Mobile entertainment is the next big trend for the online gambling industry. As an increasing number of individuals around the world begin investing in smart phones and tablet computers, it becomes important for online casino operators to explore their mobile options. With the release of the iPad 2 and a wide range of Android devices, 2011 will be an exciting year for mobile gaming, and here are a few trends that the industry will see this year.
More and more online game developers are looking into using the new HTML 5 coding language, which allows them to create Flash elements with HTML script. This is particularly useful when designing browser-based applications, which online casino developers must rely on when appealing to Apple customers.
2011 will also see the rise of the Android operating system. Despite the release of the iPad 2 and the upcoming launch of the iPhone 5, Android devices are seeing a great deal of attention from mobile gamers. Statistics even show that the Android will take over the majority of the mobile market share from Apple, so many mobile developers are turning their attention towards the operating system.
Social media will also begin playing a larger role in the mobile gambling Industry this year. Mobile developers are beginning to see the value in social games like Zynga Poker and Farmville, and are attempting to create similar applications, so online poker players can keep in touch via social media outlets.