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37 App Ideas for Bootcamp Students & Code Newbies

Sylwia Vargas on December 01, 2019

I was recently told that every time we make a to-do list app or a weather app, a koala dies somewhere. Let's stop this together! Below are some app...
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Scott Simontis

This is by far the coolest list of app ideas I think I have ever seen.

Mad props!

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Sylwia Vargas Author

Wow! Thank you! Your comment motivates me to:
a) write more!
b) MAKE these apps :D
Thanks!

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Scott Simontis

It's ambitious but I think I may do something modeled after #22 with traffic infrastructure in general...I used to work for traffic engineering firms and if enough people were willing to share data of how long they are stuck at lights it could produce enough data to create an empirical basis for forcing the Dept of Transportation or city Civil Works to do a traffic study at an intersection to recalculate timings. The super ambitious route would be throwing it into a ML model and finding the most optimal traffic signal timings!

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Sylwia Vargas Author

I love it!! That’s a very important issue considering how much time is spent in cars. Awesome! If you do it, share it! I’ll be super curious to see it.

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Ami Scott (they/them)

I love how many of these are targeted at helping marginalized groups and communities. There are a few bathroom finder apps but I've been thinking about putting my own spin on it because I know finding gender neutral bathrooms is always a challenge for me.

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Sylwia Vargas Author

Exactly! I am always trying to integrate as much information about socially-conscious tech as possible. If you end up creating such an app, I'd be really happy to see it!

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Seid Akhmed Agitaev

I am actually working on #28 as my final year project🙄

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Sylwia Vargas Author

Oh, that's amazing! If you remember to share it once you're done, I'd love to encourage my students to use it! ❤️

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Mushira Shaikh

Heyy, How was it? I wanted to do a similar project, did u publish any paper??

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Colin Rhys

Great post. I also went to a bootcamp and tried to come up with different ideas for project with friends. Great 👍 list!

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Sylwia Vargas Author

Thank you! How kind. Now that I work at a bootcamp, I decided to create resources that help students and code newbies not worry about fluff stuff like this :)

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Colin Rhys

I mean it. #28 is great 😉. Great resource. I wish i knew about this website when I want at the Bootcamp.

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Lorenzo

Wow!

I wanted to do something to learn some front-end and back-end dev (I'm mainly an embedded developer) and this is the best idea list I've ever seen.

Thank you!

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Sylwia Vargas Author

How wonderful! I’m so curious what you’ll create. If you end up making something, please share — I’d love to add links and examples to the blogpost to help people get connected and inspired!

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Julián Pérez Pesce

Damn what a great brainstorm!!! Thank you, as a noob react junior, I could try

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Sylwia Vargas Author

Yessss...! I can recommend some good starter tutorials if you’d like!

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Julián Pérez Pesce

Yes please, recommend me!!! Thank you!

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Matej Ramuta • Edited

37: I made an Android app that did that many years ago (but it's not on Google Play anymore). I named it "RainMama" 😄

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Sylwia Vargas Author

Oh, that’s really great! Do you have any screen recordings or readme? I’d love to give it as an example in the post ad/or to my students!

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Matej Ramuta

I found some screenshots - bear in mind this is from 2012 :)

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It was a simple Android app that accessed the user's approximate location (no need for fine GPS location) and got weather data from some weather API (can't remember which one, maybe OpenWeatherMap?).

You could open the app and it would suggest what to wear based on the current weather. Or you could receive a notification when the weather would change, saying smth like "Don't forget to take your umbrella with you" :)

Hope this helps :)

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Sylwia Vargas Author

That's awesome (and also very early 2010s :D )! I'll add a shoutout to you in the next edit!

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se se subbu

They are good ideas. Love to try to to create while learning. Thanks

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Sylwia Vargas Author

That's awesome! If you create any, share them! I'd love to include examples in this post!

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Prabhudutta Kar

Awesome ideas!
This would surely inspire the developers, especially the newbies to innovate and create stuffs!
Great work👍

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Sylwia Vargas Author

Thank you! That's so kind of you! ✨

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Simba Mupfukudzwa

Very col and original suggestions.
Thank you!

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Sylwia Vargas Author

Thank you for your kindness! Have a wonderful day!

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Rahul

Many are unique here.

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Tamara Temple

excellent list!

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Sylwia Vargas Author

Thank you, Tamara! So kind of you.

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riyajahamedi

Great post :)

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Sylwia Vargas Author

Thank you! ❤️

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Abel Lifaefi Mbula

There is also a well-organized list here: github.com/florinpop17/app-ideas

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Sylwia Vargas Author

Oh, thank you! I will contribute my ideas there as well!

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Ray Paseur

An app that sorts the restaurant's menu by least calories and shows those first ;-)

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Sylwia Vargas Author

Yes! Or by the amount and quality of oil / salt / sugar used :)

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Tess

wow this is amazing!

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Sylwia Vargas Author

your kindness is amazing! ❤️

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Daniel Hintz

I've gone through dozens of these app-ideas lists - this one is by far the most creative and interesting. I love #3 and #19!

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Anik Khan

Just mind-blowing!😍 This article is timeless. More and more people need this to save koalas😉
I will definitely dive into some of those. Thanks for sharing.😊

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Tomáš Roj

Great content. Keep it up! Btw would you be interested in giving me feedback on my article? dev.to/tomasroj/basic-controls-ado...