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Three mobile app ideas to build for fun

nemecek_f profile image Filip Němeček ・2 min read

I believe the best way to learn programming is to program. But it may be hard to know what to program. Because I have more app ideas than time and energy for executing them, I decided to share some of the ideas here.

They were initially conceived as iOS apps but there is nothing stopping you creating them for Android :-)

Converter to animal units

There are tons of converters out there but that does not mean you cannot build another one that will stand out. I originally got this idea while doing Daily UI challenge which was to build interesting calculator if I remember correctly.

With this app, user could enter weight in kilograms for example and the app would show how much is that in elephants or lions or any other of your favorite animals. I wanted to include T-rex at first but there isn’t reliable data on its weight.

Animal Units converter concept image

Instead of finding suitable animal pictures you can use emoji with appropriate font size.

Image compressor for sharing

Some chat apps do this automatically and some don’t. For users with constrained mobile data limits (or people travelling and using roaming) this could help a lot. You would select image/picture in phone’s gallery, it would open in this small app, users could select how much to compress and then “forward” the result to the chat app of their choice.

Ideal project if you want to explore sharing, working with extensions and not having to spend a lot of time doing UI.

Trip helper

For people who travel a lot. You would define your types of trips and specify what items to pack for each one. For simplicity bigger trips could easily include items from smaller trips to avoid duplication.

When preparing for a trip, the app would automatically create to-do list with all the items specified for current trip.

Main benefit is that users won’t have to create to-do lists over and over again for each trip.

I have public repo on GitHub with those and other ideas. And I am trying to add new ones on at least monthly basis.

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