Product updates – December 2020

Heya, it’s been a bit of long time coming as we started this product update back in November – so a one month sprint turned into two. There was an interim release but I’ve saved the notification until today.

There are lots of visual changes in this update which may be noticeable to your audience – please check your scorebooks for any breaking changes and edit accordingly. Overall you shouldn’t notice a great deal of change save that it’s all a bit tidier!

ADDED

Added a field to add your LinkedIn Profile URL
Added crumb trail to all themes for easier navigation
Added about text below the header on all themes except Claro
Added “this is latest bulletin / not latest bulletin” switcher
New different terms of service for players and administrators

REMOVED

Removed About page from all themes except Claro
Remove ability to pick about page as home page.

CHANGED

The displayed scorebook name above the leaderboard now includes the bulletin name after it. e.g. from “Platforms” to “Platforms Week 4”. This change will affect the embedded widgets as well.
Change Followers to Subscribers
Changed Join us to just Join
Meta tag changes and tighter canonical URLs
Now shows the leaderboard page number
Updated new player profile image size
Updated with new splash image size for Chrome and Riverbox

BUG FIXES

Fix bug which meant you couldn’t edit your website URL
Fix bug so movement views hide the player image if chosen
Make sure view bulletin as a table refers to players rather than entries.
Support to allow custom field values to be passed through to board description and into theme fields – this allows you to have store custom images (e.g. banner adverts) and display them in theme or in the description.
Fix bug where it was showing the wrong player scorecard on old bulletins
Fixed bug player profile images not showing on their profile

Rise Product Update – July 2020

This month’s update continues our theme of tidying up the scorebook settings panel.

ADDED

  • Created a new settings section called “Expansions” – added Teams, Custom Fields, Badges and Insights to this section.
  • Added new scorebook categories for fundraising and gaming
  • Also added link to the infinite gamification book to the welcome email

MOVED

  • Split up Share section into three sections – display, notify and export
  • Moved the collective goal feature out of the chrome theme settings, made it a platinum feature and gave it its own settings page. It now works on other themes too.
  • Moved follower settings from join settings into its own settings panel
  • Moved link to list of followers from reports to expansions
  • Renamed TV theme as Big Screen TV theme

FIXED

  • Fixed bug with view bulletin as a table
  • Use term scorecard in metric settings page for channel visibility

REMOVED

  • Removed unnecessary sub nav on TV settings and Widget settings

Infinite Gamification: Motivate your team until the end of time

Toby Beresford’s new book on Infinite Gamification is now available to buy as a paperback or Kindle version on Amazon!

For anyone planning on using Rise the book is a must-have as it leads the reader through the steps to planning and executing an infinite gamification program – including leaderboards and scorecards.

It is available at all Amazon stores. For convenience the links to the US and UK Amazon sites are below:

US: Amazon.com

UK: Amazon.co.uk

Infinite Gamification on the rise

Infinite Gamification, distinct from finite gamification, is a gamification designed to last, potentially forever.

A classic example is the English Premier League (or any football league) – the annual competition continues every year, effectively gamifying club football keeping audience, players and sponsors engaged.

For organisations, infinite gamification programs keep teams continuously improving week in week out.

rise.global is an infinite gamification platform that smooths the ‘final mile’ – display of the scorecards and leaderboards, notification of changes to individual scores.

We look forward to talking more about infinite gamification in the future.

Kred Influencer & Outreach score collector launched

We’re pleased to announce that we’ve introduced a new score collector for Kred Influencer and Outreach scores.  Kred’s objectives are to offer analytics for anyone’s social media use and performance.  Kred’s homepage is currently saying that they are revamping their service and Kred 2.0 will be available from 11th June 2018.

The Kred scoring rules are available here.

The new Kred score collector will be available for any rise.global subscriber that uses our Bronze price package.

Many of rise.global’s subscribers that are currently managing and running “Power 100” ScoreBooks that use Klout scores may change to using Kred scores, as Klout scores will not be available from May 25th 2018.  This will inevitably mean that there will be some movements in the “Power 100” ScoreBooks, as Klout and Kred each have their own proprietary algorithms for calculating “social media influence”

 

 

 

 

Looking for a Klout alternative?

The providers of Klout scores, Lithium Technologies, yesterday announced that they are stopping the Klout service including the provision of Klout scores from 25th May.

