Mobile platform is simply the software platform on top of the programs which can run an application or a game on a mobile device such as a phone, PDs and handheld computers. The mobile games are played using the technologies present on the device itself. And for networked games, there are various technologies in common use. For e.g. it includes text message, multimedia message or GPS location identification. These games are usually downloaded via the mobile operator’s radio network, but in some cases are also loaded into the mobile handsets when purchased, via infrared connection, Bluetooth, or a memory card.
The mobile applications, specially games are becoming more user friendly as the time goes on. Smartphone users account for about 40% of the mobile phone market, considering the awareness among youngsters and the current trend as well as the cheaper rates. Many of these users enjoy playing games on their mobile phones. Having your favorite game in your mobile devices is in itself a mark of remarkable gesture.
It allows the users to download the games for free or at a cost which can add additional market value to a game. More and more games are being released to all gaming platforms including Nintendo Wii, Nitendo DS, Xbox 360, Playstation, PC, and mobile devices. By having all these platforms for games to run in your phone, it creates big additional value for game developers.