## DEV Community

Virej Dasani

Posted on • Updated on

# Tell me a stupid app idea and I'll make it

I'd love to hear some funny app ideas!
I've had some extra free time lately and want to build something weird and funny

Thanks!

Sorin Costea

An app to generate stupid app ideas.

Mahmoud Harmouch • Edited

I think I am taking this comment too seriously. To my humble understanding, you just gave a recursive answer. Meanwhile, the author is trying to solve iteration n, and you just wrote the iteration n+1. Additionally, solving that iteration would introduce another level of complexity to the equation since the formula for generating stupid ideas is unknown, probably meant by "stupid," "random" ideas. And that would be easier. Do you know what I mean?

Edit: Nevermind. Just lost my mind for a split second.

Arun Kumar

i wonder how the big(o) would be for that

Mahmoud Harmouch

Great question. Ok. Let's say that, hypothetically, and for the sake of the argument that the previous comment gives an additional iteration to reach the base case, which leads to the function being called recursively n+1 times before reaching its base case, which is, again hypothetically, a big fat O(n + 1), that is presumably often called a linear runtime function. And that, in its turn, will lead us to the following formula:

``````Complexity = length of the tree from root to virgin node * number of virgin nodes
``````

Let's assume now that, theoretically, this equation can dramatically help us understand how to calculate any time complexity, which begs the question: what would that even mean? Now let's state that this equation is valid for the sake of the argument, and let's run quantum experimentation on that basis. Based on Schrödinger's dog, which is a thought experiment that illustrates a paradox of quantum entanglement. And suppose you are not aware of that thought experiment. In that case, a hypothetical dog may be considered simultaneously both exist and not exist due to its fate being linked to a random subatomic event that may or may not occur. And after a relatively short amount of time, you would manage to figure out the time complexity of that equation. After running that experiment, I think you would agree with me.

Virej Dasani

I made a few of the app ideas 👇

Virej Dasani

I made a few of the app ideas 👇

Virej Dasani

I made a few of the app ideas 👇

......

Ha ha. But no need. He just needed to post the question.

Just goes to show an app is not always the solution...

Icetagchuan

Sounds interesting... maybe this app can be a place that place all stupid ideas.

Virej Dasani

I made a few of the app ideas 👇

Keff

An app where you have to guess a date, since 1/1/1970... any date. Then give tips, like "Na, 2 generations of camels have died between your choice and the correct guess"...

Quite stupid though!!! I guess it would be a really hard little game...

Kirill Shestakov

A spin on your idea: wikipedia-based guessing game. You still have to guess the date of an event, and the tips tell you other facts like "[another event] happened between your guess and the date" and if you run out of events, you can default to more general tips like you mentioned. Not bad, and educational!

Virej Dasani

I made a few of the app ideas 👇

Keff

Not a bad idea at all!!

Keff

It's making me want to build it now, could be quite fun

Gaurav Saini

Uhh… quick FYI, the management needs you to create machine learning for the suggestions

Virej Dasani

I made a few of the app ideas 👇

Virej Dasani

I made a few of the app ideas 👇

Negreanu Calin

This is a nice one :D

Virej Dasani

I made a few of the app ideas 👇

Keff

Funny video!!

Virej Dasani

Thanks a lot!

German Fernandez

Well maybe some variant of mastermind game?

Jon Randy 🎖️ • Edited

An app where you can connect to a blockchain and buy a thing that merely points to some totally inane artwork, giving you some tenuous claim of 'ownership' of it, even though said artwork is freely copyable by anyone. Also make it so that buying said item confers no copyright ownership of the original artwork whatsoever.

😉

Jon Randy 🎖️

Oh, wait...

Virej Dasani

I made a few of the app ideas 👇

James Thomson

What about some sort of a "decentralised" ledger that we can throw all sorts of marketing terms at and claim it solves all sorts of real world problems when in fact it really just complicates them and makes everything so much more fragile and susceptible to bad actors.

