UPDATE: FWIW, I purchased and reviewed the app without prompting from the author. Now he sent me a promo code to give away to one of my readers. Neat, huh? So whoever wants it, please reply to this post. I’ll pick someone at random in a couple days.
I wish I could have written this app. As software developers, we sometimes come across apps and think that hey, that’s cool, I wish I had done that. iTrophies is like that, especially considering that I’m an iPhone developer myself. It’s an app that lets you check out your own personal Trophies on your iPhone. It logs into the European PlayStation website, and gets your Trophy information. (I assume it does this by scraping the site. I wish I knew how he does it so that I can do it too!)
That mention of the European website was not by mistake. You have to have logged into eu.playstation.com at least once for this app to work. I’ve seen one bad review of this app complaining that you can’t even log in. My guess is that the reviewer didn’t log in to the website first.
So, just like logging into eu.playstation.com or killzone.com or wherever else, you specify your email address and password, and you’re in! The main screen gives you the option of remembering the un/pw combo or not. I don’t know why you wouldn’t, it just saves time. I wish, however, that if the un/pw were saved, that the app would go ahead and log in right away instead of taking the extra step of prompting you.
Once you’re in the app, you see all your trophy totals. You see your PSN id along platinum, gold, silver, and bronze trophy counts. All the screens including this one are all a little low on the pizazz scale, but the developer is already working on version 2 with an improved GUI. I’m looking forward to that.
Using the tab bar you can also select your games and an about page.
The games page is exactly what you’d expect – a list of your games that you’ve earned trophies for.
When you touch a game you see trophy counts for that game, plus the list of trophies you do and do not have. If you click on an individual trophy, you can do a YouTUBE search for a video that would hopefully help you earn that trophy. I haven’t tried that part.
The about page is pretty typical, though it has what looks like links but aren’t.
For a measly $2, I think this app is a steal. It does exactly what it says it does, and I can’t think of anything that’s missing.
Written by: Blackstaffer
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