Here's what he see when he searches: a large amount of spammy looking sites offering downloadable software of questionable origin (and ability). Five minute trial versions. The actual download page has twelve other download buttons for affiliate links and products. It's awful.
He just wants whatever-file-type he was given to work on iPhone/iPad for this upcoming ad campaign.
Bootstrap + filepicker.io + Zencoder + Stripe.
I usually even go as far as setting up a website. Here's a coupon for a $0.99 domain name (http://www.networksolutions.com/domain-name-registration/PS-...), and here's some $1/month web hosting (http://www.lowendbox.com/).
I just tried it.. not too good to be true! They even give you complex DNS zones and setup was near instant.
I'd build a site that has the design of pinterest/instagram or whatever the site is that has the multi-columns of different heights for individual cells.
And the content would simply be from various RSS feeds -- npr, cnn, fox news, times, huff po, etc. Ideally I'd bring it to a level similar to HN, Reddit and Digg with the only difference being the content isn't user generated and you can't "vote" on a story's popularity -- it's timely.
Add the necessary ajax elements so it "stacks" stories on the top of the scaffolds. I should be able to sit on that page and not do a thing and have fresh content load for me.
Then if there's any interest you could easily add more features.
I'd probably write it one day if I weren't so distracted by other things. Shouldn't take much longer than 4 hours to code.
And of course i had to compromise with the available domain.
This way, I could just fill links in, then when I got time, read the first one and unstack it instead of having 20+ tabs opened at the same time.
Yes, I am serious. I would totally do that if I had any clue how to make it work.