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Version: 27.1.3

Release Notes

New in this version - Version 27.1.3

  • New Submit Score API Methods
  • PlayerData & Progression Tools
  • New Onboarding Flow for Real-Time Games
  • Support for Bot Matches in Real-Time Games
  • New Loyalty Store for prizes and fulfillment
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements

NEW Submit Score API Methods

You can now submit the final score as soon as a match ends without being forced to load the Skillz UI, reducing abort rates and improving the real-time gameplay experience

With full control over when to return to Skillz, and the safety to know the player’s score is already submitted, you can create deep and engaging post-match experiences without putting the player on a time limit

NEW PlayerData API

Persist ANY information you choose on the player object, stored in a key/value schema YOU define. Track player statistics, power a new high score system, create custom challenges, secure your player inventory, or build robust progression systems. The possibilities are as endless

For more information, read our case study or check out our API reference docs

NEW Real-Time Onboarding Flow

Support for real-time bot matches to give new users a smooth and fun first gameplay experience

Updated SDK Tutorials to explain tournament results and how to join real-time tournaments

Fully testable in order to determine the optimal user onboarding experience.

NEW Loyalty Store

A brand new design makes it much easier for players to browse, find and redeem prizes. Rich customization options coming soon!

We’ve also revamped our fulfillment pipeline - We now offer a wider range of prizes while also reducing overall processing time.

Important for iOS Integration

Please Note: Xcode 12 is now supported!!!

The latest version of Xcode is now supported.

Please Note: App Transport Security (ATS) Now Required

We have enabled ATS for iOS. This forces secure connections for all network communication. Please refer to Apple's docs Preventing Insecure Network Connections for more details.

skAdNetwork

The Skillz SDK will call the registerAppForAdNetworkAttribution method once initialized. Please refer to the Apple Documentation for all details concerning app install attribution with the skAdNetwork.

Important for Android Integration

  • The compileSdkVersion and targetSdkVersion has changed to 29

  • The AndroidManifest (included in the SDK) has an added setting

    <application android:requestLegacyExternalStorage="true" >

    which is required for the SDK to be compatible with API level 29. Please verify that this setting exists before uploading your new build.

Use this for your store description

Challenge people around the world with Skillz, a competition platform complete with leaderboards, trophies, physical or virtual prizes, and an amazing loyalty program that rewards you just for playing! Skillz: eSports for Everyone®

What's new for your store description

  • A brand new storefront for redeeming prizes
  • Bug fixes and improved stability
  • Exciting additional features! (If implementing progression or new real-time tutorial features, call them out here)