Scoreloop, a mobile social gaming platform, has launched a Go Android campaign to encourage the iOS game developers to migrate to the Android platform. Scoreloop, a Munich-based company, specialises in making the mobile games more social by adding multiplayer challenges and friend requests to it.
Marc Gumpinger, chief executive officer of Scoreloop, says, “We’re providing real value for developers, not just funds. Navigating the Android ecosystem isn’t a simple task and we want to be there for developers through the whole process”.
The company started working on the iOS platform first. Now it is trying to get the ball rolling towards the Android platform so that it may compete better with the Apple’s mobile ecosystem.
OpenFeint, the rival of Scoreloop, also recently asked developers to shift towards the Android. OpenFeint took care of the costs of the transition. However, Scoreloop for the time being will not bear the cost of the transition.
Popular iOS games such as Geared and Toobz have already been converted for the Android platform. The only condition is that developers will have to apply to be a part of it, and they will have to include the social features of Scoreloop in their games.