PokerConnect is the first poker app which allows you to play across platforms offline. How? Each player has the PokerConnect app on his or her own device. This can be a tablet or phone, either iOS or Android. It has announced a scoop for the poker app: Smooth interfacing between these two major operating systems.
As they say: The best ideas fit onto the back of a beer mat. The PokerConnect beer mat was scribbled during a team outing by app developer DTT Multimedia from Amsterdam, a team of young app fanatics whose motto is ‘work hard, play hard’. During the week, they work on developing app concepts. On Friday nights after work, they socialise; for example, by playing a round of poker. In early 2015, the DTT team was in a bar at Spui in Amsterdam. Time for a game.
As befits loyal app fans, they opened the app stores. Finding an app that would serve as a poker table turned out to be a hell of a job. And so the PokerConnect idea was born. That’s the way it can go: From a scribble on a beer mat to a unique concept that goes on to conquer the app stores.
The app serves as a digital poker table. The goal was to create a poker experience that would be identical to playing poker in real life – which means enabling users to play against friends, one on one or with a group of up to 10 people. You can play with real money or with chips. The advantage compared to playing at a physical poker table with friends is that no one has to deal.
The smooth cross platform operations between iOS and Android is what makes PokerConnect unique. DTT Multimedia software development company in the person of Jeffrey van Dijk, says of this breakthrough: “Getting the iOS and Android operating systems to communicate via a server is common these days. But the challenge with PokerConnect was to achieve this communication offline. After all, not every poker fan can rely on a good internet connection wherever they are. After more than a year of development, the game is now ready for the general public. However, this is only the start and we’re going to enrich the game even further in the future.” PokerConnect is free to download for Apple and Android devices. Eager for a first impression of the game? View the video. The application was developed by DTT Multimedia, which has previously supplied apps for, among others, ING bank, FOX Sports, Boston Consultancy Group, Belkin and the Dutch government.