Yappn Corp.

Yappn Corp.

June 03, 2013 16:15 ET

Yappn Launches New Web Site Providing Further Sneak Peek Into Gamification for Social Discussion

NEW YORK, NEW YORK--(Marketwired - June 3, 2013) - Yappn Corp. (OTCBB:YPPN) ("Yappn or the "Company") is pleased to announce that its development platform, Yappn (www.yappn.com), an upcoming online multi-lingual social community where people can meet, chat, engage and consume media in almost 70 languages, is now ready to present its online corporate presence. Set to fully launch in Summer 2013, the new website allows users to garner a further "sneak peek" into the upcoming open beta release of Yappn.

The new Yappn web site provides users with a first look at some of the enhanced social features of the platform and delves into the creation of Yappn boards. Once a user signs up they will receive a small amount of Yappn Coins, allowing them to initially create a discussion board, however each discussion board will require the support of other members of the Yappn community to "tip" it and allow it to go live. This methodology will initiate a group of creators and founders who will have a vested interest into the well being of the boards and allow for a degree of self moderation for the board's activities. Users can create, found and participate globally in their native language, as each user's Yappn experience will be native to their home language providing global communication in almost 70 languages while still maintaining a user's experience in only their native language.

Yappn has added, in addition to receiving Yappn Coins upon sign up, a number of growing opportunities to earn additional coins and use them through a proprietary gamification system built into the Yappn platform. According to Silicon Angle, gamification was one of the top 10 tech trends in 2012 and businesses that deploy gamification can expect conversion to rise by up to 50%. M2 Research estimates that the gamification market will grow from a modest $242 Million in 2012 to a $2.8 Billion in 2016. Yappn will deploy some of the latest techniques in gamification and conversion strategy to maximize user engagement and reward programming including its Trophy Room where users can earn badges and coins for participation in exclusive online events and showcase those rewards globally.

Yappn has received significant interest from the entertainment, sports and blogging communities for brand and fan based discussion programs, as Yappn provides a unique, branding platform allowing organizations to engage a global, multi-lingual audience in meaningful discussions about issues, opportunities, events and promotions surrounding brand programs. Yappn is also working with key organizations in convention, meetings and hospitality to provide users both on a public and private discussion basis, with the ability to share information and create meaningful dialogues about industry sector events.

Unlike traditional chat platforms and discussion boards that rely upon banner advertising, Yappn is focused on sponsorship and analytically driven revenue programs to maximize revenues and user engagement. Yappn, in addition to a stand-alone site, is also a powerful set of tools that enables organizations to embed the Yappn platform directly into their existing online platform.

"Yappn has seen significant traction with our confidential, pre-launch partners as we work to finalize the design and implementation programs going from internal testing to open beta," commented David Lucatch, CEO of Yappn Corp. "The reaction from these partners has been outstanding and the feedback from brands, industry executives, trade organizations and agencies continues to validate Yappn's premise for a global, socially engaging and game centric platform for online and mobile discussion."

Like the Yappn Facebook page and follow Yappn on Twitter: @YappnCorp.

About Yappn

Set to launch in Summer 2013, Yappn (www.yappn.com) is a place where people can meet, chat, engage and consume content, individually, in groups and by topic, regardless of the language they speak. By removing the language barrier, the entire world opens up to an entirely new paradigm of communication.

Yappn, with the power of Ortsbo (www.ortsbo.com) also offers a set of very powerful communication tools where users can create opportunities to meet, chat, engage and consume in their own virtual location creating global social engagement for private events and closed networks. Users can also connect to leading social networks and engage friends and followers on Facebook, Yahoo!, Twitter and more.

Intertainment Media Inc. (TSX VENTURE:INT)(OTCQX:ITMTF)(FRANKFURT:I4T) is a controlling shareholder of Yappn Corp.

Yappn Corp is publicly in the US on the OTCBB - symbol "YPPN"

Legal Notice and Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, and those preceded by or that include the words "believes," "expects," "given," "targets," "intends," "anticipates," "plans," "projects," "forecasts" or similar expressions, are "forward-looking statements." Although Yappn Corp.'s management believes that such forward-looking statements are reasonable, it cannot guarantee that such expectations are, or will be, correct. These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties, which could cause the Company's future results to differ materially from those anticipated. Additional information regarding the factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements is available in the Company's filings with the SEC including the Current Report on Form 8-K filed on April 3, 2013 and each subsequently filed Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and Current Report on Form 8-K. The Company assumes no obligation to update any of the information contained or referenced in this press release.

Contact Information

  • Corp Contact
    David Lucatch
    Founder and CEO - Yappn Corp.