Annoyed that you missed a new offer? Or did you miss a decent close match on a 2up offer that meant you didn't make as much money as you could have? Well, that will be a thing of the past with our new mobile notification feature.
What kind of notifications can I receive?
From your dashboard, you can toggle the types of notification that you want. Initially, these are the things you can receive notifications for:
- General announcements. These announcements will include things like new feature announcements (such as this one), tech updates (possible downtime or site issues) and general announcements (special offers, company announcements etc).
- Acca notifications. In our Acca Catcher software we currently offer the ability to receive email alerts 15 minutes before a match is due to start, to give you enough time to place a lay bet at the exchange. Now you can also get this as a mobile notification.
- New offer posted. Never miss an offer again. Whenever a new offer is posted or updated from your selected bookmakers, you will receive a notification directly to your phone. You can also filter by the star rating of the offer, so for example you can only receive offers for offers that are 3+ stars.
- Forum notifications. There are certain threads on our forum where it’s important that either you don’t miss updates to the post (e.g. the £300 or £1000 a month threads) or where other members help by posting close matches that they have spotted for certain types of offers (such as price boosts or 2up). In your dashboard you can now select which of these forum threads you will receive notifications for, when that thread is updated. See the FAQs below for more information.
How does it work?
We’ve hooked in a messenger app called Catapush to enable notifications to your phone. Catapush is a third party app that you download to your phone, link with your PA account and select which notifications you want in your PA dashboard. Then, when these notifications are triggered, the message will appear on your phone and you go into the app in order to get the hyperlink to the relevant part of the site.
Catapush is a free app (no part of our new notification feature will incur a cost) that can be used on iPhone or Android. You can download it via the App Store / Play Store for iOS and Android. The app is also available for Windows Phones, that can be downloaded here.
Some of the notifications are manually triggered by our forum and offers team (announcements, new/updated offers, £300/£1,000 a month threads), and some are sent whenever there is a new comment on the relevant forum thread (the Bet365, Paddy Power 2up and Price Boost offers close matches threads).
For a full training guide on mobile notifications - please watch this tutorial.
Why only selected forum threads?
There is actually a mobile notification feature already enabled on the forum, using a system called PushBullet. The problem with PushBullet is that it’s not free. When you reach a certain amount of notifications they force you to upgrade (it costs £3.99 a month), with Catapush it will always be free. However, due to the fact it is a third-party app, we have to specify which forum threads receive notifications. We have chosen the ones we think deserve notifications, but if you have any suggestions for any other forum threads, please contact customer service and we can add them.
How often will I receive forum notifications?
Due to the fact we're using a third-party integration, there may be a slight delay from the time the forum comment is made to when the notification is received. We'll monitor this going forward. The only place this might cause issues is for the 2up thread - where in some cases the matches may only stay valid for literally a couple of minutes.
It’s well-built, stable and most importantly free to use (for customers). We could have developed our own app (which may still happen in the future), but this way we can have the feature onsite a lot more quickly.
Why do you need my mobile number?
Your mobile number is used to identify and link the Catapush app on your phone with your PA account. We will store your number securely and never use it for any marketing purposes.
What are price boosts and 2up offers?
They are a great source of income when doing reload offers. For more information, you can read these articles (price boosts / 2up offers). The key with these offers is that the price boosts may not last very long and it is crucial to quickly get on good matches for 2up. That’s why is key to do the price boost offers when they are available and get close matches with your 2up bets so you can get a decent profit - so having notifications to highlight both of these things should help you a lot.
We hope you'll find this feature useful. If you are already a Platinum member, you can view the full training guide and video tutorial here. You can discuss this feature on the forum here. If you're not a Platinum member but would like to use this feature, please sign up and upgrade today.
If you have any questions, please contact our customer service team.