Smartphone Developer Iconosys, Inc. is Named One of Orange County Register’s Top Workplaces for 2013, and Walks Home with Medallion Award for “New Ideas”


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12/05/2013 [ACCESSWIRE]

With a history of developing popular safety-focused mobile communication app technologies, coupled with successful community outreach efforts, tech company receives recognition as one of the top workplaces in Orange County.
 
San Clemente - /Accesswire/ December 5, 2013 - Iconosys, Inc., a leading developer of games, apps and other technologies for Smartphones and other mobile communications devices, announces today that it has been selected as one of Orange County Register’s Top 100 Workplaces for 2013.  Twenty large companies, as well as 30 midsize and 50 small workplaces (including Iconosys) made the list of Top Workplaces, and the winners were formally announced and highlighted at the OC Register’s annual Top Workplaces awards night on Wednesday, December 4 at the City National Grove of Anaheim.  At the December 4 gala reception - creatively dubbed the "Oscars of H.R."- and COO Ryan Eugene Foland in attendance on behalf of the company, Iconosys also received one of the fifteen special Medallion Awards, for the category : "New Ideas."

Those businesses selected as Top Workplaces were chosen based on the OC Register’s review and consideration of extensive employee feedback provided in a comprehensive survey focusing on criteria and topics relating to their workplace experience and the quality of leadership at their companies.  In particular, as part of the survey, employees ranked their bosses in such areas as ongoing training, culture and atmosphere, pay and benefits, inspiration from managers and the meaningfulness of their work, and for the first time, employees also ranked their employers with regard to "social responsibility".  The competition and related employee survey is conducted by Workplace Dynamics, LLP, a leading research firm that focuses its assessments on organizational health and employee engagement matters.  The OC Register’s Top Workplace competition is just one of 40 such regional contests conducted by Workplace Dynamics in concert with major publishing partners across the United States.  Over the past year, alone, more than 5,000 organizations and approximately 1 out of every 88 employers in the U.S. have turned to Workplace Dynamics to better understand the particular workplace-related needs and concerns of their employees.

Iconosys, which is partially owned by San Clemente-based public company Monster Arts, Inc. (OTCQB:APPZ), has developed over 1,000 consumer retail apps, including popular and well known Smartphone apps like Drive Reply(R), an attendant app that automatically responds to calls and texts while the user is driving, and Trick or Tracker(R), a child-monitoring and locating app that keeps parents notified of their children’s activities and whereabouts, popular mobile games such as Zombie Slasher(R) and This Trip Is Bananas.  Also, as an app developer for other businesses, Iconosys has served an impressive list of clientele, including large for profit corporations like Del Monte Fresh, as well as non-profits such as the OC AIDS Foundation.  The company’s mission statement and core business principles are centered on the fundamental premise that technology can, and should, be used as a tool to help others and enhance the quality of life of people everywhere.  

As an additional outgrowth of its business mission to help the others and, more generally, the community at large, in 2010 Iconosys CEO Wayne Irving II started the social outreach organization Text Kills(R), with the objective of addressing the serious and growing problem of distracted driving, and in particularly, the dangers posed by the practice of  texting-while-driving (TWD).  It is estimated that more than 100,000 participants from more than 300 Text Kills events have taken the Text Kills pledge and signed the Text Kill tour bus.  Please see more at www.textkills.com or the thousands of images at www.flickr.com/textkills .

"We have always encouraged creativity and community involvement amongst our employees, and being recognized as one of the 'Top Workplaces' in Orange County is truly an honor," commented Ryan Foland, Chief Operating Officer of Iconosys. "I am especially proud for our recognition for a coveted Top Workplaces 'Medallion Award' for New Ideas"

The complete list of the 100 Top Workplaces in Orange County was published today in the Thursday, December 5, 2013 edition of The Orange County Register.  For more information about the Top Workplaces lists, please visit www.topworkplaces.com .

About Iconosys, Inc:
Iconosys, a member of the National Organization for Youth Safety (NOYS), is also the maker of the widely used and well publicized cyber-bully and family safety apps Word Bully(R), Trick or Tracker(R), Drive Reply(R), and its latest registered trademark casual game app, Zombie Slasher(R). Iconosys develops technologies and technology-driven products for its clients with a goal toward designing apps that enrich, enhance, entertain, and or ultimately make safer, our day-to-day lives.

In all, Iconosys has developed a catalog of over 1000 smart device apps and related technologies for iOS, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, and Android OS Smartphones and tablet computers since its founding in 2009, approximately 100 which are directly related to family safety and welfare related services. The company is 10% owned by the public company, Monster Arts, Inc. (OTCQB:APPZ).

About Monster Arts, Inc:
Monster Arts is a leading mobile marketing and app technology innovator, designing a variety of mobile apps for purchase and download by the retail consumer, and assisting business clients with online marketing through its Travel America Visitor Guide, mobile app design services, crowd funding consulting services, and Daily Deal information management and analytics.  Monster Arts exquisite partner lists include Mind Solutions Inc (OTCQB:VOIS), Wowio Inc, and Intelligent Living Inc (OTCQB:ILIV).

More information about Monster Arts can be found by visiting the company's website located at http://www.monsterarts.net/ 

Any statements contained in this press release that relate to future plans, events or performance are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, the risks associated with the management appointment described in this press release, and other risks identified in the filings by Monster Arts, Inc. (APPZ), with the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Further information on risks faced by APPZ are detailed in the Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012, and in its subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. These filings are or will become available on a website maintained by the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission athttp://www.sec.gov/. The information contained in this press release is accurate as of the date indicated. Actual results, events or performance may differ materially. Monster Arts does not undertake any obligation to publicly release the any revision to these forward-looking statements that may be made to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. Included in this release are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Although the company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements will prove to have been correct. The company's actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements.

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