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Poll: iFruit App (207 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. (69 votes [6.14%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 6.14%

  2. Make/receive calls to other players (48 votes [4.27%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 4.27%

  3. Send/receive texts about mission invites, etc. (48 votes [4.27%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 4.27%

  4. Send/receive texts to other players (79 votes [7.03%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 7.03%

  5. Snapmatic app to take IRL photos of you playing GTAO (31 votes [2.76%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.76%

  6. Tank app to call in Tank Strike (26 votes [2.32%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.32%

  7. Music streaming from your phone to in-game car - listen to your own music (149 votes [13.27%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 13.27%

  8. Navigation - set waypoints, see map, hear street-by-street directions (80 votes [7.12%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 7.12%

  9. Offline mode - send messages to friends and crew members even when offline (69 votes [6.14%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 6.14%

  10. Nuke app - send a nuke to somebody (offline and online mode) (27 votes [2.40%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.40%

  11. Organize playlists and group messages while offline (47 votes [4.19%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 4.19%

  12. Videoconference with hookers (39 votes [3.47%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.47%

  13. Random session - view another random session and call airstrikes, bounties, nukes, tanks etc. on players in that session (27 votes [2.40%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.40%

  14. Set bounties (70 votes [6.23%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 6.23%

  15. View zoomable live map and be able to paint players for airstrikes and nukes (47 votes [4.19%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 4.19%

  16. Call for car (63 votes [5.61%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 5.61%

  17. Call mugger (60 votes [5.34%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 5.34%

  18. Call airstrike (58 votes [5.16%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 5.16%

  19. Send mercs (62 votes [5.52%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 5.52%

  20. Other (please explain) (24 votes [2.14%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.14%

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 09:22 PM

We should be able to call Lester IRL

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 09:35 PM Edited by scubadave, 12 April 2014 - 09:37 PM.

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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.

 

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.

 

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???

 

 

Cockstar could barely code the app we have now (and only after several patches) what makes you think they could possibly do all this?

 

well they have new summer interns this year to put on the project, so.......

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 09:39 PM Edited by Franceska, 12 April 2014 - 09:41 PM.


We should be able to call Lester IRL

Why do you quote yourself xD

And Scuba, please submit it to the email. But don't copy paste and send, but make it sound as appealing as possible. Explain them a bit why.

If you can convince them in the email, they might do something. They've proven to listen to player feedback, but excellent emails with good written content will get a higher chance than emails only containing 1 word things.

Oh, and, don't use "ur" or fancy fonts. Keep it professional.

Just a tip!
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Posted 12 April 2014 - 09:41 PM

 

 

We should be able to call Lester IRL

Why do you quote yourself xD

And Scuba, please submit it to the email. But don't copy paste and send, but make it sound as appealing as possible. Explain them a bit why.

If you can convince them in the email, they might do something. They've proven to listen to player feedback, but excellent emails with good written content will get a higher chance than emails only containing 1 word things.

 

Just bumping this thread

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 07:13 AM

We should be able to call Lester IRL

Why do you quote yourself xD
And Scuba, please submit it to the email. But don't copy paste and send, but make it sound as appealing as possible. Explain them a bit why.
If you can convince them in the email, they might do something. They've proven to listen to player feedback, but excellent emails with good written content will get a higher chance than emails only containing 1 word things.
Just bumping this thread

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 09:49 AM

 

 

 

 

We should be able to call Lester IRL

Why do you quote yourself xD
And Scuba, please submit it to the email. But don't copy paste and send, but make it sound as appealing as possible. Explain them a bit why.
If you can convince them in the email, they might do something. They've proven to listen to player feedback, but excellent emails with good written content will get a higher chance than emails only containing 1 word things.
Just bumping this thread

 

Offline mode would be a great idea

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 12:40 PM

 

 

 

 

 

We should be able to call Lester IRL

Why do you quote yourself xD
And Scuba, please submit it to the email. But don't copy paste and send, but make it sound as appealing as possible. Explain them a bit why.
If you can convince them in the email, they might do something. They've proven to listen to player feedback, but excellent emails with good written content will get a higher chance than emails only containing 1 word things.
Just bumping this thread

 

Offline mode would be a great idea

 

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 12:48 PM

Who is Scuba dave? never heard of him? is this some clown who thinks he is a big shot on the internet lolol


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Posted 13 April 2014 - 06:40 PM

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

 

cam session, freewebcamslive, vanillaunicornliveonline.com, do we  really have to explain how this is going to work???? think about calling up nikki on ur ifruit at $.99 per minute.

