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All that glitters is not gold: The danger of cheap Spot the Ball Wordpress plugins


  • September 10, 2020

Tentacle aims to deliver top-notch solutions to your software needs and game development services while upholding the principle of authenticity, being the single best provider of Spot the Ball solutions in the world. Therefore, we believe it is crucial for us to remove any impediments from your way that could misguide you and beguile you away from our platform, one that is known for its integrity and unique services.

With increasing digitization, far too many newbies have stepped into the software field, often producing deceptive plug-ins that inhibit the audience from getting across to platforms with authentic and promising services. An example of such plug-ins is a cheap, half-baked WordPress plug-in for Spot the Ball that has been going around. This plug-in was first made for a job on Freelancer that entailed replacing questions with a spot the ball quiz for purposes of running a competition site. However, now the plug-in is being resold despite it being risky and unsafe for buyers.

This plug-in is not publicly available on WordPress or Woo Commerce; it was developed by "Softound Solutions" - a one-person Indian development company that sells the plug-in on his website.

Firstly, the legality of this plugin is doubtful at best. Unlike the software for Spot the Ball that we offer, this plug-in gives rise to a game of chance and not a game of skill. For clarification, chance-based games are those with an outcome strongly influenced by uncertainty or random chance. Our Spot the Ball software offers a game in which skill serves to be the determining factor in the outcome of the game, and its layout enables a skilled player to have a consistent edge over a competitor that is not skilled, unlike chance-based games. Because the plug-in in question predetermines the position of the ball and reserves no space for the placement of the ball by the judges to decide on it, the game offered then becomes a game of chance instead of skill, and it veers into gambling territory. Are you willing to risk getting on the radar of the Gambling Commissions around the world?

Secondly, the fact that it is merely a plug-in that puts user data at risk of exploitation must not be ignored. At Tentacle, we give paramount importance to guaranteeing the safety of the gathered data. Hence, our version of Spot the Ball is much more safe and suitable for running a competition free of data exploitation risk. In addition, our options for customization are all the more reason to not fall for this cheap plug-in, which offers no customization options at all.

Last but not least, at Tentacle, our clients' satisfaction is one of our top priorities, and we strive to create an environment where they feel welcomed and well catered. Now, customer satisfaction is a key element of successful business strategy and hence a point of differentiation between which company is truly deserving of your trust and which appears to be but isn't.

And this is where the STB plug-in comes into play. The impression of something being worthy is not a reliable indication of its true nature. Henceforth, while this plug-in might seem to have it all at a low cost, it really does not. This plug-in does not even offer any support, help, or maintenance from a team of professionals, let alone the prestige that comes with working with the single best provider of STB solutions in the world, i.e., Tentacle Solutions.

Long story short, choosing this plug-in is like taking a beaten up Skoda when you're offered a brand new BMW.

If you need help developing a legitimate competition site for your company, the experienced team at Tentacle Solutions is happy to assist. Based in Glasgow, Scotland, we deal with all facets of skilled games, including predictive analytics, testing, creative UI/UX services and more. Contact us today to learn how we can help you create a one-of-a-kind app to suit your unique needs.

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