MacNN | Amazon adds iOS support to GameCircle, WhisperSync for Games
Mac News Network View: Standard | Headlines | Categorized | Slim
Mac News Network
Mac News iPod News Reviews Forums
 

Desktop Headlines
Amazon adds iOS support to GameCircle, WhisperSync for Games
Thursday, September 19, 2013 @ 9:58am

Amazon has updated its GameCircle and WhisperSync for Games services for mobile apps, adding support for iOS devices. The refresh essentially brings true cross-platform gaming features between Android devices, including the Kindle Fire, and the iPhone and iPad, overcoming the previous incompatibility with Apple's own Game Center platform.



Game data can now be stored in the Amazon Web Services cloud, enabling users to suspend a session on one platform and resume the game on another OS. GameCircle v2 also merges achievements and leaderboards, while WhisperSync brings automatic conflict resolution, improved offline support and new analytic features for developers. In a blog post, the company suggests developers can have the new features "up and running" in under an hour, without worrying about issues with data coming from different devices or different versions of their game. The services are said to work with any Android or iOS apps, regardless of the marketplace in which they originate. Developers can download the SDK from Amazon's Mobile App Distribution Portal, which includes documentation to assist in the integration process.

Comments on this Article
Print Friendly Version
Email to a Friend
Add MacNN to Your RSS Feeds
Buy from the Apple Store


Related Stories:

Today's MacNN Stories:

  • Briefly: Three trials same-day delivery, Slingbox YouTube update - 8:44 PM EST
  • Obama signs E-Label Act, allows manufacturers to remove rear logos - 5:41 PM EST
  • Giveaway: Win a Skrillex X UE Boom Bluetooth speaker! - 5:35 PM EST
  • Pre-Black Friday: best SSDs at the lowest prices - 5:09 PM EST
  • Giveaway: win a ScreenGuardz HD Impact screen protector - 2:50 PM EST
  • Giveaway: StreamToMe for iOS - 2:26 PM EST
  • Pre-Black Friday: Walmart deals on electronics available now - 1:44 PM EST
  • European Parliament confirms wish to break search away from Google - 1:35 PM EST
  • Current and Black Friday Deals: 5TB HDD, iPads, 4k2k display, more - 1:22 PM EST
  • Pre-Black Friday: Amazon Kindle tablets and e-readers from $49 - 12:53 PM EST
  • Giveaway: Civilization: Beyond Earth - 12:23 PM EST
  • Giveaway: Fantastical for Mac, iPhone and iPad + Holiday sale - 11:58 AM EST
  • Happy Thanksgiving from MacNN and Electronista - 11:00 AM EST
  • Hands On: Sproggiwood (Windows, OS X, Linux via Steam) - 7:19 AM EST
  • Apple debuts additional iPhone 6 ad, highlights Voice Text - 12:18 AM EST

    Today's iPodNN Stories:
  • Windows 10 Consumer Preview could ship by end of January 2015 - 3:07 PM EST
  • WSJ: GoPro plans launch of camera-equipped drones - 11:44 PM EST
  • Amazon cuts Fire Phone price a second time to $199 unlocked - 12:57 PM EST
  • Samsung plans $2B share buyback, sale of defense and chemical assets - 11:22 AM EST
  • Sony reportedly working on smartwatch with e-paper screen, band - 8:53 AM EST
  • No comments posted on this story yet. Please post yours.
    Your Comments
    In order to post comments, you must be a registered member of the MacNN Forums and logged in. Please login with your MacNN Forums username and password.

    MacNN Forums Login:

    MacNN Forums Password:

    Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.