So here are my ideas:
A client to easily browse Reddit.
– Pro: I’ve played around with it a little and gotten some stuff to work, which is promising.
– Pro: There’s a real API which looks pretty easy to interact with.
– Pro/Con: There are already a few existing Reddit clients, although none of them are in the full App Catalog (one’s in beta, I believe?)
– Con: It would be a lot of work to make pages look attractive, especially since I suck at it.
– Con: I’m not sure how much more useful it is than just going to the Reddit site in the browser.
– Con: I couldn’t see charging more than $1.99 for it, and I’m not sure how many people would be interested in buying it.
A bridge game (probably single-player only, at least at first)
– Pro: There are no existing bridge games in the Catalog. Even in Apple’s I only see two.
– Con: That’s probably because it’s a huge pain to write AI that bids well. And if it doesn’t bid well, it’s almost useless.
– Pro: I could see charging $5-$10 for it if I spent the time to do it well.
– Con: Bidding aside, it’s still a lot of work to put in correct play, proper scoring, fancy card graphics, etc. I’m not convinced I won’t give up or lose interest before I’m done.
Mystery option #3, which I just thought of
– Pro: Uses some exciting new features in webOS 2.0, like <redacted>!
– Con: It’s not a very original idea, and I bet someone can beat me to it.
– Pro: But it would be kinda fun to write and play around with…and I would use it…
– Con: But I can’t start working on it until webOS 2.0 releases, whenever that is.
– Pro/Con: Probably a 99 cent app, although a fairly wide audience.
What do you think? (open to other ideas!)