Have you ever wondered about those who create? People who come up with the ideas that seem so simple, yet so clever, you wish you had thought of that? Meet Frank Chindamo, Inventor of the iHunsband app.
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Frank, How did you get the idea for the iHusband app?
“I love my wife with all my heart, AND she is as punctual as a winning lottery ticket. One Thanksgiving she got into the car TWO hours late for a dinner with my Italian family. It’s never a good idea to keep Italians away from food, and they were waiting for us to start.
I stupidly asked her why she couldn’t have tried to be only, say, 90 minutes late, and the fight ensued. She tore into me like a preacher on a drunken sinner. I asked if we could have the argument while driving over to save time, and that only made it WORSE.
“No, we are not moving until we discuss this!” As much as I felt I could drive and get yelled at simultaneously, she did not. So I sat there saying, “uh huh, yes, you’re right, of course…” and thought, “Wow, I wish I could train a robot to do this for me.” Then it hit me: There MUST be an app for this!”
Well, there wasn’t, so my company created it.
How did you choose the husband type on the app?
“It was the best 5 actors I knew. And me, but only because a real actor cancelled.”
How did you decide on what responses to include?
“All the actors just recited what they’d been saying to their wives for years. Come to think of it, I don’t think any of them WERE acting!”
Do you think this will interfere with true communication?
“I’m sorry, did you say something?”
What has been women’s reactions to this? Have you tried it out?
“If they have a sense of humor, they’ll not only laugh at it, they’ll pass it around. If they don’t, my lawyer will surely hear from them.
My wife is a genius with a great sense of humor. She’s the Curator of Internet Stardom for MySpace with 600,000 fans (see www.myspace.com/internetstardom) so she gets it. She has no problem with me making money on this and spending it on her.”
When will you be coming out with the iWife app?
“As soon as my concussions heal.”
What about an ‘excuses’ app; for instance, “Honey, I’m late coming home from work…” when you’re really somewhere else?
“Hey, it’s one thing to patronize someone, but I do NOT condone lying!”
What did you want to be when you ‘grew up’?
“An astronomer. This is similar cuz I get to work with stars. And the egos are about the same size.”
What do you see yourself doing in future?
“My wife and I have a book coming out on Internet Stardom, and I teach websisode production at USC – the class starts June 27th; see http://cinema.usc.edu/summer/classes.cfm?s=d&id=35. A plug would be great!”
What would you like to be remembered for?
“Our book, our films (see www.FunLittleMovies.com) and teaching a new generation of geniuses!”
What reaction do you hope to get from this app?
“Cash! Buy it now please!”
Why should people buy this ap?
“How many 99 cent Father’s Day Gifts are this good?”