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HubNuggets - There Should Be An App for That

Updated on January 21, 2010

Why Isn't There a HubNuggets App?

You've all seen the iPhone commercials boasting 100,000 (and counting) available Apps. Supposedly, there's one for everything you can think of. Well, I checked and there is no app for HubNuggets. I think there should be and I'm hoping that some developer will pick up the ball and correct this gross oversight. To help the cause and speed things along, I've outlined what I think the HubNuggets App should do.

First of all, it needs to look really good and be easy to use, that's a given. More importantly, it needs to put HubNuggets at the fingertips of every iPhone owner on the planet. That's right, we want total world domination.

Everyone with an iPhone or iPod Touch would have a live feed and be able to read and vote for our beloved Wannabes, the second they're published in the weekly HubNuggets contest. Just think of the exciting possibilities! There could be hundreds of thousands or maybe even millions and billions of readers and voters. *sigh*

Where's Our HubNuggets App??

Imagine the exposure for our Wannabes!
Imagine the exposure for our Wannabes!

What Else Our HubNuggets App Would Offer


* Instant access to HubNugget hubs and voting polls

* Live forum and comments feed

* Maddie and Jason's private cell phone numbers and personal email addresses

* A link to Shirley Anderson's book, "Tips to Better Chicken Chucking"

* GPS directions to B.T. Evilpants' lair and pictures of his illegal border crossings for the purpose of smuggling Canadian butter tarts

* Patty Inglish's secret gravy recipe and a downloadable copy of her memoir about Evilgate

* Zsuzy Bee's home address and exclusive use of her chicken-shaped cushion pattern

* Copies of RedElf's secret photo and poetry collections centering around naughty kittens she's never told us about

* The never-before-revealed story about how Ripplemaker gets the HubMobile to fly

* In app purchases to be determined

Great Idea, Eh?

I'm sure you'll agree that this is a terrific idea. Do we have any takers out there who are willing to develop this application? It'd sell a million through iTunes, I'm sure.

While we're waiting to see which developers are going to jump on this bandwagon, why don't we read some HubNuggets? Please don't forget to cast a vote for your favorite because you know the top five get something very special.  If you're not sure what, you haven't read the how-to.

Graphic by ProCW
Graphic by ProCW


Blog it, Stumble it, Facebook it, Digg it, whatever you can think of to drive up your votes. And yes, you can vote for yourself. The HubNugget police won't come after you, I promise.

It isn't just fellow hubbers that can vote, either. Everybody in the world is allowed to vote for your hub, so promote the bajeebers out of it! Tell your friends, family, co-workers, the guy behind the counter where you get your coffee, your mechanic, the teenager at the gas bar. Tell anybody and everybody to come and vote for your hub!

CAUTION! No promoting or linking allowed in the forums or comments boxes and don't even think of mass emailing - that's spam.  Do any of these, then the HubNugget police will come after you.

Graphic by ProCW
Graphic by ProCW

Voting Poll

This is where you cast your vote. Just click on the circle next to your selection then click "Vote"

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Thanks for Voting to Support Our HubNugget Wannabes!

Thanks for coming by! Our Wannabes really appreciate your support. Don't forget to come back to see which five hubbers win this week's contest.

Meantime, any takers on this brilliant HubNuggets App idea?

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    • TINA V profile image

      TINA V 

      9 years ago

      Although I missed out to vote this week's Hubnuggets, I still have read those hubs. They were all good but I like most the "Letter to a Young Soldier." Congratulations and more power to all hubbers!

    • Shirley Anderson profile imageAUTHOR

      Shirley Anderson 

      9 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      The winners are here! The winners are here!

      Congratulations one and all!

    • Deborah-Lynn profile image


      10 years ago from Los Angeles, California

      Hard to choose, but I made the effort and narrowed it down to one, or two, no one...yes it's the one I voted for...


    • Papa Sez profile image

      Papa Sez 

      10 years ago from The Philippines to Canada

      Hi I'm back and I've cast my VOTE. Congratulations to this week's wannabes. I enjoyed the read.

