Real Gaming on Android : Leading Poker Site Releases App
German poker enthusiasts as well as international ones have a new reason to celebrate – a partypoker.com app has just been released. Partypoker.com is originally an online poker site managed by leading entertainment company Bwin.Party Digital. The site became increasingly popular in recent years for their regular matches and seasonal tournaments of poker variations. Their latest addition is a mobile version of their game offerings that is compatible with Android-operated smartphones and tablets, which was launched last December 2012.
The http://de.partypoker.com app first came about when the people behind this poker site thought of expanding their services to meet the fast growing popularity of mobile devices throughout the world. According to a 2012 report by market research companies Goldmedia Custom Research and Respondi, the usage of Android-powered systems in Germany alone has expanded its market share by 18 percentage points year on year to 43 percent. That being said, Android was the next avenue for this online gaming powerhouse.
With the partypoker.com app, German and other Android users from around the world can access both real money and play money games through their mobile devices round the clock. The offerings of the app ranges from Texas Hold’em table matches to the celebrated FastForward Poker. This is a new feature that allows users to fold instantly and be moved to a new table, promising four times as many hands as the traditional kind.
Another great feature of the partypoker.com app, aside from providing a wide array of games to choose from, is the community site or the virtual lounge where one can meet fellow poker players of the same level to interact with. In addition to these features, the app is also available in multiple languages including German.
The app is only available to those who have a device that runs Android 2.1 or higher, and have an existing account in the partypoker.com site. To install the app in Android-operated smartphones and tablets, here are the instructions:
Enable non-Market apps by going to “Settings”, then “Applications” and checking the tick box “Unknown sources. Allow installation of non-Market applications.” When the warning window appears, just tap OK.
Scan the QR or go to PartyPoker.com on your Android device to start the download.
Create a new account or log in with your existing Party Poker details. When done, you can start playing.
Unfortunately, there is no deposit or withdrawal function included in the app as of yet. Users from Germany and other countries can also experience some connection problems and bugs as the app is still in its beta version. If these problems occur, it is best to report them directly to the partypoker.com team as soon as possible.