iPhone 2.0 App Suggestions

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by friekunater, Apr 9, 2008.

  1. friekunater macrumors 6502

    Mar 8, 2008
    Post your ideas for iPhone 2.0 applications here! I have no clue how to develop apps, nor do I have a mac. So for me, it won't really bother me if someone steals my ideas. I actually hope they do take them and improve upon them.

    NOTE: do not post your ideas here if you dont want people to steal them!!!!

    My ideas:

    •an IM client that works with ALL major services

    •a monopoly game, just like the board game

    •multi-instrument emulator (piano, guitar, etc.)

    •an RGP game like The Sims that lets you create people, houses, etc.

    •iPod classic emulator: two-in-one iPod =)

    •a photo editing/tweaking app

    •Wheel of Fortune game-spin using your finger, use keyboard to guess...

    •Labyrinth (like on a jailbroken iPhone)

    •texting app for iPod touch that looks like the iPhone's, but uses wi-fi


    here are my ideas, up for the taking!
    Ill post more when I think of them
    if any developer would like to follow me up on these ideas, feel free to contact me at friek4@gmail.com
  2. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

    Feb 4, 2008
    Why do people want an iPod Classic emulator? I don't miss that click-wheel taking up half the surface area except for when I want to skip tracks with the screen locked. Otherwise, good riddance to it. Don't be surprised for ALL iPods (except for Shuffle) to do away with it in the next two years.

    As for the other ideas, some good ones. The Sims is a little overboard unless you tie it in to The Sims Online (if that's still around). I also don't think the instrument emulators will be around long unless they're free. I certainly wouldn't pay for them. The Super Monkeyball game demoed would probably be a hit (It's hella fun on game systems and isn't complicated).

    I don't know that an IM client will work until Apple gets past the not letting apps run in the background thing. They may have to put iChat on the phone to get IM on there, and even then I don't think it would work on EDGE (just 3G and WiFi).
  3. Emulsion macrumors 6502

    Oct 27, 2007

    Why would an iChat not work with edge?
  4. waterskier2007 macrumors 68000


    Jun 19, 2007
    Novi, MI
    im not sure, but it could be because it would require too much battery to be connecting all the time. and if it ran in the background it would not allow users to make or receive calls because you cant use voice and edge at the same time
  5. TimJim macrumors 6502a

    May 15, 2007
    Of course a form of iChat would run fine on Edge as long as its running in the background and not chewing up battery.

    Apollo IM works fine, basically the same thing.
  6. guruji macrumors member

    Apr 5, 2008
    go to meebo.com and chat using yahoo or msn or aol. works perfectly using older versions though...

    i tried on wifi though :(
  7. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
  8. Niiro13 macrumors 68000

    Feb 12, 2008
    MobileChat's developer is making one with the official SDK.

    Too bad Hasbro holds that.

    I wonder if the copyright applies to Moo music...for making Pianist, Guitarist, and Drummer.

    Sims already dominates...anything else would be suitable to put on Installer.

    ehh...be kinda useless...wouldn't be allowed to play the iTunes games.

    Do you mean like TouchFX or stuff to change brightness and all that?

    Now that'd be interesting...I might take up on that challenge =) [I called it people, it's mine! =P]

    Of course because of copyright reasons, only that maker can make it =/.

    Would Apple allow for an SMS app on the iPod Touch? (then again, you can do that with AOL's AIM, can't you? (add number to buddy list in this format +1231234567)

    That I could also do =). Do you really want a pedometer that bad that it makes the list? 0_0 I'm just kidding.

    That can all be done easily =)...except for the games...since PopCap is signed on as a developer, only they can make it.

    Too bad it's not like Installer where you can make Bejeweled...now copyrights actually apply and stuff.
  9. lindsaykaye04 macrumors member

    Mar 13, 2008
    To Do list!!!
    Video recording (that could be software, right?)

    Honestly, that's all I desperately want. I will probably download a ton of apps, but use very few.
  10. Bassassin macrumors newbie

    Oct 25, 2007
    Couple ideas.

    Navigation would be sweeeet. They are all proud of having google maps on there, but what good does it do you if you don't know where the F you are?

