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Safe Stamps™

Safe Stamps™ would be a software product that aims to save letter transportation costs and provide much faster delivery of letters, while ensuring that letters are not intercepted. Safe Stamps™ would do this through messengers, who would use the software and collect and deliver the letters. A sender could write a letter as usual and deliver it to a messenger. The recipient would receive the Safe Stamps™ version of the letter hand delivered to them like an important package.

A messenger at the source location would collect the letter from the sender and scan it into the system with the app. Then the messenger could shred the original for security once he confirmed it was accurately scanned and stored. The app would "send" the contents of the letter securely over the Internet. Another messenger at the destination would print the Safe Stamps™ letter from the app and deliver it to the recipient.

Observation: Many people today still want to send and receive physical paper letters …

Virtual Doorbell™

Virtual Doorbell™ would be a software product that improves communication about visitors arriving at a location without the need for any physical device for a doorbell. It would do this by allowing a visitor to notify the host of his arrival through the app. This would provide the benefit of letting the host know who the visitor was.

Observation: Many people currently use alternatives to knocking or ringing a doorbell to announce their arrival at a location. Many have Internet connected mobile devices and already use such devices to announce their arrival through something like text messages or chat apps.

Overview of How it Works: A host could use the app to setup a Virtual Doorbell™ at his location. Visitors could also access the app. Then, when a visitor arrived at the location, the app would display the Virtual Doorbell™ for the visitor to activate. Once the visitor activated the Virtual Doorbell™, the app would notify the host of the visit and the identity of the visitor.

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LastBrowser™

LastBrowser™ would be a software product to help developers more easily support mobile devices. In the recent past people have installed many mobile apps for all kinds of purposes. More recently, it seems there are too many apps and many users may be hesitant to install yet another app for some new purpose...at least unless it's really good.

LastBrowser™ would provide a toolkit for developing web apps with mobile functionality. Rather than installing yet another app, a user could visit a web site, and the web app on the site could use LastBrowser™ for required mobile functionality.

Functionality could include persistence for offline support, location, accelerometer, and camera usage. Technical implementation could use a feature called MOM (Mobile Object Model). It could provide JavaScript APIs similar to DOM, except for mobile device specific functionality.

Verified Author:Serafino Software™
Maturity Idea 
Type: Software Product
Date Claimed: 28 August 2017

Flawless™

Flawless™ would be a software product to provide a machine readable human language to describe business solutions to develop software. It aims to be the opposite of teaching computer to understand human language. Instead, it aims to provide a computer language for human ideas, to teach humans to communicate in a computer language.

It could use a locked down multiple choice IDE (similar to Alice) to eliminate syntax errors. It could use ideas from Elm, a functional language that boasts no runtime exceptions.

Verified Author:Serafino Software™
Maturity Idea 
Type: Software Product
Date Claimed: 24 August 2017

Fog Machine

Fog Machine™ (named because fog is like a cloud, on the ground) is a software product to provide cloud services to customers without a cloud service provider. The problem with the traditional cloud is that it requires a provider. Fog Machine™ would run cloud "nodes" in idle system resources on ordinary user's devices. This would be a peer to peer system in which each connected device would be a peer.

It would support standard cloud APIs (perhaps Cloud Foundry?) and it would be easy to port cloud apps to it off providers such as Google cloud, Azure, or AWS--or maybe it would be effortless for apps that were already portable through compliance with open standards.

We might use encryption for privacy, redundancy for reliability, and remuneration/incentive for resource consistency. The showstopper (critical assumption) is that the synergy would be sufficient to significantly surpass the overhead, and provide competitive performance for at least some types of cloud applicat…

Simple Chat

Simple Chat™ is a software product to make it easy for customers to exchange chat messages. It does this through cliques and chat keys. The user enters their name to create a chat key. Then he can create a new clique or requests access to join an existing clique. When a user creates a clique, he automatically becomes the first member of that clique. Users can be members of multiple cliques at a time.

A user can display their chat key on their device display as a special graphic (like a QR Code). Then a user already in a clique can use their mobile device camera to scan a candidate's chat key to add them to the clique.

Also, the user can share their chat key through a different application (as a link). A user already in a clique can use the link to add them to that clique.

Once in one or more cliques, a user can create a message and choose to which cliques he wants to send it. He can also attach hashtags, which allow messages to be grouped by topic, even across cliques.

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Nuke Login™

Nuke Login™ is a software product that would provide secure access to computer accounts without the user needing to worry about passwords or related concerns. Like other password manager products, Nuke Login™ would provide the ability to automatically login to many different accounts, but it wouldn't require a password to login to itself. Instead of replacing many passwords with one, it would replace many passwords with a different process.

Also, Nuke Login™ would not only manage the process of logging in. It would manage the whole login-related processes for the accounts, including registering, logging in, changing the security information, logging out, and closing accounts.

When a user was registering for a new account, if they only needed login credentials to register, Nuke Login would automatically generate those credentials and register them. If other things were needed, Nuke Login™ would take care of the login credentials and mask them in the registration process so the user…

Silver Lightning

Silver Lightning™ is a hardware product to provide a streamlined solution for personal computing. It aims to be a more secure and reliable replacement for a physical PC. It would accomplish this by using a smartphone app to setup and use a virtual computer image running in the cloud.

It would include a Bluetooth mouse and keyboard, Chromecast, Android App, and Amazon WorkSpaces desktop. It would work by using the app to setup and connect to a WorkSpaces desktop, then integrate the peripherals and display, passing through control between those and the WorkSpaces desktop.

Silver Lightning™ would pass input from the keyboard and mouse to the cloud desktop, and provide output audio and video from the cloud desktop to a display (such as a TV) through the Chromecast. These integrations would be performed by a smartphone app so the customer would not need any physical PC device at his location.

Observations: Many people have and use mobile devices before obtaining and setting up a PCAside from…

Trunk Space™

Trunk Space™ is a shipping service that would allow a customer to have items shipped faster and cheaper than traditional shipping services. Trunk Space™ would accomplish this by routing shipments between the spare trunk space in private vehicles on their usual routes.

Unique Benefits: Traditional shipping services rely on maintaining some physical real estate for sorting and loading, a dedicated fleet of specialized vehicles, and specialized professional drivers and/or delivery personnel. We would be replacing that infrastructure with software that would automatically distribute the shipping services to ordinary drivers of private vehicles on their usual routes.

Observations:
With the Rise of eCommerce, Efficient Shipping is a Significant ProblemThe Transportation System Includes Reliable Predictable Routing of Ordinary Vehicles To At Least The Vast Majority of Endpoints With Spare Usable SpaceThe Technology is There
The Vision: Turn your perspective on transportation inside out. A car is…

Cash Drone

Cash Drone™ is a financial service that would allow a customer to push a button on their smartphone and call a drone down to quickly bring them cash at a variety of locations.

Versus ATMs: This would be more efficient than an ATM because the Cash Drone™ would be mobile. It would be able to meet customers where they were rather than requiring customers to find an ATM and get to it. Providers wouldn't have to figure out how to obtain and maintain many physical locations for ATMs.

Versus Mobile Payments: It would still be useful in the age of mobile payments, because many transactions costing money do not support mobile payments yet, but they all do accept cash.

Security Considerations: It would be a challenge to prevent malicious actors from destroying or stealing a Cash Drone™ or its cash. Like many challenges to business ideas, this challenge presents an opportunity to enhance this idea with additional ideas that will result in a more robust end product. Possible avenues to explore s…

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