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Finally finished the MVP for my side project - come and slate it!

2 years ago from , Co-founder of https://getacquainted.co/

Hi everybody. I’ve been working on a side project https://getacquainted.co/ and finally got to the point of launching an MVP. The concept is a super simple poll/survey creator (multiple choice questions only), in a messaging/conversational format. You can embed the widget onto a page (think intercom button), or send out a link to your survey.

See an example here. https://getacquainted.co/widget/6937383d-f4f5-4750-baf7-609eccc8df37

Problems we are trying solve: -Make completing surveys a more fun and intuitive experience for users and allow your brand or product to inject a bit of personality. -A native feeling experience on mobile -Simplify the survey creation (most tools we looked at are wildly complicated).

Everything is really barebones right now but you should be able to create and share/embed surveys and collect results. There are sooo many features we want add but lack the time and money to invest so would hugely appreciate any feedback (even if its pure hate!), to see if it’s worth pursuing.

At a bare minimum, I hope you find my example at least a tiny bit entertaining, but hopefully some of you might find this useful as a tool for getting feedback.

Cheers

34 comments

  • Renato de LeãoRenato de Leão, 2 years ago

    Hey Stevie! Well executed and you already have some feedback on the visual side here.

    On UX, since we're basically hiding an ugly form under a beautiful conversational Ui, you should have the option to undo decisions: because humans make mistakes.

    That's a great advantage of ugly forms, we can always edit them. Space10 did it in a neat way, despite the bad choice for edit button icon IMO.

    But that could be a pos-MVP version! Best of Luck.

    5 points
    • Stevie E, 2 years ago

      Great point and something that came up in user testing. On the roadmap to be added. Thanks so much for your feedback!

      0 points
  • Powers Gray, 2 years ago

    The chat bubble transitions are very abrupt and unfriendly. I'd suggest making them much softer and welcoming :)

    4 points
    • Stevie EStevie E, 2 years ago

      Yeah, I agree, will definitely ease them a touch - thanks for the feedback!

      0 points
      • Blake PerdueBlake Perdue, 2 years ago

        I actually enjoyed the transitions. Although I see the abruptness, I think the foundation is perfect just needs a little tweaking.

        1 point
  • Jesse BrackJesse Brack, 2 years ago

    I'm surprisingly digging the MVP as I am usually not a fan of chat bots in general so I went into it expecting to hate the experience but I enjoyed this concept far more than most surveys I've filled out that are filled with question after question of bland, spartan inputs.

    I could immediately see the value your product could create by helping me increase the data I receive through bite-sized portions instead of more investment heavy traiditional surveys.

    Good stuff, I'll be following your progress!

    4 points
    • Stevie E, 2 years ago

      Aw man, that's so good to hear, thank you! People seemed to respond really well in testing so hopefully it translates to increased conversions. Appreciate the feedback.

      0 points
  • Surjith S MSurjith S M, 2 years ago

    that bubble popup up effect is really irritating!

    what's dab? :D

    2 points
  • Vasil EnchevVasil Enchev, 2 years ago

    Hey :) Cool project! I've been looking for something like that. It reminds me of https://space10-community.github.io/conversational-form/ but a lot more user-friendly.

    Would love the ability to embed it in a blog post or another page and if you allow for a free user answer as well not only predefined that would be great!

    Good job!

    2 points
    • Stevie E, 2 years ago

      Hi, thanks for your feedback! Funnily enough I came across space10 a couple of days ago, it's a really nice product.

      We definitely want to get to free type answers but it was too much for MVP, if there's demand for the product we'll add it in, along with gifs and images. At this stage we wanted to focus on something really simple, but super easy to setup.

      Also agree about embedding into pages and blogs, we've added that to the roadmap. Cheers

      1 point
  • Craig BarberCraig Barber, 2 years ago

    You had me at.. 'Come slate it' LOL!

    2 points
  • Mike HeitzkeMike Heitzke, 2 years ago

    Really do like it. Feedback is part opinion, part wishful thinking. The animation feels a little too jarring of a pop to it. Seems like it'd still do the job of grabbing your attention with it being a little more smooth.

    I'd really like to be able to build some simple question trees, and be able to split following questions beneath positive/negative feedback on top-level questions. "Does our experience suck?" - "oh sorry to hear that, what makes it suck so much?" type stuff.

    1 point
  • Steve Smith, 2 years ago

    Nice. I like it. Would be a much more fun way of doing things for simple answers. Would be nice to have a free-form area for text entry, as some of our surveys require that as well.

