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Can someone please explain syncing with a + (Plus) App?

12-29-2011, 10:11 AM
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 112
Can someone please explain syncing with a + (Plus) App?

Hi all.

As we all know there are games that work both on the iPhone/iPod AND the iPad. I call these PLUS apps. For example :

Jetpack Joyride
Where's My Water
Tiny Tower
GTA 3.

Most of these connect to Game Centre.

With Tiny Towers you can play the game on your iPhone and then carry on playing on the iPad. But games like Where's My Water won't carry the data from iPhone to iPad even though its the same game/app.

Can someone explain why this is?


P.S. I understand why it won't sync from a normal iPhone app vs iPad HD version of that game (Like Minigore).
12-29-2011, 10:17 AM
Joined: Apr 2011
Location: Natural State
Posts: 540
I think a lot of it has to do with iCloud syncing as well.

If you'd like me to beta test your app, PM me for TestFlight info.
12-29-2011, 10:34 AM
Tiny Tower stores its data on the Game Center server (or A server) so that when you log on to another device with the same Game Center name it will recognize you have a game in progress and ask if you want to transfer the data. It's not really a sync as when it was originally designed it was meant to just be helpful if you changed devices. It backs up every 3 hours so that is what you get when you sync.

As more games use a server or implement iCloud then you will be able to sync across devices. Your achievements should show up on another device but anything you collected or unlocked in game won't.
12-29-2011, 11:25 AM
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BTW, plus apps are called Universal apps.

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