HeyZap Introduces New Add Players Feature

While HeyZap has been used to help Android gamers connect with their fellow Android gamers and to share what they’re playing, for some of those multiplayer games, especially turn-based ones, finding players can be difficult. That’s why HeyZap is introducing a new feature to help make discovery easier: Add Players, the ability to add usernames for various games in order to help find new players. This means that players can add their Words With Friends and Hanging With Friends names to HeyZap, and then friends and other HeyZap users can find their name to play them.

HeyZap CTO James Smith says “We saw a lot of
latent demand for ‘Add Players’ prior to its
implementation, so it’s no surprise that this has been a
popular addition to the app.” As well, he says that “On average, each user adds 2 new players through the ‘add player’ system.” This may not sound like a lot for developers, but that’s two new players to regularly play the game with, meaning that users are spending more time playing the game. The update is available now from the Android Market.

Words With Friends Finally Hits Android

Words With Friends Finally Hits Android

Feb 15, 2011

One of iOS’s biggest games has been Words With Friends. The Scrabble-inspired word game, developed by Newtoy, has been successful enough that it has been a perennial top selling app on the iPhone App Store, including reaching back up to #5 this past week as the Verizon iPhone 4 released. Newtoy has become successful enough because of the game to have collaborated with major mobile publisher ngmoco:) on social farming game We Rule (which has become a lucrative franchise for ngmoco:) on iOS), and this past year, Newtoy was acquired by social gaming giant Zynga, of Farmville fame. A big impetus for this acquisition is to get Words With Friends outside of the confines of iOS, as Words With Friends is now available on Android.

Words With Friends Coming to Android Soon?

Words With Friends Coming to Android Soon?

Dec 22, 2010

The scrabble-esque phenomenon known as “Words With Friends” may be heading over to Android very soon. “Words With Friends” has been the premier scrabble game on iOS since its inception and almost every iOS user I know plays this game on a daily basis. I was always a little jealous and thus searched for a similar game for my Android device. I have since been rocking “WordWise Pro” and have been happy with it for the most part. Wordfeud for Android is another very popular alternative and has seen much success with Android users. While these are both great games, they aren’t “Words With Friends.”