We are very excited to announce the next iteration of Bubbalon for Mobile, Version 2.0!
What’s New in Version 2.0
Bubbalon 2.0 is a complete location-based sentiment-sharing tool that allows users
to “check out” anything and everything. Many location-based applications focus on
check-ins, and very few do the opposite. And, in real life, check-ins are only half the
game. Bubbalon 2.0 is a step toward integrating sentiment feedback into an everyday
behavior, and users are rewarded for “check-outs” with karma points, ribbons, and pins.
The equivalent of a “mayor” is called a “master”. By contrast to check-in apps, Bubbalon
doesn’t just focus on places. It also focuses on “stuff”. You can be a “fan” of your car,
or a “fan” of a personality, or a “master” of chess. So in each geographical area it becomes pretty
clear what people are into, and it is also helpful to know what your friends love and hate
(about this and that). BTW, instead of “friends” we now say “following” or “followed
by” — easy concept, known to many from Twitter. So here is the list of “new and
improved” (duh) Bubbalon 2.0!
- Easy to use, single “check-it-out” button — you can vote as many times as you
like (but the one that counts is no more than once every 12 hours)
- Improved Foursquare connect feature — that allows you to receive notifications,
based on when you check-in on Foursquare, so you can “check out”.
- Rewards system that encourages everyone to earn those ranks and ribbons, and
pile on those Karma points. STAY tuned on that Karma stuff! The next generation
Bubbalon app will allow you to trade Karma points for real stuff (iPods, movie
tickets, dare we say iPads, etc.)
- Similarly to some well-known game mechanics, Bubbalon 2.0 encourages check-
outs, and discourages non-participation. If you forget to check things out every
now and then, your trophy case will become “dusty”, and eventually, your hard-
earned ribbons and pins will end up “in the attic”, an imaginary place where
the “forgotten rewards” live. In order to get your rewards back, you just check
something out, and that’s it!
- Leaderboard feature that let’s you compare your karma “earnings” with your pals,
and community champions. It compares participation on weekly basis.
- Random overall awesomeness and improved UI.
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