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I thought I’d make a list of iPhone apps that I haven’t built.  That way, later, when someone does make them and sell them and get rich, I can not only *say* that I had the idea first, but I can PROVE it.

1) Dice Roller

You can shake it to roll the dice, and choose what kind of die, and keep a record and a total, and pick more than one die, and it’s awesome.

Kids will love it, as evidenced by the fact that there’s already a bunch of these in the store already.  But so what? Google wasn’t the first search engine.  I can still be the Google of iPhone dice apps. Yes, I can, shut up, I’m not listening na na na na.

2) Rules of Ultimate

A searchable, nicely formatted version of the ultimate rule book.

Version 2.0 is also a social network where you can ask a rule question and other people will weigh in with an instant answer and a vote.

Version 3.0 is where I get smart and do it for a more popular sport not played by hippies, i.e. people who might actually pay $0.99 and have iPhones.

3) Sushi Dip

There’s already a number of apps that tell you what different sushis are, with pictures.

This one, though, has a “shoyu” mode where your iPhone looks like a bowl of Shoyu seen from the top. You can specify the amount of wasabi and mix it with your finger.  Later, you can mistakenly try to dip fish into your iPhone in a dark restaurant.

4) BMW Remote Control

It would be really great if you could drive your BMW remotely with an iPhone.  I mean, if Eriksson already has an app that can do that, what’s Apple’s excuse? I guess it was probably written in Flash.



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