@coventry Since you asked,
#1 Mobile mining - a bare-bones wallet/mining app anyone can install on their phone, enter a password to setup, and start mining with. Dead simple, like breadwallet. I repeat, DEAD simple. Like breadwallet. Hide assets/DGS/crowdfunding, all that crap behind some "advanced features" menus or better yet leave it for version 2. Have the app handle everything - contact a faucet to get first coin to assign reward, navigate pools, etc. Get the user started using Burst, seeing a number increase on their phone.
#2 Desktop mining - Same. Get people mining. Burst has an incredible advantage in that ANYONE can mine using any old piece of crap PC, as long as they have storage and an internet connection. And yet we're not taking advantage of it. You need to fiddle with too much crap to get started. I want my grandmother to mine Burst while she's connected to America Online. Gamify mining - the more storage they allocate, the more their Burst score grows each day. (I've actually got some ideas along these lines but I'm working on another Burst project now.)
Unfortunately, both of the above are I believe beyond the capabilities of most lone developers with 3 months of free time. But I'd love to be proven wrong.