About Me

My name is Ali Akhtari, and I am a software developer and gamification designer who specializes in creating interactive, engaging, modular, and gamified cross-platform applications.

I co-founded Mr. Gamification Group, the largest gamification agency in Iran that has improved more than 30 million user experiences in the past two and a half years, with Kamran Hatami in 2017. Since January of 2020, I've been working as the tech lead and senior gamification designer in Mr. Gamification Group.

I am a programmer, gamification designer, student, and blogger. My character type is INTP, and I'm high in conscientiousness, neuroticism, and openness.

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Web Developer

JS

Vue.js

React.js

TS

Node.js

Nuxt.js

jQuery

php

Laravel

Mobile Developer

React Native

Ionic

NativeScript

Vue Native

Swift

Python

Gamification Designer

Gamification

Octalysis

Wireframing

Prototyping

Storytelling

User Research

Polyglot

Persian

English

Azeri

Kurdi

Italian

Arabic

My Works

Ayneh

In Progress

JS

NativeScript

Vue.js

Node.js

Nuxt.js

Express.js

Vuex

SCSS

Cooperacy Platform

In Progress

JS

Vue.js

Node.js

Nuxt.js

Express.js

Vuex

CSS

Mr. Gamification Blog

Finished

HTML

CSS

Laravel

PHP

JS

jQuery

Lovemoji

In Progress

JS

Vue.js

Laravel

PHP

CSS

Vuex

#LoveWars

Finished

ARG Design

Gamification

Game Design

UX Design

Dokme Shop

Finished

Social Platform Design

UX Design

Gamification

In a very normal city, a very normal boy was born. Ghorveh is a city and capital of Ghorveh, Kurdistan-e-Iran. Today, due to its distinctive geological characteristics, and mineral water springs, visitors and tourists are attracted to this city. Most people in the city of Ghorveh are Azerbaijani Turks and Kurds who speak the Azerbaijani and Kurdish languages. Ghorveh is one of the oldest cities in Iran and, as a result of being close to Iraq's border, it has a dynamic economy.

Qom is the seventh metropolis and also the seventh-largest city in Iran. Qom is considered holy by Shiʿa Islam, as it is the site of the holy shrine of Hazrat-e-Fatimah. Qom is the main city for religious studies in Iran for long. Hozeye-Elmiye (Seminary) of Qom is the largest Theology school in Iran. Right now many Senior ranking clerics of Shia Islam live in Qom, as a result of that, Qom is one the most critical political centers in Iran.

I studied Math-Physics in the Iranian National Organization for Development of Exceptional Talents or NODET, an organization that recruits students for middle and high schools through a two-step set of exams at each level. The organization aimed to provide a unique educational environment for exceptionally talented students. NODET students are reputed to be successful in various competitions such as Konkour, scientific olympiads, and RoboCup Competitions, as they have won more than 250 medals in the International Olympiads.

As young as 13, I became part of the founding team of the F1 Iran group and ran the first website dedicated to providing the latest Formula 1 news for Iranian audiences. In about a year of my activities in a team of young and fresh journalists, I learned so much about pro-translation, journalism, writing, and work ethics. F1 Iran later rebranded as Motorsport Iran and is currently the 770th popular website in Azerbaijan and 4276th popular website in Iran.

I worked as a columnist and journalist in Tarafdari, one of the ten most popular Iranian online journals, for a year and a half. I had the opportunity to work in one of the most professional sports journalism environments in Iran and write columns about European football and Formula 1. Tarafdari, the first indipendent sports media in Iran, has won Iran Web And Mobile Festival’s Best Sports Website award two consecutive times in 2017 and 2018.

Mr. Gamification Group is the largest gamification agency in Iran. Over the past two years, Mr. Gamification’s products have had more than 30 million users, and it has worked with several credible institutions including Tehran Municipality, Unilever, Mofid Financial Securities, Milad Tower Management, Iran National Television, Mellat Bank, and Amir Kabir University. Mr. Gamification blog is the first and most popular gamification blog in Iran. It’s also one of the ten popular gamification blogs in the world, according to the Alexa ranking.

FITology is an Indian startup, focused on designing gamified experiences and platforms to motivate individuals to pursue a healthy lifestyle. Working at FITology, I had the chance to cooperate with a young and passionate team of Indian experts to design a motivation framework for companies and individuals to be healthier—based on personal growth, gifts and rewards, community engagement, and leadership. The core experience of the motivation framework was pivoted around Wellness Ecosystem, a combination of nutrition, physical activities, healthcare, and mental wellness.

Cooperacy is a nonprofit project, based in Italy, aiming to support a social and economic ecosystem fostering the enjoyment of cooperation: this is achieved by transforming the current power-law distribution of resources, decisions, and activities into a more even one. As a gamification expert, I enhanced the user experience of the Cooperacy Platform, produced gamified digital advertising campaigns, and designed the prototype of a gamified referral program called Staffetta.

I developed The Cooperacy Platform with Alessandro Merletti De Palo and a multi-national team of volunteer programmers. My main responsibility during the project was developing and improving the interface of the Vue-based web application. The Cooperacy Platform is the base of the Cooperacy circular economic ecosystem. The participants voluntarily pool one euro per month into a common sum in order to fund their own ideas. The profits generated by these ideas go back to the common pool.

Since January of 2020, I accepted the role of the tech lead and senior gamification designer at Mr. Gamification Group to lead a small team of young Iranian programmers to develop Ayneh, the core product of Mr. Gamification Group and a gamification platform that helps businesses and educational organizations to build a customized gamified mobile app for their unique purposes without any coding knowledge. As a versatile application, Ayneh can be used for multiple purposes, including healthcare, education, HR management, and content creation.

Saamir Gupta

Chief Operations Officer at KPMG India

the smartest kid on the block for the science of gameful-design. He is one of my strongest team members in an attempt to redefine and bring to life the alternate reality games.


Alessandro Merletti

Founder, CEO, and Owner of Amarena Pictures

He’s a great thinker and a good professional despite his very young age. He is one of the most potential human resources for a company in the long term and a skilled, cheap, professional freelance for startups and smart organisations.


Armin Jannatkhah

CEO at Tarafdari

Ali worked for more than a year in Tarafdari website, where I am the CEO. During this time, he was a dependable and passionate employee. He was always lively and willing to assist with any task. Also, Ali was motivated and interested in learning. Ali would be an asset to any company.


Kamran Hatami

CEO at Mr.Gamification Group

Ali isn't just a great gamification designer. His commitment, punctuality, ethics, and above all, his creativity is what makes him a remarkable co-worker.

23

rd
Most Influential Gamification Expert Worldwide*

16

th
Person to Obtain L2 Octalysis Certification

25

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Clients

30,000,000

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Improved User Experiences

1

%
Top Vue Developers**

2

%
Top JS Developers

3

%
Top CSS Developers

2,000,000

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Lines of Code

2500

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Commits
*According to Rise Global
**According to Sourcerer

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