Miitomo is a free-to-use social networking mobile app developed by Nintendo for iOS and Android devices. The app allows users to converse with friends by answering various questions, and features Twitter and Facebook integration. The app, Nintendo's first, was released in Japan on March 17, 2016, and worldwide on March 31, 2016, launching alongside their My Nintendo service. The app can only be used when connected to Nintendo's servers.
Miitomo is a conversational app where users can communicate with friends by answering questions on various topics, such as favourite foods or current interests. Similar to Tomodachi Life, which some of the Miitomo development team also worked on, players use a Mii avatar which they can create from scratch or obtain from their My Nintendo account or a QR code, and give it a computer generated voice and personality. Users can add friends to Miitomo by communicating directly with their device or by linking the app to their Facebook and Twitter accounts.
Miitomo was initially announced on October 25, 2015. Nintendo partnered with DeNA to leverage their understanding of mobile platforms as part of Nintendo's push for development on mobile devices. The app was first released in Nintendo's home market of Japan on March 17, 2016, and was later released worldwide on March 31, 2016.