How to Download the Football Index App for Android
The Football Index app is currently not available on the Google Play Store and must be downloaded directly from the Football Index website. Locate the app information on the left-hand side of the homepage. Click on the “Download for Android” button. The app should begin to download onto your mobile device.
How to Install the Football Index App for Android
Because the app is not coming from the Google Play Store, there may be a few steps you must take in order to allow the app to install. This process only takes a few minutes and is not long at all.
- Go to settings, and turn on “Accept files from unknown sources.”
- The app should now download and install without any issues.
- You can now open the app, sign in (or register if you are new to Football Index), and begin to trade.
- Rest assured that even though you are changing the settings on your mobile device to accept the .apk file, this is completely safe to do. Football Index is a reputable company, and the file will not compromise your device in any way.
How to Download the Football Index App for iOS
The Football Index app can be found in the App Store and can be downloaded for free from there. Locate the Football Index app in the App Store. You can either search for it in the app, or you can follow the link on the website that will take you directly to the correct app. Press “Install” to begin the installation process.
How to Install the Football Index App for iOS
- Because the app is coming from the App Store, it is already a trusted source, and you do not have to do anything further to install the app onto your device.
- Download the app onto your mobile device. It will install automatically.
- Open the app and sign in to your Football Index account (or register if you are new).
Benefits of the Football Index App
There are numerous benefits to the Football Index app. While the app does not act as a traditional bookmaker, it enables users to buy and sell shares in players, hopefully making a profit. The app enables you to do this wherever and whenever you wish so that you can use it at your convenience. The app is easy to understand and can be used to grow your portfolio of stocks if you are not interested in using the main site.
How to Use the Football Index App
Football Index does not operate as a traditional bookmaker, so operating the app is slightly different as well. After you have signed in to your account, you have access to the football stock market. This operates under the same principles as the traditional stock market – you can buy shares in players, and the value of these shares will fluctuate according to situations in the real world (such as if they perform well or poorly in games, get dropped by their club, etc.). The idea of the app is to allow you to buy shares in a player when the value is low so that you can then sell them later after the price has increased, for a profit. You can also hold on to players, and earn money through dividends (the Football Index offers media dividends, and match day dividends).
Football Stock Trading on the App
Football stock trading on the app works just the same as it does on the main website. You have access to all of the players on the site, and you can buy and sell shares in them. You can make money from either buying shares when the player value is low, and then selling them for a profit when the value has increased. You can also earn money from dividends. The Football Index offers two forms of dividends – media, and match day dividends. Media dividends are given to the footballer who receives the most media coverage on match days, and all shareholders will receive this. Match day dividends are given out to players who perform the best on match day, according to the Football Index’s scoring system. Punters who hold shares in these players can also receive the dividends.
Then, you may choose to sell some or all of your shares in a player. The app will allow you to either instant sell, where the Football Index will offer you a sum of money for them, or you can join the sell queue, where you sell your shares to other users.
Mobile App Features
Because Football Index does not operate as a traditional bookmaker, there are different features and functions on the app that punters need to become accustomed to.
The live trading sector of the stock exchange shows you where all of the players sit, ranked. You can view their ranking based on media, or based on match day. The players at the top of either category receive dividends, so users can check the app to see if they are going to receive dividends, or what players to buy in order to receive dividends.
Squad players are all of the footballers that are available on the site but are not in the top 200. Even though they are not the highest value players, they are still eligible for media dividends and match day dividends. New players might be introduced to the site through the squad players area, as their value may not yet be high enough to place them into the top 200.
The top 200 is a list of the highest-value players on the site. You can see what club they play for, their value, how much it would cost to buy shares, and how much you would get for selling them. New players can be introduced to the site directly into the top 200 if Football Index deems it appropriate, based on their predicted value.
Review of the Mobile Site
Punters can also utilize the mobile site if they wish to access Football Index on a mobile device. Just like the app, this offers the full stock exchange, and users can see the value of players, and buy and sell shares.
One of the only downsides to the mobile site is that punter cannot access the Football Index blog, which is full of news regarding upcoming matches, the likely outcomes, as well as which matches will be Gold Match Day fixtures. While the blog is not a necessity when it comes to the football exchange, it does provide users with some helpful insights. They do, however, still have access to the Football Index academy, which provides new users and existing with the theoretical understanding they might need to use the exchange to their full advantage.
The layout of the mobile site is very similar to the main site, so users will know how to navigate it. Even new users will quickly get the hang of it, as it is rather simple and easy to use. There is a search bar to find a specific player, and you can easily see important stats on each player, such as their buy and sell price, and how much the value of their shares is increasing.
Differences Between the Mobile Site and the Mobile App
Ultimately all differences between the mobile app and the mobile site are superficial – both of them allow you to access the exact same services, and provide the exact same opportunities.
