I have an Idea for an app that could be BIG! so I am in search for a partner.

Discussion in 'The Business Forum' started by Cableguy, May 26, 2017.

  1. Cableguy

    Cableguy Expert Licensed User

    Hi guys,

    I decided to create this post after seeing similar ones around...
    So, I have an Idea for an app, that if well promoted/developed can make me and a partner very less poor... ( I hate the word "Rich" )
    The target user base is the Portuguese expat, specially in Europe.
    At this point, I don't want to disclosure more details, other than the complete project will consist of 3 apps, one in each major B4X platform (A, I, J)

    I don't ask for money backing, I ask for someone with who I can share my Idea without fear of having it stolen, and for someone who can visualize the workflow easier than me... obviously, someone more experienced than me in developing BIG apps.

    This is for real, no scam, no money promise, other than an equal share of future profits.

    Ola a Todos

    Decidi criar este Post depois de ver outros semelhantes por aqui...
    Ora bem, eu tenho uma ideia para uma aplicação que, se for bem promovida/desenvolvida, poderá fazer de mim e do meu socio bem menos pobres... ( detesto o termo "rico" )
    O publico target são os emigrantes portugueses, especialmente na Europa.
    Nesta altura, não posso dar mais detalhes, excepto que esta é uma GRANDE aplicação, que consistira em 3 frentes, uma em cada B4X IDE ( A, I, J )

    Nao peço dinheiro, peço alguém com quem partilhar esta visão, sem medo de a ver "roubada", alguém capaz de visualizar o funcionamento da aplicação melhor que eu... obviamente, alguém habituado a Grandes aplicações.

    Isto é a sério! não prometo quantias de dinheiro, apenas uma parte igual dos lucros que forem realizados.
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  2. Cableguy

    Cableguy Expert Licensed User

    When I created this post last night, I thought to myself... "maybe within a week I'll get some reply..."
    To my suprisse, I already been PM'd by 3 different B4X users.
    I thank everyone who spent 5 minutes reading this, and very special thank you for those who took the extra time to reply!
  3. Star-Dust

    Star-Dust Expert Licensed User

    @Cableguy, as you've seen a 50th person saw your thread.

    As you will know since you are a member of this forum for 10 years, any proposal that is presented often brings with it many doubts that push you to not respond.

    First you do not know the idea and you will not write it on the forum. Since today it seems that everything has been invented and nothing is left, not knowing what the idea is to do is doubt that it can really be a new or useful thing.

    Second, let's all know that you are a programming expert and have been programming for many years in B4X. And there are so many who are not so expert and so they tend to be able to add little to what you can do. In fact, you ask someone who is more experienced than you for great App.

    Thirdly, experts like you will have a project to develop as you have, so you will not be able to dedicate yourself to a second so big project. And to tell the truth even the dummies like me have a project they're working on (maybe without ever making it)

    Fourth, not many would be able to develop smoothly in all three languages (B4A, B4I, B4J) although they are similar, they are not the same and you need to know both the Android world and Ios.

    With this I do not want to discourage you from realizing your project, on the contrary, I hope you will realize it. Just do not think your proposal is unnoticed just because no one has responded.
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  4. Cableguy

    Cableguy Expert Licensed User

    Hi Star-Dust, Thanks for replying.

    First - Since this is my idea, I don't want to disclosure it just yet, not to the main public... I know we are all passionate about what we do and how we do it, but this idea, one of many I had, is something I really believe could make a big difference in my future.

    Second - Don't be fooled by an in-forum Title... anyone can get to expert just by saying "hi" enough times in the forum... The Titles are given per number of post, and, as you well pointed, after 10+ years around, actively, it would be very difficult to not achieve that Title... There are, in this forum as in others, users that are experts from the minute they registered, just by the cheer knowledge they emane, like Klaus, Wonder, informatix, and many others, that may still not "achieved" the Expert Title.

    Thirdly - Of course, you are absolutely right!

