New partnership aims to revitalise popular UK Fantasy Football game
Fast-growing iGaming technology business Checkd Dev has kicked off the new season by delivering a fully rebuilt, and future-proofed Sky Sports Fantasy Football platform.
The new Sky Sports Fantasy Football app contains upgraded features, with players now able to view leaderboards in real-time through native iOS and Android apps, rather than having to wait until the following day to check standings.
Checkd Dev also integrated various customer management elements from Sky Betting & Gaming while delivering the bespoke apps and a fully responsive website ahead of the start of the 2021-22 top-flight football season.
The work undertaken by the award-winning team involved rebuilding the entire platform from the ground up within a new AWS (Amazon Web Services) architecture, using the latest technology to build a strong foundation for future upgrades.
The redeveloped Sky Sports Fantasy Football platform is one of several of projects with high-profile media companies Checkd Dev, the development arm of Checkd Group, have in the pipeline.
Adam Patton, Checkd Dev MD, said: “Sky Sports Fantasy Football is a game and a brand that is loved by football fans throughout the UK and the opportunity to completely redevelop the technology and apps was one we jumped at the chance to be involved in.
“Our brief was to completely rebuild the platform, offering stability and enhanced features while also laying the groundwork for the future. It is testament to the Checkd Dev team that we have achieved just that and we look forward to rolling out further enhancements in the months and years to come.”
Luke Lockwood, Sky Bet Senior Product Manager, said: “Sky Sports Fantasy Football is a key component in delivering our vision to enhance the fan experience watching sports.
“Checkd Dev are experts in Fantasy Football and app development and we are delighted with the quality of the end product. Their evident passion and unrelenting commitment to delivering the best products possible for users has shone throughout.”