needgap, create startup ideas by solving problems http://needgap.com Submit problems for startups to solve for building startup ideas and creating products which people want. Tue, 02 Mar 2021 23:55:00 +0000 Hand wash liquid which doesn't make the skin dry #skincare #hygiene <div>All these obsessive hand washes due to the pandemic has made my skin dry like never before. I tried different hand wash liquid soap including the expensive ones in vain.</div><div><br></div><div>Skin on my hands look wrinkled, old and sometime the dryness is causing some discomfort.<br></div><div><br></div><div>I've heard my friends complain of this too, Is there any solution for dry skin from hand wash? If not I think now is a great time to build a product which doesn't make the skin dry while washing hands.<br></div> 1 points posted by Natasha Taylor /problems/198-hand-wash-liquid-which-doesnt-make-the-skin-dry-skincare-hygiene 198 Sat, 27 Feb 2021 16:57:00 +0000 New skills from short projects for organizations #skills #education <p class="_1qeIAgB0cPwnLhDF9XSiJM">Hi all, since some weeks ago I have been diving in a new industry and learning new skills/knowledge. I have been creating small projects to showcase these skills. In the near future I would like to create a startup in the industry I am diving into. Before doing that, it would be great to have experience with organizations where I could help with my new skills/knowledge. In my view this would be a win-win. I would get to gain experience and use my new skills (before getting paid gigs and to build a portfolio), while organizations can benefit from the help in an area where they lack experience or time for.</p><p class="_1qeIAgB0cPwnLhDF9XSiJM">Think about it as a very short project based internship. For a day-week max. For example, a small organization who wants help with their website and could use even basic knowledge of web development. You as a starting web developer or student, could help for two days In which organizations can benefit from someone helping them with their social media usage or web development.</p><p class="_1qeIAgB0cPwnLhDF9XSiJM">Do you know of such platform? I would definitely be interested in trying it.</p> 3 points posted by Toufic_e /problems/197-new-skills-from-short-projects-for-organizations-skills-education 197 Fri, 19 Feb 2021 09:01:00 +0000 Reduce document file size to specific size #document #compression Each website have their own maximum size limit for uploading .pdf, .jpg documents e.g. 100KB, 2MB etc. It takes a long time to reduce the size of the document to their size limit because the available tools compress the file size to an arbitrary size.<br><br>If the file is compressed to a size over that limit, the file cannot be uploaded and if the file is compressed to a size lesser than the limit it looses quality unnecessarily.<br><br>If the compression tool can take the size limit as input from the user and compress the file to that limit then this problem can be addressed.<br> 3 points posted by justine /problems/196-reduce-document-file-size-to-specific-size-document-compression 196 Sat, 13 Feb 2021 07:35:00 +0000 Original startup ecosystem news #infographics #news There is a sea of information and I feel lost keeping track of all of it globally. I want original startup ecosystem news with more info-graphics and insights. Most Apps today just add feeds from TechCrunch and Reddit but a lightweight medium to consume information from the startup ecosystem would be great.<br><br>Are you feeling the same way I do? How you consume the information from startup ecosystem? 0 points posted by Kernel_Consult /problems/195-original-startup-ecosystem-news-infographics-news 195 Tue, 09 Feb 2021 03:34:00 +0000 Fogging of glasses when wearing face mask #lifestyle #wellbeing Those who wear spectacles have to put up with another drag when wearing masks - The fog which forms over the glasses with every breath.<br><div><br></div><div>I've tried different solutions from wipes, sprays to gels although only the <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2021/feb/01/fog-off-which-anti-fog-glasses-treatments-work-when-wearing-a-face-mask">gel seems to do something</a> but I'm not keen on putting chemicals on glasses in proximity to the eyes.</div><div><br></div><div>How are you managing the fogging of glasses when wearing mask and what can be done about it.<br></div> 1 points posted by Katy Jones /problems/194-fogging-of-glasses-when-wearing-face-mask-lifestyle-wellbeing 194 Fri, 05 Feb 2021 16:23:00 +0000 A Clubhouse for remote teams #remote #communication <p><span data-preserver-spaces="true">We’ve been inspired by the growth of remote work, but at the same time, we’ve also seen teams struggling with lack of communication, delays in productivity, and isolation. We think that real-time connection without friction can help solve that problem.</p> <p><span data-preserver-spaces="true">Zoom fatigue is real. Video calls make everyone feel the way people on TV feel every slouchy, every mumble, every interruption is magnified. Drop-in audio talk lets remote teams <strong>spark a conversation with a single click.</strong><br></p> 0 points posted by Remote_ /problems/193-a-clubhouse-for-remote-teams-remote-communication 193 Wed, 03 Feb 2021 03:29:00 +0000 Simple chat room without subscription #chat #asynchronous Okay, it's not a real big problem but sometimes I want to be able to chat with several people at the same time without creating a Discord or Slack group. I'd like to have something temporary, with a simple link. You can answer me Google meet, but I'm looking for something focused on chatting asynchronously. 1 points posted by Petillant /problems/191-simple-chat-room-without-subscription-chat-asynchronous 191 Mon, 01 Feb 2021 15:34:00 +0000 Proving computer hack #proof #cybersecurity <div>If a computer is hacked and fake incriminating evidence is placed by the attacker; The victim is left to the mercy of the investigating agencies to uncover the truth and for vindication.<br></div><div><br></div><div>We need a way to prove that our computer was hacked beyond any reasonable doubt as an user without dependence on forensic experts.