Photosocial iPhone game sets challenges for users to take and upload photographs with specific themes.

This article titled “Appysnap iPhone app to blend social photos with gamification” was written by Stuart Dredge, for guardian.co.uk on Monday 28th March 2011 15.17 UTC

Newcastle-based developer Never Odd or Even is preparing for the release of Appysnap, its new “photosocial” game for iPhone that aims to wrap game mechanics around people’s mobile photos – but in a way that appeals far beyond early adopters.

The app, which has been submitted to Apple for approval, sets challenges for its users to take and upload photographs with specific themes – such as snapping a place, item or theme. If they complete these missions successfully within a set time period, they can win points and/or physical prizes. Foursquare-style badges are also included, although here they’re known as caps.

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