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The Surprising Relationship Between Gamification And Modern Persuasion

If you’re like me, then being persuaded requires a scientific approach and concrete examples. And that’s exactly what this article does. It explains how gamification can work by showing the relationship between gamification, UX design, and BJ Fogg’s modern persuasion phenomenon, “mass interpersonal persuasion.” And it has a lot of practical gamification examples that you can apply to your own products for more engaging experiences. Today, virtually all companies (except for special ones like Basecamp) have to grow non-stop....

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Angular vs. React: 7 Key Features Compared

Angular vs. React is a popular debate among front-end JavaScript developers and, more often than not, the discussion ends up being biased towards one technology or the other. Developed by Google and Facebook respectively, Angular and React are the two popular technologies used to build interactive single-page applications. A comprehensive comparison between Angular and React is imminent because there are certain places in which they significantly overlap in terms of what they offer, i.e. building the front-end view of your application and other places where their functionality remains incomplete unless helped by a third-party library. Adopting one technology over the...

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The iOS 10.3 Security Alert Is Killing App Store Downloads: Here's How To Fix It

In its move to patch a security hole as part of the iOS 10.3 release, Apple has introduced (yet) another redirection mechanism that developers must handle when attempting to implement mobile deep-link routing (i.e. the mechanism to route users to a specific page inside a mobile app, rather than the App Store or app home page). This redirection instance has introduced additional friction to the app download and reopening process, and data shows that it has decreased conversion rates on iOS 10....

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How to Monetize Your Android Apps With AdMob

In this tutorial, you’ll learn about how to integrate AdMob so you can make money from that awesome Android app you wrote—come on, who doesn’t want that? AdMob is among the biggest mobile advertising platforms in the market, and it is owned by Google. There are a few different ways to monetize your apps in Android: paid downloads, paid subscriptions, in-app purchases, and by displaying ads. You can combine them, but is recommended you pick a single model. In this tutorial, you’ll learn about how to monetize your app by displaying ads.  The kinds of ads you’ll create in this tutorial...

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Create a Multiplayer Pirate Shooter Game: In Your Browser

Creating multiplayer games is challenging for several reasons: they can be expensive to host, tricky to design, and difficult to implement. With this tutorial, I hope to tackle that last barrier.  This is aimed at developers who know how to make games and are familiar with JavaScript, but have never made an online multiplayer game. Once you’re done, you should be comfortable implementing basic networking components into any game and be able to build on it from there!  This is what we’ll be building: You can try out a live version of the game here! W or Up to...

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