<br> <br></div><div>Just like how tamper evident labels on physical products tell us if someone has tampered with that product, I would like something for computers which definitely tells that it has been tampered(hacked) with and which can be used in the court of law.</div> 3 points posted by Lisbeth /problems/188-proving-computer-hack-proof-cybersecurity 188 Fri, 29 Jan 2021 14:01:00 +0000 Easy way to record diet, lifestyle habits #notes #lifestyle A way to record every diet we take its ingredients, water we drink and time we sleep. This seems to be quintessential for <a href="https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=25871347">those suffering from Autoimmune Disease</a>.<div><br></div><div>I feel it can help anyone lead a healthier lifestyle. Recording every diet in detail seems to be a harder problem to solve without manual input, as fitness trackers are capable of recording sleep automatically.</div><div><br></div><div>A note taking app built specifically for this purpose which allows manual entries, something which allows easy input by the user and capable of providing detailed summary to doctors if needed could fill-in this need gap until robust solution is found.</div> 1 points posted by Abishek Muthian /problems/187-easy-way-to-record-diet-lifestyle-habits-notes-lifestyle 187 Mon, 25 Jan 2021 17:27:00 +0000 Reduce time to diagnose Autoimmune Disease #medical #health I recently had a <a href="https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=25874168">conversation</a> with someone who is suffering from&nbsp;Sjögren's syndrome a type of Autoimmune Disease, time to get diagnosed for this disease seems to be a big problem.<br><br><b>20-40 doctor visits for diagnosis</b> seems to be very high for any medical condition, let alone for such debilitating condition.<div><br></div><div>I'm posting this problem, So others can share their experience and perhaps if there is a need gap we could come up with a solution.</div> 1 points posted by Abishek Muthian /problems/186-reduce-time-to-diagnose-autoimmune-disease-medical-health 186 Mon, 25 Jan 2021 17:02:00 +0000 Make entry level webcam better #webcam #video <div>Now that many are working from home, webcams are of demand and often unavailable. Even when available, they are the same ones from a decade ago.</div><div><br></div><div>e.g. <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Desktop-Widescreen-Calling-Recording/dp/B004FHO5Y6">Logitech C270</a> debuted 10 years back, I even had one which I gave it to someone about 6 years ago as I didn't use it much at that time. Guess what, I had to buy the same webcam again now for 40 USD!<br></div><div><br>Which other tech from a decade ago are we still buying as it is? I can't believe entry level webcams hasn't gotten better when the phone cameras on even entry level smartphone gets better every 6 months.<br><br>What is happening with the webcams?<br></div> 3 points posted by Zimochrome /problems/185-make-entry-level-webcam-better-webcam-video 185 Sat, 16 Jan 2021 17:27:00 +0000 Practical handoff between multiple platforms #interoperability #compatibility <div>I use mobile and desktop devices on multiple ecosystems, and I'm sure many use even more devices than I do, across an even greater number of dissimilar platforms in a modern world that is increasingly fragmented on those lines and where interoperability is frequently commoditised by the likes of Apple. Platform-agnostic solutions enabling convenient handoff (e.g. links, images) between devices on different platforms, in a way suited to each platform, is desperately needed. Also desirable would be configurability of rules, allowing for items to be handed off to other devices with processing rules on the terminus device.<br></div> 2 points posted by cicero7 /problems/184-practical-handoff-between-multiple-platforms-interoperability-compatibility 184 Tue, 12 Jan 2021 11:17:00 +0000 Receive WhatsApp messages without using WhatsApp #messaging #whatsapp <div><a href="https://www.techradar.com/news/apples-privacy-labels-reveals-whatsapp-and-facebook-messengers-hunger-for-user-data">I am done with WhatsApp</a>, but all my friends and family still use it as their primary app for communication. <br></div><div><br></div><div>I am looking for a way to receive WhatsApp messages on Signal or Telegram without using WhatsApp and it looks like there are <a href="https://twitter.com/StopAndDecrypt/status/1347241320239214592">several others on the same boat as me</a>.</div><div><br></div><div>Is there something which solves this problem? Can something be built to solve this?<br></div> 3 points posted by Apsara /problems/183-receive-whatsapp-messages-without-using-whatsapp-messaging-whatsapp 183 Fri, 08 Jan 2021 12:40:00 +0000 Search existing library in address bar #search #browser <div>Many of us maintain our own library of content through several read-it-later apps like Pocket, Evernote, Instapaper etc. but <a href="https://needgap.com/problems/41-human-memory-lack-of-thereof-psychology-neuroscience">forget</a> what we saved, but we saved the content for a reason and would be great if we could retrieve the content when we need especially when searching in the browser.</div><div><br></div><div>Right now browsers display the content from our bookmarks, history when we start typing on the address bar. It would be even better if the browsers could also display content from our read-it-later library as we type on the browser address bar; It would save us lot of time by giving the content we already saved for a reason before instead of searching anew.</div> 1 points posted by Purohit Jaikumar /problems/182-search-existing-library-in-address-bar-search-browser 182 Wed, 06 Jan 2021 04:15:00 +0000 Inexpensive, Accessible hardware security tokens #authentication #cybersecurity There is a rush to replace <a href="https://www.timesnownews.com/business-economy/industry/article/soon-you-may-not-require-otp-to-authenticate-financial-transactions-on-smartphones/699170">SMS based OTPs</a>&nbsp;in several markets&nbsp;with more secure and reliable alternatives for multi-factor authentication due to the growing prevalence of <a href="https://krebsonsecurity.com/tag/sim-swapping/">SIM swapping attacks</a>&nbsp;and reliability issues concerning SMS.