Side Project Ideas #8 - Coffeeshop

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Side Project Ideas (15 Part Series)

1) Side Project Ideas #1 - Been there T-Shirts 2) Side Project Ideas #2 - The Headline 3 ... 13 3) Side Project Ideas #3 - Birthday ABC 4) Side Project Ideas #4 - Help for self-learners 5) Side Project Ideas #5 - From X to Y 6) Side Project Ideas #6 - Local Product Hunt 7) Side Project Ideas #7 - Get shit done - Mentor chat app 8) Side Project Ideas #8 - Coffeeshop 9) Side Project Ideas #9 - Crowd sourced decisions 10) Side Project Ideas #10 - Podchat 11) Side Project Ideas #11 Job board for working in small companies which want to stay small 12) Side Project Ideas #12 - <20 minutes podcasts about X 13) Side Project Ideas #13 - Local yelp reversed 14) Side Project Ideas #14 - Choose the boring path 15) Side Project Ideas #15 - Simple pre-order to takeaway PWA - hosted on a restaurant's subdomain.

Enter your interests (Github,ideas,side projects, coffee, art) and get matched with someone in your area who is also working in a coffeeshop or restaurant. Talk about your projects.

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Cool idea, but without broad adoption, has low chance of success.
I mean, building the software is one thing, making it useful is another thing, and with low number of users - this app won't be much useful. You will have to do marketing for your app to increase the chance that the other person, the possible match, users the app. That's difficult in the beginning.

 

Thanks for your feedback.

Good point! So what about you create the app only for a city and list the coffeeshops where people work in for example London? Just for specific cities and not world wide.

By the way, do you like this series and would it be helpful if there where always mockups for every idea?

 

I really enjoy your list!

Having mockups is a fine idea, whether they will be useful - it's hard to say.* Anyway, creating them will be a challenge for you, and it will be huge opportunity to improve your skills.
I think you should create those mockups and upload them to github!

  • is common for developers to produce shitty UI. Also, when talking about software ideas, description by words opens huge area for different interpretations. By creating mockups - you limit that to your version. Of course, someone can take that idea and reject the mickup ;)

Thank you so much. This motivates me to continue with this list.

when talking about software ideas, description by words opens huge area for different interpretations

Absolutely, thats why i created the mockups. When ever i saw an idea for a side project just written i skipped the idea, because i could not guess the complexity or time i need for this product. And sometimes you have a different image of the idea as the creator of the idea. You could do it in so many ways.

Do you think wireframes are enough or would you like to see a finished design, so you can actually just develop the idea without UI considerations?

sometimes you have a different image of the idea as the creator of the idea. You could do it in so many ways.

Exactly!

Do you think wireframes are enough or would you like to see a finished design, so you can actually just develop the idea without UI considerations?

I think that wireframes are enough. Personally, I use Excel and sometimes PowerPoint to make the mocks. And HTML.

Creating full UI in Figma or Invision is rather overkill for sketching ideas.
Some ideas are self explainatory, however I think that clear description of motivation that stands behind the idea is more important than the UI. Good products are answering to unsatisfied needs, not to look cool ;)

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