    • lovelypaper profile image

      Renee S 

      10 years ago from Virginia

      I don't have an iphone (wish I did) but I'd love to be able to sneak a little Hubtime in at work. I don't work in an office so I don't have a computer in front of me.

    • mynameisnotpaul profile image


      10 years ago from Kentuckeh'

      No problem, Shirley. :)

    • Shirley Anderson profile imageAUTHOR

      Shirley Anderson 

      10 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Oops, sorry BT! But you know what they say, "It's not the size that counts, it's how you use the antlers".

      Thanks, Don!

      Robie, I've never had an app, don't even own an iPhone but I might be persuaded to get one for HubNuggets. Thanks for coming by and for voting.

      Congrats, MyNameisNotPaul. Good luck in the contest, we're so happy that it is enhancing your HP experience! We on the HubNuggets team love to hear that sort of thing.

      No, Bearclaw, it wouldn't be too much for you to say all those extremely flattering things. :) Thank-you, very much!

      Hi, Dr. Cherie. If memory serves, one of your hubs is gracing this week's HubNuggets. Good luck! Re getting our application on other types of phones, I'm all for it! It'll make world domination a lot quicker and easier. :)

      Thanks, Patty! Glad you were able to make the tough decision of which hub to vote for.

      Thanks, Michelle. Thank-you also for reminding our Wannabes that is against the rules to spam the forum while they're trying to drum up some votes.

      Welcome, Saintatlarge! Congrats on your nomination and good luck in the contest.

      Cheeky Girl, you're hooked? Yay! You just made my day.

      Aww shucks, RedElf. Thanks a lot, that's very nice of you to say.

      Thanks for voting, AE!

      I hope you won't be disappointed, Chinweike. Fingers crossed that some developer will see this for the brilliant idea that it is. Thank-you for coming by, hope to see you again.

      Hi, Wannbwestern! Think I saw an afternoon for reading back in '83. Those things are on the endangered species list now but I hope you find one in time to enjoy the writing and vote for your fav. Thanks for your visit and your compliment!

      Thanks, Mamelody. There are some excellent hubs on how to use the HP editing tools for creating a great hub layout. I recommend any written by Darkside or Relache on the subject. There are others, as well. Me, I just poked around until I figured out how to use capsules.

      Thanks for voting, Crazdwriter!

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      10 years ago

      Wow a lot of nice hubs written...hmmm...decisions decisions...oh I know which one I want...

      Voted :-)

    • Mamelody profile image


      10 years ago

      great hub hun, Can you teach me how to present my hubs like that?

    • wannabwestern profile image

      Carolyn Augustine 

      10 years ago from Iowa

      What an entertaining intro to the Hubnuggets this week. All of these articles look really good. Now I'm going to have to spend an afternoon reading. But where to find it?

    • chinweike profile image


      10 years ago from Glasgow, UK

      Voted. I have just ordered for my ipod and waiting for the APP. Hope i won't be disappointed?

      This is the first time am reading your work Shirley.

    • AEvans profile image


      10 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      Voted love the app idea too! :)

    • RedElf profile image


      10 years ago from Canada

      I had to come back for another look - I love the sleek high-tech feel of this hub, from the gradated section bars to the great "buttons" by ProCW. Your visual elements really tie in so well with the theme! Thanks again, Shirley!

    • Cheeky Girl profile image

      Cassandra Mantis 

      10 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

      Fantastic idea and great stuff! I am hooked!

    • Saintatlarge profile image

      Saint Lawrence 

      10 years ago from Canada

      Hey all, so as a new-B here, this is a first. Thank you's to how this came about. L.

    • ripplemaker profile image

      Michelle Simtoco 

      10 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Voted, voted, voted! Thumbs up Shirley for a great job! To all the Hubnugget Nominees, congratulations. Be sure to keep on promoting your hub. :) Just a friendly reminder, no spamming the forums okay? Enjoy the Hubnuggets!

    • Patty Inglish, MS profile image

      Patty Inglish MS 

      10 years ago from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation

      This is really a clever Hub. I had to read over the entries a couple of times n order to pick just one, but I voted.

      Congratulations to all the Wannabes!

