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Gaming Veteran Robin Burrowes Moving to Help Develop App Store for Apple

  • Author: Justin Taylor
  • Filed under: App Store
  • Date: Feb 2,2012

Robin Burrowes AppleApple has brought on another veteran gaming expert to help develop their App Store. Robin Burrowes, a former marketing manager over at Microsoft and Xbox will be a major addition to the App Store and gaming focus for Apple. In Burrowes’ his time at Xbox he was in charge of Xbox live for the UK, playing a major role in the dashboard update last year as he attended several conferences all over the globe. His seven years of experience working for Xbox and Xbox Live should be a big addition to the gaming aspect of the App Store.

His previous time working on Xbox materials are likely to phase into new ideas involved with the App Store in general and with its games. This comes at a time when the App Store and Apple’s products are hitting a new height in popularity. Their new products have been successful for years, but the dropping prices in refurbished iPhone- and iPad-models have brought the older versions of their products into even more homes. Read the rest of this entry »

Microsoft making Xbox Live applications free

  • Author: Mr Sandeman
  • Filed under: iPhone
  • Date: Aug 22,2008

iXbox Live, Microsoft, 1337pwn, 1337pwn XBOX Live Friends, iPhone, iPhone 3GLast week we wrote about iXboxLive, an app of $0.99 that allows you to see what your Xbox Live buddies are doing while you’re on the road. 1337pwn is a developer of one of those Xbox Live applications, even a Xbox Live Community Developer working for Microsoft worked on this app. Now the app is available for free:

“Microsoft is halting the sale of any Xbox Live related applications in the iTunes App Store. As official XCDP developers, we’ve always been cooperative as they’ve been consistently great to us. Per a conversation with them this morning, they will let us continue distributing our application for FREE.”

This is off course bad news for all developers who put their work and money in these apps. 1337pwn’s iPhone app called ‘1337pwn XBOX Live Friends’ is now available for free in the App Store.