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derbyhat
10-21-2016, 08:18 AM
Hi
Long time lurker with a first time forum post....

If you saw an app called Ukulele Aquisition Syndrome, what would you expect it to do?


Help me buy an ukulele
Track my ukulele collection
Help me practice my ukulele
Help me tune my ukulele
Help me catalogue my music
Help me sell my ukulele
Something else entirely


Leave your thoughts below. Rank the items in the list if you like. Add new stuff if you like.

Thanks! Happy Friday!

DownUpDave
10-21-2016, 08:59 AM
Help me buy a ukulele
Help stop me buying ukuleles
Help me buy a ukulele
Help stop me buying ukuleles
Help me buy a ukulele
Help stop me buying ukuleles
Help me buy a ukulele

You get the idea......a never ending cycle

Stevelele
10-21-2016, 09:45 AM
it would be like tinder for ukes. swipe right, put on my potential buy list. swipe left, no interest.


Hi
Long time lurker with a first time forum post....

If you saw an app called Ukulele Aquisition Syndrome, what would you expect it to do?


Help me buy an ukulele
Track my ukulele collection
Help me practice my ukulele
Help me tune my ukulele
Help me catalogue my music
Help me sell my ukulele
Something else entirely


Leave your thoughts below. Rank the items in the list if you like. Add new stuff if you like.

Thanks! Happy Friday!

Barrytone
10-21-2016, 09:55 AM
Help me explain to my wife the necessity of owning multiple instruments.

Camsuke
10-21-2016, 10:35 AM
What's an app?

johnson430
10-21-2016, 10:49 AM
What's an app?

Campbell, an app is short for application or "applications software" (also called end-user programs) include such things as database programs, word processors, Web browsers and spreadsheets.)
I hope this helps.

Uncle Rod Higuchi
10-21-2016, 11:49 AM
maybe help with online banking... like depositing huge amounts of cash into
our personal accounts, gratis, so we can afford to do more acquisitioning? :)

SoloRule
10-21-2016, 12:55 PM
The app should give you the accurate sound sample of various wood combinations.
This should satisfy your curiosity during an UAS attack.
Then the uke shop sites are automatically lock for 48 hours.
If after 48 hours, you still have the urge. It's not UAS anymore. It's call a necessity!

Rllink
10-21-2016, 01:32 PM
Maybe an app where you can enter all the ukuleles that you desire. Then it will allow you to prioritize your list of ukuleles, and it will search the internet for them and tell you to where you can purchase them. Another thing is that it could have an alarm that would alert you if you are actually within a predetermined distance from one of the ukuleles on your list that is for sale. That way you're driving around and the app alerts you that you are only ten miles from one of the ukuleles on your list. Then it would direct you to it and you could buy it. I should also have a feature where if you see a ukulele that you like, you can see if you already have one. That way you wouldn't buy duplicates. Unless you wanted duplicates.

Camsuke
10-21-2016, 01:40 PM
Campbell, an app is short for application or "applications software" (also called end-user programs) include such things as database programs, word processors, Web browsers and spreadsheets.)
I hope this helps.

Thanks mate, I'll just head back to my cave.

stevejfc
10-21-2016, 01:46 PM
Obviously, it's a late night TV commercial that claims to reduce your ukulele dependence. But wait, there's more: Order now...........................

Nickie
10-21-2016, 02:26 PM
Ha ha ha ha.
I think you should be able to enter the features you want, then it takes you to that uke, with an area for your credit card info. The app also plays a recording of Jake playing that very uke to perfection.

kohanmike
10-21-2016, 03:11 PM
Don't need it, UAS is part of my soul.

Camsuke
10-21-2016, 03:52 PM
Obviously, it's a late night TV commercial that claims to reduce your ukulele dependence. But wait, there's more: Order now...........................

Order now......Free Steak Knives!

Dan Gleibitz
10-21-2016, 04:26 PM
Or "order now and we'll throw in a StopBuyingStrings-O-Matic! FOR FREE!!!"

Booli
10-21-2016, 04:47 PM
UAS, GAS or other similar afflictions need to be fed with gobs of cash and secure storage space for all yer THINGS, so if there was an app that could accurately give me the grand-prize jackpot numbers for the next $100+ million award from the lottery, like MegaMillions or similar, I'd like to see that built-in with a few ideas from what other folks have said above...

