We consistently provided accurate data faster than our competitors and continue to develop improvements to ensure users are notified of match events as soon as they happen. Our workforce has also doubled in size and we intend to grow even further in 2016.
In this post we’ll discuss our highlights of the year and let you know what we’ve got planned for 2016.
Over the course of 2015 our coverage has grown significantly and as a result of this, our user base has too. Here are some facts and figures from the past 12 months;
21,405 LIVE MATCHES
Our busiest month of the year was October where we covered more than 3000 matches.
Games covered by CrowdScores had an average of 2.52 goals. The quietest month for goals came in June when there were a measly 1606 goal events.
65,110 USER COMMENTS
Users were definitely in the Christmas spirit last year as an impressive 31,518 comments came in December alone.
232,773 MATCH EVENTS
Typical examples of match events are half-time, full-time, cards and substitutions.
On an average month we aggregated 1,762,435 reports in order to bring you the fastest live football scores.
One of our most popular and unique features is the Vidiprinter. Thanks to our users, we are a completely independent football data provider which means that when other apps or sources are not working, we remain unaffected.
On Boxing Day, when BBC’s Final Score and Jeff Stelling and co’s Soccer Saturday Vidiprinters were suffering from a post-Christmas hangover, we experienced no problems whatsoever.
— Matt Duffey (@mattljduffey) December 26, 2015
We took the opportunity to let our fellow football fans know where the best place to go for live football scores…
— CrowdScores App (@CrowdScores) December 26, 2015
@CrowdScores will give it a go!
— Douglas Jefferson (@doug_jeff) December 26, 2015
The CrowdScores back-end development team partake in quarterly hackdays where they have the opportunity to work on their own unique projects outside of their usual schedule.
The last Hackday of the year produced mixed results among the team but the highlight was Martyn’s ‘Fastest Pi Scores’. Using our public API, he displayed our football scores on a Raspberry Pi which also read them out loud. Find out more about Martyn’s project here.
One of the many perks of working at CrowdScores, along with spending half the day creating puns from football players names, is our regular social events. Go-Karting, Table Tennis, FIFA tournaments and Bowling are just some of the hotly contested activities we have organised in 2015. Also, on Thursday nights we have begun playing in a 5-a-side league just down the road from our office.
You can see some of our snaps below;
What’s coming in 2016…
You can expect to see big things from CrowdScores in 2016. We plan to extend our football coverage even further, as well as enhancing our mobile app with new features and revamping our gamification system to make sharing match events more rewarding than ever.
If you have any suggestions for what we should add to the app this year or wish to contact us about any other matter, then please do so by emailing email@example.com.
Finally, if you haven’t checked out the app yet you can download it by clicking the buttons below.
Here’s to an even more successful 2016!