Jibe Mobile Scores Hat Trick with Multiplayer Mobile Air Hockey Tournament at Mobile World Congress
BARCELONA, Spain and MOUNTAIN VIEW, California, Feb 24, 2012 (PR Newswire Europe via COMTEX) --
BARCELONA, Spain and MOUNTAIN VIEW, California, February 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
- Tournament Highlights New Mobile Gaming Experience that Fully Leverages
High Speed Mobile Networks and Offers New Revenue Opportunities for Carriers and
Jibe Mobile today announced the face-off times for its mobile air hockey tournament to be played out at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The tournament, open to all attendees at the conference, will demonstrate the capabilities of the Jibe platform, and is a cooperative effort involving Jibe, game creator MTI and network operator Vodafone. The game, Air Hockey developed by MTI, will run on the Vodafone IMS network and showcase both the network's speed and handset capabilities. Players will compete for medals and a grand prize with daily shootouts on February 27th, 28th and 29th at noon, 2 and 4 pm at Hall 1, Stand A50.
While consumer adoption of mobile games is growing rapidly, real-time social, mobile gaming capabilities have lagged in comparison to console and PC-based gaming. This is a missed revenue opportunity for mobile operators and developers alike, since multi-player gaming is inherently viral. Jibe's App-to-App Platform changes this. With just a few lines of code, developers can incorporate powerful in-app features for mobile network-based gaming, including:
Discoverability: Using the address book built-in to their mobile, users can find friends who have the same game installed, and send invitations for instant app-to-app play.
In-App Communications: Developers can enhance the social experience for multiple users by adding features such as voice, video and chat.
Rapid App-to-App Reply: Mobile can match console and PC-based multiplayer experiences by adding rapid app-to-app reply (no lag in gameplay) for hard-core games.
"Jibe's Mobile Platform helped us to enter the fast-growing mobile real-time gaming market," said Toshihiro Maeta, CEO of Tokyo-based MTI. "By partnering with Jibe, it was simple to deliver real-time features and in-application communication making multi-player gaming come alive for end users. Without Jibe, we wouldn't have been able to introduce real-time features."
The Air Hockey game that will be showcased at Mobile World Congress was built by MTI, using the Jibe software developer's kit, which streamlines creation of premium applications. Air Hockey features head-to-head play and fast action that highlights both the speed of the mobile network and newest devices. One of the latest devices will be offered as a prize to the winning contestant: a Sony Ericsson Xperia(TM), which is the first PlayStation(R) Certified Android smartphone.
Jibe Mobile Booth Demos
At the Jibe stand, developers will demonstrate RCS-e applications built with the Jibe SDK.
- Jibe ON: Consumer messaging application featuring group chat, file
transfer, VoIP and video calling
- Kodo: Multi-player arcade game with instant play and real-time fast action
- Reversi: Board game with embedded voice and video features plus mobile address
book friend discovery and instant play invitations
- Car Racing: Real-time multi-player auto racing game with mobile address book
friend discovery and instant play invitations
- View Together: Tablet-based audio and video collaboration suite including live
- Mobile Advertising: In-app advertising using context aware placement and ads
via the inMobi mobile advertising network
- Remote Device Customer Care: Enables live over-the-air device troubleshooting
and remote device control
About Jibe Mobile
Jibe Mobile is creating a connected universe of apps. Jibe's platform empowers developers and enables the creation and delivery of interactive, intelligent mobile applications across the world's most popular mobile networks and devices, giving consumers better and more enjoyable ways to communicate. Jibe Mobile is headquartered in Mountain View with offices in London, Dusseldorf and Tokyo.
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990 N Rengstorff Ave
Mountain View, CA 94043
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