Applying gamification to real life activities

Posted by on Aug 18, 2011 in Blog | 395 comments

Hello I’m excited to share a side project I’ve been working on lately which shows how gamification can be applied to actions and activities performed in real life. I’ve been fascinated by the idea of applying gamification concepts to every day activities for a while but I really didn’t know where to start. The biggest hurdle has been (and still is) finding and configuring sensors that can interpret and transmit actions a person is performing. Then I discovered the eletronics communities for Arduino and Netduino. Netduino For this project I chose to use the Netduino...

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Engage by IActionable Makes the Top 8 for AppQuest 2011

Posted by on Aug 12, 2011 in Blog | 11 comments

Voting ends on Friday, August 12th! We want to thank everyone who helped us make it into the Top 8 for App Quest 2011. The next round to narrow the entries down to the Top 4 is still based on votes so we need your help again! We’ve created a page to make the voting process as straight forward as possible. Vote for Engage and help us bring gamification to the enterprise!

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Engage by IActionable Makes the Top 16 for AppQuest 2011

Posted by on Aug 2, 2011 in Blog | 25 comments

Voting ends on Friday, August 5th August 12th – Don’t delay! OK, so here’s the deal. Many of you know that our gamification for application, Engage, has made it into the top 16 for this year’s AppQuest competition. Our ultimate goal is to make it to the top 4 and be able to present our application on stage at Dreamforce in front of 30-40k SFDC users. Gamification is still really new and no one is really pushing it as a tool to increase productivity so we’re excited to have the chance to do so on such a scale. First, we need to make it to the top 8,...

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Evolution of the Consumer Web and the Rise of Gamification

Posted by on Apr 22, 2011 in Blog | 12,648 comments

In the beginning the internet was without form and (mostly) void. And someone said “Let their be content!” and there was content. The Age of Static Content The early days of the mainstream internet was dominated by content and portal sites. These were the days of Yahoo! and AOL (back when it was called America Online). Search companies rose to help people find the content they were looking for. At first their was no Google. You had to use Lycos or AltaVista or some-such. The internet was being created by editors and writers as they added more and more content. People came and...

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IActionable at Microsoft

Posted by on Apr 8, 2011 in Blog | 45 comments

Here at IActionable we are Powered by Microsoft. That may be kind of weird for a startup. We’re a bunch of .NET developers though, so it was a natural fit for us. While this blog is WordPress and hosted on WPEngine, the rest of the IActionable empire runs on Microsoft’s Windows Azure cloud. We were early adopters of their cloud technology and have been pretty happy with it.  It’s not quite as full featured as some other offerings, but it’s getting there quickly. In March we were invited by Microsoft to come out to Redmond and spend nearly a week working directly with...

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