A lot of today's entrepreneurs are working on products people want, not products people need.
While a few exist that solve major problems and annoyances, there are a few pet peeves startups aren't working to fix.
For example, why isn't there guest mode option on cell phones? And why don't mobile ID cards exist?
We compiled a list of things we wish people would work on. They're not unobtainable things like time travel or robots that clean your whole house (although those would be sweet). They're also not major game changers like finding a cure for cancer or solving world hunger. But they all would make life just a little bit better.
If you have any million-dollar ideas of your own, leave them in the comments.
Note: This article is not a call for PR pitches!
Give us a wireless charger that can charge a room full of devices at once.
The problem: Most chargers require cords which are ugly and annoying. They also limit the number of devices that can be charged at once.
The startup that should exist: A wireless charger that can charge an entire room full of devices. Stick it on the ceiling, in your living room, or in your cubicle to make everything charge at once.
Similar startups that exist: Two UPenn graduates were working on UBeam, a wireless charger solution that could theoretically do this. Unfortunately the founders, as of November, were in a law suit and we're afraid it won't reach the production stage (although since publishing this article they've assured us it will).
Powermat wirelessly charges multiple devices but all of the devices have to be touching the Powermat at once.
Everyone is busy working on mobile payment solutions, but what about mobile ID cards?
The problem: A lot of startups are trying to turn your phone into a wallet. But they're missing a key wallet component. Where are all the mobile ID cards?
The startup that should exist: A startup that works with the government to find a legal, mobile ID card solution. It needs to be accepted by bars and eventually cops so people can travel without physical licenses. No one should ever have to visit the DMV ever again.
Similar startups that exist: Facebook filed a trademark for the use of its name on business cards and non-magnetically encoded ID cards, but it isn't yet working on mobile IDs per se.
There's guest mode on a computer, why not on a cell phone?
The problem: A friend asks to borrow your phone. But you were Google stalking Justin Bieber. There's no way to quickly and securely hand it over.
The startup that should exist: A startup that invents two sign-in options on a password screen, one for you and one for a guest. Note: this is more of a feature than a business.
Similar startups that exist: N/A but TechCrunch is hunting for a product like this too.
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