One of my hobbies when not building software is woodworking. Woodworking is a reductive craft. You start with raw materials, which are generally larger than what you intend to build and you reduce them with tools until you have something beautiful and refined. I often use woodworking analogies to describe software problems and processes, but in reality building software works pretty differently. When making an app you start with virtually nothing and you build and build until you have some raw materials, then you refine to create something beautiful.
This morning we did a little more sanding on Wordament WP7. V2.2 should be available shortly and will reduce how often you see “Can’t connect to Xbox LIVE” or “Can’t connect to Wordament.net”. While there are still situations where those errors will legitimately display themselves, they are now even more resilient to network failures. If you have had connectivity issues with previous versions of Wordament this build should help.
We would love to hear from you if you are on v2.2 and experiencing improved connectivity.
John / Manthor10