Proud to announce: The Twenity Dashboard

We are very grateful for all the feedback we've received about Twenity on various channels. We were all ears and the results are finally here. As you probably know, Twenity is intended to behave like an adventure on top of you Twitter activity. While this may have been our plan, some players were still having problems: Where is the adventure? What do I have to do here? Well, guess no more - the newly introduced Dashboard solves most of these issues, with style.


The timeline makes Twenity even more social. It allows you to see how people you follow perform on Twenity and when they made their calculations, unlocked badges and went level-up.

Twenity Dashboard Timeline

Latest friends

Once you start playing Twenity, it's hard to see any new friends that also started the game. The Latest friends module displays the last five people you follow that have registered to Twenity.

Twenity Dashboard Latest Friends

The advanced profile

The Dashboard displays your profile with a bit more data than it's available on the general profile page. We wanted to show you more - how many calculations you've made, how many badges you've unlocked in total, and how many #twenity tweets you've sent to the world.

Twenity Dashboard Profile

Challenges 1: badges

Twenity allows you to unlock badges and go through different levels. While you can always browse other people's profiles to see what you have to do for the next badge, we've decided to make it a bit easier. The Challenges module displays the next 5 badges we think are the easiest for you to unlock, helping you conquer the world of Twitter (and Twenity).

Twenity Dashboard Challenges

Challenges 2: proximity battles

The are people you know who scored similar than you did on Twenity, some of them better, some of them worst. We know what you want to do with them – beat those in front of you, and run away from those behind you. Two of each are shown here, more are available on your profile leaderboard (friends – proximity). So you always know who you're competing against.

Challenges 3: additional

Besides the main challenges, Twenity will be giving players some additional badges. The first group of these badges has been available since our launch, the promoted badges for following accounts on Twitter. Since these have become quite popular, we wanted to make sure you don't miss them.

Twenity Dashboard Challenges Additional

Dashboard 2.0

There are a few other things coming up on the Dashboard, which we'll be publishing as we go along, but we had to start somewhere. Thank you again, because of your interest and feedback, Twenity is evolving at a really fast pace, and we hope you like the newest updates as much as we do.

Date: Mar 1 2012

Introducing a few minor design changes and user experience upgrades

Twenity is a constantly evolving system, that gets updated on a weekly basis. We fully understand that details are very important for the general user experience, so, besides working on some major updates, we will be constantly upgrading what we already have. Like any other online system, there is always room for improvement, since perfection is almost impossible. Here are some new features we've introduced lately on Twenity.

Updated profile header

Some of you already know that Twenity allows people to add themselves to different lists, according to their timezone, user type and industries. While this may have been used for filtering various leaderboards, it didn't reflect on someone's profile page. The truth is, we didn't really have room for it, so we did something else, enabling a more detailed overview of the you or the person you're competing against.

Twenity Profile Header Design Changes

The profile leaderboard

The leaderboard on your Twenity profile enables you to see yourself as opposed to other friends / players. Since players are already in different levels, we've added the ability to compare yourself with people in the same level. Besides, if you're viewing someone else's profile, you can direclty see where they fit in the list.

Twenity Profile Leaderboard Design Changes

The score components description and change

We've received quite a few comments, where people were asking us how do the score components work, why their score fluctuates and which component influenced this change the most. Your wish is our command: now you can see which parameters are included in each component and how each element of the score changed since your last calculation on Twenity.

Twenity Profile Components Breakdown Design Changes

Going further

We have tons of other ideas, but are always open for your suggestions too. So if you think something can be improved, don't hesitate to contact us. We want to make Twenity as playful as possible, and we will be working hard on enabling just that. All of this is just the beginning.

Date: Feb 21 2012

The two basic components of Twenity: the score and the adventure

We have designed Twenity to be as intuitive as possible. Based on the initial impressions of our players, we've done a pretty good job. But a few words concerning the two major elements of our service won't hurt, so everybody will be able to understand how the concept behind Twenity works. A game that helps you discover your social capital while competing with your friends.

Your Twitter profile

Based on the data it recieves from your Twitter profile, Twenity does two different things:

  • The score (calculation) component: it determines your Twitter influence based on the amount of followers, mentions, retweets you have and lists you appear on, giving you a score
  • The adventure (game) component: it makes an alternative portrait of your Twitter behaviour, which is displayed by your level and badges

Twenity Profile

Developing the game

Twenity started off as a plain calculation, which determines your social capital (we will be revealing how it works in some other post). At that time, it was called Twitfluence. But we knew this wasn't enough, so we've begun flirting with gamification, trying to bring gaming mechanics to the scoring. This lead us to designing a real-life adventure that contains challenges, levels and achievements (badges).

From score to adventure

The score you receive on Twenity is fully independent from the adventure. It is not influenced by your level, badges or any other things in the game, it is calculated purely on your Twitter activity (followers, tweets, lists). On the other hand, the adventure part (levels and badges) is sometimes dependent on the score. While some badges are rewarded for different Twitter achievements (number of followers, retweets, etc.), others are unlocked with Twenity activity and information (days on Twenity, the score you receive, etc.).

Even though Twenity is a game first, social influence measurement tool second, the score is its core, and the gaming part is wrapped around it. You need to have a stable foundation for advanced features, and the calculation provides just that. But it's the adventure part that makes is so much fun and different.

Date: Jan 26 2012
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