Unofficial Xbox Live app for iPhone

Watch a few of your friends.

Enterprising developers have been flooding the new iTunes App Store with games over the past month, and now developer Nicholas Pike has introduced an application for tracking your Xbox Live friends on iPhone and iPod touch.

IXboxLive costs GBP 0.59 / USD 0.99 and allows you to add around a dozen gamertags to its friends list before loading times reach an unacceptable level, according to its author, but due to limitations with the Xbox Community Developer SDK it does not allow you to keep an eye on your entire friends list.

For those players you do track, however, you will be able to see what they are playing, their gamer picture, their current gamerscore, reputation and location, and a list of their most recent games, including scores and when they last played.

Since its launch late last week, Pike has updated his site to acknowledge a few bugs likely to be fixed in the next version, and promises more updates soon.

If you're lucky enough to have found an iPhone 3G in the UK (or wherever) since its launch, and can't wait for the next version or for Microsoft to do something official, you can grab iXboxLive from the App Store now.

Look out for our thoughts on the iPhone's gaming performance and reviews of some of the system's best-selling games in the next few days. Yes, we had to queue as well.

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