<div><br></div><div>When compared to other authentication options, <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FIDO_Alliance">FIDO</a> based hardware security key/tokens have proven to be reliable and private mechanism for secure multi-factor authentication. But hardware security token's <a href="https://www.yubico.com/in/store/#yubikey-5-series">prohibitive costs</a>&nbsp;and accessibility friction have prevented widespread adoption.</div><div><br></div><div>Although app based <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time-based_One-Time_Password">TOTP</a>&nbsp;is still a better alternative than SMS for two-factor authentication, it is still susceptible&nbsp;to phishing attacks and faces reliability concerns due to latency and not as accessible as SMS, Although <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMAC-based_One-Time_Password">HOTP</a> fixes the latency issues with TOTP it still falls behind the accessibility of SMS.</div> 1 points posted by Abishek Muthian /problems/181-inexpensive-accessible-hardware-security-tokens-authentication-cybersecurity 181 Sun, 27 Dec 2020 06:54:00 +0000 Database of Bot IP addresses #cybersecurity #database <div>If you had run any web-service and checked the logs you would have found constant barrage of logs indicating bots scanning for vulnerabilities by trying to locate PHP, Wordpress, git credentials etc.<br></div><div><br></div><div>These are annoying, consumes resources at best case scenario to actually exploiting our web-service if any vulnerability is found.<br><br>I was wondering if there was a central database of these bot IP addresses contributed by public from their logs, we could block these bots from scanning our web servers.<br></div> 1 points posted by Yogesh Basu /problems/180-database-of-bot-ip-addresses-cybersecurity-database 180 Thu, 24 Dec 2020 17:39:00 +0000 Upload local music and sync playlist #music #cloud <div>I had my entire local music library on Google Play Music and I enjoyed using it while it lasted. Now I don't want to face similar situation with another music service where I upload my local library, only to find the feature removed one day and to start searching for another service.</div><div><br></div><div>I would like a music service where I can upload my local music library, playlists to cloud and sync across devices; I want that service to do only this and not offer other online music subscriptions as then they will treat local music upload as secondary like how its happening with all major music service apps right now.<br><br>I heard from my friends and others in forums that they are willing to pay for such a service.<br></div> 1 points posted by Trisha /problems/179-upload-local-music-and-sync-playlist-music-cloud 179 Mon, 21 Dec 2020 18:07:00 +0000 Check email service status before sending emails #email #mailinglist When an email bounces, it gets auto-unsubscribed in many mailing lists to protect the reputation of the sender or the mailer service but a working email id can still bounce if the email service provider is having a technical issue and in this case all email ids belonging to that particular email service provider in the mailing list could potentially be unsubscribed automatically.<div><br></div><div>This can lead to mass unsubscribes if a major email service provider goes down, resulting in unrecoverable cost to the current <a href="https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/08/a-guide-to-the-substack-newsletter-economy.html">Newsletter Economy</a>.</div><div>To prevent this the mailer service should check the <a href="https://www.google.com/appsstatus#hl=en&amp;v=status">service status of the email provider</a> before mailing to the list. </div><div><br></div><div>I think there is a need gap for a service which keeps track of the service status of all email providers in realtime (i.e. not dependent upon user reports like downdetector) which can be used by the mailer services. <br><div><br></div><div><br></div></div> 3 points posted by Abishek Muthian /problems/178-check-email-service-status-before-sending-emails-email-mailinglist 178 Wed, 16 Dec 2020 12:39:00 +0000 Archive entire website permanently online #archive #backup <div>I have several side projects and each time I shutdown a project I have to archive each and every web page of my project website individually at <a href="https://archive.org/web/">Wayback Machine</a> as the ability to archive entire website seems to be available only for large organizations through their <a href="https://archive-it.org">Archive-It</a> program.</div><div><br></div><div>I feel there is a need gap for a service to save entire websites permanently on the Internet available to small website owners as well.<br></div> 2 points posted by Vessat /problems/177-archive-entire-website-permanently-online-archive-backup 177 Thu, 10 Dec 2020 13:26:00 +0000 Social media for uncompressed photos and videos #socialmedia #photo MKBHD a smartphone YouTuber recently published the annual <a href="https://youtu.be/kbeEkwlTeqQ?t=825">The Blind Camera Test</a>&nbsp;and as usual an unexpected contender wins the test like previous years. It largely comes down to image compression by the social media platforms.<br><br>I was wondering when many including myself are spending lot of money in buying a smartphone for its camera to post good quality photographs to social media, social media platform's compression defeats that purpose.<div><br></div><div>I understand that compression reduces Internet data consumption, but high speed Internet with unlimited data caps is not an issue where I live and others who are in similar circumstance might prefer a social media where photos and videos are not compressed.</div> 1 points posted by Bakshara /problems/176-social-media-for-uncompressed-photos-and-videos-socialmedia-photo 176 Mon, 07 Dec 2020 13:25:00 +0000 Daily activities to live a healthy lifestyle #fitness #health auto-pilot my fitness/health/recovery/lifestyle - programs like Precision Nutrition, Whoop, Wodup (hundreds of others) all have specific purposes but I have to add and join each one, setup and follow specifics. I would to subscribe to a stream instead of adding daily events/habits to a calendar - can I just join a coach who automates my health portion of my life. I just read it and do what it says and I should see results, hold me accountable. 