Thursday, May 08, 2014

World Cup 2014 APEX Betting app online

You remember the old days? 2006 ... APEX aka HTMLDB was still the new kid on the block!

To promote APEX at that time I build an Oracle APEX app that allowed you to see the scores of the World Cup 2006. After some feedback I created a betting piece to it... it gained much traction, it even got translated in Chinese! Here's a picture of that time:

Since then every year with the World Cup and Euro Cup I enable the app again. This year is not different... well it is; the app got an overhaul with some great new functionalities. I'll go deeper in some features in another blog post; but the main features are: authentication via Facebook (thanks to Peter) and you are able to create your own groups of people. So APEX R&D can see for example how it plays against our Canadian friends at Clarifit or our US friends at Enkitec :)

You find the new app at

Let us know if you like it (or not) :)


Gokhan Atil said...

A great sample to show what you can do with APEX. Well done!

Benjamin Intsiful said...

Hi Dimitri,
I found this bug whiles requesting to join groups.


Dimitri Gielis said...

Thanks for letting us know. We'll investigate asap

Dimitri Gielis said...

@Benjamin; It looks like this bug appears when the internet connection is slow and you hit the Request to join twice. Is that possible?

Benjamin Intsiful said...

Hi Dimitri,
i just tested again, Yes that is absolutely the root cause.

Christian Larocque said...

You forgot Insum in Canada!
Nice job on this app.

Mukesh Kumar said...

Dear Dimitri,
I am new in apex world and exploring your post seems quite interesting and impressive however link is not opening can you please share or mail me to to explore more ..

Dimitri Gielis said...

We setup a new site for Euro 2016: you find it at

Mukesh Kumar said...

Thanks Dimitri,
can you give deveoloper access i want to explore it.

Omar Sawalhah said...

Hi Dimitri
Can you share the code for this app?