Xbox Friends Watch – releasing v1 of the new Gamercard
UPDATE: The Xbox Friends Watch project is being revitalized with new versions of the Gamercard and SideBar Gadget on the way! As part of this effort I’ve also created a new feedback forum to collect suggestions and allow you to vote on what features are added next. Latest version of the applications can always be found on Xbox Friends Watch page
– Adam Kinney 12/1/2008
Xbox Friends Watch Gamercard
In celebration of this functionality, I’ve expanded on the Xbox Friends Watch line and added a new Gamercard. Xbox.com currently offers a gamercard which renders a fairly static set of html and images which is embedded via an iframe. Using Silverlight for its interactivity, data stack and portability and the Xbox Gamertag Data Service I thought I would be able to enhance the experience as well as expose the status information provided by the Data Service.
Below is the result of my experiment and using the Gamercard page you can create a script to add the Gamercard to your site.
My next post will include some of the technical details covering how the Gamercard was created and some of the techniques I used to work with Silverlight 2.