Jay Mcfarland is a talk show host on a show called The Browsers on KSL Newsradio in Salt Lake City, Utah. This show focuses on technology innovations including new apps and innovations. Jay is also an app developer having released over 100 mobile apps in the past two years.
Game Circle for Amazon My name is Jay Mcfarland, and I want to welcome you to this module, GameCircle for Amazon. In this module we're going to take the exact same setup that we've already completed in GameSalad that we used to set up Game Center for iOS, and we're just going to take all of those same values and we're going to head over to the Amazon Developer dashboard and we're going to connect the dots to Amazon. And then when your game is loaded on to a device, GameSalad will know hey, I'm on an Android Amazon device so I'm going to attach to Amazon's GameCircle, or I'm on an iPhone or an iPad so I'm going to attach to iTunes Connect and their Game Center. Fortunately GameSalad has this all figured out for you so we don't have to worry about that. So in this module, we're going to just review briefly how we set up our GameCircle login. Then we're going to take a look at GameCircle post score, this is how we'll set up our high score and send it over to GameCircle. Remember, we already set up this functionality within GameSalad, now we just need to connect it to Amazon, the same for GameCircle achievements. And then we'll also review how we set up the GameCircle show leaderboard function. And remember just like with iOS, in order to test your GameCircle game, you must create an ad hoc app, install it on your device, download it, and then test it to make sure that everything is working properly. So let's go ahead and get started attaching our game to GameCircle.
Other Pro Behaviors My name is Jay Mcfarland and I want to welcome you to this module, Other Pro Behaviors. These are just a couple of the pro behaviors you get when you sign up as a Pro subscriber to GameSalad, and I highly recommend that you incorporate them into your game, they're going to give you some unique opportunities to market your game and also give you the ability to send your users to other locations where they can see all of your different games. So in this module we're going to go ahead and talk about the Open URL pro behavior. This basically allows you to send your user to some other internet website. Then the Show More Games behavior, this allows you to have them press a button and it will pull up other GameSalad user's games so that they can choose from those and you'll get credit. And then finally we'll take a look at the tweet sheet. This is just the ability to allow your users to send out tweets about game play, and you can set this up automatically so that they're encouraged to tweet when they win an achievement or when they pass a certain level. So very easy to set up and something that I encourage you to use and experiment with. So let's go ahead and get started taking a look at these pro behaviors.