Relief from Email Inbox Overload Comes to iPhone and Android Users with Chookka Communication App

Powerful communications tool helps teams collaborate more efficiently internally and externally through conversation-specific threads and social media-style design

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--()--The battle against email inbox overload just took a big step forward thanks to Chookka, a conversation platform that helps people communicate smarter. The solution is now available for iPhone and Android mobile devices, and includes other new features to help facilitate more organized communications.

“Chookka brings significant benefits to the industries that need to communicate almost constantly both internally and externally with employees, clients and vendors”

Chookka simplifies and organizes communication for groups and teams that frequently collaborate online, while you continue using your email program where it makes sense, such as for short ephemeral or non-collaborative communication. Chookka gives you the option to communicate within the application or from your existing email, providing functionalities of the application directly in your regular email program:

  • Move an email thread into a new Chookka conversation
  • Choose to receive Chookka notifications in your email
  • Reply in email to a Chookka message
  • Create new messages in Chookka conversations from within your email

The platform is now available for iPhone and Android mobile devices to help mobile users seamlessly stay connected and communicate with team members no matter where they are. Chookka also now includes several new integrations and capabilities:

  • Integration with Gdrive, Google Docs and Dropbox
  • A new Treeview outline mode for quickly accessing topics

By focusing on the challenges that businesses face using email to communicate, Chookka solves four key problems most people experience:

  • Locating lost emails and shared files in your inbox;
  • Forwarding long email threads and conversations;
  • Keeping sent emails organized without wasting time filing or labeling; and,
  • Collaborating with work groups without always having to “reply all.”

“Chookka brings significant benefits to the industries that need to communicate almost constantly both internally and externally with employees, clients and vendors,” said Yves Schabes, co-founder of Chookka. “We’re seeing that tech-savvy professionals who are open to utilizing new technologies, such as web designers and video game developers, find that Chookka improves their communication flow and supports better collaboration.”

In a software category that is heating up due to the pervasive feeling that the 40+ year old technology of email no longer meets the needs of groups and teams focused on collaboration, Chookka was developed for employees who have on-going communication needs that are not adequately being met by email today, without the dense features of an enterprise solution. Chookka appeals to many industries including start-ups and creative companies such as Silent Legends and Clever Creative, both based in the Los Angeles area who have been using Chookka for several months. [Visit the LavaRipples blog to learn more about how gaming developer Silent Legends uses Chookka to better collaborate with geographically dispersed colleagues, and how Chookka helps Clever Creative, a creative design agency, focused on internal productivity and collaboration with clients.]

"Chookka is redefining online communication, bridging generations and utilizing best practices across email and social media. We find that it actually encourages more fruitful conversations and enables more responsive and useful partner collaboration,” said Shannon Gabor, CEO and founder of Clever Creative. “Chookka represents the future of the conversation where the art of the reply is simple, efficient and integrated across multiple platforms."

About Chookka

Chookka, a product of LavaRipples LLC, is a simple yet powerful conversation tool that helps people communicate smarter. Like a private social network around each of your conversation topics, Chookka helps people to collaborate more efficiently with co-workers and customers. The platform is currently in public beta and can be found at http://www.chookka.com and app stores.

Cambridge-based LavaRipples LLC aims to challenge the complexity of software by developing products that are engaging, easy and fast to use, flexible, intuitive and universal. The company was co-founded by Emmanuel Roche, Yves Schabes and Tao Meng, a team with extensive experience at bringing innovative software technologies to market. More information about LavaRipples can be found at http://www.chookka.com.

Contacts

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Julie Sculley, 781-684-0770
chookka@mslgroup.com
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Paul DiPerna, 781-684-0770
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Release Summary

The Chookka conversation platform is now available for iPhone and Android mobile devices, and includes other new features to help facilitate more organized internal and external communications.

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