Facebook Brings Cloud Games to iOS via a Web App

The idea actually came from an update to Apple’s policy


Apple may have indirectly provided the inspiration for the route Facebook took to bring cloud games to iOS.

In just one of several instances where Facebook and Apple have butted heads, the social network released a stand-alone Facebook Gaming application for iOS last August—minus the games.

The two companies were unable to reach an agreement over bringing Facebook’s HTM5-powered Instant Games to iOS, so the app enables users to watch gaming videos from livestreamers, livestream their own games and connect with gaming groups

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