Google is currently working on a Game Centre which, in the same way as that available on iOS, will allow players to interact and provide online rankings.
The Game Centre is an application on iOS which makes it possible for players to interact, to display scores in global rankings and to list the successes that have been unblocked in games.
Google is now working on a similar concept for their Android platform according to the site Business Insider, with their aim being to reinforce the dynamic nature of mobile games as these are one of mobile user’s favourite application categories.
The application should offer up rewards and successes by integrating online rankings so that users can compare their results with friends and other players. Third party solutions already exist, like the OpenFeint system, but Google wants to have their own application to reinforce the role of mobile games and to attract users to their applications portal.
The Game Centre for Android could include portals to Google’s other services, like the Google+ social network. Its launch should also come paired with a reinforced payment system on the Google Play portal to try and make its use as easy as Apple’s platform.
At the moment, the Play Store has more than 500 000 applications available, so Google has to work out a way to improve the commercial possibilities of their portal which is not as effective as the App Store.