Apps I would like to see....
What I want is a character sheet app. Something that would allow me to build, update on the fly, save & back up all my PFRPG characters. In my opinion for a character sheet app to be successful it has to be almost as fast and easy to use as using a normal paper character sheet with out all the erasing. This includes some options for customization.
As already mentioned a good Initiative Tracking app would be good as well. Preferably one that the level of what it will track can be adjusted based on user preference.
Also already mentioned would be electronic forms of the Condition and Buff cards would be nice.
I currently use an IPad for when I'm a player and laptop for DM'ing.
I am currently using the original Samsung Galaxy i7500 but will probably switch to Sony Xperia P as soon as ICS is released. Furthermore, I will probably buy an Android tablet or color e-ink e-book-reader in the near future. I am actually not so sure about this because I always wanted to buy a color e-ink e-book reader, but apparently Paizo's pdfs could be problematic on something like that. Anyway, I am happy if you produce apps for Android OS as the other systems are a no-go.
An app that allows for easy initiative and HP management in combat would be nice. Naturally, a complete spell book app would be nice as well, but as with most kinds of glossary apps, one should probably just use the PRD. However, an easy searchable and manageable PRD app would be very nice as it currently does not have a very good search function.
...Add some kind of slave-tablet functionality, where we could put one tablet at the center of the table and have the GM control the view on that tablet. Including removing "fog of war" on dungeon maps, then I would be in heaven.
I do know a little about software development and the complexities involved here, so I know that it's never going to happen. ...
That's actually not that hard to do.Use a tablet with Splashtop or Teamviewer (iPad has apps for that), and a small-ish notebook for the GM running TTopRPG or any other Virtual Tabletop software.
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Android Phone (please specify in thread):
Samsung Galaxy S II running Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
I've bought a couple of apps for gaming: ezPDF Reader (because it handles multi-column PDFs so well) and PF RPG rd (as it's much quicker searching for rules than PDFs or the online PRD). I've also had some use of the free app PFS Scenario Tracker.
I've held off buying iCrit and iFumble simply because all of my gaming is PFS at the moment, so I'm not able to use them.
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We have an assortment around our gaming table. Personally I primarily use my Galaxy Tab 8.9 but also use my Evo 4G LTE for the times I don't want to haul my tablet along. Additionally various players use an ASUS Transformer, an iPad1, an iPad2, and then two players have Kindle Fires.
Please, please publish any apps you do to the Amazon App Store as well because unless rooted the Amazon tablets only have access to that app store!
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While I agree it is worth while polling to ensure you are targeting the right platforms, I think the more important question though, is are you targeting the right content?
I know I was super underwhelmed by the iCrit and iFumble apps.
Maybe it is because I'm not in general a huge fan of those game mastery products, but it is my belief that a solid apps should improve the experience at the table, not make it gimmicky. The crit/fumble decks (if we used them) are about the same form factory and usability of the device itself. Which is to say, just as easy to grab and deal as my phone. They don't enhance game play, nor do they aid in streamlining game play.
I think everyone has shouted that they would like a character sheet app for a tablet, but that is ambitious, just look at Lone Wolf's work to keep a platform that is both effective and extensible, to do the same on a tablet from scratch would be a monumental undertaking.
Still there is a clear niche for stuff like a combat pad, spell/buff/status tracking. Just you know, something with a little more meat then a deck of cards.
I just ask that these products work well for phones as well as tablets. I do not have a tablet, I do not want a tablet, and even if I am eventually forced to have one, there are plenty of places I won't take it that I would like to have my phone, with your cool apps.
Obviously it's a long way off, but a character sheet/generator app would sell like hotcakes. Or possibly something even hotter. Lavacakes. Molten-heart-of-the-suncakes.