An Overview of the Most Popular Slots Apps Online
Apps are not the most common way of accessing slots on mobile devices. Many casinos have instead gone the route of responsive mobile sites based on Flash or HTML5. However, there are a lot of apps available for slots players, and slowly the number of games available via this medium is increasing. This article examines the positives of playing via apps and then looks at the different slots software manufacturers to see which have the best options for popular slots apps in 2014.
First of all below, you will find a quick assessment of the pros and cons of choosing an app, rather than the more prevalent mobile responsive versions of slots games. After that a note on the restrictions for US players, which means that there are currently no good options for real money slots in app format. Next I have gone through some of the main slots software houses that license their games to international online casinos, highlighting the most popular slots apps from those companies.
Popular Slots Apps – The App v Browser Debate
There are 1000’s more slots available via mobile-friendly in-browser games than you will find on the native apps for Android or Apple devices. These use HTML5, Flash or Java to deliver the games responsively. That is to say they will detect your screen size and adjust to this – including your smartphone of tablet device.
Many casinos, particularly the international ones still offer downloadable apps. What you will find is that these have a smaller number of slots games in each, some casinos offer as few as 30, while others have 100 or 150. Keep in mind that the bigger software houses have 500+ games in total, most of which will be available through the responsive in-browser format.
The positive with an app download is that your device handles the heavy work of running the games and there is less information going via the networks. This should make app play smoother and more stable. For me this difference is minor if it exists at all.
Apple users can not always access the instant-play versions of games. Those that use Flash are the issue, as this game is not supported by Apple. This can be solved with a simple browser plug-in, though understandably many users would prefer to use a Mac-compatible version of the games instead.
Popular Slots Apps for US Players
While there are a handful of casinos which offer mobile slots for US players via in-browser technology, there are currently no major casinos with proper apps for either Android or Apple users.
BetSoft, one of the leading slots software houses which still license their games to US casinos, have an amazing mobile slots range - which will work on iPhone, Android or Windows smartphones. These slots not only have amazing animated reels, the bonus rounds are state-of-the art too. I recommend you try out Mr Vegas, At the Copa or 2000 Years BC on your mobile device soon. If you have not seen how far ahead of the US friendly competition BetSoft are, then you should make sure that you check them out.
Popular Slots Apps for Worldwide Players
I have gone through the main software development companies and outlined the apps you will find at different casinos that use their products.
MicroGaming is the biggest software provider for online casinos and has some famous slot titles including ThunderStruck 2 and Mega Moolah. Most games are already available via their instant-play website, though the numbers of titles working well in mobile applications leaves a lot to be desired. You’ll find iOS compatible Apps around with as little as 19 games. At least this does include the popular jackpot slot games.
PlayTech is another huge software house which has deliberately chosen to go down the route of responsive in-browser technology. This game creator is famous for their video-slot range, with the famous linked progressive jackpots and Marvel themed slot titles. The default slots app that goes with this casino contains around 30 games. Some casinos are offering PlayTech apps which have more than 150 games, which show that the titles here can be offered via this format.
Net Entertainments has gone further than many other software houses and developed their own range of slots specially adapted for mobile use. These are called NetEnt Touch, and work through your browser with the added advantage that you know they have been specially created with touch-screens, and not just smaller screens in mind. These work fine with iOS (Apple) devices.
The same story comes up again and again for the other major software houses. Most of their games are available via browser versions which work great on most mobile devices. When it comes to actual apps that you can download, you are out of luck – or otherwise just have a small selection of games to choose from.