A new Android app for smart watches lets players have a go at the slot machines while they go about their daily routines. The German company HandyGames created a new slot game called Vegas Fruit Slots, available only for wearable devices. It uses the pedometer component inside a smart watch to count the number of steps players take throughout the day, and it adds coins to players’ accounts based on the number of steps it counts.
The app costs U.K. 69p or U.S. 99c and is compatible with all Android Wear devices, from Sony to Samsung to Motorola watches. HandyGames has created other wearable slot games, with titles such as Guns ‘n’ Glory Heroes and Aces of the Luftwaffe. Wearable casino games are somewhat of a specialty for the German app developers, and they always look for new ways to use the built-in functions of smart watches, such as the pedometer.
About HandyGames App Developers
HandyGames has been around since 2000, when it was founded by German brothers Markus and Christopher Kassulk, with help from Udo Bausewein. In 2006, HandyGames began creating mobile apps with a free, ad-based business model, and later, they began developing paid titles with in-app purchases. Most of their apps are traditional video games, and they recently began creating slot machines for wearable smart watches.
Android Wear is a new operating system designed for wearable mobile devices, and it puts the focus on fitness apps, such as exercise programs and nutrition trackers. HandyGames is one of the first app developers to combine fitness with online gambling, offering three different video slot machines that help players stay in shape. The games charge an upfront fee, but they don’t bother players with in-app ads or purchases.
Smart watches are still only being produced by technology firms like Motorola and LG, but soon they will be manufactured by fashion companies such as Fossil and Guess. They give users an extended social media and networking experience, based on the software that powers Android mobile devices.