13 ways your app can be more like FarmVille

1. Help me out by adding a first-time-user guided tour (but keep it optional)

2. Never leave me guessing – show inline feedback for everything

3. Allow me to trade my time (I like a challenge), or my money for your service

4. Give me a fun, low pressure way to share your app with my friends

5. Surprise me randomly and encourage me to come back for more surprises

6. Help me connect with my real friends

7. Give me recognition for the time I put into your app

8. Help me visualize how much progress I’m making

9. Engage me – set up quests of varying difficulty for me to complete (but keep it optional)

10. Help me recognize my strong points, and where I can still use some help

11. Let me trade my hard work for something of value (even if it’s made up)

12. Make it easy for me to pay you – give me multiple options

13 ways your app can be more like FarmVill

14. Help me feel unique by only offering some things for a limited time.

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