Xbox SmartGlass comes to iOS
Microsoft caters for Apple community
The iOS version of Xbox SmartGlass hit the App Store this week, bringing Microsoft's advanced remote console controllability to those with Apple devices a week after the release of the Android version.
Microsoft's Xbox SmartGlass technology turns mobile gadgets like the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad into interactive second screens, allowing users to browse and control content playback on the Xbox 360. It also has the ability to display additional information related to the activity on show, such as cast details during movies, or responsive maps alongside open-world RPG adventures.
While 'Droiders got their mitts on SmartGlass ahead of schedule last week, the iOS app has been rolled out conveniently in time for this week's Halo 4 launch, one of the few major game releases to support the SmartGlass feature. Other titles include Dance Central 3 and Forza Horizon.
The Xbox SmartGlass app for iPhone and iPad is available free from the app store. Customer reviews point out that it fails to support the 4in, 640 x 1136 display on the iPhone 5, however, sandwiching the app letterbox style. Sloppy. ®
The untalked about joys of iOS fragmentation..
"Customer reviews point out that it fails to support the 4in, 640 x 1136 display on the iPhone 5, however, sandwiching the app letterbox style. Sloppy. "
Yep, applications have to be rewritten on iOS, each time Apple device to do a new display aspect ration (which of course explains why the iPad Mini is stuck with fat format 4:3 of the iPad2).
>sandwiching the app letterbox style.
Get used to that sandwich.
not a new app
just had a quick look for it on my iPhone, and instead of giving me the option to install, as one would expect, it was offering me an 'update', I'm assuming to the existing 'My Xbox Live' app.