Nowadays, there is ever growing number of people that are using smartphones, all across the world. In fact, it is expected to grow from 2.1 billion in 2016 to 2.6 billion in 2019; with more than 36% of the world population set to use a smartphone in 2018. This trend is predicted to continue due to many factors, one of which is the development of apps and its ability to be used in virtually any situation.
In fact, on average we use nearly 10 apps on a daily basis; which means for most of us, apps are very much an integral part of lives. Therefore, with the World Cup in Russia just around the corner, it’s almost certain that apps will play a role in keeping football fans around the globe up to date with the latest goings on. However, with so many apps out there, we have selected a few of the best to help you get started.
Official FIFA App
Every good list of app suggestions should always start with the official FIFA app itself, as this is the one that can take you closer to the action than any other. It will keep fans of all the competing nations up to date with the latest scores, news, videos, highlights and interviews. There will also be exclusive features such as live blogs and pictures amongst other things too. It’s a must have app for Russia 2018 and beyond.
When it comes to live scores, Flashscores are one of the biggest and best names in the business. A live scores app is a must this summer and Flashscores have now expanded beyond their online service to a mobile app. Users will know as soon as a goal goes in and they can even favourite their nation throughout the tournament in order to receive a more personalised service. Again, it’s an app you should install and keep beyond the World Cup.
SCR888 has a great casino app which is the ideal partner when traveling to the matches or just trying to relax in the hotel, after a long day of intense football. There is an extensive range of games to enjoy like card games, roulette and video slot machines. The app is 100% secure and is one of the best around. Anyone can access this app via the SCR888 site and it is compatible with both Android as well as iOS devices.
What we’re seeing nowadays is a trend of more and more people taking a keen interest in the stats during and after games. This presents football fans who love their statistics a great opportunity this summer to get stuck into some more trends. There are quite a few football stats apps out there on the market already, but Stats Zone stands head and shoulders above the rest. The stats are provided to users live, allowing them to dig deeper than ever before, and it’s highly likely to be a very popular service for the World Cup.
While the majority of people will be keeping up with the action from afar, some will be lucky enough to actually be heading to Russia to experience the action live in person. The Welcome 2018 app is perfect for those making the trip as it will help them with important tasks such as sorting visas, travel, buying tickets and travelling from city to city for the games. It’s the ideal way to ensure everything runs smoothly whilst at the World Cup.