Validate your problems, startup ideas to create products which people want http://needgap.com Validate your problems, startup ideas, MVP to create products which people want. Mon, 26 Jul 2021 16:00:00 +0000 Listening to bird songs from different regions #music #mentalhealth <span class="commtext c00">Listening to <a href="https://www.nhm.ac.uk/discover/how-listening-to-bird-song-can-transform-our-mental-health.html">bird sounds is now recognized to have positive impact on mental health</a>, So how about selecting a particular region on the earth and listing to high quality bird songs? There some good <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_EaSSgqsQs4">YT playlists</a> but they offer limited options to select birds or regions.<br> 3 points posted by Abishek Muthian /problems/273-listening-to-bird-songs-from-different-regions-music-mentalhealth 273 Mon, 26 Jul 2021 15:36:00 +0000 No single place to learn computer science online #coding #programming There are a few problems with learning CS online right now, as opposed to in college.<div><br><div> <ul> <li>All the resources are scattered across the web. It's hard to keep track of what to learn and where.</li> <li>Many of the resources are just videos and text. I want to actually write code</li> </ul></div><div><br></div></div> 2 points posted by wagslane /problems/272-no-single-place-to-learn-computer-science-online-coding-programming 272 Sat, 24 Jul 2021 13:24:00 +0000 Uban dictionary for kindle #language #reading <div>We can read server different types of content on Kindle apart from the books, nowadays even newsletters can be sent to the kindle. But kindle is lacking a urban dictionary to explore words from such content.</div><div><br></div><div>Fortunately dictionaries can easily be loaded onto a kindle and all that is required is to create an urban dictionary in e-book format. I couldn't find anything like that as of now.<br></div> 1 points posted by Luke /problems/271-uban-dictionary-for-kindle-language-reading 271 Sat, 24 Jul 2021 05:01:00 +0000 Low quality language learning resources #language #education It's very time-consuming for me to search for language-learning resources. <div><br></div><div>And when I do find one, it turned out to be a low quality and half-baked content. It's demoralizing. </div><div><br></div><div>Most sites that are listing resources are filled with affiliate links and advertisements. Some aren't even genuine.</div><div><br></div><div>It's difficult to learn a language seriously when there is no syllabus or even a guide to help me chart my way in learning a language.</div> 1 points posted by yusuf /problems/270-low-quality-language-learning-resources-language-education 270 Tue, 20 Jul 2021 07:13:00 +0000 Keeping the things I like with me #consumerpower #privacy <div>Netflix knows what type of movies I like, Amazon knows which brands I like to purchase from, DoorDash knows what I like to eat and Google knows everything there is to know about me; But I would like to know, keep track of it what I like with me and offer it to services as and when needed.</div><div><br></div><div>There's not much to worry about if these services use their recommendation system only to deliver what we need as a consumer, But after learning what we like the recommendation system is used for their advantage to sell what they want to us(those with more markup), even if there's a better option for us available in their platform.</div> 3 points posted by Abishek Muthian /problems/269-keeping-the-things-i-like-with-me-consumerpower-privacy 269 Sun, 18 Jul 2021 14:20:00 +0000 Detecting phishing websites #cybersecurity #frauddetection I recently came across a <a href="https://twitter.com/heavyinfo/status/1409761416865746956">website phishing Indian Govt.'s Income Tax website</a> on the top of Google search results. If such high value, thoroughly scrutinized websites can be phished and even make it to the top of Google search then surely there's a need-gap in the existing phishing detection systems.<br> 1 points posted by Abishek Muthian /problems/267-detecting-phishing-websites-cybersecurity-frauddetection 267 Thu, 15 Jul 2021 13:53:00 +0000 Colors look different according to the browser #webdevelopment #color <div>Colors are displayed differently in each browser. The reasons are explained in detail by <a href="https://mux.com/blog/your-browser-and-my-browser-see-different-colors/"></a><a class="WrittenBy__WriterLink-zutcho-0 gDedIJ">Matthew Szatmary</a>, In summary - browsers and standards are a mess.</div><div><br></div><div>During development and video production I have to test in different browsers for adjusting to this and it consumes lot of effort.