Brent Arnst, Capcom Vancouver developer recently wrote about the creation of Dead Rising 3’s SmartGlass app in a blog and detailed how the gaming universe will react to it.
It was mentioned in the blog that a character can call and text a player at any time, offering him advice, a new mission or tempting prizes. This has been done in order to give a more natural feel to the game. These benefits will only be enjoyed by those possessing the SmartGlass app.
He also mentioned other apps associated with SmartGlass, which included a a map, a news feed with mock stories, a hint system, an item finder and a way to track missions.