Today after submitting a review, I was awarded Level 6 in the Google Maps Local Guide Program.
Google Maps did not pay me.
Google Maps did not ask me.
Instead Google Maps gamified me.
And I am glad to have been gamified with the following results:
I like to review restaurants. I feel like a Michelin star taster when I appreciate the food in a restaurant. Google Maps gamified my love for reviewing with stars, comments and posting.
I like to take photos. Food photos are a rage in Instagram. Food photography on cook books look great. Google Maps gamified my love for sharing my photos and telling me how many hundreds and thousands of people are viewing my photos.
I like answering questions from a wizard. Especially if they are easy! Google Maps gamified my love of answering questions right after I visited a place.
How many of us have services that we try convincing our clients to use?
How many of us have products that we try convincing our users to use?
Can we gamify our services and products?
Can we transform our clients and users to Local Guides?