 

if we could use the app as an in game phone instead of actually bringing up the phone in game, that would be awesome.

 

instead of pushing up, just pick up the smart phone or tablet and do a thing. much more efficient.

 

or the interactive minimap!

 

or or... an airstrike thing! :D

 

yes!!! nav, texting, bounty-setting, etc. all on ur iFruit on ur android or iphone instad of having to block the screen out and type with a f***kin psn controller all day long to get out a 3 word text.

 

 

 

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


I believe a video conference with hookers is called a cam session and it costs money.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We should be able to call Lester IRL

Why do you quote yourself xD

And Scuba, please submit it to the email. But don't copy paste and send, but make it sound as appealing as possible. Explain them a bit why.

If you can convince them in the email, they might do something. They've proven to listen to player feedback, but excellent emails with good written content will get a higher chance than emails only containing 1 word things.

Oh, and, don't use "ur" or fancy fonts. Keep it professional.

Just a tip!

 

 

okay!!! yes I will clean it up and write some of the main points in an email. hopefullly they will listen and we'll see an iFruit 2.0 sometime soon!!! TBH this original app just seemed like a let down whereas it could be so much better.

 

Offline mode would be a great idea

 

 

 

picture this:

ur at work but hey you get a notification on ur phone from the ifruit 2.0 app that somebody ur tracking (new feature) signed on. so u pull up the ifruit app and view his session. u see the player list and the map. he has the circle slash at LSC (he doing the unlimited wheel glitch), so u pull up ur contacts and dial up mayweather. then select the Tank Strike feature for $1k (also a new feature) and place the "drop point" in the courtyard outside of the LSC. then push "activate'. the guy exits LSC with 2 tanks firing at him. u close up ifruit and go back to work.

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 08:18 PM

iFruit is at 5.0 already. iFruit had potential. I would have liked a map and reading messages and joining missions through the app. A real phone is better than a virtual one

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 08:38 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

We should be able to call Lester IRL

Why do you quote yourself xD
And Scuba, please submit it to the email. But don't copy paste and send, but make it sound as appealing as possible. Explain them a bit why.
If you can convince them in the email, they might do something. They've proven to listen to player feedback, but excellent emails with good written content will get a higher chance than emails only containing 1 word things.
Just bumping this thread

 

Offline mode would be a great idea

 

 

New iFruit updates in 1.13

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 08:40 PM Edited by scubadave, 13 April 2014 - 08:42 PM.

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 13 April 2014 - 08:44 PM

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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Yes! great idea

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 08:49 PM

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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The detail you put into these... God bless you Scubadave, GOD BLESS YOU!!!!

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 11:04 PM

 

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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The detail you put into these... God bless you Scubadave, GOD BLESS YOU!!!!

 

thanks. glad u like them.


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Posted 14 April 2014 - 11:15 PM

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 05:41 AM Edited by scubadave, 15 April 2014 - 05:42 AM.

top vote getters so far are:

  • music streaming
  • offline mode
  • call pegasus, mechanic, lester, etc.
  • navigation/GPS functionality

also maybe an app for:

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 07:19 AM

 

yeah, it also could send anonymous texts through the Rockstar mobile gateway that sends something like this:

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 08:00 AM

to make it less worthless is to make a pc version (not all of us have cell phones).


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Posted 15 April 2014 - 07:40 PM

top vote getters so far are:

  • music streaming
  • offline mode
  • call pegasus, mechanic, lester, etc.
  • navigation/GPS functionality

also maybe an app for:

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Yes great idea!


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Posted 15 April 2014 - 07:48 PM

 

top vote getters so far are:

  • music streaming
  • offline mode
  • call pegasus, mechanic, lester, etc.
  • navigation/GPS functionality

also maybe an app for:

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Yes great idea!

 

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 09:20 PM Edited by Khelandros, 15 April 2014 - 09:22 PM.

