ER: Game Center should be able to Find Social Network Friends

Number:rdar://11145019 Date Originated:3/24/2012
Status:Open Resolved:
Product:iPhone SDK Product Version:5.X
Classification:Enhancement Reproducible:Always

Right now the only way to find Game Center friends is by reading and comparing your address book and other friends. But now that iOS 5 has Twitter support it should also also include a "Find my Twitter Friends" option for finding new friends. 

Then also if Apple were ever to add Facebook support to the OS, then Facebook could also be added this way to make friend discovery even easier. 

Until then the users of apps that use this tool will think it's the developer's fault for this feature not being made available to them. Like this user who negatively reviewed Words Play because of platform limitations preventing this from happening.

Steps to Reproduce:

Try to find my Twitter or Facebook friends on Game Center

Expected Results:

Find a way in the Game Center app to link my Game Center account to Twitter and/or Facebook like I can with my Address Book contacts today in Game Center.

Actual Results:

Can't find a way to do this.


Been this way since iOS introduced Game Center




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