January 01, 2006
XBox Live - the missing API
XBox Live is accessible from your XBox (obviously) and also online (via My XBox). However only a subset of information is available via the Web interface. Wouldn't it be cool if you could also check out say ongoing PGR3 races via the Web? Say via an RSS feed.
But you know what's really missing? An API. Then I can imagine some really cool mashups resulting by combining the XBox Live API with say Google Maps. Anyone know if something like this is being planned?
Posted by Matthew at January 1, 2006 07:15 PM
I wish. I posed this question to Major Nelson well over a year ago on the Xbox.com forums, but never heard back. Even a simple API to get at your friends list, etc. would be nice. However, they're so tied to the Passport login system that I don't think an open API is even on their minds.
Posted by: Chris at January 9, 2006 11:02 PM