Sweet new Goosechase features, updates and enhancements
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Mission Link and Photo Attachments
Something that surprised our Product team this month was seeing our data indicate that over half of all Goosechase experiences (51.3% to be exact), contain at least 1 mission that included either an added link or an added photo attachment. In fact, about 10% of all missions created on Goosechase contain an added link, while almost 15% of missions contain an added photo attachment! In our mind, the “core” of Goosechase missions had always been the text-based title and description fields. The link and photo attachment fields were of course available to supplement when creators needed to provide additional context to participants, but we had always primarily pictured media to be incoming from participants’ submissions while completing an experience, rather than something creators were overly concerned about when creating missions in the first place. It seems like there’s actually quite a significant desire from Goosechase creators to use media beyond text to describe mission requirements
Discovering creators' dream features through desire paths
One of the ways our product and design teams have gotten inspiration for new features has been to look at where Goosechase creators’ desired outcomes clash against the edges of what our platform’s current capabilities allow. Similar to how urban planners often observe “Desire Paths” formed by the organic movement patterns of crowds through unpaved areas in order to decide where actual pathways should be paved in the future, I’m interested in finding out what “desire features” creators have been enabling using their own clever workarounds, that have allowed them to “hack” features into Goosechase that we might not even have known creators have wanted to use.A few examples I’ve heard of in previous conversations with our creators: Permission collection: Using a text mission worth 0 points in order to get their participants’ permission to use submitted photos or videos for marketing purposes. Points for the fastest submissions: Including 0-point missions, and using the Dashboard
Alternate leaderboard formats
Up to this point, Goosechase experiences have only had one leaderboard configuration that ranks the players from highest to lowest score, active as soon as the experience is started. As Goosechase creators have expanded their use of the platform beyond only that of classic “scavenger hunt’ experiences, we occasionally hear of creators wanting to use other leaderboard configurations as well. I’m curious about which of the ideas we’ve heard are the most popular among our community of creators. Please respond in the poll below to tell us about the types of leaderboards you could have found useful for a previous experience you created. Then, comment to tell us about the types of experiences you would have enabled with the alternate leaderboard configuration, or suggest other leaderboard configurations not included as one of our options that you might have found useful!
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