    And, for texting and maybe IMing, it would be nice if the keyboard switched to wide if you changed the phone to horizontal as opposed to a bit cramped as vertical.
  11. friekunater thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 8, 2008
    I think I would want an iPod classic emulator just because I think it would look cool. wouldnt get it unless it was free though.
    Being an iPod touch user, I really dont care whether or not EDGE will work, but being a person who uses Meebo, I know it works fine with wi-fi. but, it does kill the battery
    @Niiro13: why do you think I put the pedometer at the bottom of the screen? lol
    I text all the time from my iPod touch! I have a separate account set up in my mail just for texting. each phone has an email address! you just send it to, ie 8155553321@email.uscc.net for USC customers and each carrier is different. (thats also a great way to send/recieve MMS)
    for photo editing app, I was thinking maybe you would choose the photo, set whether its in landscape/portrait mode, and whatever you dont choose, when you turn the iPhone that way, will be the editing options. something like a watered-down photoshop-esque thing.
    for monopoly, is there a way to get around the copyright? call it like foflopoly or somethin lol
    if you're guna make wheel of fortune, dont make it suck lol

    @LindsayKaye04: they already have a to-do list... well two... notes and calendar. ever heard of 'em? lol
    I dont think they could use the iPhone's camera to record video. probably need special hardware.

    @MichaelCM1: I didnt mean like the actual Sims, just more of a generic version. probably a big issue with that would be memory and speed. but i think it sounds fun.
  12. waterskier2007 macrumors 68000


    Jun 19, 2007
    Novi, MI
    there is already a locator, or do you mean one that would follow you for turn by turn directions with location?
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  14. Reaktor5 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 12, 2007
    New Hampshire, USA
    A custom EQ, which Apple should have had put in by now!
  15. The Grood macrumors regular

    Mar 1, 2006
  16. extraextra macrumors 68000


    Jun 29, 2006
  17. c104 macrumors newbie

    Mar 19, 2008
  18. friekunater thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 8, 2008
    I think that would be amazing! I would get that no doubt
  19. friekunater thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 8, 2008
    one more idea... I would love a TV tuner, probably subscription-based... maybe DVR recordings of up to like 3 hrs of shows.
  20. guruji macrumors member

    Apr 5, 2008
    yes, thats one important thing.
  21. Bassassin macrumors newbie

    Oct 25, 2007
    Thank you for clarifying. I meant turn by turn, that would be sweet. And are iphones compatible with bluetooth ear pieces? I'm under the impression they aren't yet. If no, porque?
  22. Niiro13 macrumors 68000

    Feb 12, 2008
    Actually, I just realized that it makes no sense to use the keyboard for Wheel of Fortune (cause the keyboard is only for text box input...yet in Wheel of Fortune, you only need to guess the letter once for all instances of that letter)...you can just have letters at the bottom to guess.

    MobileChat and Apollo IM teams are making an SDK version...=P

    Lol, iPod Classic emulator just cause you can? XD

    To-Do List is probably already made =P (yeah, there's notes and calendar...but some people just want an app dedicated for to-do =P)

    iPhone's camera already can take video (taking a look at the codecs and stuff)...it's just whether Apple will allow it (Video recording is already being developed by a team...whether they are allowed to release it is up to Apple).

    Yeah, there's already a kind of locator in 2.0...(not that good, but without a GPS dongle, what are you gonna do?)

    IMing I'm sure AOL has put landscape (MobileChat already has it)...as for Texting...will have to be Apple's job: www.apple.com/feedback

    Custom EQ would require you to either play your music through the app itself, or somehow gain access to the EQ (which wouldn't be allowed since it's in jail)

    Character counter for SMS would require you to have it open while the SMS is open, which means background app...right? I'm not sure if there's a command to receive data from the SMS app while it's not opened.

    iPhone's bluetooth only work with headsets as of right now.

    I wanna see an RTS game or an RPG game...and a full fledged one...just so I can see how the companies come up with a way to fit all that UI in that small screen =P
  23. cjandnw macrumors 6502

    Jun 11, 2007
    South Jersey
    Send and receive MMS

    Customizable home screen: User can opt to go to standard (current) home screen with power button press and slide or customized home screen with home button press and slide.
    Home screen could be user configurable:
    It could contain a few choice icons, today task/ appointment list, weather,
    SMS, MMS, Email status, Vmail status, missed call status, whatever the user wants
  24. rhett7660 macrumors G4


    Jan 9, 2008
    Sunny, Southern California
    You beat me to it. I want to be able to customize my home screen without jailbreaking it. I want to be able t add my own icons, wallpaper etc.

    SMS, MMS are big on my hopes list also. I used this a lot. I didn't realise how much I used this.
  25. Island Dog macrumors 6502a

    Island Dog

    Sep 11, 2005
    St. Cloud, FL.
    Definitely an IM application, not that AOL crap they showed.

    • Task list
    • Basic text editor
    • Photo editor

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