Gamestream has just designed a Progressive Web App (PWA) for its B2B customers, which allows users to play without going through the apps in the Apple application store.
iPhone and iPad owners obviously go through Apple's application store to play. But here comes a technology that will change that, via streaming.
Because with cloud gaming or the ability to play remotely with remote computing power, it is now possible to play through a web browser.
Gamestream's R & D laboratory, based in Nancy, has just designed a Progressive Web App (PWA) for its B to B customers, which allows games to be played without going through the apps in Apple's application store. The company's customers (such as telcos operators) will thus be able to offer unlimited access to the Gamestream games catalog to their 50 million subscribers, many of whom use iOS.
Take advantage of iOS 14 improvements"Thanks to the progress made by Apple's new iOS 14 system, we were able to finalize a fully functional version of our cloud gaming client in the form of a PWA, while maintaining the performance of our solution as much as possible in terms of quality graphics and fluidity ”, assures Xavier Cavin, R & D director of Gamestream and Inria researcher.
“Faced with the growing demand from users of Apple devices to be able to play also in streaming, the developers of Gamestream have managed to develop a PWA (Progressive Web App) client weighing less than 1 MB, based on the latest real-time communication technologies on the internet,” explains Gamestream.
What is the point of this solution? It can simply be installed on all devices running the current version of the iOS 14 system, without having to go through the Apple App Store. Once registered on the platform, the user automatically receives an e-mail or an SMS allowing him to add the Progressive Web App to the home screen of his iPhone or iPad.
An offer for B to BThis solution is currently only available for B to B customers of Gamestream: Etisalat (1st telecom operator in the United Arab Emirates), Telkom Indonesia (1st operator in Indonesia), Sunrise (1st telecom operator in 5G Europe) or Medion (1st PC brand in Germany).
But Gamestream ensures that it will communicate "within a few weeks the signing of a major contract with a French actor".