*** EVEN THOUGH I AM A FIRESTONE DEVELOPER THAT DOES NOT MEAN ANY DEVELOPMENT SUGGESTIONS I POST ARE PREVIEWS/CONFIRMATION OF FEATURES ***
The phone in V2 is currently quite limited in functionality. You can call dispatch, but you don’t get any response if your call is being acted upon. You can also call players, but you have to know their user ID beforehand. There’s also the GUI in the corner, which I think could be extended in the same manner.
The proposal is a smart phone that does everything the corner GUI does and everything the phone does, combine them, and extend them.
The smart phone’s functionality would be divided into Apps, with the following proposed apps:
- maps (view road map, maybe satnav?)
- FirePay (pay for things in brick-and-mortar stores with bank account funds instead of wallet funds, can be disabled.)
- banking (view your bank account, view your income, transfer funds to other players)
- phone calls
- emergency contact
- change team
- firestone database
For visitors, their phone call and emergency contact apps can be disabled, or they can only make one call every few minutes.
This is a GUI-only feature. As far as I know no other aspect of the game has to be changed for this feature to be implemented.
Fully support this idea as it also bring a lot of functionality to the user. I don’t see no cons but only pros in this matter.
Although I don’t see why you need a
change team in the smartphone when you can do it on the bottom right side GUI, unless you want the corner GUI to get removed and be replaced with it.
give the phone more functionality in v3
Love the concept. Pineapple Firestone is an electronics company based off of Apple inc. It would be cool if you could upgrade the style of your phone through us.
Do to government funding for bullet proof cop cars, and gun bullets for LEOs the citizen funding were cut so Firestone Technology Companies can’t produce high functioning devices
Yes, my idea is the corner GUI gets removed and replaced with the smart phone. The smart phone would be changed from a tool to a permanent GUI so all players would have access.
Looking at this gave me an idea for easier numbers. You know how flip phones type with multiple key presses? That could be the same thing: type a user’s name using multiple button presses. A number is a single press, then after the 2nd press it goes to letters. The underscore could be assigned to one of the unused letters or assigned its own button (and get rid of the * and #). The idea is to prevent people from having to leave the game to get someone’s user ID. This can be pretty frustrating, especially if the user has 20 characters in their name, so maybe having the option to type the name with the keyboard would be best.
To prevent it from being completely frustrating, “recent calls” can allow you to call any number you’ve already dialed, and friends in game can be added to contacts automatically.
I love the idea and I want it to go far.
Give LEOs the ability to track cellphone locations
excuse me that is the USA PATRIOT act