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Do you know how to use "gamification"?
  v8.0 Posted at 6/05/2020 4:14 AM by Tiago Araujo

​"Gamification" is a method of encouraging user participation. Usually, these are a set of incentives such as points or achievement badges which are linked to some other form of redeemable value.​​

​​It originated with Frequent Flyer programs and has crossed over into the software world with the success of Foursquare​.

This concept is being utilized even in Visual Studio.
microsoft-rewards.jpg
Figure: Good Example – Microsoft Rewards gives points when you search on Bing.com and buy things from the Microsoft Store online and in Windows 10
stack-overflow-reputation.jpg
Figure: Good Example – Stack Overflow uses reputation points, awarded by how useful your answer to other user submitted questions were
TimePro Screenshot
Figure: Good Example – TimePro uses gamification to encourage users to do their timesheets on time 
sugarlearning-leaderboard.png
Figure: Good Example – SugarLearning Leaderboard is another good example
Dropbox Screenshot
Figure: Good Example – Dropbox rewards its users with extra storage space instead of imaginary points. This is more interesting

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