Following last week's introduction of Angry Birds Friends for iOS, Rovio yesterday announced a new "Rovio Account" feature that will allow users to synchronize game progress across devices.

Some of you may have noticed a new feature in your Rovio games called Rovio Account. Our fans have been asking for a way to play their game on different phones or tablets without losing their progress when changing the device. This is exactly what Rovio Account lets you do!

While a number of iOS games have taken advantage of Apple's iCloud/Game Center syncing to help users play on multiple devices, Rovio has deployed its own solution in order to support the wide range of platforms on which its games are available.

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Rovio notes that the new Account feature is currently available only in The Croods on a worldwide basis and in the original Angry Birds in Finland and Poland, but that expansion to new apps and countries as well as additional features will come over time. Additional details are available in Rovio's FAQ.

Top Rated Comments

ghostface147 Avatar
118 months ago
Is there a reason that developers do not use iCloud to sync game saves across our iOS devices ?

Serious question since I'm no developer and know absolutely nothing of what implementing these sort of cloud saves requires !

I would have thought its a simple implementation since is part of iOS.

Thanks in advance, been curious for a very long time

Yes, core data has major issues syncing.

http://www.theverge.com/2013/3/26/4148628/why-doesnt-icloud-just-work
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Madmic23 Avatar
118 months ago
Yes. Money. They can sell your data if you use their lame service, whereas Apple doesn't give them a thing. Also, maybe I'm in the minority, but I can't imagine needing to pick up my game of Angry Birds on an Android phone that I started on an iOS one.

I don't think you have to worry about them selling your data. Do you really care if someone knows how horrible / awesome you are at Angry Birds?

The biggest reason is cross platform sync. You might have an iPhone and an Android tablet, or an Android phone and an iPad. It would be nice to have your game progress follow you along. If you have the game on your Mac or PC, again, the data would be in sync. These are things you can't do with Apple's iCloud syncing.

If an app is iOS only, then yes, iCloud sync is the way to go. If the app is on multiple platforms, you need another method like this one.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
irfaanfaki Avatar
118 months ago
Is there a reason that developers do not use iCloud to sync game saves across our iOS devices ?

Serious question since I'm no developer and know absolutely nothing of what implementing these sort of cloud saves requires !

I would have thought its a simple implementation since is part of iOS.

Thanks in advance, been curious for a very long time
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Kaibelf Avatar
118 months ago
Is there a reason that developers do not use iCloud to sync game saves across our iOS devices ?

Serious question since I'm no developer and know absolutely nothing of what implementing these sort of cloud saves requires !

I would have thought its a simple implementation since is part of iOS.

Thanks in advance, been curious for a very long time

Yes. Money. They can sell your data if you use their lame service, whereas Apple doesn't give them a thing. Also, maybe I'm in the minority, but I can't imagine needing to pick up my game of Angry Birds on an Android phone that I started on an iOS one.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ritmomundo Avatar
118 months ago
Years too late, Rovio...
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iFitzgerald Avatar
118 months ago
I hope that they get banned from the iStore for doing this.

Rovio is trying to kill the lock-in that makes the Apple echosystem so great!

Err...if you have your game on an iPhone and on an iPad and want to continue the game between those two devices, how is this a bad thing?
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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