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The iOS 5 Developer’s Cookbook: Expanded Electronic Edition: Essentials and Advanced Recipes for iOS Programmers by Erica Sadun

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24. GameKit

This chapter introduces various ways you can create connected gameplay with GameKit. GameKit offers various features that allow your applications to move beyond a single-player/single-device scenario using Game Center and device-to-device networking. Apple’s Game Center adds a centralized service that allows your game to offer shared leader boards and internet-based matches. GameKit also provides an ad-hoc networking solution for peer-to-peer connectivity. Built on a technology called Bonjour, ad-hoc connection offers simple, no-configuration communications between devices. In this chapter, you discover how to use GameKit to build connected applications. You see how to create Game Center features. You read about adding GameKit Voice ...

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