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25 Feb 2012
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What new apps would you like to see on the vita, for me possibly an email client and zynga poker.

Im sure more will arrive eventually....

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I thought about email myself, but then I thought - wait a minute, this is the very thing they were trying to avoid...being in the market of iphones and other non-games-console devices.

I think maybe email is a bit too 'work' for me! lol

That said, if you do want email, use a webmail service through the browser!

Apps I'd like to see...hmmm...dunno, maybe we need to remind ourselves what this thing is?
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All I want is a way to stream media over the local network. Be that in the form of a separate application or built into the current ones.
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Haha true, I wouldnt have my works email on though its bad enough on my phone lol... I know its a gaming machine but more variety the better :) At least you have a choice then.

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I would like a utube player/client for starters.
And a video player able to play live streams from the web. If we got this, then i will never think of the word pads again.

Alternatively, they could just upgrade the browser with flash support.
A pdf/crb reader wouldnt hurt either.

The rest can be made with updates/upgrades, particularly, i want more options on the music player, esp for the list.
Support for subtitles on the video player.
A broader role for the chat/messenger app, supporting at least one between yahoo/hotmail/gmail or facebook chat+games.

 

This is how we compete with pads!

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DrChronis wrote:

 

This is how we compete with pads!



That is exactly what Sony must not do with Vita. Sony has it's own range of tablets for that stuff - to do well with Vita, they must focus on its strengths and that is gaming and gaming related features.

 

All the social stuff is fine, as long as its game focused. Youtube - not bothered - but if it takes development resources away from gaming related stuff then I'm not in favour.

 

As it happens Sony have just said that Skype and Browser updates are due "soon". Skype seems irrelevant given the party chat system Sony have. Browser updates are nice if it means the browser can be used to search for game related stuff quicker and while in game.

 

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YouTube!

Imagine being able to record a fight from Tekken, or Call of Duty, or a replay from Fifa, and you can then upload it to the YouTube App.

The more i use Vita, the more i notice it really needs a video sharing app, and i reckon YouTube is the one.

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I disagree, i believe that vita must compete with them, as they compete with it, of course the focus will be on gaming, but even psp had more feature, the vita has the capabilities to offer enough of the pad needs and help the ones having the dilemma what to buy, to turn to it.
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DrChronis wrote:
I disagree, i believe that vita must compete with them, as they compete with it, of course the focus will be on gaming, but even psp had more feature, the vita has the capabilities to offer enough of the pad needs and help the ones having the dilemma what to buy, to turn to it.


Well fine. If someone was trying to decide whether to get  a Vita or an iPad I'd tell them to get neither and do some more research since they don't understand what the devices do.

 

To put it another way, there is no comparison between Vita and iPad - they're entirely different devices with different purposes.

 

Trying to shoehorn iPad features onto Vita is like fitting a Saxo with a rear wing - it's still a Saxo and it'll never be a Ferrari (i'm not saying the Vita is to an iPad what a saxo is to a Ferrari btw).

 

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I would really love a Spotify one, I would never touch my mobile then but it will never happen due to Music Unlimited :(
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Many ppl would disagree here. Most of the ppl would like both. And have different priorities and needs and of course financial abilities.
Vita atm is more value for money, as its technically superior and offers smth our mobiles cannot really replace.
So it would take priority on some occasions over a pad, because its easier/much cheaper to obtain than pads and if it can offer many of its faculties, this would sweeten the deal and postpone and eventual purchace of a par for a later moment (that may actually never come)

All in all, the more appealing it is and complete, the more chances it has for a bigger piece of the market.
Of course dedicated players like us, will choose it for its main purpose alone, i for ex installed none of the extra apps so far, as i already have them on my android.
But on a 9h boat trip, i would prefer to see a film with subs on my vita, or stream a live feed, browse etc between the brakes of high quality gaming.

If vita cant offer that and a pad can, i may opt to carry the pad with then and compromise the high quality gaming a bit, with decent gaming.
See my point, they are entering our ground, we should also enter theirs, but without losing the gaming character.

I m sure though that Sony already made the decision to offer many pad features, as many of the social apps added, are not necessary for gaming and even completely irrelevant (like foursquares)
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Would you rather this games console do what it's designed to do, well, or what it's not designed to do, poorly.

 

If Sony bend to pressure to make it do stuff a phone/pda/pad/laptop does, they are asking for trouble.

 

Being unique in what it is, and being good at what it is, is better than joining the rest of the devices and being compared poorly by punters/media.

 

It's a fine line, but the danger is people will shout for stuff (just because they want more) then not use it or moan about it because "it's not as good as on the iphone".

 

Leave it well alone Sony.

 

 

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Daryl97 wrote:

YouTube!

Imagine being able to record a fight from Tekken, or Call of Duty, or a replay from Fifa, and you can then upload it to the YouTube App.

The more i use Vita, the more i notice it really needs a video sharing app, and i reckon YouTube is the one.


 

I'd like a Youtube app, then i'd be very happy.

 

It would make it so much more convienient if you could look at gameplay of a game your considering and the go buy it on the Ps Store.

 

 

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Spotify: It make great use of the 3G and its far easier for me to justify why I bought the 3G model in the first place :D

 

Youtube: I actually predict this is coming. Sony don't just go round making a silly foursquare app without making a Youtube app.

 

BBC iPlayer: Yes, because BBC aren't everywhere already :) 

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They want this a social devcice/tool so your going to see app's appearing .. just given sony's record at pushing things out they could be a bit late and those who would have started on the playstation route moved on with a lesser device for it's ability to do social and gaming.

 

Also the more people sony draws in with the vita, they know they then have a larger market to try and convert to ps3 users also.  Thats another reason why they would want it as more than pure gaming.

 

Sort of like our friends who have ps3's but no vita .. well, how many of us will then start to try and convince them they should get a vita too ;-)

 

Word of mouth, one of the greatest and deadliest marketing tools and for that they will want the largest user base they can get.

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I would love the following utilities plus organising apps: calendar, reminders, notes,calculator and a measurement converter because it would make the vita awesome and like a smartphone.

 

There should also be an iplayer,crackle,weather and radio app plus android as there is no android for the vita and make it like an android.

 

There should  be a COMIC and E READER app  because I love books and comics+books 

 

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the screan is to small for ereader and comic reader imo

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don't want it like a smart phone just want it as a games console tbh it's starting to feel like a jack of all trades is what people want.

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Sony are stabbing their loyal family customers in the back - We have 3 PS3s and 3 PSPs all on the same IP address and all registered with Sony. Why can't we use them at the same time anymore?
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