Bingo: A stubborn mule reluctant to change

As time has gone by the game of bingo has remained much the same. Sure, every now and then some maverick has attempted to revolutionize the experience in some way or other but after all is said and done the game is pretty much as it was centuries ago.

It has been through the use of technology that many have tried to change the game. In recent years, we have seen it being jazzed up and turned into a fast paced graphic intensive game by numerous app creators. Often the game has been given many different levels and has presumably been intended to capture the attention of those who normally play games in the action category.

When bingo first became popular in around 1995 the game took a very simple format, which interestingly, is pretty much exactly the same way it looks today.

In the online sphere we have seen the invention of live presenter bingo which has been made available online and via the television. At first this seemed like a good idea and a clever way to emulate the success of bingo with a traditional caller, but probably due to costs and accessibility issues, the online version was a flop.

On a slightly similar theme to the online presenter version of the game we have also witnessed the launch of ‘webcam’ bingo. The novel idea here was that in order to enhance the community element of the game, when a player wins their webcam would take a ‘selfie’ of them and display it to other players. The reasons for why this had the potential to be a great idea were plentiful, as were unfortunately, the concepts flaws. Webcam bingo proved very quickly to be a flop.

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In the much more recent years the bingo game has been adapted to be playable on mobile devices. Presumably millions of pounds have been spent on the adaptation of various software setups to bring bingo to smartphones, tablets and a smorgasbord of other modern, mobile, devices.

It seems beyond doubt that very soon all bingo brands are going to have a mobile offering for their customers. At this moment the quality of these are very varied. As of yet it seems that nobody has really done a particularly great job of overcoming the limitations presented by mobile devices inherently having a much smaller screen size.

If you find yourself away from your laptop computer there are certain sites, which we suggest you try before others. Here is a list of new mobile bingo sites, remember to check regularly as these sites are currently being launched on an almost weekly basis.

This is an exciting time for the game of bingo, as we said originally, the game has changed very little over the centuries, but what has changed is the way we access it. Most notably the Internet has presented the biggest change in access but the television has also played its part.

It will be extremely interesting to observe which future technologies emerge and influence the way in which we play the game. Our prediction is that the limited changes to the game itself are testament to the strength of the original version which people have become enamoured with over the centuries. We don’t expect this stubborn mule to make any changes soon.

Fluttabyes

From the moment you launch Fluttabyes and the game’s logo starts dancing to the incredibly cheerful theme tune, it’s almost impossible not to start bobbing your head along with it!

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Fluttabyes is a bright, family-friendly, “Connect 4” type game. You must match four or more butterflies of the same colour so that they can fly-away. You goal depends on which of the five game-modes you choose to play:

Survival

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Matching butterflies earns you time as well as points and when the matched butterflies fly away, the grid is filled up again. Your time remaining is represented by the seeds on a dandelion; when all the seeds have blown away: it’s game over! If you match enough of a certain colour then you can earn a bonus Ladybird and if you match the maximum possible number of butterflies, you earn a Rainbow Butterfly.

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This could also be called “Survival Practice” because it’s the same as Survival but without the time limit. This is a great place to learn how to earn the Ladybird and Rainbow Butterfly and then see what effect they have on the game grid.

Solitaire

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In this mode, when you successfully make a match and the butterflies fly away, they are not replaced. Your goal is to clear the grid of all butterflies as quickly as possible.

Drop

Butterflies fall from the top of the grid at an ever increasing rate. It starts off slow but after approximately one minute it can get quite hectic! The aim is to last as long as you can.

Rush

In the final game mode, there is a fixed time limit of 60 seconds to obtain the highest score you can. To help you, the bonus Ladybirds and Rainbow Butterflies are easier to obtain.

All game-modes have an associated Game-Center Leader-Board so you can compete with your friends and all other players around the world.

If you want to try-before-you-buy there is a free version of the game called “Fluttabyes Free” which limits you to 60 seconds of Survival mode.

