Feedback app aims to improve performance management

According to a recent poll from social performance management service Rypple, 65 percent of employees want more feedback from their managers.

According to a recent poll from social performance management service Rypple, 65 percent of employees want more feedback from their managers. Conversely, just 58 percent a managers feel they provide enough of it.

A new app from the company addresses both sides, with software that can help managers improve worker performance via social goals, feedback and recognition.

The app had launched already on Apple's iOS platform, and recently became available for Android. It offers a free version, as well as a premium option for $9.00 that includes a performance review application and integration into existing company workflows.

It sports three main features. The first, public recognition, allows managers to thank employees for work they performed in their individual Rypple profiles. The app also has an all-in-one area for feedback, allowing managers to get a "snapshot" of employee performance. Lastly, there are social goals that help track priorities and update worker progress against key objectives.

"The best feedback often comes on the taxi ride back to the office after an important meeting," Rypple Co-founder and Co-CEO Daniel Debow told VentureBeat. "Rypple ... lets our users stay aligned with key priorities, get real-time updates, and recognize great work - away from the office."