When Steve Jobs unveiled the first iPhone, the world of horse racing changed forever. For the first time it was now possible to get racecards, form guides, betting tips, live streams and even place bets from a small mobile device in your pocket. Obviously all these things didn't happen overnight, progress was slow and was driven mainly by bookmakers and innovative publications like the Racing Post, who's groundbreaking app was a hit as soon as it was released for iOS.
Following the success of the Apple iPhone, it was inevitable that other companies would try to capitalize on the popularity of portable computer devices. Google were next to release touchscreen phones that ran on their Android operating system, while Blackberry slowly began to ditch their keypads in favour of interative displays. Microsoft, who were keen not to be left out of the party, purchased Nokia and their Lumia smartphone to ensure they had the necessary hardware to run their Windows Phone OS.
While all this choice was really great for consumers, it made things extremely complicated for content publishers and software developers. They were now expected to produce apps that would would work on a wide range of mobile platforms, which unfortunately wasn't always economical or practical.
LEADERS IN MOBILE HORSE RACING TECHNOLOGY
At www.mobilehorseracing.co.uk we felt that it wasn't always clear which apps worked on which devices. I know the Racing Post and Racing UK apps works on my iPhone 3GS, buy what would happen if I switch to a Samsung Galaxy S4, a Blackberry Z10 or an Amazon Kindle Fire. Our aim has been to provide smartphone and table owners with an easy to follow guide so they can find out which apps work on iOS, Android, Blackberry, Symbian or Windows Phone systems.
We've put together a team of expert writers that are not only familiar with horse racing, but are also tech savvy so they can write useful and informed reviews of the the best horse racing apps for live video streaming, horse race betting, form guides, racing news, tipping and betting. The app featured on this website cover horse racing in the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Germany, United States of America, South Africa, Dubai, South America, New Zealand, Australia and more.
We are always looking for new and exciting apps to bring to our readers, so if you are aware of any apps that are not featured on this website, please let us know by filling in the contact form at the bottom of this page or sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org