Gamification Begins With Microsoft Visual Studio and Google Maps

Two leaders in the IT world, Microsoft and Google, are working to incorporate gamification into two of their respective products, Visual Studio and Google Maps, as part of a trend that illustrates a forward leaning interest in technology that is used to increase the adoption of said technology.

Microsoft is doing their part by releasing a new Visual Studio plug-in that enables developers to unlock achievements, receive badges and receive recognition on a leaderboard that is determined by the code the developers write. Google will soon be releasing a gamified maps app that will use Google Maps at its core, and will be included in the Google+ Games platform.

Two leaders in the IT world, Microsoft and Google, are working to incorporate gamification into two of their respective products, Visual Studio and Google Maps, as part of a trend that illustrates a forward leaning interest in technology that is used to increase the adoption of said technology.

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