This post was recently updated to reflect the best Gamification examples of 2018.
Each year, the team and I review all of our Gamification example posts to make sure that they’re still relevant, up-to-date, and reflect the best possible examples of the use of Gamification in the industry.
If you Google “Gamification examples”, you’re going to get a ton of results, but you’ll find that the majority of them are irrelevant or out-of-date. For a professional looking to implement Gamification into their company or a student doing research for a graduate paper on Gamification, it’s critically important to have the best information available.
We’re here to help you do your best work. We hope that you find the list of Gamification examples below valuable. If for any reason you see that some of the examples are out-of-date, then please let us know and we’ll correct it immediately.
Here is the list:
These are the top ten productivity apps that use Gamification. If you’re looking to get motivated, get more done, to improve your financial situation, or even to get healthier, then these are the apps you should be using.
Educational apps are getting better and better at utilizing Gamification to make learning feel like fun, instead of like tedious homework. These educational apps help adults learn new skills, new languages, and apply to them their personal and professional lives.
These are products for social good that are utilizing Gamification to literally save the world! From products looking to solve AIDS, to products that help you overcome physical and mental disabilities, Gamification is fueling the innovation to change the lives of people around the world for the better.
Gamification can be used effectively to drive human behavior, especially to get them to buy something. The use of Gamification in user and customer acquisition can range from the standard loyalty program to the innovative mobile apps the users get addicted to playing.
Gamification in eCommerce usually gets people to think about the creepy personalized shopping done in the world of Minority Report. Though that technology is real, there are many examples of fun, light-hearted Gamification that improves the shopping experience and makes a user feel good about their purchasing decisions. But of course, there are many examples of companies using Gamification to manipulate shoppers.
Every company is trying to get their employees to work harder and be more productive. Many companies try extrinsic motivators such as commission, bonuses, and company perks. While extrinsic motivators are great, these examples also explore intrinsic motivators, which we’ve found to be best for long-term employee happiness.