Philip Posted May 9, 2012 Share Posted May 9, 2012 With the flurry of new posts lately asking for ideas on what to program... it is time for a sticky to show up! Below is a list of common ideas (most of which taken from previous PHPF contest suggestions.) Do you have an idea? Post a reply and if it is good, we'll update the table below Idea Description Genre Source AI Bot Create a bot that you can have a conversation with AI @mattd8752 Unix converter Create a tool that allows users to convert unix timestamps to custom date/time formats. Applications Blog Create a fully functional blog that you can post to, have comments, etc. Applications @fert Planner / Address Book An address book that stores contacts / important dates Applications @The Little Guy CMS Create a CMS (Content Management System) that allows for custom pages, designs, etc. to be created/edited from the backend Applications @steelmanronald06 News System A news system that allows for "breaking news", comments, etc. Applications @coolcoolm Arcade Create an arcade system (to host games) with a high score database Applications @coolcoolm Tutorial site Tutorial Site With Coments Applications @coolcoolm Statistics program Create a program that will allow you to find trends within data Applications Jaysonic Analytics Tool Create an application that is similar to Google Analytics or Piwik Applications @xyph Media gallery Create a media gallery to host images, videos, etc. Applications Jaysonic Member Management System Create a member management system Applications Jaysonic Topsite / Link exchange Create a website that allows for linkbacks, referrals, etc. Applications Jaysonic Calendar Create a calendar that uses PHP / MySQL as a backaned Applications Jaysonic RSS reader Create a program that can grab and parse an RSS feed Applications @Streety Search Engine Create a search engine for a small to mid-sized website Applications @Streety Web Mail Interface Create a web interface to a mailbox (think squirrelmail) Applications @ToonMariner Forum Create a forum that implements many other ideas on this list Applications @NArc0t1c Weather Forecaster Create a weather forecaster system that pulls data from RSS feeds Applications @heckenschutze Web chat interface Create an online chat system, similar to (or using IRC) Applications @phpSensei File tracking system Create a file tracker system to share (legal) files Applications @stuffradio "HackThis" Create a site similar to http://hackthissite.org Applications Graphic Calculator Similar to our first contest, create a graphic calculator Applications [/td] Syntax Highlighter Create a syntax highlighter Development Tools @play_ Code Prettifier Create a tool that parses and prettifies other languages Development Tools @Philip Code Minifier Create a tool that minifies other languages Development Tools @Philip Chess Create the common game, chess Games @Milbea Blackjack Create the common game, blackjack Games @Milbea RPG Similar to our second contest, create a text-based RPG Games Create a sudoku generator Games @Philip Typing Game Create a game to see how fast people can type Games @Philip Crossword Puzzle Generator Create a crossword puzzle generator Games @Philip Word-Find Puzzle Generator Create a word-find (word-search) puzzle generator Games @Philip Mad Libs Generator Create a mad-libs generator Games @Philip Mastermind Create a Mastermind game, with difficulty levels, etc. Games Translator Translates text from one language to another (note: languages can be simple like "leet speak") Text reddit to the rescue with even more ideas! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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