 

picture this:

ur at work but hey you get a notification on ur phone from the ifruit 2.0 app that somebody ur tracking (new feature) signed on. so u pull up the ifruit app and view his session. u see the player list and the map. he has the circle slash at LSC (he doing the unlimited wheel glitch), so u pull up ur contacts and dial up mayweather. then select the Tank Strike feature for $1k (also a new feature) and place the "drop point" in the courtyard outside of the LSC. then push "activate'. the guy exits LSC with 2 tanks firing at him. u close up ifruit and go back to work.

 

 

 

No, you picture this:

 

It's the middle of the month. You get home from school/work/where ever. You check the mail. Junk, junk, bill, junk, bill, phone bill. You open it up, $400. You ask yourself WTF!!!!!!! Then you remember that stupid ass app you downloaded that turned your phone into a operating computer for a game that you couldn't take a break from for 2 hours.

 

In short, stupidest idea I've ever heard.

 

 

P.S. WTF is a mayweather?


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Posted 15 April 2014 - 09:55 PM Edited by PoopyThomas, 15 April 2014 - 09:57 PM.


 
picture this:
ur at work but hey you get a notification on ur phone from the ifruit 2.0 app that somebody ur tracking (new feature) signed on. so u pull up the ifruit app and view his session. u see the player list and the map. he has the circle slash at LSC (he doing the unlimited wheel glitch), so u pull up ur contacts and dial up mayweather. then select the Tank Strike feature for $1k (also a new feature) and place the "drop point" in the courtyard outside of the LSC. then push "activate'. the guy exits LSC with 2 tanks firing at him. u close up ifruit and go back to work.
 

 
 
No, you picture this:
 
It's the middle of the month. You get home from school/work/where ever. You check the mail. Junk, junk, bill, junk, bill, phone bill. You open it up, $400. You ask yourself WTF!!!!!!! Then you remember that stupid ass app you downloaded that turned your phone into a operating computer for a game that you couldn't take a break from for 2 hours.
 
In short, stupidest idea I've ever heard.
 
 
P.S. WTF is a mayweather?
Here is a mayweather

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 09:59 PM

 

 

 
picture this:
ur at work but hey you get a notification on ur phone from the ifruit 2.0 app that somebody ur tracking (new feature) signed on. so u pull up the ifruit app and view his session. u see the player list and the map. he has the circle slash at LSC (he doing the unlimited wheel glitch), so u pull up ur contacts and dial up mayweather. then select the Tank Strike feature for $1k (also a new feature) and place the "drop point" in the courtyard outside of the LSC. then push "activate'. the guy exits LSC with 2 tanks firing at him. u close up ifruit and go back to work.
 

 
 
No, you picture this:
 
It's the middle of the month. You get home from school/work/where ever. You check the mail. Junk, junk, bill, junk, bill, phone bill. You open it up, $400. You ask yourself WTF!!!!!!! Then you remember that stupid ass app you downloaded that turned your phone into a operating computer for a game that you couldn't take a break from for 2 hours.
 
In short, stupidest idea I've ever heard.
 
 
P.S. WTF is a mayweather?
Here is a mayweather

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So I call up Floyd and he sends in a couple of tanks? Why the f*ck would I pay for it then? Dude made 75 million last year.


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Posted 18 April 2014 - 12:28 PM

 

 

top vote getters so far are:

  • music streaming
  • offline mode
  • call pegasus, mechanic, lester, etc.
  • navigation/GPS functionality

also maybe an app for:

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Yes great idea!

 

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 09:04 PM

GTAForums app would be good

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 09:37 PM

Buy kashkurds on your phone, lol.

 

Also, put clothing on your char, much like customizing your car.

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 08:48 PM

Wonderful ideas, oh glorious ScubaDave.

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 09:37 PM

Buy kashkurds on your phone, lol.

 

Also, put clothing on your char, much like customizing your car.

 

tbh the revenue stream on this would be huge for R*.... not only easy access to cashcards, but other "customization" items like ringtones, wallpapers, license plate changes (beyond ur first one), etc.

 

Wonderful ideas, oh glorious ScubaDave.

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 09:41 PM Edited by NYC PATROL, 21 April 2014 - 09:42 PM.

I would have liked the app to actually be available for my phone for starters lol. R* effed up with the whole thing. Custom plates should have been IN the game on disc, not on some stupid app.





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