Predictal is a community-based Web site that connects sports fans from all over the world to share and directly challenge their knowledge about sports prediction in a challenging, yet non-gambling environment.
Predictal aims to democratize the process of sports prediction through peer challenges, quantitative prediction data, group collaboration and cumulative collective learning. Our value proposition is a unique concept called the Open Prediction sport. Open Prediction in sport is what Open Source is in software. In this context, Open Prediction operates on the premise that the source of predictions will always be accessible to sport peers so that their data can be enhanced and transformed into ever more challenging predictions as many peers refine them. As a result, community members decide which version of predictions to choose in order to risk their points in challenges. Other systems only allow fans to pick pre-defined picks (or odds). The second aspect of the Open Prediction is to enable sport fans to predict every aspect of a sport match with their like-minded peers in person-to-person challenges. More on this later.
Secondly, Predictal will empower sport fans to create and manage real tournaments online using Predictal's do-it-yourself (DIY) tournament management tools. For example, as soon as a user sets up a tournament or a local league, the system will prediction enable the league. This objective will srerve sport fans at the grass-root level to engage with each other in an Open Prediction social network.
The present Web site is in the alpha state in which the functionality of only the Team Selector module is tested. The next step is to improve its user experience, and the next next step is to unveil the prediction engine.