Sports betting is a pastime that millions of people enjoy and one of the big reasons why this industry continues to grow is mobile technology.
Gone are the days of travelling to visit your local betting shop every time you wanted to place a bet. Now we are in a world where you no longer need to be at home to place a bet, and it is all thanks to mobile technology.
We have seen many hi-tech gadgets released onto the market over the past decade, but time and time again, the technology inside mobile phones continues to shine.
We all do far more than call and message on our mobiles, and for many people it is their only option, or their most convenient option when it comes to betting.
How Mobile Betting Apps Have Developed
When mobile betting apps were first introduced, these were very simple and did the basics only. Now, apps are far from that, they are packed full of features and you can access the entire betting service on them.
There has been a battle between all the UK sportsbooks to offer the best betting service, and part of this is to offer the best betting app. This has worked in a way to put pressure on bookmakers so that they keep enhancing their app and making it better than their rivals.
We now see features such as in play betting and live streaming available on apps, and there are even specific offers open to app users only, for those looking to find a good deal.
Those who have a mobile betting app will no longer need to use their computer to visit the desktop site, everything is available on the app.
The Convenience of Betting Via an App
The main reason why betting apps have quickly become so popular with punters is simply because of the convenience they offer. Like anything else in life, the majority of us want something in the most convenient way possible.
Whether you are placing a late bet before kick off in the Premier League, betting on the next horse race or checking on the results, you no longer need to be at home or in a betting shop.
With a betting app on your phone, you effectively have your bookmaker right in your pocket, standing by to help with anything you need.
This has opened up the door for those attended live sport to place bets while they are inside the venue, rather than doing it all before. In sports where team news is important, this is a key tool for those betting to use to their advantage.
What is on the Horizon?
In terms of development, the apps we have today will still look very similar in a decade from now. The rapid changes and enhancements are all complete, the only big move will be to ensure they are capable of coping with additional demand that is going to come over the next few years.
One area we could see a change is with betting apps using the voice recognition software that we see on many phones and gadgets. This is unlikely to be used for placing bets, but asking apps to perform tasks is something that should appear in the near future.
This means you should be able to ask your betting app about the latest odds, what won a specific race and much more without actually touching your phone.
Mobile betting apps have gone through a number of big changes, more are to come, but they have excelled so much that they are already at a very high level.