With the recent explosion in popularity of mobile devices such as iPads, iPhones, and Android phones, many people no longer want to be tethered to their desktops or laptops when it comes to browsing the Internet.
With everyday activities such as banking, bill paying, and grocery ordering happening easily with the touch of a few buttons on a mobile app, there are many online poker players wondering why the online poker news community hasn’t established more of a mobile presence.
Presently there is a noticeable dearth of access to poker news available to mobile users. Much of poker media has not yet optimized for mobile, meaning that many poker websites that either don’t look good on mobile devices, don’t function well, or both. Clunky websites that aren’t compatible with many mobile devices on the market has turned off loyal poker news site readers who want to get up to the minute poker news just like they can other news.
Additionally, the majority of the online poker news sites have failed to introduce a mobile app yet. In fact, very few poker-related mobile apps exist at all, except in the case of major events such as the WSOP.
Because poker news sites have, for the most part, failed to introduce their own proprietary mobile apps, users have turned to third party mobile applications such as Google Reader, Flipboard, and Twitter, just to name a few. These services save the day for poker players who want to have up to the minute news updates or would like to follow all their poker news sources and poker blogs in one place as opposed to opening dozens of poker websites just to get caught up. These companies offer both apps and sites optimized for mobile devices, so functionality and accessibility do not pose the same issues that can arise when players attempt to directly visit many ill-functioning poker sites from their phones and tablets.
In this age of social media, however, users have more access than ever to the purveyors of media and other products. We have seen in the retail world and other industries huge corporate responses to customers’ online requests. So, if there is a poker news site you would like to see develop a more in-depth mobile presence, don’t hesitate to reach out to them and ask for one.