Originally Posted by orangepeeleo
So iPokers only improvement is some sort of cloud thing to make iPoker a bit more facebooky, theres so much more they need to concentrate on!
Where is this expo or w/e it is you went to? Looks cool.
Last week there were two industry related conferences.
The one where we saw this was called 'ICE' which I assume stands for International Casino Exhibition.
As long as you're not an operator it's free to go to.
Check out: http://www.totallygaming.com/ice-2012
Originally Posted by timchuk
The square pods really make the site look terrible. They should just copy ftp pods and they would be laughing.
Agree to you completley on the seat pods. Hopefully it's something they look into - it's probably a fairly simple change.
Originally Posted by Jos
I dont care what the tables look like ... there are mods out there that can change themes ...
All i want is decent software ... do ipoker actually listen to what players would like ?
I question what ipoker reps actually talk about when they get together ....such a great time to do something positive with whats going on at Stars etc ....
I really wish i was a computer programmer ... i would get as many decent other programmers together and try and create our own poker room ...i mean how hard could it be ... and the rewards could be huge.
I slightly disagree with this.
One of the major complaints I (and I assume iPoker) always saw were regarding the lack of re-themeable tables.
A lot of people said they should copy the Full Tilt tables and to be honest this appears pretty close to that.
Poker rooms with great software fail all the time. The challenge is attracting players, which costs a lot money. The average acquisition cost for a recreational player is said to be around $500 currently.
Building great software from scratch is of course achievable, but the poker networks have a much tougher job.
A good example would be if you went to a web designer and asked them how much to completely clone a website like iPokerVIP. You would probably get extremely close (depending on the designers) for $10k. Our site, however has cost many times this. We have to regularly update it, add new features and refining it is a constant process.
Building a brand new state of the art house is significantly easier than refurbishing and older one.
Sorry if it seems I'm defending iPoker - that's not the case at all. I would love to see them really take things to a new level and some of the new stuff has shown they have been listening to players. Maybe it's not as much as you would like, but some progress has been made and it's a little unfair to just point at something as complex as a piece of software that spans over 50 licenses and claim that a couple of lads could group together and crush it.
We can all agree that the network (along with all other poker networks) has a long way to go. We're coming to this thread to show you what improvements / changes are being made.