Mobile application platform provider Rapid Mobile Media and Gamesys Group have hooked up to mobilize some Gamesys games.
Gamesys, which owns a number of UK gambling sites including the Jackpotjoy instant win and bingo site, will use Rapid Mobile’s ThinkPhone software to offer its interactive games on all handset types. The ThinkPhone platform allows a company to develop a single version of an application that, thanks to Rapid Mobile’s active provisioning platform, can be delivered over-the-air to any type of mobile phone in a form that’s optimized for that handset.
“With recent advances in handset technology, and reductions in data charges, 2008 is shaping up to be the ‘year of mobile'” Gamesys CEO Noel Hayden said regarding the company’s mobile strategy. “We are developing an exciting range of quality products which are all based on our existing Jackpotjoy game portfolio.”
The new mobile versions will be integrated with the company’s online offerings, so members can use the same login and e-wallet on both platforms. This integration means that mobile and online players can “play the same games for the same progressive jackpots, giving players the chance to win some of the biggest mobile jackpots anywhere,” Hayden said.