iPhone Apps Wishlist

Discussion in 'iOS Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, Aug 16, 2007.

  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Phill Ryu posts a list of 5 native iPhone Apps he'd like to see with mockup designs of the applications:


    The wishlist includes:

    - An Archive.org/Ebook Reader
    - iTunes Store for iPhone
    - Sketching for iPhone
    - VoIP Calls
    - iMovie for iPhone

    I think based on all the web-IM applications, we can safely add iChat instant messaging to the list of most wanted applications.

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  2. Moderator emeritus


    Jun 15, 2000
    That's just a silly suggestion...
  3. macrumors 68040


    Feb 6, 2007
    man that's exactly what I was thinking. Hoping this shotvideo os one thing but an actual movie editing app is just crazy.
  4. macrumors 6502


    Oct 20, 2003
    Washington DC
    I have a list too. It doesn't have anything in common with his. But he has mockups.

    My list has:

    1. App to download .puz (crossword puzzle files) and do them on the iPhone
    2. Sync Notes and ToDo list
    3. Create and edit documents and spreadsheets
    4. App to securely hold passwords and other information
    5. App with nice PIM interface that shows me my upcoming meetings, to-dos, recently opened documents, etc., all on one nice "home screen"

    I have others, but those are my Top 5. I definitely live in a different world from Phill.
  5. macrumors regular


    Oct 1, 2004
    Round the world
    I saw that and LOVED the idea!
    Enable movie mode for the camera, and then a little app to move them around...maybe a few transitions and a title generator... and VOILA!
    Post it to YouTube - you're set!
  6. Moderator emeritus


    Jun 15, 2000
    Let's say you did have a very simple iMovie-like application on your iPhone. According to this article, you'd be editing movies at the speed of about a PowerMac G5 @ 160Mhz, with 128MB of RAM. You'd have it done faster if you just waited until you got home and edited it on your desktop. :rolleyes:
  7. macrumors regular

    Nov 3, 2006
    ipod integration

    i'd like to see software + hardware (a double ipod ended cable) that would let you plug your ipod into your iphone and you could play music and especially video from your ipod on your iphone (and its beautiful screen).

    apple probably wouldn't allow it as then you could have a "80 + 4 or 8 gig" iphone.

    cmon! with that special cable you can plug your camera into your ipod and upload photos to it.

    i also agree that making the iphone into more of a computer would be neat with some programs that'll let you draw and copy and paste and edit documents. The thing already is pretty much a laptop....with just a few software updates this thing could really do some sweet stuff (not as if it doesn't already, the phone blows me away every day)!
  8. macrumors 68030


    Dec 27, 2002
    Alameda, CA
    Forget apps... I just want video out. (Ok, more apps would be nice, too)
  9. macrumors 68020


    Apr 29, 2006
    Woodland Hills
    I just sleep at night dreaming it would be open... Such wonderful applications out for OS X...
  10. macrumors regular


    Oct 1, 2004
    Round the world
    Well, I'm not going to be editing hi-res dv video, it would be more of a scratch rendering-type codec (pro-res for iphone?).
    I used to edit video on an old imac G3...
  11. macrumors member

    Jul 5, 2000
    What I still would like more than probably anything else is an IM client. However, I don't think we're likely to see it--ever--for one big reason. With 1G GPRS, you can do voice and data simultaneously, albeit slowly. Since an IM client needs to constantly poll for data, it works fine on 1G, but on EDGE, you'd never receive a phone call because it would always be tied up.

    So other than short sessions using a web-based client, SMS, and incoming IM to SMS, I think we're SOL.
  12. macrumors 6502


    Oct 20, 2003
    Washington DC
    But just about every other phone you can type on (Treo, Win Mob, Smartphone, BB) has IM clients available. It's just a matter of how much risk each iPhone owner is willing to take that he/she will miss phone calls.
  13. macrumors 601


    Feb 4, 2004
    Florida Resident
    That would be an excellent feature. Not just the limited to the regular iPod to display photos and movies. It would be nice to navigate your iPhone and see all that action on the big screen too.
  14. macrumors newbie

    Aug 15, 2007
    That's exactly the problem that I'm hoping they resolve... To me an iChat program would be useless unless it was like the SMS program, and didn't affect how I received calls.

