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Beginning iOS Social Games by Kyle Richter

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Chapter     5

Matchmaking and Invitations

Choose your enemies carefully, ‘cause they will define you’.

—U2, “Cedars Of Lebanon”

Beginning with this chapter, and through the next few chapters, we will discuss how to add networking with Game Center, and later Game Kit, into your app or game. Adding networking capability to your app is considered almost essential technology in the modern era. The process of adding networking support normally begins with finding people to connect with. Virtually all modern software has some sort of networking component associated with it today, whether it is talking to an online service to retrieve or post information, or talking directly to a peer device to exchange data.

In the following chapters we will discuss ...

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