</div><div><br></div><div>I feel there is a need-gap in solutions for testing color accuracy across browsers.<br></div> 3 points posted by Roman /problems/266-colors-look-different-according-to-the-browser-webdevelopment-color 266 Tue, 13 Jul 2021 16:11:00 +0000 Better way for collecting twitter threads #notes #twitter <div>Hi everyone,</div><div><br></div><div><span class="css-901oao css-16my406 r-poiln3 r-bcqeeo r-qvutc0">I’m using Notion to&nbsp; collect interesting twitter threads which I find valuable.</div><div><span class="css-901oao css-16my406 r-poiln3 r-bcqeeo r-qvutc0"><br></div><div><span class="css-901oao css-16my406 r-poiln3 r-bcqeeo r-qvutc0">I would have to copy link and then embed it in Notion.&nbsp; The approach is flawed in terms of searching and categorisation and as well as consuming content.</div><div><br></div><div>I'm looking for a way to make the process of collecting twitter threads efficient.<br></div><div><br></div><div>Thanks.</div> 2 points posted by goranculibrk /problems/265-better-way-for-collecting-twitter-threads-notes-twitter 265 Mon, 12 Jul 2021 06:37:00 +0000 Internet troubles during live TV interviews #television #videocall <div> <h3>Can you hear me, I can't hear you</h3></div><div><br></div><div>That is what we have been hearing on every television interviews now since everyone is attending interviews remotely using Internet video calls.</div><div><br></div><div>Internet network connectivity troubles are a huge pain to these TV channels as not all participants have fast, stable Internet plan and are genuinely annoying to the audience.</div><div><br></div><div>Surely this is a need-gap right?<br></div> 3 points posted by Alan /problems/264-internet-troubles-during-live-tv-interviews-television-videocall 264 Thu, 08 Jul 2021 16:17:00 +0000 Plan Second-Order, Third-Order consequences #mentalmodel #cognitivescience <div>I have realized that almost all of my troubles are because I didn't plan the <a href="https://fs.blog/2016/04/second-order-thinking/">second-order, third-order consequences</a> of my life's decisions. By choosing the first available option, I have often ended up creating more problems for myself and others around me.</div><div><br></div><div>Smart people avoid this by thinking about the second-order, third-order consequences. But not everyone is a chess Grandmaster.</div><div><br></div><div>I feel wanting to improve the decision making is the first step and if aided by tools to plan consequences of our options then many can avoid costly mistakes in life.<br></div> 5 points posted by Chase /problems/263-plan-second-order-third-order-consequences-mentalmodel-cognitivescience 263 Sun, 04 Jul 2021 03:15:00 +0000 Personalized avatar stickers without text #profile #socialmedia <div>I like to keep avatars as picture for social media but I don't use iPhone or Samsung phone for those fancy memojis and have to settle in for using Bitmoji app. But Bitmoji avatar stickers come with text and so I want to create avatars without the text.</div><div><br></div><div>Is there an app which can help me create memoji like avatars but without text on a non Samsung android phone?<br></div> 3 points posted by Pierr /problems/262-personalized-avatar-stickers-without-text-profile-socialmedia 262 Sat, 03 Jul 2021 16:19:00 +0000 Frictions in B2B Forex #money #finance <div>Frictions in consumer to business payments have largely been reduced due to innovative solutions by <a href="https://startuptoolchain.com/#payments">payment gateway and hosts</a> but it remains in business to business transactions.</div><div><br></div><div>Account payable teams of large multinational corporations still rely upon legacy wire transfers for foreign exchange incurring huge transaction fees, delays in receiving the money and often have to visit the bank in person for Forex remittance(In today's remote first world!) . The problem is <a href="https://twitter.com/KarthikS2206/status/1410824818086141953?s=20">more pronounced when one of the parties is from a developing country</a> and compliance hurdles adds up to this problem.</div><div><br></div><div>So I feel there's large need-gap in the solutions for B2B money transfer.<br></div> 3 points posted by Abishek Muthian /problems/261-frictions-in-b2b-forex-money-finance 261 Sat, 03 Jul 2021 02:26:00 +0000 Logo design for a new startup or MVP #design #graphics Looking for a way to get some minimal brand / logo design in place for the different side projects and apps I launch. I know I can do it myself but I'm not a designer and have trouble making something that looks decent. I tried logo generators but it doesn't look professional IMO. Also good designers are expensive. 