iPhone Apps Safari

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iPhone Apps Safari

The final release of the iPhone SDK is quickly approaching. As we impatiently await new apps, the Mac|Life staff has been speculating on what apps are already in the works by some of our favorite companies.

 

We're hoping Sling Media will have a Sling Player ready for the iPhone and that TiVo creates an iPhone app that will simplify online scheduling.

 

Before we start calling these companies to get the status on their iPhone app development, we decided to ask our readers what company's app they are hoping will arrive soon. Just drop your iPhone app wishes in the comments below and we'll try to get the developer to spill the beans on the likelihood of the app seeing the light of day.

 

UPDATE: We'll be calling on Thursday, so be sure to have your comment in by late Wednesday night.

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AAinSB

To be able to send a picture in a text message...as I could on the Razr I used in my pre-iPhone life!!!

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ekrunaj

A fully working metronome with tempo fully adjustable from 40-220 BPM and a touch sensitive tempo reader would be desirable. I had one on my Palm Zire which worked great. It would work best with just a simple higher pitched beep, and the emphasis for 2/4, 3/4. 4/4 etc. being optional.

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Blue Maxx

what I think would be cool... Include the video cam feature previously requested...and take it UP a notch...
VIDEO PHONE... the ability to hold the phone in front of me.. or better yet, stand it on edge on desk/surface, and have it be more than a speaker phone (or bluetooth headset) video phone

What I need... is for EPOCRATES medical reference software to run (as per the developer iPhone demo video )... I cannot justify purchase of iPhone until it can replace (or IMPROVE) on the function and features I get now with a PALM TREO.

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Danealia Mineta

I would like for the letters and numbers to be larger when typing e-mails. Could this be accomplished with a software fix?

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Anonymous

I'd like to have PGP encryption available for the iPhone and iPod Touch so I can have secure e-mail, and have the ability to encrypt/decrypt any files I store on the device.

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Laura Longley

1. I want Flash.. no explanation necessary.

2. It would be great to have a shopping program, something like the splash programs.

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Anonymous

1) dictation (i.e., voice recorder)

2) transcription option for a selected, recorded clip (e.g., send to quicktate, receive translated text via email)

3) foreign language dictionaries (without needing to go to the web)

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Anonymous

Small option field at bottom of iPhone apps like a choice menu for things like convert option in the calculator,mark message read in email etc. This would be an easy way to make the too simple apps a little more useful

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flipster3

I agree with the "cut and paste" crowd. We need it!

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Roberto Baldwin

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Anonymous

Last number redail, please.

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Anonymous

Santa iPhone: I want CALL BLOCKING software :)
:)

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Anonymous

A player for hulu.com shows (similar to Apple's YouTube player).

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Anonymous

Flash support for Safari on iPhone.

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Anonymous

I'd like a full featured RPN-style calculator app (similar to pcalc3 - www.pcalc.com).

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Anonymous

I'd like to see a TiVoToGo app for iPhone. Able to transfer TiVo recordings directly to my iPhone.

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Ryan Waldon

As a healthcare professional and avid reader, I would like to see Tarascon's ePharmacopoeia and the iSilo document reader ported to the iPhone/iPod Touch.

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Michael Fairbanks

I'd love to see a Filemaker Mobile app so I can have my Filemaker databases on the iPhone, Not a web-based database, but the real stuff available anytime, anywhere. Then I can get rid of my Treo.

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Anonymous

My iPhone is begging for Flash content. What should I tell it?

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Bsmiff

I give presentations for a living, and use a Mac and Keynote. I'm actually holding out on buying an iPhone until I can connect it to a projector and run my presentations from it. Not like the kind offered by "iPresent It," but fully animated presentations with motion, transitions and movies.

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Anonymous

1. I want to be able to use it with Verizon service since it is the only service we can get in the METRO system in WASH DC

2. I need it to have GPS function with turn by turn directions while driving or walking as well as the abilitly to search for local places, hotels, restaurants, etc.

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Stewart Gooderman

Epocrates.

My understanding that Epocrates.com is working with Apple to get this accomplished. Also for the iPod Touch!

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Teaman

I'd like an EyeTV scheduler for remotely scheduling my EyeTV at home when I'm away from home. It needs to be sized for iPhone so I don't have to zoom in to read it.

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MacGrandmother

I rarely write checks anymore; I pay bills online so I'd like to be able to track my checking account on my iPhone.
Thank you.

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Anonymous

Slingbox app should be a must. Treos, Blackberrys, etc can all use Slingbox, why not iPhone?

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MacGrandmother

i'd like a Vehicle/ Fuel/Maintenance log for my iPhone.

