Berlin 25 October 2012 – KeyRocket introduces a gamification element called the Shortcut Challenge that will offer users a productive way to compete with friends and colleagues.
Online PR News – 25-October-2012 – Berlin/Germany – KeyRocket has designed yet another way to make learning keyboard shortcuts fun with the Shortcut Challenge! This gamification element will further engage users by allowing them to compete with their friends and co-workers.
Competitions are always a good way to get the best out of ourselves: they motivate you and make you work harder. It’s all about social pressure, right? I mean we all know we work harder when we know someone else is watching.
With the Shortcut Challenge, the objective is to collect fuel for your rocket and send it soaring. The more shortcuts learned and utilized, the more fuel obtained and the higher your score goes relative to your friends. Beware of the mouse! Failing to use keyboard shortcuts will enable this eager alien to steal fuel; leaving you in the dust when it’s time for take-off. Users can track their progress, and that of their opponents, via an online profile that can be accessed from within the desktop app.
KeyRocket is software that shows users time-saving keyboard shortcuts, when they use slow and inefficient mouse clicks. The shortcut hints appear as subtle pop-ups, which do not interrupt workflow. Success notifications and a personal progress dashboard increase fun and motivation to learn. KeyRocket supports the Microsoft Office applications – Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. With over 1,700 shortcuts KeyRocket covers the needs of most office workers. In the coming months the product will be available for other standard software.
About Veodin Software GmbH:
The software is developed by Veodin Software GmbH at their headquarters in Berlin, Germany. The company was founded in June 2011 by Matthias Mayrock and Jan Mechtel. The founders formed the team after several years of success in the business consulting and software development. Seed investors include High-Tech Gründerfonds and Michael Brehm.
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