Using my Xbox Live data service?

If you’ve written an app, private or public, using my data feed of Xbox live info I’d really appreciate it if you’d let me know. This isn’t a required ‘sign-up’, but I want to start to keep track so that I could possibly create a page listing all the sites using it, and it may also be useful to be able to contact folks if I need to make a change or take the service down for an hour or so. Just comment on this post, or drop me a line at

Using my Xbox Live data service?

33 Responses

  1. Cool, I didn’t even know that you wrote something like this. Awesome!

    Christian Liensberger April 4, 2008 at 11:41 am #
  2. I’m using your data feed on the website

    Carsinigin April 4, 2008 at 2:57 pm #
  3. i used it for a clan list and leaderboard on

    steven brown April 7, 2008 at 8:31 pm #
  4. I’m using it too but the project is currently work in progress and not only yet. I hope that it’s possible to include the bio, location and name information. 🙂

    Michael April 8, 2008 at 9:09 am #
  5. I’m using it currently on my website, Though, I am hoping to be miraculously chosen for the XCDP programm at

    Eric April 15, 2008 at 3:55 am #
  6. My website in in my name. as i mentioned in my email, AWESOME service, and i hope you can implement a “metatag” service as well.

    Scott Deason April 18, 2008 at 11:31 pm #
  7. I’m using it for some graphing stuff at and for a Vista sidebar gadget at

    Thank you so much for this API, it’s amazing!

    Patrick Cavit April 21, 2008 at 5:15 pm #
  8. has your api been on a go slow the last few days?

    my friends list takes ages to load at first i thought it was script, then i tried a second host but it didnt fix it so i thought i would ask if its your fault 😛

    steven brown April 26, 2008 at 3:09 am #
  9. I’m currently using it on

    Thank you.

    Mike Simmonds April 26, 2008 at 9:57 am #
  10. I created a plug-in for Invision Power Board. Users registered on the forums have a XBL Info tab located on their personal profiles. When you click the tab it displays their gamer card info and a list of games played and raw number of points and achievements. The script caches data on the website as an xml file and will not create more than one web request for the same gamer tag in less than 60 seconds to avoid hammering the service. PHP using CURL, simplexml and your API made this easy! Thanks again!

    AnimuX June 1, 2008 at 8:14 pm #
  11. I’m also using the API to list the online status of my gaming clan members on the website. This script grabs member data from the forums mysql dbase then accesses the API and caches the xml data (to avoid multiple hits in less than 60 seconds). The final output is a nice list the clan can use to see who is on Xbox Live and what game they’re currently playing.

    AnimuX June 1, 2008 at 10:43 pm #
  12. I am! 🙂 And I have to say, its rather good. Thanks for the great service!

    CreepinJesus June 3, 2008 at 9:11 pm #
  13. Dude, I love it!

    potatoz June 30, 2008 at 12:18 am #
  14. Thank you for making this data available. I’ve been doing some widget/gadget development and I’ve tapped the simple GET page to provide XBox Live ID data to an iGoogle gadget. I’ve not officially “published” it at this time, but I’m happy to share a URL if there’s any interest.

    Adam Werner July 13, 2008 at 6:17 am #
  15. I’m using your API for an AppleScript Adium Xtra located here:

    Mark Castro July 16, 2008 at 2:08 am #
  16. Ooops, sorry for double posting but my previous comment got cut off somehow. Anyway the link is


    Mark Castro July 16, 2008 at 2:11 am #

    I really appreciate this service.. I hope it never goes away. I think it may be very difficult to find this data any other way. It appeared to be down for a couple of days a few days ago and I almost cried. 🙂

    You are a good man! 🙂

    Danny July 17, 2008 at 7:29 am #
  18. I am currently working on incorporating it into a project of mine. THANK GOD FOR GOOGLE. SEARCHED FOREVER TO FIND THIS AND AM VERY GLAD I DID!!! anyway seems to be having some trouble, my gamertag was working fine for about 3 hrs while I worked on the script and then stopped, works for other gamertags though. Oh well, hey its a great free service and is much appreciated. Will provide link when the project is finished.

    Michael B July 20, 2008 at 9:38 pm #
  19. Wotcha,

    For her birthday, I set up a site to allow my Missus to assign me “achievements” to earn round the house etc:

    It uses your feed to incorporate my “real” achievement/gamer details. Something i’ll probably expand out more in future.

    Let me know if you want more info!

    Gareth Edwards July 21, 2008 at 11:16 am #
  20. Also, just as others have mentioned it, i noticed that the feed is occasionally unavailable as well.

    My “tip” (not that its exactly a massive insight) to peeps who are finding this is to make the request only when necessary and store it as a session variable or similar.

    Limits hits to Duncan’s service and, lets be honest, most stuff doesn’t need exactly-to-that-minute data!

    Gareth Edwards July 21, 2008 at 12:28 pm #
  21. We use this service on our norwegian Xbox 360 community site,, to display online status and track gamescore for our members.

    Ivar Breivik July 21, 2008 at 9:09 pm #
  22. I’ve emailed you several times, with no response. I started using your service to generate a webpage of Online friends to check from our iPhones, but my connection was blocked by your servers. I would appreciate if you email me back so we can work out the technical problem.


    Jorge Asch July 24, 2008 at 1:24 am #
  23. Great service.
    We use it on our site to display Xbox live status and scores for our members.

    Atteman July 24, 2008 at 10:33 am #
  24. Heya, Just wanted to thank you.

    I’m using it over on for some of our gamers. I really appreciate the service you provide here.


    SmokestormX July 26, 2008 at 2:12 am #
  25. I found that someone had written an information tab for IPB and was inspired to write a similar setup for vbulletin.
    This is still in development stages and the only places it can be seen is at and
    If you view any members forum profile, you will see a tab titled Xbox Live Info which displays the users games using your feed.
    I hope to integrate this into a vbulletin Product that I am currently writing using API from one of my sites
    I dont have the XCDP so I am very limited on what and how I accomplish things.

    Dudditz August 17, 2008 at 11:18 pm #
  26. Thanks for the service, I love it! It’s a shame that microsoft doen’t have an official service like this that is open to the public.

    I’m planning to use this on a currently “unannounced” web project to verify a gamertag exists and gather profile information. I’ll post a link once the site is launched.

    UL Legend FR August 18, 2008 at 6:07 pm #
  27. This service is great.. I've been searching all over for something like this and I find myself fortunate to have stumbled onto you! We are developing something for our website

    Thanks so much!

    Vindictive February 11, 2009 at 1:33 pm #
  28. Thanks for all the great info folks!

    Duncan Mackenzie February 14, 2009 at 5:18 pm #
  29. Great service, I am trying to use this for a gamertracking site which will allow for gamerscore competitions on specific games.

    dave-0 February 18, 2009 at 1:52 pm #
  30. Currently using this XBL data feed for a site I am developing called (social networking sit for gamers). Your services are much appreciated and add a VERY valuable feature to the user experience. I cache information for at least two hours to help keep bandwidth use down. THANKS!

    Justin Kalland February 20, 2009 at 1:25 am #
  31. Thanks for this Service! Great Work! I’m using your Service for a little Leaderboard-Mod (

    Is it possible to get detailed information about the user-achievements?

    DaG Morpheus February 20, 2009 at 6:31 am #
  32. Great API!!!
    We use it for our Video-Game-Page fore more Details about the Xbox Live Account of every User…

    An Example of my Profile ->

    Zak February 23, 2009 at 12:45 pm #
  33. It doesnt work now :/

    elias January 11, 2012 at 3:51 am #

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