1 points posted by dagorenouf /problems/260-logo-design-for-a-new-startup-or-mvp-design-graphics 260 Thu, 01 Jul 2021 14:35:00 +0000 Suggest unique pronounceable baby names #linguistics #children <div>I would like to give my children the advantage of having unique names from email id to social media handles. At the same time <b>I don't want the name to be like X Æ A-Xii</b>.</div><div><br></div><div>So a service which suggests unique pronounceable baby names would be very useful for parents like me.<br></div> 1 points posted by Kayla /problems/259-suggest-unique-pronounceable-baby-names-linguistics-children 259 Thu, 01 Jul 2021 14:01:00 +0000 Building an audience as an indie-maker #customeracquistion #creator The audience-first approach seems to be THE way to be successful as an indie-maker.&nbsp;But building an audience is incredibly difficult. <div>Not everyone is good at writing / talking / video... </div><div><br></div><div>My main problems: </div><div>&nbsp;- finding great content to share</div><div>&nbsp;- be consistent, do this every day</div><div>&nbsp;- make it productive enough so it doesn't affect my creation time too much. <br><div><br></div><div>What's your secrets? </div></div> 3 points posted by Thibault /problems/257-building-an-audience-as-an-indie-maker-customeracquistion-creator 257 Wed, 30 Jun 2021 19:12:00 +0000 Selling hardware products as a solopreneur #sales #ecommerce <div>I want to sell hardware products internationally, But <b>as a solopreneur meeting compliance for hardware locally and internationally is a nightmare</b> and hence I settle for building SaaS products like most other indie hackers.</div><div><br></div><div>There are hardware product marketplaces like <a href="https://www.tindie.com/">Tindie</a> which help solopreneurs get their customers, But the seller has to still maintain the inventory and ship directly to the buyer. Today hosting a eCommerce website as an individual is not the limiting factor <a href="https://startuptoolchain.com/#website">even for those who don't know to code</a>, So the real need gap exists in removing the compliance and shipping hurdles.</div><div><br></div><div>With tough competition in SaaS industry, Building hardware products is a great way to differentiate our product line-up. With the <a href="https://www.forbes.com/sites/elainepofeldt/2019/06/22/despite-a-booming-job-market-many-solopreneurs-opt-to-stay-independent/">rising number of solopreneurs</a> I think it's high time this need gap gets addressed.</div><div><br></div><div>I have couple of ideas to address this which I'll share in the comments and would like to hear more from you.<br></div> 3 points posted by Abishek Muthian /problems/256-selling-hardware-products-as-a-solopreneur-sales-ecommerce 256 Wed, 30 Jun 2021 14:16:00 +0000 Compare law of the land in an easy way #law #travel <div>I am planning to take a world tour after the pandemic, When I do I would like to be apprised of the local laws in each country when compared to mine. Contrary to what many think, There are <a href="https://www.farandwide.com/s/weird-laws-world-4961c1ede8d749bf">some unexpected laws</a> in even developed nations which can get one into trouble.<br><br>So I would like to compare the common laws of country I am visiting with the laws of my country e.g. If I am traveling from UK to Acropolis, Greece the service should <b>warn me about high heels being illegal</b> in a easily understandable manner. Also since there new local regulations due to pandemic in almost all countries, This type of service can be of immense help if updated regularly with accurate information. <br></div> 3 points posted by Madhuri /problems/255-compare-law-of-the-land-in-an-easy-way-law-travel 255 Sun, 27 Jun 2021 07:31:00 +0000 Don't know how my job applications are going #jobsearch #employment <p>Hey, I've been a SWE for a few years now and have applied for a lot of positions since deciding to move over from the civil service (100+ applications). I find this process just hugely inconsistent and it's really hard to manage because all the companies have their own special process so a spreadsheet doesn't really work. So I really want to be able to see how all of my applications have gone and do stuff like order the companies by the amount of face time they gave me in my job search process. Does anyone know something that will do this for me?</p> 1 points posted by camjw /problems/253-dont-know-how-my-job-applications-are-going-jobsearch-employment 253 Fri, 25 Jun 2021 08:29:00 +0000 Eye strain due to lockdown #health #wellness <div>Like many others who are sitting at their home staring at screens, I have become <a href="https://www.dw.com/en/covid-19-and-eyesight-myopia-on-the-rise-during-lockdown/a-56301421">myopic</a>. It looks like lot of us would be working from home permanently here after, requiring solutions to prevent eye strain and <a href="https://retinatoday.com/articles/2019-sept/myopia-a-global-epidemic">myopia was already an endemic</a> before the pandemic.