Crowdsourcing apps

The innovative generation starts here

I seem to come up with my best ideas in the shower, for some reason. I think I solved world peace in there one day. The only trouble is, ideas are a bit like dreams at times. Unless you write them down straight away, they disappear like smoke in the wind. IdeaSwipe takes the whole concept of brainstorming ideas one step further by creating an app that turns your iOS or Android into an ideas receptacle and lets you invite friends, colleagues and other creatives to develop them into reality.  More

IdeaSwipe Feb 18th 2016

A new kind of news in 20 second sound bites

How many times do you hear it these days? The news is too serious. It's depressing. Whether it be terrorist bombs, street shootings or violent Black Friday fights, it almost makes you wanna turn off the news and watch "Two and a Half Men." Well, maybe I'm stretching it a little there but i'm sure you know exactly what I mean. In actual fact, more and more people are turning to their mobiles to catch up on the news rather than the traditional TV nightly versions. However, if the truth were known, even mobile news leaves a little to be desired.  More

Headliner App Dec 26th 2015

A community to help your crowdfunding campaign that fits nicely between concept and Kickstarter

We all love creative types, don't we? Their minds work in such a way that they can pluck an idea out of the sky and change our lives a little bit with their innovative gadgets and inventions. Many of these people are paid well and have teams to collaborate and expand their original concept. There are, however a growing band of budding entrepreneurs - who are getting younger and younger, I might add - that don't have the vast resources to develop this great lightbulb moment that they want to develop. Where do they find other like-minded individuals with the skills to assist you in taking ...  More

Ventrifuge Dec 6th 2014

Play what your fans want to hear rather than your lead guitarist's pick

How many times have you seen the Rolling Stones in concert? I've seen them a couple of times over the years but, to be honest, I don't have a great deal of interest in seeing them again. The problem is, they've had so many iconic songs, it can start to get a little dull when they have to play them each time they perform. I mean, can you imagine the Stones playing live and not playing Honky Tonk Women or Satisfaction or Street Fighting Man or... I rest my case. To their credit, they toured a few years back and asked their fans to choose the set list and it turned into a really interesting ...  More

MySetlist Apr 19th 2014

Crowdsource your interior designs from professionals and save heaps

One of the significant changes in architectural design over the last couple of decades is that the emphasis is now on the interior of a building rather than what it looks like from the outside. In the past, people wanted to show others the beauty and grandiosity of their living accommodation whereas these days it's all about how luxurious they are on the inside. The plethora of home renovation tv shows have compounded this to the point that more and more people are now renovating their existing homes rather than moving into a new one. This can save a lot of money but interior decorators ...  More

Decorilla Mar 23rd 2014

A better way of negotiating your car deal

I have to admit that one of the better things I ever did when I was thinking of buying a used car was to hire a 'broker' to find me the one  that I was looking for. What usually happens is that I trudge off to the car markets on a Saturday morning with a fixed idea in my head of exactly the car I want. Not twenty cars...not ten...just this one car that I have set in my head that is the perfect car for me. Naturally, that car doesn't really exist and it usually ends with my heading home after a few hours - dispirited and despondent. AutoSwan is a crowd sourcing community application ...  More

AutoSwan Jul 1st 2013

Much more than just a catalog of great websites

I wonder just how many websites we actually have a look at in a week. But, despite the explosion of social media sites that have erupted onto the internet post Facebook we have generally settled on our favorites and they are the ones that we visit on a regular basis. This doesn't mean that they are any better or worse - it just means that they topped the tipping point of success. So, how do you now find those cool sites that can enrich your life? Well, Mamuna is a great new, free social media review application that uses crowdsourcing techniques to show you the best of the rest.   ...  More

Mamuna May 27th 2013

the answer to all of life's questions can be found in Blurtopia

First up, let's just say that this social media based application just looks...cool! But what does it do? Well, the name is a good indication. Blurtopia that is designed to give you possible answers to the questions you want to ask via your social friends. They are the sort of questions you 'blurt' out to your friends when you are out socializing or maybe you just want someone's opinion of a situation you've been mulling over. You could be trying to find the answer to world peace or whether your local team will win today. It really doesn't matter if it draws a response.   Blurtopia ...  More

Blurtopia Apr 9th 2013

Get all your facts before you start a project

Design is such an arbitrary science that it's never easy to get two parties to agree 100% on the way a project should look. When the two parties are the client and designer that can provide problems. When a designer sits down to have a first-up meeting with the client it is to thrash out all the basic details of what needs to be done and how the design should look. But how can both sides have all the criteria in front of them so that both teams are on the same page all the way down the line? Osmosis is a simple design project tool for creating fully customized questionnaires to map out all ...  More

Get Osmosis Jan 10th 2013

Make Wiki lists and share them around the world

Around this time of year the media usually serves up their end of year 'best of' offerings where they will list everything from the best films of the year right through to the best anti sexist speech against an  opposition leader by a standing PM...and yes, Julia Gillard, you do win that one hands down. But who decides just who is on the list and what order they come in. Generally it's one journalist with an attitude. So Listnerd takes the concept of the list back to the people and lets them decide. This crowd sourcing community application is a new social app where users create, ...  More

Listnerd Dec 19th 2012