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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Multi App Chat Technology

Work by a former colleague. 

Skillz Launches World's Largest Multi-App Chat Technology  in PRNews:

2,500+ Apps on Skillz Will Now Connect 12 Million Users Through Chat

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Skillz, the worldwide leader in mobile eSports, today unveiled chat and friends systems cross-platform and cross-app as part of the Skillz Tournament Management System. The new social technology, available immediately, is the first integrated chat experience to connect millions of gamers across thousands of games on both iOS and Android.

While chat programs have been a staple of the console gaming experience on platforms such as Sony's Playstation Network and Microsoft's Xbox Live, the functionality for mobile gamers has been much more limited until now. Mobile gamers previously had to choose between non-integrated chat experiences such as those offered by companies like Discord and game-specific chat programs such as those found in games including Mobile Strike by Machine Zone. In contrast, the Skillz chat functionality is the first cross-studio, cross-platform, integrated chat experience on mobile.

The new social functionality is now available in several of the over 2,500 Skillz-integrated games and includes friends, direct messaging, group chat, and cross-studio, cross-platform public chat. In the games where Skillz chat has been integrated, developers have reported increased engagement, with players entering over 10% more competitions with 25% higher revenue per player.

"eSports competitions connect players and fans around the world in an intrinsically social experience," said Andrew Paradise, CEO and founder of Skillz. "By adding in a sophisticated chat system, Skillz has become the multiplayer social fabric to connect the world's 2.6 billion mobile gamers."  .... " 

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