Both the full version and free version can be downloaded here:

https://itunes.apple.com/artist/red-chain-games-ltd/id848995108

Introducing the New 888Sport: A Unique Online Sports Betting App

For those who love any type of sports, betting on sports is a common pastime. A long time ago, you would have to go to the actual horse race or that game of cricket to place your bets on the sports. In some cases, you could just watch the matches or games on television, but the end result was that you had to know someone in the betting game to place your bet. Today, things are a lot different. Because now we have apps for smart mobile phones and tablets just like 888Sport. This app is wonderful as it allows you to place your bets online from anywhere in the world.

The Internet, 888Sport and Betting Online

With the advent of the Internet, you can now use technology like the 888sport App. This application is one of the newest on the market, and it is certainly one of the best. The sports gambling industry is very vast, and great apps like this one come along once in a lifetime.

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The Transition of 888 From Typical Bookmaker to Internet Sensation

You certainly may have heard of 888 before if you are heavily or somewhat into sports betting. Since the year 1997, 888 has been a key bookmaker in the industry. But just like many other industries who are transitioning from brick and mortar institutions and establishments to an online presence, in 2008, 888 launched their own unique website where people could go to place their bets via the Internet. This created a large market because there betting radius moved from small and local to global. They were now able to take people’s sports bets from all the way around the world.

Today, those people who love sports betting can use this app from 888Sport in 6 countries. 888Sport also deals with a whopping 5 different currencies, so it doesn’t matter what type of money your country works with typically. In addition, betters also have a number of special features available to them through this unique application. First, they can use it on their smart mobile phones or on their tablets. This means it goes with them wherever they are. Within the application, there are a number of withdrawal and deposit options available to any user. Reviews have shown that this application is easy to use and friendly even to new people who may not be familiar with betting applications via the Internet.

The App Experience

Sports betters are loving this new application, and many betters who thought they would only like to sports bet are now also branching out into other games that are offered by this special application. It’s easy to check it out by going directly to the app menu of your smart phone or tablet. You’ll have the app in the matter of moments with no trouble at all.

Will you master the Cannon?

Welcome to Cannon Ballistix, the next best physics based game to hit the App Store.

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Whether you’re relaxing, waiting, bored OR just in need of something fun to pass the time, then this is definitely the game for you. It’s very easy to learn, challenging to master BUT even harder to put down.

The objective of the game is pretty straight forward, ‘fire the cannonball through the porthole’. THAT’S IT!!! … How hard could it be?! Adjust the cannon Angle, set the cannon Power and FIRE AWAY!!!

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It sounds simple enough, but with obstacles like WIND, WALLS, REBOUND PADS and MOVING PORTHOLES, this game is definitely a lot more challenging than you may think.

-The WIND speed and angle will alter the flightpath of the cannonballs,
-The WALLS will deny you a direct shot to the porthole,
-The REBOUND PADS must be struck at the precise angle and with the perfect amount of power for the cannonballs to be able to bounce through the porthole, and
-A MOVING PORTHOLE means only one thing, timing of the shot is a must.

Cannon Ballistix begins with some pretty basic levels, here you will learn the ins and outs of the game, with a little added help from some tutorial popup notes along the way. These notes will explain everything from the Angle Button to the Score to Winning Bonus Balls.

As the game progresses the levels and episodes become more challenging, to the extent where you will need to fire a cannonball through a wall, onto a rebound pad and out through a moving porthole, all whilst having to allow for the wind direction and speed. So in other words be prepared for some brain strain.

With the variety of obstacles, a unique scoring system, bonus balls, loveable graphics, entertaining sound effects, catchy music and much more, you’ll understand exactly why Cannon Ballistix is a must have gaming app.

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With over 100+ levels still to come and a Multiplayer option, you’d be crazy not to jump on board now and begin the path to becoming a Cannon Ballistix Master.

Cannon Ballistix is FREE and available NOW on the iTunes App Store, so get DOWNLOADING.

