Blockchain-based BETR has released a new client version of its app –https://bet.betrodds.io, designed to be more familiar to traditional sportsbook users.
It is another update to the app first released ahead of the FIFA World Cup in June 2018, just four months after the close of the company’s Initial Coin Offering (ICO).
Since then, the app – which provided one of the first opportunities for two parties to bet with one another on the blockchain using BETR and secure smart contracts, has been subjected to various updates including in-play betting and enhanced wallet features.
The new interface, developed based on the suggestion to be more familiar for traditional sportsbook users, focuses on simplifying navigation, delivering a more vibrant look and encouraging more adoption by layers (taking the other side of each bet).
CEO Adriaan Brink said: “Coming out of the ICO in early February, we had to focus on functionality and core systems efficiency. The challenges of managing latency and scaling – particularly for in-play odds – are formidable but the distributed systems are now solid and performant.
“Once we had the underlying systems and APIs working efficiently, we could turn our attention to design and UX. We love the new look and the simplicity of the user interface and we are in talks with sportsbooks to come on board to support the lay side.”
BETR has also developed and launched a unique new app for Telegram messenger – @TheBETRBot, which has been described by BETR as a “simple, fast and fun way to use BETR tokens to place peer-to-peer bets on Telegram”.
It has its own set of commands and features that allow users to have a conversation with the betting system in a straightforward, easy to use format with minimal clicks and typing.
Each command, or button, is a self-explanatory call to action producing a menu driven conversation. The user can choose which sport and league to follow, as well as view upcoming games and instantly bet peer-to-peer against any of the available lays.