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As smartphones running the Windows Mobile operating system start to proliferate more in Australia, one of the leading online casino developers has responded by launching the first Windows Mobile casino app.
Microgaming recently became the first online casino software provider to roll out this type of app, which is an indication that the company is keeping its ear to the ground when it comes to broader technology trends. This at a time when statistics are showing that there has been a surge in the purchase and use of Windows Mobile devices in Australia.
The app can be downloaded and installed on Windows Mobile devices that run Windows Phone 8.0 or 8.1. It allows Australian players to play casino games for fun or for real money.
The Windows Mobile casino app
The Microgaming Windows Mobile casino app comprises some of the company's most well-loved and premium games - 35 in total. These include some of Australia's favourite slots, video poker, table games and of course the ever popular progressive jackpot games. It's been designed to be easy to use and it really is simple and intuitive to open and play casino games using the app. The user interface requires merely two taps in order to install and play any game. The app also has the capability to automatically detect the type of device that a person is using and to adapt the interface to this, which further increases the intuitiveness and user-friendliness of the app.
Microgaming will keep the app constantly updated with new features and will make sure that new games are released regularly. Each update will also enhance the player's experience as feedback is received from the market. Microgaming will put effort into ensuring that the app remains compatible when new operating systems are released, which means that when Windows 10 is released into the Australian market the app will be ready to run on this platform.
More about Windows Mobile 10
Windows Mobile 10 will be the operating system that follows after Windows Mobile 8. There will be no Windows version 9, because Microsoft is at pains to emphasise a break from the previous version and to make the point that this is a complete operating system overhaul, rather than a merely a follow-on. Windows 10 will be rolled out for PCs, tablets and smartphones.
Microsoft has indicated that Windows 10 will do away with some of the unpopular elements of Windows 8, particularly its departure from the traditional Windows interface, which has upset many users. Therefore Windows 10 will see the return of the more traditional desktop look and feel, the taskbar and the Start button. Opened windows will be resizable, rather than taking over the entire screen. This is all to try and ensure that Windows 10 is more familiar to Windows users from the get go.
Windows 10 is expected to be released in Australia around the middle of 2015.
Microgaming's Windows Mobile casino app available for Australians
The first Australian online casino that has rolled out the new Windows Mobile casino app from Microgaming is Jackpot City Casino. It's really easy for Australian players to get hold of the app. The casino has created a standalone page that offers the downloadable app, with guide screenshots.
To go with the launch of the app, Jackpot City is offering Australian players a great sign-up bonus that is available via the Windows Casino app. This is available as soon as you sign up and open a real money account. The app has plenty of great features and is very reliable to play. The casino is confident that Australian mobile device users will be impressed with the app and expects that this will boost player retention and loyalty at the casino.
Microgaming plans to implement the casino app at other casinos in the near future, although it hasn't announced any details yet. We will be sure to keep our Australian players updated as this happens. So keep an eye on this page and watch your email.