Paddy Power launch new iPad specific betting app

Discussion in 'Mobile Sports Betting' started by Sebastian, Dec 27, 2013.

  1. Sebastian

    Sebastian Administrator Staff Member

    Paddy-Power have lived up to their reputation as being the leading bookmaker when it comes to innovative mobile technology by releasing a brand new iPad specific sports app. While most bookmakers develop one mobile site for all smartphone or tablet devices, Paddy-Power have gone one step further by developing an iOS app that makes the most of the Apple tablets larger retina display touchscreen.

    The new Paddy-Paddy apps looks completely different from the existing version and offers many improvements, such as...
    • Totally new design and layout that has been tailored specifically for the iOS tablet.
    • Faster access to all the sports and horse racing markets.
    • See at a glance all the main live-betting markets.
    • Swipe feature that allows you to get in and our of your account from any page.
    • Watch live horse racing from every racetrack in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
    • It is completely free to install, download and use so why not give it a try.


    Last edited: Jul 23, 2016
  2. Terry W

    Terry W Member

    great to see a bookmaker finally develop something specifically for the ipad. most bookies just offer the same app that's available for the iphone which is ridiculous considering how much bigger the ipad's screen is.
  3. Sebastian

    Sebastian Administrator Staff Member

    Yes, it's great to see an online bookmaker invest heavily in tablet apps and not just focus on smartphones. The heavy investment is paying off for PaddyPower as almost 50% of their online revenue now comes from bets place via mobile devices. This is double the rate their competitors enjoy so PP customers obviously enjoy using their sports betting apps.

    The number of iPad's in the United Kingdom is also set to double to 20 million by 2015 so PP obviously see a great opportunity there to tap into the growing tablet market early. I'm sure a similar version is in the pipeline for Android and Windows Phone also.
  4. HK Betting

    HK Betting Member

    i was skeptical at first. the ipad screen is big enough to browse the main website so i didn't see the point. after using it for a few weeks now i'm completely hooked. it's much easier to navigate on the ipad than the paddy power website and you can place a bet faster too.
  5. Sebastian

    Sebastian Administrator Staff Member

    It's a really nice tablet app especially if you're planning to watch their live horse racing. It's just a shame they don't follow Bet365's lead and also stream soccer, basketball, tennis and other sports.
  6. The Kid

    The Kid Member

    Coral have developed an iPad specific app too that has some additional features. I'm surprised big names like William Hill and Ladbrokes haven't done the same given how popular the Apple tablet is.
  7. Sebastian

    Sebastian Administrator Staff Member

    It is kinda surprising that neither Ladbrokes or William Hill have developed iPad specific apps but I guess they're just not as hungry as smaller bookies like PaddyPower and Coral who are competing for third price. Mobile devices are the future of sports betting so I think both Ladbrokes and William Hill would be better off spending less time focusing on their betting shops and more time creating software for tablets like the iPad or Samsung Galaxy Tab.
  8. Sebastian

    Sebastian Administrator Staff Member

    Here is a video demonstration we found of the Paddy Power iPad sports betting app in action. To download visit Paddy Power.

    Last edited: Jul 22, 2016
  9. The Kid

    The Kid Member

    It's a really well designed app. Nice to see they've now also added the cash-put option that's come so popular. Football fans are also spoiled with tons of stats for the English Premier League, Spanish La Liga, Italian Serie A, German Bundesliga etc.

    I've noticed that live streaming of horse racing is also available from more countries through the iPad. With my Android smartphone I can only watch live horse racing from Ireland and the UK but when I log-in to iPad I also get access to racecourses in Dubai, South America and South Africa.
  10. Terry W

    Terry W Member

    best overall sports app but be aware that it may not work outside the england, scotland, ireland etc. i recently went on a business trip to the united states and it wouldn't active the entire time that i was there.
  11. sims76

    sims76 Member

    seeing as the iphone 6l is almost as big as the ipad mini now, do you think that internet sportsbooks will continue developing tablet specific apps?
  12. Sebastian

    Sebastian Administrator Staff Member

    I just checked on their iTunes page and it appears that Paddy Power still develop an bookie app specifically for the iPad.
  13. Ger Regan

    Ger Regan New Member

    I think most online bookmakers worth their salt offer a specific version for smartphones and tablets. Tablets are in every house now and it's often much easier to browse betting lines from an iPad so it makes sense to develop a specific version. Tablets are also much better for watching live streams.

Share This Page