While the official Royal Vegas Casino downloadable mobile application is now available to Australian smartphone users, many people prefer to access mobile services directly through their Web-browsers, rather than installing software which takes up space.
Each of the above app icons take mobile and tablet users directly to the full-fledged mobile version of the respective casino, where you register, deposit AUD money and begin playing without the need for any external downloads. Within the site, users can create a Web app, designed for easy access and convenience, via the setting on their device.
Once you’ve accessed your chosen casino via tablet/phone, you simply need to open the in-browser settings and you will have the option to create a homescreen icon of the exact page you are currently on.
As each mobile and tablet is different from one another, accessing in-browser settings is done in slightly different ways. These two images show the process of creating a browser app on an iPhone and a Samsung Galaxy S3.
Once you’ve created the appropriate title which will be displayed under the app on your homescreen, the new application will automatically position itself on your homescreen (so long as you have sufficient screen space).
When you open the app, it performs the same task as the services that would be provided when accessing an online casino through your mobile browser – however this new Web app, which now downloads it’s browser software to your device for local processing (just as the YouTube videos we watch via our phones do), has gotten rid of the URL toolbar which we always see when we browse the Internet. We now have more screen space to play our favourite games.
This interface is identical to that of a native application, and the Web app carries out tasks (in this case, providing real cash casino games) essentially the same as a native app.
Add as many Web apps as you like – you not only have to add the casino to your homescreen, but you can add specific games, too, so you have instant access to your most enjoyed titles.
– As mentioned above, Web apps are built with common browser language and formatting and can thus be accessed across almost all smartphones and tabs (and even data-enabled Smart TVs). This allows for a much greater audience reach, and makes things significantly more convenient for the consumer.
– To design and maintain these applications requires very little money, so these apps will never cost you a dime. They also take up very little (if any) space on your device, and version updates do not require any additional software installation, because every update and fresh design is automatically completed through the browser.
– If the server/company providing the Web app shuts down, that Web app will no longer be able to be utilised, as the proprietor would no longer be in operation. This is in stark contrast to a native app, which can still be downloaded and accessed even after the designer has stopped producing – a la Flappy Bird.
– As the service provided by these nifty apps are accessed via the Internet, any data interruptions will most likely cause the app to temporarily stop working. Apps downloaded from the market (Google Play, the App Store, etc.) do not require a network connection as frequently as a browser app. However, ‘offline Web applications caching’ technology is in development – the ability to use browser apps locally for offline use.
Note: All of our suggested casinos protect you from losing any money if you are in the middle of a game and lose data connection.
The mobile Internet is still in its infancy but its use is increasing at a rapid rate every day, and it is becoming ever more sophisticated.
Thus, experts are predicting Web apps will become more popular, while native apps may see a decline in downloads.
Designers and companies will be keen to build more of their applications and services with browser formatting – a language which has become capable of allowing browser apps to perform the same tasks as native apps. And such technology has been predicted to surpass the technology used to build traditional market applications. Experts expect interactive companies and creators to take advantage of the multi-platform landscape we are headed towards, and design software which can be conveniently accessed across all mediums.