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Blackbookluvr
Jul 10, 2008, 12:19 PM
I looked through the entire App store I was unable to find an application that allows the iPhones' camera to be used to record video(we all know it can) and I couldn't find anything that made it possible to copy and paste(a feature Jobs should have included, lack of it on the first iPhone made me feel fine hanging onto my pocket PC) Are there apps that do that? if so, where? I'll pay for them(or donate if they're free) any help?



t0mat0
Jul 10, 2008, 12:20 PM
Awaiting Qik which should do video.

scotty56
Jul 10, 2008, 12:23 PM
I really hope for both. I might be willing to spend some good money...

therevolution
Jul 10, 2008, 12:27 PM
Copy/paste is not going to happen, at least not through 3rd parties. It's too low level; it would need to be a system-wide service in order to be useful. Apps created through the SDK can't do that. Apple would need to do it themselves.

Jeffrey903
Jul 10, 2008, 12:31 PM
Copy/paste is not going to happen. It's too low level; it would need to be a system-wide service in order to be useful. Apps created through the SDK can't do that. Apple would need to do it themselves.

Exactly. Here is how official SDK apps will work on the iPhone:

You wake the iPhone from sleep, press an icon on the home screen, and the app launches. When you press the home button (or you get an incoming call), the app will quit, and it is completely closed. As far as I know, there are no exceptions.

So the only copy/paste app that we might even see would be a demonstration of how copy and paste might work, but it will only work inside that app.

Niiro13
Jul 10, 2008, 12:33 PM
Copy/paste is not going to happen, at least not through 3rd parties. It's too low level; it would need to be a system-wide service in order to be useful. Apps created through the SDK can't do that. Apple would need to do it themselves.

Of course you can most certainly implement copy and paste in your own application :).

therevolution
Jul 10, 2008, 12:35 PM
Of course you can most certainly implement copy and paste in your own application :).

You could, but I'm pretty sure that's not what people are asking for.

Rojo
Jul 10, 2008, 12:42 PM
You wake the iPhone from sleep, press an icon on the home screen, and the app launches. When you press the home button (or you get an incoming call), the app will quit, and it is completely closed.

This is slightly off-topic, but related to what you say here:
When you're in a native app, will it ALWAYS knock you out when you get a phone call? Or can you set it (either in an app itself, or through the 2.0 software) where calls can go to voicemail instead of knocking you out of the app? I think it would be really annoying if I was at the very last level of Super Monkey Ball, and suddenly some phone call (wrong number, just to make it worse) screws up my game! ;)

Blackbookluvr
Jul 10, 2008, 12:54 PM
Copy/paste is not going to happen, at least not through 3rd parties. It's too low level; it would need to be a system-wide service in order to be useful. Apps created through the SDK can't do that. Apple would need to do it themselves.


I was pretty sure that's what would have to happen, does anyone have an explanation in why that feature was skipped in both version of such a revolutionary device?

dZp
Jul 10, 2008, 01:09 PM
does anyone have an explanation in why that feature was skipped in both version of such a revolutionary device?
Apple are keeping it for version 3 of their revolutionary device ? :p

Alan Taylor
Jul 10, 2008, 01:34 PM
Strange thing is, I seem to be the only person who hasn't needed to use copy&paste yet with the iPhone...

Rojo
Jul 11, 2008, 11:10 AM
Strange thing is, I seem to be the only person who hasn't needed to use copy&paste yet with the iPhone...

I've only had one instance where I thought it could be useful. But for the most part, I haven't needed it. I still think it should be included, though...

joejoejoe
Jul 11, 2008, 11:25 AM
This is slightly off-topic, but related to what you say here:
When you're in a native app, will it ALWAYS knock you out when you get a phone call? Or can you set it (either in an app itself, or through the 2.0 software) where calls can go to voicemail instead of knocking you out of the app? I think it would be really annoying if I was at the very last level of Super Monkey Ball, and suddenly some phone call (wrong number, just to make it worse) screws up my game! ;)

yup, called airplane mode.

Rojo
Jul 11, 2008, 03:53 PM
yup, called airplane mode.

D'oh! Of course. Thanks for pointing out what should have been obvious to me... :D

Minimoose 360
Jul 11, 2008, 05:47 PM
Copy/paste will be in a future system update, and video should be done soon.

illitrate23
Jul 11, 2008, 05:55 PM
Strange thing is, I seem to be the only person who hasn't needed to use copy&paste yet with the iPhone...

nope - i've also yet to really need it
and i've been trying to work out how you'd facilitate copy and pasting using fingers - and i've yet to think of a good way that would work easily and intuitively across all the apps

arubinst
Jul 11, 2008, 06:02 PM
i've been trying to work out how you'd facilitate copy and pasting using fingers - and i've yet to think of a good way that would work easily and intuitively across all the apps Like this? (http://www.vimeo.com/266383) ;)

Rojo
Jul 12, 2008, 11:05 AM
Copy/paste will be in a future system update, and video should be done soon.

And you know this....how? :rolleyes:

Video's inevitable, but I can see copy & paste possibly coming or NEVER coming...