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iPad App - the latest new Mobile App from DirecTV (was Co-Pilot)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by hdtvfan0001, Dec 15, 2010.

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  1. Doug Brott

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    Yeah .. I'm sure adding in DIRECTV as the main part of the name has everything to do with branding.

    Now, where can I get my copy of this app? :lol:
     
  2. harsh

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    It seems that those who know of the existence of the application already know it as Co-pilot (or COPILOT) so it shouldn't shake anyone to their core (other than the team in charge of assigning odd names to DIRECTV products).
     
  3. harsh

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    From the Apple App Store (some time after it is approved by Apple), of course.
     
  4. spartanstew

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    Totally disagree. You can still incorporate DirecTV into any name.

    Co-Pilot: Directv Ipad app
    Co-Pilot: Directv Android app
    Co-Pilot: Directv iphone app
    Co-Pilot: Directv Blackberry app
    etc.

    Customer to friend: "Have you tried Co-Pilot from Directv? I have it on my ipad and it's great"
    Friend: "Yes, I have it on my Droid"

    OR

    Customer to friend: "Have you tried the Directv App for Iphone?"
    Friend: "No, I have a droid"
    Customer: "Oh"


    Seriously, it's not even really debatable, it's a bad marketing choice to tie the name to a specific product/operating system


    What if it was Directv2IE9, instead of Directv2PC?
     
  5. dualsub2006

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    Looking at the ad scans that were posted I am not looking for this thing to be on anything but tablets. Sure, they could make the columns in to screens that you could swipe between, but this really looks like a tablet only app to me. Apple has the iPad, WinMo will have tablets (that will suck), Blackberry will have the Playbook, HP will have WebOS tablets, Android will have the Tab, Xoom and countless others.

    There is a lot that D* can do to improve the smartphone apps, but I will be surprised if this is what it ends up being.
     
  6. Sixto

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    You only need one name/app.

    DirecTV.

    Simple.

    Maybe it will also do streaming some day.

    Do you have an iPad. Yep. Well, get the DirectTV app.

    And maybe they'll be an Android and Playbook version as well.

    Simple, all you'll need to know is if the DirecTV app is available yet on your platform.

    Copilot implies working in tandem with something else, maybe the app will eventually do much more then that.
     
  7. Richierich

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    Yes Co-Pilot should be the name as it works in Tandem with Directv to Allow you to control your Directv.
     
  8. Sixto

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    Nah, I've played with the FiOS apps, and thought it was dull to have different names. They have the mobile app, and the dvr manager app. Much better to just have the FIOS app.

    For DirecTV, I'll be very happy with one app that does it all.

    Since I already have an iPad, looking forward to whatever they develop. Good stuff.
     
  9. cypherx

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    Odd name, but I agree with "one app" idea. One app to set your DVR, manage to do list, series priorities, history, queue up VOD Downloads, change channels, info diving into actors/actresses (6 degrees of separation), find similar shows, stream content from MRV, etc....
    One app to rule it all would be great! Of course it would have to work on phones and not just I-products.
     
  10. hdtvfan0001

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    It would seem the marketing folks have already made the naming decisions, regardless of the alternatives mentioned here...

    So its likely time to get used to DAFI and the like...
     
  11. spartanstew

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    I already have a DirecTV app on my phone. It's not this. So will this be DirecTV app II?

    There's already a DirecTV app for the IPad. This simple solution seems more confusing to me.


    There's already DirecTV apps for those too.


    But again, it is already available. It's just not what we're talking about here, which makes it far from simple.


    Yes, it works in tandem with your device (whatever it might be).
     
  12. spartanstew

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    I would be very surprised if Marketing had the final say in this decision. Besides, they've apparently already changed it once (even after print ads went out), so who's to say they won't change it again. Maybe to DOPEY.
     
  13. Sixto

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    You guys are funny, it just seemed like either name was fine, but I certainly can see just using "DirecTV" as a cool name, but either way, the functionality will be cool someday.

    There really isn't an iPad app today. There is an iPhone/iOS app that works, but it's vertical only and sized for the iPhone. Looking forward to the first real iPad app.

    And maybe the other device specific apps will gain some of the functionality from what is developed for the iPad, with each device getting capabilities that are appropriate and technically possible for each platform, no matter the name.

    Now on to some football! :)
     
  14. Richierich

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    Football, there's gonna be Football on Directv today!!! YEAH!!! :hurah:
     
  15. Doug Brott

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    Hello, Dr. Obvious :rolleyes:
     
  16. Richierich

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    This guy is Brilliant!!! :lol:
     
  17. spartanstew

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    Yes, in the grand scheme of things it's not that big of a deal and I'm sure it will be cool regardless of what it's called.

    This is a discussion board, however, so I felt the need to discuss the fact that they lost a good Marketing opportunity (IMO, of course) by not naming it something cool and catchy.
     
  18. Richierich

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    I Agree Spartan Guy as they needed something Catchey that you could remember like Navigator!!! Or something. :)
     
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  20. spartanstew

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    That's Mr. Spartan Guy to you Rich.





    (or you can call me Captain, my Captain)
     
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