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    Feature Request: Contest / sweepstakes widget with a random selector

    Asked by cheekyface on January 24, 2015 at 07:33 AM

    I'm using Jotform to collect details of people who want to enter into a draw for free services when they share our facebook page. I'd love to be able to send all the entrant's details to some kind of auto selector that performs the selection on a given date.  Much like some of the virtual name pickers on the net but preferably built into Jotform.

    Any chance of this being available in the future?



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    Answered by Welvin on January 24, 2015 at 04:13 PM

    Hi Danny,

    We can possibly add it as a widget. Can you give us where to check this kind of a function? A link, maybe?

    You mean like this: http://www.miniwebtool.com/random-name-picker/?

    Or this: http://primaryschoolict.com/random-name-selector/.

    Let us know!


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    Answered by cheekyface on January 25, 2015 at 12:50 AM

    Hi Welvin.
    Thanks for your reply.

    Yes, something like the one you included would be great as it allows you to extend the time of the shuffle (adds to the suspense).



    I was looking at some of the following options too ...on this link click here.  I don't like that I'd have to go away from jotform to run the draw though.  If it were possible to have all entries submitted to the widget somehow then set times for the date of the draw to run automatically would be perfect but at this stage I'd be happy with something like the link above.

    Here's another one that looked OK - click here

    Hope it's do-able but otherwise I'll just do a manual draw or transfer entries manually to a virtual machine like the one you suggested.






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    Answered by cheekyface on January 25, 2015 at 12:57 AM

    To add to the above, if such a widget were to be created for Jotform it would be great if it were somehow possible to include some functionality such as the ability to require a "Facebook Page Like" and/or "Share".  I've seen other things where you can set tasks that need to be performed like a check-list and once all completed you are able to submit your entry.  I think Rafflecopter offers this type of thing.

    Just food for thought really.

    Thanks again!

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    Answered by Shadae on January 25, 2015 at 09:26 AM

    Hi Danny,

    Thank you for providing us with more information regarding what you would like to see in the widget.

    I have passed on your requested to our developers, unfortunately there is no guarantee if this will be implemented and if it will be, there is no ETA.

    However any update on your request will be posted on this thread.

    We appreciated your suggestion as we are constantly working on improving our user experience.

    Thank you.