Let’s start with some stats first-
- According to Statista, the total number of mobile phone users worldwide expected by 2019 are 5.07 billion out of which 2.71 billion will be smartphone users.
- 3.81 billion people are active internet users on Mobile.
- Estimated global mobile app revenue was $92.1 billion in 2018. This number is predicted to reach $189 billion by 2020.
- 205.4 billion mobile app downloads worldwide in 2018. It is expected to grow to 352.9 billion by 2021.
- Mobile devices excluding tablets accounted for 49.73 percent of web page views worldwide
These stats are a clear indication of where the digital audience is moving and mobile is without any doubt the best platform to reach to them easily.
No doubt fantasy sports are big business in the USA and is the most trusted racehorse to bet on, especially in the Americas and Europe. In order to further enhance the reach of this industry, it makes complete sense for existing fantasy sports businesses to go for fantasy sports mobile app development. The above figures give an assurance to the fact that the mobile first approach makes complete sense for fantasy sports start-ups and other businesses planning their entry in this space.
In the last few months, the fantasy sports industry has seen some strategic realignments by major stakeholders that confirm the mobile-focused approach of businesses and investors. To quote a few:
- WinView Inc, which is the leading second screen sports prediction platform in the USA announced a 12 Million Series B funding from global investors like Ted Leonsis’ Monumental Sports & Entertainment, Graham Holdings Company, Discovery Communications, and LionTree Partners. The app is available on both iOS and Android.
- European bookmaking giant Paddy Power Betfair confirms its entry in fantasy sports markets by investing $19 Million to acquire DRAFT, which is a daily fantasy sports mobile app.
- Hypsports, a Florida-based start-up that brings eSports and fantasy games together have launched their iOS and Android app in the month of June this year. The company started in April 2016 and has raised $2.5 million through fan fund.
These and many more are clear indicators that the future of the fantasy sports industry lies in mobile apps and mobile-friendly platforms. If you are also planning a fantasy sports mobile initiative for your business, then you are moving in the right direction.
We can help you with your mobile plans. GammaStack is a team of fantasy sports mobile application developers having expertise in native mobile app development along with hybrid cross-platform app development which is focused on iGaming. We hold more than 6 years of iGaming experience and have been involved in some of the most complex yet engaging fantasy sports application development.