What does gamification and MS Office have in common? Before I tell you, let’s look very briefly at games and Microsoft. It seems to me that it is sufficiently proven how important for Microsoft video gaming is. The company takes pride in Xbox, calling it „the best console ever made” and the Games for Windows brand. The acquisition of Minecraft video game for $2,5 billion adds to the picture.
The Redmond giant does not stop there, as is also vastly interested in the power of gamification. A couple of years ago Microsoft launched a video game that makes learning MS Office easy.
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Gamification Creates a Social Network
When two people meet, anything may happen. They could have a conversation, or an argument. They could help each other, or they could fight. They could be polite or rude. Communication is especially beneficial when people share values and goals: it turns sets of individuals into teams. Continue reading Why Gamification works? Part 3: social network
Bad news for developers – they may have some problems with low job satisfaction in IT. Now, a small question: who works in finances, telecommunication or government as a developer, please raise your hands.
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Welcome to the badge apprentice guide. I’ve already explained to you why gamification is such a great tool, but this the time we are about to go a little bit into the details.
I would like to introduce you to our system of badges. Hopefully you will get to know them better after this post. I will describe each standard badge you will meet throughout the game, as well as the badge creator. Shall we begin?
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In January 2016, Krzysztof, our CTO, took part in a meetup hosted by Ionic Poland, a community that is focused around hybrid mobile app frameworks. The discussion topic during “Startup or enterprise? Where is the fit for AngularJS and Ionic?” meetup concerned the importance of Angular and Ionic frameworks.
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Gamification now and then
Since the dawn of history games played a significant role in human’s life. Their main goal was to provide entertainment, relaxation, bring relief to pains and sorrows after a hard day spent on plowing a field or conquering another medieval village. Well, fortunately, in XXI C. games and entertainment have been successfully implemented in slightly different areas of life.
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