needgap, create startup ideas by solving problems Submit problems for startups to solve for building startup ideas and creating products which people want. Tue, 11 Aug 2020 12:29:00 +0000 Universal hyperlocal COVID-19 tracing app #coronavirus #privacy Technology had been an indisputable force multiplier in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic in the countries such as China, Singapore and South Korea.<div><br></div><div>Apps which provided <b>realtime anonymised movement information</b> of infected patients such as <a href="">Corona Map</a>&nbsp;in South Korea and <b>community-driven contact tracing app</b> such as <a href="">BlueTrace</a>&nbsp;in Singapore proved to be hugely successful in containing the spread of COVID-19 in those respective countries.</div><div><br></div><div>But not all countries are equipped to deploy such apps on demand, so there is a need gap for a <b>universal hyperlocal COVID-19 tracing app</b>, which can be used by any country in the world with significant smartphone penetration.</div><div><br></div><div>The primary aspects of such application should be,</div><div> <ul><li>Privacy of the patient, the data should be anonymised to prevent harassment.</li> <li>Dashboard for health workers to update realtime information of the places, time where the patient had visited.</li> <li>Web application, to ensure compatibility with various devices and for fast update/deployment.</li> <li>Open-source.</li> </ul></div> 5 points posted by Abishek Muthian /problems/105-universal-hyperlocal-covid-19-tracing-app-coronavirus-privacy 105 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 05:44:00 +0000 Make TV dumb again #privacy #cybersecurity <div>The Operating Systems, Applications used by major <b>Smart TV</b> manufactures are found to be <a href=""><b>highly vulnerable to hacking</b></a>. Also, updates for earlier Smart TV's isn't straightforward as many need to be flashed via SD card and which not many are going to do even if the manufacturer had updated their firmware to fix some vulnerabilities.</div><div><br></div><div>Smart TV manufacturer's themselves exploit the available capabilities to flash <a href=""><b>unremovable Ads</b></a> and may even <a href=""><b>upload screenshots</b></a> from your TV for automatic content recognition.</div><div><br></div><div>So, if Smart TV's are dangerous, annoying, why buy them right? Well, that's the problem I'm stating here - There <a href=""><b>aren't many options</b></a> to get a dumb TV with latest display technology i.e. 4K/8K HDR if we want to supply our own apps via SBCs/Apple TV etc.</div> 3 points posted by Abishek Muthian /problems/64-make-tv-dumb-again-privacy-cybersecurity 64 Mon, 30 Dec 2019 13:03:00 +0000 Curated list of privacy oriented services #privacy #curatedlist There is a need gap for curated list of privacy oriented services across all platforms, like what <a href="">Guardian Project</a> does for android up-to some level.<div><br></div><div>But there are many privacy focussed services from browsers to credit cards, if they are listed in a single place according to the category; it will be easier for anyone to find a privacy respecting product/service for their need.</div> 3 points posted by needgap finder /problems/25-curated-list-of-privacy-oriented-services-privacy-curatedlist 25 Thu, 05 Sep 2019 14:53:00 +0000 Decentralized dating platform #privacy #dating Current dating platforms in-spite of collecting large amounts of data on its individuals, fails to provide optimum results as I think its algorithms are tuned for In-App purchases rather than perfect match.<div><br></div><div>What I would like to have is an app on smartphone which doesn't connect to a central server but connects to other smartphones with the app. I would load all my dating preferences, down to the minutest detail without fear of judgement or prejudice in the app and when the app notices similar preferences in another smartphone it'll notify me.</div><div><br></div><div>So, in a party, in an event, social gathering, community service I can meet interesting people without even having to start a conversion albeit not having to compromise on my privacy.</div><div><br></div><div>Hence, there is a need gap for such decentralized dating platforms.</div> 3 points posted by Bakshara /problems/9-decentralized-dating-platform-privacy-dating 9 Sat, 31 Aug 2019 12:44:00 +0000