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Poll: iFruit App (185 member(s) have cast votes)

What features would you like to see on the iFruit app?

  1. Make/receive calls to Lester, Pegasus, Mechanic, etc. (62 votes [6.10%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 6.10%

  2. Make/receive calls to other players (43 votes [4.23%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 4.23%

  3. Send/receive texts about mission invites, etc. (44 votes [4.33%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 4.33%

  4. Send/receive texts to other players (69 votes [6.79%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 6.79%

  5. Snapmatic app to take IRL photos of you playing GTAO (29 votes [2.85%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.85%

  6. Tank app to call in Tank Strike (24 votes [2.36%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.36%

  7. Music streaming from your phone to in-game car - listen to your own music (140 votes [13.78%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 13.78%

  8. Navigation - set waypoints, see map, hear street-by-street directions (74 votes [7.28%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 7.28%

  9. Offline mode - send messages to friends and crew members even when offline (62 votes [6.10%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 6.10%

  10. Nuke app - send a nuke to somebody (offline and online mode) (25 votes [2.46%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.46%

  11. Organize playlists and group messages while offline (43 votes [4.23%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 4.23%

  12. Videoconference with hookers (35 votes [3.44%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.44%

  13. Random session - view another random session and call airstrikes, bounties, nukes, tanks etc. on players in that session (24 votes [2.36%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.36%

  14. Set bounties (64 votes [6.30%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 6.30%

  15. View zoomable live map and be able to paint players for airstrikes and nukes (41 votes [4.04%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 4.04%

  16. Call for car (56 votes [5.51%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 5.51%

  17. Call mugger (54 votes [5.31%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 5.31%

  18. Call airstrike (51 votes [5.02%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 5.02%

  19. Send mercs (55 votes [5.41%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 5.41%

  20. Other (please explain) (21 votes [2.07%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.07%

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#1

Posted 12 April 2014 - 12:41 AM Edited by scubadave, 26 April 2014 - 04:50 AM.

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TBH when they announced the iFruit app I thought it would be some revolutionary device-game interoperability that would change the way we view gaming in famous Rockstar fashion. But instead we got to feed Chomp and change our license plates (once per lifetime). It seemed like a half-a$$ attempt. I'm sure Rockstar has already thought of most of these and they are probably waiting to do a big unveil in a future patch, but let's prioritize for them.

 

How to make the iFruit app less worthless...

 

CALLS

They could make it slightly less useless by having it do everything the in-game phone does... Like you could call Lester on your real phone and he would actually answer on your headset and respond (like he already does). Nothing that isn't already there. You'd have iFruit running and go to contacts, find Lester, press call, he answers on your phone, you select who u want to place the bounty on, he responds on your phone. The advantage would be having the iFruit not interfere with gameplay. Answer and perform actions with natural speech, the iFruit will set bounties and deliver tanks hands-free.

 

And when u get calls from Dom, your real phone rings and you can answer it like a real phone. Maybe even videoconference with Nikki from Vanilla.

 

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Setting a bounty through the iFruit app.

 

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Calling up Merryweather while offline and dropping a nuke on a random session.

 

TEXTS

Right now, texting to other players is too difficult unless u have a keyboard on ur controller and even then, it takes u out of the game too much meanwhile u might white flag it but ur missing the action. So, just let us send and receive texts on the iFruit app and you could drive, fire off tank rounds and send texts at the same f-ing time.

 

Xbox Smartglass already syncs things with xbox/game/ipad/iphone etc. so this is nothing new, just integrated into iFruit.

 

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"Oh, look, Ron texted me."

 

APPS

There would be other apps installed, like:

  • Snapmatic where you could upload photos of you IRL up to the servers
  • Stream your own music to the car
  • A dedicated tank app that can call up tanks and buzzards and deploy them to a player of your choice
  • Navigation - set waypoints and see the GPS

 

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The familiar iFruit interface.

 

MULTI-SESSION MODE

View another session (map and player list only) and be able to set bounties, drop nukes, call in a Tank Strike, jam player's cars with EMPs, etc. without having to actually join the session. Either some random session or from your friends list or recent players you've encountered.

 

OFFLINE MODE

Even when ur not connected, u could call Lester but you'd get voicemail, or you could see which friends/crew are on the game and where they are on the map and even send them messages while they are in the game but u are not. Plan some missions, put them on a list, call up a tank strike and send it to someone, airdrop it, nuke somebody from ur ifruit, etc.

 

Think about having Lester, Merryweather, the Mechanic, the hookers all on your phone contacts.

 

 

This list could go on and on. Anybody else have any ideas on how we could make the iFruit app less worthless???

 

UPDATES:

You could also send anonymous texts through Rockstar to your IRL contact list.

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Another great benefit of this revised iFruit is offline text messaging and a more social GTAO community. So people u meet in a session you could hit up later, for example, to plan a mission playlist or just chat:

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 12:42 AM

A Scubadave thread that it's not about tanks? world is changing.

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 12:43 AM

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 12:51 AM

I would love to be sitting in a lecture and have my phone ring every five minutes getting calls from Lester, Dom, Ron, Gerald, and Martin.