Here are the links:

iTunes store link : https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/cannon-ballistix/id988296829?mt=8

Official Website: http://cannonballistix.com
Facebook – Cannon Ballistix Page
Instagram – Cannon_Ballistix
Twitter – @CannonBallistix

Move easy with Bellhops

There are always those moments in our lives that we remember solely because of how terrible they were. Death of a family member, week out from work from a stomach bug, bad fight with a significant other, etc. Another bad moment in people’s lives without fail is moving.  Whether it be cross country or across the street, moving your life is never easy. That is where Bellhops come in.

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Bellhops hire the best college students from your local college and provide a service like you have never experienced before. Where customer experience is their focus, their cheap prices are only beat by the quality customer support. They charge $40/hour per Bellhops, or mover, and only charge you after the move has actually happened for the amount the guys actually worked. The only up-front money the customer pays is a $1 deposit to get the card into the system. The Bellhops from the area of the move are then notified of the move and the job is filled on a first-come first-serve basis.

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After they claim the job the leader of the move, called the captain, is instructed to call the customer 24 hours before the move to confirm everything with them and also to communicate with his wingmen (other movers). The customer is also sent an email with pictures and short bios of the Bellhops that will be helping them so that they know who will be coming to their house. Once the Bellhops start the move they clock in on the app, crush the move, and then clock out. The customer is then sent another email with the times clocked so that they can verify them or contest them if they do not agree with the time or if something was broken. However, as their Yelp reviews show, the customers almost always are happy with the results.

The Android and iPhone apps streamline the process by making all of the information even more readily available and easy to manage. For the Bellhops themselves the app serves as a means to claim jobs and clock in and out of them. It also provides info on where the move is, the customer’s contact information, and reminds them the checkpoints of when they are supposed to contact the customer and provide them with a peace of mind.

On the customer’s side of things, the app allows them to book a move instead of going online or calling in and review the details of their move to make sure that everything is correct. All in all, the app is there to make their awesome experience even greater and make sure that everything that happens to the customer is the absolute best that they at Bellhops can make it. The app can be found at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bellhops/id939797180?mt=8.

Discover what makes you unique – Talentoday’s free personality test for your career

Everyone has been asked the same daunting question during an interview: “What are your strengths and weaknesses?”

With the release of the free iOS application, ‘Talentoday – Personality test for your career’ you’re able to quickly discover your personality and soft skills: armed and ready to ace your next interview!

Developed by accredited psychologists, the Talentoday personality test is also available online. Since the site’s launch in January 2014, the assessment has been taken by millions of people around the world. Within a few minutes, users receive in-depth insights about their soft skills, motivations and personality – a report that would typically only be available for a large fee and with an expensive debriefing from a career coach.

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How does it work?

After a quick sign up process (by Facebook, LinkedIn or email), take a 10-minute test. The Talentoday personality test consists of 128 forced-choice questions. It’s very quick and easy – just swipe up and down. Choose the answer that fits you best, there are no wrong answers! The elegance of the test allows you to take the test on the go, having fun while preparing for your career and future.

Immediately after you complete the test, you will learn about your personality and motivations. With the personality radar, discover your strengths in 5 main clusters: Communicate, Manage, Dare, Adapt, Excel. These 5 clusters are subdivided into more specific personality criteria, such as stress management, leadership, and ambition. The results provide you with in-depth data-driven insights for your career. This comprehensive overview allows you to quickly discover yourself and your unique personality.

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Why Talentoday?

From students seeking internships, to professionals preparing for interviews, or even someone who’s simply looking for a fun way to compare personalities with others, Talentoday empowers individuals to discover and showcase their unique soft skills. This user-friendly experience is available for free in the App Store, challenging the distribution of older, more traditional assessment tools, such as Myers-Briggs, StrengthsFinder, or other expensive solutions.

With a fun and modern approach to psychology and careers, Talentoday’s personality test will help you to know yourself better in just 10 minutes. Even better, every 6 months you can retake the test to see how you’ve grown. So, what are you waiting for? Discover what makes you unique – today!

