SDK Anticipation thread; top 3 apps you'd like to see?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Alphy, Feb 13, 2008.

  1. Alphy macrumors member

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    I really, really cannot wait for the end of February and the release of the SDK. The possibility of watching Sling in class on my iPod Touch over Wifi...Wow

    Anyways, If I had to rank the top three applications I would like to see with the SDK, they would be:

    1) Slingplayer
    2) Flash of some sort
    3) GPS unit + software
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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  3. mavis macrumors 68040

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    Wirelessly posted (iTouch 1.1.3 (JB'd): Mozilla/5.0 (iPod; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/4A93 Safari/419.3)

    I'd love to see an app like SMBPrefs, which allows people to use wallpaper on the home screen (what a novel concept! Why the hell didn't Apple allow this in the first place?!) as well as custom icons.

    I would also like to see MobileScrobbler as well.

    Of course both of those already exist and are freely available if you JailBreak - so there's no need to wait for the SDK. ;) I guess the only other thing I'd like to see (that the SDK might help) are cool games.
     
  4. danuff macrumors member

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    What would I like to see?

    1. Flash
    2. GPS
    3. Expanded Bluetooth features.
     
  5. Astro8973 macrumors regular

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    1. Flash
    2. IM Client
    3. Sports scores (not a web app)
     
  6. andi030 macrumors member

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    1. Flash! (video Codexs like DivX, AVI ,etc...)
    2. GPS (Universal Plug in GPS thing :)
    3. Document viewer (PDF/DOC/powerpoint...)
     
  7. superspiffy macrumors 6502a

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    How can GPS be incorporated if the Touch only works where there's unsecured Wifi?
     
  8. elmimmo macrumors 6502

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    - ToDo with added Sync-ability of Notes+ToDo with Leopard's.
    - Some sort of copy/paste trickery.
    - Notepad with Japanese Kanji hand-writing recognition, sort of like <http://www.chasen.org/~taku/software/ajax/hwr/index.html> (completely JavaScript and HTML based, but you need to have the ability to drag, which MobileSafari does not).

    (Not interested the slightest in Flash, but quite the opposite that Web Developers realize of the necessity of embedding it with SWFObject each and every time they do, allowing then for accessible alternate content).
     
  9. georgeoommen macrumors regular

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    i second that.. though i would push flash down to 3.
     
  10. georgeoommen macrumors regular

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    hook up the touch to a bluetooth gps receiver and then probably have dedicated gps maps. or have a portable version of google maps, so you can download sections of it and keep it for offline viewing.
     
  11. MadDoc macrumors 6502

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    I want more offline content. I live in Australia and free wifi access is just non-existent outside my own home.

    My most wanted apps:

    1. PDF reader
    2. Todo software
    3. Emulator software (NES, Spectrum, etc)

    MadDoc,
     
  12. andybno1 macrumors 68040

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    but google maps on the touch doesn't store bits of the map for offline use I noticed once when I was playing about with it, I turned the touch off came back to it a couple hours later and where I had been was not there, it only seems to store the last bit of maps you viewed

    anyway what I'd like to see is the ability to use all these installer apps without the need to jailbreak (which I hope the SDK will bring). I dont mind jailbreaking my touch when new updates are out but to be able to not fuss around with jailbreaking to use the apps would be nice
     
  13. ksolano macrumors regular

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    flash
    ebook reader
    movie trailer downloads from itunes
    world of warcraft (like the crack addict i am)
    lightbox light
    wireless syncing
     
  14. andybno1 macrumors 68040

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    that would be down to apple not an SDK thing lol
     
  15. netdog macrumors 603

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    Skype
    Adium with video
    A video camera program
     
  16. jamesarm97 macrumors 65816

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    eWallet
    To-Do
    eBook Reader

    next three:

    Flash
    Wireless Syncing
    Cut / Paste

    next three:

    PDF Reader w/ Storage
    Contact Searches
    Dial by Name (pressing 52637 would show the top match for JAMES). My old phone would start showing a list of names with the highest ranked on top and you could just click them to call.)
     
  17. domness macrumors 6502a

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    1. IM Client.
    2. GBA Emulator (Like the existing gpsPhone)
    3. Profiles for Bluetooth. ie. An app that lets you send/recieve files through bluetooth.
     
  18. IscariotJ macrumors 6502a

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  19. Evangelion macrumors 68040

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    I consider lack of Flash a feature, not a drawback....

    As to what I would like to see... Well, some of these might be considered upgrades to the OS itself, but still.

    1. DAAP-client. That is the ability to stream music from the device to AppleTV/Airport Express

    2. A basic office-suite. In other words: a lightweight spreadsheet and word-processor. Maybe even Bento-lite.

    3. Ebook-reader.
     
  20. WolfgangK macrumors member

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    1. Games! I am hoping EA or someone else comes through with some cool stuff, I'd love to see a Myst-like adventure game, along with smaller, arcade, time-waster stuff. Very curious to see what developers will do with multi-touch. I have a secret hope that John Carmack is cooking something up for us as well.

    2. iChat or full chat app

    3. Flash (I understand that some loathe Flash...but the web is not just for dispensing and gathering information, it is a medium to be experienced like many other mediums, whether it be audio/video/animation/social networking, whatever. That is reality. Not to mention some very cool things and applications can be created with good/inspired use of Actionscript. The web is just as valid a medium for personal expression as any other. If you don't like the use of Flash, avoid sites and individuals using it to express themselves. /rant )
     
  21. asrmatt macrumors regular

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    yep

    Same problem here in Italy with wifi access, so definitly more off-line content.
    The list is great for me too
     
  22. kendaluk macrumors member

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    now not sure if this possible but top of my list by a long way would be the ability to sync the I Pod Touch with my blue tooth headphones....

    with out the need for the blue tooth dongle :D
     
  23. Paratel macrumors 6502

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    Here is what else I would like to see...

    1. The ability to delete all my emails in trash with a touch of a button.
    2. The ability to print on a wireless network printer from the iPod Touch.
    3. ichat touch
    4. some sort of SMS Text app.
     
  24. spaceballl macrumors 68030

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    1. slingplayer
    2. slingplayer
    3. mini office suite
     
  25. bodhammer macrumors member

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    1) Mount device as a storage device
    2) PDF reader
    3) Outlook sync with ToDo List and Notes
    4) Encrypted Password vault application
    5) Flash
    6) Office doc editing - word, excel first

    (I love the touch twice as much as other people so that is why I put six items down...) ;)
     

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