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So I might as well start talking about this. Here are some things to keep in mind.

1) The app version will not be the exact same as the online version. The online version will probably have at least a couple things the app version won't; the app version will definitely have some oft requested features that the online version doesn't.
2) The app will cost 99¢.
3) I still don't plan on updating the online version with any of the new features the app will have. I figure if you guys are going to spend some money, you deserve something special for it.

Note: Everything to follow is still tentative and subject to change at this point.

What the app may not have:
1) As many hairstyles as the online version. I won't be putting hairstyles in unless I can get permission from the artists to include them. Unfortunately, this means I may not be able to include hairstyles from the MLP cartoon in the app. I'm actually trying to contact someone at The Hub to see if I can keep them, but without their explicit permission I won't include them. I'm sorry; I know this is a big loss, but I'm hopeful some of the new features will make up for it.
2) Fully customizable posing. There will definitely at the very least be some predefined poses available, but fully customizable posing will depend on whether or not I can figure out a good way to implement it on a tiny touch screen, and whether or not I can improve the admittedly buggy skeleton.

New features the app will (probably) have:
1) Some new hairstyles to make up for the ones I have to remove.
2) The ability to turn the pony's head so that it's facing 3/4s view, front, or backwards. Meaning the pony is looking backwards, not that you can see the back of the head. All these view will be facing the user.
3) More accessories.
4) More options for posing the wings and tail--again, this is dependent on whether or not I can do customizable posing, but either way it will still be incorporated into the poses.
5) A way to quickly and easily save ponies for future editing that is easier to handle than the ponycode.
6) A scene editor that will let you put multiple ponies together a scene.

Finally, there will be ponycode compatibility between both versions of the game. Now, this doesn't mean that you can make a pony in the online version using a hairstyle the app version doesn't have and the hairstyle will magically appear. BUT, if you've already created a pony and want to import it (even if you have to pick out new hair), or if you make a pony in the app and want to use the hairstyles/posing features of the online version, you will be able to do that!

Additionally, because it is a pay app with a built-in way to deliver updates to the users, there's a good possibility I'll release more content and functionality as I go. Because I have lots of ideas, but I don't want to make you guys wait too long for the first version!
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:iconwubbllez:
Wubbllez Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
this will be EPIC! if apple doesnt approve this can you at least add it to cydia?
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VaporStrike Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
What about the bonus styles, like the ones from other things (EX: the homestuck manes) still be in it?
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generalzoi Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
No copyrighted hairstyles will be in the game.
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Seapony65 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
This is the best idea since sliced bread!I'm not sure if you're accepting Ideas and if you're not I'm sorry but here's a list:

1) Make the whole pony be able to change view 360 as well as the head by itself
2) You should have some preprogramed cutie marks
3) Spend more time on how a zebra looks cause no offense the original game doesn't portray them well

That all I have and again I'm sorry if you don't like people posting ideas.
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generalzoi Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
1) That's not possible in the currently, 2D, posing game.
2) Nope. That's something that should be 100% original to your pony.
3) The zebra looks exactly like Zecora from the show. So if there's a problem, it's there.
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FestiveColors38 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
Oh ok, take your time.
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FestiveColors38 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
So when are you planning on releasing this?
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generalzoi Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
When it's finished. Unfortunately I don't have a date for that yet.
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ejd665 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great idea! Can't wait!
But there's only a few things I need in order for me to spend a buck for it. :3
1. Spitfire's mane
2. Spitfire's tail
3. Secondary color on mane and tail enabled
4. Dependent snout and hoof color
5. Custom colors
6. Special deal; like, on the first day or do its free

Thanks, and that's all! ^^
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:icongeneralzoi:
generalzoi Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
So you'll only spend a dollar on it if it's free? I'm not sure that logic follows. ^^;
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:iconejd665:
ejd665 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry; typo. All I'm asking is that we get a special deal so, for example, on the first day it'll be free, then it won't after that day.


