iTrophies for the iPhone


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.

itrophies_mainI 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.

itrophies_gamesSo, 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.

itrophies_singleUsing 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.

iTrophies


Written by: Blackstaffer - News Contributor


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  1. #1 by PS3 iTrophies on April 29th, 2009

    Hi there,

    Thanks for reviewing my app, I know that “I wish I did it feeling” all too well :)

  2. #2 by kalel52 on April 29th, 2009

    Any chance of making a Blackerry Version for the Blackberry App World store?

  3. #3 by Nash on April 29th, 2009

    I’d like the promo code please!

  4. #4 by Cpotey on April 29th, 2009

    I can’t try this app – I can’t afford to put money on itunes at the moment – it looks amazing!

    I’ve tried PS3 Trophies – but it doesn’t support PSN IDs or as much trophies (or updates) however, iTrophies, from what the author is saying, does!!

    iTrophies looks brilliant – could I ask to be included into this draw to get a promotional code, please?

  5. #5 by John on April 30th, 2009

    Sheesh, the amount of widespread ripoff happening on the iPhone is still astounding.

  6. #6 by ZeroZeroSettete on April 30th, 2009

    it would be great to have the promotional code!!

  7. #7 by Niels R. on April 30th, 2009

    “Random” is my middle name! ;o)

  8. #8 by Henning on April 30th, 2009 [ 0 Points ]

    John: what are you talking about?

  9. #9 by Henning on May 3rd, 2009 [ 0 Points ]

    Nash: randomness has chosen you! Look in your inbox.

  10. #10 by Nash on May 4th, 2009

    Sweet, thanks Henning! Me and randomness have been at odds lately so this is great. Works as advertised, good stuff.

  11. #11 by HannaZ23 on June 16th, 2010 [ 120 Points ]

    Everyone is already lining up to get the new Apple iPhone 4G; indicating once more that Americans are lemmings. Even though iPhone has made a name for itself, I do not find it any more functional than many of its competition phones. The greatest flaw I discovered with the iPhone was it had to many constraints, too much I could not access, and also to many costly add-on’s. AT&T gave you extraordinary prices and phones; than if they were big enough they ripped it all away making room to benefit from customers again. While thousands of individuals are getting payday advances to get on the 4G waiting list, I think I will stick to the other carriers supplying practical 3G phones. Everybody seems to be excited to these new iphones that apple is selling.But once you want to purchase one of these iphones you will need to have a large amount of money to be able to purchase an iphone.


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