So, you can see the problem here: I would be developing an application that's easily stolen, and unfortunately an application that companies larger than myself would want to provide.
I'm also unsure if this idea has already been patented. I realize patent law is murky, as in you can create a vague patent and still claim others are violating it.
So, I'd like to search existing patents for one that may be relevant to my idea, and I'd like to patent it in the meantime.
Does anyone have any experience regarding this? Should I invite a lawyer into the mix?