4 Replies Latest reply: Oct 5, 2011 1:17 PM by rockmyplimsoul
jyoz Level 1 (5 points)

I started playing Infinity Blade on the iPhone. Will it be possible to sync the saved data on the iPad with iCloud?

I mean, it's ridicoulus that I have to start over every single game on the iPad...


iPhone 4, iOS 4.3.3
  • KiltedTim Level 9 (50,310 points)

    Yes IF the developer supports it. You'll have to ask the developer whether they intend to do so.

  • rockmyplimsoul Level 5 (6,767 points)

    KiltedTim wrote:

     

    Yes IF the developer supports it. You'll have to ask the developer whether they intend to do so.

    Where did you hear this?  Nothing in the official iCloud description indicates that app data is part of the cloud, only the app itself (http://www.apple.com/icloud/what-is.html).

     

    Perhaps app data (and music streaming, etc.) will become features of the cloud, but there's been nothing official from Apple that I've seen indicating this.

  • KiltedTim Level 9 (50,310 points)

    It should work the same way document sync will for the iWork apps. The document store is part of the iCloud sync process. ANY app can take advantage of this if it's written using the proper APIs. This is why if you create and edit a document in Pages on your iPad, you'll be able to open it up and continue on your iPad, and presumably on your Mac as well.

     

    Existing apps won't do this, of course. At least not until they are updated to take advantage of iCloud.

     

    See this page: http://www.apple.com/icloud/features/documents.html

     

    "If you have the same iCloud-enabled apps on more than one device, iCloud automatically keep your documents up to date across all your devices. So you don’t have to."

     

    Things like saved games could be treated the same as any other document. The app just has to be "iCloud-enabled".

  • rockmyplimsoul Level 5 (6,767 points)

    I see, thanks.  The statement on that page "And we’ve given developers the tools to make their apps work with iCloud, too. " would support what you're saying, I guess I didn't read all the fine print!