Farmville Mobile Apps
In June 2010, Zynga launched Farmville mobile apps for those users of the Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, and the iPad. Now Farmville players from Facebook can work their farms while away from their computers.
There are downsides to this of course. Not every one of the 82 million players on Facebook have an iPhone, iPod Touch, or an iPad, so until the application is also available for Windows or Android phones, those users will still need to log into their Facebook profiles to play. That is also another issue - even as a separate application, players will still need to log into their Facebook accounts to play. It actually seems rather an odd choice; if you need to have a Facebook account to play the game, why not just play from your Facebook account? Facebook itself has launched a mobile version of not only its site, but mobile apps for users with smartphones.
The bottom line of course is that those Farmville players who break out in a cold sweat when they can't farm their farm will at least rejoice at being able to check on it while out shopping or stopping for lunch. And despite only now being for Apple mobile software, there's nothing that says the app won't come to other mobile phones. Already, Microsoft has a Farmville app on their MSN games, so users without Apple mobile support may need to wait it out, but may get an app for that too.
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