What the hell is wrong with game developers (or; why don't they use iCloud saves)

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by Silvereel, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502

    #1
    Why is it that hardly any game developers bother to use iCloud to backup and sync saves across devices? Not only is this a handy feature for people with more than one device, but without it you are basically totally screwed if you end up having to restore your device, since iTunes/iCloud backup & sync doesn't seem to restore game saves. You'd think it would be a top priority thing for developers, but apparently not...
     
  2. macrumors 65816

    #2
    Contact the developers!
     
  3. macrumors regular

    #3
    I don't know about iCloud restores, but I've restored existing iPhones and restored to a new iPhone and iPad from iTunes and each time it has restored all of my game saves.

    That said I do agree that more games should support iCloud.
     
  4. macrumors member

    #4
    Developers need to jump through extra hoops to get permission from apple to use iCloud servers. The extra coding is also a consideration. Many developers will likely add iCloud functionality in time, but the issues that it can create require patience with the end user. To ensure a quality app, most developers would wait until they are sure it won't cause bugs before deploying.
     

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