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Any progammers looking for a killer app to develop? How about a voice enabled forum?

Any progammers looking for a killer app to develop? How about a voice
enabled forum?

One of the most powerful, exciting, and engrossing experiences on the
Internet is the Forum. The first great Internet forums were the
Usenet newsgroups. Usenet is still a powerful force, but many
different types of forums are also very popular (such as message
boards like Vbulliten and XMBforum).

I love forums. Love em love em love em. My web site has a great one.
But I think the time has come for an important and breakthrough
evolutionary advance in Internet Forums. I will describe the idea to
you, and I hope you will take the idea and run with it. Create this
product. Develop it. Make millions of dollars. I offer this idea to
you-because I am not a programmer-and I want this to be made.

The idea is pretty simple. Any fairly savvy application developer
with some skills in MySQL should be able to do this. Whoever does it
right will make a lot of money.

I want someone to simply improve upon the Internet forum technology.

The amazing power of a forum is that you can walk into a forum and
have a conversation. You can ask a question and get insightful,
funny, and interesting answers. You can then reply and have a
dialogue. You can do all this at your own pace, your own convenience.
You can ignore people who don't interest you and you can be as patient
as you want in replying. It is a wonderful thing. And the time has
come to liberate this experience from the necessity of a keyboard and
full powered computer. The technology is here, we just need to take
advantage of it.

This is what I want.

I want to be able at any time of day, whether driving my car, or doing
dishes, or hiking through the woods -to ask a question of the world.
I don't want to have to find a computer, go to the website or
newsreader, and type up my question. I want to just be able to say
outloud, "What is the fastest any human has ever travelled?" or "What
the heck does a county commisioner do?"...and I want my question, an
mp3 recording of my actual voice, immediately posted in a forum. And
then I want to receive responses-but not responses i have to go sit
down and read. I want to hear the responses, in the voices of those
listening to my question.

Imagine, you could be driving in your car...and you have a question.
You simply say out loud, "Post this question: Can anyone give me more
details about the Xbox2? Or "Can anyone tell me real quick how to
make tomatoe soup?" Or while reading a history book...you could say
outloud, "Post this question: "Was Wyatt Earp a real person?"
Whatever you are interested in. For whatever reason you communicate
with people in Forums, you could do it-but simply with your voice-at
any time anywhere.

After you post a question, you might hear a little beep in a few
minutes letting you know you have responses. Then you could just say
out loud "Play replies" and the replies would start to play-not in a
computer voice but in the actual voice of the people answering
you-because they would be using the same technology.

With this type of voice message board-you could have engaging,
interesting, convenient, and fairly natural conversations over the
Internet. The experience could be liberated from sitting at a
computer-and it would be enhanced by being able to hear human
voices-rather than reading text. You could have all the fun and
convenience of natural conversation-but enhanced through the reach and
expertise and convenience available over the Internet.

That is the concept. It may seem daunting, but the technology already
exists and is available. All this idea requires is a MySQL based
message board (such as the XMB Forum) and a pretty basic client side
application. The SQL database could store all the voice messages in
mp3 format. The client side application would run on a pocketpc phone
or palm phone.All this application would need to do is

1) interface with the MySQL database (the message board). Be able to
upload and download the mp3 files in the appropriate thread-and play
them on demand.

2) encode into mp3 format as people recorded their posts.

3) This part is optional, but would be the ultimate addition: be able
to recognize some simple voice commands such as "Record" "Post"
"Replay" "Skip" "Next" "Back".

Thats it. If you can program or hack MySQL and make pocketpc Apps,
then you can make this amazing voice enabled internet forum.

Limitations:
Bandwidth for moble internet access is an obvious limitation. But
remember, voice forums will be just as fun and convenient on desktop
computers and where high bandwidth is available.

Webstorage. Voice messages will be much bigger. The MySQL database
will grow fast. But hey, it will be so fun, I think users will be
willing to pay the message board host a little to help cover storage
costs. Another alternative is to delete or archive all messages after
3 days-limiting discussions to fairly current threads.

Ok thats it. I know this will arrive someday. But why not sooner
rather than later? Any programmers out there interested in a little
project like this? If so, go for it. Make millions. I maintain no
copywrites on this idea. But if you are going to run with this idea,
please just let me know so I can use the forum on my website.

