Nobody is Going to Steal Your Dumb Idea
Hey, you make apps, right?
Ugh, yeah, sure, I make apps.
I have an awesome idea, want to hear it?
Not particularly, but sure.
What if there was Uber for <insert something ridiculous here>, plus drones, for your phone…also internet of things!
Sorry, I spaced out there for a second. So I just Googled your idea, turns out there’s already 3–4 competing products. Why don’t you use one of those?
Bro, drones! Also my UI will be better.
Sure it will. What’s the current market like? Do you have a business plan? How are you going to market your idea? How will you make money?
That’s a lot of hard questions. I know at least a half dozen people who thought this was a good idea.
Aside from your mom, will those five people pay for it?
Come on man, it won’t be that complicated to write. Help me out and I’ll cut you in for like 50%.
So, I get to do 99% of the work for 50% of the “revenue”? That sounds awesome. How do you know it won’t be that complicated, why don’t you write it then? Just because an app cost $0.99 doesn’t mean it won’t take a fair amount of effort. I also have a day job and a life. If I’m following along, I get to sacrifice all the precious free time I do have to work on your idea that isn’t even half baked for a non-majority of the revenue?
You do realize that ideas aren’t worth anything, right? Execution is everything.
Whatever dude, just don’t steal my idea.
Trust me, I’m not going to steal your dumb fucking idea.
Originally published at jonpitcherella.com on January 24, 2016.