Team Shake: Pick Random Groups

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About this app

Team Shake provides a technological and environmentally friendly way to choose teams for board games, sporting events, tournaments, school projects or anytime groups are required. The newest release brings many new features including full Phone and Tablet screen support, balancing teams based on skill or gender, importing users from a file, and sharing teams via Facebook, Twitter, email and more.

Team Shake is the premier Android app for creating teams. Instead of a hat and scraps of paper, the user enters his friends' names in his phone or tablet and gives it a shake. The screen will then display a random set of color-coded teams. These teams can immediately be used for game play or shared via facebook or email. The quick and easy selection of random (or balanced) teams eliminates fighting over who will be on which team. Innovative use of the shake gesture gives users the satisfying feeling of shaking a virtual hat without the trouble of carrying around an actual hat. Conventional buttons can also be used for those who would rather not shake their expensive hardware about.

The app is designed with ease of use and simplicity in mind. Names can easily be entered with the onscreen keyboard, or imported from a file. The email / Facebook / Twitter sharing function document the members of each individual team as well as preserving the team number and color assigned by the app. For repeated use of Team Shake, lists of friends can be easily saved and loaded later. The current list is also automatically saved so that if you exit the app, or even reboot the device, changes will not be lost. For teachers and others with large lists of people, Team Shake supports the ability to import teams from text files, CSV files, or Excel spreadsheets.

If you have any problems, feature requests, or comments please send an email to or contact us on twitter at @rhine_o


* Create 1 to 64 random teams
* Create completely random or balanced teams
* Phone and Tablet screen support
* Eliminates fighting over choosing teams
* Share / Save teams via Facebook / Twitter / Google+ / Email and more
* Teams can be chosen by the number of teams or by the size of teams.
* Save lists of friends for later games
* Import lists from email or spreadsheet (CSV or Excel)
* Export lists and options for use on another device
* Satisfying feeling of shaking a “virtual” hat to create teams
* Animated shaking hat
* Entry of names via onscreen keyboard
* Temporarily disable people who are absent
* Set groups of people to always be on the same team
* Set groups of people to always be on different teams
* Set user strength to make more even teams (now supports fully balanced teams)
* 11 users strengths level
* Pick a single random person from the list of players
* User strength indicator on the main screen (can be disabled in options)
* Number of active players and total players is now displayed on the main screen
* Option to Sort Teams by Name
* Option to balance male / female team members
* "Equal Ability" option to create teams where all players have the same strength
* Option to create separate male and female teams
* Configurable Team Colors
* Configurable Team Names
* Print Support
* Export Teams in CSV or XLS Format
* Make Groups for School Projects!
* Pick Teams for sporting events!
* Random Teams for any game!
* Balanced Teams for evenly matched games!
* Great for picking teams in Gym Class (Used by many Physical Education Teachers)

The Application is in compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). It does not collect data on children under the age of 13 (refer to our privacy policy at
Updated on
Nov 5, 2022

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Ratings and reviews

229 reviews
A Google user
December 13, 2019
Love this app! I use it every single day. I teach multiple classes, and it's so easy to have all my classes there. Kids love it because they know it's not me choosing who they have to work with. I love being able to make sure I can separate students that I don't want working together. Great random student generation. Amazing settings options. Exceptional value!
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David Franco
February 21, 2021
Almost perfect! Beautiful! Please add animation for suspenseful, fun, and exciting random player selection. Maybe a visual with all the names being tossed around and a drum roll and fireworks background. All optional of course. ALSO memory, dislike hitting the back button before sharing the team list and doing it again when i liked the 1st result.
5 people found this review helpful
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Rhine-o Enterprises LLC
March 2, 2021
Hello! We really do appreciate the feedback. We will add your advanced animation idea to our list of possible new features. As for "memory", that is something that we are definitely looking at, an we hope to implement at some point. Thank you!
A Google user
November 24, 2018
This app is on the verge of greatness, but I almost always get one odd match up that goes against my requests (2 people that I specifically set to not work together being paired. Or when ability grouping I've had my strongest and weakest being paired up). I would love if I could show students groups made, because it would make it feel more random to them. But because of those odd matches I just can't trust it.
6 people found this review helpful
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Rhine-o Enterprises LLC
November 24, 2018
We are sorry to hear that you are having trouble with oppose teams and equal ability teams. If you send an email to we would be happy to help you directly. These are functions that are used by many users, but if you have identified a bug, we definitely want to fix it quickly. Due to a 350 character limit, we can’t reply here.

What's new

Version 3.0.4 is a minor update bringing in a fix for exporting lists to Spreadsheet. It also brings in updated support for newer android releases. If you like the improvements, please consider giving Team Shake a 5 star review in the Google Play store. As always, please report any problems or suggestions to and we will do our best to address them. Thank you!