Xbox LIVE Community Developer Program (XCDP)

We're happy to re-announce the Community Developer Program! This is your opportunity to stay up to date on the latest changes to the Xbox LIVE® Gamercard data feed. Program members gain access to a private forum group where additional nodes and updates to the Gamercard XML feed will be discussed. Developers will also receive a special Forums icon to identify them as members of the program.

Program Update

We are overwhelmed at the response from the development community in helping grow the importance of XCDP in the overall community experience.

If you have not applied yet, please feel free to submit your application for future consideration. We will only be accepting a small number of new applicants a month, but the more interest we receive the better cause we have to expand the program. Before applying please read the Community Developer Terms of Use.

We thank everyone for their keen interest in this program, and look forward to bringing on new developers.

How to Apply

For future program consideration please send us an email with the following:


  • Name:  
  • Type: (Web, Widget, Mobile (& Platform), etc.)
  • URL:
  • Description:
  • Country/Region:
  • Estimated daily hits:
    • Gamercard requests per day:
    • Presence requests per day:

Designated Technical Contact

  • Name:
  • Email:
  • Gamertag:

Secondary Technical Contact

  • Name:
  • Email:

Microsoft Sponsor Contact (Optional)

  • Name:
  • Email:

If you have not done so already, please log into with the Gamertag you have listed above and visit This is so that the forum records you in the registered database. You do not need to post anything.

Send the email to with answers to the questions above. Please include "Community Developer" in the subject line. If you are accepted to the program, you will receive a response within two weeks via email. If you don't hear back from us, stay tuned as we will be expanding the program in the months to come.