Mobile games and social networking company Mobstudio has made its Galaxy social network application available to iPhone users. The app allows network members to chat with fellow "Galaxians" flirt, date, play online games, share photos and more within a virtual world.
Although new to the iPhone, the app is already popular among users of Android and feature phones. In fact, Galaxy has more than 24 million fans all over the world, including Russia, India, Indonesia, Brazil and Argentina. "Galaxy is an enjoyable way for users to form friendships across the globe," said Andrey Kamotskiy, CEO of Mobstudio.
Members use Galaxy's thousands of chat rooms to find new friends. They also have the option of creating and decorating their own chat room. The iPhone version includes new emoticons for use in chats and instant messaging.
Galaxy also includes a dating service with a continually-expanding database of 1,500 virtual potential dates. Users can even opt to have a virtual wedding and create a Galaxy family, complete with virtual pets, ranging from terriers to unicorns, to nurture.
Game chat rooms allow members to compete in quiz games or the Four Elements Fight where they engage in combat, using fire, water, earth or air for attack or defense. Users also have access to familiar games like Battleship or Tic-Tac-Toe. Winning a game raises each player through a system of ranks and leagues so that they can earn awards.
Members interact with the Galaxy virtual world through customizable avatars and can clothe their avatar in a variety of colorful costumes and clothing that are added to weekly. The iPhone app includes new heads, bodies, auras and more.
Weekly updates keep things fresh with new virtual pets, gifts and contests. Additionally, monthly photo contests provide the opportunity to win virtual credits (Galaxy money that can be spent in on clothing items, costumes, gifts, pets and more). Users can also simply share photos and blog posts.
"Galaxy has something for practically everyone," said Kamotskiy. "We've redesigned this 8.0 version to optimize members' experience, so iPhone users are going to love our virtual world."
Galaxy 8.0.1 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Social Networking category.