When tech and AFL come together it’s a fanatic’s fantasy
Posted on March 22, 2018
3 min read
While footy has been back on our screens for a few weeks now with the AFLW competition, as the clock ticks towards round one of the men’s, AFL Fantasy fans are getting ready to compete in the ultimate test of footy knowledge and skill.
And at Telstra – where we build the Official AFL Fantasy App – we’ve also been busy creating another product for those fanatical fans, the ones who spend a big chunk of the week analysing player stats and performance metrics.
AFL Stats Pro is a brand new stats and video based product that allows you to discover, compare and watch highlights of your favourite AFL players to give you an edge in your tips or in your AFL Fantasy team (plus even more for Telstra customers)!
Just as AFL Fantasy pits mate against mate, AFL Stats Pro can pit player against player based on the most comprehensive range of metrics available yet. Allowing you to compare statistics of players head-to-head – or up to five players if you’re a Telstra mobile customer.
And for Telstra customers, you can watch every player’s video highlights, choosing between a shortened highlights package, or a longer version with every player interaction from a match.
Taking a fan-first approach, design thinking was front and centre in the product build and we began by carrying out user research amongst AFL fans to gauge their appetite for a stats and video product.
Go pro with your AFL Fantasy, on the go
The Official 2018 AFL Fantasy App has been redesigned for 2018. We’ve built the new version of the app to highlight simplicity, and give fans the chance to stay across all their fantasy movements on the go.
Within the app you can do all of the following and more:
• Register to play both Classic and Draft on the one account.
• Setup and manage your team (This update includes live drafting and draft team management in the app).
• Create and join leagues and invite your mates to play.
• Follow your team on the go with live up-to-date scores for every game.
For AFL Fantasy Draft we have improved the user journey to make it simpler and more intuitive in 2018. We have built new draft screens to improve the process and included all the stats and information that you need to make those crunch-time decisions.
2018 AFL Fantasy classic promotion permit numbers:
– NSW: LTPS/18/21305
– ACT: TP 18/00052
– SA: T18/43