With the big Grand National horse race just a few days away from us, groups of people across the UK will be running sweepstakes amongst offices and friends. To make this experience as easy as possible, The Sun have created their very own ‘Sweepstake’ iPhone app, which is available for free from the App Store.
Using the app couldn’t be simpler. You can create as many sweepstakes as you like, and choose a name for each one, making it incredibly easy to run sweepstakes for the office, your friends and any other groups of people you want to run one with. Simply tap the ‘New Sweepstake’ button, name it whatever you like and you’re good to go! You can view all your sweepstakes too, so it’s easy to go in to one and add another punter.
When viewing any of your sweepstakes, you can view a list of the available horses to choose from and the punters already on your sweepstake. Simply tap ‘Add Punter’ and shake your iPhone to be given a horse, and then give the new punter a name, you can even take a photo of them using the iPhone’s camera and they’ll then appear as a jockey!
Once you have everything sorted, you can share the sweepstake via Facebook, Twitter or Email, which is generated by the app to be really easy to use and a great feature. If you’re running a sweepstake for the Grand National on Saturday, this app makes your life a lot easier, and offers a really easy to use and intuitive interface.
Having been the person responsible for running an office sweepstake before, I wish that I’d had this Sweepstake iPhone app back then as it definitely simplifies the whole process. Hopefully, The Sun will continue to update this app for each of the upcoming sporting events this year, such as the World Cup as that would be another great opportunity to use this system to add a bit more fun to the office! You can download The Sun’s Sweepstakes iPhone App for free from iTunes.