</div><div><br></div>What are the solutions built for protecting our vision under these new circumstances?<br> 3 points posted by Rudolph /problems/251-eye-strain-due-to-lockdown-health-wellness 251 Tue, 22 Jun 2021 13:51:00 +0000 Geocaching with more than "go there, find that" #gaming #recreation I know this type of app already exist in some form. But after trying some of them, I believe they have still room for improvement. Its too often "go there", "find that". An application with local adventure in cities. Once selected an adventure the user follow a story line with steps to achieve. It helps him discover a local environment, with a potential to history and point of interest of a city. With a more premium model you could imagine more physical interaction with the world (IoT, NFC, QRcode, etc) and a proper follow up in case of difficulty same as the master of game in an escape game. What are your thoughts ? 3 points posted by Alexandre /problems/250-geocaching-with-more-than-go-there-find-that-gaming-recreation 250 Sun, 20 Jun 2021 11:31:00 +0000 Make clicking links safer #cybersecurity #privacy <div>My job involves clicking lot of links from unknown individuals, Which is the first no-no to prevent hacking and is being constantly advised everywhere.</div><div><br></div><div>I am constantly paranoid after clicking a link. May be cybersecurity experts have some ways for clicking links safely, But I am not one of them and I doubt whether the method they use would apply for people like me who get dozens of legitimate links over email and chat.</div><div><br></div><div>I feel since there's no easy way currently to safely click links, People just ignore the advise against clicking links and end-up getting hacked.<br></div> 3 points posted by Miguel /problems/249-make-clicking-links-safer-cybersecurity-privacy 249 Sat, 19 Jun 2021 13:59:00 +0000 I have a hard time piecing code together #programming #education <p><b>I have a hard time figuring out what i need to know to build and piece together code knowing syntax is not enough to learn programming.&nbsp;&nbsp;I know basic javasript syntax but I have a hard time which syntax connects with what.</b></p><div>How do you approach a javascript problem? For this, I quit learning programming, and I would like to try again. I burned out on tutorial hell. One day, I hope to become a proficient programmer.<br></div><div>and now another course or list of syntax wont help. thank you!</div><div><br></div> 3 points posted by anoncookies /problems/248-i-have-a-hard-time-piecing-code-together-programming-education 248 Mon, 14 Jun 2021 21:46:00 +0000 Retain key lessons from non-fiction titles #reading #retention Without access to&nbsp;synchronous book clubs or study groups, our options are limited to note-taking, self-refelction - pen and paper or apps like Notion - to retain key, actionable information, quotes and lessons from great nonfiction psychology, sociology and business titles.<div><br></div><div>Apps like Blinkist offer professional summaries but it is not the same as really reading and absorbing it yourself and applying the lessons to work and life.</div><div><div><br></div><div>I sometimes re-read the title but this means&nbsp; finding the physical or digital copy, or audio book and the time to read/listen again.</div></div> 3 points posted by davearms /problems/247-retain-key-lessons-from-non-fiction-titles-reading-retention 247 Sun, 13 Jun 2021 12:47:00 +0000 Engagement with employees in small startups #team #engagement I spend 50% of time in recruiting, and the other in helping my current team perform better.... <div>Which is majorly aligning them on goals and checking on how they are doing avoiding burn out etc. </div><div><br></div><div>What are the best ways to do this??? ha ha we don't have an HR team yet so maybe that's the answer?</div> 3 points posted by tco /problems/246-engagement-with-employees-in-small-startups-team-engagement 246 Thu, 10 Jun 2021 15:32:00 +0000 Taking notes from Hacker News comments #hackernews #notes <a href="https://news.ycombinator.com">Hacker News</a> from YCombinator is a news submission website optimized for gratifying one's intellectual curiosity. Regular readers know that the <a href="https://news.ycombinator.com/bestcomments">real gold</a> is in the comments of Hacker News.<br><br>But in the urge to submit/respond to the comments, FOMO other HN stories the knowledge in the comments are often lost if not saved(favorites). Even if saved, Memory ( /problems/41 ) should serve right to get what we need and when we need it.