Checkd Dev delivers revamped Sky Sports Fantasy Football platform

| By Conor Mulheir
Sky Sports has launched its revamped Fantasy Football platform, developed by Checkd Group’s technology development subsidiary, Checkd Dev.

Checkd said the future-proofed platform contains upgraded features including the ability to view leaderboards in real-time through native iOS and Android apps, rather than having to wait until the following day to check standings.

It said it has also integrated various customer management elements from Sky Betting and Gaming, while delivering the bespoke apps and a newly upgraded website ahead of the start of the 2021-22 football season.

The work involved rebuilding the entire platform within a new Amazon Web Services architecture, using the latest technology to build the foundation for future upgrades.

Checkd said the project is one of many with high-profile media companies that it has in the pipeline.

“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,” said Checkd managing director Adam Patton.

“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, added: “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.”

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