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      Dr. Cherie 

      10 years ago

      Hi Shirly, Your hub makes me almost want to buy an iPhone! Great idea. Why not other smart phones, like BB Storm?

      I really enjoy reading the hubs. Wish I had more time to read them! Looking forward to more.

    • bearclawmedia profile image


      10 years ago from Mining Planet Earth

      Hi Shirley, I wont bother to say what a great job you keep doing with these hubs. I am sure you are bored with hearing about your tireless work and constant new ideas. The drum roll of the other players and Santa's Helpers. The applause of your fellow writers. Your brilliant copy, keeping the flow, introducing the new stories. I wont tell you, it would probably be too much.

      I will say, " You've done well mate. Top Job!"

    • mynameisnotpaul profile image


      10 years ago from Kentuckeh'

      Thanks for including my hub in this little competition! I am totally new to this (obviously), and I'm completely honored to be a part of it.

      This makes the HubPages experience ten times better! Thanks HubNugget team!

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      Roberta Kyle 

      10 years ago from Central New Jersey

      I want that app :-) In the meantime I'm reading and voting and I loved this hubnugget article

    • dusanotes profile image


      10 years ago from Windermere, FL

      Hey, Shirley. I voted and loved your nugget. You write well and are excited, just as you show in your pic.

      Don White

    • ripplemaker profile image

      Michelle Simtoco 

      10 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Woh, superb idea Shirley! An App for the Hubnuggets! Yes, wouldn't that be amazing??? I'm off with my hubmobile now to read the hubs. :D

    • B.T. Evilpants profile image

      B.T. Evilpants 

      10 years ago from Hell, MI

      Jeez Shirley, you really know how to hurt a guy!Small details? Ouch! Jackalopes are very conscious of antler size, you know?

    • Shirley Anderson profile imageAUTHOR

      Shirley Anderson 

      10 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      So Zsuzsy, has that friend of a friend of a friend who works in the building next to the iPhone factory submitted our proposal yet?

      BT, I've suspected for some time that I need new glasses to see small details and your comment confirms that for me. I had to strain to see any antlers but managed to locate them after you told me they're there. Yikes, my eyes are worse than I thought!

      You're welcome, Rope and thank-you, too.

      Thanks, RedElf! Hey, that's a great idea to see your naughty kitten photos. Maybe we could do a telethon, too. Then we could hire our own developers for this project!

      Hello, Hello, I'm glad that you got it all straightened around. :)

      Thanks for your support, Alekhouse. From your mouth (keyboard) to developer's ears. :)

      I agree, Tammy! Thanks for voting.

      Thanks for your comment, Salt. I've seen cupping on TV but have never tried it.

      Hynodude, thanks for voting and commenting. Oh yes, and for the app support. :) Good luck!

      Hi Funride! Glad you had time to stop in. I don't have an iPhone either but I might buy one if they develop a HubNuggets app. Hope all is well.

      Thanks, College Guy! That's a great commendation for the hubber.

      Thanks, Glenn. Yes, I didn't mention it but you're right! The app would work on the iPod Touch, as well. Ohhh, the potential!

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      Glenn Stok 

      10 years ago from Long Island, NY

      Great idea for the iPhone App. I have the iPod Touch and it'll run on that too once someone makes it. Looks like you got it covered as far as all the things it should include. Good work Shirley. I hope some programmer follows your lead. I also cast my vote on the HubNugget poll.

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      college guy 

      10 years ago

      New cat owners and potential owners need to read the first article. Splendidly written. I voted.

    • funride profile image

      Ricardo Nunes 

      10 years ago from Portugal

      I agree with the app idea... but first the Hubnugget`s team has to offer me an iPhone :D

      Voted ;)

    • hypnodude profile image


      10 years ago from Italy


      And thanks for having chosen my hub. It's a great honor for me. And compliments to all HubNuggets Wannabe for being in the list, it hasn't been easy to vote, all are great hubs. It's a wonderful idea for lifting high newbies like me.

