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We are a couple weeks away from introducing three new really cool products to the 247Sports Player Database.
http://247sports.com/Player/Lorenzo-Carter-22968 (you can see these products in the image below)
#1. Ranking History
#2. Crystal Ball (version 1 of 2)
#3. Skills (version 1 of 2)
Here's a quick description of each:
#1. Ranking History: Shows the "ratings" and "rankings" history for each prospect ... shows both 247Sports and #247Composite .. graphical illustration comparing 247Sports with the industry.
#2. The Crystal Ball: Version 1.0 of the Crystal Ball allows any recruiting analyst in the 247Sports network (both National and team reporters) to predict where a prospect is going to commit and sign and records the prediction date. The product shows users the prediction from each analyst and also gives an overall prediction percentage for potential schools. ... Version 2.0 coming later this year will allow all 247Sports members to predict commitments and will earn reputation points, badges and free time for their predictions. ... Version 2.0 will also allow other recruiting analyst in the industry to make predictions and contribute to the analyst prediction.
#3. Skills: The 247Sports national team has assigned 5 different skills for each position. The Skills that each player is rated on are specific for his respective position. Admins have the ability to add more than 5 skills -- especially useful when rating athletes and jumbo athletes. ... Version 2.0 coming later this year will allow 247Sports national analyst to craft a written evaluation as part of this product.
Disclaimer ... when you view the images below, please note that the specs for the 3 new products are "very rough" right now. Most of the efforts with the product team is on functionality at this stage. They will begin cleaning up the look and feel and usability factors mid week, once the products are finalized.
So, here's were we need your help and feedback. We are at a point where we are developing many different products/modules for the Player Database. This is a great thing, but we need to adjust our layout and prioritization of each area of the Player page.
For example, as designers we need to place the features that are most used and most important near the top of the page and in areas that best satisfies our users. I would like to take some time to measure your feedback on which products you use most often.
Please rate each product on a scale of 1 to 5 for most important to you:
1 -- Don't use
2 -- Marginal value, could live without it
3 -- Solid value, occasional use
4 -- Needed product, frequent user
5 -- Great Product, use all the time
-- Please rate each product below with a 1 thru 5:
Featured: Articles/Updates from the Network
Stats: (player stats)
Player Tweets: Tweets from the player's Twitter account
Skills & Scouting Reports (new product coming soon)
The Crystal Ball: Commitment predictions from 247Sports & users (new product coming soon)
School Interests Modules (list school, interest, offer, recruited by & visit date)
Rankings and Ratings module
Ranking History (new product coming soon)
Industry Twitter (tweets from the entire recruiting industry)
As always, we appreciate your feedback. We are trying to build and manage great products for you guys and your help is extremely appreciated.
This post was edited by Lucky 16 months ago
247Sports and BOL updates: http://twitter.com/sbterry247
Holy crap. The reputation points on predictions is freaking brilliant.
I think the interactive elements are going to be a "game changer" so to speak.
Deserve got nothing to do with it...
I really like the way yall are separating yourselves from the outher sites. Great work
5 on everything, you guys are the best!
5 on everything.
The one thing I really wish 247 incorporates is when an update is done by another 247 site on a prospect that has interest in FSU there is a link to it on the frontpage. IE the Notre Dame site does an interview with Sony Michael there would be a link to it here instead of having to go over to their board
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