DangerDavis

XBOX One App

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Would it be possible to add support for the Xbox? I believe that there might be a market for it. 

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Can you expound on this? I see a market for this as well, but there are a lot of hurdles to get over.

The way Synergy currently works there has to be an application running on each device that sits in the background as a service. Third-party applications for consoles are usually foreground, high-level, non system-service programs that have a clear start and end to their run-time and do not allow any interaction with any other applications or their data (for security purposes).

This could not be released as a normal stand-alone item on the store, but would have to be partnered effort with Microsoft, and the licensing conversations alone could be a nightmare.

 

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30 minutes ago, JDDoesIT said:

Can you expound on this? I see a market for this as well, but there are a lot of hurdles to get over.

The way Synergy currently works there has to be an application running on each device that sits in the background as a service. Third-party applications for consoles are usually foreground, high-level, non system-service programs that have a clear start and end to their run-time and do not allow any interaction with any other applications or their data (for security purposes).

This could not be released as a normal stand-alone item on the store, but would have to be partnered effort with Microsoft, and the licensing conversations alone could be a nightmare.

 

You are probably right about this. I hadn't thought about the applications only running one at a time on the Xbox. I was just hoping there was a way to add this support so that I can seemlesly move between PC and Xbox.

Microsoft seems open to making their platform more appealing to a greater range of people. Maybe all it would take is for someone to ask the right person at Microsoft and they could make it happen. 

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