A gamified app turns everyday activities into a competition, either with yourself, between friends, or even among your co-workers. We’ve explained the trend to gamify everything, from workout goals (Nike Plus) to frequented after-hours hotspots (Foursquare), so now we’re showing you 10 shining examples of how gamification can turn each part of your day into an engaging system of points and awards.
An employee-appreciation game designed to recognize everyday work efforts, DueProps deploys gamification to incentivize and reward coworkers. The system makes use of “Props”—tokens of gratitude that are represented by icons and displayed on employees’ online profiles—which represent a job well done on various tasks. Each Prop comes with a description and points value, and can have labels ranging from “Awesome Blogging” to “Huge Heart.” Along with karma, points and leaderboards, giving “due props” to each other can help employees improve their standing within the game and simultaneously increase work productivity and raise morale around the office.