As the Google Chrome browser rapidly captures the global browser market, most popular content owners have begun rapidly deploying their content as ‘Apps’ on the Chrome Web Store (CWS).
The Chrome Web Store gives gamers the option of downloading some of coolest web games within seconds, but, sometimes even that cannot satiate the appetite of a true gamer. Just as in any sport, only playing isn’t enough. When was the last time Roger Federer showed up on a tennis court without an opponent standing across him? Based on this need for competition, selected Chrome Apps have been updated with a whole new form of competition for gamers.
Location based leaderboards foster the true spirit of competition. Start at a local level by posting your scores into places near you, and then challenge others nearby to gauge your level of competitiveness. The better you get, the more you travel to different parts of the globe looking for stiffer competition and harder challenges.
So how did this competition enter Chrome Apps? Appucino of course!
Just as introduction, ‘Appucino’ is a social network apps and can be deployed in apps (Android, Web and iOS (soon) using a few lines of code.
Once live, Appucino allows consumers to use the score in the game (at any level) and ‘capture’ places around them via google maps.
Using the concept of capture and challenge, consumers tend to engage with the app in a deeper manner (see case study here) and hence Appucino enhances the life and enjoyment of the App.
3 of Games2win’s chrome apps – Ultimate Cricket, Race One and Turbo Cricket have deployed appucino within them:
The next screen that appears is the List of places that can be CAPTURED using the score of the player
If the player happens to be in an area where other users have posted scores, then the Google places appear with the opportunity to CHALLENGE the owners of those places
After attempting a challenge, the player may be successful or unsuccessful.
Also, the Map screen of Appucino allows users to look around and check other players’ profiles, and also challenge other players via the places they own.
Experience Appucino Fun in these Chrome Apps
Appucino will soon be available as an SDK for Web apps.