Web Log


Compiled by JOHN COLLINS

Betfair’s sports-betting app

No doubt with next month’s World Cup in mind, betting exchange Betfair has introduced what it says is the world’s first sports-betting app on the iPhone platform.

Betfair allows members to bet against each other as a game progresses and the app allows them to do this wherever they happen to be. The app also uses the iPhone’s GPS capability to ensure the customer is in a country where Betfair is legally allowed to accept bets.

Search “Betfair client” on iTunes.

Personal finance products

Bonkers.ie claims to be able to save Irish households €500 in just 15 minutes by using its comparison service. Currently the site analyses electricity suppliers, credit cards, savings accounts, current accounts and personal loans. The €500 saving can be achieved by moving cash to higher interest bank accounts.


The work of young software engineers

The Scratch national finals were held in IT Tallaght last weekend, showcasing the work of school students who used MIT’s Scratch programming language to create interactive stories, animations, games and more. The winners were Conor Foy and Matthew Mulqueen from Coláiste Chiaráin, Croom, Co Limerick. You can download their Ultimo Dance game (above) from this gallery which also includes all this year’s finalists. http://bit.ly/9pPzrs

World Cup news on Twitter

Speaking of the World Cup in South Africa, which is just over two weeks away, it is the first one where it will be viable to get your news on Twitter. RTÉ’s Gareth O’Connor has kindly created a list of 35 news sources which you can follow to get all the latest from the tournament.