iPhone Gaming gains momentum; Facebook for iPhone client most popular

Chris Davies - Feb 2, 2009, 2:15pm CST
iPhone Gaming gains momentum; Facebook for iPhone client most popular

The iPhone’s gaming talents have come in for some attention recently, with Apple’s attempts to ramp up the smartphone’s reputation as a mobile games platform seemingly beginning to pay off.  According to comScore, iPhone owners accounted for a full 14-percent of mobile game downloads in November 2008, with 32.4-percent of all iPhone users reporting they downloaded a game in the month, compared with a market average of just 3.8-percent.

Meanwhile, the Independent Games Festival Mobile (IGF Mobile) have announced the finalists for their second annual competition, and Apple obviously need to clear some new space on their mantelpiece.  The iPhone took twelve of the seventeen total mobile awards, including Best Game, Innovation in Design, Achievement in Art and Technical Achievement.

Even when they’re not gaming, iPhone users seemingly can’t leave their handsets alone.  Facebook have revealed that, out of its 4 million daily mobile users, their Facebook for iPhone mobile client sees approximately 1.64 million daily active users, compared to the Facebook for Blackberry app which has has approximately 1.56 million daily users.


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