January 31, 2012 09:50 ET

Rypple Launches Android App for Social Performance Management

Rypple Now Available on Android, the #1 Smartphone Platform, Enabling Managers and Their Teams Stay Closely Connected in and out of the Office

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA--(Marketwire - Jan. 31, 2012) - Rypple, the web-based social performance management platform, has expanded its social mobile offering to the vast number of employees working on Android devices, the dominant mobile OS with 47% marketshare (comScore). Rypple's free Android app, available today, allows managers and employees to align themselves around social goals, recognize great work right when it happens, and stay connected while in meetings or on the road.

Rypple's investment in Android recognizes how people work today-they flow in and out of offices, coffee shops, airports and the gym, working constantly while they go about their daily life. While in action, they're required to stay connected, providing or receiving continuous feedback, coaching, and recognition. The new app addresses recent Rypple poll results that revealed that 65 percent of employees say they want more feedback, and 58 percent of managers think they give enough.

"The way people work today is social, mobile, and in the cloud," says, Rypple co-founder David Stein. "We are helping enterprises to rewire themselves from the inside, and that includes a commitment to developing great mobile applications."

Rypple's values of sharing goals, recognizing great work, and helping each other improve is in sync with Linaro's open and collaborative communication style," said Amber Graner, User Experience and Community Specialist at Linaro. "Getting Rypple updates in real time on my Android about the amazing work my co-workers are doing motivates and inspires me."

Rypple's free Android app fits naturally with the way work happens today. Users on the dominant Google platform can check Rypple's social feed for the latest company news while waiting at the airport; update teams in real time on the status of a pending code freeze; or post a public 'Thanks' to the colleague who just helped win a major account.

Key features of the Rypple iPhone App include:

  • Public recognition. Thank your colleagues publicly for great work; your message also appears on a colleague's individual Rypple profile as part of their portfolio of accomplishments.
  • Real-time feedback. Rypple captures all feedback in one place, so it's easy for managers to get a snapshot of employee performance.
  • Social Goals. Employees and managers can track their priorities - and update their progress against key objectives - in real time.
  • Stay Connected and Inspire People. Employees and managers can stay on top of any company updates as well as recognize others for great work.

The Rypple Android app can be downloaded free from the Android Market and is available in three versions: freemium which provides basic capabilities; Premium, which costs $5-per-user-per-month and includes access to Rypple's real-time peer feedback, one-on-one coaching, and recognition applications; and Phenomenal, which costs just $9 per-user-per-month and includes Rypple's rapid performance review application, Loops, Social Goals 2.0, and extensive support, rollout, and integration into existing company work systems.

About Rypple

Founded in 2008, Rypple pioneered a new approach to performance management-one that empowers managers and their teams to learn faster and perform better. Rypple is a social performance app built for the way we work today-in real time. With Rypple, teams can share key priorities and get the continuous feedback, coaching, and recognition they need to consistently achieve their goals, making performance management painless and effective. Hundreds of companies including Facebook, Gilt Groupe, and Spotify use Rypple's social performance app, which is based on 50+ years of behavioral science, focusing on what really keeps people passionate about their work.

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