2 points posted by Chad /problems/175-daily-activities-to-live-a-healthy-lifestyle-fitness-health 175 Sun, 06 Dec 2020 16:16:00 +0000 A/B test social media posts without posting #socialmedia #testing Everyone prefers to get more likes and shares for their social media posts but none more so than social media managers as we are paid to ensure that. But as the algorithms, people's preferences keep changing it's hard even for experienced social media managers to come up with best social media copy.<div><br></div><div>There are tools which provides analytics to do<a href="https://blog.hootsuite.com/social-media-ab-testing/"> A/B testing on social media</a>&nbsp;but all of them require the post/tweet to be published and are time consuming.</div><div><br></div><div>If there is a tool/service which allows A/B testing of social media posts without publishing by using historical and current data then it can make lives of social media managers easy.</div> 2 points posted by Ezekiel /problems/174-b-test-social-media-posts-without-posting-socialmedia-testing 174 Wed, 02 Dec 2020 12:55:00 +0000 Inexpensive secure home network routers #computernetwork #Internet Inexpensive home routers available on <a href="https://cybernews.com/security/walmart-exclusive-routers-others-made-in-china-contain-backdoors-to-control-devices/">Amazon, Walmart, eBay</a> are riddled with security vulnerabilities which allows a remote attacker to take control over the device and get inside our home network.<div><br></div><div>People buy these routers because they are inexpensive and very easy to setup but has to pay much more once hacked. Secure home routers from reputed brands which receive regular updates are expensive or DIY home routers are hard to setup for an average person.</div><div><br></div><div>There is a need gap for inexpensive secure home network routers which are easy to setup.</div> 1 points posted by Trevor Richmond /problems/172-inexpensive-secure-home-network-routers-computernetwork-internet 172 Thu, 26 Nov 2020 06:18:00 +0000 Cold chain systems to distribute COVID vaccine #logistics #supplychain <a href="https://bing.com/covid?vert=vaccineTracker">As the vaccine for COVID-19 is on the horizon</a>, world over nations are scrambling to upgrade their cold chain - logistics and supply chain to deliver the vaccine to their citizens when made available.<br><br>Vaccines generally require <b>very cold temperatures</b>&nbsp;for storage during distribution. Although several countries already have national vaccination program with cold chain infrastructure, COVID-19 vaccines announced so far have very stringent <b>cold storage requirement of -20˚C to -80˚C </b>making it difficult for distribution even for those countries.<br><br>Furthermore, these vaccines consists of multiple doses, so theoretically we are looking at <b>last mile delivery of about at-least 15 Billion vaccines</b> doses for a two dose COVID-19 vaccine.<br><br>This raises large need gap in several sectors where startups can participate directly or indirectly namely,<div> <ul><li>Vaccine Manufacturing (Optimization).</li> <li>Fridge, Freezers (Storage).</li> <li>Insulation materials (Temperature control).</li> <li>Transportation (Air/Land).</li> <li>Reliable temperature monitoring (IoT).</li> <li>Inventory management, Distribution management (Cloud software, Database systems)</li> <li>Post-Vaccine large scale health symptoms monitoring(Cloud software, IoT, Mobile apps, Encryption).</li> <li>Strengthening telecommunication systems to handle the network pressure (Computer Networking, Cyber Security).</li> </ul></div> 3 points posted by Abishek Muthian /problems/171-cold-chain-systems-to-distribute-covid-vaccine-logistics-supplychain 171 Thu, 19 Nov 2020 14:06:00 +0000 Self reporting symptoms of long COVID #health #COVID While second/third wave of COVID-19 has started to take its toll globally, <a href="https://www.economist.com/podcasts/2020/11/11/in-it-for-the-long-haulers-investigating-long-covid">horrors of long term symptoms from original COVID-19 survivors are coming to light</a>.<div><br></div><div>Symptoms ranging from breathlessness, fatigue to damage in brain tissue from MRI scans have been reported by several COVID survivors including those who were asymptomatic initially and those who survived COVID without any hassle.</div><div><br></div><div>Since long term effects of COVID are just starting to being explored by researchers, medical practitioners are under-equipped with data to help their patients reporting symptoms of their long COVID. Self help online forums are reportedly playing a huge role for these COVID survivors to discuss about their persisting symptoms.<br><br>A dedicated platform to self report long-term COVID symptoms with provisions to intuitively collect scientific data would be invaluable to researchers and scientists around the world.</div> 2 points posted by Abishek Muthian /problems/170-self-reporting-symptoms-of-long-covid-health-covid 170 Mon, 16 Nov 2020 04:20:00 +0000 Teach me vocabulary without spending extra time #language #education I'm trying to improve my vocabulary to sound sophisticated when I speak and write emails. There are several tools which helps me to learn a new word every day, but since it's out of context I usually forget most of them.<div><br></div><div>I was wondering that it would be nice if I can learn better vocabulary while doing routine tasks like browsing the web, but most of the web articles use dumbed-down vocabulary for the benefit of general audience and so I'm not learning any new words.</div><div><br></div><div>Have any of you faced this situation? How can this be solved?