Future of Mobile Bingo: Apps for Phones
Stay ahead of the mobile bingo game – see what the future holds right here: the latest bingo apps and mobile-friendly sites for your phone or tablet.
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So now all that's left is to fine tune your bingo skills, polish up on your chat lingo and unleash your mobile finger on the world! But first a little history lesson...
Ever More Popular
The popularity of bingo continues to grow all over the world. While earlier, bingo was known more as an elderly players’ game, the average bingo player is becoming younger every passing year. With online bingo, the beloved game came into our homes. Now with new bingo apps on your iPhones, iPads, and your Android handsets, it is in your pocket wherever you go.
There are many different online bingo sites which let you download mobile bingo applications to your smartphones and tablets. There are also browser-based bingo sites on which you can play from your mobile: simply type in the site's URL in your mobile browser, and start playing immediately. This raging revolution is here to stay!
With online bingo near its peak in popularity,the future is all about mobile phone bingo. Apps for the Apple iOS and Android operating systems are revolutionizing the way we play. No longer do we need sticky keypads for playing. Bingo apps such as mmm Bingo can be downloaded for almost any phone or tablets and are touch screen compatible.
For a more extensive history lesson see Wikipedia's bingo article.
Our phones have very much become like little computers. There are new versions launched everyday and with each bingo applications get improved. Android bingo, for instance, was unheard of a few years back. As the pace of advancement in mobile gaming technology speeds up, so does the pace at which better bingo applications and mobile compatible sites are developed to suit it.
With every advancement in hardware the software automatically follows:
- Software companies use the developer kits released by mobile phone companies and create content and visual rich applications for the specific platforms that the mobile phones employ.
- Another thing to cheer about is the faster connectivity. As technology improves, the connectivity or instant play bingo will only improve. The new standards of mobile phone connectivity allow phones and tablets to access the internet with unbelievable speeds.
In summary, connectivity is faster and to serve the mobile-savvy bingo player, new bingo sites create applications that maximize the user experience. This trend is only increasing, and consequently bingo apps are getting better and better every day.
Mobile Bingo App Bonuses
As we know from online bingo sites for your desktop, there are a variety of bonuses on sites to get you in the door and keep you playing. This is obviously great for players and offers a brilliant incentive to check out a site and its games for yourself. But greater still is the fact that mobile bingo apps are following suit with said bonuses – and some aren’t even available to desktop players!
The most common bonus available on all the best bingo apps tends to be the no deposit bonus. This is where mobile sites and apps offer players a free bonus to test drive their site, in exchange for the player creating a username and password. As the name suggests, you don’t need to deposit any funds to receive this bonus. Sites like Lucky Touch Bingo and mFortune offer this type of bonus, giving players £15 and £5 free respectively, just for signing up.
Another common bonus is the first deposit bonus, which you’ll no doubt recognise from most online bingo sites. These bonuses tend to be offered in addition to any no deposit bonus, and are found on most mobile bingo apps and sites. Wink Bingo will give you a 200% welcome bonus, with an additional spin of their wheel giving your funds a guaranteed boost of at least a further £15. Bingo Hollywood gives a more generous 300% bonus, and has special redeposit bonuses (up to 100%!) for all future funds deposited. Keep an eye out for sites with these redeposit bonuses if you’re planning on playing for the long-term.
Extra Fun on Bingo Sites
Every seasoned bingo player knows that bingo sites compete ruthlessly with one another in order to grab your attention. This is good news for us, players, as each site pampers us with goodies.
Some sites do this with bonuses and promotions, others with loyalty points. We have recently spotted a new trend in this arena: bingo sites that offer players free, just for fun side games. True, most of us join these sites in order to win some cash, but these games are truly addictive, and are (dare we say it?) as much fun as playing for money.
Most sites offer demos of their video slots, which is a good idea if you want to get the "feel" of a certain game before you decide to commit and make a deposit. There are other options as well, that have nothing to do with playing for cash - we recently came across a certain site that offers a free 2048 game that they developed themselves.
Payment Methods Available
One of the greatest thing about mobile bingo sites is the variety of ways they allow players to deposit and withdraw funds from their accounts. As you can imagine with new portable technology comes new and more convenient ways to pay. So in addition to the usual debit and credit card payments, you’ll often find a host of other payments available to you on most mobile bingo apps, which don't require you to use your credit card. You’ll usually find the popular online money transfer service PayPal on mobile bingo sites, as well as similar money transfer/wallet services such as Neteller.
If you prefer a more private, cash payment method, Ukash or Paysafecard may be a better payment method for you. These work by simply purchasing vouchers using cash at one of the many participating convenience stores across the UK. The paper voucher will contain a 19 digit code which you can type into your chosen bingo site to redeem. Great if you’re looking to buy funds with cash when you’re out an about, but unfortunately you cannot withdraw funds this way.
However, undoubtedly the most convenient way to deposit funds to your mobile bingo app is through your phone bill. As long as you have a contract phone, most bingo apps will allow you to add funds which are then added to the total of your mobile phone bill the following month. In some instances, sites will also allow those with pay as you go phones to deposit by taking money off the current credit balance. In both cases, funds are usually deposited via SMS, and can quite often be set at a lower minimum deposit amount than most other deposit methods (as low as £3 on some sites) meaning it’s great if you just want a little more funds to get you by for a short while.
The Future is Now!
When it comes to bingo applications, everything is now falling into place. We have state of the art hardware, latest bug free software and enhanced connectivity. Look for applications and websites optimized for mobile phone access.
For most of the bingos that have already been able to do this, there is no need to have separate accounts for the online web version or the mobile application version.
Right now, the different platforms available for different mobile phone models and makes are holding back this technology to take off completely. However, in time, perhaps these setbacks will also be overcome.