...Also, can I get an ETA of the app?
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:icongeneralzoi:
generalzoi Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
I won't be giving it away from free for any amount of time. I'm sorry. I don't have an ETA for the app yet either.
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LittleSnowyOwl Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have a question. Will the app have body types such as filly Fluttershy's and Princess Luna's?
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:icongeneralzoi:
generalzoi Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
It will have all the same body types as the Flash game, which is to say yes.
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mlpfanforever721 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Student Artist
YAY!!
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Mylancrapper1234 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
Why can't it be free?
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:iconbuzzy-queen-bee:
Buzzy-Queen-Bee Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
If you really want to leave the official hairstyles in then why not just make it free?
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:icongeneralzoi:
generalzoi Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
I don't want to keep the official hairstyles enough to make it free. I wouldn't feel comfortable including them anyway; it's probably not actually ethically different than making a Flash game using them, but it feels different.
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Shadestepwarrior Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Dang, I wish I had an ipod or whatever it is the app would be available on.
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ravenslayer117 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
When do you think the app will be available?
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:icongeneralzoi:
generalzoi Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
Not for a while. I was waiting on something that it doesn't look like will come through, and on an unrelated note I need to find a new artist to work with because I can't do that stuff on my own. I have been working on it though, and will probably start posting updates pretty soon.
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ravenslayer117 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ok :D my labtop got fried, so I check DA from my IPod and when the app comes out I can make OC's and post them
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Drey-Wilkins Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
I should stop commenting everywhere, But I am Eagerly awaiting this app.
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LunaNightmareMoon Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
I would love to have Lyra and BonBon's hairstyles, but again you still need The Hub's permission.
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:iconlittleldy:
littleldy Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd be willing to spend a buck, not 10.
(no pony pun intended.)
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:iconpinkraindrops03:
pinkraindrops03 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
will is still have Vinyl Scratch's hair?....maybe im asking too early
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:icongeneralzoi:
generalzoi Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012
It will either have all of the Hasbro hairstyles or none of them, depending on whether or not I can get permission.
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:iconpinkraindrops03:
pinkraindrops03 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
so,if it doesnt,are you gonna make your own hairstyles?that would be cool!
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:icongeneralzoi:
generalzoi Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012
I'm going to keep the original hairstyles, and if anyone has any they'd like me to include I'll do that.
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:iconpinkraindrops03:
pinkraindrops03 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
hmm,can u do a frizzy one?
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:icongeneralzoi:
generalzoi Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012
I'm not an artist, and I don't design any of the hairstyles. If an artist out there wants to create it, I'll include it.
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melovedogs123 Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Can you include a Goldbooms style mane? 
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:iconpinkraindrops03:
pinkraindrops03 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
umm....i can try
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generalzoi Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
Sure thing! I usually ask people to take the default pony in the Pony Creator, make it bald, and draw directly on top of it. That was I get the sizing and positioning right.
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JudgeMonkey Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
It's exciting to hear you're releasing this App, or are working on it at least. I just wonder, any plans on making it universal? Or maybe the 99 cent iPhone version, and a 1.99 universal iPad version?
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generalzoi Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
It'll at least be on Android and iOS. I'm assuming if I write it for the iPhone, it won't be too big a deal to port it to the iPad. At least, I'm hoping. ^^;
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SRB2master1337 Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
Since the App will obviously not include them if HUB says no, will the non-profit online version update to have Changlings? [/samequestionpost#7538745]
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Elmind Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
Will you update the flash version to include changelings?
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Doomsdaylee Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
Gotta ask, will changling's be able to be made with the new app?
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generalzoi Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
As mentioned, art from the Hasbro show won't be in the app. However, I'm looking into making a Halloween version that will let you create creepy ponies, and I will likely incorporate elements of the changelings.
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Doomsdaylee Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
That'd be much appreciated. I love the changlings, to the point of starting the MOC (Monarchy of Changelings) to fight in the little civil war of the Celstial Empire vs NLR. Thanks for getting back to me
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:iconjessiethedead:
jessiethedead Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
would you ever think of creating away for you to buy it online to download to a laptop ?
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:icongeneralzoi:
generalzoi Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
I think what I'm going to be for the version you play on your computer is just set up a website and put Google Ads or something on it. Then I can leave it free but still generate revenue when people play it.
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Oskonomikal Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
d'Still love a griffon maker, if possible
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LittleSnowyOwl Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yay! I'm glad you'll be able to make some money off of this. Also, I've been wishing for new manestyles (with the knowledge that you won't be updating the game), so this'll be nice. Shame we won't get any show styles; but I understand. I'll be sure to get the app. :heart: Thanks for telling us!!
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RainbowRabies Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you should add a Cutie mark creator OWO! that would be awesome!
Love the pony creator by the way. Ive used a billion times no exaggeration.
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master-chief2064 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Is the app going to be called pony creator, or something else?
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generalzoi Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
It'll either be called "Pony Creator" or "General Zoi's Pony Creator," if I have to get specific for some reason.
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