</div> 3 points posted by Jonas /problems/169-teach-me-vocabulary-without-spending-extra-time-language-education 169 Fri, 13 Nov 2020 17:37:00 +0000 Tell me when I'm out of Twitter Jail #twitter #marketing I'm a social media manager and marketer so tweeting on behalf of my clients is part of my daily routine. But there's a problem especially for new accounts, <b>if a new twitter account like/retweet/reply to a famous account then it's an immediate recipe for a shadow ban </b>or Twitter Jail&nbsp;even if the purpose was completely innocuous. <div><br></div><div>Often, even tweeting the product/company url twice in a day can get one into trouble as Twitter's algorithms are very stringent towards new accounts without enough followers. This leads to the disappointment of my clients, who come to me when they release a product or launch their company and obviously the account I create for them would be new and likelihood of going to Twitter jail is very high.</div><div><br></div><div>Fortunately, Twitter releases you from the jail if the infraction isn't severe but there's no way to know when that will happen. It has taken couple of hours, couple of weeks or even never in my experience. There are services like <a href="https://shadowban.eu/">shadowban.eu</a>&nbsp;which provide details about your Twitter Jail sentence but currently there's no way to know when you are out of the jail unless you manually check regularly.</div> 4 points posted by Ezekiel /problems/168-tell-me-when-im-out-of-twitter-jail-twitter-marketing 168 Mon, 09 Nov 2020 12:37:00 +0000 Find made in India products on ecommerce sites #India #ecommerce I would like to support Indian manufacturers and small industries in India. So, I deliberately buy India manufactured products on ecommerce sites like Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal, Paytm Mall etc.<div><br></div><div>But finding India manufactured products on ecommerce sites in India is not a straightforward affair, I need to dig around the manufacturer to find the country of origin. Luckily, the <a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-india-china-ecommerce-idUSKBN2491UO">government ordered these ecommerce sites to display the 'Country of Origin' for all items</a>. Which they are slowly complying to, but now I have to search for Country of Origin : India in the product description of every item I'm interested in manually as these ecommerce sites do not display it at a prominent location.</div><div><br></div><div>I would like to find an easier way to find products with <b>Country of Origin : India</b>&nbsp;on these ecommerce sites and I have seen several others expressing similar views.</div> 1 points posted by Rahman /problems/166-find-made-in-india-products-on-ecommerce-sites-india-ecommerce 166 Sun, 25 Oct 2020 18:54:00 +0000 Open collection of learning resources by topics #learning #education I often want to learn about some topic, from very broad (like "C# programming") to very specific (like "Source Generators in C#"). There are lots of resources about any topic (blog posts, articles, videos, courses, books, etc.) and some are good, some bad. On Google, you get results sorted by some algorithm and they may not necessary be the best for learning or suitable for your level of knowledge (e.g., beginner/advanced). Search results are just not very well curated.<div><br></div><div>I imagine there should be a site where anyone could register links to such learning resources, organize them by topics and rate them, so the best resources for the topic are selected by the community.<br><div><br></div><div>I know that for programming topics, there are pages on GitHub like <a href="https://github.com/quozd/awesome-dotnet">Awesome .NET</a>&nbsp;or <a href="https://github.com/Solido/awesome-flutter">Awesome Flutter</a>&nbsp;where people create curated lists of resources about some programming language. However, I believe this should be more unified and accessible also to other areas than programming. It should be similarly open for contributions like GitHub Pull Requests but not so complex.</div></div> 1 points posted by janjones /problems/165-open-collection-of-learning-resources-by-topics-learning-education 165 Fri, 23 Oct 2020 20:39:00 +0000 Share YouTube subscribed channel list #youtube #sharing Recently I got bored of the content from my subscribed channels on the YouTube and I asked my friends to share their subscription list only to find out that there's no such option to share YouTube subscription list.<div><br></div><div>It seems earlier there used to be an <a href="https://vidooly.com/blog/how-to-transfer-youtube-subscriptions/">export option and third party service which allowed importing subscription</a> list into another Google account, but not anymore.</div><div><br></div><div>There are <a href="https://support.google.com/youtube/search?q=export+subscribed+channel+list">others asking for the same in the YouTube community forum</a> without any solutions. I think a tool which allows easy sharing and exporting of YouTube subscription list could be appreciated by these people and me!</div> 5 points posted by Devin /problems/164-share-youtube-subscribed-channel-list-youtube-sharing 164 Fri, 23 Oct 2020 12:47:00 +0000 Remember stuff using a song played at that time #music #memory I am sure many of us remember the events which occurred when listening to the same song which we were listening to when those events occurred. <br><br>I happen to remember the things vividly when I play a song i.e. things which occurred earlier when I was listening to the same song several years ago. This happens usually with my favourite songs.<div><br></div><div>I don't know how this works, but I would like to know whether some form of technique can be developed to remember any stuff using&nbsp; songs or music.</div><div><br></div><div>Do you remember past events when listening to a song?</div> 3 points posted by Tracy Devin /problems/162-remember-stuff-using-a-song-played-at-that-time-music-memory 162 Mon, 19 Oct 2020 13:48:00 +0000 Rate niche products on the problem they solve #niche #marketing I'm a marketer with the ability to go through a niche or sub-niche to determine the problems that are being solved by products in the niche. Other marketers could agree that this can be a time consuming task when approached from this angle. My question is to whether or not there is an app(s) that already solves this issue to a certain degree?&nbsp; -1 points posted by Digicol5 160 Fri, 09 Oct 2020 21:59:00 +0000 Amazon for local retail #retail #ecommerce I'm imagining a platform for local retailers where customers can search for products in a similar way they do on Amazon and see where those products are available in their neighborhood. <div>They can then reserve or pay directly and pick them up later or get them delivered to whereever they want. </div><div><br></div><div>I know some retailers offer to check store availibility on their website but this quickly turns into a comparison across mulitple websites and then you still have only some of the potential results.</div> 2 points posted by crispin /problems/159-amazon-for-local-retail-retail-ecommerce 159 Thu, 08 Oct 2020 06:52:00 +0000 Domain price estimate based on current events #domain #worldevents I invest in domains, so buying domain names which grow in value matters to me. But, none of the current domain appraisals take current world events into account when estimating the value of a domain.<div><br></div><div>Anyone can tell, <b>covid19.com</b> must be valued in thousands of dollars where as it is estimated to be worth about <a href="https://godaddy.com/domain-value-appraisal/appraisal/?checkAvail=1&amp;tmskey=&amp;domainToCheck=covid19.com">$100</a>, similarly <b>trumpbidendebate.com</b> is appraised to be about <a href="https://godaddy.com/domain-value-appraisal/appraisal/?checkAvail=1&amp;tmskey=&amp;domainToCheck=trumpbidendebate.com">$229</a>&nbsp;and <b>trumpcovid.com</b> is <a href="https://godaddy.com/domain-value-appraisal/appraisal/?checkAvail=1&amp;tmskey=&amp;domainToCheck=trumpcovid.com">$500</a>&nbsp;(All at the time of writing). </div><div><br></div><div>This is because, <i>current domain value estimates</i> are based upon TLD, age, keywords, search volume for the keyword, advertising competition, comparable sales but are <i>not updated in real time based on latest world events</i>.<br><br>I would like domain appraisal based upon current world events and alerts for such high value domains.</div> 4 points posted by Natalie /problems/158-domain-price-estimate-based-on-current-events-domain-worldevents 158 Mon, 05 Oct 2020 13:31:00 +0000 Weekly review of high profile startup lawsuits #newsletter #legal I would like weekly updates on high profile startup legal cases and it seems <a href="https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=24416469">there are others who would like it too</a>.<div><br></div><div>It's getting hard to track who is suing who, updates on countersuits and legal settlements as lawsuits have become part of the business strategy.</div><div><br></div><div>I feel a weekly email news letter would be an appropriate medium for delivering weekly review of high profile startup lawsuits.</div> 3 points posted by Shinzo Reyen /problems/157-weekly-review-of-high-profile-startup-lawsuits-newsletter-legal 157 Mon, 28 Sep 2020 13:21:00 +0000 Get me the news I need, not the news I want #news #information I'm tired of the hate mongering, cognitive bias rich, mindless advertisement fuelled News media be it on Internet or Television or Radio or even traditional Paper medium.<div><br></div><div>When I say Internet, I don't mean just the websites, but also mobile Apps with infinite scroll which has put pressure on the News Agencies to produce content at a blistering rate, resulting in low quality content without any editorial oversight or fact checking or even proofreading.</div><div><br></div><div>I'm tired of these News medium exploiting my FOMO, I'm convinced that 99.9% of the news I consume every day has just information I don't need, Information I will never use in my life, at least in the foreseeable future. This is after choosing the categories of interest, giving personal information about myself than I should have to the large media companies and thereby advertisers.</div><div><br></div><div>I'm convinced that these News media are trying make me someone they want to be, rather than give me what I need.</div><div><br></div><div>What does it take to get only the News I need, which will be actually useful for my life?</div> 4 points posted by Andora /problems/156-get-me-the-news-i-need-not-the-news-i-want-news-information 156 Thu, 17 Sep 2020 13:21:00 +0000 Make me breathe properly #health #respiration 80% of the population has some form of disfunction in breathing, 50% of modern population chronically breathe through their mouth, <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5o9b2RVC2E">says James Nestor</a>. <div><br></div><div>It seems that the correct way to breathe is 5 - 6 breaths/minute and breathing correctly has huge therapeutic benefits such helping with reducing symptoms of allergies, asthma, autoimmune disease, anxiety, depression and in some cases even curing them.</div><div><br></div><div>What can help me develop this correct way of breathing as a habit, without investing too much time or money?</div> 3 points posted by Michelle /problems/155-make-me-breathe-properly-health-respiration 155 Wed, 09 Sep 2020 14:02:00 +0000 An off-screen alternative to digital quiz #education #kids Many kids are being exposed to screen more than the daily ideal limit due to being required to finish their homework and submissions. A service that can generate offline printable playful quiz/homework forms for google classroom and other services might be useful. You print it, give it your kids for filling and then you scan/capture it to submit it back. 2 points posted by John_Doe /problems/154-an-off-screen-alternative-to-digital-quiz-education-kids 154 Wed, 09 Sep 2020 03:34:00 +0000 SLA for side projects and solopreneurs #agreement #sideproject B2B side projects, solopreneurs&nbsp;who build products and services for businesses suffer from chicken-and-egg problem of not being able to provide guarantees on the availability of a service as there are not enough customers; Meanwhile business customers refrain from engaging with side projects and solopreneurs as they might cease to exist abruptly.<br><br>e.g. Check this <a href="https://www.mugshotbot.com/">service</a>&nbsp;which creates social images for websites and articles with just the URL. This solves an important problem of having to create social images manually for every blog post of a business website. But if this services goes down, so does all the social images.<br><br><div>We need to find a solution to offer Service Level Agreements to business customers by solopreneurs and side project creators without compromising any side.