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RIM buys ScoreLoop; company's software allows developers to add social and loyalty programs

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RIM buys ScoreLoop; company's software allows developers to add social and loyalty programs
In an effort to improve gaming on the BlackBerry platform, RIM has acquired software tools company ScoreLoop. The company offers game developers a "bag of tricks" to add cross-platform social networking and loyalty programs to games. For example, with ScoreLoop, developers can allow users of a game across different platforms to compare their scores.

It is expected that RIM will try to find a way to complement ScoreLoop's social networking features with the manufacturers BBM Social Platform which was created to help developers create a community for messaging and for sharing apps. While RIM did not disclose the price it paid for the company on the BlackBerry Developer's Blog, lately RIM has been able to squeeze some positive changes out of its acquisitions.

You might recall that we had reported to you RIM's purchase of Torch Mobile in August of 2009. That acquisition of the developer of the WebKit based Iris browser resulted in a major improvement in the BlackBerry browser on the Torch 9800 and paved the way for what RIM says will be an elite browser on the new BlackBerry 7 OS. Hopefully, RIM will be able to use ScoreLoop's software and developers to make worthwhile improvements to BlackBerry handsets.

source: BlackBerryDeveloper'sBlog via BlackBerryCool

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