Chapter     2

Game Center: Setting Up and Getting Started

Like many of Apple’s integrated technologies (iCloud, Push Notifications, Passbook), Game Center requires some standard overhead before you can really begin to use it. Game Center is a large and diverse technology that easily adds very complex functionality into your social app. Once you have accomplished these basic steps it will be safe to jump to any Game Center chapter and implement functionality specific to your app.

In Chapter 1, you learned how to configure Game Center in iTunes Connect and began working with the sample project, UFOs. In this chapter, we will discuss integrating Game Center into our app, and get our hands dirty with some Game Center specific code.

You will learn ...

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