The best way for this to be developed is through an open source
project. Anyone who wants to collaborate on this project with other
programmers feel free to post on my website to make contacts. Or just
go for it if you already know how to do something like this. Good
luck. I look forward to hearing all about it!

Go here to find other people to help collaborate on this project:
http://www.thesearchforwisdom.com/co...ad.php?tid=104

Submitted by Matt Ready
http://www.wisdomproject.net
Jul 19 '05 #1
11 1551
Rob
Must say that this is a very great idea. Will cost a huge amount of storage
space (hopefully) but what the heck, storage is cheap nowadays.
The only question I have is: how do you navigate through the messages?
Listen to them all?

Keep me informed and when you start the project I'm willing to help you
(expert on PDA software).

Rob.

"Matt" <no*****@me.com> schreef in bericht
news:bg********************************@4ax.com...
Any progammers looking for a killer app to develop? How about a voice
enabled forum?

One of the most powerful, exciting, and engrossing experiences on the
Internet is the Forum. The first great Internet forums were the
Usenet newsgroups. Usenet is still a powerful force, but many
different types of forums are also very popular (such as message
boards like Vbulliten and XMBforum).

I love forums. Love em love em love em. My web site has a great one.
But I think the time has come for an important and breakthrough
evolutionary advance in Internet Forums. I will describe the idea to
you, and I hope you will take the idea and run with it. Create this
product. Develop it. Make millions of dollars. I offer this idea to
you-because I am not a programmer-and I want this to be made.

The idea is pretty simple. Any fairly savvy application developer
with some skills in MySQL should be able to do this. Whoever does it
right will make a lot of money.

I want someone to simply improve upon the Internet forum technology.

The amazing power of a forum is that you can walk into a forum and
have a conversation. You can ask a question and get insightful,
funny, and interesting answers. You can then reply and have a
dialogue. You can do all this at your own pace, your own convenience.
You can ignore people who don't interest you and you can be as patient
as you want in replying. It is a wonderful thing. And the time has
come to liberate this experience from the necessity of a keyboard and
full powered computer. The technology is here, we just need to take
advantage of it.

This is what I want.

I want to be able at any time of day, whether driving my car, or doing
dishes, or hiking through the woods -to ask a question of the world.
I don't want to have to find a computer, go to the website or
newsreader, and type up my question. I want to just be able to say
outloud, "What is the fastest any human has ever travelled?" or "What
the heck does a county commisioner do?"...and I want my question, an
mp3 recording of my actual voice, immediately posted in a forum. And
then I want to receive responses-but not responses i have to go sit
down and read. I want to hear the responses, in the voices of those
listening to my question.

Imagine, you could be driving in your car...and you have a question.
You simply say out loud, "Post this question: Can anyone give me more
details about the Xbox2? Or "Can anyone tell me real quick how to
make tomatoe soup?" Or while reading a history book...you could say
outloud, "Post this question: "Was Wyatt Earp a real person?"
Whatever you are interested in. For whatever reason you communicate
with people in Forums, you could do it-but simply with your voice-at
any time anywhere.

After you post a question, you might hear a little beep in a few
minutes letting you know you have responses. Then you could just say
out loud "Play replies" and the replies would start to play-not in a
computer voice but in the actual voice of the people answering
you-because they would be using the same technology.

With this type of voice message board-you could have engaging,
interesting, convenient, and fairly natural conversations over the
Internet. The experience could be liberated from sitting at a
computer-and it would be enhanced by being able to hear human
voices-rather than reading text. You could have all the fun and
convenience of natural conversation-but enhanced through the reach and
expertise and convenience available over the Internet.

That is the concept. It may seem daunting, but the technology already
exists and is available. All this idea requires is a MySQL based
message board (such as the XMB Forum) and a pretty basic client side
application. The SQL database could store all the voice messages in
mp3 format. The client side application would run on a pocketpc phone
or palm phone.All this application would need to do is

1) interface with the MySQL database (the message board). Be able to
upload and download the mp3 files in the appropriate thread-and play
them on demand.

2) encode into mp3 format as people recorded their posts.

3) This part is optional, but would be the ultimate addition: be able
to recognize some simple voice commands such as "Record" "Post"
"Replay" "Skip" "Next" "Back".

Thats it. If you can program or hack MySQL and make pocketpc Apps,
then you can make this amazing voice enabled internet forum.

