Mobile App Ideas: Part2


This is a series of learning logs about “Mobile App Ideas”.

In part 2, I will apply categories to the apps and discuss about similar apps.

 

Apply categories

By Grundy n.d. “The colour wheel” modified by hako

CatTach

Category

catTach is an app that enables you to interact with your cat while you are away from her/him.  This app can be categorised as “Family and Friend” and “Well-being and Health“.

Similar app

Most of pets related apps are usually, playing with digital pets, diary or schedule organiser, dictionary that provides information about health issues. These can not allow pet owners to feed or trace their pets’ day. For example, RSPCA provides  advice and tips on having pets. It also provides free scrapbook and pet photo storage where a user can store and sort photos of their pets.

RSPCA My Pet

Credit: Webmoco Ltd

 

 

Whack the Bugs

Category

Whack the Bugs is a mini game to release the stress by hitting the bags. This can be categorised as “Entertainment” and “Well-being“.

Similar app

“Squashing Bugs Madness – Whack Tiny Insect Mania” is the app that has very similar concept that a user hit the bugs to release their stress. It is located in a forest where all the bugs are while Whack the Bugs is located in a restaurant because the target  audience Lena, my co-student, works in a fast-food restaurant.

Squashing Bugs Madness – Whack Tiny Insect Mania

Credit: Francis Jose. 2015

SMASH YOUR ENEMIES LIKE CUTE LITTLE BUGS AND SHOW THEM THAT YOU ARE POWERFUL. The higher the score, the better you will feel! DON’T WORRY – JUST SQUASH ALL YOUR WORRIES.(Jose. 2015).

 

Story Idea Generator

Category

This app idea is to inspire user to produce new storyline. This can be categorised as “Hobbies” & “Work“.

Similar app

There are a lot of story or plot generators available online. Story Starters is designed for young stars to create a story that provides 4 different themes such as adventure, fantasy, sci-fi and scrumbler. Once a user set a name and key stage it will generate some tasks and keywords. However, I couldn’t find any apps that borrow existing ideas and generate the keywords to recreate a new story.

Story Starters

Credit: Scholastic Inc

 

Take Me Home

Category

This app takes a user home safely which can be categorised as “Travel

Similar app

Currently there is not any similar apps available to the mass-market, even though autonomous cars are being developed and permitted to use on public road in US (NCSL. 2017). Autonomous cars use radar. laser light and GPS to understand the surroundings. It also consists of control system that can make such decisions as which ways to go (Wikipedia, n.d.).

Google’s in-house driverless car

Credit: By Grendelkhan – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0

 

Workbook Filler

Category

This app helps to create a workbook for Digital Media Design. This can be categorised as “Work” and “Learning“.

Similar app

There are many planner apps available for different occasions. myHomework Student Planner is one of them that helps students to be organised with their school life. Unlike other planner apps, my Workbook Filler idea is not widely usable since it focuses on to solve one particular assignment for one single module. However, when I think my target user Lena, this app can be very useful because gathering all the pieces becomes easier.

myHomework Student Planner

Credit: instin, LLC

 

Fill the Map: Worthing

Category

This app helps to know about Worthing. This can be categorised as “Travel“, “Learning” and “Hobbies“.

Similar app

World Map Quiz is a geographic quiz game which test a user’s general knowledge of geographical information. Fill the Map Worthing is similar type of app but much smaller scale since it focuses on local area of Worthing.

World Map Quiz

Credit: Qbis Studio


About Aiko Ohakoda

I'm a graphic designer and front-end developer. Love kawaii stuff and yummy cakes. Can't live without coffee or soy sauce.