There's been much written in the course of the past few weeks about Apple's iPad, but not about its prospects as a social gaming platform. One of the handful of truly successful social game developers on the similar iPhone is SGN, using a mixture of paid apps and microtransactions. SGN Vice President of Strategy and Analytics Jeff Weiser believes the iPad is part of a much larger trend in social gaming.
"In the long term, [the iPad] will be part of a larger move to mobile social gaming we envision for the marketplace. Twenty-five million Facebook's users are active each month via mobile phone. As more people have social experiences on their mobile phone, we think there'll be a lot more people accessing social games through mobile Web," said Weiser.