</div> 4 points posted by Abishek Muthian /problems/153-sla-for-side-projects-and-solopreneurs-agreement-sideproject 153 Mon, 31 Aug 2020 16:36:00 +0000 Offline programming course for prisoners #education #prison I have a friend in prison to whom I am sending educational materials, I figured that learning programming could be very useful and so I searched for materials which could teach prominent programming languages without access to a computer but couldn't find anything noteworthy.<br><br>I understand that a programming language doesn't make much sense without access to a computer, but decades earlier when there were limited access to the computers people still learnt programming through books.<br><br>There is a very high population of incarcerated people in my country, I think an offline equivalent of MOOC for programming via paper medium would be very useful to the inmates anywhere in the world.<br><br>I saw other remote education related problems on this platform and So, I was motivated to post this. 3 points posted by Jonas /problems/152-offline-programming-course-for-prisoners-education-prison 152 Thu, 27 Aug 2020 17:48:00 +0000 Display musical instruments used in a song #visualization #music I like to visualise different musical instruments used in a song like Keyboard(Piano), Guitar, Drum, Violin, Saxophone, Flute etc. in my mind when I listen to the music. If you are like me, wouldn't it be nice to have the instruments displayed on the music app itself?<div><br></div><div>Ideally, The space beneath the progress bar as the song plays could be a great place for the visualisations of the musical instruments and could be disabled if not needed like how Spotify, Amazon Music, Apple Music do it for the lyrics.</div><div><br></div><div>That's all, let me know if you would like to have that feature in the music apps and let's get them working on it!</div><div><br></div> 3 points posted by Trisha /problems/151-display-musical-instruments-used-in-a-song-visualization-music 151 Mon, 24 Aug 2020 13:03:00 +0000 Monthly payment - Freelancer App #freelancer #flatfee Covid 19 has caused a lot of unemployment worldwide. <div><br></div><div>Although there are many freelancer apps out there, most of them operate based on a commission model system. By charging many poor freelancers for <b>every</b> single work/project they do on those platforms.<br></div><div><br></div><div>If Netflix has been so successful, by delivering extensive and diverse content, a freelancer app might succeed as well. Using similarly the same business model. <br></div><div><br></div><div><b>On this app</b>: Freelancers pay a monthly fee and they can generate as much work as they can, without being ripped off on every single job they do by those bloody commissions. </div><div><br></div><div>I will like to see some thoughts on the matter. Thanks !</div> 1 points posted by alvaroignaciotapia@gmail.com /problems/150-monthly-payment-freelancer-app-freelancer-flatfee 150 Sat, 22 Aug 2020 18:48:00 +0000 Remote education for underprivileged #education #poverty COVID-19 pandemic has put the world into lockdown and the children are forced to get their <a href="https://www.worldbank.org/en/topic/edutech/brief/how-countries-are-using-edtech-to-support-remote-learning-during-the-covid-19-pandemic">education through Internet - especially via video conferencing often using smartphones, radio, television and texting</a>.<div> </div><div>Unfortunately, <b>even feature phones let alone smartphones are beyond the reach of many</b>, <a href="https://indianexpress.com/article/education/about-56-pc-of-children-have-no-access-to-smartphones-for-e-learning-study-6457247/">resulting in the lack of means to get educated</a> in the <a href="https://globalpressjournal.com/americas/mexico/virtual-learning-impossible-migrant-families-mexico/">marginalised communities</a> where education is the only way for the next generation to escape the poverty. There are several reports of children committing suicide after being distraught from not being able to afford a smartphone[<a href="https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/kerala/kerala-class-x-girl-ends-life-allegedly-over-lack-of-access-to-online-classes/article31728470.ece">1</a>][<a href="https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/girl-without-smartphone-fails-to-attend-online-classes-kills-self/articleshow/76474815.cms">2</a>][<a href="https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/coronavirus-india-punjab-mansa-no-smartphone-for-online-classes-girl-allegedly-commits-suicide-2242789">3</a>].<br><br>Pew Research centre's 2019 <a href="https://www.pewresearch.org/internet/2019/11/20/non-mobile-phone-users-what-hinders-their-access/">report</a> says,</div><div><br></div><div><blockquote>Across the 11 emerging economies surveyed as part of this report, up to one-in-five people do not own or even share a mobile phone.</blockquote><div><br></div></div><div>Lack of smartphone or other electronic device is not the only problem, lack of proper electricity, cellular and Internet connectivity inhibits the underprivileged from receiving remote education.<br><br>What we can we come up with under such conditions to deliver remote education to the underprivileged?<b> </b>Note that several governments are trying to crack this problem as well, so any <b>solution to fill this need gap could be a</b> <b>viable international social good startup idea</b>.</div> 3 points posted by Abishek Muthian /problems/149-remote-education-for-underprivileged-education-poverty 149 Mon, 17 Aug 2020 13:54:00 +0000 Simple Video editor for beginner youtubers #video #editing We all know video editing is hard. After talking to some people, in order to create a 4-5 minute high quality video can take 4-7 hours. Which discourages a lot of people.<div><br></div><div>I want to cut down that time ten-fold.</div><div><br></div><div>In other words, create a video editor that will help you all the way throughout your editing workflow - save time, create HQ videos, see your subscriber count grow.