The RingCentral Glip mobile app has just been recognized with gold and bronze awards in the International Business Awards, the worldwide edition of the Stevie Awards.

In addition to recognizing the work of our developers and user-experience designers, this recognition is important because it specifically recognizes RingCentral Glip as a mobile user experience for unified communications and collaboration. While Glip is also a web app and a desktop app for workplace messaging and collaboration, we have dramatically improved the performance and versatility of our mobile apps in the past year—and clearly, it’s paying off.

RingCentral has always had a mobile-first approach to innovation. Since entering the team messaging and collaboration market with Glip two years ago, we’ve been working hard to create a common user experience across Glip apps on all devices. The experience you have for team messaging, collaboration, voice, and video on the desktop should be just as great or even better on the Glip apps for iOS and Android. The mobile apps have also been on the cutting edge of the convergence of Glip and RingCentral Office, our suite of business phone, phone conferencing, and video conferencing services. You can now make and take calls without leaving the Glip app, which is particularly handy for calling the same coworkers you are messaging with. Ultimately, we want people to be able to switch to whatever mode of communication or collaboration is most appropriate for the task at hand.

The Stevie Awards program, which recognizes excellence in business and technology, receives more than 10,000 nominations each year from organizations in more than 60 countries. RingCentral Glip unified communications won the gold award in the Messaging & Social segment of the Mobile Sites and Apps category. In addition, RingCentral Glip won a bronze award in the Integrated Mobile Experiences category.

Here are a few excerpts from the comments of the judges:

  • “Brilliant idea, and I can sense the effort that has been put in to this project.”
  • “Solid, clean, and intuitive UI. Really useful and in-demand functionality. It seems to cover every feature that would be expected by users with a design that doesn’t reinvent the wheel.”
  • “Really solid app. Love the communication integration.”

We’re committed to designing great user experiences, and these comments validate our approach of putting consumer-grade polish on a team messaging app for Android and iOS in the workplace as the best way of making people more productive. That is what our engineering team is focused on as we strive to build the leading workstream communications and collaboration platform.

If you have not yet tried the Glip mobile apps, download them from Apple App Store and Google Play.