On that page you have, you were asking for other ridiculous ideas. I have got one! Musical Theatre Karaoke!
My wife and I are musical theatre fans. So couple months ago I went to a Musical Theatre Karaoke event (nerdiest event ever but was so much fun, imagine 10 engineers/scientists singing “Do you hear the people sing…” from Les Miserables).
The problem was the whole karaoke flow. I’ve been toying with the idea of creating an app that makes it less painful. Ideally, it will have a backend that parses emails sent from youtube and save them into a proper “event” (youtube being the richest source of karaoke videos and sharing via email is necessary because there were andorid/iphone/windows users all trying to submit at the same time). The front end will be some type of live event driven thing where users can see videos being submitted live and the “owner” of the event can reorder or reject video submissions.
The key problem I’m trying to solve is if the host goes out to find another song on youtube, the entire room has to stop singing and wait for searching and validating (many videos have lyrics or just bad music). We tried youtube playlist but for some ridiculous reason, it doesn’t refresh on googletv. It would be much easier if all users could just do the finding/validating independently on their own, hence the phone idea. All the host needs to do is worry about ordering (fairness). Anyway, anyone else interested please let me know. Perhaps it would be a great pairing thing too.