Once the mortgage is paid off, my wish-list is filled and enough money is put into a trust so I can frugally 'live off the interest' and never need a 'job' again, then of course a ginormous portion of the remaining money would go to school music programs and to help them get started certifying teachers via James Hill's methods, and subsidizing the cost of everything for the schools, the teachers and the kids, but I digress...

Ukulele Eddie
10-21-2016, 06:02 PM
That app already exists. It's called The Ukulele Site. ;-)

Dan Gleibitz
10-21-2016, 06:10 PM
In all seriousness, most successful apps start with a good idea, execute it well, and then add a name.

How about an app that lets people view each others collections, follow other collectors, share photographs and videos, make buy/sell/trade offers. Even better if you can scoop a commission.

It would take a bit of hosting grunt, but these days with AWS and whatnot you can just bung everything in the cloud and the costs will scale with your success.

derbyhat
10-21-2016, 06:29 PM
You guys are great! Keep it coming. This is a fun read.

mds725
10-21-2016, 08:20 PM
One of the things about UAS is having a lot of ukuleles So a UAS app should help people keep track of their ukuleles and allow people to categorize by price, scale, tonewoods, builder, production/custom, bling, string brand, tuning, linear or reentrant, tuning machine type, bridge type, electronics or not, etc.

DownUpDave
10-21-2016, 10:20 PM
In all seriousness, most successful apps start with a good idea, execute it well, and then add a name.

How about an app that lets people view each others collections, follow other collectors, share photographs and videos, make buy/sell/trade offers. Even better if you can scoop a commission.

It would take a bit of hosting grunt, but these days with AWS and whatnot you can just bung everything in the cloud and the costs will scale with your success.

I believe you are describing "Ukulele Underground"

Croaky Keith
10-21-2016, 11:54 PM
One of the things about UAS is having a lot of ukuleles So a UAS app should help people keep track of their ukuleles and allow people to categorize by price, scale, tonewoods, builder, production/custom, bling, string brand, tuning, linear or reentrant, tuning machine type, bridge type, electronics or not, etc.

If you were to keep that kind of a database, when would you actually have the time to play any of them! :biglaugh:

LimousinLil
10-22-2016, 12:57 AM
Well, I think I am managing my UAS very well without the aid of an app. Having vowed (to myself) a couple of months ago, having just indulged in an Outdoor Tenor Ukulele and paid vast quantities to import it to France, I have since bought 3 more ukes - none of which I can really afford. The first was a concert, made by a luthier, one of whose ukes I already owned ... it was a bargain, so I HAD to have it; the second was a 6-string uke as I had read about them and was very curious to try one, and the third was an Ohana Vita (and I had long coveted one of these); this one, again, was a bargain. I have to add, to my eternal shame, that the latter two have both arrived here in the space of the last week. Oh, my, goodness .... someone save me from myself!!!!

kkimura
10-22-2016, 02:54 AM
UAS could be an online first person ukulele player (FPUP) game with multi-player mode. Following the genre, you start out wandering the landscape picking up useful icons and ukuleles. As you progress by picking up better ukuleles and avoiding/surviving encounters with hecklers and unscrupulous promoters, you can increase your repertoire, play bigger venues and tour. In multi-player mode you start a group or run a uke festival.

Croaky Keith
10-22-2016, 03:33 AM
Well, I think I am managing my UAS very well without the aid of an app........ Oh, my, goodness .... someone save me from myself!!!!

Once you've got past counting them on your fingers & toes, it doesn't matter any more. :smileybounce:

Teek
10-22-2016, 11:01 AM
If I were to install one on my phone, I would likely just want a database where I could have a more interactive version of what I already have listed in Word and in image folders.

So manufacturer or luthier, size, woods, appontments, price paid, new or used, conditon, date purchased, date or year built, custom or production, serial #, where I got it, current strings, when I put them on, any mods I made (bone saddle or setup, tuners etc.), pics and sound samples (preferably someone else playing the same model!).

I can't see any reason for making it do price comparisons or announcing locations of desireable ukes, that's what Google is for, and it would require a ton of work and permissions from the end user. Making it cloud based so other app users could see everyone elses' herd, if the user chooses to make it public, would certainly help fuel UAS.

Once loaded into the app, it would make it easier to remember details. Also the info should be exportable as common text files.