Have you ever been disappointed to find that there’s not an app for some things in life? That there are some things your phone can’t do? Whether it’s knowing where your friends are, wondering whether it’s safe to dive, or blocking phone calls from your boss at particular times, people usually have bright ideas for what they’d like their phone to be able to do.
Sony Ericsson hope to harness some of those suggestions in a new community site SE-dot which for once is a online community dedicated to general users rather than just developers.
SE say: “It’s nothing to do with technology but all about customer and users submitting creative ideas about how mobiles can make life better.”
There are techies on there- the app-making men (and women) who can offer to help out making stuff. It will be a useful ideas resource for developers too, helping them get ideas of what people want.
Though of course, not everything needs an app, as phones get more complex sometimes just a creative way of using a phone’s features could answer someone’s problem.
I like Sony Ericsson’s move to getting more user-generated feedback and content on their devices. It is in line with their Creations strategy which encourages people to use the SE devices to make media and generally “create” with. Users are a great resource and probably appreciate getting asked for their opinion.