What will r4nkt do for you?

A lot of people want gamification features, but are still unsure about how r4nkt helps with this. Find out what r4nkt will do for you and your app.

A lot of people are interested in adding gamification features to their app, game, or website, but are still unsure about how r4nkt helps with this. If you want gamification and you want to know how r4nkt will help you, then read on....

What will r4nkt do for you...? 🤔

In short, r4nkt handles as much of the heavy lifting of gamification as possible. However you slice it, gamifying your project will require work on your part. R4nkt does what it can to keep this work to a minimum.

What if I do it all myself? 🛠️

To get a clearer picture of this, you can ask yourself what it might take to gamify your app on your own. What will you need to do?

Here is just a short list of things you'd probably need to do:

  1. Develop, test, and maintain code to support achievements.
  2. Define achievements that make sense for your app.
  3. Decide how many points each earned achievement is worth.
  4. Determine what criteria need to be met in order for your users to earn each of those achievements and receive a badge.
  5. Develop, test, and maintain a way to see if your users have met any of those criteria.
  6. Allocate points to your user when an achievement is earned
  7. Rank players against each other based on points they have from earning achievements.
  8. Maintain player rankings by day, week, month, year, and all-time.

That's a lot of stuff...! 😮

All of these things have to be done in order to get this basic gamification functionality into your app. But there are some things that only you can do:

  • No third-party service can help you define achievements that make sense for your app.
  • No third-party service can help you determine what criteria need to be met in order for your users to earn any of those achievements.
  • No third-party can decide how many points each earned achievement should be worth.
  • No third-party can know if/when your user has done anything that might help them earn an achievement.

➡️ But...R4nkt can help with all of the rest...! ⬅️

What if I do it with r4nkt...? 🤓

You still do the stuff that only you can do, but r4nkt will help with the rest. R4nkt does the heavy lifting that you don't need to do:

  • R4nkt supports achievements, providing ways for you to tell it about those in your app, including how many points each is worth when earned.
  • R4nkt supports the concept of criteria, providing ways for you to tell it what a player needs to do in order to earn each of the achievements you have defined.
  • R4nkt supports the idea of actions, which are used when defining criteria as well as reporting player activity.
  • R4nkt provides a way for you to report player activity and knows how to use that information to see if any achievements have been earned based on the criteria you have defined.
  • R4nkt allows you to create leaderboards, with each leaderboard providing a different way to rank your players.
  • R4nkt lets you create one kind of leaderboard that is automatically updated to reflect the total number of points a player has earned from achievements.
  • R4nkt tracks leaderboard rankings across multiple time-spans: daily, weekly, monthly, yearly, and all-time.
  • R4nkt develops, tests, and maintains code to support all of this...and more. 🤓

As you can see, a lot of work goes into supporting basic gamification functionality in an app. You will need to do some of this no matter what. Why not let r4nkt do the rest for you?

You do you 🚀

With r4nkt, all you really need to do is focus on your app. Gamification with r4nkt should not complicate your code. It should have a minimal impact on your code, keeping it clean and focused on whatever it is that you do best. 😎

There's more... 🙀

This article just covered some of what r4nkt will do for you. But, there's more...and there's more to come.

There are plans to eventually add in support for clans/teams/guilds, challenges, progress, friends/enemies, batch operations, different kinds of criteria, session-based achievements, quality of life improvements, streaks, etc. You can develop and maintain as much or as little of this as you want...or you can let r4nkt do it for you. 👊