Well, ive had another fantastic day off of doing nothing. I love it!!!
So decided id do a little more work with the Xbox API. There is stacks of user information available on there and you just need to go through and takes the bits you need.
We have not started logging mottos and locations aswell as user bios just so we can customise xBonx to your personal needs. You can see some of the new features modelled on @Cadab’s page.
It is in your best interest to keep your xbox live profile up-to-date. You can do so by clicking here: https://live.xbox.com/en-GB/MyXbox/GamerProfile
Ive been playing with xBonx quite a bit today thinking of and adding some new features to the service.
Today i have finished off adding some logic that is going to start timing a user online sessions.
I already have some logic that updates a users profile to see if there online or offline and then posts it on there profile.
So i implemented logic to log into a table when a user comes online and then it wont update the end time until the user turns there xbox off.
Now i have got the logic recording the time some starts playing a game and the time someone finishes i can write some logic to work out the time the user has been online and hopefully sort it into online times per day and then make some nice graphs and charts.
The whole idea behind xBonx was to collect and create the most stats we can for user and ther xbox.
More ideas will be coming soon.
I had a bit of spare time today so i decided i would work on some more of the back end control for xBonx.com.
Games are added automatically. When the system adds a users log it checks to see if the game they are playing is in the database. If the game is not it is added.
The system will then send an email to a xBonx admin member who will be able to review a game the added game and add more information like game image and descriptions and anything else that applys. Other than doing this in the PHP MyAdmin there was no other way you could edit a game.
So i decided id make a quick way to manage games and edit there details in the admin section of the website.
It was really simple to do and has worked quite nice. Using the same ammended code as i wrote for the award manager i came up with something like this.
This will tell me what new games have been added and if they need reviewing or extra details adding.
I want to make it (In the near future) get the information it needs automatically at the time the game is added using an xbox RSS or API but for the mean time, this does the job nicely.
Recently this past week since some minor updates from the weekend there has been an error in the awarding of kings.
They where getting announced, and tweeted, but where not saving to the database.
This problem has now been resolved and i hope they work to there full extent from now on.
Was thinking today that not everyone who plays xBox Live is male. Maybe the majority are, but there is still some females out there who are teaching males around the world a thing or two.
So i decided to implement some code into xBonx to discriminate between sexes to make it fair for everyone.
When you register on xBonx (Above), we now grab your sex (The one saved on your Xbox Live profile) and we add it to our database with the rest of your details.
We can then personalise the site by send tweets with his & her or king & queen in.
Its just something very little, but will make a big difference.
Just writing this post as I purchased a new domain the other day, but didn’t want to post anything until the DNS had been set up.
The site is now running under its offcial name of xBonx.com.
The old URL (x.Bonxy.net) will stay will to.
You can access your user accounts just by typing your Xbox Live gamertag after the forward slash.