When GTA V (Grand Theft Auto 5) was first released by Rockstar Games a few days ago, they also included iOS users to download the iFruit companion app allowing players to still interact with aspects of the game even when away from their consoles. The iFruit app features Los Santos Customs and Chop the Dog, meaning that you can train Chop to do various tasks like protect people, remove bikinis from ladies on the beach (you know, to prevent tan lines) as well as feed, play or water him. Basically it’s like having a virtual pet on your mobile phone that is also part of the game. However too much activity (or too less) will make him unhappy which isn’t a good thing when handling a Rottweiler. The other part of the app is the Los Santos Customs part which allows off-line players to customise their vehicles, such as paint jobs, window tints, smoke colors, wheels, upgrade your engine, brakes, exhaust, suspension, and accessorize with new lights, horns, tires and body armor via their mobile. Pretty neat.
So far though, the app is only available to download for iOS with a promise that it will be made available for Android and Windows Phone users at a later, and as yet unknown, date.
However, after downloading the desktop manual that is now available for the game for Windows and Mac users, I noticed that when extracting the contents of the .msi file (Windows version) that Rockstar may be planning on releasing a version of iFruit for other platforms such as Blackberry, WebOS and Bada and Bada WAC among others. This information can only be viewed if you extract the full contents of the desktop manual.
For example, when I took a look inside the Android folder it had multiple resolution sizes for both portrait and landscape modes, which suggests that iFruit will be available for many devices running Android. You can also see that the iFruit app for Android OS will be supported on 4 different screen density’s:
- LDPI – Resources for low-density (ldpi) screens (~120dpi)
- MDPI – Resources for medium-density (mdpi) screens (~160dpi). (This is the baseline density.)
- HDPI – Resources for high-density (hdpi) screens (~240dpi).
- XHDPI – Resources for extra high-density (xhdpi) screens (~320dpi).
Here are the dimensions of each density within the Android OS folder:
- LDPI Portrait – 200 x 320
- LDPI Landscape – 320 x 200
- MDPI Portrait – 320 x 480
- MDPI Landscape – 480 x 320
- HDPI Portrait – 480 x 800
- HDPI Landscape – 800 x 480
- XHDPI Portrait – 720 x 1280
- XHDI Landscape – 1280 x 720
The holding image that you can see is the same for all mobile platforms that are included within the related folders so have no relation to the app itself.
All the devices included in the .msi are:
- Bada WAC
- Tizen – Note that there were no dimensions listed within in this folder, only a ReadMe.md file stating that Splash screens are unsupported on the Tizen platform.
- Windows Phone
If you want to take a look inside the manual for yourself (it contains a lot more files/info than when you view it normally) then download this free program and extract the files to another folder. The information regarding the iFruit app dimensions for other devices can be found in FolderName>SourceDir>www>res>screen when extracted.
There is also another folder at FolderName>SourceDir>www>res>screen which contains the dimensions for the iFruit icons that may be used, although there is only artwork showing in the Android folder.
Here is the 512 x 512 icon
This doesn’t necessarily mean that the iFruit app will be defiantly coming to all of the mobile devices that are mentioned in the folders within the .msi file, but it does seem that Rockstar have something in mind for those platforms.