Join Lee Brimelow for an in-depth discussion in this video Overview of the GameCircle API, part of Developing Applications for Amazon Kindle Devices.
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So the next Amazon specific API that we're going to implement is the …GameCircle API. And you can think of this as kind of …similar to Game Center on iOS or any other global leaderboard achievement type …service. So the GameCircle API allows you to …easily add global leaderboards achievements and the ability to sync a …game's progress with the Cloud. So for Leaderboards, here's what the user …will see once they've submitted a score. So it will pop up a Kindle UI window, …this is essentially their GameCircle window.…
And here is the actual high score leaderboard, for Spin-it, and you could …see here is what the top high score is. And, essentially, in your game, at any …point, you can be submitting the users scores to these global Leaderboards. …And you can actually have multiple, up to 50 leaderboards for your game. …The next area are achievements, and this is a pretty simple one. …You can make different achievements, and in our example, it's going to be really …simple. Once the user has reached a $1000, then …
The course also covers multiscreen development and testing with the Kindle Emulator, as well as actual deployment to the Kindle store.
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Preparing for Development
2. Integrating In-App Purchasing
3. Using the GameCircle API
4. Using the Amazon Maps API
5. Multiscreen Development
6. Preparing to Publish
Targeting other devices6m 51s
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