OfficeQuest... Gamification for the Office Suite
secretGeek .:dot Nuts about dot Net:.
home .: about .: sign up .: sitemap .: secretGeek RSS

OfficeQuest... Gamification for the Office Suite

While the evil makers of Candy Crush Saga are busy filing for their IPO, now is the time for Microsoft to add awesome Gamification features to their stalled Office Suite.

With help from Indie game developer Thomas White, here's our vision for "OfficeQuest". If you're listening, new Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, this is the fresh idea your looking for to give the company a jolt of adrenaline and turn your CEOship into a new golden age for Microsoft!

MS Office with custom ribbon, that let's you purchase 'Stars'. Dialog says: 'Achievement Unlocked: Complete a sentence. Earn 1 Star.'

Dialog says: 'Emboldening Text... Instant Embolden for 1 Star.'

Googling for 'What Satya Nadella should do' showed me that a lot of people have already made a lot of suggestions for the good man to follow up. But my real suggestion is that Windows should build a real app store. With first class support for install, update, uninstall and purchase of real desktop apps. That would be awesome.





'Peter McArthur' on Thu, 20 Feb 2014 13:14:31 GMT, sez:

Great presentation. I'm sure they'll get right on it. With luck, they'll add it to Visual Studio: 1 star for every unit test you write.



'Brian Reischl' on Thu, 20 Feb 2014 14:52:22 GMT, sez:

Believe it or not, they already did that. It's called Ribbon Hero. The original was from when they first introduced the ribbon-style controls (Office 2010?) but it looks like they've maybe updated it.

http://ribbonhero.com/




name


website (optional)


enter the word:
 

comment (HTML not allowed)


All viewpoints welcome. Incivility is not tolerated, such comments are deleted.

 

I'm the co-author of TimeSnapper, a life analysis system that stores and plays-back your computer use. It makes timesheet recording a breeze, helps you recover lost work and shows you how to sharpen your act.

 

NimbleText - FREE text manipulation and data extraction

NimbleText is a Powerful FREE Tool

I wrote this, and use it every day for:

  • extracting data from text
  • manipulating text
  • generating code

It makes you look awesome. You should use NimbleText, you handsome devil!

 

Articles

The Canine Pyramid The Canine Pyramid
Humans: A Tragedy. Humans: A Tragedy.
ACK! ACK!
OfficeQuest... Gamification for the Office Suite OfficeQuest... Gamification for the Office Suite
New product launch: NimbleSET New product launch: NimbleSET
Programming The Robot from Diary of a Wimpy Kid Programming The Robot from Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Happy new year 2014 Happy new year 2014
Downtime as a service Downtime as a service
The Shape of Your Irrationality The Shape of Your Irrationality
This is why I don't go to nice restaurants any more. This is why I don't go to nice restaurants any more.
A flowchart of what programmers do at work all day A flowchart of what programmers do at work all day
The Telepresent Man. The Telepresent Man.
Interview with an Ex-Microsoftie. Interview with an Ex-Microsoftie.
CRUMBS! Commandline navigation tool for Powershell CRUMBS! Commandline navigation tool for Powershell
Little tool for making Amazon affiliate links Little tool for making Amazon affiliate links
Extracting a Trello board as markdown Extracting a Trello board as markdown
hgs: Manage Lots of Mercurial Projects Simultaneously hgs: Manage Lots of Mercurial Projects Simultaneously
You Must Get It! You Must Get It!
AddDays: A Very Simple Date Calculator AddDays: A Very Simple Date Calculator
Google caught in a lie. Google caught in a lie.
NimbleText 2.0: More Than Twice The Price! NimbleText 2.0: More Than Twice The Price!
A Computer Simulation of Creative Work, or 'How To Get Nothing Done' A Computer Simulation of Creative Work, or 'How To Get Nothing Done'
NimbleText 1.9 -- BoomTown! NimbleText 1.9 -- BoomTown!
Line Endings. Line Endings.
**This** is how you pivot **This** is how you pivot
Art of the command-line helper Art of the command-line helper
Go and read a book. Go and read a book.
Slurp up mega-traffic by writing scalable, timeless search-bait Slurp up mega-traffic by writing scalable, timeless search-bait
Do *NOT* try this Hacking Script at home Do *NOT* try this Hacking Script at home
The 'Should I automate it?' Calculator The 'Should I automate it?' Calculator

Archives Complete secretGeek Archives

TimeSnapper -- Automated Screenshot Journal TimeSnapper: automatic screenshot journal

25 steps for building a Micro-ISV 25 steps for building a Micro-ISV
3 minute guides -- babysteps in new technologies: powershell, JSON, watir, F# 3 Minute Guide Series
Universal Troubleshooting checklist Universal Troubleshooting Checklist
Top 10 SecretGeek articles Top 10 SecretGeek articles
ShinyPower (help with Powershell) ShinyPower
Now at CodePlex

Realtime CSS Editor, in a browser RealTime Online CSS Editor
Gradient Maker -- a tool for making background images that blend from one colour to another. Forget photoshop, this is the bomb. Gradient Maker



[powered by Google] 

How to be depressed How to be depressed
You are not inadequate.



Recommended Reading


the little schemer


The Best Software Writing I
The Business Of Software (Eric Sink)

Recommended blogs

Jeff Atwood
Joseph Cooney
Phil Haack
Scott Hanselman
Julia Lerman
Rhys Parry
Joel Pobar
OJ Reeves
Eric Sink

InfoText - amazing search for SharePoint
LogEnvy - event logs made sexy
Computer, Unlocked. A rapid computer customization resource
Aussie Bushwalking
BrisParks :: best parks for kids in brisbane
PhysioTec, Brisbane Specialist Physiotherapy & Pilates
 
home .: about .: sign up .: sitemap .: secretGeek RSS .: © Leon Bambrick 2012 .: privacy

home .: about .: sign up .: sitemap .: RSS .: © Leon Bambrick 2006 .: privacy