We’ve added a number of game elements to ICBO Social that promise to make connecting and participating at the conference more fun than ever before. One way we’re doing so is by rewarding you with badges and points for the things you do in the app.
How? It’s simple. For all the things you do in the app, you can earn unique in-app badges or points (which go towards the leaderboard, discussed below).
And did we mention badges and points will be tied to real prizes at the event?
Here’s how it works:
Every time you earn points or badges you’ll get notified in the app. And you can see what badges you and your friends have earned via attendee profiles.
Here are all the badge types you can earn:
ICBO Social Exhibitor Badge Game
We’re really excited about these! To earn these badges, each participating booth will have a fun, easy task for you to perform. Instructions will be provided at the booth. For example, you may have to post a photo with a booth staff. The participating exhibitors include: HOYA, Good-Lite, SHAMIR, CRSurfacing, OEP, and ICBO Social.
To get them all, look for instruction signs at participating booths or stop by the ICBO Social booth for a map.
In addition, earn badges when you check into certain events - like speaker sessions and other events at the conference. There are numerous such badges you can earn. To make it a bit of a scavenger hunt, we aren’t telling what all of the possible places are that you can earn a badge for checking in. Hint: You may need to check into more than one event to earn certain badges.
You can also earn badges when you post status updates in the app. You’ll get your first badge, the Newbie badge, for your first update and will level up your status when you reach certain benchmarks for the number of status updates you’ve made. If you reach Voyager badge status you’ve been a top contributor!
Just like status updates, you earn badges for posting photos to the app. You’ll get the Polaroid badge for the first photo you post. But don’t stop there. As you post more photos, you’ll earn more badges when you reach certain benchmarks. Fifteen photos will earn you the Shutterbug badge. Want to become a or a History Maker or even a Director? Share lots of photos and you may just earn these hard to achieve badges!
While just as fun, points are different than badges. You earn points for all sorts of activities in the app like posting photo, status updates, liking and commenting on someone else’s status updates, checking in and more. Different activities in the app will earn you different point amounts. But you don’t earn points for earning badges.
Feeling competitive? The leaderboard in the app (available via the main app menu) displays a real-time list of the top 20 point earners in the app. And as we said above, we’ll be giving away prizes for points earned. More details on prizes to be announced at the conference.
We want you to know that at ICBO, you are part of a welcoming international optometric family that encourages your contribution and participation. We’ve designed the ICBO Social app to facilitate that participation, and we hope, make it a fun and rewarding experience!
Trouble with the app or questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by the ICBO Social booth in the exhibit hall at the event.