MOBILE MAY: Featured apps

8 May 2011

These stand-out apps are a must have for any smartphone user.

ESB Electric Ireland App

The ESB Electric Ireland App is ideal for those with an indoor, or otherwise inaccessible, electricity meter and who tend to often miss the meter reader. This can result in running into difficulty with bills which are based on estimated readings over a long period of time, so this easy-to-use app allows customers to gain much more control over their electricity bills.

You are not limited to submitting readings for just one property, either. For instance, maybe your mum doesn’t have an iPhone yet or still hasn’t gotten to grips with the web, but would like to be able to submit her own meter reading. If so, this app will let you register her address (and as many others as you like) so you can submit readings for her, too.

Bord Gáis Energy Think Beyond

The Bord Gáis Energy Think Beyond App allows Bord Gáis Energy residential customers to stay in touch with their gas and electricity accounts. The app was the first of its kind in Ireland from an energy utility. It was the first step in Bord Gáis Energy’s commitment to developing smartphone applications to meet changing customer needs and demonstrated its continued strategy of using new and innovative channels to offer products and services to its growing customer base.

Winner of the Mobile Internet Innovation Award at the 2011 Digital Media Awards, the Think Beyond app remains to be the only smartphone app from an energy utility in the Irish market that allows its residential customers to view actual account data, like current balance, last payment, etc, as well as submit gas meter readings.

Future developments include electricity meter read functionality, as well as an Android version.

Bord Gais app

The Bord Gáis Energy Think Beyond App

Paddy Power Games Web App

Paddy Power has launched an iPhone web app which offers a selection of casino games ready to play on the go. Gold Rush features five reel slots with free-spins bonus feature, wild symbol and 50 win lines.

There’s multi-hand Blackjack, letting you bet on up to three hands at the same time, and Poseidon’s Kingdom, a sea-themed five reel slot offering free-spin bonus and wild symbol.

To start playing, visit Paddy Power Games on your iPhone browser.

Paddy Power Games

Paddy Power Mobile App

Downloading an app from Paddy Power, whether for your iPhone, iPad or Android device, is the easiest way to place a bet.

With thousands of markets, you can now access all of your favourite sports, politics or novelty bets in seconds. The app has everything from horseracing, Champions League, premiership football, who’s wearing what, the Oscars to the next American President all available on your mobile. With its live betting feature you can even bet while the event is happening, so you need never miss a betting app-ortunity again!

Paddy Power Mobile App

Paddy Power Mobile App


It’s now even easier to find your perfect car with motoring site Currently the No 1 free lifestyle app in Ireland, the Carzone app provides all iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users instant access from the palms of their hands to the biggest range of used car stock in Ireland, whenever and wherever they want.

You can search for your perfect used car by make, model, price range, year, location, body type, colour, fuel type, engine size, mileage, doors, transmission or seller type.

You can also access full-screen photo galleries, with zoom and rotate functions, and easily refine and sort your search results. Not only that, but you can call or email the seller at the touch of a button.

According to Carzone, downloading its app will allow you to begin the search for your dream car on Ireland’s largest showroom of used vehicles.



Easy Deals Finder

Easy Deals Finder provides all the best local deals around you. It’s a must-have shopping tool, letting you know what sales and promotions are on in the shops around you at any time. Rather than exhausting yourself looking for sales and deals, sit back and let technology do the work for you.

Lots of money-saving offers will be in your hand at the click of a button. Deals are presented on a local map or in a list format. All the deals are based on your location, so the closest ones show up wherever you are. You can also search for deals in specific categories.

The app is powered by, which has thousands of Irish businesses, so savings are never more than a click away.

Easy Deals Finder

Easy Deals Finder

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