More than a video game, Destiny is intended to be a social experience that extends well beyond the software that keeps you rooted in front of your entertainment center. With the Destiny Companion, we enable you to connect to Bungie, the preferred members of your Fireteam, the greater community at large, and even your own Guardian. Our goal is to let you plan your next adventure wherever life finds you.
Today, we’re excited to deploy an update that will improve those tools and make them more accessible. Here is User Experience Design Lead David Sinclair with some thoughts about what motivated the team as they went back to the anvil to hammer out some enhancements.
: For some time now, we’ve been working to bring the Companion to even more devices. Alongside the entire mobile development team, Designer John Stvan
, Engineer Evan Hwang,
and Engineer John Shaffstall
have put together a true iPad version of the app and I’m pleased to announce that as of right now you can download the new Destiny Companion on the iPad App store
The work required to bring the Destiny Companion to iPad also gave us the opportunity to make a number of improvements for iPhone users. Details and imagery follow below. We believe that this update puts us in a great place to continue to make additions and improvements going forward.
The improvements have been well-received during our own testing. Many people on the Bungie team have been using and enjoying this new and improved Destiny Companion experience for the last few weeks. We hope that you enjoy it too.
Check out some of the features of the new and emboldened application…
- Browse all of the latest and greatest Community Creations
- Rate your favorites and help us create new legends
- Search for Gear across all your Characters and your Vault
- Easily equip or transfer gear ideal for specific missions
- Track your progress in completing Bounties, Quests, and earning Reputation
- Change up which Quests and Bounties you want to track in game
- See all the Activities available in Destiny
- Track your progress through Raids and Weekly Missions
- View the Missions and Activities you have yet to complete this week
- Track the progress of your friends to see who else has Activities to complete
You can download everything you see here (and more) in the iTunes store
right now. Give it a whirl and let us know what you think in the #Feedback forum. And, as always, thanks for being the sort of community that inspires us to make cool stuff to enhance your hobby.