As Pocket Gamer reports, the first games that support Facebook Connect have appeared in the App Store.  Facebook Connect is a framework provided by Facebook that developers can utilize in order to allow players to link games to their Facebook profile for automatic posting of high score info to their profile feeds.

A recent update to Tap Tap Revenge 2 [App Store] (v2.0.1) adds Facebook Connect functionality to the game and iBowl's [App Store] recent (v5.0) update brings the functionality to the SGN title, as well.

The ability to link iPhone games to one of the internet's top social networking websites has the potential to bring the iPhone gaming community together in a whole new way.  Seeing what games your friends' are playing and how they're besting your score on your favorite game--in a place you visit daily anyway--should add a nice element of competition to titles that support the new service.

  • PeterM11

    This is a pretty cool idea.... even though I do not completely understand it. But it seems cool. haha.

  • PeterM11

    This is a pretty cool idea.... even though I do not completely understand it. But it seems cool. haha.

  • http://andysreviews.wordpress.com/ AndyL

    Binary Game has also added Facebook connect to their game. Get it here-> http://bit.ly/X6yjV

  • http://andysreviews.wordpress.com/ AndyL

    Binary Game has also added Facebook connect to their game. Get it here-> http://bit.ly/X6yjV

  • djasmith

    I'm going to have to try this out.

    I have Binary Game and Tap Tap 2 of course and plenty of my colleagues live on Facebook.

    I am intrigued bye the whole thing.

    Noticed the updates this morning made reference to it.

    Summink akin to that failed Onyx social iPhone gaming network may blossom from this sort of link up ?

  • djasmith

    I'm going to have to try this out.

    I have Binary Game and Tap Tap 2 of course and plenty of my colleagues live on Facebook.

    I am intrigued bye the whole thing.

    Noticed the updates this morning made reference to it.

    Summink akin to that failed Onyx social iPhone gaming network may blossom from this sort of link up ?

  • xVariable

    I've often thought about how neat it would be to have a last.fm-type thing for iPhone games, that you could use to Scrobble the games you are playing, and then tie that into Facebook. This will essentially do that which is great...

  • xVariable

    I've often thought about how neat it would be to have a last.fm-type thing for iPhone games, that you could use to Scrobble the games you are playing, and then tie that into Facebook. This will essentially do that which is great...

  • Tiltboy

    let's see...i'm quite sceptic that these generic social network integrations bring anything else than nice PR for first game companies that utilize them. maybe some game developers get something, if their facebook friend-list contains many other developers. but in generic terms, most of the people at facebook are there to build their personal connection-book and see/hear what some of the active facebook-friends have been doing. 99% of the facebook applications get less than "few hundred users", even though there are over 100 million users in facebook...! Best for game developers just to focus all their energy just to develop great and/or surprisingly new games.

  • Tiltboy

    let's see...i'm quite sceptic that these generic social network integrations bring anything else than nice PR for first game companies that utilize them. maybe some game developers get something, if their facebook friend-list contains many other developers. but in generic terms, most of the people at facebook are there to build their personal connection-book and see/hear what some of the active facebook-friends have been doing. 99% of the facebook applications get less than "few hundred users", even though there are over 100 million users in facebook...! Best for game developers just to focus all their energy just to develop great and/or surprisingly new games.

  • http://b1narygame.com yonnage

    Hi - I am the developer of Binary Game. As Andy posted above, we have also added Facebook Connect features to the game.

    Basically you can now post all your scores directly on facebook, and shout out all your friends when you beat their scores :) The game will prompt you to post a feed story (one touch publishing) when you get a new high score! (if you want to try it, it's avail here http://bit.ly/b1nary )

    Facebook Connect brings a whole new level of social interaction to the iPhone and iPod Touch.

    We'll be seeing a ton of apps support Facebook Connect in the next few weeks - very exciting :)

  • http://b1narygame.com yonnage

    Hi - I am the developer of Binary Game. As Andy posted above, we have also added Facebook Connect features to the game.

    Basically you can now post all your scores directly on facebook, and shout out all your friends when you beat their scores :) The game will prompt you to post a feed story (one touch publishing) when you get a new high score! (if you want to try it, it's avail here http://bit.ly/b1nary )

    Facebook Connect brings a whole new level of social interaction to the iPhone and iPod Touch.

    We'll be seeing a ton of apps support Facebook Connect in the next few weeks - very exciting :)

  • MrDiscipleFIN

    This is a step to a right direction, but it ain´t xbox live.. It would be lovely if app store games would have a "connectivity layer" behind. friends list, now playing, join game, send message, form a group, compare achievements, share user created content (replays, maps) Nokia ngage2 platform has some of these features and it works lovely, but i sold my crappy nokia n95 in order to buy the iPhone 3g =)

    Well that was just a big daydream of features we will never see on iTouch platform.

