Quoted from Pinballlew:
I think it’s a great idea to implement connectivity of a cell phone with a pinball if implemented correctly. Why not use tech that can connect with zero hardware costs to a game. I feel DI integration was poor as to what it allowed you to do...nobody wants to flip flippers using the phone.
The possibilities of connecting your phone as a extra display is pretty cool idea IMO. I could see a Rudy type video character taunting you as you played displayed on your phone near your flippers or wherever else you set your phone. A countdown timer could be integrated in intense situations. A display near the flippers or off the back box that can be used to convey info to the player, not so much to the spectators. I have lots of other interactive ideas you could do with it but I feel the extra display abilities would be it’s best feature.
The idea of connecting to the phone has some interesting possibilities... one I see is a virtual assistant for noobs.... d/l app to phone, start game, phone has a wise cracking animated virtual assistant to coach you through the rules and what shots to shoot for... kind of like a pinball wingman without having to pay for his beer...