Hands On: Using the SAP HCP Gamification Service
Today we’re announcing three new exercises that will help introduce you to the Gamification Service on HCP. I’m a student from Germany working on the HANA Cloud Platform team in Palo Alto for a few months, and part of the reason I chose this team is to get to work with new and cutting-edge topics like this.
If the gamification buzzword says nothing to you might want to take a look at Wikipedia first. Basically it is using game elements (e.g. experience points or badges) in a real-world context. Gamification can be an important motivator in the enterprise context, and at SAP it is no exception. We use gamification on many platforms including in our TwoGo carpooling service, on our Learning Hub, in the Suite, and of course right here on the SCN.
And as of April, as you heard from Michael Ameling, we offer the Gamification Service on the HANA Cloud Platform itself. This service will help you to gamify your apps with points, levels, badges and missions and provides an easy way to display them to the end-user. You can reach the service with a simple REST interface and/or use the gamification workbench. By providing this service, we also want to create a consistency between all gamified SAP applications.
- Enable the gamification service for your HANAtrail-Account and run our sample application:
Exercise 01 – Onboarding by Moya
- Deploy the sample application on your own using Eclipse:
Exercise 02 – Help Desk Standalone Deployment by Moya
- Changing the games logic using the gamification workbench:
Exercise 03 – Help Desk Customization by Philipp
Anyone can get started with these exercises today on the free HCP developer account. Please give them a try and leave us some feedback on these exercises to let us know which topics we should focus on in the next exercises. But besides of that, feel free to provide feedback on the service itself, it is still in Beta so we’re always happy to hear suggestions.