<br><br>I feel there's a need gap for a better note taking solution for assimilating knowledge from Hacker News discussions.<br> 4 points posted by Abishek Muthian /problems/245-taking-notes-from-hacker-news-comments-hackernews-notes 245 Thu, 10 Jun 2021 13:29:00 +0000 Deciding between job offers #employment #career <div>When there are several competing offers, it's hard to take a decision about which one to go with as just going along with the best monetary compensation is not always the ideal choice.</div><div><br></div><div>I feel there's a need gap for a&nbsp; service which helps one determine the best job offer based upon their career goals, lifestyle, location etc.<br></div> 1 points posted by Zimochrome /problems/244-deciding-between-job-offers-employment-career 244 Tue, 08 Jun 2021 12:22:00 +0000 Remote work is making me lonely and depressed #remote #mentalhealth <div>I am a jolly type person who enjoys the relationships we make at office. For the past 1.5 years I have been working remotely due to the pandemic and I feel very lonely, depressed due to that.</div><div><br></div><div>Worst of all it looks like the remote work is going to be permanent and switching jobs is not an option as all other firms are offering remote work only.<br><br>Are you in the same position as me? What have you done to cope with this situation?<br></div> 3 points posted by Jake /problems/243-remote-work-is-making-me-lonely-and-depressed-remote-mentalhealth 243 Sun, 06 Jun 2021 02:08:00 +0000 Identity Theft #cybersecurity #cryptography <div>Getting our identity stolen online can have debilitating consequences, With many adopting to the online lifestyle of sharing unfettered access to their personal data it has become very easy for a cyber criminal to steal someone's identity.</div><div><br></div><div>Solutions to safe guard online identity hasn't caught up with the rate of identity theft. Scammers are even using stolen identity to run successful fraudulent indiegogo campaigns and the <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cm2eU8PQQxQ&amp;lc=UgzKVoT1kFSEAMOmJSp4AaABAg">one who got their identity stolen have to face the brunt of it</a> (Read pinned comment of that YT video).<br><br>Technically inclined have had cryptographic measures like <a href="https://abishekmuthian.com/about/">PGP key</a> to verify their identity. But a solution to verify identity should as easy as sharing personal data online, for it to see mass adoption.<br></div> 3 points posted by Abishek Muthian /problems/242-identity-theft-cybersecurity-cryptography 242 Fri, 04 Jun 2021 13:42:00 +0000 Search and organize saved reddit posts/comments #reddit #search Hi,<br><div>So I have been using reddit for 5 years now and I keep saving interesting links/discussions that I want to come back at a later time. <br></div><div><br></div><div>Reddit limits saved posts/comments to 1000 and there is no easy way to search for that specific topic you remember you saved 2 months ago.</div> 3 points posted by th3owner /problems/241-comments-reddit-search 241 Thu, 03 Jun 2021 07:16:00 +0000 Streamline individual businesses to subscription #Digital #SAAS <b id="docs-internal-guid-7a6f8a9b-7fff-e7a9-ce48-7999de9dddbe"><h4 dir="ltr"><b>Goal/Objective</b></h4><p dir="ltr">To make it very simple for any business owner to transform its current services to a subscription business model and expand/increase its customer base. </p><h4 dir="ltr"><b>Who is the target audience? </b></h4><p dir="ltr">The audience is anyone who provides a service or sells a product to a customer and has repetitive transactions. The audience can be tech-savvy or not at all tech-savvy.&nbsp; </p><p dir="ltr">Example Audience</p> <ol><li dir="ltr" aria-level="1"><p dir="ltr" role="presentation">Coconut Water Individual </p></li><li dir="ltr" aria-level="1"><p dir="ltr" role="presentation">Fitness Instructor&nbsp; </p></li><li dir="ltr" aria-level="1"><p dir="ltr" role="presentation">Cleaning People </p></li> </ol><h4 dir="ltr"><b>Why </b></h4> <ol><li dir="ltr" aria-level="1"><p dir="ltr" role="presentation">To streamline payments</p></li><li dir="ltr" aria-level="1"><p dir="ltr" role="presentation">Engage &amp; Manage existing customers. Providing new content, deals, etc.</p></li> </ol></b> 1 points posted by vedant /problems/239-streamline-individual-businesses-to-subscription-digital-saas 239 Tue, 01 Jun 2021 23:07:00 +0000 Validating Minimum Viable Product #MVP #validation <div>Platforms like needgap help in validating problems, Which helps us to invest our efforts in building solutions for problems which people want to be solved.<br></div><div><br></div><div>But how to validate the solution we build? Whether it effectively solves the problem for our customers? Whether people are willing to pay for that solution to make it into a Minimum Viable Product(MVP)?