Amazon has expanded GameCircle support beyond Kindle Fire to all Android devices.
The service, which is akin to Apple's GameCenter, launched a year ago with support for Kindle Fire only, and it offered Whispersync technology for syncing data - ie, progress, achievements and leaderboards - between devices. Now, GameCenter's latest update also adds conflict resolution.
The new feature is technically an upgrade to Whispersync, as it auto-resolves data conflicts between mobile devices and the cloud and queues updates to support offline operation. It also brings a more simplified interface for faster integration.
Amazon announced the GameCircle changes in a blog post, clarifying that the result allowed customers' game data to sync automatically across devices -even if offline. The update also provides "flexibility when it comes to GameCircle display options, with no intrusive splash screen and configurable notification toasts".
Amazon's GameCircle is useful for gamers who want to delete and then reinstall titles, and it's ideal for gamers who constantly switch between devices when playing a title.At launch, it featured games from Imangi Studios, Game House and more. Now over 500 different Kindle Fire titles are available with Whispersync support.