Ubuntu Accomplishments Updates

Over the last week the interest in Ubuntu Accomplishments has been growing more and more. Thanks to everyone who has expressed interest in playing with it and participating.

To show you folks what the system looks like at the moment, and show some of these improvements, I have created another quick video demo to show it working. You can watch it below:

Can’t see the video? Watch it here.

In addition to the core system, we have been seeing some wonderful work going on with accomplishments web editor project., which will make it easier for our documentation community to participate in providing awesome documentation for these different accomplishments. Thanks to Janos Gyerik, Valentina Mukhamedzhanova, David Vestal, and others for helping to build this important piece of the puzzle.

If you are interesting in getting involved be sure to follow these links:


  • http://twitter.com/jspaleta Jef Spaleta

    I approve. 

    I think this approach is an excellent follow up to the hall of fame approach to contributor motivation that you fielded previously.  Not to beat up on the hall of fame approach, but I think the reward breadcrumbing here will have a less likelihood of being demotivational because there’s no scarcity associated with the recognition. Everyone can be a top contributor in this scheme if they all meet the same milestones.

    And moreover, you could this to encourage exploration of the Unity interface (and any interface actually if different trophy schemes were made available in different environments) and help users get past the initial disruption of new UI approaches. Instead of trying to get people to sit down and watch a linear “this is how you use your desktop blah blah blah zzzzzzzzzzz” tutorial the little unlockable challenges encourage and rewards “discovery” thinking and will hopefully make less technically savvy users less afraid of exploring the system and expand their comfort zone interacting with the tech.

    This is a good thing.

    I would only ask that you change the trophy graphics to sage green colored spatulas.


  • Anonymous

    I like the concept. You got that from Steam, didn’t you? :) 

  • Darren Ma

    I really like this idea. I’m quite an avid gamer so now just doing things on my machine has more purpose! I’m also trying to help with the web editor project so it’s nice to see how it’s going to fit into this. Good stuff 😀