Tapinator, Inc. is a globally recognized and well-respected developer of social gaming apps. While they have published a wide-range of games, they have yet to venture into social casino games—that is until now. In an announcement last week, Tapinator shared that they have launched a new Video Poker VIP app on iOS.
It comes as no surprise that Tapinator has decided to enter the world of social gaming, as it is a highly lucrative industry. While many are uncomfortable with, or do not have access to online gambling, social gaming is generally free, and free or inexpensive to download games. Even though social casino games are affordable, app developers can generate massive revenues in add-ons and extra features such as more purchasing more lives, or advanced gaming features.
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Apple doesn’t have a death wish for gambling apps after all.
At least not in parts of Europe.
According to iGaming Business, Swedish operator association Branschföreningen för Onlinespel (BOS) says “Apple is to reinstate gambling applications for a number of major operators to the country’s App Store.”
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Meet “Comp My Play” — a new mobile app that delivers what we’re told is exclusive casino incentives that users can redeem directly from their phone or mobile device at their favorite casinos.
With the relationship between casino gaming and mobile technologies growing closer than ever previously imagined, those behind this latest offering seem to have their finger on the precise pulse of the gaming industry today.
And support for the platform is coming out of the woodwork.
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There are “gateway drugs” — supposedly — and then there appear to be “gateway apps.”
According to a recent report authored by Strategy Analytics — “TripAdvisor: A Gateway App” — TripAdvisor users are on average 3 times more likely to own an airline, hotel, or OTA app than others.
The strategy Analytics research suggests that TripAdvisor “could be the travel industry’s key to finding an engaged audience.”
Data from AppOptix indicates that travel apps represent less than 1 percent of all mobile device sessions.
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Aristocrat has something big planned for NIGA 2015.
mGamingWatch has learned that the company will unveil its new Mobile Concierge app.
Billed as the company’s latest innovation for its Oasis 360 solution, Mobile Concierge is a mobile app that allows players to have full touch-point access to their favorite casino, increasing player loyalty and reducing your costs.
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The team at Ladbrokes is showing the mobile casino industry how to make an app that’s both popular and practical.
This week, Ladbrokes rolled out a new mobile casino app for iOS. The app in question not only serves up a familiar array of visually aesthetic features, but more mobile-centric notification features and resources.
“The new app also offers push notifications and promotions that are segmented according to a certain customer’s gaming preferences and behavior,” iGamingBusiness reports after their first look at the app.
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As major mall retailers pursue new avenues to reverse shrinking brick and mortar sales via mobile technology, StepsAway has just announced an agreement with Starwood Retail Partners (national mall developer).
The agreement expands StepsAway’s deployment footprint to 10 new malls nationwide and retailers like GNC, Things Remembered, Sephora and Express can reach millions of additional consumers with mall-specific offers.
StepsAway’s browser-based mobile app, accessible via free mall Wi-Fi networks, is already deployed in select Taubman malls.
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If you’re a casino or gaming app, the best bet today is mobile.
Word is just out that the Desert Diamond Casinos have partnered with Joingo, a well-known provider of mobile engagement solutions for the casino gaming industry. Together, they’ve launched a Desert Diamond Casinos mobile app called “MY DDC.”
“The JOINGO-powered app integrates with the casino’s existing IGT systems, features real-time account info for Diamond Rewards members, plus in-app access to amenities and information for all three of their Arizona properties,” according to a statement provided to mGamingWatch.
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Odobo, which maintains a Developer Program and Marketplace for regulated gaming, has just launched the Odobo Play app.
According to the company, it’s “an innovative new games discovery application available for consumers globally via the iTunes App Store.”
The app is designed to be a showcase of games created by dozens of leading studios participating in the firm’s Developer Program.
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According to the details presented in the latest Travel Demographics Report Series published by Strategy Analytics Travel Analytics service, some of the world’s leading hotel and airline brands may be dropping the ball on mobile, particularly with regard to winning their business and building brand loyalty.
“Those under 25 are either not traveling or not involved in the travel booking process. Encouragingly for the industry those between 26 – 35 over-index on travel apps,” the report summary posits. “However, much of this usage is focused on local travel apps or OTAs. While a boon for OTAs, this scenario poses a big challenge for hotels and airlines.”
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