The team behind the Bookee app are back with a new app Swipe six months after the unforeseen closure of the swipe-to-bet application.
Their latest product is a free-to-play predictor game which maintains the swiping element that proved a popular engagement with Bookee and asks users to make predictions on up-coming sporting events within its native app.
A round of correct picks means a big payday for the winner, with the business planning to soon launch six-figure jackpot extensions. Users can also compete for guaranteed prize pools in leaderboards that offer cash and virtual prizes.
Swipe had formerly planned to launch in March 2020 having securing a ‘vendor license’ for the state of New Jersey. However, its plans were somewhat hindered by a global postponement on live sports.
In quick time, a sports trivia feature has been launched which has proved popular at a time when sports and competition are sorely missed, and esports has taken its chance to step into the limelight.
The StayINtertoto Cup is an esports FIFA contest set up by an independent twitter account @LockdownFIFA which includes 64 teams being represented by a professional from their club battling it out.
The Premier League is well represented by names such as James Maddison of Leicester City and Andros Townsend of Crystal Palace, and over the weekend the competition entered the knockout phase with the final due to take place on Sunday 26th April.
The esports contest asks only for donations to the NHS through Just Giving page. Swipe has been running free-to-play contests, matching any winners with a donation to the NHS.
Adam Wilson, the founder of Swipe, said: “While we are living in the strangest of times, we must persevere and find ways to keep moving forward.
“Live sport will return one day, and hopefully very soon, but until then Swipe’s new trivia feature and focus on esports has proven a real hit with our customers. We’re very happy to play our part with the #StayIntertotoCup who are raising important funds for NHS Charities Together, the most worthy of charities.
“We all need some light relief at the moment and the tournament is really helping with that.”