So last week, I promised all Xblaze iPhone users Communities (clans/guilds) support.
Those waiting will be happy to know that today I submitted Xblaze 1.1 to the App Store reviewers. Xblaze 1.1 contains the communities support that I promised, and it’s working really nicely, if I do say so myself.
I’m hoping that the update won’t get held up too long being reviewed, and that you can all get hold of it soon.
Meanwhile, check out the screenshorts of clan Xblaze’s communities support:
Xblaze iPhone Communities Support
Also in this update is
- Manage your Xfire preferences
- Turn nicknames on and off
- Hide/show offline friends
- Hide/show friends of friends
- Hide/show timestamps in chats
- Numerous bug fixes
- Prevent a crash when a friend logs off while you’re chatting to them
- Corrected ability to add friends of friends or clan mates to your friend list
- Corrected the behaviour that allowed a user to attempt to delete a Friend of Friend from the FoF group (which also prevents a crash)
- Spruced up the Xblaze icon somewhat, looks a little flashier.
So I hope you all enjoy this eagerly anticipated update. And thank you all for your continued support for Xblaze!
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The next version of Xblaze iPhone will contain a major new feature that has been asked about since its release. That ferature is Clan Support.
Clan support is definitely being worked on for Xblaze iPhone and is getting pretty close to being releasable. The current implementation is currently integrating the clan as a group within your friends list, kind of like a custom friend group, but not managed by you.
I have a better way to display the clan groups (and it’ll be sexy, I promise), so don’t get attached to this method, this screen shot is just to show that clans are working so far!
Clan Support in Xblaze iPhone
You may notice the “Communities” tab at the bottom-middle of the screen. If you don’t know, Xfire don’t call clans “clans” anymore. They’re called Communities now, so that’s the official title. And that’s where the better clan (community) interface is going to go.
Hope you’re excited!
PS. At some point – when I have time – I will merge all these new Xfire features that are in the iPhone version back into the Adium plugin. I’m sorry it’s taking so long, but all my time is being used up by the iPhone version and real life.
Just got the email last night that Xblaze iPhone 1.0.2 is now live on the App Store .
New in this update:
- Better support for Avatars
- Xblaze iPhone will now download the same avatar that is shown on your Xfire profile page, regardless of whether it is a custom upload, a screenshot clipping, a gallery avatar or the default Xfire avatar.
- Avatars are cached properly, Xblaze no longer relies on the system level cache, and the avatars are written to the filesystem for faster loading and to prevent unnecessary network access
- A few UI tweaks, mainly using a grey selection style for the table cells and a new icon to dismiss the keyboard in the chat view.
Go grab it!
Holy cow! An Update?!
Ladies and gentlemen, I proudly present to you Xblaze 1.0.
I’ve rewritten Xblaze from the ground up as a brand new Adium plugin using the MacFire Xfire communication library (thanks to Archon). This means no more XfireLib. While XfireLib served Xblaze pretty well, it was responsible for 90% of its problems. Since XfireLib seems to have ceased active development, I decided it was time to move away from it.
Xblaze 1.0 requires Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard and Adium 1.4 beta
So what’s new?
- Completely rewritten from the ground up
- No more XfireLib
- Xblaze now uses the foundation that MacFire was built on (Thanks Archon!)
- No regression
- Xblaze supports all the features that it did in previous versions
- Multiple Accounts
- Tightly integrated with Adium
- Search for other Xfire users
Head on over to the Download page and try it out.