Limitations:
Bandwidth for moble internet access is an obvious limitation. But
remember, voice forums will be just as fun and convenient on desktop
computers and where high bandwidth is available.

Webstorage. Voice messages will be much bigger. The MySQL database
will grow fast. But hey, it will be so fun, I think users will be
willing to pay the message board host a little to help cover storage
costs. Another alternative is to delete or archive all messages after
3 days-limiting discussions to fairly current threads.

Ok thats it. I know this will arrive someday. But why not sooner
rather than later? Any programmers out there interested in a little
project like this? If so, go for it. Make millions. I maintain no
copywrites on this idea. But if you are going to run with this idea,
please just let me know so I can use the forum on my website.

The best way for this to be developed is through an open source
project. Anyone who wants to collaborate on this project with other
programmers feel free to post on my website to make contacts. Or just
go for it if you already know how to do something like this. Good
luck. I look forward to hearing all about it!

Go here to find other people to help collaborate on this project:
http://www.thesearchforwisdom.com/co...ad.php?tid=104

Submitted by Matt Ready
http://www.wisdomproject.net

Jul 19 '05 #2
Rob
Must say that this is a very great idea. Will cost a huge amount of storage
space (hopefully) but what the heck, storage is cheap nowadays.
The only question I have is: how do you navigate through the messages?
Listen to them all?

Keep me informed and when you start the project I'm willing to help you
(expert on PDA software).

Rob.

"Matt" <no*****@me.com> schreef in bericht
news:bg********************************@4ax.com...
Any progammers looking for a killer app to develop? How about a voice
enabled forum?

One of the most powerful, exciting, and engrossing experiences on the
Internet is the Forum. The first great Internet forums were the
Usenet newsgroups. Usenet is still a powerful force, but many
different types of forums are also very popular (such as message
boards like Vbulliten and XMBforum).

I love forums. Love em love em love em. My web site has a great one.
But I think the time has come for an important and breakthrough
evolutionary advance in Internet Forums. I will describe the idea to
you, and I hope you will take the idea and run with it. Create this
product. Develop it. Make millions of dollars. I offer this idea to
you-because I am not a programmer-and I want this to be made.

The idea is pretty simple. Any fairly savvy application developer
with some skills in MySQL should be able to do this. Whoever does it
right will make a lot of money.

I want someone to simply improve upon the Internet forum technology.

The amazing power of a forum is that you can walk into a forum and
have a conversation. You can ask a question and get insightful,
funny, and interesting answers. You can then reply and have a
dialogue. You can do all this at your own pace, your own convenience.
You can ignore people who don't interest you and you can be as patient
as you want in replying. It is a wonderful thing. And the time has
come to liberate this experience from the necessity of a keyboard and
full powered computer. The technology is here, we just need to take
advantage of it.

This is what I want.

I want to be able at any time of day, whether driving my car, or doing
dishes, or hiking through the woods -to ask a question of the world.
I don't want to have to find a computer, go to the website or
newsreader, and type up my question. I want to just be able to say
outloud, "What is the fastest any human has ever travelled?" or "What
the heck does a county commisioner do?"...and I want my question, an
mp3 recording of my actual voice, immediately posted in a forum. And
then I want to receive responses-but not responses i have to go sit
down and read. I want to hear the responses, in the voices of those
listening to my question.

Imagine, you could be driving in your car...and you have a question.
You simply say out loud, "Post this question: Can anyone give me more
details about the Xbox2? Or "Can anyone tell me real quick how to
make tomatoe soup?" Or while reading a history book...you could say
outloud, "Post this question: "Was Wyatt Earp a real person?"
Whatever you are interested in. For whatever reason you communicate
with people in Forums, you could do it-but simply with your voice-at
any time anywhere.

After you post a question, you might hear a little beep in a few
minutes letting you know you have responses. Then you could just say
out loud "Play replies" and the replies would start to play-not in a
computer voice but in the actual voice of the people answering
you-because they would be using the same technology.

With this type of voice message board-you could have engaging,
interesting, convenient, and fairly natural conversations over the
Internet. The experience could be liberated from sitting at a
computer-and it would be enhanced by being able to hear human
voices-rather than reading text. You could have all the fun and
convenience of natural conversation-but enhanced through the reach and
expertise and convenience available over the Internet.

