1. Rene Ritchie's Avatar
    Entering this contest counts as an entry in TiPbs Birthday Bash grand-prize draw for an Unlocked ColorWare iPhone 3G!

    Tapbots makes some of the most innovative and attractive iPhone apps on the market:

    • Weightbot [$1.99 - iTunes link] is a weight-tracking robot. Whether you are trying to lose (or gain) weight, tracking your progress has never been more fun. Set your goal, record your weight, view your BMI, and see your progress on a beautiful graph. Weightbot was designed for everyone to use.
    • Convertbot [$1.99 - iTunes link] is a unit conversion robot. Convert currency, length, mass, time and much more in an exciting new way! Converting numbers will never again be a mundane task. In addition to its innovative interface, our robot is smart enough to convert to and from mixed units. Are you 5 foot 9 inches tall? Other converters require you to convert that to 5.75 ft in your head before being able to enter it. Convertbot allows mixed units like Foot + Inches, Pounds + Ounces, and more!

    And better yet, theyve given us five (5) promo code packs each containing both Tapbots apps to give on to you.

    How can you get yours? Turns out the iPhone needs to drop some dead weight and convert one of its features. Leave a reply to this post and tell us:

    • What feature would you drop from the iPhone, and what would you bring over from the BlackBerry, Palm Pre, Google Android, Windows Mobile, or Nokia/Symbian to replace it?

    Buh bye accelerometer, hello BlackBerry Messenger? So long Multi-touch, greetings WinMo slider keyboard? What will it be?!

    You have one chance to swap out one feature for another. But you have five (5) chances to get Weightbot and Convertbot for FREE, so get to it!

    - US iTunes Store account required to redeem promo codes.
    - One entry per person.
    - Contest starts now and ends Tuesday, May 12 at 11:59pm
    05-11-2009 03:20 PM
  2. sidlon's Avatar
    Drop: the Stocks app
    Steal from Palm: sync over WiFi
    alternate Palm theft: calendar items w/ links to a contact
    Last edited by sidlon; 05-11-2009 at 03:41 PM.
    05-11-2009 03:37 PM
  3. Tramain's Avatar
    If I had I drop a app from the iPhone it might be the second contact we don't need to contacts. Or I might drop the YouTube app because there is nothing good about it we could just go to YouTube's website. And I would steal window mobiles video player because I can play morevideo than iPhone with flash player
    Last edited by Tramain; 05-11-2009 at 03:48 PM.
    05-11-2009 03:45 PM
  4. devilghost's Avatar
    I agree
    Drop: the Stocks app
    Steal from Palm: sync over WiFi

    Drop weather app
    add emulator for other OS (similar to Palm Pre classic OS)
    05-11-2009 03:47 PM
  5. jhetzel's Avatar
    Buh Bye: The Stocks App

    Hello: Todo from Palm or Task from Blackberry

    My needs are simple and modest and not having a native ToDo application is just foolishness...
    05-11-2009 03:52 PM
  6. lagmefragme's Avatar
    drop: stocks app
    add: from pre, synergy
    05-11-2009 04:02 PM
  7. lagmefragme's Avatar
    Could do another one...

    bye bye weather
    hello user replaceable/removable battery!
    05-11-2009 04:04 PM
  8. alison03's Avatar
    i'd lose youtube (i really like the stock app)

    and steal a keyboard!
    05-11-2009 04:09 PM
  9. Farmdreads's Avatar
    Well, if I was ever to trade my iPhone for another smartphone, I would have to ditch all of my social networking apps because I would immediately become less cool. Seriously though, I'd trade my iPhone for a phone with a better camera, video capabilities, MMS, and cut and paste. Oh wait, we're getting all that soon.
    05-11-2009 04:09 PM
  10. kmh5091's Avatar
    Drop... The poor battery life

    Add... Online Flash Video!!
    05-11-2009 04:13 PM
  11. gjlowe's Avatar
    Drop the springboard interface and add the Palm style program groupings interface.
    05-11-2009 04:18 PM
  12. Alli's Avatar
    Talking feature not app - drop visual voicemail. Add in multitasking.
    05-11-2009 04:23 PM
  13. jmleib's Avatar
    Drop - Stocks app. Really, do you need to know every 1/4 point movement?

    Add - mini USB connector!
    05-11-2009 04:38 PM
  14. The Reptile's Avatar
    Drop: Weather or Stocks (Weather Channel app is better than Weather and Bloomberg is better than Stocks so there is really no loss here).

    Add: 1) The Pre's Sync to all of your online data; 2) Some form of multi tasking from the Pre, WinMo or BB; 3) Blackberry Messanger.
    05-11-2009 04:44 PM
  15. WatersWest's Avatar
    Drop the stocks and weather apps. Add (a-la WinMo) a file system so you could easily transfer documents to and from the device without having to utilize Wi-Fi, and add (a-la WinMo) a decent home screen showing upcoming appointments, notifications, etc.
    05-11-2009 04:44 PM
  16. uph0m3r's Avatar
    drop: weather
    pick up: auto power on/off
    05-11-2009 04:54 PM
  17. croush's Avatar
    Drop: Contacts App. If accessible through double-click Home option AND Phone, why, make contact information available in the limited Contacts app?

    Steal: MicroSD compatibility. Just like every other phone available. Including the crappiest ones. Seriously.
    05-11-2009 05:35 PM
  18. smchrist2's Avatar
    c ya microsoft exchange (I'm 13 )

    Helloooooo htc touch hd screen resolution!!
    05-11-2009 05:36 PM
  19. MiissELong's Avatar
    Drop Stock App..... Add Real Time Tv access.....
    05-11-2009 05:43 PM
  20. gibhyder's Avatar
    I would drop Apple's carrier lock on the iPhone and bring over Blackberry's ability to unlock the phone
    05-11-2009 05:46 PM
  21. gibhyder's Avatar
    Also drop sealed in battery, and allow replaceable battery.
    05-11-2009 05:47 PM
  22. BBhopeful817's Avatar
    Well it hast o be something dramatic...,

    LET GO OF visual voicemail (Did i Just Type that?!)
    AND GET full slide-out physical landscape QWERTY keyboard!!! A MUST!

    Something big for something major!
    05-11-2009 05:49 PM
  23. kjlenny's Avatar
    Let's lose... the Safari app. Shocked right? How about letting some of the competition try their browser on the iPhone?

    Can we get... Predictive text? You know what I'm going to type. How about that nice little box my old Blackberry used to drop down with all the glorious phrases I'd use to get my way out of business meetings and co-worker lunches? Not T-9, but you know... PREDICTIVE TEXT!

    In all honesty, I love everything about the iPhone. Do I wish it could record video... and text pictures of my balls and what I leave in the toilet to all my friends? Of course. But I'm happy with it. And I'm sure my friends are.
    05-11-2009 06:14 PM
  24. puquak#IM's Avatar
    Drop the Stocks app

    Add microSD slot.
    05-11-2009 06:29 PM
  25. danmowchan's Avatar
    Drop not being able to remove apps like Weather and Stocks from my phone.
    Steal the multitasking power of my old Blackberry.
    05-11-2009 06:44 PM
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