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 12:53 AM

Drop nukes ? Ya lost me

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 12:54 AM

Anything to ease communication between players, though I won't keep my hopes up for anything regarding that app. IIRC, it has a "quick link" to the Social Club, yet they couldn't come up with a mobile version of it. 

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 01:01 AM

Anything to ease communication between players, though I won't keep my hopes up for anything regarding that app. IIRC, it has a "quick link" to the Social Club, yet they couldn't come up with a mobile version of it. 

 

That is my primary concern.... texting other players is too cumbersome right now and even with a keypad it sucks. it also interferes too much with gameplay, same with the map having to take over the screen and waypoints, etc. to have them parallel would help. and yeah i noticed that social club link on iFruit app just loads the full web page. can't just access the numbers in a better format???

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 01:05 AM

Drop nukes ? Ya lost me

went right over your head,...

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#9

Posted 12 April 2014 - 01:10 AM Edited by LoA-Phantom, 12 April 2014 - 01:21 AM.

Everything minus multisession sh*t would be amazing
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Posted 12 April 2014 - 01:12 AM

Oh hell no then my phone would get annoying notification like with Chop. I aint picking up your sh*t.


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Posted 12 April 2014 - 01:21 AM

Everything - multisession sh*t would be amazing

hell yeah.... think about tracking people across sessions. ur crew, ur friends see where they at , whos on even when ur offline.etc. track somebody across sessions, that would stop people from griefing a server than disappearing as soon as they start getting shot at. set a bounty on somebody not even on ur map.


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Posted 12 April 2014 - 01:26 AM

The ability to listen to music anytime, How did R* not implement that. I remember seeing a screenshot with Michael having earphones and I thought we would have the ability to listen to music at anytime(only used in a cut-scene).

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SR even had that

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 01:27 AM

how to make the ifruit app less worthless...

 

well they could start by making the thing functional... it crashes 9/10 times everytime i touch one of the icons.

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 01:28 AM

Set bounties on people in my real life contacts.  Classic!

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 01:32 AM

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lolol, if R* actually did that I would lose my sh*t in more ways than one.

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 01:39 AM

 

 

 

Think about having Lester, Merryweather, the Mechanic, the hookers all on your phone contacts.

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 01:59 AM

Anything, anything would make it less worthless than it is now.
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Posted 12 April 2014 - 07:19 AM

Great idea scubadave, nuke app, snapmatic, music streaming etc.

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 07:24 AM Edited by Insert-Coin-To-Continue, 12 April 2014 - 07:26 AM.

This thread is missing something....

 

Oh yes, an app for people who run tank shifts. An app that will help you better organize and run your tank shifts, money spinner. Running successful tank shifts through the tank shift app will also give you progress toward unlocking tank upgrades like custom colour, rapid fire, NOS and dollar rims.

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 07:36 AM Edited by Niyologist, 12 April 2014 - 05:52 PM.

The iFruit App isn't as good as I thought it would be. It's not compatible with most Android OS phones below 4.1.0. 

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 07:42 AM Edited by Malibu454, 12 April 2014 - 07:44 AM.

Good stuff there. I don't see the IRL photo thing working though. Some nasty things could be uploaded. That's the reason why they patched the custom emblems.
With Smartglass app you can send messages already on and offline.
A texting feature would be awesome especially now when you send a message it fills up half your screen and your character is just waiting to get murdered.
The fruit app is pretty much useless. It's keeps crashing on my phone when I try to view snapmatics..
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Posted 12 April 2014 - 08:31 AM

If it was released on android at the same time as ios I wouldn't have been stuck with a sh*tty license plate because almost everythin was taken by ios users.
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Posted 12 April 2014 - 08:49 AM

"hang on, my phone's ringing"
"who is it?"
"it's Lester from GTA. Probably telling me my bounty's complete!"
"u wot m8 u sad little b***h that's it you're dumped go get a GTA girlfriend"

Proof that this is a bad idea!
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Posted 12 April 2014 - 09:18 AM

Music, if not via our phones... somehow, need mo moosack


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Posted 12 April 2014 - 09:39 AM

Music, map and communications options are good. Some of the stuff is covered by SmartGlass if you're on Xbox. Bringing up the console menu to text someone is just asking for death but putting your controller down to fiddle with your IRL phone isn't a whole lot better. I'd also really like to have more than one custom plate even if it's one per character. 10, 20 or 40 cars all with the same plates is odd.


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Posted 12 April 2014 - 09:44 AM Edited by Unknown_33, 12 April 2014 - 09:45 AM.

tl:dr, you have too much time on your hands OP.


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Posted 12 April 2014 - 09:51 AM

"hang on, my phone's ringing"
"who is it?"
"it's Lester from GTA. Probably telling me my bounty's complete!"

Proof that this is a scubadave bright idea!

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 10:09 AM

ScubaDave app

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 10:11 AM

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^^^^ Now making that, that's dedication right there ^^^^


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Posted 12 April 2014 - 10:26 AM

WTF is a videoconference with hookers going to accomplish???  :blink:





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