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4-29-2009 @ 11:41PM
Or maybe the armory costs money to operate, and all these iPhone apps are eating up their bandwidth, and Blizzard's just a bit concerned about that.
4-29-2009 @ 11:48PM
Except the people that are using the app would just use the armory site anyway if they didn't have it...might be a slight increase in bandwidth due to these apps but I doubt it's anything substantial.
4-30-2009 @ 12:02AM
No more than the other Armory-querying sites out there, and as far as we know, Blizzard isn't shutting any of those down. I agree that bandwidth may be a problem, but I doubt it -- there are tons of other services and sites pulling bandwidth off the Armory and Blizzard hasn't gone after any of them.
4-30-2009 @ 12:14AM
>Except the people that are using the app would just use the armory site anyway if they didn't have it.Sure, some of them will use the armory site, some of the time. That's why it is there. Most of the time anyway.However, most people won't be at their computes as much as they have their iphones with them. Which means they'd use the armory less. So it'd be less of a bother on the bandwidth.As far as the other services go, maybe they'll receive some letters too. Or maybe Blizzard just accepts their usage as it is somewhat limited compared to the iPhone's. I dunno, not in on the Blizzard decision process. For all we know it's AT&T driving it.
4-30-2009 @ 6:17AM
I thought that one of the reasons why they are using xml is to make it easier for 3rd party apps to access armory data.Just load a char in armory and look at the webpage source: it's basically asking to be parsed.
4-30-2009 @ 6:35AM
Looks to me like they wanted to crack down on the guys selling it for money and the legal team simply went for every iphone app rather than the valued ones
4-30-2009 @ 9:39AM
That may be, but then how is any IPhone based armory application anydifferent than using Safari (on the IPhone) to browse the armory? Pulling down a whole web page is going to consume more bandwidththan pulling down the raw data. Depending on how the app is written of course.
4-30-2009 @ 11:50AM
I'd like to point out http://microarmory.com/Which works just fine on iphone browser and actually better than the ap.
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