I’ve hinted in the past that I’m working on a new project called KudoGram. I’m ready to start talking a bit more about it.
KudoGram is all about recognizing people when you catch them doing something right. Most leaders wait too long to reward/recognize people. The potency of the reward is lost when you wait too long.
At its heart, KudoGram is a template-based email app. When you catch someone doing something right, you can open the app, select the person, choose a pre-written message, and hit send. It only takes four clicks to send a message congratulating someone on a job well done. Simple messages work best. Something like “Hey John, I just overheard you having a great conversation with one of our clients. Keep up the good work.” can really improve our hypothetical John’s day.
Teachers can also benefit from KudoGram. You just load in class lists along with parent email addresses. Then, you can send quick notes home to your students’ parents saying things like “Just now, Johnny was doing a great job in leading discussion in his group.” That’s the sort of thing that parents rarely hear from teachers, and they would really appreciate knowing. Students also really react when they know that their parents are getting emails about what they’re doing right.
I’m really excited about this app, and I can’t wait for it to get released to the public. I have a few things left to finish on it. I’m hoping to submit it to Apple by the end of April.
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I’ve hinted in the past that I’m working on a new project called KudoGram. I’m ready to start talking a bit more about it. KudoGram is all about recognizing people when you catch them doing something right. Most leaders wait too long to reward/recognize peo…
I’ve hinted in the past that I’m working on a new project called KudoGram. I’m ready to start talking a bit more about it. KudoGram is all about recognizing people when you catch them doing something right. Most leaders wa…
Want to know more? Tomorrow I’ll open up and start talking about this project.
Whenever I read a blog post or email list thingy from an interesting writer, it always makes me want to write really cool and interesting blog posts. This probably isn’t one.
I’ve been working this week on making Dungeon Marauders look better. The first thing I’m doing is replacing all of the stock iOS alerts with custom ones that are prettier. I’ve pretty much got the code for them working, now I just need to go through the entire app and replace all of the old alert calls.
It’ll be pretty easy to change the look of them more after the code is in, but I’m much happier with how they look now than they used to.
I’m trying to juggle priorities between Dungeon Marauders and project: KudoGram. I’m not really ready to announce much about project: KudoGram yet. I will say that it’s not a game at all, it’s a productivity app for anyone who oversees other people. I’m focusing both on teachers and employers/managers. It’s at near 100% functionality, it just needs a lot of work making it as clean and user friendly as possible.
In a thread on Google+ yesterday, someone said that their pod-cast listening habit was encroaching on their audiobook time. I think that’s funny, because I feel exactly the opposite. I haven’t listened to podcasts hardly at all since I stopped my regular commute, and I feel a bit disconnected for it. I’m very seriously thinking about cancelling my Audible subscription so that I can get back to listening to podcasts. Maybe doing so can get me back into the habit of actually reading books with my eyes, something that I haven’t done in a while.
I don’t think the standard music discovery services are really accomplishing much for me these days. Sure, I can hear new stuff that sounds similar to stuff that I already listen to, but I’d like to branch out more than that. I’m going to spend some time playing around with Soundcloud. It seems that’s where alternative music is happening these days. Maybe I’m completely wrong about that. At least it seems to have more granular control over types of music.
That’s probably enough rambling about various things for now.
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