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1a9637acaccba514bf6c2cecf80c3f16?d=identicon&s=25 Leon Bogaert (leonb)
on 2007-07-28 22:11
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Hi all,

I'm participating in a petproject contest. For this contest I'm using
Ruby on Rails. So I could learn Ruby on Rails and to impress the jury
with cool Rails features.

It's a system so that roommates can organize their expenses.

Do you have some cool ideas to incorporate into this project? I
thought about personal RSS feeds, email notification. But these are
not REALLY cool. I incorporated some del.icio.us in the login screen.

Thanks in advance!
34a7615f38496a5dafbb3e6b721c435e?d=identicon&s=25 Mohit Sindhwani (Guest)
on 2007-07-29 05:35
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LeonB wrote:
> not REALLY cool. I incorporated some del.icio.us in the login screen.
>
> Thanks in advance!
>

If you are looking for application features (rather than Web 2.0
features), you can take  a look at a Palm software called 'Holiday
Debts' that has some cool features on sharing expenses.  Among other
things, it allows you to enter who paid for which item (incl different
currencies) and how that is to be shared among the people who were
there.. and you can always glance at a different screen to see a
cumulative plan for settling the debts.

Cheers,
Mohit.
7/29/2007 | 11:35 AM.
Fbd9cb107fe7c941333d6a3488691989?d=identicon&s=25 Ramon Tayag (ramontayag)
on 2007-07-29 13:19
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billmonk.com might be of use.

On 7/29/07, LeonB <leon@tim-online.nl> wrote:
> thought about personal RSS feeds, email notification. But these are
> not REALLY cool. I incorporated some del.icio.us in the login screen.
>
> Thanks in advance!
>
>
> >
>


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B84d42a3a5c343f8fc6ab7d7f47fd3f5?d=identicon&s=25 Robby Russell (Guest)
on 2007-07-30 00:41
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LeonB wrote:
> not REALLY cool. I incorporated some del.icio.us in the login screen.
>
> Thanks in advance!

Heh. I'm always trying to find a way to remove the cool ideas from my
applications. If I can offer any advice, make sure you have a clear goal
in mind. Then add enhancements on that idea... tons of cool features
doesn't guarantee a good product.

Okay... I thought of some other advice. Talk to your users. They're the
ones that you're building it for. Find out what sort of problems they're
experiencing and then once you have enough information, start
brainstorming innovative solutions to them. Giving them a bunch of
features without first understanding their goals may not be very
productive.

Good luck!

Robby

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1a9637acaccba514bf6c2cecf80c3f16?d=identicon&s=25 Leon Bogaert (leonb)
on 2007-07-30 10:09
Ramon Tayag wrote:
> billmonk.com might be of use.
>
> On 7/29/07, LeonB <leon@tim-online.nl> wrote:
>> thought about personal RSS feeds, email notification. But these are
>> not REALLY cool. I incorporated some del.icio.us in the login screen.
>>
>> Thanks in advance!
>>
>>
>> >
>>
>
>
> --
> Ramon Tayag

Wow! That billmonk is EXACTLY the same as I am making. Maybe gonna
borrow some features from that. Thanks for the link.

But what I really was looking for was adding features that don't
contribute anything persé. But are cool to see or to use. Web 2.0
features ;)
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