Backingline revamp - free betting calculators

chris (2008-12-22 11:51:05)
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I decided to dig out the old Backingline website (circa 2002 vintage) and give it a re-vamp. The site is a convenient place to go for information on betting and racing. There is just one software application there today, which is the 'go-dutch!' dutching calculator. It allows you to distribute a stake (ie a sum of money) across a number of bets - either several horses in a single race, or perhaps some different betting events - such as a football game, the golf and the national. The calculator draws up a staking plan so that if any bet wins, you are guaranteed a profit. Of course it will tell you if the dutch isn't possible.

I will add more applications to backingline in time and hopefully I will keep them free of charge.

christo
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chris
2008-12-28 19:02:19

more features for the dutching calculator

I have added some extra facilities to the dutching calculator. You can now save dutching plans and see them appear in a list below the calculator. Of course it is also possible to remove staking plans from the saved list. Soon I will add the functionality to allow the user to load a staking plan back into the calculator for review, or modification.

The dutching application is now arranged to the left-hand side of the screen and fully above the fold to make it easy to operate in a dual-window setup. Often a better will want their bet provider open in another window at the same time.

A feature which I am currently working on is the ability to set a minimum staking unit (say 0.1) so that the staking plans can be used with online bet providers such as http://www.bet365.com.

christo
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chris
2009-02-09 18:16:02

Update on Backingline features

Backingline is flying now. Recently added features include:

- Load and re-save plans from your go-dutch screen
- Option to specify minimum bet staking unit (say $0.1) to enable hedging with online providers
- Option to resolve a staking plan with the minimum required outlay for a guaranteed profit
- Ability to set up numerous accounts and set as 'visible' or 'hidden'.
- Ability to assign saved plans to any of your accounts to track performance
- Ability to move saved plans between accounts
- Ability to delete your own dutching plans
- Ability to specify 'winner' in a plan for automatic calculation of betting profits
- Fixes to the sign-up flow, which would appear to fail on first attempt

Upcoming features:

- 'Hedgehog' - A rapid-entry tool for one-click creation of a dutching plan
- Improved user-interface: Incremental improvements to the layout and usability of go-dutch!
- 'winodds' update - To allow you to update the winning odds to reflect 'best odds' guarantees
- display fixes for Internet Explorer

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chris
2009-12-29 14:26:10

Many of these features were completed during 2009. I have also recently focused my attention on Betfair API development (see http://github.com/planetguru/bflib).

Completed features on godutch include:

- 'Hedgehog' - A rapid-entry tool for one-click creation of a dutching plan
- Improved user-interface: Incremental improvements to the layout and usability of go-dutch!
- 'winodds' update - To allow you to update the winning odds to reflect 'best odds' guarantees
- display fixes for Internet Explorer
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