Sportsbet.io development team have increased loading speed on low end devices
We are very happy to share with you, that our sportsbook development team has updated Sportsbet.io, in an attempt to increase the loading speed for customers on low end devices.
In the latest iteration of Sportsbet.io, under the codename Apollo, the team has decreased the amount of code by splitting it up into smaller chunks, so that the initial startup runs faster on the homepage. Now the user will be given visual prompts that the website is loading up, instead of having to stare frustratingly at a loading icon until they give up.
As our mantra is fun, fast, and fair, it is important for us to ensure that all customers can enjoy our product, regardless of where they are in the world, what device they are using, and their network speed.
According to a study by Kissmetrics, 47 percent of visitors expect a website to load in less than 2 seconds, and the average visitor will leave the website as soon as they notice there is a delay, which is usually at least 10 seconds. Also, it is estimated that there is a 7% drop in the conversion rate for every one-second delay. As a business, you can imagine that these statistics are all very frightening, and we can all admit to being in a situation where we grow increasingly impatient over a slow website, as our minds begin to wander elsewhere. That is why it is absolutely crucial for us to put in a 100% effort to put the FAST into fun, fast and fair.
Before Apollo, the development team did a test, and found that on a Nexus 5 device (the slowest of devices), with a 3G connection, it took approximately 24 seconds until content was shown to users. Now, thanks to Apollo, the waiting time is seven times faster on average.
As our lead sportsbook developer, Peeter Tomberg says “you can change the car and the engine, but you can’t change the road on which you are driving on.” Of course, there are certain limitations on a 3G network in comparison with faster networks, so it is a challenge to bring the loading speed up to par. Nevertheless, our amazing development team has found the solution, and now all users are able to access Sportsbet.io in a fun, fast, and fair way on any device and network.
If you are interested in learning more about the importance of a speedy website performance, check out one of our previous articles “The Need for Speed: Measuring web performance”.