Comparing Shabiki’s App to Others
Comparing Shabiki’s App to Others, so You Don’t Have To
The main thing about online betting is that the Internet makes it accessible nearly anywhere. And availability on mobile devices takes it even further: now you only have to use your smartphone, and it doesn’t matter where you are, accessing the platform will be easy as long as there’s an Internet connection.
Of course, the bigger bookmakers try to offer better mobile applications. The competition is fierce among the big players in the market. At the same time, newcomers and smaller betting platforms can often just provide a smartphone-optimized version of the website without worrying about developing any dedicated applications.
Our article will focus on what mobile options the players of Shabiki have. This is a small and relatively new wagering platform that offers its services in Kenya. We will check out whether there’s a Shabiki betting app and compare it or a mobile website to some of the local competition.
About Shabiki and Its Features
Shabiki isn’t a large platform and doesn’t aim to compete with more prominent international bookmakers. But that doesn’t mean that it’s limited in its features. There are plenty of sports to place your wagers on, ranging from football, basketball, and baseball to less common choices such as snooker, table tennis, and handball. It’s actually surprising that the list of disciplines offered is rather long since the platform is small.
The markets are also relatively flexible. No matter what sport you’re wagering on, there will be plenty of options for your predictions. For example, for football, apart from money lines and over/unders, you can wager on many things apart from regular over/unders and moneylines. The markets include Both Teams to Score, predicting the exact score and goal range. For other sports, the options are similarly diverse, which is great since many other bookmakers don’t care about providing versatile markets for disciplines other than football.
The platform’s design looks outdated, but it’s still easy to navigate. It also loads relatively fast. There’s no difficulty in accessing all of the needed features of the platform. The same is true for mobile versions.
While there are no casino options, users can try their luck with virtual sports as well as a jackpot. Moreover, there’s the Pick6 option that works similarly to the jackpot, requiring you to predict the results of six matches correctly.
If you want to move your funds, then the bookmaker has got you covered: you can deposit and withdraw money via M-Pesa. Unfortunately, it’s your only option, but the payment system is very actively used across Kenya, so you likely won’t run into problems while interacting with funds.
Shabiki Pros and Cons
With all of its strengths, the platform isn’t without drawbacks. This is perfectly normal, even for established and large websites, so it shouldn’t surprise anyone that a small bookie will have its weak points. Nevertheless, the table below shows all of the advantages and disadvantages of using Shabiki. Check it out.
|✅ Long list of sports
|❌ Mobile and desktop websites look outdated
|✅ Versatile betting options
|❌ No casino options
|✅ Jackpot features
|❌ No iOS app
|✅ Easy to navigate
|❌ Only one payment system: M-Pesa. But it’s a popular one in Kenya
|✅ A functional and well-designed Android app
|✅ A mobile-optimized website
|✅ Various bonuses
So far. The pros vastly outweigh the cons. But some of the drawbacks may be major for other users, especially the lack of casino options or the absence of the iOS app. Thankfully, iPhone users can access the mobile website. The outdated website design is mainly subjective; some users might even prefer it, but it’s a drawback in our opinion.
Shabiki Mobile App
Now, we’ve reached the main focus of this article: the Shabiki application. The platform offers one, but only for Android. The iOS version might be accessible in the future, but at the moment, nothing indicates that it’s in the works. The iOS app can only be downloaded as an APK file from the official website.
The app features an interface similar to what the desktop version offers, but this minimalism with outdated vibes looks better on mobile, in our opinion. The features are also all the same: you can easily place bets on different markets for any sport offered; you can register and log in; you can move the funds around; and you can participate in virtual betting and jackpots.
Shabiki Mobile Website
If you don’t own an Android device or, for some reason, have no interest in installing the application. There’s no need to worry anyway; the platform offers a fully functional mobile website. It’s optimized for smartphones and works quite well. Moreover, it features the same UI as the Android app. The list of features is also similar to what you can find on the desktop website or in the application.
The Comparison of the Shabiki Mobile App to Other Apps
We can praise the application all we want, but the whole picture will always be incomplete without one detail. And this detail has a direct comparison. It can always offer a more transparent way to understand what features you can get.
The table below demonstrates a comparison between Shabiki mobile offers and what other Kenyan bookies provide; let’s take a look.
|Platform/Features of the app
|Registration in the app
|Yes, for desktop
As you can see, what Shabiki offers in its app is pretty much on par with the solutions of other smaller local bookmakers, such as OdiBets and BetPawa. On the other hand, there’s enough room to grow to reach what larger platforms, such as Betika, provide. Shabiki could clearly benefit from modernizing its UI and offering an iOS app and a “Lite” version.
In this day and age, having a working mobile application is vital for every service and website. Betting platforms aren’t the exceptions; giving users the ability to access the bookmaker anytime and anywhere will benefit punters and attract more audiences. Some platforms only provide mobile-optimized websites, which have been a standard for any online service for a long time. The others also offer Android applications, sometimes as a directly downloadable APK file and sometimes on Google Play. More established platforms also offer their apps for iOS users. The reasons why smaller websites don’t do so are usually development costs and the fact that it requires more money to put the program on the App Store. And there are no other legal ways to install the apps on a regular iPhone for most users.
Shabiki might be a small betting platform, but it already provides a well-optimized and designed Android app and mobile website. They offer all the features a punter might expect to see and have designs that are easy to navigate, even though they might look a bit outdated.