Angry Birds Friends Coming to Mobile Soon
Article by George Norman
On 04 Apr 2013
Rovio Entertainment announced that it will make Angry Birds Friends available for iOS an Android, thus letting you challenge your friends to weekly tournaments from your mobile. The company also made public its financial results for 2012.

Great news for Angry Birds fans who are frequently on the go and like to add a social element to their gameplay. On Wednesday, Rovio Entertainment announced that Angry Birds Friends will be released for iOS and Android soon. This means that in the near future you will be able to challenge your friends to weekly tournaments from your smartphone or tablet.

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“Pop some piggies with your friends wherever you are!” announced Rovio Entertainment. “Angry Birds Friends spruces up the classic Angry Birds experience with fun new social features that integrate with Facebook. For the first time ever the fans of Angry Birds can use their mobile to challenge their Facebook friends in weekly tournaments for the coveted bronze, silver and gold crown on the levels. Gather daily rewards, send and receive gifts of power-ups with your friends and brag about your accomplishments.”



On the same day Rovio Entertainment reported its financial results for 2012. The word’s leading provider of mobile entertainment shared the following figures with the public:
  • Total consolidated yearly revenue: €152.2 million; a 101% increase compared to last year.
  • Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT): €76.8 million; a 64% increase compared to last year.
  • Net profit after tax: €55.5 million.
“Year 2012 was another record-breaking year for Rovio. We doubled our revenue with an EBIT margin of 50%, more than doubled our headcount, established new offices and a New Business Ventures unit.” said Rovio CFO Herkko Soininen. “Also, to protect our own, as well as our partners’ and our fans’ interests, we continue to invest heavily in brand protection globally.”



Tags: Rovio Entertainment, Angry Birds, Angry Birds Friends, Facebook, iOS, Android, Apple, Google, revenue, financial results
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