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. Wed, 22 Apr 2020 06:14:00 +0000 Buddy Training for anything and everything #productivity #training When I'm training for something say for a weight loss milestone or a new language; I usually give up midway due to lack of motivation. <div><br></div><div>I know there are several apps for training which put us against several other users and challenges us to rise up in the rankings. But being an introvert, those kind of apps just rises my anxiety and doesn't help me with my training.</div><div><br></div><div>I was thinking, if there was a virtual buddy system i.e. someone real who trains along with us for mutual milestones, what ever it may be; say learning cooking, learning programming, physical training etc. that can be highly productive.</div><div><br></div><div>You may say, why not ask your friend to train with you? Well, friendships come with packages and biases. I don't think we can have absolute focus in training for something with an existing friend all of a sudden, if at all there's such a friend for everyone.</div><div><br></div><div>Besides, an app which pairs us with some random individual for mutual training is a great way to make friends who share common interests.</div><div><br></div><div>Let me know if you would like to use a virtual buddy training and if there are any apps like that already.</div> 4 points posted by Cristen George /problems/109-buddy-training-for-anything-and-everything-productivity-training 109 Fri, 10 Apr 2020 10:12:00 +0000 Getting things done at individual level #productivity #taskmanagement I spend much of my time browsing Reddit, YC-HackerNews and looks like needgap is going to be on that list. I'm not sure whether this is social network addiction, as none of the sites I mentioned is a social network. But, I spend inordinate amount of time on them and on other stuff without getting the tasks which I had in my mind done.<div><br></div><div>At the end of the day my tasks lists are full, get postponed, more tasks get added the next day, this cycle repeats. This undone task lists depresses me every night, but I don't do much about it the next day and hence the cycle.</div><div><br></div><div>I want something which helps me focus and gets things done. I'm sure, I'm not the only one with this issue.</div> 5 points posted by LazyBum /problems/30-getting-things-done-at-individual-level-productivity-taskmanagement 30 Sat, 07 Sep 2019 14:24:00 +0000 Notification pollution #mobile #productivity An average US smartphone user <a href="https://www.businessofapps.com/marketplace/push-notifications/research/push-notifications-statistics/">supposedly</a> receives 46 app push notifications per day. It's highly likely that most of them are distributed during working hours, so if distributed equally an average user is <b>interrupted</b> ~ 3 times/hour during 16 hours when they are awake. This figure is likely higher in some Asian countries, where some apps play integral part in the lifestyle.<div><br></div><div>Science is clear on the effect of notifications on productivity - <a href="https://qz.com/1046312/scientists-made-people-turned-off-their-notifications-for-a-day-and-saw-an-effect-years-later/">it's bad</a>. Both android and iOS has features to disable notifications for the entire app or by categories, but when it comes to categories the onus is on the app developer to maintain the etiquette.</div><div><br></div><div>I think there is a need gap to impose etiquette on the users as well, considering majority of the notifications are from messaging apps and social networks. Making the user select the category of notification e.g. 'delayed' for a meme &amp; 'immediate' for urgent, emergency communication can help this.</div> 4 points posted by Abishek Muthian /problems/59-notification-pollution-mobile-productivity 59 Sun, 15 Dec 2019 13:46:00 +0000 Collection and sharing of links with teams #sharing #productivity Every day we work with a large number of links: we create documents and reports, share files and tools. It is obvious that links are an integral part of our workflow. One way or another, many of the user's needs in working with a large number of links are solved either by the browser or bookmark managers. But when it comes to working in a team, most of us use chats for sharing and notes for saving links. <div><div><br></div><div>I believe that this is not a productive way. <br></div></div> 0 points posted by dobrinov /problems/121-collection-and-sharing-of-links-with-teams-sharing-productivity 121 Sat, 30 May 2020 15:49:00 +0000