Games that are made to target devices that run iOS or Android can
also connect to one of two leaderboard and achievement API's. For
iOS you have the iTunes Game Center, and for Android you can
use the Amazon Game Circle or Google Play, with all
of them using the using the functions found on this page. These
functions permit your game to send information on scores and
achievements to the leaderboards that you have set up in the
Developers Account for the game you are making and is an excellent
way to get players involved in the social side of gaming as they
can then see what other people who have played your game have
achieved and try to better them.
NOTE: For these functions to work with iOS you must have a valid Game Center account and an iOS app id for your game.
NOTE: For these functions to work with Android you must submit your game to the Amazon App store, or to Google Play, and have set up the necessary sections as well as have the API activated in the Android Game Options for your game.
The functions listed below are the basic ones used for integrating your game with the chosen target social gaming platform: