Thursday, All-Day, Personal Projects (originally Thursday Afternoon Personal Projects) is Jagex's version of the "20% time" policy initially popularised by Google, where employees are free to spend some of their time on projects not related to their primary job description. It was initially implemented at Jagex in 2014. The policy allows employees to spend every other Thursday on personal projects related to the game, effectively 10% of their time.
TAPP is currently cancelled until at least 2019.
As long as it is vaguely relevant to people's jobs, or the company, they get time - every fortnight - to do their own personal project. Sometimes it is self-training, sometimes it is content or features for the current games that they have a burning desire to do. Or it's pitching new ideas or prototypes. And it is not just games, we have web-development and billing-development departments. We have had cool features like extensions to our forums that have been added, just because it was a personal idea from someone, and they chipped away at it over a few Thursdays.
Updates that originated in TAPP
|Skyboxes and filters interface update||Mod Edge|
|Bounty Hunter removal||Mod Pi|
|Hotkey changes for action bar items||Mod Sova|
|Upgrades to the player examine interface||Mod Shauny|
|Monster Examine interface updates|
|Practice mode for Raids phases|
|Improvements to the interface Edit Mode||Mod Hunter|
|Needle Skips||Mod Krista|
- ^ a b Dring, Christopher. The third age of Jagex. GamesIndustry.biz. 24 April 2017. (Archived from the original on 30 April 2017.)*
- ^ Mod Stu. TAPP Month?. reddit.com. 5 August 2018. (Archived from the original on 5 August 2018.)*
- ^ Mod Allstar. What is this? Reskinning the @RuneScape forums - let us know what you think.... Twitter. 22 January 2015. (Archived from the original on 10 May 2017.)*
- ^ wolfgang169. RS3 Forum Reskin [Thread by Mod Allstar]. reddit.com. 22 January 2015.*
- ^ Mod Pi. RS Ninja Team - Boss Pets, Wildywyrm and Combat Improvements!. YouTube.com. 9 December 2014.*
- ^ Mod Pi. This afternoon I updated the code of an old friend. #PiQuestion Leave his attacks as they are or update them for EoC?. Twitter. 3 October 2014. (Archived from the original on 30 April 2017.)*
- ^ Mod Manti. Master quest cape development is coming along nicely.. reddit.com. 13 November 2015.*
- ^ a b Jagex. RuneFest 2017: Evolution of Combat. 23 September 2017.
- ^ a b Mod Ramen. TAPP Project: Invention Tools - Firemaking/Smithing. reddit.com. 21 September 2016.*
- ^ Mod Dolan. Here's a snip-it of the enchanted necklaces :)!. Twitter. 19 July 2016. (Archived from the original on 30 April 2017.)*
- ^ Mod Dolan. The new jewellery "graphical update" looks absolutely trash. reddit.com. 12 September 2016.*
- ^ Mod Ryan. TAPP Project: Invention Tools - Firemaking/Smithing. reddit.com. 21 September 2016.*
- ^ Mod Ryan. I suppose it's time to share some more TAPP progress on the new Invention tools... UI graphics and - oh what's that, clues from skilling?!. Twitter. 10 November 2016. (Archived from the original on 30 April 2017.)*
- ^ Mod Stu. "What I did with my TAPP", by Mod Stu, age 38. It's the little things.. Twitter. 20 January 2017. (Archived from the original on 30 April 2017.)*
- ^ Mod Stu. Tomorrow, if all goes according to plan, I shall commence a TAPP project: rework Shield of Arrav so that it no longer requires a partner.. Twitter. 9 November 2016. (Archived from the original on 30 April 2017.)*
- ^ Mod Ramen. It's TAPP day! Today i'm going to begin reclaiming the Lumbridge crater! What kind of things do you want to see it become/return to?. reddit.com. 16 February 2017.*
- ^ Shaunyowns. Affinity Debuff Icon Priority. reddit.com. 13 April 2017.*
- ^ Mod Ramen. What does TAAP stand for?. reddit.com. 7 February 2017.*
- ^ Shaunyowns. Sign of porter charges left on buff bar. reddit.com. 16 May 2017.*
- ^ Mod Ramen. Yo mod ramen, wheres the dominion mine fix for AOD?. reddit.com. 16 May 2017.*
- ^ Shaunyowns. Can we get a warning when you have less than 100 casts or less than 100 ammo left in quiver/ammo slot?. reddit.com. 27 April 2017.*
- ^ Mod Ryan. Live Events AMAA - May. reddit.com. 3 May 2017.*
- ^ Jagex. Mod Edge's Twitter account. 26 April 2018. (Archived from the original on 5 August 2018.) Mod Edge: "For TAPP I have updated the wonderful @JagexShauny skybox and filter interface. - The interface stays open during combat and moving around. - Your chosen skybox and filter will be remembered. no need to reapply every time you close NXT. What you think?"
- ^ Mod Pi. Bounty Hunter Removal Design - WIP - Living document. 12 April 2018.
- ^ Jagex. Mod Sova's Twitter account. 6 April 2018. (Archived from the original on 6 April 2018.)
- ^ a b ImRubic. TL;DW 383 - Patch Notes Teasers (June 8th). 8 June 2018. (Archived from the original on 5 August 2018.)
- ^ JagexHunter. TAPP: Edit mode improvements. 26 April 2018. (Archived from the original on 5 August 2018.)