What kind of apps work best?

If you have a great idea for a gaming-related app, we want to hear about it. If it’s a solid fit for the Overwolf community, we’re interested in learning more about what you have in mind. You can develop any type of app, from simple tools for improving user experience to truly innovative add-ons that change how games are played. There are no limits!

We want your app to succeed, and we’re happy to share our experiences with what works…. If your app helps users win a game, enhances their gaming experience, or simplifies their decision-making while playing, we definitely want to hear about it.

There are two main types of apps that we know players love: 

Apps that help you win

It’s no secret that gamers don’t just like to play — they also like to win. Not by cheating or subverting the rules, but by learning everything they can about their competition, having great information at their fingertips, and getting real-time insights into their own performance. It’s exactly these kinds of apps we’ve seen thrive on the Overwolf Appstore.
Below are some examples of great apps in this category.

  • Apps providing insights about other players and teams

These apps automatically fetch and display the player’s, teammates’ and opponents’ info and performance, allowing the player to know key details about the people he is playing with or against.

Examples:

  • Apps providing a fast and easy way to get important game-related information

These apps automatically detect the player’s character and show relevant information that will help him during the game. This can take a wide variety of forms, from tips on successful builds, item-crafting cheat sheets or even pro-tips from professional players.

Examples:

  • Apps analyzing your game state to provide tips and suggestions

These apps analyze the player’s game state in real-time, and use their own recommendation algorithm to suggest the next optimal move.

For example:

Apps that improve gaming experience

Alt+tabbing while playing is always a disruptive thing, and it’s a drag on game performance. Changing the playlist on your music player or checking the latest updates on Facebook doesn’t need to be immersion-breaking experience. In-game apps allow you to do all these daily activities without leaving the game, and they’re exactly what a true gamer needs for a great gaming experience.

Examples: