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The most popular Dutch football prediction site uses JoomSport

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The Dutch like to participate football predictions. Why is it so popular? It is sometimes said that the Netherlands has 17 million national coaches. They say every Dutch thinks he knows who should be drafted in the Dutch national team and which position scheme should be played. And it is precisely the feeling, that you can prove you are the expert and can predict the matches better than anyone else during the European Championship or World Cup. That makes prediction games so popular.

Intikkertje is the one of the most popular football prediction website in Netherlands. The Dutch company uses the JoomSport, Statorium data set and JoomSport predictions to power up their football contest games. 

Football prediction competitions

Intikkertje organizes several different football prediction competitions, such as a World Cup prediction, Eredivisie predictions and a Champions League predictions. People register on site and can play the football predictions contest for free.

The last time, during the 2018 World Cup, there were more than 100,000 people participated prediction game. As a player you have to predict the scores of upcoming matches. The better you predict the outcome, the more points you earn, finally receiving higher position in ranking.

Private leagues to play with friends

The fun thing is that you can also create your own private league. You add the private league name and then you can invite your friends, family and colleagues to play together. This creates a private competition and separate ranking table. So you can see what position you and your friends have.

Private leagues are often being created with colleagues. Often everyone bets a certain amount, for example 10 euros. This creates their own prize pool that is divided among the winners of the private league.

Prizes

If you predict well and appear in the top of the general ranking, you have a chance to win great prizes. For example, Intikkertje has given away beautiful football trips to FC Barcelona and Real Madrid in the past. You can also win video  game consoles, your favorite team t-shirt and other prizes.

Intikkertje and bookmakers

The Intikkertje players like to predict football matches. Of course a large part of these people also bet the real money on football. They visit official registered bookmakers to do so. Intikkertje provides a lot of information and tips available on match pages about betting at bookmaker odds. You can read reviews about bookmakers such as in this Bet365 review for example.

Intikkertje Joomsport

Football fun site Intikkertje.com has been using JoomSport, Statorium data and prediction software for more than three years now. This includes the live scores. So participants can monitor the match stats live. Furthermore, the website offers the full match statistics, player information and rankings of the various football competitions.

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JoomSport for Joomla - the 5.6 version published!

We are glad to announce the release of the new JoomSport version.

Here is the list of improvements delivered:

Automatic game stages - divide your match events!

Allows you to divide player events automatically into periods / halves / etc. It also allows you to have the separate proper section for penalty shootout. Here is how it looks like for incredible EURO 2020 match on our Statorium.com

The new Live Scores module

To improve the experience of those who uses our Statorium football API service we designed the new live scores module. The matches are grouped by leagues. The good thing about the module is that current match time, current live scores are updated without page reload!

Significant speed improvements for selected pages

We have improved the speed of the many pages due to big optimization done on database queries level. The tool tips were optionally removed for some pages that contain matches.

The new major features set for predictions

Those clients who has our advanced package can benefit from major features delivered for predictions:

- The new module "My predictions" 

- The new functionality "private leagues" so you can allow your users to invite their friends to compete

- The place ticker to know how predictor place is changed after each round

Mostly we already have those features in our WordPress product. We expect the new cool changes delivered to the predictions add-on soon again.

The new Roster module

It allows you to have the roster cards of selected team published in separate module just in any place where you need it.

Some other minor changes were applied to the code. Enjoy the update! Keep in touch with us.

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Couple of new features for predictions plugin

This week we have published the new 2.1.1 release for prediction plugin. It delivers two new features.

Joker match

Once enabled in plugin settings users can select one match inside each round to be Joker. Points for such selected match will be doubled.

Bonus points

Users can earn extra bonus points for guessing correct score for at least one team.

