Acres Manufacturing Company announced the debut of the Foundation App Store, an open-to-all environment that allows any developer to provide applications for any slot machine or table game deploying Acres’ Foundation casino management system technology. The Foundation App Store enables casino operators to seamlessly add the newest content from developers through an open API in an effort to quickly address evolving consumer interests.
With the open API, casinos only pay for the cost of the application, not for the interface. Currently, casinos may have to purchase the same interface for each application they want to buy. This obstacle prevents many casinos from installing new applications, thereby depriving them of incremental revenue and earnings.
Another significant difference with the Foundation App Store is that Acres allows any app, whether or not it competes with present or future Acres applications. Typically, fees are charged by legacy systems for any interface with competitive products.
At launch, the Foundation App Store includes 17 developers with applications tested and certified as “Foundation Compatible” by Acres. Initial applications encompass categories such as reporting, analytics, cashless gaming, bonusing and more.
“The Foundation App Store is a marketplace that enables casinos to select any application they want with the guarantee of security and compatibility,” said Noah Acres, chief operating officer of Acres Manufacturing. “We are allowing any developer to create content for the Foundation platform by providing our standard API documentation. This approach is beneficial to developers, casino operators and gaming customers as it will cultivate the newest technologies and content for consumers. We are confident the enhanced speed of deployment and broader variety of applications available on the platform will greatly enhance profits for casino operators.”
Foundation is a first-of-its-kind casino management system that provides casinos with real-time data from slot machines and a direct interface to the credit meter on any slot machine. Foundation provides casinos with over 1,000 times more data, giving casinos dramatic new capabilities to analyze and influence player behavior. Through its standard APIs, any application approved by the casino can interface with Foundation to enable advanced data analytics, bonusing, cashless gaming and more.