PapayaMobile releases toolkit to port HTML5/Flash games to Android
PapayaMobile (a social network for mobile phones) today released a brand new product called “Social Splash,” enabling any Facebook or Google+ developer to port their Flash or HTML5 games into fully featured Android games without having to deal with new coding language. Through Social Splash, everything will be done in the cloud. Developers can easily add Papaya’s social features (newsfeeds, notifications, leaderboards, etc.) as well as use Papaya’s virtual currency and billing system to monetize their “new” Android games right away.
PapayaMobile has also just reached 50 million users and has experienced 260% growth in the last 9 months since it stopped publishing its own games and became platform agnostic.
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PapayaMobile (http://papayamobile.com), the leading social gaming network on Android and iOS, has blown past 50 million users as the company continues its aggressive growth strategy. In the last nine months since Papaya ceased publishing its own games, PapayaMobile has seen over 260 percent growth due to tremendous demand from third-party mobile developers looking to integrate social features and virtual currency found in their SDK and Game Engine. Today, the company continues to put developers first with the launch of their latest development tool called “Social Splash.”
This product will allow any Facebook or Google+ developer to port their Flash or HTML5 game into a fully functioning Android app without having to learn a new coding language. Essentially, Social Splash is a wrapper for HTML5 and Flash games which uses the Android Flash plugin and the latest web kit engine to render the game. The compilation is done entirely in the cloud and developers will not need to install anything on their machine and/or know anything about Android to use it. For games using Adobe Air, Papaya is also developing a native extension to help connect all the social features.
Games converted using Social Splash will be able to incorporate all of Papaya’s social features via a simple JavaScrpt API including newsfeeds, notifications, leaderboards, achievements, friend lists, avatars, check in, private messaging, and more. Additionally, developers can add monetization channels to their games using Papaya’s virtual currency and billing system to start generating revenue the moment it launches on the Android Market.
“This tool is for every developer that has felt abandoned by Flash and crowded out by Zynga,” said Si Shen, CEO and Co-Founder of PapayaMobile. “We believe in helping HTML5 and Flash developers make the transition to mobile a seamless experience. Not only does this new tool decrease development time, but it also allows developers to launch their entire games catalog onto mobile without having to learn a new coding language.”
Check out Running Panda or Cage Match, both created using Social Splash, to see what this technology can bring to developers. Social Splash is available for download today for free at papayamobile.com/developer.
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