    Fourth - To be very honest with you, it's been quite a while since I opened the B4A IDE, except for updates, and I never even touched B4I yet! I pass my time in B4J doing small stuff, but mostly, restarting the same project over and over, as I keep coming with new ideas, that somehow clash with the previous versions...

    I am not discouraged at all, and again, THANK YOU for taking the time to respond to the thread.
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  5. LucaMs

    LucaMs Expert Licensed User

    I created a similar thread in the italian forum just yesterday :)

    I also have an idea for a successful app (it came in my mind two days ago), but I do not want to develop it, I just sell the idea at an irresistible price,
    auction base 500,000 €; strangely enough, nobody has contacted me so far, but the reason is that I just wrote in the Italian forum.

    1/5 or more are bots, I think.

    So it is a limited target (do you know that many retirees go to live in Portugal (to save on taxes)?).

    This is the main reason (for the lack of answers): there are about 90,000 members convinced that their app will succeed... tomorrow they will wake up :D:(
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  6. Cableguy

    Cableguy Expert Licensed User

    Hi Luca...

    I did see your "500.000€" post, but it was the previous one, in which I also posted, that made me think of this post.
    The app is aimed at Portuguese ExPat, meaning, Emigrants...
    The Inland Portuguese Population is a stable-ish 10M people, but abroad, Portuguese and portuguese descendants, just in Europe, are over 2M, so its not that little as target.
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  7. LucaMs

    LucaMs Expert Licensed User

    I had understood (my comment about Immigrants in Portugal was just a curiosity).

    Compared to 2 billion it is little ;)
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  8. Star-Dust

    Star-Dust Expert Licensed User

    I would add that one has to be wary of those who do not have a millionaire project to accomplish.
    It's also devoid of ideas, I doubt it can develop an app
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  9. EricPhp

    EricPhp New Member

    I would like to see an update from Mr. Cableguy - Hows the app coming along bud? ;)

    By the way, if you need some help with background music, I know a guy who does killer theremin music. It can be pretty hypnotic.

    I'm sure the rest of the peeps here want to know as well. By the way, if you manage to hire any employees, make sure you use a real scheduling software. It can really help you out int he long run. Also for your app downloads, a good platform integrated with instant invoicing work too. Similar to what Fedex or what Invoice Simple uses.

    Anyways, I think you'll do well with your app download business.
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2019
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  10. Cableguy

    Cableguy Expert Licensed User

    The Developer I had made partnership with has given no news in over 5 months, and my personal life is going through a tough time, so it's on hold... Also I'm giving more attention to smaller projects, just to keep my head busy...
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  11. Star-Dust

    Star-Dust Expert Licensed User

    so the project you propose is stopped?
  12. Cableguy

    Cableguy Expert Licensed User

    Yes, the only thing that is left is the concept in my head...
  13. Star-Dust

    Star-Dust Expert Licensed User

    I'm sorry. Can not go on alone or with another collaborator?

    I do not understand why you do not carry it on since you are very capable
  14. Cableguy

    Cableguy Expert Licensed User

    I can carry it alone, but a single brain cannot brainstorm new ideas, because it will get stuck in the same ideas it had before...
    I am titled "Expert", but that's only because I've been around long enough to post many noob questions... The title is given according to number of posts, not for their utility, if they were, I would still be "Newbie"
  15. Star-Dust

    Star-Dust Expert Licensed User

    Well, many of us (including myself) are experts in the forum and not in development.
    Indeed more you are in forum and less program.

    But seeing your work you understand that you are an expert regardless of the expert title of the forum
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  16. Cableguy

    Cableguy Expert Licensed User

    Thanks for the compliment.
  17. tigrot

    tigrot Well-Known Member Licensed User

    Hi Cableguy, how is development of you idea?
  18. Cableguy

    Cableguy Expert Licensed User

    Hi @tigrot... I guess the best description would be "on hold"...
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  19. tigrot

    tigrot Well-Known Member Licensed User

    The solution is to have some time spared. I'm a grandpa so I have 3 children to care, with my wife. And I'm still working as a freelance and retirement wouldn't change this.
    Good luck!
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