Just over two months ago I published the first post of what would become a mini-series on the development of Responster. Time flies and we have now come to the tenth and final part. In this post I’ll shift focus, instead of looking back I’ll look forward on what’s to come. I’ve decided to share with you some exciting things that we’ll bring to Responster early next year. Read on to find out!
New, Simpler, and More Functional Design
One of our main goals is to make Responster’s design both beautiful and appealing. There are three reasons for this: first of all we think that people will feel excited working with Responster. Secondly, we believe that it’s easier to learn how to work with Responster’s when the design is simple and functional. And thirdly, our vision is that surveys that look good will increase respondent completion rate. So in the end it all leads up to less time spent on creating surveys while making sure that more data is collected. This is what we want to offer our users.
Based on feedback from our current users and ideas on our own we’re proud to present a complete overhaul of Responster design. The redesign of Responster will make it even easier and more engaging to work with, and it will include everything from the website to the app.
Responster for Android
When we started developing Responster it was obvious to us that the iPad was the definitive choice of tablet for us to use. Not only did I know how to code apps for iOS, but we also knew that the iPad was getting a lot of traction and felt reliable.
Now, two and a half years later, we’re facing an online launch. Going international means that many users are dependent on Android tablets, both because of the availability but also the cost. There’s no denying it that Android tablets in general are cheaper than iPads. Hey, we might still think that iPads are superior tablets for on-site data collection. But we want to be able to offer Android users the same possibility of using Responster. That’s why we’re releasing Responster for Android, and it will be packed with features like offline data collection and push surveys.
Better Support For Phone Devices
The introduction of an Android version of Responster will be a huge addition to the number of channels that you can collect data from. However, we don’t stop there. Both our iOS app and the Android app will be even more optimized for phone devices. This way our users will find yet another possible way of collecting data. The phone version will be the exact same app as the tablet version, but it will be designed for the smaller phone screen.
Bug Fixes and Stability Improvements
Well, you don’t really make an update without improving the stability of the product and killing some bugs along the way. When the update is going live we’ve made sure that little things like website loading times and data handling will have become even better.
The Future of Feedback – Reliving the Past
Time really flies. These weeks, that have passed since I published the first post, feel like they went in a blink of an eye. Stranger enough is that it doesn’t feel that much longer since I sat in my room at the health care center, moments before my colleague would ask me the question that ultimately would lead up to Responster. With the rapid development that has been I can’t wait to see what the future holds for us, both for the team and for Responster.
Although this marks the end of the mini-series about the development of Responster, this doesn’t mean the end of the blog. We’ll continue to update you on what we do and what happens with Responster, because we have a lot planned. So make sure that you stay tuned!
Also, if you haven’t tried Responster yet I’d love for you to do that. Getting your feedback on it means a lot to me and the rest of the team. Because with our user’s feedback we can make Responster even better!
Oh, and if you have missed any of the previous post (or just feel nostalgic) you can find them right here:
The Future of Feedback – Part 1 – The Idea
The Future of Feedback – Part 2 – From Idea to First Version
The Future of Feedback – Part 3 – The Responster Team
The Future of Feedback – Part 4 – Problems
The Future of Feedback – Part 5 – Improving
The Future of Feedback – Part 6 – Investment
The Future of Feedback – Part 7 – Sales Launch
The Future of Feedback – Part 8 – Further Improvements
The Future of Feedback – Part 9 – Online Launch
All the best,