OpenFeint is one of several game-oriented social networks for iOS devices. With Apple’s Game Center now on the scene, is OpenFeint’s popularity diminished? The answer is no, according to company chairman Peter Relan. The secret to OpenFeint’s continued success is that it coexists with Game Center instead of competing with it.
“We have successfully moved above the Apple stack,” Relan said, meaning that OpenFeint is a platform that sits on top of Apple’s platform. “We are very pleasantly surprised. The beauty of achieving scale (a lot of momentum) is the market decides. Not you, not me, not Apple. Rumors of Apple Game Center hurting OpenFeint are greatly exaggerated.”