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  •  And I thought couponing required (2+ / 0-)
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    mole333, Deejay Lyn

    keeping track of a lot of details.

    I wonder if it would take much time to write an App for this...

    Moderation in most things.

    by billmosby on Thu Nov 08, 2012 at 07:14:39 AM PST

    •  If only I knew how to write an App... (2+ / 0-)
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      Deejay Lyn, billmosby

      I make a lot of use of info gathered by others. Of course even doing THAT takes some time and things do change. But I am willing to some of that work if it helps others make informed choices.

      FREEDOM ISN'T FREE: That's why we pay taxes. I Had A Thought

      by mole333 on Thu Nov 08, 2012 at 07:24:33 AM PST

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      •  I've written one. (1+ / 0-)
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        mole333

        An App to keep track of things like the subject of this diary would be in a lot of ways simpler than what I wrote (a 3-D lunar orbiter/lander simulation or game). To make it most convenient it would have to sense when you were doing some kind of transaction with one of those entities that you list rather than require you to enter a name manually every time you wanted to know.

        If you were going to a physical location, geolocation stuff already in existence could do the trick. Detecting one in cyberspace might require something like a browser plugin, only at a low enough level in the software on the device you were using so it could see contacts from within the myriad of special purpose apps out there optimized for connecting with specific businesses.

        An interesting problem, probably not too hard to implement. I wonder if somebody has already done it. If so, one would only have to supply it with a list of entities to trigger an alert. There are getting on towards 1.5 million apps between iOS and Android right now, what are the odds....

        Moderation in most things.

        by billmosby on Thu Nov 08, 2012 at 07:52:46 AM PST

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