What iPhone app would you like to see?

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  1. NewIphone macrumors member

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    Hi,

    What app would you like to see on your iPhone 3G? I personally would love a landscape SMS keyboard :mad:
     
  2. kas23 macrumors 603

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    The App Store already has this...about 50 of these apps.

    http://appshopper.com/utilities/sms-email-landscape-big-keyboard-isms

    http://appshopper.com/utilities/freedom-messaging

    http://appshopper.com/productivity/sms-touch

    http://appshopper.com/social-networking/easy-message-lite

    But, as firewood points out, these do not actually send out texts through your SMS app, but through the internet. This is good (doesn't count as a text sent) and bad (when people reply to it, their message doesn't go to back to your SMS app, but into your email). Jailbreak if you don't want this restriction.
     
  3. firewood macrumors 604

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    Are you asking about apps that use only Apple's SDK API's as well as comply with all the other rules for what is acceptable for their App store?

    If so, all SMS variations are currently off the list.

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  4. Opie macrumors 6502a

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    Jailbreak and you can have it young grasshopper.
     
  5. AHDuke99 macrumors 68020

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    Not an app, but I just want to see PUSH come out which would make IMs useful.
     
  6. kas23 macrumors 603

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    Yes, then we wouldn't even have to bother with text plans then. I wonder if the carriers are the culprits actually restricting push? As soon as we get push, there is no need to use SMS anymore.
     
  7. AHDuke99 macrumors 68020

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    My old RAZR could do PUSH AIM, although it was not as full featured and texting friendly as the iPhone. I doubt this would be a reason as to why it has been delayed so. Surely Apple would not promise it to the world, only to have AT&T come from behind and tell them no. Apple has had their way thus far. If my RAZR can do it, I would think my iPhone could. But my RAZR can also go 4 days without charging, send MMS messages, voice dial, PUSH AIM, and possessed a decent speakerphone.
     
  8. zap2 macrumors 604

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    iWork '09 Portable/DocsToGo/OpenOffice Portable
    Opera for iPhone or FireFox for iPhone
    MMS App
    Video Recorder

    On non jailbroken iPhones
     
  9. jlwillia macrumors regular

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    Scottrade
    Wells Fargo
    Dope Wars (or Drug Wars)
    SlingPlayer - just takes time right?
    Black's Law Dictionary - West Publishing could make a killing from attorneys and law students on this one!
     
  10. kas23 macrumors 603

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    Try sending them an e-mail asking them if they have any plans for it and also reminding them of the above statement.

    I hope I'm wrong, but Apple may try to feed us the fee-based iWork cloud crap in order for us to get this ability.
     
  11. J273 macrumors regular

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    Tomtom or a proper nav app,be it co-pilot or garmin.


    Its the one thing im missing from my previous win mobiles.
     
  12. Jess.H macrumors member

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    Funny you mention this. I have a lawyer friend who told me the exact same thing. :)
     
  13. brn2ski00 macrumors 68020

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    the one in the G1 commercial -- you take a picture of a product's barcode and that does an inventory search to find where it can be found and the selling price.

    that would be sick!
     
  14. kas23 macrumors 603

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    That exact app, ShopSavvy, is currently being held hostage in the App Store approval process. Don't hold your breath though, it has been there for many months.
     
  15. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    Just read the description of the first app:

    Are they high? Sure you save time, but not money.

    But yeah... I'd like to see MMS and Copy/Paste just so everyone shuts the hell up and stops creating useless threads on these topics.
     
  16. J273 macrumors regular

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    Id love this aswell as thought the app on the g1 was brilliant.


    Is the cam actually good enough though to focus in on the barcode do you think?
     
  17. kas23 macrumors 603

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    No, the cam is not good enough. You would need some kind of external magnifying lens like a Griffin Clarifi.

    You probably should have took an extra 20 seconds of your life (and if you're on a message board, we know you have it) and read the whole description. This app, like the other ones, sends your text over the internet, not through your carrier. So, if you get charged per text you send, this app will indeed save you money.
     
  18. Shoot macrumors regular

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    I'd like to see these apps/features made officially by apple:

    [PHOTOGRAPHY]
    - Video recording application
    - Adjustable stills camera (exposure, etc)
    - Ability to create folders and manage photos in the Photos app.

    [MESSAGES]
    Landscape email and sms

    [OS]
    - Ability to change icons and icon names (some apps have absolutely terrible ones)
     
  19. ncsimmons03 macrumors member

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    Usirius... which is rumored to be coming out soon.:D
     
  20. orsfan21 macrumors newbie

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    Is there a GTA game app?[​IMG] That would be delicious. I haven't thought to look.

    On that note, I'd like to see game publishers start to release their catalog's on the platform as best as they could. You would think they would see ROMs as a demand for their works and follow that demand. Sorta like Nintendo.
     
  21. Rat-Boy macrumors 65816

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    I would like to see a Quicken app that syncs with the desktop version on a PC.

    I can dream too. :D
     
  22. Acronym macrumors 68000

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    theming your iphone (i know legally impoosible)

    copy and paste (clippy and Hclipper works fine)

    mms would be nice

    video recording

    how about ladscape springboard mode? (another near impossibility)
     
  23. Nanook macrumors regular

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    Gonna address strictly App Store contenders, here. Not JBed stuff.

    I'd love to have Video Hound's Golden Movie Retriever in full, in offline format, so you're not dependent on cell signal to view it. They had a Palm version.

    Metro is supposed to be porting an iPhone version of their great Palm app soon. Great offline public transportation resource.

    I'd love a bigger selection of ebooks, preferably free, similar to http://memoware.com/ for Palm.

    PalmaSutra. ;)

    Can you tell I'm a Palm switcher...?
     
  24. iSaygoodbye macrumors 6502a

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    A themes app!! Make it ten dollars then make every theme 99 cents!! Emulators nes,snes,genesis the system costs twenty then the games range from 99 cents to ten dollars
     
  25. DLyman macrumors member

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    Gps

    I would love it if there was a Garmin app for the iPhone. This is the one thing I wish the phone had. Other than that, I am very happy with it.
     

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