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Wishbox Reloaded

December 07, 2011
When we released Wishbox two weeks ago, it was very exciting to see so many people come and try it. More importantly, we received vast amount of feedback.

Armed with this knowledge, we started hacking away. Today, we are excited to announce a completely re-designed version of Wishbox. 

wishbox reloaded


1. Compact & Simple: No more multiple steps 
People hated having the screenshot editor and the feedback form on different screens. This was causing confusion. Many people told us that their visitors would not be able to use such a complex tool. They asked us to simplify things. So, we got rid of multiple steps, and simplified the process.

2. Provide Instructions on a Title
You can use Wishbox for different reasons such as getting feedback on a new design, getting bug reports, or getting ideas. So, a small instruction space was needed. That’s why we added a title bar, and made it customizable. 

3. Tools Refined
Before the release, we were not sure how successful Wishbox might be. We did not want to spend weeks to optimize and refine the tools before we had a proof that there would be an interest in such a tool. The release was a big success and people loved Wishbox. That gave us the motivation to refine the tools. The tools work much more smoothly. Try out the circle tool. You will love it. 

4. Pin Numbers on the Screenshot
When you need to describe multiple problems on the form, it helps to have a way to pin numbers on the screenshot. The numbers on the screenshot above was actually added using Wishbox. 

5. Faster Load
Having everything load separate made the tool seem slow. Instead, we are now preparing everything on the background and launching the tool all at once. This allows the user to keep seeing the site during the time the tool takes to load. We hope to improve the speed further in the next weeks. 


17 Comments...


   
MineFreab (December 07, 2011 at 03:02 PM)

:D


   
parkejo56 (December 07, 2011 at 08:01 PM)

A stupid question!
Where does the code get added to?

I use a Joomla based site, is this for one page only or can it be applied acroos the entire site?

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mmp1 (December 08, 2011 at 05:09 AM)

WEW


   
Luxury Accommodations Blog (December 08, 2011 at 07:33 AM)

Great! Works like a charm on our blog: www.luxuryaccommodationsblog.com
Thank you for this product! It is very useful!


   
Twitterpated (December 08, 2011 at 03:05 PM)

hello there
maby i am really stupid but....what can i doe with wish box?

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BaitMeTreats (December 08, 2011 at 06:26 PM)

Any compatibility yet with iWeb?

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Joel Hammer (December 09, 2011 at 12:49 AM)

These are not particularly good comments. If I were you, I would put a little more effort into my marketing message to explain what this thing is good for before opening this up for feedback.

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aytekin (December 09, 2011 at 08:00 AM)

Sorry, since this is just an update I did not go into any details on what is Wishbox and why would one choose to use it. But, it is explained well on my previous blog posts.

Wishbox is useful for getting feedback from your web site visitors. Let's say you have just released a new design for your web site, and you want to find out what people think about it. You can simply copy and paste the Wishbox code to your web site and every page on your site will have a "Send Feedback" button on the side. Then you can get people to send their feedback, and if they have any suggestions or problems, let them draw them on a screenshot of the page.

Techcrunch had a nice article about it:
http://tcrn.ch/uctoc3


   
camelot217 (December 09, 2011 at 02:33 PM)

Great improvements! Much easier to use now.
I tried using this to collaborate webdesign with clients. Some of my clients can't get it to load. They are using IE. I have the same issue with IE too.
In Firefox it works pretty good but some characters like bullets does not display right. Chrome has this issue too.

Any suggestions?

Tom

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WebProtect (December 10, 2011 at 04:39 PM)

Je ne vois pas trop à quoi ça peux servir mais bon...


   
sajego (December 10, 2011 at 10:23 PM)

I'm using an online proofing/comment site at http://useapollo.com

It's the simplest I've seen and works really well for my clients.

I'd love to use wishbox/jotform to replace apollo, but think wishbox is still too complex for my very non-tech customers. Having the option to hide some of the tools might be nice.

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jonsan32 (December 11, 2011 at 01:15 AM)

How about an ESC button?

With only 100 submissions/month, I'd hate for my customers to be forced to send feedback just bcuz they couldn't close the overlay.

Great stuff, though. Thank you.


   
jonsan32 (December 11, 2011 at 01:16 AM)

I take that back. I see there is one. But since I choose black for my header, it is hidden. I'll change the color now, but this is still a problem for those who choose black.

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omar (December 11, 2011 at 04:42 AM)

ليبي حر


   
MEGSSS (December 12, 2011 at 08:56 PM)

This is exciting news, but can you please make the graphic on my page go away now? It gets in the way of working on my page.


   
Jeffrey Bennett (December 27, 2011 at 02:50 AM)

Great idea! The only problem I have with it is the screenshot is always cropped incorrectly, as if the webpage is zoomed in. The most important part of my layout is the part that's cropped off. Is there any way to configure the screenshot? Thank you for your reply!

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seniaku (February 19, 2012 at 11:22 AM)

whyyy sooooo aweeesomeeee!!! :D brilliant of art of coding


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