Link to app in app store: itunes.apple.com/us/app/talentoday-personality-test/id823618874?mt=8

Website: www.talentoday.com

Can you help the world’s fattest ninja scale the Tower of Torment?

Do you like ninjas? You do? Well did you know that ninjas like cake? More than like – they love it. They want its little cakey babies. Ever wondered what happens when a ninja loves cake just a little bit too much? Well, you’re not alone. One-man game studio, Fingerland, had the exact same thought and so created Fat Ninja, a highly addictive hand-drawn arcade game for iOS.

The hapless hero has gorged himself on too many battenbergs and now must embark upon the harshest training regime in ninja lore – the Tower of Torment(TM).

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The aim of the game is to help Fat Ninja scale the Tower of Torment without breaking any of the platforms. Simply tap and drag anywhere on the screen to build up power and then release to watch Fat Ninja leap to the next platform. But, be careful – land softly or the platform will break!

With five different types of platform – steel, concrete, wood, bamboo and glass – you’ll need to keep your wits about you to ensure you don’t land too heavily and smash through to a long fall and a facefull of paving slab. Control and precision is central to the game, but speed is also important: hesitate for a second too long and the platform will start to crack.

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Watch out for three special power-ups that help Fat Ninja scale the tower: a diet pill to lighten his load, an air brake to instantly stop his fall with a tap of the screen, and a can of beans for a flatulent foot up. You can only use one power-up at a time though, so make good use of each one to gain the highest score.

With hand-drawn graphics and original gameplay, Fat Ninja is one of a kind in the appstore. Based on the simple premise of jumping from platform to platform without falling, it is easy to learn but hard to master.

It is available to download free for iOS in the appstore: https://appsto.re/gb/1YTJ5.i
Website: www.Fingerland.co.uk/FatNinja

Check out Karamba.com’s Full Mobile Casino – You Can’t Miss Out!

Mobile gaming isn’t something totally new, but the early versions of mobile gaming were extremely basic. You had nothing more than a HTML page with just enough scripting to provide interactivity. But everything was incredibly slow, and the experience was less than stellar. Thankfully, the team at Karamba.com also remembers those “bad old days” and has created a mobile gaming space that you’ll want to play at over and over again, especially if you have an iPhone. The Apple iPhone features a bright Retina display, which is the perfect backdrop to a full color and full sound experience.

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What can you do at Karamba.com through your iPhone?

Plenty, actually. If you want to play roulette, you can certainly do that. If you want to check out hot slot games, you can do that as well. One of our favorite games on the site right now is Starburst. It’s a slot that has a 50,000 coin payout. What makes this even more interesting is that this high jackpot is connected to a game that has no free spins or bonus games, and there are no scatters either. It’s a ten payline slot that keeps your attention by doing expanding wilds, which appear at random. So every spin could lead you to the big win! The symbols used in the game are all jewel-themed, giving you something to enjoy as you play.

The mobile experience should be as directly connected to the desktop/laptop experience as possible. In other words, you shouldn’t feel like you’re playing at a weaker casino just because you’re on the iPhone. When mobile phone gambling first came out, the experience was poor because the screens were so small. That’s not a limitation that you have to deal with when you play at Karamba, because the iPhone display is pretty big. If you get the newer iPhone with an even bigger screen or even switch over to the iPad, you’ll be in for a real treat. It’s more screen space to see what you’re playing, and hopefully be able to win some money for yourself. Continue reading

Do Not Forget Your Pills takes over the apple watch!

Last month, in March, we wrote about the app “Do Not Forget Your Pills” an amazing application that helps you remember all the medication, pills and vitamins you have to take throughout the day. But “Do Not Forget Your Pills” does a lot more: unlike many other Pill Reminder Apps, this one let’s users create many different plans for medication for different members of their family.