<br><br></div> 3 points posted by Abishek Muthian /problems/238-validating-minimum-viable-product-mvp-validation 238 Tue, 01 Jun 2021 15:30:00 +0000 Royalty free music which is not overused #music #copyright Royalty free music is often either over-used, or needs complex licensing to use it without copyright strikes. I propose building a SaaS service where you can access music and download and use as much as you need, based on monthly billing. The genres would be varied and you could use the music anywhere - on marketing videos, explainer videos, podcasts, video games, etc<div><br></div><div>I am a composer and would build it in nocode using Airtable as my framework. There, you could access all files, preview them easily, filter by genre and mood and download and use what you need. </div> 3 points posted by Melobleep /problems/237-royalty-free-music-which-is-not-overused-music-copyright 237 Mon, 31 May 2021 17:37:00 +0000 Reduce negative\toxic replies on twitter #socialmedia #moderation I've noticed that folks with many Twitter followers experience a lot of&nbsp;spam, troll or toxic replies. Recently Pieter Levels <a href="https://twitter.com/levelsio/status/1397841228079636484">shared his script</a>&nbsp;to mute and make unfollow some of his followers by keywords in their bio and other criteria. This is his way to mitigate this issue. I am considering remaking this as a product and wondering whether more people have this problem and would find such solution valuable. 3 points posted by becausecurious /problems/235-reduce-negativetoxic-replies-on-twitter-socialmedia-moderation 235 Sun, 30 May 2021 09:40:00 +0000 What has been removed due to chip shortage #comparision #semiconductor <div>Car manufacturers are silently cutting down on features due to the <a href="https://youtu.be/IOvqN23Sr4o?t=29">chip shortage</a> and it's logical to assume it's not just limited to car manufacturers.</div><div><br></div><div>Nonobservant buyers could be at loss due to this. <br></div><div><br></div><div>A comparison website which lists such manufacturers with clear details about what has been cut down in a product due to the chip shortage when compared to the previous model year could empower the consumers.<br></div> 3 points posted by Abishek Muthian /problems/234-what-has-been-removed-due-to-chip-shortage-comparision-semiconductor 234 Sun, 30 May 2021 07:14:00 +0000 Stars besides awesome list items on GitHub #GitHub #list A GitHub awesome list is collection of related GitHub repositories on a topic. E.g. Here is an awesome list on Free programming e-books - https://github.com/EbookFoundation/free-programming-books/blob/master/books/free-programming-books.md .<br><br>When I encounter such lists, I have to check each project for their GitHub stars (rating by users) for their popularity. If the stars are displayed besides the repositories, It can help me save time. <br> 1 points posted by Dinesh /problems/233-stars-besides-awesome-list-items-on-github-github-list 233 Sun, 30 May 2021 02:34:00 +0000 Wireless headphones glitch when out of range #audio #connectivity It is really annoying when the music on my headphones starts to glitch the moment I move away from my mobile/ipad, I mean what's the point of it being wireless for a very limited range, obviously bluetooth is a low power tech and won't give you the ranges that technologies like wifi promise but for a start it would be great if headphones had the capability to store the next 10-15 songs so that I don't have to worry about keeping my phone with me all the time. <div><br></div><div>There can be other applications of the tech like an inbuilt walkman/ipod inside the headphones but my concern for now is to nothing but to improve the music listening experience.</div> 2 points posted by dbygaby /problems/232-wireless-headphones-glitch-when-out-of-range-audio-connectivity 232 Fri, 28 May 2021 08:21:00 +0000 Add Twitter followers to a Twitter list #socialmedia #feed <div>I don't follow all my Twitter followers, But I would like to know what they are up to by adding my Twitter followers to a list and follow the list instead.</div><div><br></div><div>I couldn't find an automated solution to achieve this, Only manual methods. An automated mechanism can also help in updating the list when I gain/loose followers.