ER: Game Center Message/Chat Functionality

Number:rdar://11145031 Date Originated:3/29/2012
Status:Duplicate/7895690 Resolved:
Product:iPhone SDK Product Version:5.X
Classification:Enhancement Reproducible:Always

Game Center really is missing some form of inter-user communication. This could be something built into the Game Center UIs and also accessible via any app that uses Game Center to send messages between users. Doing this will allow users to discuss the current game or even just casual chatter. We solved this by rolling our own chat service using Push Messaging but making this a part of the platform would help the platform overall.

A simple leveraging of iMessage into Game Center without exposing the user's contact information would be an ideal way to handle this. 

Steps to Reproduce:

Look for a way to send a message to a user over Game Center

Expected Results:

Find a way to send them a message

Actual Results:

No way to communicate with my Game Center friends


Been this way since iOS introduced Game Center




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