In game tasks (like research tasks in PoGo)
I'd like to see more activities that could be done within Ingress without affecting the current ways of playing. One such idea would be in game tasks, similar to research tasks they have in Pokemon Go. They might be something like, "Capture 10 portals", "Create 15 fields", "Capture 1000 MU", etc.
A small reward of a bit of kit, and a count of the number of tasks completed would certainly add spice and motivation to day to day playing. (There could also be an associated medal, but let's not get ahead of ourselves!)