This morning at Google I/O the company announced that Google Play is coming to iOS. No, not the Android store, but Google Play Game Services — a new group of application programming interfaces (APIs) the company is releasing to developers today. The APIs allows gamers to pick up their games across platforms, meaning if some is playing a game on an Android phone and it dies, their game state is uploaded to the cloud allowing them to pick up where they left off on an iPhone.

In addition to cloud save, the new API includes support for achievements and leaderboards. These features will also be worked into its Google+ social network, allowing players to compare stats with their friends. In addition Google+ users will be able to use their Circles in the social network to find friends for online gaming.

You can watch the announcement below.

Google Play Game Services services to support iOS originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Wed, 15 May 2013 15:15:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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