I have configured the points in my example league as follows: Exact guess = 10, Winner & Score difference = 5, Winner side = 2, Bonus for correct gals guess = 1

So finally points system works with the following rules and cases:

Option Description Example prediction Example score Points gained
Exact Result when score prediction is exactly equal with match score 1:1 1:1 10
Winner & Score difference user predict goals difference AND winner of the match 3:1 2:1 5
Winner side When prediction is correct only for team who win the match 0:1 2:4 2
Bonus for correct goals guess Only one team score prediction was correct. 0:1 2:1 1
  Bonus is added to other cases but not exact score. Here is the example with winner side and bonus 2:1 2:0 2+1=3

 Please contact us if you have any questions. We will be glad to support you!

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JoomSport predictions for WordPress - major release 2.0.

It is incredibly mixed feeling. To release the big update for the product that is installed only on ~200 sites and new development never pays off. At the same time we know that it is used by one of the most recognized predictions sites on national level in some countries. We want to make people who use this product happy with the change delivered. This is the primary reason we created this update.

So, what was changed:

Private leagues shortcode. (pro version)

Private leagues approach is totally rethought. All the management is done without the access to admin now. Via shortcode. It is possible to generate the link so you can share it with your friends. They will be able to join your private prediction league automatically after they log in. Сlean, accurate, mobile-wise, user friendly.

Private leagues Wordpress predictions shortcode

New private leagues create UI allows you to copy the users who participated in other private prediction league you manage. So if you have your friends predicting national level competition each year this feature will allow you to avoid inviting same users every time. 

We want to bring special thanks to Stefan from https://intikkertje.nl who inspired us for this development.

My points widget

Now you can add My Points widget to inform your users about current prediction stats on any site page. League on the fly option allows showing the stats for league that you browse. (widget defines the league automatically).

Major usability issues

We paid a lot of attention to product usability this time. We introduced login url option so you can configure what link shall be displayed for unregistered site visitors. Same option is available for private league button (pro version). Navigation between the rounds is improved. Your own user is highlighted on leaderboard even if you have it out of the first page. Prediction league column has been added to the round list.

Finally, we want to remind that our Prediction leagues WordPress plugin is deeply integrated with Statorium data service. You can have the public league stats delivered automatically to your site. Сoncentrate on playing predictions rather than managing league stats!

Download the free version from WordPress.org marketplace or contact us so we update your pro version and configure it for you. Enjoy!

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JoomSport 5.5.1 for Joomla - hotfixes delivered

We have delivered to our download area the hotfix for Joomla based JoomSport.

There were three issues fixed:

- fixtures analytics for knockouts

- fixtures analytics for single players

- 1054 unknown column '$team2_id' error once saving mathcdays

 

 

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Match analytics added to JoomSport

As a response for large number of request from our clients we have added analytics for future matches in JoomSport. This applies both for WordPress sport plugin (ver. 5.0) and Joomla extension (ver. 5.5) released.

The main objective of the new analytics offered is to help predicting on match outcome.

Before we start the development we have analyzed a lot of sports sites and analytics variations. Many of them offer a large amount of numbers but poorly squeezed data and we didn't want the same. We wanted to avoid overloading you with the useless numbers. Instead we have carefully selected the most important figures that might correlate with upcoming match outcome.

The new data blocks offered includes the three sections added to future JoomSport matches (fixtures status).

Season analytics

Season win / draw / lost numbers and last 5 matches blocks are offered with "All season games" OR "Home / away games" filter depending on where is the selected team plays. "Position" chart is only displayed for the seasons that are without knockouts or playoffs matchdays.

Averages analytics

For player / match events averages it is possible to set what kind of events do you need to display. Scores averages analytics offers you the three numbers for each team: scored, conceded and total. Again, season total and home / away filter is offered for both blocks.

Head to head analytics

Two blocks to analyze previous head to head game between opponents. All leagues and seasons are included. 10 games stats included inside the block.

See how the functionality looks like on our demo.

Thank you VERY much to all the bakers who supported us financially with this particular feature development! It would be impossible to deliver all that functionality without you. Special thx to Yannis (Sentragoal), Roberto (ESM), Aldi (Universfootball), Juan Luis (Quesomecanico)!

