to bring transactional commitment to casual bets and SticKK wants help fulfil personal commitments.
If a country's law allows such gambling, I think solving this problem might really be useful for those who are indulged in such casual bets. I wonder whether even sticKK would be allowed in countries where gambling is banned, even if its against ourself and the money goes to charity.
I have a team who floated this idea as a SaaS solution before, but we're not sure if there's a specific vertical with high pain points. Building something like this wouldn't be that hard for a few verticals, or adjacent ones. Building a gen purpose tool for everyone is a different story, though.
Sure, A sample use case would be to scrap LinkedIn connections from my personal profile, at the end of the scrapping getting different insights such as relationships between different contacts(e.g. X% studied in same school as you, Y% are in the same city as you) aggregated education insights(e.g. X% have Sales degree, Y% have Engineering), aggregated professional roles (e.g. X% are Marketers, Y% are Founders) etc. in neat visualisations.
Octoparser looks good, but webscrapper.io gets the scrapping part done for me. Google Sheet's explore feature is a blessing, I've been using it a lot regularly.
What I'm looking for is getting the data insight workflow automated after scrapping instead of having to do it manually, say Octoparser/webscrapper + Google Sheets explore right in the web browser after the job is done.
GitHub's sponsor program (https://github.com/sponsors) is addressing this need gap, not only they are matching individual contributions with their own funds, but also not charging any fees are covering the payment processing fees for the first year as well.
Of course, the project needs to be hosted at GitHub. Microsoft's money seems to be being put for good use.
Data science/ML is about asking 'the right questions'. Questions on the data might differ according to the needs, although a tool which solves your problem can attempt to draw insights based upon data, I think much of it would depend upon how you define in the relationship between data yourself.
I think such a tool would be welcomed by many professionals, even if they are not limited by coding as it could save time.
You are spot-on, and we are seeing more and more scams happening like this every day. £94 million was lost in 2018 in the UK alone, and that's only what was reported; most companies never publicize the loss as they don't want to tarnish their reputation, especially if it's a charity. AIG has even gone as far as saying Invoice Fraud is now the No. 1 cybersecurity insurance claim payout.
Feel free to say no if you don't see a fit, but would you be open to learning more about our solution? My email is [email protected], and my telephone is +44 203 318 5550.
Forward the email containing the invoice to a dedicated inbox or drag and drop it into your dashboard. Only email addresses authorised by you can send invoices to your account.
Before scanning an invoice for suspicious activity, CAI has an additional check to scan email domains. When an email containing the invoice is forwarded to the dedicated CAI inbox, all email addresses present in the email chain are verified, and an exception alert is created if an email address remains unidentified.
This feature acts as the first line of defence against phishing attacks, before scanning the invoice for other aspects of social engineering.
If you receive an invoice from a supplier that has not been invoiced before, you can quickly approve or reject them with a single click.
CAI will manage your approved supplier list and even notify you if they send an invoice with different details. We will soon be bringing in a new integration with Companies House.
Scanned invoices will be automatically uploaded to your ERP, which makes CAI easily fit into your accounts payable process.
This feature also saves time and reduces data entry errors for your organisation.
Hello Abishek, we will be adding a DMARC feature soon as it uses both SPF and DKIM to make sure an email address is not spoofed. Our current email thread checks protect against lookalike domains and unsafe contacts.
I've read that some managers prepare and issue invoices on the name of their clients to the company's AP to prevent delayed payments, if a tool is built to scan metadata then even such cases which may not be malicious may still get caught; although technically it may be still wrong according to company policies.
Yes, sadly we all currently surrender our attention (whether to TV, books, or whatever) for about $3 an hour (https://a16z.com/2020/01/27/1000-true-fans-attention-economy-inevitable-kevin-kelly/). The tip from Naval Ravikant (?) was to set an hourly rate extremely high, something your future self would be proud of ike $5000/hour, and use it as a mental tool to always prioritize. Which means that this tip is worth ~$200 🤟🏻 Good news: the stop-gap has always been in our heads, free-of-charge.
In my take, there is less of a need gap more so than awareness gap.