That is the concept. It may seem daunting, but the technology already
exists and is available. All this idea requires is a MySQL based
message board (such as the XMB Forum) and a pretty basic client side
application. The SQL database could store all the voice messages in
mp3 format. The client side application would run on a pocketpc phone
or palm phone.All this application would need to do is

1) interface with the MySQL database (the message board). Be able to
upload and download the mp3 files in the appropriate thread-and play
them on demand.

2) encode into mp3 format as people recorded their posts.

3) This part is optional, but would be the ultimate addition: be able
to recognize some simple voice commands such as "Record" "Post"
"Replay" "Skip" "Next" "Back".

Thats it. If you can program or hack MySQL and make pocketpc Apps,
then you can make this amazing voice enabled internet forum.

Limitations:
Bandwidth for moble internet access is an obvious limitation. But
remember, voice forums will be just as fun and convenient on desktop
computers and where high bandwidth is available.

Webstorage. Voice messages will be much bigger. The MySQL database
will grow fast. But hey, it will be so fun, I think users will be
willing to pay the message board host a little to help cover storage
costs. Another alternative is to delete or archive all messages after
3 days-limiting discussions to fairly current threads.

Ok thats it. I know this will arrive someday. But why not sooner
rather than later? Any programmers out there interested in a little
project like this? If so, go for it. Make millions. I maintain no
copywrites on this idea. But if you are going to run with this idea,
please just let me know so I can use the forum on my website.

The best way for this to be developed is through an open source
project. Anyone who wants to collaborate on this project with other
programmers feel free to post on my website to make contacts. Or just
go for it if you already know how to do something like this. Good
luck. I look forward to hearing all about it!

Go here to find other people to help collaborate on this project:
http://www.thesearchforwisdom.com/co...ad.php?tid=104

Submitted by Matt Ready
http://www.wisdomproject.net

Jul 19 '05 #3
In article <bg********************************@4ax.com>, no*****@me.com
says...

<snip>

Interesting idea, but I think it has more cultural challenges than
technical challenges.

Here are some questions:

Q) Why isn't there a forum that lets you type in a random question and
get an answer? (the non-voice version of what you want)

A) Because that is too broad. Internet forums work because they are
very specialized, like PPC development. People answer questions for
free in a specialized forum because they are interested in that forum.
You aren't going to find anyone willing to sift through
thousands/millions of questions on every topic imaginable.

Q) Why do people prefer email to voice mail

A) Because you can scan email. With voice mail, you have to listen to
every message. VOice mail has no notion of "subject headers." Even if
you solve the question generality issue you have a problem with people
having to listen to all those questions to pick the ones they want to
answer.

PAtrick
Jul 19 '05 #4
In article <bg********************************@4ax.com>, no*****@me.com
says...

<snip>

Interesting idea, but I think it has more cultural challenges than
technical challenges.

Here are some questions:

Q) Why isn't there a forum that lets you type in a random question and
get an answer? (the non-voice version of what you want)

A) Because that is too broad. Internet forums work because they are
very specialized, like PPC development. People answer questions for
free in a specialized forum because they are interested in that forum.
You aren't going to find anyone willing to sift through
thousands/millions of questions on every topic imaginable.

Q) Why do people prefer email to voice mail

A) Because you can scan email. With voice mail, you have to listen to
every message. VOice mail has no notion of "subject headers." Even if
you solve the question generality issue you have a problem with people
having to listen to all those questions to pick the ones they want to
answer.

PAtrick
Jul 19 '05 #5
Personally I am looking forward to the chinese version of the group...

Not that I can speak or understand a word of chinese, but it would sound
great. ;-)

Perhaps a ban could be made on the words 'Star Trek' and 'Unicode to Char'.

Any such recordings would be automatically sent to the bin of doom.

Justin.
Jul 19 '05 #6
Personally I am looking forward to the chinese version of the group...

Not that I can speak or understand a word of chinese, but it would sound
great. ;-)

Perhaps a ban could be made on the words 'Star Trek' and 'Unicode to Char'.

Any such recordings would be automatically sent to the bin of doom.

Justin.
Jul 19 '05 #7
In article <bg********************************@4ax.com>, no*****@me.com
says...

<snip>

Interesting idea, but I think it has more cultural challenges than
technical challenges.

