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So I got to thinking earlier today that it would be kinda awesome to have "net navis" on our android devices. It could be somewhat based on the Megaman games where you would have a character that would "live in your phone" and it could be your personal assistant along with going into the net and doing cool things like in the games. So it could have a practical and helpful use and a game/fun use. It could be an interesting idea that a developer could take and run with or maybe there's even something out there like this already. If anyone really likes the idea and would like to create it, i have a whole gameplan layed out for the specifics. I'm just not too savvy on app making. Anyone else have thoughts on this?

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So I got to thinking earlier today that it would be kinda awesome to have "net navis" on our android devices. It could be somewhat based on the Megaman games where you would have a character that would "live in your phone" and it could be your personal assistant along with going into the net and doing cool things like in the games. So it could have a practical and helpful use and a game/fun use. It could be an interesting idea that a developer could take and run with or maybe there's even something out there like this already. If anyone really likes the idea and would like to create it, i have a whole gameplan layed out for the specifics. I'm just not too savvy on app making. Anyone else have thoughts on this?

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Haha, I thought of that 2 minutes after I started playing MegaMan Battle Network (the original game for the GBA)! Unfortunately, I don't know how to code. If I did, I would have made a PET app already. It's crazy that Capcom hasn't and isn't planning on ever doing it. It seems like such an obvious thing to make. MMBN was ahead of its time but now we have smartphones that are just like PETs from the games and anime and we have assistant-like programs like Siri and Google Now.
I'm seriously considering learning how to code and program AI bots just so that I can make a NetNavi program. It would be even cooler if I could make AI programs self aware but I don't think I could ever do that. If I ever learn to code I'll make the app and let you know ;P
I'm actually kind of interested on the "gameplan" you've got laid out Maybe we've thought of the same things.
What I would not like to see this turning into is a fighting MMO. That would totally ruin the concept as NetNavis were supposed to be useful programs and not just toys.
 
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I think i would like to get into this once i start getting the hang of doing android development. i already do other kinds of development including web based and some back end game development.
 
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Let us know if you do. I would soooooo love to make the program but even if I did know how to code it would still be incredibly hard. It should be some sort of launcher and not just an app. Kinda like the way Facebook Home works: it doesn't take away important features but it customizes the whole experience in order to do its job. That how I imagine this. You get a call and, instead of ringing, your phone vibrates intensely and when you get it out of your pocket your Navi says something along the lines of "X is calling you. Wanna pick it up?". Of course Navis would speak differently depending on who you are (age, job, personality etc). When somebody sends you an email, your Navi would say "You got an email from X. Want me to read it?".
On to the interface, I think most of it shouldn't be easy to customize. Everyone should start off with a default gray humanoid Navi and from that point on, if somebody wants a custom Navi they should program it themselves so that they can make it look exactly the way they want it to look. There shouldn't be a Navi customization feature where users can pick a set of eyes, ahead shape, a helmet etc because that would make it too childish. The maker of the program should offer advice on how to create a custom Navi an should make that possible to do but that's about it. Remember how in the game not many people had custom Navis?

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Yo I honestly think this is a good idea. Ive been DYING for an app like this to come out. You could combine something like iOS Siri and a Launcher/Theme app with a netnavi sort of mini game rpg type thing close to the gba game. You could customize the everything about the netnavi and level up find new weapons battle other people and all kinds of things as it progresses. It could make a whole lot of money too it could end up as its own Operating System like in the game. A real artificially intelligent app/OS game or whatever you could take it in a whole lot of places really. Someone needs to work on this idea.
 
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Yo I honestly think this is a good idea. Ive been DYING for an app like this to come out. You could combine something like iOS Siri and a Launcher/Theme app with a netnavi sort of mini game rpg type thing close to the gba game. You could customize the everything about the netnavi and level up find new weapons battle other people and all kinds of things as it progresses. It could make a whole lot of money too it could end up as its own Operating System like in the game. A real artificially intelligent app/OS game or whatever you could take it in a whole lot of places really. Someone needs to work on this idea.
Well, if I were to make a NetNavi program it wouldn't be a game. It would be a useful AI virtual assistant that would sort of combine Siri with Google Now. Like, it could intelligently predict what you wanna know and would know if you are interested in something specific during that time (like, say, an upcoming video game release) and it would help you with your life so that you don't have to open a billion different apps in order to do a single thing. One app (or rather, one OS) would be able to do everything and people would be able to download add-ons but not apps. The experience would have to be uniformed and everything should be accessible by the Navi so that it can do its job.
Of course, it could still have a gaming aspect. In the GBA games and in the anime NetNavis are personal assistants/anti-virus programs first and online gaming avatars (NetBattlers) second. So that would be nice. People who are only interested in a personal assistant could use the Navi that way while people who are into gaming could also train them to battle.
 
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Well, if I were to make a NetNavi program it wouldn't be a game. It would be a useful AI virtual assistant that would sort of combine Siri with Google Now. Like, it could intelligently predict what you wanna know and would know if you are interested in something specific during that time (like, say, an upcoming video game release) and it would help you with your life so that you don't have to open a billion different apps in order to do a single thing. One app (or rather, one OS) would be able to do everything and people would be able to download add-ons but not apps. The experience would have to be uniformed and everything should be accessible by the Navi so that it can do its job.
Of course, it could still have a gaming aspect. In the GBA games and in the anime NetNavis are personal assistants/anti-virus programs first and online gaming avatars (NetBattlers) second. So that would be nice. People who are only interested in a personal assistant could use the Navi that way while people who are into gaming could also train them to battle.
That sounds perfect lol i mean i honestly think it can be done and would love for thos to happen. Someone could even make a custom ROM or something or Launcher for now til it gets out there and does good cause all that coding and programs to make this would be expensive in the beginning. Someone could create an add on to a rom already til it gets popular or anything really lol i jus wanna see it done i been waiting since i was a kid and i know its possible now.

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That sounds perfect lol i mean i honestly think it can be done and would love for thos to happen. Someone could even make a custom ROM or something or Launcher for now til it gets out there and does good cause all that coding and programs to make this would be expensive in the beginning. Someone could create an add on to a rom already til it gets popular or anything really lol i jus wanna see it done i been waiting since i was a kid and i know its possible now.

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Hahah I've been waiting for it since I was 6 xD (I'm 15 now)
Now that I've finished all the 6 MMBN GBA games I want a NetNavi / PET more than ever. And since nobody is making one -even though it seems so obvious and the resources are here for the most part- I'd be happy to be the one who creates it IF I had a team of scientists, engineers and programmers to help me. But I don't. And I don't know how to code. But if I ever learn how to, I promise I'm gonna do everything I can to make this a reality for everyone.

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