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Wednesday, February 09, 2005

100 Mobile Product Ideas...#6...

Way back in the summer of 2001, I designed my first MIDlet. It was called "My Meeting" and it was programmed for me by associate Shomila Malik, now working at O2.

The application was simple yet effective and we designed it for the Blackberry. We were a pre-beta tester for their new JDK, one of the few companies outside America to get their hands on it.

Here's what the requirements spec said:

My Meetings Now is an application allowing a Blackberry user to record minutes (including other details such as attendees and action items) during a meeting and instantly send them out to all the attendees the moment the meeting is finished

That's it in a nutshell. I still think it's a great idea. It enables minutes to be captured on the spot in a logical fashion. The application takes the user through the following sequences/screens (which can also be navigated through non-linearly):

1. Create and name the meeting
2. Add attendees (can grab from the contact list) inc. names and email addresses
3. Add absentees (ditto)
4. Add minute(s)
5. Add action(s)
6. Schedule next meeting
7. Save & send.....
8. Voila! Everyone gets a copy in their email boxes immediately.

If you're really interested, I can send you the spec.


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