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Heyzap



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Published 02/13/2009 and rated Ratingstars3 3 out of 5 stars
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What can you use the app for?

HeyZap aims to do what YouTube did with videos but with online games. It’s a unique service that allows you to find games you like and then embed them on your very own website. The reasons for a website owner wanting to do this are mainly because the traffic visiting their site will increase. YouTube changed the internet as we know it, and heyzap is hoping to do the same. Rather than just becoming a popular destination site, HeyZap intends to use its widget which has a catalog of various games to become popular. They are also entering into partnership deals with some publishers and developers. Developers can upload their games to the site and make money out of a revenue sharing agreement; webmasters can also use the games on their own sites to make them more popular.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

'HeyZap was founded by Immad Akhund and Jude Gomila; it is proving to be a successful site that was launched towards the end of 2008. The site currently has over 4000 games, and this figure keeps on growing every day. In 2011 Heyzap changed its business activity to a check-in service for mobile games.

What are the differences to other apps?

There are already thousands of flash games on the internet, but it can be really difficult to find one that you like. There are many different developers of flash games, and they are often spread out over numerous sites. HeyZap changes how this works, by allowing games to be embedded onto other peoples sites it makes it much easier for them to become popular, and also allows the website to benefit from increased traffic. HeyZap works by aggregating and then filtering the games from a number of different portals, developers and Mochi Media. The most popular games are then displayed so that you can be sure you’re going to embed a very popular game. The widget is an application which can be embedded on a user’s website to display a number of popular games.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

HeyZap is very easy to use. If you are looking to embed a game on your site then you should first spend some time searching through the various different games and then clicking on the ones that you like. Once you’ve chosen the game that you want to embed you can then copy the code in a very similar way to how you embed videos from YouTube. If you sign up for an account then you will also be able to track the number of people that play the game no your site. If you’re a developer who wants to upload your games to the site then you will first need to register for an account. This is very easy and just involves logging in and filling out a simple form.

How does the registration process work?

Registering for an account on HeyZap will help you to track who plays your games, and is also essential if you want to share your own games with other people. This is very easy to do; you just need to click the signup link at the top of the page. Then enter your website name, website address, and fill out the other options. This will automatically create a widget for you; you just need to paste the code into your website as normal.

What does it cost to use the application?

Using HeyZap is free for both developers and publishers. The site makes money from advertising revenue, some of which it shares with developers.

Who would you recommend the application to?

HeyZap is a great way to add interest to your site by embedding some games for people to play. Anyone wanting to make their site more interesting will find HeyZap very useful. If you’re a budding game developer then you may also find that HeyZap is very useful.

  • Publishers can embed games on their site
  • Widget allows people to play a variety of games
  • Developers can share their games and earn money


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