Tuesday May 19,2015 : DEGREE 53 AWARDED UK LICENCE
And completes new BetFred messenger apps
Manchester-based app developer Degree 53 has been awarded a remote operating licence by the Gambling Commission for the design and build of gambling software in the UK market.
“Since we were born out of the gambling industry, it is an important market for us,” Andrew Daniels, managing director of Degree 53 said.
“With the topic of security firmly in the public eye in recent years, granting of the licence stands us in good stead to deliver secure solutions for other industries as we continue to diversify”.
In related news, the firm said it had completed the development of Betfred’s new messenger apps for iOS and Android which provide customers the ability to interact with the bookmaker in placing instant wagers and receiving custom replies to bet queries.
“When Betfred asked us to create their new messenger apps their main aim was to provide users with the ability to place bets and check results in a way that resonates with other applications they are already engaged with, such as WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and SMS,” Daniels said.
“It was important for Betfred to deliver technology that meets changing needs and customer expectations. The messenger app achieves this by allowing customers to place bets on the go, conveniently and with ease.
“We worked closely with the team for five months and can’t wait to see how their customers react to their new message betting experience.”
“The apps provide customers with a new channel to interact with Betfred,” added Rakesh Chablani, managing director of Betfred.com. “Placing messages, receiving sport event information, including live scores, direct to the mobile device are new innovative features and a superb addition to our digital offer.”