Basin

A simple form backend for designers and developers

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#5 Product of the DayJanuary 31, 2018

Basin is a simple form backend for designers and developers who want working forms without the hassle of rolling their own server-side code. Setting up a new form is easy -- just generate an endpoint, update your form tag, and get on with your day.

Reviews

  • Daniel LiFullstack JavaScript Developer
    Pros: 

    Has Free Tier with Unlimited Submissions. Provides metrics, export options

    Cons: 

    None

    Pretty simple idea. Good execution. Good UI / UX apart from some texts which are hard to read.

    It's unintrusive as in you define and style your own form, but this also means you have to style your own form. It would be great if the platform provides a form builder, so people can use it to compose their frontend code as well. Then there won't be a need to write frontend or backend code.

    Daniel Li has never used this product.
  • Pros: 

    UI and simple plans

    Cons: 

    None

    nice product!

    Douglas Evaristo has used this product for one day.

Discussion

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Daniel Li@d4nyll · Fullstack JavaScript Developer
Would it be safe to say that it's a more sophisticated rendition of https://formspree.io/?
Tushar Thakare@toshuu · Student
@d4nyll Accept that , this did'nt work for me. I would say : *Pros : Disable Google Recaptcha *Cons(in my case) : Didn't work for some reason.
Matt FarleyMaker@farleymatters · Full Stack Designer
@toshuu Well that's not good! Either @anthonypenner or myself would be happy to troubleshoot for you! Send either of us a Twitter DM and we'll help you get things sorted out!
Matt FarleyMaker@farleymatters · Full Stack Designer
@d4nyll In some ways, yes. Formspree is what I was using to power my own forms before I decided to build Basin. It did the job, but we thought it would be nice to not just forward submission data via email, but keep a record of those submissions somewhere as well. So that's where we started, and added some additional features that early testers suggested, like file uploads, auto response, form conversion rate, etc. Speaking of analytics, we'd love to hear what metrics aside from conversation you'd be interested in tracking :)
Matt FarleyMaker@farleymatters · Full Stack Designer
@toshuu We've deployed some fixes in the last 48 hours that should take care of the issue you were having. You should be able to get your form setup and working now :)
Matt FarleyMaker@farleymatters · Full Stack Designer
Hey PH community, Matt from the Basin team here. Basin is a simple form backend product that enables you to setup working web forms in just a couple minutes. Nobody really likes writing server-side code and configuring forms to do what they need to do, so we made Basin to help save some development time so you can get back to shipping more important code. In addition to collecting submissions, you can configure Basin to: - Track form conversions - Redirect to custom URL's on submissions success - Setup auto response emails - Display forms on multiple pages - Give sub-users read-only access to form data - Allow secure file uploads Every Basin form also includes automatic spam filtering, AJAX support, and the ability to integrate with your favorite apps and third-party services via webhooks. We'd love to get some feedback on where we can improve and add additional value. Happy to answer questions! Thanks all :) -------- Use coupon code *producthunters* to get 20% off our Pro plan for as long as your account is active -- our way of saying thanks to an awesome community of product enthusiasts!
Daniel Li@d4nyll · Fullstack JavaScript Developer
@farleymatters Good idea and execution. Feedback - I would change the background or text color on the buttons on your website, the text is very hard to read.
Matt FarleyMaker@farleymatters · Full Stack Designer
@d4nyll Good to know. Thanks for the feedback!
Dustin McCaffree@dustin_mccaffree · Founder & CTO @ Rocket Note
@farleymatters agreed! Everything looks awesome! But try changing the CTA buttons text color to that off-black color in the hero’s bkg. 👌🏻
Matt FarleyMaker@farleymatters · Full Stack Designer
@dustin_mccaffree Just pushing that change up now ;)
Dustin McCaffree@dustin_mccaffree · Founder & CTO @ Rocket Note
@farleymatters Looks much better! :) I'm pumped to try it out. I think this is a really great idea that could come in handy!
Nathaniel Blackburn@itsnblackburn · UI Engineer
A overly saturated business to be in but nether the less have done a good job at providing a decent set of tools at a reasonable price. The only thing i can think of to improve this is allow templates in the email response so you can include fields that were submitted (i.e Hello, {{ first_name }}, thanks for getting in touch with us).
Anthony PennerMaker@anthonypenner · software developer
@itsnblackburn Yes it is a rather saturated product space. Price is one the main reasons we thought we should create our own. Some of the competition costs 2-15x more. We were also looking for certain features to function in a specific way for our use cases. Templates for the auto-response is a great feature idea. I've added that to our list.
Burke Autrey@burkeautrey · CEO, Fortium Partners
I’ve found most solutions in this space have no way to have dynamic lookups from a database or something else that changes frequently. It’s kept me from using them. Any thoughts on that?
Anthony PennerMaker@anthonypenner · software developer
@burkeautrey Are you referring to the ability to filter, sort, and export your form submission data based on your own dynamic form fields or custom parameters? We can definitely add that functionality.
Jarod Stewart@stewartjarod · Sr. Software Engineer, Yonomi
Your copyright is 2017.
Anthony PennerMaker@anthonypenner · software developer
@stewartjarod Thanks for pointing it out. Great attention to detail!