Playtech Develops iOS Native Product LineDavid Burgundy | 14 Aug 2019
Playtech, one of the world’s largest and most influential gambling technology companies has announced a brand new native-first product line for iOS. The product line was specifically designed to support casino operators as they prepare for the changes Apple has instituted to their App Store guidelines, which will come into effect on September 3rd.
Apple recently made the decision to update their clause 4.7 in their App Store guidelines. This specifically pertains to real money gambling apps, digital commerce, lottery and charitable donation apps. The new clause will force a large number of operators to update their casino content to be iOS native, or face removal from the App Store.
While Playtech has been offering a native iOS casino app for more than 3 years now, the demand for native products has spiked since Apple’s new guidelines were announced in June this year. According to a press release, Playtech’s new native-first product line will include a section of fully native games and gambling content. The content will allow operators to quickly and easily build native iOS apps using a Software Development Kit (SDK). This will dramatically reduce the cost of development and negate he need for investment in additional application software.
Mobile Solutions for Playtech Licensees
Playtech’s current iOS casino app includes a huge list of top slots and casino games as well as back-end functionality for operators. The main features for operators include the BetBuddy Responsible Gambling platform, 360 Platform engagement and third-party gamification tools.
Speaking on behalf of Playtech, CTO of Innovation Laps, Peter Mares said that the changes to the App Store guidelines have created another major hoop for operators to jump through to get their content on the Store. Luckily the company has been in the business for a long time and understand what is needed to help their licensees continue to operate as usual. Playtech were pleased to be able to support their customers with the development of a core, native-first product line. The product line includes a full selection of natively compiled games and gaming content.
Playtech was founded in 1999 and is currently listed on the London Stock Exchange. They are regarded as a leader in the technology, gambling and financial trading industries. They deliver highly specialised gambling software as well as services and platform technology across all the most popular industry verticals. This includes online casino, sports betting, bingo, live casino, virtual sports and Poker. Their iOS native app will simply be yet another top offering from a brand that has made its mark.