Shockwaves

Makeover Your Friends

Similar to some of the other ideas here, but an app where you can change the hair style or colour of some of the friends you have on social media sites (Facebook would be particularly good for this) and send the finished makeover to them.
A possible addition to this could be where you then send them an e-card with their new photo of themselves with their makeover on it, potentially including a 10% off discount code to use in an online ShockShop (as was suggested before), possibly to say 'happy birthday' to a Facebook friend.
edited on Jun 23, 2013 by Mel Strange

Jenn3Jenn Jun 23, 2013

It's my friends birthday today! I like the addition of sending an e-card with an exclusive discount/offer in it. Nice touch :)

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Mel Strange Jun 24, 2013

I hope your friend has a good birthday :)
People can already send each other Starbucks gift cards through facebook, so I don't see why they shouldn't send other things too using apps! :)

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robert2hutton Jun 23, 2013

This is a great idea to network between people! It would get people talking about Shockwaves and be a bit of fun. Plus I imagine it would spread between people quickly to boot, so good for advertising :)

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Mel Strange Jun 24, 2013

It'd be handy if you don't live close to friends as well, so can't buy them a physical gift, but could get them a gift card/discount for Shockwaves! And, like you said, great for advertising all over the place! I mean, if you received one of those discounts or offers you'd tell someone about it, and word of mouth would get it more 'out there' and into the eye of the general public!

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tinkadele Jun 23, 2013

I like the e-card and discount idea, a simple way to send a message and gift via social networks. :-)

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Mel Strange Jun 24, 2013

I think it would make people feel more involved with the products and brand

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monkeybear2010 Jun 23, 2013

Good idea and a great way to have fun and also share some ideas with friends who may actually like the suggestions you make to them via this app

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Mel Strange Jun 24, 2013

You could make sensible suggestions or just have fun with it! It could be good either way!

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Katie Walsh Jun 23, 2013

I've gone onto the mischievous side of this idea, would it be possible to make this an app that self destructs in (say) 24 hours - so it could alter any image of that person on a social media site, but everything would revert back after 24 hours? best used sparingly I guess, maybe you could do it only if you donate a tenner to the shockwaves charity of something?

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Mel Strange Jun 24, 2013

I like that idea! What would happen if more than one person used the app on the same person at the same time, though? Maybe they'd just be one after the other for a few days until they were all used? I think it would be a lot of fun though! And, in order to encourage people to donate money to do it (even to themselves, not just other people perhaps?) Shockwaves could support things such as 'Red Nose Day' and 'Children In Need' at certain times of the year as an alternative way for people to donate and participate in those events. (And have fun of course!)

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BeckyC Jun 24, 2013

I really like the idea of being able to distort your friends pictures!! I imagine it would provide for some highly amusing e cards too! Another good'un :)

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