A while back (5-6 years ago?) digital badging for learning was the new hotness, and I was pretty excited about digital badge credentials. Quite a few companies rushed to join this goldrush offering online platforms for credentialing, but it seems like the dust is settling. With 2019 gone, one of these providers (and won't you know, it's the one I used for the classes I teach) is
Adieu OpenFeint...I guess?
Thursday, Nov 29 2012 19:00 | achievements, adieu, Android, badges, Entertainment, Games, iOS, iPhone, iPod Touch, Social Networks, VideoGames, XBOX
Well, this one crept up on me. OpenFeint, a cross-platform social network for gaming is closing its doors in a few weeks. It started life on iOS, as far as I know, and later on got onto Android and Windows Phone. Initially the pitch was global leaderboards for games, something that I really didn't care for much in my iPod touch days...but then came the achievement badges for games and that
Discovered a bug in Mozilla's Open Backpack!
I've been using many beta software titles for a while, and I've also been a volunteer beta tester for software that I like in the past, but I've never actually come across an actual bug! Well, this is all about to change this morning! In the past couple of days I've been messing around with Open Backpack. Sure, I had an account before, and I received a badge for completing the #BonkOpen