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More iOS 6 Development: Further Explorations of the iOS SDK by Jeff LaMarche, David Mark, Alex Horovitz, Kevin Kim

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Chapter    9

Peer-to-Peer Over Bluetooth Using Game Kit

Game Kit has to be one of the coolest frameworks available for people interested in developing games on the iOS SDK. Game Kit classes provide three different technologies: GameCenter, Peer-to-Peer Connectivity, and In Game Voice. While this chapter will focus on Peer-to-Peer Connectivity, we’ll briefly cover the other two components of Game Kit so that you’re familiar with them.

Game Center

Game Center is a centralized, social-networking gaming service provided by Apple. Game Center provides the services so that users of your game can share information and join other players, if your game is multiplayer. Game Center has three components:

  • Game Center App built into iOS (Figure 9-1).
  • Game ...

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