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Tango, the popular mobile messaging app is opening up and software development kit (SDK) to third parties, allowing developers to integrate the newly launched Tango into their own apps - which they hope will lmean more engaging social experiences for users.
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Gameloft is the first of a handful of launch partners to debut apps using the new Tango platform; the brand will soon unveil its Candy Block Breaker for Tango iOS app. JetPack Jinx for Tango, developed by Bubble Gum Interactive, is already available in the App Store. Candy Block Breaker will hit iOS in the next few weeks, and both will hit the Google Play store in July.
"Tango is developing best-in-class partnerships, and we are thrilled to be the first game publisher using their new platform," Baudouin Corman, Gameloft vice president of publishing, said in a statement. "Working with Tango will allow us to bring an amazing social gaming experience to a broad and engaged audience."
Tango, with more than 120 million members, says that it is the largest "U.S.-based all-in-one messaging app."
The company encourages developers interested in working with it to head to its website.
Tango, a leader in mobile video communications, today announced it has closed a $40 million Series C round of funding with investment that included new investors Qualcomm Incorporated, acting through its venture arm, Qualcomm Ventures, and Access Industries, Inc., the industrial holding company founded by Len Blavatnik. The financing brings the company’s total funding to close to $100 million.