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Take a picture of some lesser-known historical sites
Take a picture of every sign that a person must be holding i.e. promoters, homeless, protesters, etc.
Take a picture of a delicious/fantastical/beautiful/creative dessert
Provide a line from a popular song and see who submits the best portrayal of it Badges: Singer/Song Writer; Story Teller; Bard
Send in pictures of Roman/Greek mythological references in everyday life. The more you get, the higher you climb in the pantheon (are awarded more badges the pictures you send in).
That place is definitely haunted…
Find an offer or advertisement that is a complete rip-off or overly ridiculous. Badge – Bargain hunter
What’s that doing there?
Send in a picture of a bar sign with the funniest saying
Take a shot of you riding one of those coin operated “kiddie rides” outside of your local grocery store (even though we both know you have no business being on it). Extra points for disgruntled strangers witnessing you in the act!
Build the tallest stack of pennies (or other coins) that you can without it falling and snap a pic
A caption is given in text and it’s the users job to take a picture that best matches it.
Views from different buildings. Would be great for city challenges like NYC.
Partial information is given about the item that needs to be photographed and the user will have to use their head to recreate the image. Examples: A super close-up shot of a few items on a Starbucks menu. A shot of a few letters on a street sign with the … Continue reading
Take a picture of a civilian (or better yet a police officer!) committing a petty crime (i.e. texting or talking on phone while driving, J walking, drinking in public etc.)
For example, on presidents day the challenge is to find the best Presidential look-alike.
Recreate an internet Meme in real life
Photos of people on the other side of No Trespassing or Authorized Access Only signs.
Capture a screenshot of your smartphone’s battery at 1%. Make sure to get it uploaded quick!
Show us a picture with as many people in the frame as you can.
Are your cats making too much noise? Put them in mittens and take a photo of their new stride.
Users have to find landmarks in a certain city, maybe they can only see a blurred photo to give them an idea of what it is, the landmark not the city.
Have clues that users must figure out to find what they must take pictures of.
Pick a celebrity and find a person who looks the closest, Can you fool the facial recognition software?
Find items for sale marked down 90 percent or more.
Take a picture of the menu of certain restaurants or find an unusual food, like shark fin soup.
carspotting – (sponsored?) app requests to take a picture of a unique car brand/model and win points if you find that car (+ bonus points if you locate a specific variable, i.e. colour, trim, etc.). ex. spot a red bmw m3. if you snap a bmw m3, you get points/incentives, … Continue reading
Upload a photo of your dog with a handwritten note outlining their failure as a K9. Example: http://www.dogshaming.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/image131-e1386821928740.jpg
Shake hands with your mayor.
Photos of double rainbows!
Take a photo of something that rhymes with the word babies (can substitute other words for future challenges).
Draw something interesting on a white board and then capture it.
Checkout the full design PDF! A very ‘metro’ design. Currently mocked up on the Google Nexus 4 device, but the design is optimized to be easy to use across all platforms. Main features/functions: Upvoting content Hilarious/creative challenges Favourites Points based on likes, shares, etc. translate into bitcoin Community sourced challenges … Continue reading
The Dandy Community has spoken! Here are the features that made the cut:
A hunt could be branded. A good way to monetize. For instance, Aldo (shoe company) could use the app to leverage that days hunt. “Find someone wearing a shoe from our holiday collection” And they put up the bounty of a free pair of shoes, or $100 gift card. People … Continue reading
If your going with 1 daily scavenger hunt, It shouldn’t just be on first person to upload, it should also be on the best photo taken too. what if you allow people to vote with a thumbs up and down on the photos which allows users to choose the best … Continue reading
Community voting on pics would be key. Related: moderation of inappropriate content.
Let the community suggest daily challenges. If there challenge is selected by Dandy, they can receive badges or rewards.
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Users should be able to see photo submissions on a map of the world.
the hunt should be for anything from worldwide to your bedroom. Say you’ve hidden stuff in your room that you want someone to find. You might be baby sitting a 4 year old and you want to keep them busy. This would ensure an all encompassing use of the app.