Some other improvements and features are developed

JoomSport for WordPress ver. 5.0:

* (feature) New analytics, H2H
* (feature) Custom match status for match shortcode filters
* (feature) Season options - Spanish ranking rules added
* (improvement) Improved mobile views
* (improvement) Club layout design
* (improvement) Tabs naming changed
* (Bugfix) Person menu for other languages
* (Bugfix) Hiden image for team page
* (Bugfix) Match page speed issue

JoomSport for Joomla ver. 5.5:

* (feature) New analytics, H2H
* (feature) additional columns for lineups added so you can add player numbers, position etc.
* (improvement) Improved mobile views
* (improvement) Tabs naming changed
* (improvement) SEO - browser page titles changed for Match, Team, Player, Calendar, Standings pages
* (Bugfix) Match page speed issue
* (Bugfix) Match generator fixed for double elimination knockouts

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JoomSport for Joomla! 5.4.1

Right after we have published the release for WordPress we also glad to announce the Joomla! CMS based JoomSport update. Here is the overview of the functionality we delivered:

Timeline Live update 

Information about Player events and substitutes will be automatically updated on Timeline on match page, if match status is marked as "Live". This feature is delivered as a part of our strategy preparing for EURO 2020 by providing the better integration with the EURO 2021 API data package by Statorium football API.

Improvements:

  • Player page speed load performance significant improvements
  • Highlight places in standings module
  • Date filter for Today Matches section
  • Matchday name to be displayed on Match page - Optionally
  • Multilanguage for newly added fields
  • Ability to display country as a additional field in Roster
  • Person, Player, Venue, Team. Do not show tab photos if there is one photo only
  • Order events in statistic tab on Player page
  • CSS Match page improvements
  • User icon removed from match comments


Certainly bugfixes:

  • Extra time is not working Live commentary
  • Add matchday name to match page
  • Scroll matches module CSS issue
  • Matchday order specifed in BE applied in Search option (Calendar page)
  • Person Extra field option "Do not display in Roster" doesn't work

 

Please update your version. If you have any ideas or suggestions how to improve JoomSport product please don't hesitate to share it on JoomSport feedback page and we will definitely consider it. Feel free to contact us by Chat or HelpDesk if any questions appear.

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JoomSport 4.1.2 for WordPress

Here is the list of changes for the 4.1.2 version release. We paid the attention to SEO, design and Live matches support. Also, this release offers the deeper integration with UEFA EURO 2021 API football data offered by our Statorium team.

Enhanced Live match support 

Match details such as player events, lineup and substitutes will be updated automatically without page reload if match is marked as Live.

Improved SEO

We've implemented new URL form method for season and match posts.  Also league name for season post name added.

New features:

  • New design for player events block
  • Ability to add featured image for season post
  • Brazilian data format added
  • Gutenberg blocks support
  • Extra time score in a separate block on match page
  • Ability to drag and drop player events to order them
  • PHP 7.3.8 support

Improvements:

  • Default list of columns once creating season
  • Matchday name added on match page
  • Sort standing legend by places

Certainly bugfixes:

  • Do not show table for season with playoffs only
  • Minor CSS fixes
  • fix URL in help section
  • cleaned many warnings and notices
  • Match widget with group filter
  • Live status filter fix for undefined season inside shortcode
  • Safari support

Please update your version. If you have any ideas or suggestions how to improve JoomSport product please don't hesitate to share it on JoomSport feedback page and we will definitely consider it. Feel free to contact us by Chat or HelpDesk if any questions appear.

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JoomSport for Joomla! 5.3.4 security release, Football and Hockey tricks

The time has come to update JoomSport version for Joomla! CMS. We did our best to deliver worth features to new version. Please enjoy!

 

Flexibility of Team names display

Developed new default fields for team (Short name, Middle size name) will deliver full flexibility to show different Team names in the Standings and Player stats module. Forget about ugly views with long and badly proportioned Team names. Enter all possible Team names and use required one in full accordance with your design. Specific option to choose name that will be displayed on Mobile devices will make website page 100% percent mobile friendly.

