Thanks to everyone who commented on my previous post and offered recommendations for RIAs to develop in 20 hours or less. In order to narrow down my choices, I've created a survey on SurveyMonkey.com. Here's a list of the application ideas I received from comments and e-mails:
- Lightweight CMS
- MP3 Player
- Resume Editor/Publisher
- Meal/Calorie Tracker
- Contact Management
- Planning Application
- Timesheet Application
- DB/SQL Client
- Status Updater/Aggregator (LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook)
- Online File Explorer (browser-based FTP interface)
I like #3 (Resume) and #9 (Status) because I may be able to tie those into LinkedIn's RESTful API.
Voting ends at noon on Friday (Mountain Time).
Update: My co-workers had a good suggestion at lunch today: pitchersacrossamerica.com. It seems it's kinda difficult to find bars that serve pitchers these days (at least in Denver). Create an app that allows people to enter in bars and restaurants that serve pitchers and show them on a map. Seems simple and fun. If enough people like the idea, I'll restart the survey with this as an option. In the meantime, the current (Wednesday night) numbers are here.
Update 2: Here's the results as of Thursday night. Only 15.5 more hours to vote!
Update 3: Final Results. Thanks to everyone who voted! I'm traveling a lot next week (Mountain View followed by Boston), but I'll try to write an entry on next steps.