By: Digital Beach Software - May 30, 2009 -
5PM Poker is an all free Texas Hold em Poker site that combines cartoon styled graphics and event driven animations. The site’s continuously running Public Tables challenge players from novice to expert. In addition, the site offers continuously updated information on individual hand strength and odds of winning the hand. The site also allows players to create their own tables and invite friends to play in their own poker network, and offers player-initiated on-demand poker tournaments.
5PM Poker was built using the GWT platform. Using GWT animation enables playing cards, chips, avatars, and other objects to move seamlessly around the room. The site has integrated chat, sounds, and roll-overs to give the site the feel of a desktop application. All client / server communications are through GWT RPC and the animations use the GWT Animations API. We found the GWT platform to be full featured and up to the challenge of creating this highly interactive application.