Thursday, October 25, 2007

Recordcup now speaks chinese!

If you visit Recordcup right now, you'll find that recordcup will now speak chinese as well as english! Both traditional chinese & simplified chinese are supported. Maybe you'll want to check it out!

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Our new 'factbook' section!

We introduce our new 'factbook' section today.

Factbook section is intended to provide a section to lookup world champions easily. You can now browse through different categories of world champions, sorted by the date they claimed world champ.

Take a look at factbook page here, and tell us what you think about it!

Friday, September 14, 2007

We now offer RSS feeds for specific contests!

Have you ever wondered who challenged or left comments on your contest?

Now you can track it via any RSS reader you like. For example, if you want to track
"The most successful animation ever" (http://www.recordcup.com/contest/234/the_most_successful_animation_ever.html) on Recordcup, you can subscribe to the link
http://www.recordcup.com/rss/contest/234 in your favorite reader!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Recordcup - Ranking method

When you play with Recordcup, you may find two different result between contests :

Quantification and non-quantification.

What is quantification ? For example, the tallest man, tallest woman, fastest 400m male athlete...

that can be counted and gave an accurate number to judgment contest rank.



In quantification contest, you can pick your favorite candidate but it will not influence contest rank. The result will sort by real record. You can find knowledge and likes / dislikes trend in this contest.

What is non-quantification ? For example, best Michael Jordan slam dunk ever, most dangerous job, the most sexy bikini... that judged by people's impression or reaction.

So in non-quantification contest, your pick will influence contest result. The more you pick means candidate get more cups.



What are you waiting for ? Play now!!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

We're back!

Okay ladies and gentleman, we're proud to be back!




After about 6 hours of "morphing", we are back to business again. The upgrade is smoother than we thought.

In the new version, we've made some changes and added some new features:

1. V.S channel : We separated every contests and group them to V.S mode, which helps the user to choose real "better one". Our system will apply the scoring according to what the user picks.

2. Image support: We promised it, now it's here. Now you can upload images freely and easily. And it serves just as good as a video clip. Sometimes a picture is more convictive than a film.

3. Tally rule : We adjusted tally rule, every contest had it's summary score(cups). The more candidates represent more cups. Winner takes all cups will be used in our new mode.

4. New search interface : We know the original search just isn't good enough. So we rolled out a completely rewritten search engine, returning better search results, along with an improved search interface! You can search to find more out of Recordcup now.

5. Statistics members favorite : We pop up every contest's No.1 and statistic members favorite. Let user know what is different between his/her choice.

We hope you liked the new Recordcup just as we did. Feel free to check out the new version! If you have any feedback, please let us know.


Let's crack some more World Records on Recordcup again!!

Monday, September 10, 2007

Morphing















We are now undergoing our morphing process. We expect to be back in a couple of hours.

Please be patient and we'll be back soon!

Scheduled downtime for Recordcup

Dear all,

Recordcup is coming with a brand new style & competition experience! We will upgrade our system, starting from 2007/09/10 18:00 PST. The upgrade process is expected to last about 12 hours. After we come back live we'll announce it here!

New features to come:
- Brand new competition style
- You can now create new types of contests that rank not by user votes, but by accurate numbers
- new vote calculation method
- and much more!

We hope you enjoyed the new Recordcup as we did. Please be patient while we go dark. We'll see you soon!

Monday, August 13, 2007

Recordcup on Spigit


Recordcup is gaining popularity among some blog sites, and today Recordcup has made it to spigit's "Launch of the Day"!

You can visit spigit's Recordcup page here.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

You can now subscribe RSS feeds for Recordcup

A lot of things has been going on around Recordcup lately. We just added some RSS feeds to our site so you can subscribe easily.

You can go http://www.recordcup.com/rss to see the details, or just simply use the feeds right away:

New Contests on Recordcup
Recent Challenges on Recordcup

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Our new search system

Today we revamped our search in Recordcup to use Solr! Try out the new search box and see if it is more relevant now :)

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Fastest train in the world


Which train is the fastest in the world? Currently gslin submitted a video with 581 km/h !
Come to the fastest train record and decide which is really the fastest in the world.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

The Best Counter-Strike Player

Who is the best Counter-Strike player? Who did the best play?



Counter-Strike is a FPS game with quite some time now. It was once so popular that some players even went professional and made a living. But there's one debate that never stopped: Who's the best?

Some say it's HeatoN. And some say he's out of fashion. There are lots of new stars every year and it's hard to tell. But it might be easier to decide what 'play' is performed best. Which demo or POV is great? Is it KSharp? Or is it fRoD?

Tell how you think by votes & submit your videos at Recordcup.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

The Tallest Building on Earth

Would you like to know how much tall buildings there are on earth? Do you care? There's a world record on "The Tallest Building on Earth" at Recordcup right now. Currently the winner is a building in Shanghai, under construction. Come and take a look to see how much tall buildings there are, and express your opinions by voting.



Or maybe even better, tell the world on other tall buildings!

Friday, June 22, 2007

World Records, You Decide!

We have been working around for a bit during the past few weeks, and rolled out our new version of Recordcup today. You can now import videos from YouTube, MySpace, or Google video. What's more, you can vote to decide who's the best winner in the record. And you can even get a nice looking badge like this one below for any item on Recordcup!



Take makoto's push ups for example. How do you think? Is he good enough? He's currently the 1st place winner with 2 members agreeing him. Challenge for this title, or vote to express your thoughts!

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Upload a video and see your rank in world records!

We coded. We debugged. We started testing. And now we launched!

Recordcup - World Records for Everyone

This is what we promised: a site of World Records, for everyone in the world. Anybody can setup a world record, or challenge any existing record by submitting his video challenge. You don't have to wait for some big guy at Guinness World Records to come and testify what you've done: the internet is your audience. What's more, you don't even have to register another user id on Recordcup! You can sign in with your OpenID, or sign up if you don't have one already.

Try it out. Or maybe you can start by doing push-ups or playing the basketball machine. I'm saying this again: Maybe you're going to be the next world champion next door.

[Note] We're still in the early stage, so if some stuff didn't work out as you think, please feel free to contact us at our feedback page. We'll get back to you as soon as possible.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Is He/She Really the Best?!

Remember those times when you see 'American Idol' and wonder if she's really the best? When you see Takeru Kobayashi eating hotdogs and exclaimed, "Is he human???", does it ever come to you that maybe he's not the best hotdog-eater in the world, but just the best to attend Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest? Did you ever imagine if it's possible for 2 different players to compete against each other, regardless of restrictions on time and space, sort of like Rocky competing with Mason?

Well, here's the chance. We're developing a record hosting platform for you to prove that you ARE better. Users are required to record a video clip to identify that they really did what they claimed, and internet users will decide if the record is trustworthy. Users from different countries, different timezones can now compete together without problems. Under their own terms. You decide the title, others challenge for the crown. Who's the champion? You never know. Maybe the winner is your friend Bob right now, and next minute it might be Sarah from New Jersey.

So have fun playing Recordcup and submitting your own stuff. See if you can eat more hotdogs than Takeru Kobayashi. Or maybe you can jump higher than Michael Jordan. Who knows? Maybe you're the next world champion next door.