When iPhone OS 3.0 was released iPhone developers were very quick to update their apps with the latest features. Tap Tap Revenge 2 was one of the first games to include Push Notification service which enabled challenging friends to compete against your high scores.
After iPhone 3GS was launched with upgraded hardware, featuring Digital Compass we saw amazing apps and games using the magnetometer on iPhone 3GS. Apple September event put the spotlight on the new iPod touch and iPhone 3GS being increasingly used as a portable gaming device and now the developers are focused on enhancing the gaming experience.
The latest game to use OpenGL shader effects in a 3D environment on iPhone 3GS and new iPod touch is Adrenaline Golf Online (available on App Store for $.99) developed by Eurocenter The game is touted as the first game that takes full advantage of OpenGL ES Version 2.0, which gives superior graphics and gaming experience with more lifelike textures and detail. The trailer looks highly impressive and the gameplay is a mix of golf, mini golf and pool. Adrenaline Golf Online as the name suggests also features an online mode where you can play with other players worldwide.
In response to performance on previous versions of iPhone and iPod touch the developer claims “Runs also super-fluid on iPods & iPhone 2G/3G”
Adrenaline Golf Online Trailer: iPhone/iPod touch