GameFly has been working it’s way into the mobile scene for a little under a year now having released an app not too long ago which was more of an informative app where you can find news and information about games across plenty of platforms along with reviews, screenshots, videos and more.
Today GameFly has launched an entire cross-platform social network for gamers in which gamers across Android and iOS can talk to each other, whether it’s smack talk or just saying hello. This new network, which is now apart of the GameFly app, comes packed with plenty of features.
- Create a profile page and browse others’ profiles
- Find new people to play with on Xbox LIVE, PSN & Wii
- Post updates and share info with followers
- Follow friends and other gamers, and discover what they’re playing
- View recent activity around any game
- Comment on others’ posts and see comments on your posts
- Get notifications when people comment on your posts
- Connect Facebook and Twitter accounts seamlessly with the GameFly App
- GameFly members have the option to share the games they add to their GameQ or decide to keep
This all combines to make the perfect platform for challenging your friends who happen to own iOS devices to games which are cross-platform compatible or perhaps your friends who own Android devices as well. The update is available on the Android Market right now for free but it will also be available soon on the Amazon App Store for Android as well as the Nook Store. You can also download it directly from the GameFly’s website.
Full press release below for your reading pleasure. We have been playing around with this new update since yesterday before it went public so expect a nice little review coming soon.
Developer Website: GameFly
Android Market Link: GameFly App for Android
GAMEFLY BRINGS ITS VAST SOCIAL NETWORK FOR GAMERS TO ANDROID DEVICES
The GameFly App is A Leading App for Video Games News and Information,
With Over 4.5 Million Installs
LOS ANGELES, CA, OCTOBER 13, 2011 – GameFly, Inc., the leading online video game rental subscription service, today unleashed its popular social network for gamers via updates to its GameFly App for Android phone and tablet users. The new social component has been successful on the iPhone since its April 2011 launch, and now all like-minded gamers can connect with each other across platforms. The GameFly App, the leader in video games news and information with over 4.5 million downloads, is a comprehensive resource for gamers that features easy-to-use and free discovery tools for new games. The updated App, available now in the Android Market for Android phones and tablets, includes the following:
Create a profile page and browse others’ profiles
Find new people to play with on Xbox LIVE, PSN & Wii
Post updates and share info with followers
Follow friends and other gamers, and discover what they’re playing
View recent activity around any game
Comment on others’ posts and see comments on your posts
Get notifications when people comment on your posts
Connect Facebook and Twitter accounts seamlessly with the GameFly App
GameFly members have the option to share the games they add to their GameQ or decide to keep
“We’re very proud that our mobile App appeals to all gamers, not just GameFly members, giving them top quality news and information, and a very interactive social experience,” said Sean Spector, GameFly co-founder and SVP of Business Development and Content. “With an average in-App session lasting more than an hour, the new social features are a great resource for casual or avid gamers to learn about what’s hot or not, and to meet new people to game with.”
The updated GameFly App for Android is available in the Android Market now and will soon be available in the NOOK Store and Amazon Appstore for Android. It can also be downloaded directly from www.gamefly.com/mobile.
About GameFly App
GameFly is the ultimate video game resource App for mobile devices and is available for the iOS, Android and Palm platforms. With up-to-date news and game trailers, as well as social networking connectivity and in-app access to GameFly account features, the GameFly App provides on-the-fly access to detailed and current information for more than 8,000 titles for all current consoles, handhelds and mobile devices, including Xbox 360™ Kinect, PlayStation® 3 Move, PlayStation® 2, Nintendo Wii™, Nintendo 3DS™, Nintendo DS™ and PSP™; iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Palm.