Replica Software, the developer of ReplicaNet and RNLobby network middleware, and Ideaworks Labs, developers of the Airplay SDK, have announced a partnership to allow developers to expand access to online multiplayer games across multiple platforms.
"We are excited to see what developers can do with this extra online functionality. The multi-platform features of ReplicaNet are an excellent fit with our own development model" commented Tim Closs CTO, Ideaworks Labs Ltd.
"Being integrated with Airplay SDK means developers of online games have even more options for connecting their players" said Martin Piper owner of Replica Software. "A vibrant multi-player, multi-platform experience is a proposition that is very exciting for us so it made perfect sense to team up with Ideaworks Labs."
Using ReplicaNet each C++ class is treated as a potential network shareable object. The underlying ReplicaNet software detects changes in the object and automatically updates the replicated classes on the machines connected to the network session. Any changes made to the member variables of the C++ classes can be extrapolated by ReplicaNet using several pre-defined filters to reduce the amount of network traffic when transmitting changes in the object. With RNLobby developers can use online user accounts with persistent data storage for statistics and ranking, discover or advertise networks session, license key verification and NAT punch through.
With Airplay SDK offering a complete native C++ development experience the same code can be used to connect players from different platforms. This means developers can concentrate on producing their software instead of worrying about differing network APIs and standards.
About Replica Software
Replica Software produce the ReplicaNet and RNLobby middleware providing a complete multi-platform solution to global network session management and online user accounts. Replica Software have customers in the interactive entertainment games industry for small scale and large scale MMO games, as well as corporate customers who use the robust network session technology for improved communications and simulations. More information about ReplicaNet and RNLobby can be found at http://www.replicanet.com
About Ideaworks Labs
Ideaworks Labs and Airplay SDK provides software and services for multi-platform mobile application development. Using its unique Airplay technology, Ideaworks Labs provides SDK tools and services to a fast growing community of thousands of serious developers around the world. Key customers and partners include global publishers, chip-set vendors and top-tier OEMs. Airplay SDK offers an open and flexible C/C++ based development environment, and enables high performance native application deployment on platforms including iOS, Android, Symbian, webOS and bada amongst others. Ideaworks Labs is a private company, backed by private equity and corporate investors, including FTSE-100 listed ARM. To learn more, please visit http://www.airplaysdk.com