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How to choose the direction (type of software to develop)?

We are about to start a new project and trying to pick the most perspective idea.

We are choosing between:
1) video surveillance 18,000
ip camera software 9,900
webcam surveillance 1,300
...
2) red eye remover 3,600 (photo editing, removes red eye effect in batch mode)
3) my celebrity look a like 6,600 (finding the celebrity with face similar to yours)
4) video and image editing utilities for beginning users
how to fix a blurry picture 720
image converter 22,200
video capture 18,100
display recorder 14,800
video recording software 12,100
free video flip and rotate 12,100
image resizer 90,500
picture resizer 27,100
photo resizer 33,100
how to rotate a video 22,200
pic resize 18,100
face changer 14,800
webcam photo 14,800
convert png to jpg 14,800
hdr software 12,100
crop pictures 12,100
reduce image size 9,900
crop photo 8,100
how to rotate video 8,100
webcam picture 8,100

What would you recommend? What characteristics, info you would try to get to make the decision? How to do this?

Thanks in advance,
- Alex
AlexC Send private email
Friday, August 29, 2014
 
 
What is the significance of the numbers?
Scorpio Send private email
Saturday, August 30, 2014
 
 
I do not understand the post. Was it pasted from somewhere without context?
Scott Send private email
Saturday, August 30, 2014
 
 
I think the numbers are the monthly searches in google.... to solve a problem you first need to understand how many people are looking for a solution....
fp615 Send private email
Saturday, August 30, 2014
 
 
The meaning of the numbers is frequency of the keyword request in google. I took them from adwords keyword planning tool.

I grouped them on 3 parts, relative to 3 different kind of projects:
1) surveillance
2) red eyes removal
3) photo editing

I need to choose only one, to go forth and develop, since the resources are limited.

So, I'm asking for advice - which project can be more perspective, how to predict and etc.
AlexC Send private email
Saturday, August 30, 2014
 
 
P.S. 4 projects actually:
1) surveillance
2) red eyes removal
3) find celebrity that you look like
4) basic photo video editing

Which one can be more perspective and bring more money? How to estimate this?
AlexC Send private email
Saturday, August 30, 2014
 
 
I recommend you pick the ones you think are interesting and then score them on the 15 criteria I list in this article:
http://successfulsoftware.net/2011/05/26/evaluating-software-product-ideas/
The number of searches should tell you how much demand there is.

Whatever you do, it is going to involve a lot of unknowns and consequently a lot of guess work. You can improve your odds by trying to find 10 people who will commit buy your product when you launch.
Andy Brice Send private email
Saturday, August 30, 2014
 
 
In addition to number of searches you need to consider
-how long does it take to make a good product
-the number  of competitors
-adwords price
- Moz Rank or Page rank of the top sites in SERP
MatrixFailure Send private email
Saturday, August 30, 2014
 
 
You can get some product ideas and a name here: http://www.ykombinator.com/
Ducknald Don Send private email
Sunday, August 31, 2014
 
 
Prefix your search strings with "buy " and repeat for more meaningful results.
Dmitry Leskov Send private email
Monday, September 01, 2014
 
 
Do people really type "buy" when they are looking for a software?
Zka Send private email
Monday, September 01, 2014
 
 
> Do people really type "buy" when they are looking for a software?

That, or "price".  When they have budget, you know. Are you interested in learning how many people search for "X" meaning "free X"?
Dmitry Leskov Send private email
Monday, September 01, 2014
 
 
That said, I recall reading about a guy pulling $80K/month by giving away simple mobile photo editing apps and selling ads. But he was way, way earlier to the game.
Dmitry Leskov Send private email
Monday, September 01, 2014
 
 

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