What apps do you want to see in the App Store?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by brasknucs, Aug 2, 2008.

  1. brasknucs macrumors newbie


    Mar 26, 2008
    I'm sure there are a lot of developers that browse this forum... let's get them to work on the apps that we want to see in the App Store that aren't there already!

  2. sehender1 macrumors newbie

    Jul 13, 2008
    The only app I'd really like would be one like Intelliscreen, which posts some data (upcoming calendar events, new emails, the weather) on the unlock screen.

    My understanding is the Intelliscreen itself won't be available in the app store, because it somehow violates Apple's use policy or something.

    But a program like this is the only thing that would make my iPhone better than it is. Seriously, this is a pretty basic business function that I would have thought Apple might have included anyway.

    I wonder if there's some developer who can work within Apple's constraints to come up with an easy way to do this.
  3. Roessnakhan macrumors 68040


    Sep 16, 2007
  4. II VOKAB macrumors newbie

    Jul 31, 2008
  5. iblastoff macrumors 6502

    Aug 2, 2008
    agile messenger. although it wouldnt be allowed since it sticks in the background.
  6. Jimmy Justice macrumors member

    Jul 9, 2008
    hmmm how about...

    video recorder... hand down!
  7. rioja macrumors regular

    May 19, 2008
  8. shinenjk macrumors regular

    Jul 23, 2008
    Boston, MA
  9. Roessnakhan macrumors 68040


    Sep 16, 2007
  10. cvmc macrumors newbie

    Aug 2, 2008
    Week view

    Can someone develop a week view calendar since iphone has such a large screen to lay out? Datebk for Palm has been very successful in this for a decade or so. A Week view or even bi-weekly view would give a much more comprehensive layout of events for the entire week.
    Or is there one out already??

  11. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    lol well netshare got me thinking.

    i want an app that will turn my touch into a wireless usb dongle for my pc so i dont always have to keep my laptop connected to get internet
  12. BMP1199 macrumors member

    Jun 14, 2008
    A periodic table (free) for us college students :D
  13. Hls811 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 19, 2004
    New Jersey
    I've got two, although I'm sure I'm in the minority of needing these...

    1) An app which will easily let you enable/disable email accounts on the iPhone.

    Right now I have 5 email accounts set up on my phone, 2 of them are my "main" ones, the other 3 I just use occasionally (usually during the day when I can't check mail at work and I'm expecting something) - when I have to use them I go to the springboard page with 'Settings, then Mail, then individually open each mail account, choose on/off, then go back and do it for the other accounts. I think it would be great if someone created an app which would list all of the mail accounts one one screen and let you do a mass enable/disable.

    2) Another nice app would be to allow you to set your sounds based on the time of day. For example 7:00AM-11:00PM Monday-Friday I want Vibrate to be on, but when I go to sleep I want vibrate to be off completely. (I keep the iPhone on my nightstand and if I get an email at 3AM I don't need the vibration going off). Right now what I do is go into Settings> Sounds > Vibrate and toggle it each night (when I remember) and then I have to un-do it in the morning.

    Again, I don't know if these really have mass appeal, but if theres a developer looking to come up with something new I'd definitely use them!
  14. MagnumJoe macrumors regular

    Feb 23, 2008
    I'd like to see an app that when someone send me a picture I can see it on my phone or at least click on the link, and a 3rd party app launches safari and automatically logs me in versus having to log in to viewmymessage every time with some crazy log in name and password. Is this do able?
  15. Dimwhit macrumors 68000


    Apr 10, 2007
    The two I'm waiting for are supposedly coming...info.xhead and Simplify Media.
  16. ivtecDOu macrumors 6502


    May 24, 2008
    i would actually like to see useful apps such as intelliscreen and skype forth. but since the app store is garbage it will never happen
  17. olternaut macrumors 6502a

    Dec 10, 2007
    I would like to see more apps (games, productity apps, business apps, etc.) that incorporate more use of the phones 3G or wifi functions.
    But I don't see that happening until 4G becomes more widely used next year. That is, unless the retardedly primitive telecom companies price 4G out of the reach of most users. :rolleyes:
  18. condor macrumors member

    Feb 17, 2004
    MS Office. I would love to be able to edit Word docs and Excel spreadsheets on the iPhone.
  19. Dimwhit macrumors 68000


    Apr 10, 2007
    I'm also still hoping for iWork...or at least a Keynote viewer so I can use our work presentations on the phone.

    Oh, and I also could really use the ability to view flash movies.
  20. admanimal macrumors 68040

    Apr 22, 2005
    Doesn't the phone already support displaying Keynote files?
  21. Dimwhit macrumors 68000


    Apr 10, 2007
    So I've heard. I think the only way is if you email it to yourself (because you can view email attachments). But if you have a 20+MB keynote presentation to show, that's not a very good alternative.
  22. psywzrd macrumors 68030

    Feb 6, 2008
    I'd like to see a true backup app. From what I understand, the backup that runs when you sync your iphone with itunes does not backup your email. I'd like to see an app similar to Sprite backup that backs up your entire phone. If you need to hard reset (restore) your phone, this makes it much easier to get all of your data and settings back on the phone.
  23. Manic Mouse macrumors 6502a

    Manic Mouse

    Jul 12, 2006
    Adium and SKYPE. And of course an Ebay app that America has had since launch...
  24. gray67 macrumors member


    Aug 6, 2008
    An app to sync all my google calendars with the iPhone's Calendar app. (Sorry, PC user here and I don't use that POS called Outlook).

    A way to put backgrounds on the various app pages.

    A way to force the Mail app to always start at the list of email accounts, rather than inside an account that has unread emails.

    A week and Agenda view for Calendar (or a Calendar app that has that).

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