Rypple Expands Social Mobile Offering with Android App
Social performance management application provider Rypple has expanded its social mobile offering by releasing an Android application to help management teams and employees keep their social goals in sync and stay connected. The application is free and is the first development we’ve heard from Rypple since Salesforce.com acquired the company at the end of January 2012.
For Rypple, it was pretty obvious it needed to expand and include an Android application. According to comScore, Android owns 47 percent of the mobile OS market today. The new Android application lets anyone using an Android mobile device recieve Rypple’s live social feed via Google, so both employees and managers can get the latest news on their company and bettern understand how and when their co-workers flow in and out of the office.
Rypple’s Android application is available via free download from the Android Market and comes in three different versions:
- Freemium, with basic capabilities like the live news feed from Google (Free)
- Premium, with acccess to Rypple’s real-time peer feedback, one-on-one coaching and recognition applications ($5 per user, per month)
- Phenomenal, with everything included in the premium version, plus a rapid performance review application, Loops, Social Goals 2.0, support, rollout and integration into existing company work systems ($9 per user, per month)
Rypple’s Android App has all the same features included in Rypple’s iPhone application already on the market, and adds yet another layer in the CRM wars between Oracle, SAP and Salesforce. And when I spoke with SAP’s Greg Tomb in late January, he noted SAP’s SuccessFactors acquisition as a big step in human capital management (HCM) play — the same words Salesforce used to describe its Rypple acquisition.