Saturday, April 24, 2010

Product: Tutor Bee

Texting and spelling ... do you always choose to finish your words with word completion on your phone?  Do you see a red underline and pick from a list of words to finish your thought?  If so, you may be developing an addiction ... or at least a dependency.   What if software helped us learn from our mistakes instead???

The product:
Tutor Bee

How it works:
Load Tutor Bee software onto your phone, desktop and anything else that you use to text or write.  Use your device like you normally would.  Every time you misspell a word, Tutor Bee will capture it and add it to a list.  Whenever you have time, go into Tutor Bee and take a spelling test (with words from the list it has collected). 

Related Products:
http://www.funbrain.com/spell/
http://www.alphadictionary.com/articles/misspell_quiz.html

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Product: Nav device personalities

Lost on the streets of San Francisco (insert your town), wishing your Garmin (or other Nav device) would not be so irritatingly "right" all the time?  Why not create an application that would allow you to switch it up by changing some key phrases?

For instance, what if every third time the device would have to recalculate the route, it would say "You so wrong" or "Sorry I'm just a computer" instead of "Recalculating route."

The product:
G-a-tude (or Car-a-tude for non-Garmin users)

How it works:
Step1: Download application that allows you to edit existing navigation phrases by picking from a list or creating your own.
Step2: Sync the additions and laugh at the wrong turns the navigation systems says you're making! 

Related Products:
http://www.garmin.com/garmin/cms/us/ontheroad/voicestudio