GTA 5 companion app brings custom cars and virtual pet

After stocking up on groceries, preparing a nest of blankets, and acting increasingly poorly for days to lay groundwork for a sick day tomorrow, you may think you're ready for Grand Theft Auto V's launch tomorrow, but wait! One more thing: you need the companion app. Dropped unexpectedly onto iOS today, 'iFruit' lets you customise cars to drive in GTA V, and care for Franklin's pet dog Chop to make him more useful in-game.

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After stocking up on groceries, preparing a nest of blankets, and acting increasingly poorly for days to lay groundwork for a sick day tomorrow, you may think you're ready for Grand Theft Auto 5's launch tomorrow, but wait! One more thing: you need the companion app. Dropped unexpectedly onto iOS today, 'iFruit' lets you customize cars to drive in GTA5, and care for Franklin's pet dog Chop to make him more useful in-game.

See, you get an iFruit phone in GTA5, and the free download from the iTunes App Store mimics this with 'apps.' It connects to the Rockstar Social Club and parody social network Life Invader, but the shiny exciting bits are Los Santos Customs and Chop the Dog.

On the car customization front, you can tweak brakes, engine, exhaust, lights, horns, tires, armor, and all that, as well as make custom license plates. Your customized car will then appear at a garage in Grand Theft Auto 5, waiting for you to drive it home.

As for Chop the Dog, that's a virtual pet, with minigames to care for the pooch. If you're good to Chop, in actual GTA5 he may act more obedient, perform tricks, and find hidden items.

Right now iFruit's only on iOS, but given the lack of fanfare it seems to have slipped out before Rockstar had planned. I wouldn't be surprised to see it hit Android in time for tomorrow's launch.

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    September 16, 2013 7:45 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, GTA 5 companion app brings custom cars and virtual pet.

    After stocking up on groceries, preparing a nest of blankets, and acting increasingly poorly for days to lay groundwork for a sick day tomorrow, you may think you're ready for Grand Theft Auto V's launch tomorrow, but wait! One more thing: you need the companion app. Dropped unexpectedly onto iOS today, 'iFruit' lets you customise cars to drive in GTA V, and care for Franklin's pet dog Chop to make him more useful in-game.

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      September 16, 2013 8:11 AM

      "appear at a garage in Grand Theft Auto V at a garage"

      If this was intended you can ignore me. :)

      Otherwise, good to know about this app because I don't think its shown up in any featured spots on the store yet.

      • Ziz legacy 10 years
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        September 16, 2013 8:20 AM

        I hope cars will be like Saints Row and you'll still have em even if they blow up.

    • Ziz legacy 10 years
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      September 16, 2013 11:11 AM

      I made my car bright orange with the Dixie horn. Got the licenses plate KLEPTO, tried GHOST but it was already taken.

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      September 16, 2013 11:33 AM

      FYI on iOS the app will auto enable notifications for it so you will want to disable those if you don't want to get reminded that Chop is thirsty, hungry, a whiny ass bitch.

      • Ziz legacy 10 years
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        September 16, 2013 11:47 AM

        Ugh, I was just thinking what? I can't teach em tricks etc in game?

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      September 16, 2013 4:55 PM

      Anyone else having issues signing in? It worked earlier but now I'm just getting Social Club errors.

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