Smartphone applications: What is Scvngr?

Google backed SCVNGR is a social location-based gaming platform for mobile phones that allow visitors to explore destinations in a game-like fashion. It can often encourage users off the beaten track to help spread the benefits of tourism whilst providing the visitor with a richer experience. By visiting places and undertaking challenges, players can earn…

Smartphone apps: What is Sighter?

Sighter is a relatively new application that’s is quite innovative as it capitalises on the trend towards ‘gamification’ in mobile applications. Essentially, gamification aims to make applications more fun and engaging by building into their functionality an element of game entertainment in order to encourage or ‘provoke’ the user into a certain behaviour or action.…