People can select a timed hunt from a selection of pre-set hunts. The idea would be that you do not have to be the first or best, but that you could choose pre-set hunts that need to be completed within a certain time period (i.e. if you live in the … Continue reading
What if the app had a feature that allows people to create their own hunts (i.e. choose 20 things that must be captured to finish the hunt)… they can post it for other people in the region to compete, or they can send it to their friends… When people submit … Continue reading
I see this very much as a game you’d want to play to compete with your friends and others in the same city. I would suggest a proximity-based approach so I could only see challenges posted by users in the same city to make it really relevant to me. This … Continue reading
The app could provide daily challenges with different levels of difficulty. Easy, Medium, Difficult, Insane. This will help varying level of users stay engaged on a daily basis from casual to die-hards and help create a broader customer base.
Maybe some could be a picture that you have to try and recapture by taking a picture from the same spot. This would be good for location based challenges. For example you have to recreate a picture of the golden gate bridge by figuring out where the picture was taken … Continue reading
The app should include some extremely challenging hunts that could even be for large sponsor-supported prizes. An example would be to take a picture of the 7 Wonders of the World, which could be sponsored by an airline or travel bookings company. These apps would obviously require large amounts of … Continue reading
To keep the app dynamic and engaging, different types of challenges should be used. One example can be a Reverse Caption Contest, in which the app provides a statement, and the user has to take a picture of something that resembles the statement. For example, the caption could be “Looks … Continue reading
What if you had 2 hunts. 1 for locals by area or time zone such as australia, new zealand sides, asia, europe, america etc.. which you would do by speed and the main 1 that you would do with upvote and downvote would run for 24 hours, something like midnight … Continue reading
I would suggest that you could allow challenges to be for a specific group of friends. Facebook list or Google + circle. That way a user could bring in their friends and help grow the user base quicker.
The ability to set up personal groups to have some competition with friends, be it locally or around the world.
In-app camera frames each pic with a “Picture Scavenger Hunt” border and the username. Great way to ensure each photo is authentic.
Pretty basic: a way to keep a list of your fave pics.
Each upvote that a user gives to another user’s submission, will generate a point for the author of the photo. These points will correspond to a bitcoin amount(.00001 bitcoin which I will call a mini-bitcoin). So even if the user doesn’t win the grand prize at the end of the day, the still have the incentive of earning mini bitcoin for their post. Continue reading
The Dandy Community has spoken! Here's the name that made the cut:
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The Dandy Community has spoken! Here's the tagline that made the cut:
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The Dandy Community has spoken! Here's the revenue model that made the cut:
Company’s can pay to have their product featured. (i.e. Take a picture of a Block Three beer). Company can use pictures for marketing purposes.
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The user could choose from a list of pre-set hunts that are sponsored by a company (i.e. Pepsi)… Pepsi would have the “Pepsi Hunt” which would have for example 20 pictures that must be captured in a set period of time… These pictures can be anything that Pepsi wants… ie. … Continue reading
Users should accumulate points for completing pictures hunts, and additional points for being a top-liked picture or other achievements. Based on these points, users can purchase items from the store, such as gift cards from select companies. Key to this revenue model is Dandy finding companies that will provide discounted … Continue reading
The best photos from challenges become available for sale, the user who took the photo get a percentage of any money made.
Users could purchase premium filters to user in their photo submissions. A very similar model is used by the app Path (https://path.com)
Each daily challenge could allow users to upload one single photo. Users wishing to upload multiple photos can do so by purchasing photo packs through in-app purchase.
Border frame with username that gets set up only once when you register and sign in first time. It gives each user their very own signature. If anyone ever wants to change it, there should be a charge taken from the bounty but if someone doesn’t have any bounty, they … Continue reading
With Picture Scavenger Hunt, an eco system will exist of users searching for different items and taking photos of them with their phones. The service will be free to use to encourage user base growth. However, for corporations who want to use the service, there will exist a premium tier … Continue reading
What do you love or hate about this app idea? Have you come across similar apps? What would make this even more awesome?