Is there an app that you want but doesn't exist yet?

Appleaddict18

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Dec 31, 2011
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Hello there, i'm new here, this is my first post and i have a question for you all. I was browsing the App store this evening and i saw all those different apps and games and i questioned myself: "Could it be possible to run out of ideas for creating apps?". It's very strange but i don't know where people take their inspiration to make original apps.

Which applications would you still like to see at the store in the future?

Let me (us) know! Oh, and a happy new year everybody, enjoy! ;)
 

Brown Eyed Girl

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I had a similar experience. I don't know if the app "didn't" exist. It was just overwhelming to go through all of the apps received from my search. I have 1900+ contacts as a result of merging a an unsynched iPhone 3G, an iPhone 4, and a 1st Gen iPad under 1 MobileMe account. I disconnected My 3G. Now, I have more duplicates than I care to deal with. When I setup MobileMe, I was advised not to sync my contact info with iTunes. When I try to updated one contact, it deletes the infrimation from both contacts.

I simply wanted a contact app which would allow me to move my info into an independent contact app w/o manually keying in ALL details.

Any suggestions ? ? ?
 

Brown Eyed Girl

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Note: My biggest issue is not being able to determine which device the contact originated from. As much as I love Apple, I don't think that I'm a "certified" Apple Addict.
 

North Bronson

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Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A334 Safari/7534.48.3)

I had a similar experience. I don't know if the app "didn't" exist. It was just overwhelming to go through all of the apps received from my search. I have 1900+ contacts as a result of merging a an unsynched iPhone 3G, an iPhone 4, and a 1st Gen iPad under 1 MobileMe account. I disconnected My 3G. Now, I have more duplicates than I care to deal with. When I setup MobileMe, I was advised not to sync my contact info with iTunes. When I try to updated one contact, it deletes the infrimation from both contacts.

I simply wanted a contact app which would allow me to move my info into an independent contact app w/o manually keying in ALL details.

Any suggestions ? ? ?
The new 5.0 OS lets developers export an arbitrary number of contacts in vCard. It would not be too tough to write an application to iterate through every contact, save that contact to a vCard, then save that vCard to your documents.
 

Weaselboy

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I simply wanted a contact app which would allow me to move my info into an independent contact app w/o manually keying in ALL details.

Any suggestions ? ? ?
Are all these contacts also in the OS X Address Book app? If so, just open the app and type command-a to select all then go to the Address Book file menu and select Export/Export vCard and you will get a vCard file that can be imported by most apps including online such as GMail or Yahoo Mail.

The OS X Address Book has a Look for Duplicates... feature under the Card menu that might help you also.
 

vitzr

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Jul 28, 2011
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No.

They're already far too many.

Why use an app when in many cases going directly to the web site is faster and not dumbed down.

In a stroke of true genius the Apps model was created by Apple. The "genius in it" was Apples foresight to create a profit center for themselves and lock down their users.

Now heavily invested in the platform, it reduces and in most cases eliminates the users desire to try a competitors product.

Especially since Apple loves to brag, iLovers do too, and therefore the cold hard fact that Apple has the most fart apps, thrills their demographic.
 
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