</div> 3 points posted by studiocinematic /problems/148-simple-video-editor-for-beginner-youtubers-video-editing 148 Wed, 12 Aug 2020 21:46:00 +0000 Which platform streams my fav show or movie? #streaming #movies It is not easy for consumers to know which movie/show is streamed by which platform (such as NetFlix or PrimeVideo). This service maintains the list of movies &amp; shows with their platforms for easy search. For this to work, Currently, each platform lists its contents in a searchable manner, whether it is original content or third party. But if a consumer wants to locate which platform has a particular show or movie, there is no easy way (but for a generic search). This service can either do a back-to-back search on multiple platforms, parse the returned value, merge multiple responses and present to the user. Alternatively, it can maintain a local cache/catalogue.<br> 1 points posted by sierra1bravo /problems/147-which-platform-streams-my-fav-show-or-movie-streaming-movies 147 Tue, 11 Aug 2020 05:52:00 +0000 Health insurance for sick and disabled #insurance #disability I recently learnt that the top health insurers in my country are denying policy for the sick and disabled; <a href="https://abishekmuthian.com/insurers-are-putting-the-lives-of-sick-and-disabled-at-risk-during-covid-19-pandemic/">putting the lives of sick and disabled at risk during COVID-19 pandemic</a>.<div><br></div><div>As an entrepreneur I understand the risk faced by insurers, but then again such risk is part and parcel of their business model. But, denying someone a policy since they have X disease when they could offer them a coverage for rest of the ailments with a waiting period for coverage of X disease <b>is not keeping up with the progress of medical science</b>; especially when the Govt. guidelines suggests you to do the same.<br><br><i>Hence, there is a need gap for an insurer who cares about sick, disabled and has ethical policies which are developed in parallel to the progress in medical science</i>.<br><br>Do you know such insurer, have opinions about how such insurer should be or want to build one yourself? I understand that the subject of health insurance differs widely according to the country and their health policy.<br><br></div> 2 points posted by Abishek Muthian /problems/145-health-insurance-for-sick-and-disabled-insurance-disability 145 Sat, 08 Aug 2020 05:02:00 +0000 On-demand Hacker News notification #hackernews #notification Every now and then a service announcing <a href="https://hnnotify.xyz/">notification for Hacker News</a> <a href="http://www.hnreplies.com/">pops up</a>&nbsp;which takes in email id, username and send email for HN replies. Then there are browser add-ons which <a href="https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/hacker-news-comments-noti/fcdogcdfbjpnhcnflhdpcdfjmmiedebo">send notifications when there are new comments to subscribed HN threads</a>.<br><br>But, as far as I have searched <b>there is no service which allows me to subscribe to specific threads and comments for notifications without having to give in my email id</b>.<br><br>I think there would be takers for such a service, including myself as HN crowd are generally averse to mandatory email id and many would like to follow interesting threads, comments including ones which they have replied to. 3 points posted by Shinzo Reyen /problems/144-on-demand-hacker-news-notification-hackernews-notification 144 Thu, 30 Jul 2020 13:46:00 +0000 Capturing good photos from any phone #photography #phone I don't take pictures to post to social networks often, so I run my phone until software updates are available, as cameras are usually the only distinguishing feature even among flagships.<br><br>But, when I do take a photograph (usually insects, birds and animals) I would like the picture to be good. But, it is rarely the case as only few smartphone manufacturers have got the knack of capturing good photographs even though the hardware (sensor, lens, processor) are the same.<br><br>Their secret sauce lies in the machine learning powered image processing software, as spectacularly demonstrated by Google with their pixel lineup of phones and few other manufacturers.<br><br><b>So why not take that software to the cloud and let anyone get good quality photographs from any mobile? </b>All current smartphones can capture images in RAW format, with better Internet bandwidth on the phone, a RAW format image can be uploaded to the cloud for ML - image processing while a lower quality JPEG can be displayed on the phone. Once processed, higher quality pictures can be shared to the social network or downloaded.<br><br>I think a phone camera app with this service can fill a large need gap of getting good photos on any phone. 3 points posted by Abishek Muthian /problems/143-capturing-good-photos-from-any-phone-photography-phone 143 Thu, 23 Jul 2020 13:23:00 +0000 YouTube like public chat for ecommerce websites #chat #ecommerce I like how public chats on YouTube, Twitch can be used to discuss about the content with several others. When I buy something online, I wonder why there is no public chat facility on these websites and only person I could chat with about the product is the store employee or a bot.<br><br>When I buy something online, I search for reviews, competitive products and possibly lower price elsewhere; it would be nice if there was a public chat on Amazon or other ecommerce sites where I can discuss with other buyers directly instead of unreliable and often fake reviews on the ecommerce websites. 4 points posted by Natasha Taylor /problems/141-youtube-like-public-chat-for-ecommerce-websites-chat-ecommerce 141 Thu, 16 Jul 2020 13:21:00 +0000 Show me my bank's hidden charges #banking #charges My bank is putting a ton load of hidden charges on my account for transactions, services I never use and what not. It's a chore to find these charges from the bank statement (which we rarely do) and even if we find it there is little we could do about it.<div><br></div><div>Talking to my friends, it seems almost every major bank does this and it is a problem for many.</div><div><br></div><div>I would like a solution where my bank's hidden charges are clearly showcased to me and helps me reduce those charges.</div> 3 points posted by Benny /problems/140-show-me-my-banks-hidden-charges-banking-charges 140 Mon, 13 Jul 2020 12:01:00 +0000