Three APP suggestions:
1) Soundcloud & Beatport style solution for uploading, sharing and selling podcats, music and audio.
My younger brother is a musician and so are many of his friends. These guys would jump at the chance to use an alternative solution to both Soundcloud and Beatport. Soundcloud has gone into a mad frenzy in recent times and has been deleting a lot of music from its servers because people have been remixing and doing things they have always done with a few of the larger companies complaining and so SC has just been running rampant. One of my brothers buddies has had songs deleted which he actually had the rights and permission to use, there was no warning, nothing just a message telling him the song was deleted and with it all the likes, listens, shares and comments. Once he showed them the rights he had they let him re-upload only now he had zero likes, shares and comments.
Beatport I hear is a great tool but the downside is there are two middle men. Beatport is one of the middle men and the other is the record label. Musicians that sell on Beatport can have a track in the top ten, make hundreds of sales and they will be lucky to earn a hundred bucks from the label.
I am not sure what the solution is but I'm thinking the following features would be pretty kick ass.
-No middle men, peer to peer transactions of music. I make a song, I upload it, you pay me.
-Rights should be easy to manage. If I want to remix a song on yours I should be able to connect to you via the platform and get approval or upload my approval manually.
How we manage copyrights is another topic but I would assume it would be similar to other online services where a user can report the audio and make a takedown claim.
2) Friendfund / Buddyfund.
I absolutely hate it when a group of us (my buddies and I) are going to the same event (concert, movies, sports) and to secure seats and make sure everyone is paid up and ready to go at the same time there is always that one guy that gets lumped with organising the tickets and its a God damned nightmare because half your buddies want to pay you in cash, the other half want to pay digitally either by bank xfer or paypal and of course there is 'Mr. I Owe You' who is adamant he wants to come but has no money or whatever.
If we take the crowd funding idea and contract it to just you and your own group of friends this could solve the problem.
Anyone can create an account and you simply add your friends to it, supply all of the event details and the cost of each ticket or whatever. You add a time limit and then your friends just simply join, select their funding method of choice, fund their accounts, they get marked as paid, they can tip you a little something extra and once all the funds have been added and goal been reached you can pay for your tickets. Done. No more bullshit.
You could even add a group style chat to make it a little more fun.
3) Food Roulette
This app helps you and your friends where to eat.
I dont know about anyone else but when me and my friends or my wife and I are trying to decide what to eat it can be so frustrating. One guy wants Chinese, the other wants Pizza, and of course there is the annoying Vegan.
This app has a database of restaurants with locations, star ratings, food choices and prices.
You log into the app invite your friends, add the details (time/date) everyone makes their selections e.g. price, star rating, food types and location and the app then tries to offer a solution from within its database based on everyones selections OR you could all just agree to spin the wheel and go where it sends you.