<br></div> 4 points posted by Whitney /problems/231-add-twitter-followers-to-a-twitter-list-socialmedia-feed 231 Tue, 25 May 2021 16:26:00 +0000 Too many email newsletters, hard to manage #newsletter #email Email letters is where a lot of the great content is these days. I am personally subscribed to a number of newsletters and it’s been increasingly frustrating to find them crowding out my inbox. <div><br></div><div>I also find that I don’t have time to read all of them but still want a better way to discover/sort through newsletters I’ve missed when I have a moment. </div> 3 points posted by Ericzhou29 /problems/230-too-many-email-newsletters-hard-to-manage-newsletter-email 230 Sun, 23 May 2021 19:29:00 +0000 Paywall avoidance for submission sites #monetization #news <div>Major online news websites rely upon paywalls for subscription to fund their journalism. But this becomes a hindrance for submission forums like HackerNews, Reddit etc. When the sites with paywall are avoided, the websites looses potentially large number of visitors from these submission forums and thereby potential subscribers.<br></div><div><br></div><div>One trick which is commonly used in these submission sites is to include the archive.org URL of the news article which bypasses the paywall in several news websites but not all e.g. Financial Times, But this results in the news website loosing all traffic from the submission forums.<br></div><div><br></div><div>News websites can disable the paywall based on the source like they do for social media, But perhaps a paywall service which can detect high traffic sources and disable paywall automatically could be useful for these news sites.<br></div> 3 points posted by Abishek Muthian /problems/229-paywall-avoidance-for-submission-sites-monetization-news 229 Thu, 20 May 2021 05:35:00 +0000 Twitter alerts like Google alerts #socialmedia #alerts I want to get an alert when a particular Twitter handle mentions a keyword, Just like how Google alerts can alert us when the keyword pops up in the search result.<br><br>Currently we can search a Twitter account retrospectively using a keyword using '@handle [keyword]' but I want a real-time alert service for Twitter based on keywords.<br> 3 points posted by Apsara /problems/228-twitter-alerts-like-google-alerts-socialmedia-alerts 228 Mon, 17 May 2021 13:48:00 +0000 Book meetings easily and pay for that time #consultancy #payment I'm a consultant and I charge by hour my clients for advice. Nowadays the meetings happen through video calls and I charge my clients through PayPal or wire transfer.<br><br>If there was an automatic mechanism to charge those who attend the video calls based on hourly rates it can save time for me and my clients. I think this might be useful for all consultants involved in similar work.<br> 5 points posted by Jerry /problems/227-book-meetings-easily-and-pay-for-that-time-consultancy-payment 227 Mon, 10 May 2021 14:04:00 +0000 Transcript anyone's podcast #podcast #transcript I have always had this time crunch of not having time to listen to 2 guys speaking for 90+ minutes. I would like a transcript so I can read it faster than listening and skip to important parts. <div style="-webkit-user-select: auto;">This will help identify the podcast quality and also if it is worth wasting the time. </div> 1 points posted by Ronak /problems/226-transcript-anyones-podcast-podcast-transcript 226 Sun, 09 May 2021 17:47:00 +0000 Light weight disqus alternative #comment #discussion <div>Disqus comment system takes a heavy toll on the performance of my minimalist&nbsp; website, I would like a light weight comment system which is low on resources and allows me to manage my own data.<br><br>What are the discuss alternative comment systems you are using on your websites?<br></div> 1 points posted by Aazar /problems/223-light-weight-disqus-alternative-comment-discussion 223 Mon, 26 Apr 2021 15:33:00 +0000 Accurate pulse oximeter for dark skin color #health #medicalquipment <div>Recent <a href="https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18048893/">study</a> shows consumer pulse oximeters are inaccurate for individuals with darkly pigmented skin. Researchers say that the pulse oximeters tend to overestimate the oxyhemoglobin saturation (Sao2) at low Sao2 levels.</div><div><br></div><div>Patients relying on just the Sao2 readings from the pulse oximeter alone i.e. SpO2 can risk missing out&nbsp; treatment at crucial time due to this inaccuracy and so <a href="https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/12/16/947226068/dark-skin-can-lead-to-errors-with-pulse-oximeters-used-in-covid-19-treatment">doctors advice</a> giving importance to the shortness of breath and trends of pulse oximeter readings over absolute readings.<br><br>There is a need gap for pulse oximeters which can offset the bias due to skin color after further research on this subject.