Cafe World — Apps Using Social Media Brilliantly!

By now, I guess you can easily tell that one of the Facebook applications that I am addicted to is definitely Cafe World! However, other than this great admiration and this strong addiction, there are tangible factors that make this application one of the best examples for utilizing social media, with a staggering number of 11,719,391 fans and counting!

This new series of articles on Thoughtpick – Apps Using SM Brilliantly – will be looking into examples of tricks and methods that online games and applications are using to make the most of social media. In other words, what is making those apps as “spreadable” and “viral” as they are.

What They Did:

Cafe World could have been just an ordinary cooking game with “no strings attached” to your online community but the developers knew better!

Apart from the fact that you have the option of sharing your progress in levels, the platters you can offer and the free gifts you get, Cafe World developers took this step a little bit further by making it hard, and at times impossible, for players to accomplish certain progress without the help of a friend!

Here are some examples…

Obtaining a new mystery spice:

Asking for Mystery Spices

Obtaining a Mystery Spice

Skinput: Your Family & Friends… Just an Arm Away!

Microsoft latest gadget still in developing is capable of turning a human arm into a touch screen display. This is done without needing to implant anything onto the human”.

Supposedly, this gadget would be assembled as an acoustic bio-sensor to detect sound patterns created when tapping a forearm or palm. Each part has a specific acoustic signature that can be associated with functions like dialing a phone or playing Tetris. Pinching and flicking gestures can also be used for commands.”.

Microsoft’s Innovative Skinput Gadget

Microsoft’s Innovative Skinput Gadget

Apple iPhone 3GS Ad – On Hold: Now That’s an Ad!

The social iPhone is here and it’s fully equipped to overshadow any phone you have ever used or owned!

Learn Social Media by Example: The Ford Fiesta Campaign Analyzed

It is not functional design that has raised the numbers for Fiesta, it’s actually their fantastic Social Media campaign. The Ford marketing team spent a lot of effort in making sure it got buzz on the Web.

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