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Apple delays igaming ‘Native iOS’ enforcement 

Apple has granted industry mobile developers with a further reprieve after confirming that it will delay the changes being made to its terms and conditions on its App Store policy. Updating its mobile policy, Apple has confirmed a six-month delay to its iOS design enforcement for betting-related apps, which were due to be implemented on 3 March 2020. In June 2019, …

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Degree 53 ‘UX Review’ reviews operators against latest Apple app guidelines

Industry design and innovation studio Degree 53 has published a new ‘UX Review’ detailing guidance on how operators can meet Apple native design standards with their current product catalogue. In June 2019, Apple updated its App Store review guidelines to impose restrictions on real-money apps, enforcing stricter guidelines on clamping down of non-native applications – a decision that caused much industry …

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Racing Post adds Betfair markets to racing app

The Racing Post has confirmed that it has integrated Betfair sportsbook markets within its free iOS mobile app and mobile website, allowing readers to place direct bets on Betfair horseracing and greyhound markets. Branded as the most comprehensive tool for racing enthusiasts, the Racing Post app delivers daily racecards, results, expert tips, the latest breaking news and live race streaming. …

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Fan up! Sky Bet launches EFL Rewards app

As title sponsor of the English Football League (EFL), Sky Bet has launched its proprietary ‘EFL Rewards’ app driving engagement between football fans and the clubs they follow. Made available through the Apple App Store and Google Play, Sky Bet’s EFL Rewards gives loyal fans the opportunity to win a range of prizes including EFL matchday tickets and signed merchandise. …

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Stuart Godfree: mkodo – Relax! Apple guidelines won’t trigger industry’s ‘Appexit’

Stuart Godfree, Managing Director & Co-founder of mobile development and innovation studio mkodo, tells industry tech stakeholders to pay no attention to the hysteria generated by Apple’s stricter enforcement of non-native apps… ______________________ On 3 June 2019, Apple updated its App Store review guidelines, imposing restrictions on real-money apps. It followed stricter enforcement of guidelines clamping down on non-native applications …

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Peter Mares: Going Native… How Playtech is helping the industry stay ahead of the Apple curb

Apple’s June 2019 app guidelines update has thrown a spanner in the works for industry development teams, as the tech giant states that only ‘native IOS’ apps will be allowed to index on its App Store. Peter Mares CTO of Playtech Games Innovation Labs details how the technology group has developed operating structures and functions to help its clients overcome Apple constraints …

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Sue Yoxall: Keeping up to date with technology advancement

Appealing to a younger generation is often the biggest challenge for technology developers, especially given the pace of change to software and trends, explained Sue Yoxall, co-founder and executive director of mkodo. Yoxall, whose company provides apps and user experiences for mobile, online and retail environments in the betting, gaming and lottery sectors, spoke to SBC at the iGB Live! event …

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BetWarrior mobile platform gains App Store approval with Shape DK

New industry incumbent BetWarrior has teamed up with Danish digital product studio Shape (Shape.dk) to launch its fully native, mobile-first gaming platform, meeting Apple’s strict new guidelines for indexing on its App Store. BetWarrior details that its mobile platform has been launched for LATAM markets, as the business seeks regional operator partnerships. Working with development studio Shape, BetWarrior details that …

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Gunn Merete Paulsen: Lotteritilsynet will continue its toughest stance against remote actors

Speaking to national media, Gunn Merete Paulsen, Director General of Lotteritilsynet – Norway’s gambling authority – has stated that the government’s tougher stance against foreign betting operators is working. Presenting Lotteritilsynet’s annual report, Paulsen details that in 2018 Norway saw its first decrease in remote gambling interactions/engagements following years of growth. Tougher measures introduced by the government including remote gambling payment …

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mkodo warns industry developers of Apple backlash on ‘simple wraps’

London-based mobile app and innovation studio mkodo has issued industry stakeholders a warning with regards to new Apple App Store policies and listings guidelines, inbound with the US tech giant’s ‘4.2 update’. Moving forward, the Silicon Valley giant has pledged to enforce policies requiring app developers, including those operated by industry incumbents to have a minimum level of native functionality. …

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