Gamification has become a popular strategy to engage users and enhance their experience. Gamification involves the application of game-design elements in non-game contexts, such as websites and applications. One of the key aspects of gamification is score integration, which involves tracking and displaying user scores to foster competition and motivation. In this blog post, we will explore how to leverage metadata for score integration in gamification systems using the Amity Social Cloud SDK.
Before we dive into this tutorial, ensure you have the following:
- An Amity Social Cloud Portal account
- An Amity Social Cloud Console Account
- A UI or access to Amity Social Cloud UI Kits
Note: If you haven’t already registered for an Amity account, we recommend following our comprehensive step-by-step guide on how to create your new network.
Step 1: Understanding User Metadata
In the context of the Amity Social Cloud SDK, every user is represented by a unique userID, which is an immutable string that uniquely identifies the user. The SDK does not store or manage any user data, but it does allow you to assign additional permissions to a user through an array of roles.
One of the key properties of a user is metadata, which is an object that contains additional information about the user. This is where we will store the user's score.
Step 2: Adding Scores to User Metadata
To add a score to a user’s metadata, you can use the editUser() method provided by the Amity Social Cloud SDK. This method allows you to modify the user's metadata, among other things. Here's an example of how you can add a score to a user's metadata:
In this example, we’re adding a score property to the user's metadata and setting its value to 100.
Step 3: Fetching User Scores
Once you’ve added scores to user metadata, you can fetch these scores and display them in your UI. You can do this using the UserRepository class provided by the Amity Social Cloud SDK.
In this example, we’re fetching the user’s metadata and extracting the score. You can then use this score to update your UI.
In this blog post, we explored how to leverage metadata for score integration in gamification systems using the Amity Social Cloud SDK. We discussed how to add scores to user metadata and fetch these scores to the UI.
Gamification is a powerful tool for enhancing user engagement and experience. By integrating scores into your gamification system, you can foster a sense of competition and motivation among your users. Amity Social Cloud provides a robust and flexible platform for complementing these features!