<br></div> 3 points posted by Abishek Muthian /problems/222-accurate-pulse-oximeter-for-dark-skin-color-health-medicalquipment 222 Sat, 24 Apr 2021 05:47:00 +0000 As a thinker are you happy juggling b/w apps? #apps #contextswitching <div>In today's world we organize by different apps. For example &nbsp;- email has its own folder structure, slack has its own channels, confluence has its own pages and g-drive dances to a different tune. This is a very reactive approach. </div><div><br></div><div>As a thinkers and doers, on the other hand we want to be proactive. And &nbsp;a better way to organize work would be around topics important to us, while apps are relegated to the background.<br></div> 1 points posted by ammo1234 /problems/221-w-apps-apps-contextswitching 221 Sat, 24 Apr 2021 04:56:00 +0000 How much should I charge for my freelance work #freelancer #calculator One of the biggest pain point for someone in the gig economy, is to know the value of our time; How much should I charge my clients for the work?<br><br><div>For someone making an entry into the freelance work, there might not be much options than to undercut the competition in pricing. But once we have gained some reputation for our work, Calculating fair market price for our effort is hard.</div><div><br></div><div>I feel there is a need gap for tools which help freelancers calculate the fair price for their time.<br></div> 3 points posted by Yogesh Basu /problems/220-how-much-should-i-charge-for-my-freelance-work-freelancer-calculator 220 Sat, 17 Apr 2021 02:52:00 +0000 Tag and group Twitter direct messages #socialmedia #chat <div>I chat with lot of people through Twitter's direct messaging and the ability to categorize the chat with different labels would be immensely helpful to organize my chats.</div><div><br></div><div>Is there a 3rd party Twitter app which does this? Would you like to have a feature where you can tag and group Twitter direct messages?<br></div> 1 points posted by Tracy Devin /problems/219-tag-and-group-twitter-direct-messages-socialmedia-chat 219 Fri, 16 Apr 2021 06:11:00 +0000 Consumer level local distributed computing #computation #productivity <div>Current Smartphones, Tablets for most is more powerful(compute) than their old computers. At this point we should be able to distribute the computing load across all our capable devices. Distributed Computing is now limited to scientific research, data science, machine learning and I feel it's high time we use it for solving some consumer problems.<br></div><div><br></div><div>I use low power computers by choice for my climate goals, So I have several low power task specific computing devices. Consider able to compress 2TB folder consisting of disjoint files using the CPU of computer, smartphone, tablet etc. If Handbrake could use distributed computing then the encoding could be much faster. Network is an Achilles heel for distributed computing, but average network bandwidth in home networks have been growing steadily.<br></div><div><br></div><div>The manufacturers themselves are unlikely to create an interoperable environment, but perhaps applications which function in the user space could fulfill this need gap.<br></div> 3 points posted by Abishek Muthian /problems/218-consumer-level-local-distributed-computing-computation-productivity 218 Wed, 14 Apr 2021 05:15:00 +0000 Notification when bookmarked pages gets updated #monitor #alert <div>I have hundreds of bookmarks and like most I forget after bookmarking them. Many of them are singe web pages and so receiving a notification when there is an update to the content would let me revisit them and also keep me up-to date.</div><div><br></div><div>I guess such a service would need to sync my bookmarks and alert me through an app.<br></div> 3 points posted by Aazar /problems/217-notification-when-bookmarked-pages-gets-updated-monitor-alert 217 Tue, 13 Apr 2021 13:19:00 +0000 Building our own investment club #investment #finance Online investment communities (e.g. Wall Street Bets) are too big, they often lead to noisy, low quality discussions. It’s extremely hard to find people we can trust and have thoughtful conversations around investments with.<div><br></div><div><span class="c-mrkdwn__br" data-stringify-type="paragraph-break">If there's a platform which can match me with like-minded individuals into small, tight-knit investment clubs it can help address this problem. Matching criteria could be based on our risk appetite, investment theses, time commitment, etc. <span class="c-mrkdwn__br" data-stringify-type="paragraph-break">Potentially each community can vote on its own portfolio, trade alongside each other and compete with other investment clubs.<span class="c-message__edited_label" dir="ltr" delay="300" data-sk="tooltip_parent"> </div> 1 points posted by Maria /problems/216-building-our-own-investment-club-investment-finance 216 Thu, 08 Apr 2021 14:41:00 +0000