What kinds of apps would be helpful to autistic adults?October 20, 2012
I am working on putting a call out to iOS app developers asking them to create apps for use by autistic adults. These apps might be of use to people with similar disabilities as well. I am currently working on drafting the post to developers, but I need your help in figuring out what kinds of apps would be useful to us as a community.
Some of my thoughts were:
An app that would help identify current need. For example if I am hungry and unsure what to do because of overload, I would want an app that leads me through steps to solve the problem of being hungry. If I can’t make a decision on something because I have too many thoughts in my mind, I would want an app that would help me narrow down choices. Obviously this kind of app would have to be easily customizable for each individual. Being able to program choices and items would be important.
So, I am asking you, my readers: what apps would be most helpful to you? What should the content of those apps be? What about suggestions for cost?
Please leave suggestions in the comments section, and let your followers in the autistic community know that their suggestions are wanted as well. Thanks!
ETA: Alas, Apple does not accept unsolicited ideas. Therefore, some of us would have to register as app developers. There are different levels of enrollment. The one that would probably be the most appropriate can be found here
Perhaps someone or more than one person can look into less expensive methods of developing ipod/ipad/iphone apps? I should have looked into the Apple Unsolicited Ideas Policy first….sorry!
Actually, upon more careful review of the policy, its not forbidden to blog about suggestions for developers. You just can’t directly submit a suggestion to Apple, I guess because they don’t want to have to pay royalties if your idea is used and turned into something very profitable?