- Free to download and use
- Allows you full access to the main Football Index site
- Not compatible with all mobile devices
- Requires storage space on your device to download
- Free to use
- Allows you full access to the main Football Index site
- Compatible with all mobile devices that have internet access
- Not designed with mobile data in mind, and often uses up more data than the app
- Less convenient than the app – you must sign in each time you want to use it
Football Index Mobile Bonus
The Football Index app does not offer any promotions solely to its’ app users. In fact, the site does not offer any promotions, except a £500 cashback for new users who experience losses within the first week of having their account. If punters only experience losses within their first week on the Football Index site, they can choose to sell all the shares they have bought, contact the company, who will then refund them completely, up to the value of £500. It is designed to be a risk-free trial. So while the app does not offer any exclusive benefits in this regard, it does still allow users to access the same promotions as the main site users.
System Requirements and Compatibility
The Android and iOS apps do have certain system requirements, that can limit who is able to use the app. For Android, punters must have a device that runs on Android 5.0 and up. For iOS devices, they must have iOS 9.0 or later. Below is a list of some of the devices that are compatible with the Football Index app, although this list is not exhaustive.
- Samsung Galaxy S8 or later model
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 or later model
- Motorola Droid Maxx 2 or later model
- Huawei Mate 10 or later model
- Moto G5 or later model
- LG G3 or later model
- Sony Xperia Z2 or later model
- iPhone 6s or later model
- iPad Mini 4 or later model
Mobile Deposit and Withdrawal Methods
Unfortunately, the payment methods are very limited on this app. Punters can only use Visa or Mastercard to deposit and withdraw funds. This may be frustrating for many, especially considering the diverse and convenient range of payment methods that you can find on other betting apps.
The app upholds the sites’ closed-loop policy, which means that punters can only withdraw money using the same method that they used to deposit it. This is done in an attempt to reduce the level of fraud and money laundering that might possibly occur through the site.
Another thing to note is that while Football Index does not charge a fee for deposits or withdrawals, they do incur a 2% commission rate for all of the shares that you sell within the site or the app.
|Payment Method||Deposit Minimum||Deposit Maximum||Time for Deposit|
|Payment Method||Withdrawal Minimum||Withdrawal Maximum||Time for Withdrawal|
|Visa||£10||Not specified||2-5 working days|
|MasterCard||£10||Not specified||2-5 working days|
What do I do if the app stops working?
If the app stops working, check that you have a stable internet connection. Check that your mobile device has up to date software, and that the app itself is also up to date, with no new versions pending.
Is the Football Index app free?
Yes, the app is free to download and use.
Is Football Index Mobile App safe?
The mobile betting app of Football Index meets the highest requirements when it comes to security. Hence, it is safe to bet using it even though it’s not available on the Google Market.
Why can’t I find the Android app in the Google Play Store?
Google has strict rules on what apps can be displayed in the store, and betting apps that use real money often get banned. Although you will not be able to find the Football Index app in the Google Play Store, it can be downloaded directly from the website. Apple does not have such strict app requirements, so you can still find the iOS version of the app in the App Store.
What do I do if I have downloaded the .apk file, but it will not install?
There are a few reasons that the app might not install. First, check that you have adequate storage space on your mobile device for the app. Secondly, if you have an Android device, you may need to alter the settings in order to accept a file that has come from the Football Index site and not the Google Play Store. This is an easy process, just go into “Settings”, and turn on “Accept files from unknown sources”. This should allow the file to install itself.
How do I trade stocks using the app?
When you are buying shares in a player, you can buy up to 300 in a single transaction, but you can complete as many transactions as you want.
Then when you are ready, you can sell your shares. You can sell as many or as little as you want, and there are two ways to do this. Firstly, you can join the sell queue, which gives other users the chance to buy them. With this method, you will receive payment after someone has bought the shares, and you will receive an amount based on the value of the shares at the time of the transaction, regardless of what it was when you put them in the sell queue.
Alternatively, you can instantly sell. Football Index will ask you to confirm you want to sell shares, and you will immediately receive money. You will be told exactly how much you will receive for your shares.
Does the app provide instructions?
Is this a betting app?
Yes, it is still considered to be a betting app, because you are still betting (buying shares) with real money.
About the Company
Football Index market themselves as the first stock exchange for football players. Just like the real stock exchange, values can fluctuate based on real-world events. Punters can buy and sell shares and use their extensive knowledge of football to make a profit. The British site was created in 2015 and is operated by Bet Index Ltd. Although it operates differently to a normal online bookmaker, it is still fully licensed by the UK Gambling Commission, and the Jersey Gambling Commission
App Rating and Conclusion
The app itself is easy to use, and simple enough to navigate once you understand how to work the stock exchange. It contains guidelines, as well as links to the Football Index Academy, to show users how to make the most out of the system. The app serves as the perfect companion to the website, or can easily be used alone.
The novelty of this site means that it is difficult to compare it to other betting apps on the market. The Football Index has a completely different format and purpose, which is inevitably popular with some people. You will be more successful on the app if you have a genuine passion for football, and enough interest and time to keep up with certain tournaments and the performance of players. There are no guaranteed quick wins, and bettors will earn more if they remain invested for longer periods of time. While it is designed for a niche audience, the concept is well-executed.