There are a number of wonderful applications available for the iPhone, ranging from useful to simply entertaining, but one thing that many gamers would like to see is a program that would allow them to access their Xbox Live accounts. Certainly not a necessity, but such an application would be useful for reading new announcements, seeing what the upcoming Community events are, checking who's online and what they're playing, and maybe sending them a message like, "I'll be home in fifteen minutes, want to go a few rounds in Left 4 Dead?"
At the moment, there are a few different items in the App Store tied to Xbox Live in different ways, but most of them have their fair share of weaknesses; even the best of them are still limited. All of them, though, are available for free. Read on if you're interested in which ones are actually worth your time and which ones should be avoided.