Adjusted Player profile

We implemented new default fields for player (Short name, Home Country name) that allow to display Player names all over the front pages as well as in JoomSport modules.
Optional new system field “System Player number” will help you to manage Players numbers once they are related not only to Season but also to Team.

All the fields added helps to make the perfect integration between JoomSport and our new Statorium football API data service.

Secondary Player event stats. Own goals

  • Related Event stats for Player is added. Once you associate events stats with another one on event settings page you will get correct display of such stats as Assists. Available for Live commentary and FE management functionality.
  • New way to display Events related to opposite Team e.g. Own Goal. Make sure you configure it in JoomSport settings.

Minor improvements:

  • Width of data field optimized on Matchday page
  • Player Roster CSS adjusted
  • Matchday navigation on BE
  • Scroll module CSS improvements

Certainly bugfixes:

  • Number of vulnerabilities fixed. IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED for all clients to update.
  • Matchday management for Team moderator
  • Win Games Ranking criteria can't be removed
  • Box score bugs
  • Link type Extra field fix
  • Extra time save issue

 

Please make sure that you update your version.

Feel free to share your ideas and suggestions on JoomSport feedback page and we will definitely consider it. Don't hesitate to contact us by Chat or HelpDesk or Forum if any questions appear.

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JoomSport 4.0 for WordPress. Live matches. Super flexible names display.

Sometime releases bring the filling that new functionality will utterly change the product life, as well as company destiny and many customers who use the software. This release is the one! 

We have done number of changes that are mostly connected with our new data service - Statorium. They both deliver flexible way of how you display the information on your site and bring better soccer stats support.

Live status

First of all we are happy to introduce the ability to display Live Status for matches. Once match is marked as Live representative icon "Live" will appear on all views: Fixtures, Shortcodes and Widgets. For such matches real time updates of the match page score activated so there is no need to reload the page to get info about the match score.

Adjusted display of Team names on all views including widgets and shortcodes.

We implemented new default fields for team (Short name, Middle size name). By means of these fields you will get full flexibility to show different Team names in Shortcodes and Widgets. Forget about ugly views with long and badly proportioned Team names. Enter all possible Team names and use required one in full accordance with your design. Specific option to choose name that will be displayed on Mobile devices will make website page 100% percent mobile friendly.

More flexibility for Player profile

Same as for Teams we developed new default fields for player (Short name, Home Country name) that also open up possibilities to display Player names all over the front pages as well as in Shortcodes and Widgets.
Optional new system field “System Player number” will help you to manage Players numbers once they are related not only to Season but also to Team.

Secondary Player event stats. Own goals

  • Ability to create related Event stats for Player. Associate events stats with another one on event settings page and you will get correct display of such stats as Assists.
  • Match time and Event time can be added in 45+3 format.
  • New way to display Events related to opposite Team e.g. Own Goals

Statorium breakthrough

  • Integration with updates system from Statorium Data API service (Statorium soccer live scores API) * Match scores and stats are supported in Real time. No more need to update results manually. JoomSport and Statorium do all the donkey work
  • Import ability of new default fields from Statorium Data API service* All available Players names (short name, home country name) all known Team names (short name, Middle size name) will be uploaded and updated automatically.

Other added improvements

  • Integrated themes CSS
  • Remove column names if icon exists for player stats tab in player profile and on season player list
  • Roster image CSS improvement
  • CSV examples integrated*
  • Show system Player number next to the Team name on Player profile

Certainly bugfixes:

  • Custom status display on Match views
  • Player Events are not displayed on Match FE if minute is not specified
  • Deleted Match is counted into Played matches for Player

*Features added to Pro version only.

Please update your version. If you have any ideas or suggestions how to improve JoomSport product please don't hesitate to share it on JoomSport feedback page and we will definitely consider it. Feel free to contact us if any questions appear feel free to contact our friendly support team any possible way: ChatHelpDeskForum.

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