Validate your problems, startup ideas to create products which people want http://needgap.com Find your customers by the problem you are solving for them. Thu, 20 Jan 2022 23:56:00 +0000 A tracker for everyday activities #habit #lifestyle I could not find a proper tracker to keep a tab on things. A few examples can be, <div> <ul> <li>Weight, height, Steps taken</li> <li>Vacation, books read, and a lot more</li> </ul><div>Probably build a community around this to bring like-minded people together. I could find one similar app for iOS - <a href="https://haptic.app/">Haptic</a>, but, few key points are missing there. Like presence in android, community, multiple profiles,&nbsp; etc. </div></div> 3 points posted by jgm /problems/319-a-tracker-for-everyday-activities-habit-lifestyle 319 Wed, 20 Oct 2021 15:42:00 +0000 Control+F for life #search #lifestyle We spend so much time on searching for stuff in our real-life that, we have got used to the criminal waste of time it is.<div><br></div><div>It is 2020, there must be a better way to search for things in real-life right? Or at-least help to place things better, so that we can find them easily when needed.</div><div><br></div><div>I'm sure this a problem faced by everyone, I challenge the brilliant minds to come up with a solution for this.</div> 5 points posted by Jacqueline Holt /problems/78-control-f-for-life-search-lifestyle 78 Wed, 22 Jan 2020 13:02:00 +0000 Notice and fix common, small problems #lifestyle #advice <div>I would like help noticing problems that seem too small to worry about myself, but have already been solved by other people, so I can take advantage of these known solutions.</div><div><br></div><div>For example, if I'm washing dishes by hand, and I don't really mind any individual instance of washing that much, it could still be nicer to buy a dishwasher anyway. Perhaps I don't know that there exists a non-leaky portable dishwasher; it could be nice to be given that idea as a suggestion.</div><div><br></div><div>Currently my best idea is just to focus on whatever is the single biggest problem and investigate how to solve that, but that doesn't address problems that are common to many people and that have easier solutions.</div><div><br></div><div>Unfortunately this seems to be complicated by a few factors, including the fact that various people can disagree about ways to fix things, and also that others people can feel more strongly about an issue than I do.</div> 2 points posted by Jeff /problems/204-notice-and-fix-common-small-problems-lifestyle-advice 204 Fri, 19 Mar 2021 00:02:00 +0000 Protecting one's time #lifestyle #timemanagement Netflix's biggest competitor? <a href="https://eyeondesign.aiga.org/netflixs-ux-design-is-keeping-us-up-at-night/">Sleep</a>. Sleep, eating, physical activities, communicating in-person etc.; anything related to healthy lifestyle of an individual has become a competitor to companies dependent upon the <b>screen-time</b>.<div><br></div><div>Several of the top apps have claimed to have more than an hour of screen-time on average among its consumers, so someone who consumes several such products are forced to make more time for it. Time being constant(at absolute level) for all, only way for an individual to make more time for these new lifestyle habits is to remove time from existing healthy habits.</div><div><br></div><div>It's not that <a href="https://needgap.com/problems/59-notification-pollution-mobile-productivity">reducing</a> or <a href="https://www.technologyreview.com/s/614934/teenagers-without-cell-phones/">removing smartphone</a> altogether can solve this, the issue is not just psychological addiction but also <b>economical and political</b>. Companies are allowed to grow larger than the governments and their <b><i>only limitation is an individual's time</i></b>. Is there a need gap to protect one's time?</div> 3 points posted by Abishek Muthian /problems/71-protecting-ones-time-lifestyle-timemanagement 71 Wed, 08 Jan 2020 13:30:00 +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> 2 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 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