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Anonymous

SplashData's "SplashID", "SplashShopper" and other Splash apps
Games: Monopoly, Bejeweled, Solitaire
Bento for iPhone
Blogging software

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Anonymous

I'd like to record video with audio. I'd like to type notes using a bluetooth keyboard, as well as pair the iphone with those satellite-gps devices that provide their own satellite-gps software if Apple won't do that. VOIP over both iphone and ipod touch would be nice. Also, it's be great to use the iphone or ipod touch as a source from which to stream itunes music to the airport express to get that music into my surround sound system's line input. Also, double-tapping a Safari URL used to put that web page's URL into an email. That would be nice to have again. Finally, copy and paste with most applications would help.

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Alvin Perelman

Would be critical to have a search/spotlight where you could search for text. e.g an appointment or a contact that you only remember the company name.

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ROBERT

I m a physician and would like to have the ePocrates program for my iphone along with other medical programs.

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Steve K.

I would love to see a BIGGER HARD DRIVE! My iPod is 80GB, why can't iPhone be 80GB also. I plan on buying the next evolution of iPhone, but what stopped me from owning one already is the hard drive. My iTunes is already up to about 40GB so I would only be able to put one playlist on my phone. PLEASE, Apple, can you do 80GB?

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Anonymous

Illium's eWallet

A secure app to store passwords, account numbers, license numbers, and other such info that you need all the time but don't want a snooper or thief to have easy access to.

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Anonymous

Some kind of database program. I really like jFile on my Treo.

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paul rapp

I do not own an an iPhone. I believe it is the best in the cell phone industry, but I do not own one. I shall rush to the Apple Store and purchase an iPhone as soon as I have my free choice of service provider. As long as the unmentionable provider is my only choice, I shall make do with my simple cell and the excellent service provided by Verizon Wireless. Ergo, the app I want is an Apple approved "Service Provider Unlock Code." End.

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Anonymous

iPhone needs the same primary apps that made the Treo so great - use of Office products (Docs to Go); voice commands; notes; etc.

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Anonymous

have an app where the screen is super bright

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Michael Smyth

Please, Please, Please let it be known that someone needs some sort of work-around to view photos sent via text message from other cell phones. Using the viewmymessage.com is a bunch of crap, it works slow if at all, and is a big headache trying to do it on the iphone. That is my only real beef with any of the mac products I own. I hope you can talk somebody into it!!! Go man Go!!

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Billy J

This site is such a terrible idea!! Its so slow to connect to and the login name and password are impossible to remember, you have to keep flicking back and forth. Also, I want to be able to send pics to my friends cell phones. Every other phone can do these... I don't understand why its more difficult for iphones...

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De

Lots of kids are interested in PDA'S and iPhones...I'm waiting for someone to develop Family Friendly internet filtering - no porn for the kids/teens on the iPhone.

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aumfwd

I really loved the treo app from handmark called express; It had a 411 search, movie times/ticket search, news, stocks and software purchasing all in one neat place and worked really well ( or as well as my treo 650 worked!)

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aumfwd

just a plain old search function in contacts...like I had in my palm treo

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Anonymous

Epocrates and Mobile PDR, both pharmacy data bases.

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Terre Spencer

This great recipe-management application creates a shopping list and I want it on my iPhone! And I want to be able to see my recipes on my iPhone—whose name is iRis after the Greek Goddess of communication. If I see an especially plump mound of blueberries in the produce section, I want to be able to scan my ACBK recipes to see what I might want to make with them…and, of course, to see what other ingredients I'll need to complete the recipe(s).

The developer, Tony Cate, is conscientious and responsive. Anyone who enjoys cooking and their iPhone really should have the ability to sync the shopping list from their computer to iPhone for shopping trips.

I know that there are some browser-based lists out there for the iPhone, but reception is not so great inside many stores. Even with the best of reception, there are no recipes with me in the store.

I waited for over five years for Apple to release the iPhone and now it is time to pair the abilities of the wondrous iPhone with the magnificent ACBK.

In anticipation,
Terre Spencer

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Anonymous

record audio!!!
zoom camera!!
record video!

cut and paste
search function in mail

stylus

sling player

ability to use itunes from more than one computer to sync. i have 3 macs and they don't all have the same music on them... the drives on 2 of them are way too small for that. what a pain that my whole library gets wiped out if i want to add a song from the wrong one.

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Teddy Bee

I read thru the suggestions...all good...

What about GPS? Talk about cornering the market...

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maccer

ABSOLUTELY a MUST on our iPhones!

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M.Moore

Thats what I'd like to see

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Scott

I would like to see a stun gun app. You could zap people who are ahead of you in line to buy the next big thing.

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