There are many options if you look at beyond the obvious, at least for some of these fields. Nowadays there are many self-publishing platform and different avenues for one to showcase your knowledge. A few possibilities:
- Agriculture, cooking ==> create article/video tutorials, search reddit forums for questions that people are asking, volunteer to write guest posts at blogs like MarksDailyApple
- Writing, fashion, art, travel ==> Start publishing and/or create lookbook. It seems that the founder of Glossier did just that and gained a following. Artists of the world, Patreon can be your resume.
- Photography ==> take some great photos, publish on Unsplash
- Sales, marketing, accounting, communication, research, writing ==> Quora, HackerNews, ProductHunt to engage the community + topic in your areas of expertise. Answer people's questions on reddit (the high-quality questions). How about start working on some projects at freelancing sites to sharpen skills, build portfolio, while gaining some income? Also, how about answering questions on Needgap? 😉
All of them are ways to showcase individual talent albeit non-tech examples, yet the need gap I mentioned is that there aren't many hackathon like events for non-tech skills, may be industry leaders from the categories you have mentioned should start one.
Hey guys, we built Storage Hunter to try and help with this problem. It started with this very problem of not being able to find all our stuff and wasting countless hours trying to do so. Sometimes finding that it wasn't even where we thought it was in the first place.
So we built an app to try and help us manage this. You can add you storage unit; be it a unit, garage, room, loft, attic or whatever. You can then add your items to that place, tagging them in images to help you find the exact location and where you left it.
We've just launched the "V1.0" so it's basic specification, but we''d love to know what things would make it more useful to you guys in filling this gap.
You could remove the friction of having to capture the image manually for each object, by automatically detecting objects via strategically placed cameras in room same way how Amazon Go detects things which consumers put in their cart for queue-less billing.
I understand that, having such camera system and computer vision complexity would take a product which solves the problem of forgetting where we keep our things away from most consumers; but at the same time solve this need gap definitely as having to take picture of every object placement is a huge chore.
But, as the cost of cameras, computation and computer vision has come down rapidly its best time to take leverage for addressing this problem. Perhaps, using old smartphones as camera replacements could bring down the cost further.
We thought about using beacons for detecting proximity of items. There are some great ones coming out that actually harness energy from wifi networks to keep them powered and can be so small they can be even put in a pair of socks.
When the technology is more mainstream it would be great to have these on something like an asset tag sticker and just stick them on everything and track things that way.
Low energy beacons is a worthy candidate to be explored, but then again even if it is miniaturised, cost-effective; the action of placing them in our things needs to be repeated and that's the friction a camera based setup can avoid completely although with questionable feasibility.
I'm quite sure that there are startups out there building Amazon Go like setup to be offered to supermarkets as a turnkey solution, question is whether it can be adopted to consumer homes to help solve this problem.
The issue with abstraction tools designed to let anyone do X in cloud are that, when they get big to do more; there will be a need gap for another abstraction tool over it and in the end that tool will end up as the responsibility of a DevOps personnel as well.
In my former startup, I handled DevOps as well because training that to programmers was harder than training programming to them and so I understand your problem.
IMO, Heroku got it right but they messed up their business model by relying on AWS instead of creating their own datacenters and so when a application on Heroku needs to scale it makes more sense(by value) to host it directly on AWS i.e. by design they drive their successful customers away. In-fact, we moved our application from Heroku to AWS and CodeStar was just released so it was easy to manage deployment with it and scaling via lambda scripts; developers had to just do a git push for each release.
You are right that abstractions create more of the same as projects get bigger and mature. I was thinking of a needgap for a tool to create and destroy short lived services, like testing environments, demos, static sites, or scheduled scripts. Like why build out complex setups for a demo site, POC project, a landing page, or database test. If things go well with this simple deployment then it should be moved into its own less abstracted setup away from this tool. Like how projects evolve from Heroku. Sometimes I think they planned for complex projects to migrate away from them, I remember people mostly using Heroku for the simple stuff I described above.
The people that I work with, most of them don't even know the technical details of Docker. All they know is common stuff, like databases, programming languages, and the web/mobile frontend stack. Cloud/servers/deployments, is out of their league. So more often than not, I find myself just helping them with the "end result". Like, I need a Jupyter/Tensorflow with DB access, or a PHP runtime with a MySQL behind it, how you get there I dont care, just make this setup and deploy my code. I dont know, maybe its just a few people that I know who are like this.