This Finnish startup aims to add some fun to enterprise gamification

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Meet Wimble. This Finland-based firm has a gamification tool that will be released on Android in October – and they’re trying to Indiegogo their way to $20,000 in two weeks so they can super-charge their launch on iOS.

The firm’s ethos is simple: making time management more productive, social and, most important, fun.

“We believe encouragement, social relationships and motivation plays [a] huge role in our lives,” the company says on its crowdfunding page. “We want to bring more of these elements into time management with Wimble, via gamified and rewarding user experience.”

The freemium app isn’t just about time management and gamification, however; it also offers cloud storage capability, as well as personalised notes and offline access.

The company is also a democratic one, with each benefactor above a certain amount invited to give ideas about the product’s future.

When it comes to the promotional videos, however, prepare for a bit of a shock, as the protagonist attains demigod-like status – cheerleaders attached – through completing a series of tasks through his Wimble app:

 

Enterprise AppsTech has covered gamification in the past, and experts often cite it as an important factor in a solid enterprise app. It’s also helpful in the employee onboarding process, through training for the employee, and new hire tasks for HR.

Unfortunately Wimble has only raised around $1,000 of its total, with pledge amounts ranging from $1 to $10,000. If you splash out that much, you not only get a series of perks in lower pledges, but also the chance to party and barbeque with the team, in their northern Finland base.

If the video’s anything to go by, it might be worth taking up.

Find out more here. The appeal ends on September 17.

 

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