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Apple Social Achievement System?

05-05-2010, 08:14 PM
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Apple Social Achievement System?

About a Month, maybe two months ago I saw a thing on here that said apple was making there own social achievement system or whatever u call it. My question about that is when it comes out, will openfeint, plus, crystal and all of the other social achievement systems merge with apples so it's one giant social achievement system, or will it be seperate like all of the other ones?
05-05-2010, 08:36 PM
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Originally Posted by BTM4444 View Post
About a Month, maybe two months ago I saw a thing on here that said apple was making there own social achievement system or whatever u call it. My question about that is when it comes out, will openfeint, plus, crystal and all of the other social achievement systems merge with apples so it's one giant social achievement system, or will it be seperate like all of the other ones?
The other ones will become obsolete and outlawed.

05-05-2010, 11:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Mondae View Post
The other ones will become obsolete and outlawed.
Sweet! I can't wait for that to be released. Do you by chance, know a possible release date?
05-05-2010, 11:19 PM
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Sweet! I can't wait for that to be released. Do you by chance, know a possible release date?
No one does yet. Summer/fall. And no not 'sweet'. Apple's idea sounds great and all, but there getting too close. I'm sorry but you can Not just crush companies like that. Openfeint has been EXTREMELY nice to everyone, and now they have to change their business. Would you rather use apple, or a third party social system? Apple probably...it's so terrible

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05-06-2010, 08:41 AM
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Originally Posted by The prez 12521 View Post
No one does yet. Summer/fall. And no not 'sweet'. Apple's idea sounds great and all, but there getting too close. I'm sorry but you can Not just crush companies like that. Openfeint has been EXTREMELY nice to everyone, and now they have to change their business. Would you rather use apple, or a third party social system? Apple probably...it's so terrible
If Apple succeeds in restricting jailbroken devices from their system, then many devs will drop the other networks like hot potatoes.
05-06-2010, 08:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Mondae View Post
The other ones will become obsolete and outlawed.

I REALLY hope so. Not that i have special grudges against any of them
but the sum of them is SOOO ANNOYING!.

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05-06-2010, 04:00 PM
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I REALLY hope so. Not that i have special grudges against any of them
but the sum of them is SOOO ANNOYING!.
Ya.

"Hey what the hell is Ruby/Qunatum/Closed Door? Damn another account."

I hate making fifty accounts. Anywhos, those companies can still do stuff like servers and free games. So, they can stay around if they have stuff other than leaderboards and points.
05-06-2010, 04:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Grubjelly View Post
If Apple succeeds in restricting jailbroken devices from their system, then many devs will drop the other networks like hot potatoes.
What dev would ever try and count people out? It's all about getting as many people as possible. Sure apple's service may be great, but that's cuts out a pretty bigmportion of possible players.

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05-06-2010, 04:51 PM
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I actually read this interesting article yesterday about how Apple could be taken to court for antitrust. Although, this has to do with not allowing developers to use third party code to build applications, I wonder whether not allowing other social networks to be used could be said the same for. The article said the following quote, and it is easy to see how it could be related

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As in the Microsoft case, the feds' potential investigation against Apple would look at two key issues: whether Apple's developer policy has an anti-competitive effect on the market, and whether the company has justifiable business reasons for imposing those restrictions, according to Washington-based antitrust expert and Howard University law professor Andrew I. Gavil.
Here is the actual article in case you are interested http://www.cnn.com/2010/TECH/05/05/w...ef=igoogle_cnn

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05-06-2010, 07:54 PM
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Someone name one benefit of having multiple achievement systems? No one? Thats what i thought... Dosnt really matter if openfeint falls, it benefits the customer, which is the purpose of the iphone.

I have said many times there will have to be consolidation, and apple's on it.