In 2011, more than 400 million units of smartphones were sold all over the world. The mobile world is slowly making the shift to smart phones and with this comes plenty of things to think about if you are a business owner. A company looking to penetrate a booming market should therefore look at how the number of smartphones out there can help them increase their company’s popularity.
Casinos for example have expanded their operation online since the Internet provides a way for them to reach millions of potential players. It would therefore not be surprising if casino companies are now gearing up to take over the smartphone gaming landscape. Of course, we are still far away from the future when thousands if not millions can enjoy the same gaming experience they have today online using only their smartphones.
Today, there are already games that players can play on their smartphones for real money. Of course, these will not rival the popularity of casino games played on desktop and laptop computers. Progress is being made though and even with the challenges in place, the pace of developing games for smartphones has been picking up in the past few quarters.
One of the biggest concerns for developing games for smartphones is that makers of these mobile phones have their own design. This means developers have to take into consideration the fact that they are making a game that can and should be played in a variety of screen sizes and resolution. Even with casual games, the number of different screen sizes is making it almost impossible to design a game that can be run by all smart phones.
Another concern is security. With millions of phones hitting the market every year, malware makers have also stepped up their game and have designed viruses to target phones. The majority of phones used today do not even have the most basics of anti virus tools installed making them easy picking for hackers.
Although the modern phones we have today in the market are more robust in terms of performance compared to phones of yesteryears, the majority of them are still not yet up to the level needed to play casino games.
The mobile phone industry though is moving forward at a breakneck speed. Operating systems and hardware have been improved and will only be improved moving forward. This would eliminate many of the roadblocks that hinder casinos from offering their games to the majority of smartphone users.