by Myke Johns
Tech start ups and basement coders, here is a list of ideas for ventures I would like you to undertake for my benefit. Forsake all but convenience. hmu with my cash at @mykayak.
- Feedr: Like Airbnb for food! After you’ve hit that hot new banh mi place in midtown or the Tibetan soup cart at the new mixed use market, you’ve probably got a fridge full of leftovers. If you want to conserve your artisanal dishes but you can’t cram everything into your bento box for your commute, list your leftovers on the Feedr app and hungry folks in your vicinity (you determine the radius) can browse and chow from your fridge or from the custom Feedr ice chest outside your apartment (installation requires yearly subscription). Surge rates may apply.
- Hey!Care: Like Uber for child care! Connects users with area teenagers, stay-at-home elders, and other Hey!Care certified caregivers who will watch your baby while you’re at work or those times when you need to hop in an Uber for twenty minutes to get to that important meeting at the shared office space across town. Just enable the app to find your location and a H!C courrier will be along to zip your child off for a mellow hang at their new friend’s place. Surge rates may apply.
- HKUP: Like Tindr for drugs! First trip to Coachella and you’re completely dry? Is your connection away at Burning Man for God knows how long? Our mobile app puts you in touch with others in your viscinity who are holding– or willing to buy! Set your parameters and let the smoke, powder or pills of your choice come to you! Monthly subscriptions include our Cop Block feature to keep you totally anonymous. Surge rates may apply
- EARfone: Like Stitcher for conversations! Need someone to lend you an ear during important face-to-face meetups? The EARfone app “listens” and transcribes speech and discreetly saves it to a document accessible from any EARfone-enabled device. Now you can truly multi-task through long work meetings, networking sessions, and intimate conversations. Let EARfone be your stenographer! Why pay attention when you can buy retention? Surge rates may apply.
Myke Johns is a public radio producer in Atlanta, where he co-anchors WRITE CLUB, a live lit series which kicks the ass of most any poetry reading you care to name. His work has appeared in The Bitter Southerner, Creative Loafing Atlanta, Scene Missing Magazine, Used Gravitrons, and the anthology Bare-Knuckled Lit.