Our solution is
Mobile Responsive

There is no need to worry about having to develop expensive mobile apps which you will then have to convince your users to download. Our solutions are developed using the latest HTML5 and CSS technology to produce beautifully responsive platforms.

All pages on your site, including the spot the ball page and the payment processing pages, will be designed and developed to work on all screens including desktop computers, Apple and Android tablets and mobile phones.

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Admin Features

Our solution comes with a powerful and market leading administration portal. This secure gateway will give you a wealth of information about your competition anytime of the day

Your House

We have been helping hundreds of luxury home owners give their home away with our skill based game since 2007! By using our unique Spot The Ball Turnkey solution you can legally give your home to one lucky winner.

Our solution is flexible to work with your needs. Although we have a full team of designers inhouse, we are more than happy to work with your current web design agency and/or PR company.

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Recent Projects

BoTB style

Our unique Spot The Ball Turnkey solution can be used to run one or several games each giving away one or many prizes such as luxury cars, high-end electronics, etc.

Also, take control of your competitions 24/7 with our powerful and user-friendly Admin System.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • We are looking for something similar to BOTB - can you help?

    Certainly! We have a turnkey solution that would be perfect for your business. Please get in touch and we will present you the options.

  • Does the image for the Spot the Ball game have to be football related?

    Absolutely not. You can use any image you wish. Tennis, golf, and badminton action shots are among the popular ones, too! Also, we can replace the "ball" icon (which appears when the user places the ball) with something more appropriate - e.g. a tennis ball.

  • Where can we source the image for our Spot The Ball game?

    It is extremely difficult to get decent images to use for competitions that hold Common License. All Premier League games are off limits and so are any non-league games where you will not have the rights of all people shown in the picture.

    For this reason, Tentacle Solutions exclusively contracts a professional photographer who hires professional athletes to perform exclusively for our photoshoot. The players, football ground, and the grounds played - all sign rights over to Tentacle and their clients for exclusive access.

  • Can we update the text, images and banners on the static areas of our site?

    Definitely! You have complete control over the maintenance of your prizes and games. You will also be able to update the other areas of your site via your admin portal. We will implement our CMS into key screens of your site, e.g. your home page, about us, etc. so that you have complete control over your content.

  • We would like to discuss our project - what is the best way forward?

    Use the contact form below and let us know more about yourselves and your project. If we need more information we will contact you otherwise we will send you a detailed proposal along with links to our demo sites.

  • What happens when we want to go ahead?

    The first step will be to begin designing your complete system in the form of a Functional Document. This document will be the unique blueprint for your competition. Once approved it will ultimately act as a guide for our staff throughout the entire development cycle. Also the completed system will be tested against the specs laid out in this document.

  • What happens during development?

    Whilst our team go to work on your project, you will still play an active role in the key development areas. You will be sent a questionnaire asking for your input in all areas of the user interaction process e.g. approval for the text in the emails to be sent out to users. Once the site has been developed you will be sent a link to a secure test site.

    It is our goal is to keep you in the loop whilst we develop your system. To achieve this we send a daily email at the end of each day with the project status and programmer notes.

  • Will my competition be playable on mobiles?

    Absolutely. Our technology has been evolving for the last 10 years to incorporate the fast pace of mobile devices screens. Your site will be completely responsive i.e. will work seamlessly on mobile and tablets. Rest assure, your game will resize and ratio exactly for the screen size.

  • How fast can my competition be ready?

    Our development process takes 7 working days. However this does not include the time for design approvals. Also, you will need to factor in the time it will take you to get approval from your payment processor.

  • Do you provide any support once the competition is LIVE?

    Yes we can provide a low weekly maintenance package which will help give you peace of mind. As visitors return to your site regularly, they will see the website looking fresh and inviting as we will update banners and graphics. Also if you have any tweaks needed in the development, this can be covered within the maintenance!

  • What happens when someone plays our spot the ball game?

    When users click "proceed" their entries will be stored securely in our database. They will be immediately notified of the exact positions they have selected and emailed this information as well.

  • How quickly will our users be allocated their credits once the pay online?

    Immediately. As soon as their payment is approved by your payment processor, our database will be updated accordingly. This means your user will see their new credits instantly.

  • How will our judges select the winning position?

    We will provide a secure special page that will contain the same game your users will have played. The judges will be able to place one entry with the ability to undo their decision. Once they click "proceed" the screen will be locked and the winning positions stored in our database. From here, our state of the art software will initiate our unique algorithm to determine the winner.

  • How much does it cost?

    We do not sell one rigid solution; instead we offer a flexible service as we believe that not all competitions are the same. Therefore our proposal will be unique to your needs and requirements. Please contact us using the form below and we will send you a detailed proposal for your competition.

Tentacle Solutions

Since 2001 Tentacle Solutions has provided Software and Game Development services to companies around the world. Based in Glasgow, Scotland they are contracted to develop software and games in both public and private sector projects.

Tentacle Solutions first developed the Spot the Ball B2B Software in 2007. Over the years the solution has been refined and updated to the latest technology available. It has been developed as a turnkey solution for businesses that wish to sell their property or give away prizes like luxury cars in an innovative and legal platform.

Over the years we have worked directly with over 250 spot the ball competitions for our clients and licensed the software to over 100 media and agencies around the world. Our solution has been designed to work efficiently and seamlessly in the background which frees our clients to spend their time marketing their website.

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