Upworthy: Social Plugins Referrals Case Study
Upworthy has a unique mission: to pinpoint and distribute Internet content that is visual, meaningful, and sharable. Unlike a news site, Upworthy doesn’t create its own content. Instead, it unearths hidden gems from the internet, finding videos, graphics, and images that were initially overlooked by a wide audience.
Crossplatform Development: Q&A with Kai Bolik, CEO of GameDuell
When developing Facebook apps, it is important to take into account which type of screens users are using. More people than ever are using mobile devices to use Facebook as well as other apps. Many mobile apps use Facebook to login. Games like SongPop allow for users to play on their mobile phones as well as on desktop.
Creating a cross-platform application allows people to use it on both Facebook.com and on their phones. This type of development can lengthen the overall development time, but could be beneficial to the most amount of users. However, there are some limitations.
We took the time to talk with Kai Bolik, CEO and co-founder of leading cross-platform social game community GameDuell. GameDuell offers social games services and more than 70 social casual games that are available on its own branded website, social networking sites such as Facebook and Google+, and mobile platforms such as Android and iOS.