Thursday, November 19, 2009

Share My Password - The Worst Application Ever?

One of my professional goals for the next six months is to create a Windows Mobile application that talks to Azure.  These are are two technologies that I want to learn and the best way I learn things is to actually use them.

The first challenge is to come up with the application to develop.  If it’s too complex I’ll never finish it and if it’s too simple then I won’t learn anything.  I also don’t want to build something that I’ll have to support so the appeal should be fairly limited.

Originally I was thinking about doing something game related but instead I came up with what has to be the worst application ever.  Something so dumb and irresponsible that no one would ever use. 

The application?  It’s going to be called “Share My Password” and the basic storypoint is:

“A user will be able to log onto the system and enter a site name, username, and password to share with the world”.

That’s right, it’s an application for people to share their private passwords with the rest of the world.  I’m going to put more than enough warnings in the application to let people know it’s a joke.  I was partially inspired by Lose/Lose but without the “artistic” edge.  It’s not intended to be another version of BugMeNot but it could be used that way.

Eventually I’ll add a website that posts all of the stored passwords by user and maybe even an extension to Twitter/Facebook so that people can alert their friends when they’ve compromised their own security. 

I have a mental picture of the design in my head but I still need to ramp up on Azure development so it’s going to be a while before I have it up and running.  I’m hoping to spend some of the Thanksgiving holiday working on Wireframes and will hopefully have a clearer idea of what it will look like by the end of the year.

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