We are proud to announce the release of our first two Games, the Pink Panthers Epic Adventures on Mobile Devices, and Bid Me Up coming this summer! Players can opt in for updates at our new game site: www.ipfgames.net Thanks for your support!
Amazon’s Facebook Integration Is The Future Of Commerce
by Pascal -Emmanuel Gobry
After advertising and credits, we believe the one of the next big businesses for Facebook will be e-commerce. So far attention has focused on Facebook’s efforts to turn itself into a storefront — to get e-tailers to build shops on its Pages. But another way bring the power of Facebook to e-commerce is to integrate with an off-network store.
An amazing example of this done right is Amazon. They’ve had Facebook integration up for a little while; it’s still in beta but anyone can sign up. It’s like looking into the future of commerce.
Two reasons we’re so enamored…
- The first is recommendations. Recommendations are hugely important to e-commerce and commerce in general. By plugging Facebook’s social info into its own recommendation algorithm, Amazon can make even better recommendations (which translates to more purchases and higher revenue).
- The second is that the social graph creates social incentives to buy. By bringing in my friends and my friends’ info into my Amazon experience, Amazon gives me more reasons to buy, like my friends’ birthdays. It also gives me more of an incentive to visit Amazon. Presumably my Facebook friends (or at least some of them) are the people I care about the most, and am more likely to buy stuff for.
In the short run, this means higher revenue for Amazon. But in the long run, it means that the way we shop online is going to change.
Vancouver Film School has awarded full-tuition scholarships to four aspiring game developers as part of its sixth annual Women In Games Scholarship program, but this year there’s a twist — the four winners can choose to apply their scholarships to both the VFS Game Design program and its new Programming for Games, Mobile & Web program.
SCREEN DAILY – by Jeremy Kay August 27, 2013
CEO Darius A Kamali has announced the formation of Gnosis Moving Pictures, a global studio with a focus on uplifting feature content to promote communal understanding.
The company has one to two projects set to go into production each year in the animated and live action genres and plans to makes aggressive moves into social and mobile gaming with partner company IPFranchise.
Gnosis is producing its first animated feature, The Quest, in creative partnership with Portland, Oregon-based Vinton Entertainment.
Will Vinton will direct from a script he co-wrote with Andrew Weise and Peter Crabbe. The film is an absurdist look at outer space aimed at all ages in the vein of Monty Python and will feature the voice talent of John Cleese.
Through its alliance with IPFranchise in San Francisco, Gnosis will develop original IPs, branded studio titles and digital extensions of its film slate.
IPFranchise, headed by Kandice Cota, is currently developing a social / mobile gaming platform for The Pink Panther franchise in partnership with MGM Studios.
“It’s an exciting time to be working with world renowned content creators,” said Kamali. “With a multitude of platforms available to help distribute and promote projects for a global audience, we’re very excited to be launching the company with collaborators such as the legendary Will Vinton and the innovators at IPFranchise.”
A WINNER IS LAUNCHED
We ran across the Uhuru AppCloud service via, well… you guessed it, the cloud. The founders graduated from Microsoft as senior programming managers awhile back, and decided to launch their own company. Uhuru Software was born. You can host your app on their cloud server for a very reasonable price. In fact, it is so reasonable right now that anyone can afford it!
We were interested in a very solid and reliable hosting service for our upcoming launch of ‘Pink Panther’s Amazing Adventures’ app, and didn’t want to fool around with anything secondary to the best. Uhuru Software has amazed us with their setup. They have assembled a turn-key solution that offers multi-platform services, with managing capability that is un-restricted. Continue reading