    About this facebook score posting. would all my non-iphone gamers see those generated "New highscore!!11" posts? They might get cranky with it.

  • MrDiscipleFIN

    This is a step to a right direction, but it ain´t xbox live.. It would be lovely if app store games would have a "connectivity layer" behind. friends list, now playing, join game, send message, form a group, compare achievements, share user created content (replays, maps) Nokia ngage2 platform has some of these features and it works lovely, but i sold my crappy nokia n95 in order to buy the iPhone 3g =)

    Well that was just a big daydream of features we will never see on iTouch platform.

    About this facebook score posting. would all my non-iphone gamers see those generated "New highscore!!11" posts? They might get cranky with it.

  • http://www.sleestak.net bobcat

    i like the idea to a degree, but between all the annoying twitter messages and over-jealous facebook apps posting garbage it seems a little much like overkill.

  • http://www.sleestak.net bobcat

    i like the idea to a degree, but between all the annoying twitter messages and over-jealous facebook apps posting garbage it seems a little much like overkill.

  • Confused

    Im a little confused on how promo codes work. Can someone tell me, please?
    This seems like a cool idea by the way.

  • Confused

    Im a little confused on how promo codes work. Can someone tell me, please?
    This seems like a cool idea by the way.

  • mark

    If this 'feature' is in my face then I'll not buy any app with it.

    Make it an option, put it on another screen, let me switch it off.

    If every time I turn it on I see the blue button, or every time I get a high score I get prompted to upload / share on FB then I see that as an advert. I won't use FB (been there, seen the crap, quit). Nice it may be and some will love it but right now from what I see there is no way I'm buying Binary Game (for example) because I really do not want the FB stuff in there.

  • mark

    If this 'feature' is in my face then I'll not buy any app with it.

    Make it an option, put it on another screen, let me switch it off.

    If every time I turn it on I see the blue button, or every time I get a high score I get prompted to upload / share on FB then I see that as an advert. I won't use FB (been there, seen the crap, quit). Nice it may be and some will love it but right now from what I see there is no way I'm buying Binary Game (for example) because I really do not want the FB stuff in there.

  • Diablo

    While not a game, the app Urbanspoon just updated with FB connect. It's kinda cool. I don't need to register another user name. when I use my FB log in it shows my other people on my FB friends list who are also users of Urbanspoon. And when I rate or review a restaurant it shows up in my FB mini feed if I want it to. I can really see this being useful.

  • Diablo

    While not a game, the app Urbanspoon just updated with FB connect. It's kinda cool. I don't need to register another user name. when I use my FB log in it shows my other people on my FB friends list who are also users of Urbanspoon. And when I rate or review a restaurant it shows up in my FB mini feed if I want it to. I can really see this being useful.

  • Diablo

    And to Mark, it's totally optional in this case. You can register a new account if you want, or not register anything at all. You're never prompted to register.

  • Diablo

    And to Mark, it's totally optional in this case. You can register a new account if you want, or not register anything at all. You're never prompted to register.

  • JJ H.

    Another game that is implementing it right now (in testing phase) is Toobz- the good 'ol water pipe type game. I love being able to see what my friends are doing with their iPhones on Facebook- smart.

  • http://na JJ H.

    Another game that is implementing it right now (in testing phase) is Toobz- the good 'ol water pipe type game. I love being able to see what my friends are doing with their iPhones on Facebook- smart.

  • mark

    Just bought Binary Game.
    The blue Facebook Connect spoils the front. It looks tacked on, the colour is wrong for the design. And I'll be honest as a non-FB user I don't want to see it. Not everyone wants to be in FB. Please update the game and have some way of either dismissing it permanently or putting it on the About page, or make another page where it could sit.
    It spoils the presentation, it spoils the game.

  • mark

    Just bought Binary Game.
    The blue Facebook Connect spoils the front. It looks tacked on, the colour is wrong for the design. And I'll be honest as a non-FB user I don't want to see it. Not everyone wants to be in FB. Please update the game and have some way of either dismissing it permanently or putting it on the About page, or make another page where it could sit.
    It spoils the presentation, it spoils the game.

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    To be honest I think Facebook is becoming overcrowded with spam because everyone and their mother is creating software which posts to it. It'll become Twitter soon if it's not careful.

  • http://howtohackfacebook.net/ How to Hack Facebook

    To be honest I think Facebook is becoming overcrowded with spam because everyone and their mother is creating software which posts to it. It'll become Twitter soon if it's not careful.

  • SMB131R

     HELP! I couldn't connect to facebook :(