Hosting a bingo game should be fun and easy
*Photos from various Video Bingo events
Sometimes we may wonder what drives a person to devote so much time and energy into developing a web application. When I use a website, I’m trying to understand why it exists. As the founder of Bingo Maker, I want to explain what motivated me in this process. I hope to inspire other entrepreneurs to provide services and create web applications that benefit the entire Internet.
I discovered a new way to play bingo in a pub in Edmonton, called “Bingo Tunes”. I used to play with friends every week for many years, the game was entertaining and we had good times. To summarize, the DJ was playing some music, and the players had to mark down the titles on their bingo cards. When a player got five consecutive squares, he won a glass of beer or other prizes. When I left Edmonton, I wanted to import the game back to my hometown, where no one had ever heard about this way to play bingo.
After several searches on the Internet, I quickly realized that no practical web service enabled me to easily create custom bingo cards, with my music titles in the card squares. Still today, some websites offer to buy and download questionable programs that must be installed on the hard drive. Other websites offer an online service, but they do not have a lot of customization options and the cards are not ready to print. As there appeared to be no service that could meet my needs, I decided to create one.
With the idea of making the game process as user-friendly as possible, Nubee and me developed the web application Bingo Maker. After three years of research and development, we successfully virtualized the cards and the bingo caller. As a result, those interested can freely make their own custom cards and host a virtual bingo game without the need to print any bingo cards.
About the founder
*Photo taken by Tom Coree, March 21, 2014.
From a very young age, Kevin had become passionate about several very different subjects. He became interested in science, technology, and the possibilities that the Internet offered. He has worked for 10 years in the fields of electronics, security and information management. He is also a medical imaging technologist for the CIUSSS SLSJ. As an entrepreneur, he took a Business Start Up course and became involved in the College Entrepreneurship Club and the ACEE. Attracted by music and public events since his teenage years, in 2013 he created the company Video Bingo, and the website Bingo Card Generator. In 2016, he launched the web application Bingo Maker.