Here is a quick reminder and overview of what “Do Not Forget Your Pills” can do:

  • Create schedules and notifications for all medications
  • Set well-structured plans: exact timing, intervals, dosage
  • Manage calendars for many users
  • Manage reminders in a flexible system

The Apple Watch

And now: what you have all been waiting for: Do Not Forget Your Pills is nowadays available for the Apple Watch, too! Apple Watch Users can now manage their incoming reminders directly on their wrists.

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Via the Apple Watch one can snooze or postpone the incoming reminders, as well as mark them as done. Furthermore, you can see all the medication that needs to be taken within a certain time period.

How it works

As users are used to already, they will create their plans and those for others on their iPhone. They can input intervals, dosage and other details about the medication being taken. Furthermore, the app allows the option of customizing the ring tone for reminders, among other great features.

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The Apple Watch App will then automatically synchronize the plans created on the iPhone to the Apple Watch of the user, where s/he will from now on see all the reminders for the medication.

Once a reminder appears on the Apple Watch Screen, the user can choose between three different options to manage the reminder:

  • Done
  • Cancel
  • Later

Like this, the reminders will always reach the Apple Watch user in time, making it impossible to miss your next intake of medication!

Like this, you are free to enjoy your day without having constantly to worry about when to take your next medication: Do Not Forget Your Pills will take care of timing and reminders for you. You can just sit back relax and enjoy your brand-new Apple Watch!

Have fun!

This is the link to the app. Get it today!

 

An Old Tune Improved by a New Fiddle: Fortune Frenzy

Evolution doesn’t just happen to animals and plants, it also happens in the tech world. If you’re reading this on a tablet or an iPhone, then you’ll know precisely what I mean. And if you’re reading this on a great big dinosaur-sized desktop, you might also have an inkling, but not in quite the same way.

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It’s taken a while but games producers have finally got around to the idea that smaller screens call for clearer, less cluttered visuals. Of course, there is small and there is small. Some screens are more compact than others. But these days there are very few indeed that offer the same great panoramic landscape that laptops used to provide.

And, in response to that shrinking screen size, the faster evolving games providers have started to tweak their games to fit into a smaller frame. The DNA of the gaming experience is being slightly readjusted as a single change in the environment – screen size – produces knock-on effects that spin-off in who knows which direction. That’s the fun of evolution, an old tune on a new fiddle can make for a radical transformation.

The latest spin of the evolutionary wheel has given us Fortune Frenzy, a compendium of casino and gaming fun that is unlike anything that has gone before. Bright, bold, uncluttered and adapted for the smaller screen in just about every respect, Fortune Frenzy has taken what was a fairly clunky, unwieldy beast, the online casino and gaming site, and transformed and adapted it into something that comes with the easy-on-the-eye intuitive user experience of something like Angry Birds.

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Super smooth navigational pathways mean that the nuts and bolts of the experience that so often get in the way on gaming sites take a firm second place to the promotion of fun, fun and more fun. For anyone who has had to wade through pages of small print and seemingly well hidden games, Fortune Frenzy will come as a welcome relief.

And that ease of use is reflected all the way through your journey through Fortune Frenzy. No wonder it is proving to be such a hit. There are no overcomplicated, double up, twist down and spin round three-time bonuses or sign-up offers. Even the introductory offer is about as simple as it could be. Whatever your first deposit, they will double it. That is all there is to it.

It sounds so simple that you have to stop and wonder why no-one else has managed to manage the trick quite so well up to now. But that’s the thing about evolution, it’s always cropping up in quiet little backwaters. Only occasionally does one of its products turn into a world beater, like the story of how the holes in a violin came to be the way they are. Tech has always followed Nature in evolving in mysteriously unpredictable ways.

There seems little doubt that Fortune Frenzy’s ultra-streamlined take on the casino model will go on to conquer the world. Its bright, intelligent and nimble delivery is absolutely what iPhone and tablet users on the move have been crying out for. Fortune Frenzy has been intelligently adapted to suit the particular conditions that iPhone and iPad use involves. It is the perfect example of the powerful potential that tech evolution can deliver.