Here are some questions:

Q) Why isn't there a forum that lets you type in a random question and
get an answer? (the non-voice version of what you want)

A) Because that is too broad. Internet forums work because they are
very specialized, like PPC development. People answer questions for
free in a specialized forum because they are interested in that forum.
You aren't going to find anyone willing to sift through
thousands/millions of questions on every topic imaginable.

Q) Why do people prefer email to voice mail

A) Because you can scan email. With voice mail, you have to listen to
every message. VOice mail has no notion of "subject headers." Even if
you solve the question generality issue you have a problem with people
having to listen to all those questions to pick the ones they want to
answer.

PAtrick
Jul 19 '05 #8
Personally I am looking forward to the chinese version of the group...

Not that I can speak or understand a word of chinese, but it would sound
great. ;-)

Perhaps a ban could be made on the words 'Star Trek' and 'Unicode to Char'.

Any such recordings would be automatically sent to the bin of doom.

Justin.
Jul 19 '05 #9
If you build it, they will come.
Spammers, I mean. I don't mean to be cynical. I like your idea. It's
just that filtering spam from text messages is, well, problematic at
best. Filtering spam from voice messages is going to be near
impossible.

voice Q) How old was Abraham Linconln when he died?

voice A) Although he was 56 when he died, he looked and felt years
younger and you can too!

voice A) At age 56 Abraham Lincoln suffered from outstanding credit
card debt...

voice A) When Abraham Lincoln was 56 he helped to emancipate $10
Million from a Swiss bank being held in the name of General Mbutu's
family.

OK, you might want to address that issue before this gets out of hand.
And regarding internet bandwidth and being able to do this from
anywhere: it seems to me that mobile voice communication is what cell
phones are for. Your online forum would be easiest to implement on the
phone for most people.

voice Q) How can I set up an internet voice forum free from spam?
Good luck
MKatz843
Matt <no*****@me.com> wrote in message news:<bg********************************@4ax.com>. ..
Any progammers looking for a killer app to develop? How about a voice
enabled forum?
Submitted by Matt Ready
http://www.wisdomproject.net

Jul 19 '05 #10
If you build it, they will come.
Spammers, I mean. I don't mean to be cynical. I like your idea. It's
just that filtering spam from text messages is, well, problematic at
best. Filtering spam from voice messages is going to be near
impossible.

voice Q) How old was Abraham Linconln when he died?

voice A) Although he was 56 when he died, he looked and felt years
younger and you can too!

voice A) At age 56 Abraham Lincoln suffered from outstanding credit
card debt...

voice A) When Abraham Lincoln was 56 he helped to emancipate $10
Million from a Swiss bank being held in the name of General Mbutu's
family.

OK, you might want to address that issue before this gets out of hand.
And regarding internet bandwidth and being able to do this from
anywhere: it seems to me that mobile voice communication is what cell
phones are for. Your online forum would be easiest to implement on the
phone for most people.

voice Q) How can I set up an internet voice forum free from spam?
Good luck
MKatz843
Matt <no*****@me.com> wrote in message news:<bg********************************@4ax.com>. ..
Any progammers looking for a killer app to develop? How about a voice
enabled forum?
Submitted by Matt Ready
http://www.wisdomproject.net

Jul 19 '05 #11
If you build it, they will come.
Spammers, I mean. I don't mean to be cynical. I like your idea. It's
just that filtering spam from text messages is, well, problematic at
best. Filtering spam from voice messages is going to be near
impossible.

voice Q) How old was Abraham Linconln when he died?

voice A) Although he was 56 when he died, he looked and felt years
younger and you can too!

voice A) At age 56 Abraham Lincoln suffered from outstanding credit
card debt...

voice A) When Abraham Lincoln was 56 he helped to emancipate $10
Million from a Swiss bank being held in the name of General Mbutu's
family.

OK, you might want to address that issue before this gets out of hand.
And regarding internet bandwidth and being able to do this from
anywhere: it seems to me that mobile voice communication is what cell
phones are for. Your online forum would be easiest to implement on the
phone for most people.

voice Q) How can I set up an internet voice forum free from spam?
Good luck
MKatz843
Matt <no*****@me.com> wrote in message news:<bg********************************@4ax.com>. ..
Any progammers looking for a killer app to develop? How about a voice
enabled forum?
Submitted by Matt Ready
http://www.wisdomproject.net

Jul 19 '05 #12

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