System Requirements

Ripple Effects has PC/Mac, Chromebook, Windows tablet, Android and iPad applications. Apps are installed directly on Mac or Windows through download links or DVD, or on iPads from the App Store. The online versions run in a Chrome browser, with content coming from a cloud-based server and student usage data being stored on a server. Web hosting can be provided by client organization, or through Ripple Effects, which maintains a HIPPA certified secure server for student records.

Web based domains to be “white listed”

For web-based versions, when Ripple Effects provides the web hosting the following URLs need to be accessible to run the programs:
https://recontent-1bca.kxcdn.com/
https://rippleeffectsweb.com
https://redatamanager.com
https://rippleeffectskit.com

“After spending just a few minutes alone with the Bouncy app, my (most at risk) kindergarteners calmed down and in just a couple of weeks, kids who had been disengaged starting participating in class, sharing their opinions freely.” Teacher, Cleveland Heights, Ohio

PC/Mac apps

The device must have enough space on the hard drive to run rich media program, and the capacity to play sound and display videos. This means (desktop/laptop/notebook computers need:

  • Windows OS 7  and above
  • 33GHz or faster x86-compatible processor, or Intel Atom™ 1.6GHz or faster processor for netbook class devices
  • MAC OS X 10.7 and higher
  • 512MB of RAM (1 GB recommended)
  • Headphones
Program sizes
  • Ripple Effects For Teens (all editions): 2.5 GB
  • Ripple Effects For Kids: 1.2 GB
  • Ripple Effects For Staff: 2.1 GB
  • Ripple Effects Planning and Assessment Kit: 85 MB
  • Ripple Effects Data Manager: 55 MB Windows/85 MB Mac

iPad apps

  • Generation 2 or higher. iOS 6.2 or higher
  • Headphones
Program sizes
  • Ripple Effects For Teens (all editions): 2 GB
  • Ripple Effects for Kids: 1 GB
  • Ripple Effects for Staff: 2 GB
  • Planning and Assessment Kit: 40 MB
  • Bouncy’s You Can Learn: 522 MB
  • Bouncy’s Teacher Edition: 602 MB
  • Bouncy’s School Edition: 602 MB
  • Bouncy’s Howmuch-ometer: 24 MB

Chromebook or Chrome browser

Programs run on Chromebooks purchased after June, 2014, or Chrome browser version 46.0.2 or later.

Program sizes on the web host
  • Ripple Effects For Teens (all editions): 1.9 GB
  • Ripple Effects For Kids: 1 GB
  • Ripple Effects For Staff: 1.7 GB
  • Ripple Effects Planning and Assessment Kit: 20 MB
  • Ripple Effects Data Manager: 2 MB

Android

Contact Ripple Effects about requirements for Android.

Preview requirements

Online previews are designed either to be downloaded onto a local device, or to run live from the web in Chrome. If you’re having trouble connecting to a preview program online, most likely it’s because the Internet connection is behind a firewall. Contact us for details.

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“After spending just a few minutes alone with the Bouncy app, my (most at risk) kindergarteners calmed down and in just a couple of weeks, kids who had been disengaged starting participating in class, sharing their opinions freely.” Teacher, Cleveland Heights, Ohio