New Features in OpenXLive 0.9.6: Data Analysis and More
In the latest release of OpenXLive version 0.9.6, it added
the support of online data analysis, a long awaited feature requested by many
OpenXLive developers. Now with 0.9.6 update, developers can view real time data
and trend of Game Session and User numbers, and analyze their products to
improve user viscosity.
Besides data analysis, version 0.9.6 also added support for
Silverlight Themes and Tombstone mechanism. This version is the last update before
Windows Phone 7 Mango update. OpenXLive for Mango is under development right
now and it will bring more exciting features to the OpenXLive community.
1. Data Query and Analysis
As part of our improvements for better developer support on
OpenXLive, we’ll provide a series of backend data analysis tools to help
developers examine how their games are played in real world scenarios.OpenXLive game backend data available for
query and analysis include user count, device count, game session count, game
session durations, geographical distribution of users, customized events, and
In Data Analysis, it now shows trending graph of game sessions
and active users, analytical summary data (e.g. user count, game session count,
and average game session duration), and weekly game session count.
2. Support for Windows Phone applications
We’ve added support for Windows Phone applications in
OpenXLive. As a result, like games developed based on OpenXLive platform,
applications can benefit from data analysis and cross promotion provided by
OpenXLive. Applications can now be promoted in OpenXLive App/Game list with
much better user exposures. Online data analysis also helps applications to get
first hand usage data.
3. Improvements for games with customized Startup UIs
OpenXLive provides default Startup UI for games based on
OpenXLive. However, some game developers may choose to use their own Startup
UIs for better user experience and differentiation. In 0.9.6, we’ve added
better support for user defined Startup UI, and updated the API interface. API
OpenSession is provided in XLiveFormManager to open a game session. Please
refer to SDK document for more details.
4. Support for Silverlight Theme and Tombstone
We’ve added the support for Silverlight Theme with white
background and Tombstone. This will ensure OpenXLive games developed with
Silverlight will run more smoothly on Windows Phone 7.