05/06/2010, 01:36 PM
I was just thinking, even though the amount of software the Pre/Pixi has needs to increase in order to compete with other smartphones, I almost feel that it would still need apps that can do what we really want and need. So what kind of apps do we need? I had a couple of thoughts. Not that I plan on seeing these anytime soon, or even expect anyone in the community to be able to release something like this, but here goes:
Transformers 1 and 2
Star Wars: The force unleashed.
Star Wars: Racer type game.
An MLB Game
An NBA Game
An NFL Game
An NHL Game
An MLS Game
A Pirates/Pirates Gold type game
A Homebrew Mario and Sonic game.
Emulators for the Commodore 64 (6000 games), and Amiga, Sega Genesis, PSX, MAME and others.
Some fresh Adventure Games, like a port of AGS or even Runaway 1 and 2
Games that make use of the Keyboard.
Games from Pogo.com such as bookworm, Poppit, Word Whomp, Clue, etc
Metal Gear Solid
The secret of Monkey Island Remakes.
A port of doodle jump.- That is a great game.
An Age of Empires game
NetFlix Streamer so we can watch our instant Queue on our phone
An app to be able to place an order from our favorite restaurants
A restaurant menu finder/viewer.
Napster Mobile to Go software for the Pre.
An ebook reader that can connect to Kindle and also offer page curls on page turns.
A paypal App to transfer and receive money.
A mint.com app
A Sling player app.
An alternative Navigation package such as Tom Tom or Garmin software, CoPilot etc..
An app that can run photoshop.com
An app that happens to locate the closest public restrooms for you. - Dont ask.
A really good image editor.
A Really really simple way to install a Linux FrontEnd Management software and a port of Aptitude/Synaptics to WebOS so we can easily download software and run it on the WebOS system.
Something like this: The 10 Best Camera Apps for the iPhone - Hipstamatic - - Techland - TIME.com
An Amazon.com store app.
Buying/downloading/viewing amazon.com movies and tv shows.
An updated Version of VZNavigator
A Hulu.com viewer.
A Weightwatchers App.
A Voice Recorder
An American Thesaurus
An Orb Networks App
An actual IM app (I know we have one, and I know Mundi is in the works)
A TV Guide App
A DJing App
Something like the Androids Layar
Firefox, Opera and Skyfire for Pre
A DiVX/XVid Player
A compression/decompression tool for RAR/Zip/ GZ/ 7Z files
Beer mug- where you can tip the phone over and you start drinking out of the glass.
Zippo lighter - I love that thing. It was my favorite app to play with on the iPhone. I would almost open that thing up 3 times a day atleast.
An actual Piano, guitar player, Ocarina player or drum player. They have it available on Windows Mobile as well as iPhone.
It seems like a lot. But lately we have been releasing this many apps every week or every other week. So its not a big list. But if we can eventually get all these types of apps, the pre/pixi can be very productive and very fun.. As much as the Android or iPhone.
Not to mention my previous mentioned idea's of getting emulators going, J2ME, Flash and a native free ability to run PalmOS software and Linux software. With those capabilities, there can be unlimited apps we can use.
What other apps do you think are a must for the future of the Pre/Pixi?