Rovio Expands 'Accounts' Cross-Device Game Progress Syncing to Original 'Angry Birds'

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Back in May, Rovio announced a new "Rovio Account" feature that would allow users to sync their progress on games such as Angry Birds across devices. At the time, the feature launched with limited availability, arriving worldwide for The Croods and only in Finland and Poland on the original Angry Birds game.

    Rovio today announced that the new Accounts feature is now available worldwide on the original Angry Birds across iOS and Android devices, although it is yet to come to the other games in the Angry Birds family.
    Angry Birds for iPhone [Direct Link] and iPad [Direct Link] are available in the App Store.

    Article Link: Rovio Expands 'Accounts' Cross-Device Game Progress Syncing to Original 'Angry Birds'
  2. Superdrive macrumors 6502a


    Oct 21, 2003
    Dallas, Tx
    Serious question: Why can't this use Game Center or iCloud?
  3. chrfr macrumors 603

    Jul 11, 2009
    They don't work on Android.
  4. gotluck macrumors 603


    Dec 8, 2011
    East Central Florida
    cross platform maybe?
  5. madsci954 macrumors 68030

    Oct 14, 2011
    Cross platform.
  6. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    I already had 10 accounts hacked this last year, and my debit card information got stolen and used, I'm not making another one one just for syncing a couple of games. *YAWN* :rolleyes:
  7. Dave-Z macrumors regular

    Jun 26, 2012
  8. bacaramac macrumors 65816


    Dec 29, 2007
    We need way more of this. Helps with those that want to jump ship on an OS. I only see consumer benefit here.
  9. BornAgainMac macrumors 603


    Feb 4, 2004
    Florida Resident
    Is the focus on iOS and Android. All devices should also include Macs, right?
  10. jroadley macrumors regular

    Oct 5, 2009
    Norwich, UK
    Are you watching developers? This is what we want...
  11. a0me macrumors 65816


    Oct 5, 2006
    Tokyo, Japan
    At last!
    All games and apps should have something similar.
  12. Millah macrumors 6502a

    Aug 6, 2008
    My question is, will it sync between the iPad and iPhone versions. Since Rovio LOVES reselling their games with the "HD" tag on iPad at a higher price, they are technically separate apps.

    What I really want is to be able to have Angry Birds on my iPhone and Angry Birds HD on my iPad sync. Rovio could fix this if they just made a universal version. Make the more expensive version the universal app if they really want, but its annoying as hell having two separate versions of the same game. Then again, I just shouldn't buy them ;)
  13. jimlat macrumors newbie

    Jun 5, 2013

    Yes, what you describe is exactly what it does...signed up this morning and my iPad progress transferred seamlessly to my iPhone...finally...:)
  14. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    It's weird that they announced it today. I've been using it in Angry Birds and Angry Birds HD for over a week now.

    The app prompted me to sign up...was I a part of a secret beta practice group maybe?
  15. Millah macrumors 6502a

    Aug 6, 2008
    Really? I'm a little surprised, but thats good news. Finally
  16. Icaras macrumors 603


    Mar 18, 2008
    California, United States
    Well this is better than nothing. I hope they also extend this to the Mac version as well.
  17. Bathplug macrumors 6502a

    Jul 12, 2010
    This needed to be added years ago when I actually still played angry birds.
  18. HiRez macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2004
    Western US
    How many people switch off playing a game between iOS and Android versions?
  19. Black.Infinity macrumors 6502


    Apr 17, 2010
    Apple tree-Toronto
    Apple should use this idea too, for its ios devices.
  20. Gemütlichkeit macrumors 65816


    Nov 17, 2010
    Good question lol.

    I just want a way to backup my progress in case of a system restore.

    They should still offer an iCloud feature.
  21. Razeus macrumors 601

    Jul 11, 2008
    I do. I play on my iPad at home, then at work or on the road, play on my Galaxy S4. Or visa versa.
  22. kevinws macrumors member

    Jun 16, 2007
    O'Fallon, MO
    I know quite a few people that have both an iOS device and an Android device. I have a Nexus 7 and a iPhone 4. Very soon I could have an iPhone 5 and an iPad or i might keep the Nexus 7 and get an Nexus 4 or HTC One. It is nice to have the choice if you need it.
  23. Stack Overflow macrumors member

    Dec 18, 2012
    That doesn't matter. At all.

    I don't mean that Android doesn't matter, but that adding iCloud support doesn't take away one whit from a cross-platform Rovio account. Not entirely unlike how 1Password supports syncing through iTunes, iCloud, Dropbox, or via WiFi.

    It's the same save file being synced.

    Personally, I'd much rather use iCloud, as I don't have to set up yet another account. And, it'd in fact, just work.

    And I would still be glad they have the Rovio account as an option, so that others could use it that need it, and for it to be an option for me in the future if I started using other platforms.

    Everyone comes out ahead!
  24. ritmomundo macrumors 68000


    Jan 12, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    10 accounts in 1 year? A couple is understandable, but I don't know anyone that has had 10 accounts hacked in their entire life, let alone in 1 year. Yikes, you are unlucky. :(
  25. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    Yeah. Right after they leaked the Yahoo details, someone actually tried to break into my iTunes account to the point where it reset the password. :( It wasn't even the same password (of course :rolleyes:).

    This last time, someone tried to spend $400 something online at Wal-Mart. :rolleyes: I only have that debit card connected to my Netflix account.

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