Virej Dasani

I made a few of the app ideas 👇

Keff

I see what you did there, now that is a stupid idea if I've ever seen one!!!

Virej Dasani

I made a few of the app ideas 👇

Elliot Derhay

Be honest: you're a member of BAYC, aren't you? 😏

Virej Dasani

I made a few of the app ideas 👇

jonosellier

An app that automatically comments your code that only says exactly what's going on. Now you have all the job security of code only you understand while being able to preach about how code should never be considered self-documenting.

Eg: `const a = "27" //declare a constant called a with the string value of 27`

I take royalties in the form of obscure pre-rugpull NFTs.

Virej Dasani

I made a few of the app ideas 👇

José Aponte

Well, if you want a very stupid idea:

An app with a timer that goes up until you close the app. It will keep a score of your higher time watching that timer.

I know, it's stupid 😅 Now, if you want a funny idea:

An app that gives you a bad joke depending on the current day.

Virej Dasani

I made a few of the app ideas 👇

Fen

A mobile app that sends some random compliment as notification. You can't control the notification time intervals and they change randomly.
It should have a bald mode, so you don't compliment someones nonexistent hair by accident.

Virej Dasani

I made a few of the app ideas 👇

Thibaut Andrieu

I Start typing "Do you wanna develop an app ?", then remember this Rick&Morty episode was release 10 years ago and Though "My god, I'm fucking old...".

Anyway, could-you develop an app telling if a joke is suitable for a given audience ?

Virej Dasani

I made a few of the app ideas 👇

An app for generate video from your project git history
for watching how codebase did changed in time,
how many files, lines of code were added and removed
who joined the project and left
and all this in one video

Virej Dasani

I made a few of the app ideas 👇

Marcelo Rafael • Edited

An app where many people can submit their bills. The app will shake the bills and randomly pick up another bill and you will need to pay it. It's about lucky. You can take the bill from another person that is cheaper than your bill or you can take another bill that is expansive.

Virej Dasani

I made a few of the app ideas 👇

ayan-404

An app that asks you questions that don't make sense and insult you if you cant answer it correct.

A clock that shows different marvel superhero characters on every 15 minutes... when you click on the clock it shows an multi step form to reserve an ticket for the next mcu movie premiere but the form step never end and it keep asking you ton of useless questions about you interests and history with marvel comics, cartoons, movies and TV shows from what is your favorite movie to what is your favorite character in that movie and who would you cast to play this role and so msny other pointless questions maybe add a poll as well for fun 😀

Shinigami

A clock where you can see every time (theoretically only "UTC") … for each planet in solar system 👀

Bonus: you can set an alarm for a selected planet ⏰

Virej Dasani

I made a few of the app ideas 👇

Virej Dasani

I made a few of the app ideas 👇

Arun Kumar

portfolio of a hitman

ayan-404 • Edited

that would be interesting LOL. Also I'm sure cyberpolice will shut it down if they thought it was true.

Virej Dasani

I made a few of the app ideas 👇

Benny Code • Edited

I want a VS code extension that shows the Doom 'Ouch Face' depending on how many errors the compiler finds in my code. 😅 I attached a screenshot of how it could look like: dev-to-uploads.s3.amazonaws.com/up...

Virej Dasani

Thanks, thats actually a great idea, definitely gonna make this!

Benny Code • Edited

nasoma

An app that listen's to farts and donates \$1 to the Cancer Research
Institute every time a fart is detected.

Virej Dasani

I made a few of the app ideas 👇

chrdek • Edited

Create an app to do language-to-text processing of a sound sample you read, then take the text by a voice generating services, have a microphone hooked to it record what is being said and send the generated voice sample via a live caching service on a wifi IoT device which is connected to Bluetooth speaker which in turn relays the info to another bluetooth access point and back to a speaker to hear what you just said in a robotic voice.

stupid enough idea I guess

Virej Dasani

I made a few of the app ideas 👇