That it was recently acquired by business software company Salesforce.com is a testament to just how well Rypple works as a social performance platform. Although the service is primarily web-based, there’s also an app available for the iPhone that lets users take performance management mobile. The idea behind Rypple is to allow managers to recognize their teams’ achievements via a Facebook-esque, real-time feed: They can express their thanks using custom badges, give live feedback to improve everyday work and engage in a continuous dialogue to coach employees through their goals and priorities. Rypple is a powerful tool with the potential to greatly improve performance-feedback culture around the office.
Platform: iOS, Web-based