As computer programmer you always have to be thinking of what is the next big thing that will make life easier for everybody, as I was briefly discussing in my last blog post about getting a custom program installed inside a limousine. I wanted to briefly discuss about a program that has been swimming around in my mind for a while and that is an idea for an app that makes entertainment better for everyone.
For example, what you will see recently is a lot of Top 10 articles.
Whether its top 10 ways to lose weight
Top 10 celebrities Fails
Top 10 most awkward Television moments.
People love lists. It makes the content more digestible and fun and easy.
Even top youtube video is becoming lists.
Humorous and entertaining nonetheless
So my idea is to make a program with an intelligence built in that ranks top 10 service of any city and gives you a quick list to read through. Currently people may use Yelp but even then you have to browse through and the decision making is in the user’s hands to find the best restaurant or service provider in the area. And when the establishment is not signed up under Yelp you could definitely miss out on great companies if that’s the only place your searching.
So in an ideal world the user has to look at multiple places to find the ideal company. They have to look through Google listings, google natural listing and look at the websites and how well that’s build, also they have to check if the company has a lot of likes on Facebook and other social medias, and then finally calling the company to see if the owner is friendly.
This takes time and effort and not everyone has the patience for it.
My program will be designed to take in all those different ques and what people look for and creating a mathematical formula that finds the best company for you, the top ten from any city and state.
So for example if you are in need of limousine service in Ann Arbor, MI you will come to my app and simply type in limo in ann arbor, based on what the program finds from multiple sources it will automatically recommend the top 10, if there is no top 10 limo company than the top 5, to give you the most relevant company in Ann Arbor, MI. Now users that use this service can leave behind review as well which will help the company ranking, but the difference with Yelp is that, Yelp goes by only the ranking on yelp, this program will actually shift through every other factor including website and other ranking factors.
Therefore you should get much more accurate reading on a good limo service or taxi service or even restaurants although with restaurants actually reading the comments and review could be far more important so an app like Yelp does a find job already. However for other service based business such as carpet cleaners, roofers, plumbers,etc. All these services require fine level of research to find the best company and too often I see people book with company that may not be the best in the area.
After working with a limousine company it became clear that many people were not finding his business because he was missing few listings online. Even though I’m a programmer I spend much time on the computer so I could point out some of the weaknesses in his marketing strategy right away and boy did he appreciate the heads up. Yet he was bit lost on how to go about setting all these things up. Well I want this app to have a feature or service where business owner can sign up and the service will list his business in all other places for him including Yahoo, Bing, Google, Yelp, Foursquare and more.
A truly one stop solution for business owners where all marketing problems are solved and they can just focus on improving their product or service.
This is what I love about being a programmer, solving real world problems with creativity and providing something of true value to people that are not as tech savy, because a simple program can change your life.