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Looking for a new programming project...

Postby Get Real! » Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:24 am

With the Classic Browser completed I’d like to immerse myself in a new medium to large programming project but frankly I’m out of ideas.

I contemplated some basic new project criteria to be…

1. A Windows desktop application.
2. Useful to the masses or a sizable market.
3. Attainable within 6-12 months.
4. Have moderate competition.
5. Have some income potential.
6. Something that can benefit from integrated Internet maybe...
7. Something that fills a market void… would be nice.

Perhaps a POS system geared for business in Cyprus? :?

Perhaps some kind of alternative to Skype? :?

Maybe some kind of statistical business analysis? :?

I’m a bit lost and need direction… something that will arouse my interest.

I’m also open to a partnership with someone who is comfortable being responsible for specific project areas/modules. Someone who has no problem working on his own and then coming together so we can marry chunks that we have created towards our ultimate goal, etc.

This isn’t a job vacancy btw, so this would suit someone who already has his employment/finances sorted out and wants to dedicate some of his free time to a side project purely out of passion.

If it turns out to be a great, useful, and popular product then we can always go full time on it and reap any rewards but if not then we’ll still benefit from a great programming experience together.

That’s it for now really… I hope to hear of a good project idea and maybe even find a great like-minded programming buddy. :D

Regards, GR.
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Re: Looking for a new programming project...

Postby Get Real! » Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:32 am

Btw, you may not be a great number cruncher but have great artistic skills with CSS! 8)

I would still love to hear from you. :)
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Re: Looking for a new programming project...

Postby tsukoui » Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:10 pm

Hey GR, I'm afraid whilst I know in principle how to program, my skills are very out of date, having only messed around with BASIC as a kid and a bit of Java and C++ at university, that may sound impressive, but believe me I am no programmer. I'll have a think though about what would be a good application. Cheers.
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Re: Looking for a new programming project...

Postby tsukoui » Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:37 pm

GR, I don't know if you have any passion for music or the arts but all manner of programming projects in these areas from plugins to full blown software suites could be attempted, a lot of competition though and quite a niche market, but lots of room for creativity.

AI chatbots that not only learn but intelligently direct the conversation are an as yet not fully realised reality, though search engines and their associated advertising routines do this at a basic level.

Other interesting projects might be a competitor to BitCoin or a stock trading bot.

Something that is fully legal though with dubious use would be to design you own fuzzer, a friend of mine did that and managed to make quite a bit of money as a freelance security expert patching holes in other peoples' software.

If it helps, I'm happy to help with any maths in the design that might be necessary.
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Re: Looking for a new programming project...

Postby Lordo » Sat Mar 25, 2017 2:42 pm

There is no point doing something that exists as the market is already got it and there is no point also concentrating on cyprus it is too small a market.
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Re: Looking for a new programming project...

Postby Get Real! » Sat Mar 25, 2017 3:23 pm

Lordo wrote:There is no point doing something that exists as the market is already got it and there is no point also concentrating on cyprus it is too small a market.

There are probably 1,000 restaurants/cafeterias in Cyprus so the potential of a vertical market POS system (as an example and selling for say… €1,500 p/site) is worth €1.5 million in sales Lordo, so it all depends really.

And besides, everyone settles for a market share or a slice of the pie if you prefer, as nobody enjoys monopolies any more.
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Re: Looking for a new programming project...

Postby Get Real! » Sat Mar 25, 2017 3:23 pm

tsukoui wrote:If it helps, I'm happy to help with any maths in the design that might be necessary.

A Maths standard called “MathML” exists to enable the drawing/rendering of complex Mathematics symbols and formulae, but the Chromium engine refuses to support it. :?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MathML

Otherwise, I would’ve been very interested in creating an advanced Maths (scientific, technical, medical) editor and you could’ve provided your valuable input.

Ah well… :(
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Re: Looking for a new programming project...

Postby kmwit » Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:14 am

Hi guys, new to Cyprus, website designer and host reseller....domain reseller, UK BT reseller, fully qualified motor mechanic, more and more.....would love to help in projects as I too have worked with POS over the last 5 years.....currently working on POS for coffee shops, website building for local businesses. rebuilding customers Harley Davidson with head shake.....House bought on Tsada just up from Paphos.....UK business reselling landlines and broadband.....Many Pies.....Let me know if you decide on an action as I am doing the same ......trying to work out the Cyprus Market....
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Re: Looking for a new programming project...

Postby boomerang » Thu May 04, 2017 1:56 pm

Look into making apps for IOS and Android for mobile devices
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Re: Looking for a new programming project...

Postby Get Real! » Thu May 04, 2017 2:04 pm

boomerang wrote:Look into making apps for IOS and Android for mobile devices

:? Fuck off Boomers… you know I hate those little rectangles, and I did say “Windows desktop”... you Australian slacker! :lol:
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