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The iPhone: Applications
The joys of owning a 3G iPhone just seem to go on & on & on . . .
It has only been a few days since I happily scored myself an Apple 3G iPhone, and I must say it is a truly amazing phone. In the past few days I have been overwhelmed by the vast amount of applications you can download for free, or pay for on the iTunes store.
These apps seem that they can do almost anything you can imagine. You can even check on your Xbox live friends list! And play 3D games! So read below for my impressions of a few of the iPhone applications that are available now.
Xbox LIve update:
This just in regarding getting XboxLIVE apps FREE for all users over at Blog-Wired. Here’s an excerpt, head there for full news.:
“Microsoft has officially halted the distribution of all Xbox Live-related iPhone applications via Apple’s App Store — not to quell creative coding, but instead to mandate that all such programs must be offered to users free of charge.”
Cost: $1.19 AU
This application should be free, but at its small price it warrants the purchase as an Xbox 360 user. This app is your ticket to viewing all your friends’ Gamercard information, and currently live status.
The program doesn’t actually access your own friends list, you just add their Gamertag into the application and away you go. The application can only hold about 10 – 12 Gamertags before the program starts to slow down, which is very disappointing.
But truth be told, most gamers I talk to agree, your friends list often consists of a few players that you prefer to play with a lot more than others, so this application works well with that idea in mind.
The data that is shown is their reputation, Gamerscore, location and live status. It shows their most recently played games and their total Gamerscore for each game, you cannot view each specific achievements. This app does not feature any way to communicate with your friends however. It simply serves as a way to monitor what your friends are doing perhaps on the way home on the train to plan your afternoon and evenings gaming.
I think this program is a great start, and hopefully with future updates we will see it improve a lot further, to become a great XboxLIVE application on the iPhone.
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