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XBLIG Companion App Gets Huge Update (Join the Beta)

February 22, 2012 No Comments

We featured a pretty cool project for an app recently that helps promote and uncover Xbox Live Indie Games for your Xbox 360. I just got news from the developers that even though it is still in beta, it has been updated with many new features.

New features added/fixed:
Live Tiles
  • You can create secondary tiles
    for new games and updated games.
  • If there are new games, or
    recently updated the count for the tile will be displayed.
  • Main live tile will show count
    for new games, and has a back tile for showing how many new, and how many
  • You can tap/hold on any game,
    and add it to a watch list. This is a special list that will show up on the
    catalog screen.
  • As of right now, it is just a
    nice list of games that you want to keep track of. I’m trying to figure out what
    to do for tile notifications for them.
  • Picks now open up to a page
    that gives info about the specific pick list, along with twitter link and
    website link.
  • It pivots into the game list
    that was there before.
Developer Page
  • Developer pages should have
    more information, like twitter, website, facebook, and youtube channel links.
    This is a slow process because scraping it so far has been some what of a bust,
    and needs to be manually checked. I have about 1/4 of the devs info that I could
    find from scraper inserted.
  • If you are a XBLIG dev and
    would like a small bio (512 chars max) and/or any of the other data, let me
    know, and I can add it to the db.
  • Tapping on the box art will now
    open the game view for that game.
  • I moved the About view to a
    button on the Appbar.
  • I also removed the Settings,
    Share, Rate, and Feedback from the About page, and moved them to the main
Main View
  • I removed the Info view, it is
    not needed now, imho.
For more information, you can take a look at our initial post here.
The XBLIG Companion app can be grabbed from here: http://bit.ly/wyEaOL
Let us know what you think…


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