    0 points
    • Stevie E, 2 years ago

      Free-form entry is definitely a long term goal, just need to find the time between work and 2 kids, ha ha. Hopefully, if demand is high we'll get to implement it.

      Thanks for the feedback!

      0 points
  • Colm TuiteColm Tuite, 2 years ago

    The workflow looks super simple, congrats on the launch! I dunno if I'll ever get used to this new coloured shadow trend though :)

    0 points
  • Vineeth GopalVineeth Gopal, 2 years ago

    why mouse pointer in a mobile screen?

    0 points
  • Mike A.Mike A., 2 years ago

    Hey Stevie, I like your side project very much!

    Can you share your thoughts on the future of your product and possibility to introduce any pricing model?

    Thanks.

    0 points
    • Stevie E, 2 years ago

      Hi Mike,

      We have a tonne of features on the roadmap we'd love to implement (question logic, images/gifs, free text), but wanted to gauge demand for the product before continuing as my partner and I work full time so it's quite a commitment.

      We definitely want to keep it free, if it ever got to a point where volume of users mean running costs spiral then we'd look to charge for a Pro version, but will always keep a free tier (this seems like a distant prospect to us right now tho - we are pretty clueless when it comes to marketing etc, ha).

      Sorry if this is a bit vague but it's such early days for us and TBH I've been a bit taken aback by the reaction!

      0 points
      • Mike A.Mike A., 2 years ago

        It'd be good to cover this question somewhere on the site as it might be dealbreaker for companies evaluating your tool. I just want to pay for the tools I use to have some level of guarantee that the tool/company won't disappear tomorrow.

        0 points
  • Josh KingJosh King, 2 years ago

    Just wanted to jump in and say great work! I love the visual identity that you created.

    0 points
  • Kevin YunKevin Yun, 2 years ago

    I would have used this product but I like pineapple on my pizza

    /s

    0 points
  • Account deleted 2 years ago

    When you use the widget, the ... animation is way too fast. Nobody could type that fast (i know nobody is typing, but the point is to simulate that) Maybe try and slow that process down a tiny bit. To be honest its a bit weird to have it at all, because you're not really talking to someone in the first place, yet you're making the user think you are.

    0 points
    • Stevie E, 2 years ago

      Based on feedback here we will definitely tweak this animation to find the sweet spot.

      Thought process was to make this feel like a native messaging experience. When we tested it, users responded well as it felt so familiar. This should result in more users completing the survey (hopefully)!

      0 points
  • Martin Ollivere, 2 years ago

    I really liked the little demo on your home page even though I'm pretty dead inside and find a few of the quips it replied with a little twee (I want to uninstall Slack everytime it tells me to get more sleep...). One little thing that stalled me as I was signing up to have a go though was the link to your terms of service was broken. Not sure if anyone else has had that but it did stop me from signing up as I just wanted to see what you'd do with my email address. Very interested to have a play around with it though. Well done.

    0 points
  • Andy LeverenzAndy Leverenz, 2 years ago

    Nice job overall! You made me rethink using Open Sans again :) May I ask what technologies were utilized to create the app/widgets?

    0 points
    • Stevie E, 2 years ago

      So, backend is based on Laravel Spark, the widget button and launcher is written with javascript. The widget itself is displayed within an iframe, and uses jquery.

      1 point
  • richard fortune, 2 years ago

    I had fun! I'd use it again! I felt like I was "getting to know you". I liked the comments, on my selections. They were fun. The bubble bounce was irritating for me too. Looking forward to the next iteration! (I like the powered by aspect too)

    0 points
  • Andu PotoracAndu Potorac, 2 years ago

    Hey there. The ... seem to be quite distracting. Have you been exploring the progressive app approach? Since those are just a few strings, why not preload them all at once (or while the user is asked to answer preload a new set), as to keep the flow of the conversation going?

    Also that little bump doesn't do any good. I'd replace it with something smoother. :)

    0 points
  • R. KamushkenR. Kamushken, 2 years ago

    I'd like to see the same font in headers as you applied in logo. IMHO

    0 points
    • Stevie E, 2 years ago

      That's a tweaked versions of Poppins - I agree it probably works better as a display font then open sans, but I prefer open-sans for general ui, especially at smaller sizes and wanted to keep a single font used on the landing page and dashboard interface for consistency.

      (you're gonna flip your nut when you see that lato has been used on the widget, ha)

      0 points
    • Tayler ODeaTayler ODea, 2 years ago

      Great point on this

      0 points