Ruminations on the electronics industry from David Manners, Senior Components Editor on Electronics Weekly.
Perfect Pub-Based Get-Rich-Quick Business
In that ideal world of making-millions-while-sitting-in-the-pub, the new boom for cell-phone applications is the perfect pub-based industry.
Sitting in the garden of The Spring in Ewell last Tuesday night, three of us came up with a trio of great new cellphone apps:
You shake your phone and it makes a noise – like a rattle, or a drum roll or a bagpipes’ swirl.
Karaoke backing tracks
Rhythms from different musical instruments so a group of you could improvise a band.
With Silicon Valley VCs investing $383 million in new start-up companies developing cell-phone apps in the first half of 2008, these three apps should be the core of a decent business proposal.
Seed funding required is £147,970 representing: Cost of pint £3 (including crisps and nuts), X 3 ( for three people), X 7 days a week (no slacking), X 365 days in the year.
The market appears unsatiable. Apple report that in the ten days after the 3G iPhone launch, 25 million apps were downloaded to it.Tags: 365 days, days in the year, iphone, last tuesday, silicon valley