    Does anyone know if using the EDGE means not getting calls, texts, and voicemails is an iPhone exclusive problem...or if that is TRUELY just a downfall of EDGE and we're forever dumbed to decided which we'd like?

    I don't even like checking e-mail automatically once I realized many people were being sent straight to voicemail.. To me, the iPhone is almost just a phone now.. Receiving calls on my CELL PHONE is kinda a big deal!
  15. macrumors 65816

    Jun 2, 2007
    *mearp* No, sorry, the correct answer was in fact: ScummVM!
  16. macrumors 6502

    Jan 10, 2005
    Earth, mostly.
    Uh, what?

    Using EDGE doesn't affect your ability to receive calls or texts. When using your PHONE, EDGE data services are not available.

    The absence of iChat is dumbfounding. Chat has been a standard feature of most smartphones for years now. Instead they wrote an iChat-like interface to SMS (which is admittedly cool, but not the same thing at all as iChat). I don't get it.
  17. macrumors regular

    Jul 12, 2007
    eBook Reader -- Well, you have that NOW if you want it. Just email yourself the book in your choice of txt, doc or pdf, and you can read it just fine. Would be nice to have a better interface for it, but it's not a big deal.

    Sketching -- I actually wrote an AJAX app that did this, before finding out that the iPhone didn't support the necessary mouse movement events. Problem with it will be that the iPhone's screen is just wrong for drawings of any meaning or precision. My app was called "Fingerpaint" and was nothing more than a diversion, the kind of thing you could set your kids on or doodle with at the bar.

    VOIP -- Really now. You want to use a cell phone to get the internet so you can make phone calls on it? Dumb! And since the biggest argument FOR would be to save money on phone calls, you can bet AT&T will resist all the way.

    iTunes Store for Phone -- Would be great for podcasts and internet radio, and I bet I'd use it once in a while for other stuff. But Edge is too slow for full res video downloads.

    iMovie -- What is he stoned? The technical aspects of this aren't that bad (we have hardware to create video and play back video, so all you'd be dealing with is splicing). But having worked with small devices before, I can say they are obnoxious to use for creating rich content (Word Apps, Excel Docs, etc). Mail, Events and Contacts are enough for me, thanks.

    However, some Apps we really, really need:
    Internet Radio.
    Flash (just necessary for too many sites).

    Some that might be nice:
    A dashboard.
    A very basic money management app -- check your bank and credit accounts, record purchases, etc.
    Movie/Audio recording (though I doubt I'd ever use this).
  18. macrumors regular

    Jul 12, 2007
    BTW: the absence of something so obvious like chat is almost certainly due to the complex industry politics Apple had to play to get the iPhone released. I'll bet AT&T was nervous about their data network expanding exponentially and they translated that to a moratorium against any data apps that were "always on," such as chat or internet radio or even push email.

    I'll bet Apple had even developed the thing, and then had to turn it off at AT&T's insistence. Why else would we get such a perfunctory SMS application, lacking multimedia capabilities like sending pictures and movies, unless it was a scaled back afterthought?
  19. macrumors newbie

    May 5, 2006
    I couldn't care less about #1, but the rest are dead on. Especially the ToDo.
  20. macrumors newbie

    Jun 29, 2007
    Um... read it again...

  21. macrumors member

    Jan 7, 2004
    Boston, MA
    10% of 1600 MHz is 160 MHz.
  22. macrumors 68020


    May 7, 2003
    Saint Augustine, FL
    YOU read it again. :)

  23. macrumors 6502a


    Sep 4, 2002
    Raleigh, NC
    No No No... unless nokia is magic this is one of the biggest falsities I've been seeing.

    I have IM on my old E62 and I was constantly interrupted by incoming calls.

    This is absolutely some kind of urban tech myth. I agree that maybe it's the other way around, but I have always received calls while on IM.
  24. macrumors member

    Jul 5, 2000
    Well, then they're doing something the iPhone isn't, because I can verify with 100% repeatability that while actively using EDGE I can't receive calls.
  25. macrumors 68030


    Jun 28, 2007
    It would be nice to see applications (not web based) and ring tones available on the iTunes Store :D

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