Social and mobile gaming platform Heyzap has just launched a new Android app simply called HeyZap. This app helps you discover new games from what your friends are playing. This is done through check-ins, similar to Foursquare.

HeyZap has three major features – news feed, games database and game tips. Checkins are done through the news feed. From here you can view what your games your friends are currently playing. To enable you to check in, the games that you are playing should already by integrated to HeyZap. As of today, there are around 20 games which have integrated with the HeyZap platform through its SDK.

The other feature of HeyZap which is quite useful is the tips tab. Here you can view game tips posted by your friends after they’ve played or finished a game.This tab also includes tips from the other members of the HeyZap network and not just your friends. You and your friends can comment on these tips and from there discuss more about a particular game.

Finally, the app also lets you unlock cool gaming badges which hopefully will entice you to use the app more often. And perhaps to make the app “socially relevant” as well since Foursquare and Gowalla both use those badges.

HeyZap is available as a free download from the Android Market.

via Mashable