Category Archives: Apps

The Business of Online Poker Apps

Online poker in the United Kingdom has increased in popularity over the past six years.  However, when ranking from country to country, Italy now holds the number one position in terms of players per capita. Even the US has been overshadowed by European nations, but that may soon change with recent changes in the laws regarding online gambling in the States.  Poker online has decidedly become the number one game of choice for overall players of online games and this now includes poker online found on Facebook and other social media programs and online casino websites.

This has become big news for the poker online business in the UK, but US trademark owners will also find a lot of new business opportunities.  Some of the companies that are looking to reenter the online gambling and poker online market in the US have already expressed that interest to the media through press releases of corporate partnerships.

Apps for playing poker is the new big thing, you can now get poker apps for Android and iPhone. Nearly every day there semes to come  a new gaming app for casinos or poker rooms.

You can see some of the best poker apps here

Gaming Apps Developers in Uproar About Zynga

Casino GameWith the recent news that Facebook will be doing a complete 180 about their gambling apps, Zynga has expressed interest in entering the casino apps market.  This news has other gaming app developers nervous as Zynga controls a large share of the online gaming market already.  Zynga is already in talks with some of the bigger named casinos in the US as well as casino apps developers from around the world.

Zynga already has a highly popular online poker game and are one of the better known casino apps makers in the gaming industry already.  Zynga games has an exclusive deal with Facebook and thus, will already have an advantage over smaller casino apps developers that have to pay for their advertising.  In the long run, this move could be bad of the online gaming community and especially bad for the gambling community.

More information will be released as Zynga informs the press about their plans for new casino apps.

The Best Apps of the Year

Best Apps of 2011The Best Apps of the Year

It’s that time of year again.  The best apps of the year have been judged and now with the Holiday Shopping season in full swing, even apps are getting discounted.  Some of the best apps of the year were related to time management and gaming.  The most popular game of the year is Angry Birds which could be found as an app on any of the mobile carriers apps stores.

App development is now currently moving towards new platforms such as the Ouya and Xbox 360.  Microsoft has recently released new versions of it’s SDK and Ouya has now made their ODK available to the public. Free apps development for these platforms is becoming ever more popular.  The Ouya uses the Gingerbread Android OS where Microsoft is using a properietary SDK, which is for the most part not a completely open source SDK.