App on smart phone to announce yard sales

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by Rocket.Man, Jan 23, 2015.

  1. Rocket.Man

    Thread Starter New Member

    Jan 1, 2012
    I have an idea that I have already applied for a patent but I don't know enough about cell phone technology to make this work. My idea is a cell phone, yard sale ap. People download the free ap to their phone all over the USA. People that have a yard sale can click the ap to notify everyone in their area about the yard sale. All the phones in 10 miles receive the signal to tell yard sale folks about this yard sale. No need for yard sale signs on every street corner. The person that has the yard sale pays 50 cents to use the service. With all the millions of yard sales each weekend if 10K people use the ap that = $5k every week. How do you make a phone ap for yard sales? This can also be used for estate sales and auctions.
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2015
  2. mcgyvr

    AAC Fanatic!

    Oct 15, 2009
    You hire someone that already knows how to design apps for android/iphone platforms.

    oh and your idea isn't new/novel as there are already yard sale apps out there.. Hope you didn't spend much on that patent as its unlikely to be accepted.
    yard sale treasure map
    garage sales tracker
    garage sale rover
    yard sale mapper

    I love crushing dreams. :)
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  3. Reloadron

    Well-Known Member

    Jan 15, 2015
    There are similar apps out there such as Weather Alerts tailored for a specific area or Amber Alerts. However, applications like this work through the cellular providers who know where you are. My phone using GPS knows exactly where it is and my provider knows about where it is.

  4. mcgyvr

    AAC Fanatic!

    Oct 15, 2009
    Location tracking is simple now and part of most apps..
    My banking app does it.. my redbox app,etc... Tinder
    And Google always knows where you are...
    It can be done via GPS or Wireless Networks if you have GPS turned off.
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2015
  5. #12


    Nov 30, 2010
    This is why I turn my cell phone off whenever I get in my car.
    It's a stupid phone, but there is still the cell tower information.
  6. wayneh


    Sep 9, 2010
    Geofencing is a hot technology these days. Everyone wants to advertise to you based on your location. Great. :rolleyes: