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Kids playing football alongside a female football player.

Fotball.no keeps football rolling through the year

Fotball.no simplifies everyday football for players, parents, referees, team- or club leaders.

Deliveries

  • The fotball.no web application
  • Integration with the Digital Service Platform of FIKS

Technologies

  • Episerver CMS
  • Elasticsearch
  • Microsoft Azure
  • .NET
  • Kibana
  • Logstash
  • ImageVault

Team

  • André Flem (NFF product owner)
  • Petter Bronsta
  • Christian Knappskog
  • Hans Erik Lange
Portrait of Petter Bronstad.

“Using Elasticsearch in our data platform lets us process large data sets efficiently, and at the same time gives us flexibility to rapidly deliver new functionality to NFF.” Petter Bronsta, Senior Systems Consultant, Making Waves Oslo

“Flexibility to rapidly deliver new functionality to NFF.”

Challenge

The role of Fotball.no is to make it easy for you to find the relevant football data for the club and teams you’re itching to check up on, such as when and where the next match is played, live reports from ongoing matches, previous results and match statistics. With hundreds of thousands of footballers and fans from all over the country, the web design must work perfectly regardless of different usage scenarios, screen resolutions and display preferences. The site should also handle high traffic loads in peak periods, and requires real-time processing of big and evolving data sets.

Kids running at soccer practice.

Our approach

To do this efficiently and in a way that puts a smile on your face, the Episerver web application caches football data fetched from the high-performing Digital Service Platform (DSP), based on Elasticsearch, which gets real-time data updates from NFF’s core football management system, FIKS (see FIKS case description). Editorial content, from NFF centrally and from regional employees, is handled by Episerver CMS. NFF’s football regions, which are the heroes behind most of the daily activity in Norwegian football, were actively involved to ensure that information needs on grassroot levels were met. Testing early prototypes showed that focusing on the activities of a given club and team was key: Any web site user, including yourself, should be able to immediately zoom in on what are the really pressing matters to them.

Two team members working in an office overlooking a soccer stadium.

The outcome

Fotball.no had close to 80 million page views in 2017, so it’s safe to say it’s been well received. It gets even better: The DSP provides a public API, exposing football data to NFF’s official mobile app, MinFotball (iOS and Android), and other external information providers such as NTB, Dynamic, S2S and Mediatec.

A person accessing fotball.no on their laptop.

Our contribution

Experience strategy

We make sure design, tech and business goals are aligned

Experience vision
Roadmap
Service design
Strategy as process
Financial modelling

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Digital products and services

We create user-centric digital services that make life easier

Websites
Transaction services
Mobile apps
Chat & voice bots

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Get in touch

Asbjørn Vølstad

+47 982 56 059

asbjorn.volstad@makingwaves.com