Grand Theft Auto V's iPhone App Is Like A Gangsta Nintendogs

Grand Theft Auto V's iPhone App Is Like a Gangsta Nintendogs

It's all the rage for AAA console games to have smartphone apps that hook into the main console game. So, yeah, GTA V has one, too. But, at least Rockstar Games isn't taking theirs too seriously.

Here's how iFruit is described on the iTunes App Store:

"How would we survive without apps? Apps can transform your mobile device into essential tools like a harmonica, disco ball or convincing moustache. Somewhere out there is the perfect storm of touchscreen technology to fix everything that's wrong with your life. And maybe all you're missing is the iFruit app."

Grand Theft Auto V's iPhone App Is Like a Gangsta Nintendogs

iFruit does have some actual usefulness, though. When you log in with a Rockstar Social Club account, the iOS app let you create bespoke licence plates and customise vehicles that you'll drive in the game. It also lets you train Chop, the Rottweiler belonging to playable character Franklin. By playing fetch, tug-of-war and helping him rip the bikinis off of Los Santos' sun-worshippers in iFruit, Chop will behave better and help sniff out hidden items in GTA V.


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    Note: This all relies on the Rockstar Social Club working properly and the app maintaining connection to wifi signals, both of which seem to be issues at the moment.

    I just want to know when it's coming to Android.

      And WP????!!!??

      We're always left to last.

        Amen to that... Love my WP8 but its frustrating that we always get left out.

        I hope that the apps are released at least some time soon.

        EDITED:
        After some thought, I actually think that the iOS launch first makes more sense [I'm an android user]. Tying together multiple platforms into one synchronous system is complicated and on a title as huge as this bound to have some hiccups at launch. The single iOS device platform simplifies it to make sure they can get everything working great and eliminate variables when getting the bugs out of it.
        Once they know their backend is stable, they can introduce the new devices and any bugs should be related to said platforms, and addressed accordingly.

        Last edited 17/09/13 1:07 pm

    And what about us Android users? Are we to be worse off for not being able to use this app?

    Love this idea, will DL it as soon as i get home

    Not the kind of companion app I was hoping for.
    One day I want to see a GTA companion app that lets you view the map and change your objective markers in real-time, at least. Or, even better, missions delivered via the in-game mobile phone could be optionally delivered on your real life mobile phone instead.

    Remember the promise of Microsoft Smart Glass's functionality with games? Whatever happened to that? More like, Microsoft SmartAss! AMIRITE?

    The dog game is pretty crap for something that's churned out by Rockstar. I suspect that it was outsourced to another company because the entire app feels a bit sloppy by their standards.

    And nope, can't sign in at the moment so it won't even work for me.

    Last edited 18/09/13 8:54 am

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