Rise.global has been offering scores from 1 to 100 based on social media activity for over 5 years.  Our unique flexible scoring-engine allows you to quickly spinout your own klout-alternative social media influence score for each of your members.  Consider using our Twitter score collectors to create your social media influence score based on your members twitter data – their posts, likes, mentions, replies, followers. Just like PwC have done so with their #PwC Global Power 100. If you’d like to create a similar score card, follow our guidance in How do I create a score card to track Twitter metrics?

 

Our Power 100 ScoreBooks used to use Klout scores but now use Kred scores.

 

rise.global launches free score card software as a service plan

Hi everyone

We’re launching our free plan today! Woo hoo!

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We’ve been on a fabulous digital journey together over the past 6 years. It really is incredible that what started out as a way to manage leaderboards online has transformed into a sophisticated score card platform that is used worldwide to track personal growth.

Last year, thanks to our customers, we engaged over 400,000 people on rise.global, each spending an average of 25 minutes with us (It really is twenty five minutes, this is not a typo!). In terms of the modern attention economy – content served on rise.global is gold dust.

In the stats and what you’ve told us, it’s clear that rise.global is offering a unique service – not just keeping and sharing the score but doing so in a transparent, auditable and privacy friendly way.

We love hearing from our customers and here’s a sample of recent quotes:

“I love the simplicity of the service and the global exposure that being part of rise.global brings.” – K.P.

“Excellent community and knowledge sharing” – S.E

“I like the motivational aspect of the weekly rankings and I think it’s a good way to stay on top of my own online activity” – M.H.

“Rise’s trackers are relevant and transparent” – L.R.

Thank you for your feedback! We are humbled and honoured to be on this journey together.

Now as we look to the next phase of our journey, we’re making a big change to the way we price our service – opening it up to more users around the globe.

Introducing rise.global free plan

The rise.global free plan offers you score cards for up to 100 users, you can generate and store up to 10 score bulletins – that might be 10 weeks or 10 months, it’s up to you. You can share the scores on your own rise.global page, via email and even on a TV leaderboard.

In the free plan, you can track up to 3 metrics of your choosing, and we’ve even bundled some premium connectors for you to try out – twitter follower/following count and twitter list membership.

We will be supporting the free plan by hosting adverts on the rise.global hosted ScoreBooks and email notifications.

The rise.global free plan has some real power attached to it. We look forward to seeing what you create.

Introducing transparent pricing

At the same time we are aware our pricing model has been a bit opaque. So we’re introducing three paid pricing plans based on the services you use. Bronze, Silver and Gold.  You can see the details of features you get with each on our new Pricing page.

What you get when you upgrade to the paid tier

Of course the paid tier will have some super awesome features that you can’t get for free.

The main benefits of moving to a paid plan are the ability to remove ads from your ScoreBook and full ScoreBook automation – including automatically embedding the leaderboard on your own website, notifying your users via Twitter, more users, more metrics, more stored bulletins and more sophisticated reporting.

This has been an awesome journey together so far and we’re looking forward to the future.

Do tell us what you think of our new plans. Please do share this news on your own blog or on social media – now it’s free, we’re relying on you to let managers you know about the tool.

Happy Scorecarding!

ps. All existing paid rise.global ScoreBooks created prior to today, will stay at the same price point, no change planned there. However we will (finally) be implementing hard user limits on your existing plans, it’s something we’ve meant to do for ages but has taken a while to implement.

New rise.global theme for 2018 – Boxes

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We love our themes here at rise.

That’s why we’ve gone ahead and freshly baked a new theme for you to use in 2018.

It’s called “boxes” and it will display everyone in a beautiful box grid.

There are some whizzy additional features that will drive increased engagement and dwell time too:

  • space for your own desktop and mobile display advertising (whether 3rd party snippets or native)
  • search for users
  • sort by name
  • optional whether to include rank
  • popup easy swipe guide to each user’s bio

We’ve also added some features that are only available to registered followers – this helps build the follower community around your ScoreBook. Don’t forget you can have as many followers as you like.

  • filter by any team or division
  • filter by newcomers, climbers, fallers
  • download whole list
  • hashtag link to the conversation
  • link to the synched twitter list

To demo the new theme Nick and I have been busy launching a few ScoreBooks, here are some great examples for you to check out, right now:

Sales Professionals

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GDPR Guides

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Behaviour Explorers

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The Boxes theme is available to all users.