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SFBanks
01-11-2011, 10:45 AM
For those of you interested the official Playstation App has been released today for Iphone and Android.

It is pretty basic at the moment and shows you who is online and lets you see your trophies etc.

You can also search all games and see a blurb on each one.

Hopefully they will update with more stuff like remote play for GT5!

wilmh
01-11-2011, 02:21 PM
What's it called? I looked and didn't see anything that appeared to be "official".

I'd love to be able to see who is online, add new friends, and read/send messages. Some of the "apps" out there just steal your login info and don't work. (not that I've used them)

theczech99
01-11-2011, 03:33 PM
Official Sony PlayStation App Releases on Apple iTunes Store – My Impressions
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retweetSony have today released an official PlayStation app on the Apple iTunes Store, which is destined to become a regular fixture in your gaming information gathering. The app is completely free and with it you can keep an eye on your friends status, view and compare trophies while also monitoring the latest news direct from PlayStation.com and the PlayStation Blog.

So let’s take a closer look at some of the features:

Once you have signed in to your PlayStation Network account, you can then visit the ‘My PSN’ section to view your friends and compare trophies. The friends list shows their online status, when they were last online if not currently connected, chosen avatar and of course whether they have signed up to the PlayStation Plus subscription.

Tapping the name reveals their impressive trophy collection with statistics on how many they have unlocked within each category be it Bronze, Silver, Gold and those elusive Platinum awards. Total number of trophies are also displayed alone with their overall level. A button at the bottom of the screen gives you the opportunity to gloat and compare trophies, which at the moment reveals an overall percentage rather than an individual trophy selection – maybe this will come later.

The next category on your main menu is the ‘News & Blog’ section. As the name suggests, this area gives you a mobile view of the official PlayStation.com news and PlayStation Blog websites. There are options to filter the news by Latest, PSN, PS3, PSP and even PS2. At the bottom of an individual post you can also share the news on Twitter, Facebook and by Email.

‘Browse all Games’ allow you to browse all the games available from their immense catalogue featuring screenshots, descriptions, release date, number of players and so on. Again the list can be filtered by platform and even genre.

Finally ‘More Then Games’ shows off the services, peripherals and more besides that you can enjoy with PlayStation hardware, which is just another filter really for the PlayStation.com news.

Conclusion
For a first release, the Official PlayStation app works very well indeed, with swish animations and the basic information you need to admire your prowess as a gamer and check whether your best bud is online for a game or two. I am sure in future updates the functionality and detail will increase and there is certainly no reason why any owner of a Sony PlayStation3 with an Apple iPhone or iPod Touch should ignore this free app release.

Beano
01-11-2011, 07:46 PM
I can't find it in the app store. Whats the official name of the app?

Ps: Czech I would take that car out easy with an rpg.

johnboy
01-11-2011, 08:35 PM
Even I have managed to find it guys, I searched on the Android store for Playstation and one of the apps came up as 'Playstation Official App', makers are Sony Computer Entertainment. It's got to be that one, I can't see that it would be called anything different in the App Store.

EDIT

I have looked into it in more depth, it says it has been released by Sony Computer Entertainment (Europe)

http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/playstation-official-app/id410896080?mt=8

wilmh
01-12-2011, 09:34 AM
Even I have managed to find it guys, I searched on the Android store for Playstation and one of the apps came up as 'Playstation Official App', makers are Sony Computer Entertainment. It's got to be that one, I can't see that it would be called anything different in the App Store.

EDIT

I have looked into it in more depth, it says it has been released by Sony Computer Entertainment (Europe)

http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/playstation-official-app/id410896080?mt=8
How weird. I can't find it, or pull it up using your link above on my iPhone 3Gs.

I guess I'll try the link at home tonight and find it through itunes.

johnboy
01-12-2011, 09:35 AM
Even I have managed to find it guys, I searched on the Android store for Playstation and one of the apps came up as 'Playstation Official App', makers are Sony Computer Entertainment. It's got to be that one, I can't see that it would be called anything different in the App Store.

EDIT

I have looked into it in more depth, it says it has been released by Sony Computer Entertainment (Europe)

http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/playstation-official-app/id410896080?mt=8
How weird. I can't find it, or pull it up using your link above on my iPhone 3Gs.

I guess I'll try the link at home tonight and find it through itunes.

Thats why!

theczech99
01-12-2011, 09:37 AM
This app is not available for iPhone users in the US. It’s only available in Europe right now. :tongue:

wilmh
01-12-2011, 12:12 PM
This app is not available for iPhone users in the US. It’s only available in Europe right now. :tongue:
I saw that, but I've seen other app's from the UK that were available in the US. (unless they had both a US and a UK version that looked identical and I just wasn't paying attention.)

I figured that since I found it on my PC here at work, that I'd be able to find it at home.

theczech99
01-12-2011, 12:21 PM
This app is not available for iPhone users in the US. It’s only available in Europe right now. :tongue:
I saw that, but I've seen other app's from the UK that were available in the US. (unless they had both a US and a UK version that looked identical and I just wasn't paying attention.)

I figured that since I found it on my PC here at work, that I'd be able to find it at home.
I tried to DL it to my laptop but itunes would not let me. I hope they add it to the US itunes apps soon. I have the myPSN app and it works pretty good and it's also free.

wilmh
01-12-2011, 12:52 PM
This app is not available for iPhone users in the US. It’s only available in Europe right now. :tongue:
I saw that, but I've seen other app's from the UK that were available in the US. (unless they had both a US and a UK version that looked identical and I just wasn't paying attention.)

I figured that since I found it on my PC here at work, that I'd be able to find it at home.
I tried to DL it to my laptop but itunes would not let me. I hope they add it to the US itunes apps soon. I have the myPSN app and it works pretty good and it's also free.
I looked at that, but saw a lot of negative comments.

I've been hesitant to use some of those "non-official" apps because I don't want to compromise my password when I have a credit card attached to the account.