needgap, Validate your problems to create products which people want http://needgap.com Validate your problems to create products which people want. Sat, 08 May 2021 23:55:00 +0000 Outsource common searches to someone #search #outsource When I want to find out more about something - could be an illness, a new topic I found interesting (AI/ML), or just new travel ideas, I spend hours searching online, reading reviews, blogs, forums, etc. and then creating a mental conclusion about what I found. In the process, I bookmark pages for later review and make notes if necessary. <div><br></div><div>Can I out-source this work to someone to kind-of, summarise the findings and give me a balanced view, highlight the most relevant links for me to look at and basically cut-down a lot of the initial time I spend on searching things?</div> 1 points posted by xtraxor /problems/211-outsource-common-searches-to-someone-search-outsource 211 Wed, 31 Mar 2021 01:31:00 +0000 Search Engine Wall of Shame #search #submission <span class="commtext c00">A while back, I started writing down the search queries for bad search results from different search engines to publish one day a 'Search Engine Wall of Shame'.<p>But this needs to be public effort to create any meaningful action from search engines. How many of you would be willing to contribute to such platform by submitting your bad search results?</p> <p>Some examples, Format: [Search Engine],[Search query],[Expected Result],[Actual Top Result],[URL] , [Alternate better result search engine]<br></p> <ol><li>Google, "Port Chrome extension to Firefox",&nbsp; Official document from Mozilla, 3rd party blog, https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-d&amp;q=Port+Chrome+extension+to+Firefox , DDG (First result from Mozilla).</li> <li>DDG, "have i been pwned credit card number", Does HIBP include credit card details, Irrelevant news article, https://duckduckgo.com/?q=have+i+been+pwned+credit+card+number&amp;t=h_&amp;ia=web , Google (Shows discussion on topic from actual creator as 2nd result)</li> </ol><span class="commtext c00"> <span class="commtext c00"> <p><br></p> 1 points posted by Abishek Muthian /problems/207-search-engine-wall-of-shame-search-submission 207 Tue, 23 Mar 2021 03:52:00 +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> 2 points posted by Purohit Jaikumar /problems/182-search-existing-library-in-address-bar-search-browser 182 Wed, 06 Jan 2021 04:15:00 +0000 Control+F for life #search #life 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> 6 points posted by Jacqueline Holt /problems/78-control-f-for-life-search-life 78 Wed, 22 Jan 2020 13:02:00 +0000 Hard for small companies to rank on search #search #seo It is difficult for small or new companies and independent content creators to rank on search even though their content may be truly good. It means small business lose a lot of potential revenue and exposure every year simply because they can't compete with a company that has the budget to have better SEO strategy. Existing search engines prioritize long time players because of the trust of their content, not necessarily quality content compared to a newcomer.<br> 4 points posted by Grimm1 /problems/58-hard-for-small-companies-to-rank-on-search-search-seo 58 Sat, 14 Dec 2019 23:22:00 +0000 Finding correct package efficiently in a bag #package #search I am an Amazon delivery person in India. We deliver packages here in motorcycle from a <a href="https://www.amazon.in/Newera-ATS-Pickup-Delivery-Bag/dp/B01M1M88SD">large carry/backpack bag</a>. The packages are not-arranged in any order and has to be taken out randomly at the customer location.<div><br></div><div>Each time when I visit a customer location, I have to keep the bag on ground and search for the particular package among dozen other packages. Sometimes, when lucky the required package is at the top but most of the time I have to take out all other packages one by one till I get package I need risking loosing other packages.</div><div><br></div><div>I was hoping someone can solve this problem of finding correct package from a bag of random packages, to make the life of the amazon and other delivery personnel easier.</div> 3 points posted by Suresh Kumar /problems/103-finding-correct-package-efficiently-in-a-bag-package-search 103 Mon, 23 Mar 2020 05:42:00 +0000 Search Engine for Products powered by Reddit #search #reddit These days the search results from google are full of low quality affiliate marketing blogs. On the other hand, the products recommended on Reddit are generally good. Someone should create a search engine for products recommended on Reddit. <br><br>Karma alone cannot be used to determine if a particular product is good. For example, Nexus 5x is one of the most mentioned smartphone on r/Android but its mostly all about of bootloop complains. So sentiment analysis&nbsp; is needed to find whether the post/comment about the product is positive or not.<br><br>Another challenge is extracting the product name from the comments. For example, on r/PCMasterRace most people wont link to individual products but would just mention the products.<div><br>What do you guys think?</div> 2 points posted by vipul /problems/128-search-engine-for-products-powered-by-reddit-search-reddit 128 Tue, 09 Jun 2020 14:51:00 +0000