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Game Center As A Communication Medium For Apps


Posted on March 15, 2013 06:34 pm | by Krissada Dechokul
Game Center As A Communication Medium For Apps

I had an opportunity to pitch a smartphone app idea to my professor on Software Engineering class and came up with an idea to use the Apple’s Game Center as a communication medium for my little utility app idea. The idea is very simple. All the internal mechanism of the app should be the same as any ordinary utility app. However, all communications and collaborations between different devices will be made possible through the use of the GameKit Framework, which is a set of programming library provided by Apple to communicate with its Game Center cloud service. The workflow should be kind of similar to any turn-based matching game like Letterpress, Monopoly, or any word game, but with customised set of rules (for example, everybody can take a turn).

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