iPad app?

Case number:699969-990587
Topic:General
Opened by:jmcc0252
Status:Closed
Type:Suggestion
Opened on:Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 17:37
Last modified:Sunday, September 11, 2016 - 16:54

An iPad app with an offline mode would be an awesome way to spend long flights (just saying... :)

(Tue, 09/27/2011 - 17:37  |  22 comments)


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Sadly, that question gets asked a lot... but we currently do not have the resources to create that yet. Hopefully in the future!
Here is something coming soon, though: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yNAk2fsuI8

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Working on a Kinect version rather than a smart phone version seems like a REALLY bad misappropriation of resources to me. The percentage of people who own an XBox 360 and a Kinect has to be way, WAY lower than those with EITHER an iPhone or an Android phone. Not to mention both would be fairly easy to port to other devices using that os, such as mp3 players, tablets, etc. Whereas the Kinect doesn't really branch out to much of anything else. I could understand making an XBLA version that could be played with a standard XBox controller, since it would run on every Xbox with no additional peripherals needed. Even the Xbox that doesn't have a hard drive could still store XBLA games on a flash drive. The requirement of the Kinect seems like a stupid road block to narrow the amount of people who could have access to it. And if it was designed for XBLA download and a regular controller scheme, it could be easily adapted for PSN.

You should be actively trying to find the best way to make this available to the most amount of people, not making these esoteric concepts that have so many roadblocks.

How to set up FoldIt for Android/iOS: http://fold.it/portal/node/992158

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Thank you for your input, but the main roadblock with iPhones/iPad/iPod Touches is compiling Rosetta on those platforms.

If anyone is able to get Rosetta compiled on any of those, then we can start thinking of getting Foldit working there as well.

Rosetta is free for non-commercial use here: http://www.rosettacommons.org/software/

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You can get around the Rosetta problem in the same way iPhone (Siri) got away with having to process large volums of info... use the iPad/iPhone to pipe information to and from a server running Rosetta so it can handle the work/processing... That way the iPad can do what it does best and just control the user interaction and game-play.
I could be missing something here but the problem does not seam like that much of a challenge but it does not allow offline use.

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I agree iPad version will be a giant leap forward. It is a definite gate to masses. My opinion.

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Did you actually read this thread before posting your "me too" request ?

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Where can I donate money for the iPad app cause? The app question was asked a lot and any problem (even the Rosetta bottleneck)can be solved with money. Where is the seed fund to get this rolling?

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Assigning.

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I like it. Nice interface, and from what I know, I don't think it is hard to program ios, especially scince you already have an outlined program. I'm not saying do it right away, but keep it for down the line. Its really amazing when you are going on a long trip and need to pack light, or don't want to keep a laptop with you.

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re-assigning...

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lets make a ipad version please

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Topic: Game: Other » Developer Preview
Status: Open » Closed
Type: Suggestion » Question

The first version of the iPad also has lots of hardware and software limitations, including the annoying lack of multi-tasking for third-party apps, lack of Adobe Flash (not even as a user-selected option), the mysteriously missing webcam for Skype, the lack of a USB port or an SD card slot, and so on.

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Type: Question » Suggestion

Please think about how you're changing case info before doing so please. This does not have to with the Developer Preview, it is a suggestion, and definitely not a done issue. Thanks.

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And from someone who just joined yesterday !

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Yep. Hadn't played either.

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I still think Kinect seems like a good idea because (in theory) you could literally manipulate it in 3 dimensions.

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Kickstarter can be used to help for the android version.

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Currently in progress by the dev team: http://fold.it/portal/node/997110

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If a bounty was to be posted on something like Bountysource, IndieGoGo, or Kickstarter, how large would it need to be to get two people to devote a month to work on this full-time? The casual gaming market on iOS is massive and if I can tell my grandmother "Hey play this iOS game and help fight ebola", that would sharply increase adoption.

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Question answered through related discussion links.

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Topic: Game: Other » General
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You want a good tracking application on the mobile phone, then you should choose MaxxSpy. It is quite easy to use, affordable, even the free trial anymore.

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Rosetta still won't compile on a phone, so....

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