Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto series has taken the world by storm once again in the form of the latest entry in the franchise GTAV. Released along side the block buster title was the iFruit companion app, released exclusively for iOS. Perhaps I should of said “were exclusive” because a quick once-over of a posting made yesterday on the Rockstar Games website reveals something interesting.
Found at the bottom of this official post, this piece of information was snuck in seemingly unnoticed;
“The iFruit Mobile Application
Now available for iOS devices at the App Store.
Coming soon for Android devices via Google Play as well as for Windows Phone, PlayStation Mobile and Vita.”
The iFruit Companion app allows you access to two mini games, Chop the Dog and Los Santos Customs;
“Los Santos Customs - The Los Santos Customs app offers players the freedom to create their ultimate vehicle in Grand Theft Auto V from anywhere. At the bar, on the beach, on the toilet. This is the future, we’re almost sure of it. You can even create and reserve custom license plates for both Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online – order your personalized plates before they’re gone! Also choose from paint jobs, window tints, smoke colors, wheels, hoods and spoilers. Upgrade your engine, brakes, exhaust, suspension, and accessorize with new lights, horns, tires and body armor. Place your order on-the-go and find it waiting for you in the garage the next time you play Grand Theft Auto V, or send your order in while playing and get a call from your local mechanic to swing by. Everybody’s had some work done in Los Santos, so don’t let your ride be the exception to the rule.
Chop the Dog – Depth of content, high production values, defecation. It’s the app that has it all. Because who doesn’t love tending to a virtual pet? Chop is Franklin’s canine sidekick in Grand Theft Auto V. Look after him well in the Chop the Dog app and you will reap the benefits when playing as Franklin in Grand Theft Auto V. Pet him, feed and water him, play fetch and tug-of-war, teach him tricks. Too much or too little of an activity, however, will cause Chop to become unhappy, and nobody likes an unhappy Rottweiler. Take Chop on walks to give him a chance to work off last night’s steak and Piswasser and to mark his turf in the hood – defending his ladies, fending off gang members and even protecting the beach babes of Los Santos from unsightly tan lines by removing their bikinis.”
Unfortunately according to the same post it doesn’t the games other companion app, Grand Theft Auto V: The Manual, will be finding it’s way onto the Playstastion Vita any time soon;
“Grand Theft Auto V: The Manual
Now available for iOS devices at the App Store and as a desktop application on PC and Mac.
Coming soon for Android devices via Google Play and Windows Phone.”
The app offers players a digital version of a video game manual for the game, as well as virtual map of Los Santos.