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Aytekin Tank

Aytekin Tank is founder of JotForm. He currently leads the JotForm development team. He loves to hear from JotForm users. Feel free to shoot him an email at aytekin at jotform.com.

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  • The web is packed with growth hacking tips, but few people talk about the resources required to make these little shifts.

    For example, it takes time and energy to re-design landing pages and shopping carts.

    Who is A/B testing every headline in your customer email — and what else could they be doing?

    Every hour that you spend obsessing about a banner photo could be spent improving your core product or service. 

    Split testing a font might bring you 0.00003% improvement, but at the end of the day, do customers really care?
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  • More and more, it’s becoming critical for businesses to operate on a global scale. But operating globally means collecting payments globally. That’s where Paymentwall comes in, a leading global payments platform. A new JotForm integration with Paymentwall opens up your business to collect payments online from over 5 billion people around the world. 


  • Question: What do Craigslist and Albert Einstein have in common?

    Answer: Their big idea started as a side project.


    1905. Albert Einstein worked six days a week full-time in an office, examining patent applications. He dedicated all his remaining hours to studying and experimenting with physics. One day, the Theory Of Relativity was conceived — completely off-the-clock.

    1993. Craig Newmark, employed at an investment company, started an email list in his spare time to allow him and his friends to update each other about different events in town. Eventually, the list grew so much that there wasn’t enough space in people’s inboxes: it was time for a website. Enter Craigslist.com.

    2018. A small sideline has the potential to morph into something huge. With reliable internet access and enough devotion, a nugget of gold becomes ...
  • It’s no secret that apps are a large part of today’s world. From making payments to ordering food to building forms - we use them for pretty much every aspect of our lives. 

    Though apps were created to streamline our lives and make them easier, sometimes it feels like they have the opposite effect. Many apps operate as “islands,” working autonomously - unable to connect and integrate with other apps. 

    Thankfully, superhero app, Zapier, noticed this problem and found a way to save the day.

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  • I shut down my computer and glanced at my desk calendar. 

    It was January 23, 2011. My company, JotForm, was five years old. 

    We had six employees, including some terrific designers and developers who spent their days improving and evolving the product.

    As the founder and CEO, you might think I was focused on strategic growth. Maybe you imagine spreadsheets and acquisition charts and high-level financial meetings.

    The reality?

    I was doing ...
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