Tango, a messaging and video calling application available for iOS, has decided to open up a little by building a software development kit (SDK) for developers to integrate the service into 3rd party applications. What Tango hopes to do by opening up the service to developer’s is to become a “social layer” for applications, and to become a way for its users to interact from within games. Tango said that it has noticed a lot of its users using the application to play games, and now it wants to be able to extend that to 3rd party applications and games as well. Big name developers, such as Gameloft and Bubble Gum Interactive have already started working on games to support the service, so it wouldn’t be surprising to see this become more and more prevalent. This doesn’t have to be only for games though, so keep an eye out for application genres to begin integrating the Tango service. Interested developers can sign up for the SDK here: Tango SDK.
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