iOS Client Update and Other Cool Things to Come

Hello Guardians,

Last week, the iOS-people received their update packed with cool new features. (They also received a bug-fix update shortly after)

In summary:

  • Push notifications are live for iOS users. Users will be notified when Xur the Almighty arrives and when voting for Guardian Wishlist is open. Sorry this took a long time to implement; however the push notification system of iOS is nuts compared to Android.
  • In-app Purchases: You might be wondering what possible could be bought within Where is Xur? Well, the freedom not to see ads for a lifetime of course. The option to pay for removing ads was frequently being  asked by users; so I decided to implement it. To remove ads just go to the “Preferences” and follow the instructions. Please note that this is COMPLETELY OPTIONAL. Where is Xur? is still FREE to use – just like you are used to.

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What is Next?

Now that iOS is out of the way and put to rest; it is time to focus on the beloved Android. Although I won’t be able to work on the new version of Android until the 3rd week of June; here are the first things to change / implement:

  • Android client is receiving notifications only when Xur arrives. Why not when voting is open?
  • In-app Purchases: Android users also asked for the ability to remove ads -like a lot! After I sort some bureaucratic stuff with Uncle Google; I will be implementing this feature for Android, too.
  • I also aim to increase the stability of the app for the latest Android version. Android 6 or M. (aka Marshmallow)

 

And What is Next after “What is Next”?

I always wanted to make Guardian Wishlist more engaging. However that would take a good amount of time. I will have that time this summer and I will work on Guardian Wishlist to make it even more fun. On the top of my head; there is the social-media sharing feature. As of now; you can vote and see the most voted items of the week. You cannot see the list of the items you voted for this week. The first step will be to be able to see what you voted for this week. The natural next step will be sharing this glorious list of yours on the social media of your choice.

Who knows; we can even incorporate some gamification mechanism and let people earn points for correctly guessing what Xur will bring on a particular week(end).

Just keep your auto-update for Where is Xur? open.

– Serkan

 

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Changes to Xur in The Taken King

Hello Guardians,

As we get closer to the release date of the The Taken King; (09.15.2015) information on the the next major expansion is literally pouring down on us. I am calling The Taken King as an expansion; rather than DLC as the content is far richer compared to the first two DLCs and the price tag is twice the price of a regular DLC.

This post however; will only deal with the news and changes concerning our beloved friend; Xur.  Keep in mind that I will update this post as new information about him surfaces.

So this is what we know so far about the changes concerning Xur:

  • A new consumable item called The Three of Coins will be added to Xur’s inventory. It  basically increases the chances of you getting an exotic drop next time you face a boss.
  • There won’t be any new social spaces; hence Xur’s spawn locations can be thought to stay the same.

New Major Update: Upgrades, Curios, Item Prices and Guardian Wishlist

Here we are with another patch released for both Android and iOS.

This upgrade further increases the Xur information you can get from the app as well as a totally new feature to see what the guardians all over the world wish for the most.

Here are the patch notes:

– More Information: You can now see the upgrades and consumable items Xur is offering.
– Prices: Prices of exotic items and consumables are added.
– Guardian Wishlist: You can now vote for the exotic items you wish Xur to bring next week. You can also see what other Guardians wish for the most.

ANDROID ONLY
– Push Notifications: You may choose to receive notifications when Xur arrives to the Tower.

New Major Update Released – What is New with “Where is Xur?” Version 1.1.0?

Hello Guardians,

It has been quite some time since Where is Xur? the app received any updates. That is because we were preparing for a major overhaul of the app.

Where is Xur? was a perfectly functional app in terms of delivering what it promised. The exact location of Xur and his exotic items inventory; however the look & feel and the general UI layout of the app was less than ideal. We fixed that. With the help of my dear friend Jared van Eck (@jared_dean on Instragram), who is a talented web designer, we now have a whole new UI for the app. We also have some new cool features. So, now let’s see what is new:

  • The All-New UI: Sleek touch & feel.
  • Xur’s Arrival Time in your Local Timezone: You can now see the time Xur will return in your own timezone.
  • Icons of Exotic Items: You can now see the in-game icons of the exotic items Xur sells.
  • Reduced Network Usage: Network usage has been dramatically reduced.
  • New App Icon to reflect the new UI design.

Now, here are the screens: where is xur the app new screenswhere is xur the app new screens

Android Update (Version 1.0.2) Released

A new update for android (version 1.0.2) has been released. This update is mainly a bug-fix and optimization update.

Here are the version notes:

  • Fixed a bug that caused the app to crash when it could not detect an internet connection.
  • Improved optimization: The app will run faster and more stable.
  • Fixed minor bugs.

First Major Update Released – What is New with “Where is Xur?” Version 1.0.1?

Hello Guardians,

The first major update for “Where is Xur?” the app has been released and is live as of now. If you did not get an update notification from the Google Play yet, you can manually check within your Google Play app.

What new features comes with this version? – What is new with this version? 

Xur’s Exotic Items’ List
  • You are now able to see what Xur is selling this week and what he offered last week within the app.

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Refresh Button
  • You can now refresh the location page without leaving the app. This eliminates the necessity of closing and relauching the app to get an update on Xur’s location.

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When Exactly Does Xur Arrive to the Tower and When Does He Leave?

“Where is Xur?” the app aims to locate and find where Xur, the most anticipated NPC of Destiny the game is and show his exact location on the Tower map as well as the exotic items he is selling for the week, with one single tap. Download the current version here: NEWavailable_ontheappstore Download Where is Xur App

Hello Guardians, While I was searching on the net and destiny forums; I realized that the exact time of Xur’s arrival and departure is blurry. People state different times without stating their timezone; hence the confusion. Xur:

  • arrives exactly at 09:00 AM GMT (UTC) on Friday mornings
  • leaves exactly at 09:00 AM GMT (UTC)  on Sunday mornings

You can use the timezone converter here to find out what 09:00 AM GMT (UTC) converts to, in your timezone. So no, Xur is not really with us for the weekends. He is with us on Fridays and Saturdays. Hope this clears somethings up.