      And the HubNuggets App is a great idea too, I guess someone will take the ball. :)

    • salt profile image


      10 years ago from australia

      good letter, I like the better man. Im not personally big on acupuncture... I have felt the vibration of the acupuncture points a very long time after accupunture. I do like cupping though and I want to try the mobuxion - spelling might be out, but it is one I want to try.

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      Tammy Lochmann 

      10 years ago

      Hey Shirley you got a whole bunch of really great stories here this week! I made my vote but it wasn't easy. HP needs an app...seriously!

    • alekhouse profile image

      Nancy Hinchliff 

      10 years ago from Essex Junction, Vermont

      Hey Shirley...good idea...about the app. I'm with you on this.

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      Hello, hello, 

      10 years ago from London, UK

      I haven't got a clue about HubNuggets. I will look into itafter I straighten out all my hubs. I was so busy, the last two days, with them all on Digg. I was amazed about the increase. I read on and off about Digg but now I have done. I wish I had done weeks ago. One day I even discover America hahaha

    • RedElf profile image


      10 years ago from Canada

      Antlers? B.T., I thought that was your satellite feed - oops! My bad! Great hub, Shirley. Congratulations to all the Wannabes - it's gonna be a tough one this week! If you want investment capital for that app development though, I could flog a few naughty kitten photos...I'm sure B.T. could scare up a buyer for us!

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      The Rope 

      10 years ago from SE US

      Thanks Shirley! Another creative segway! You are amazing! This is a terrific group and we appreciate all of your work.

    • B.T. Evilpants profile image

      B.T. Evilpants 

      10 years ago from Hell, MI

      Better take a closer look, Shirley. The antlers are bigger than ever!

      Zsuzsy, I heard the mailman bit the doberman's owner's wife's step sister's ear off. Her glasses just don't sit right any more.

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      Zsuzsy Bee 

      10 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      B.T. the barbers name wouldn't be Hairy would it? I mean Harry? Did you hear that the mailman bit the doberman on the Main street...the poor things snout will be scarred for life?

      Shirley, that was off subject sorry...

    • Shirley Anderson profile imageAUTHOR

      Shirley Anderson 

      10 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thanks, WriteAngled!

      Zsuzsy, you crack me up! I laughed all the way through your comment, thanks. Thanks for voting, too.

      If you hear anything back about bites on our app idea, do let us know!

      Well hello, Emi! Actually, I did HubNuggets at the same time I was doing HubMob. Sadly, the two together became a bit more than I could handle. I miss doing HubMob but I see that Rose Mary is doing a great job, so I'm happy.

      Thanks for voting, Emi!

      B.T. you've...changed. Where are the antlers? What do you hang you hat on now? Glad you're still able to vote, thanks.

    • B.T. Evilpants profile image

      B.T. Evilpants 

      10 years ago from Hell, MI

      Voted! Great selection this week,Shirley!

      Hey Zsuzsy, I know that guy's barber's neighbor's mailman. Small world, eh?

    • emievil profile image


      10 years ago from Philippines


      Hey Shirley, so this is where you went off to after the Hubmob :). Glad to see you're wonderful smile in the Hubnuggets team. Great selection here and I wish every nominee a good luck.

    • Zsuzsy Bee profile image

      Zsuzsy Bee 

      10 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Shirley, good one that's for sure. I know a guys wife who's neighbor's brother-in-law's second cousins son-in-law works for a company that's next door to the iPhone building plant. I think we'll send him your idea package, he can run it next door for us and I'm sure iPhone will pick it up will be patented in no time...

      I love the hubnugget wannabe line-up this week. Congrats and good luck to all of you hubnuggeteers.

    • WriteAngled profile image


      10 years ago from Abertawe, Cymru

      I've voted. Have to pass on the good karma I received from last week's voters :))

    • Shirley Anderson profile imageAUTHOR

      Shirley Anderson 

      10 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Hi, Dohn! Boy, you're fast on the draw tonight. Thanks so much for voting, hope you don't get a cramp in your fingers from keeping them crossed for a whole week! :)

    • dohn121 profile image


      10 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      Hey, Shirley! Great Hubbnugget presentation! I voted and I got my fingers crossed (the Force is strong in this one).


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