#4 Product of the WeekFebruary 06, 2018
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JotForm Cards is the friendly way to ask people for information. In a one-question-per-page format, JotForm Cards offers motivational features, fun options like emojis and icons, micro-animations, Smart Embed, video backgrounds, and more.

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Maker
It’s not easy to hear that your product is ugly. Or that it’s confusing and out of date. Sure, the internet has its share of “haters” and trolls who love to hurl dumb insults, but sometimes that negative feedback has merit. In 2016, I knew the critics were right. JotForm was 10 years old, and our forms were looking tired. To be clear, everything was running smoothly under the hood. We were constantly releasing updates and improving the functionality. But I was conflicted. And accepting such criticism was difficult. Our company predates all the competition, and we have 3.2 million users. I also know that we’re not exactly popular in the startup world. JotForm is bootstrapped, and we’ve never taken any outside investments. We don’t hang with the cool kids. And chances are you’ll never see us on the top of TechCrunch, announcing our latest funding round. But, if people thought the competition was better, could we change that perception? Our competitors are more popular in the startup world, but did that mean we should follow their lead? Because we launched in 2006, our users work in a diverse range of industries, including more “traditional” fields such as non-profits, law, finance, accounting, and big corporations. If we indulged our FOMO and imitated the competition, our product might not work for those users. But, we operate in a hyper-competitive industry where even Google has stepped into the ring. That can be daunting. While it was tempting to panic and chase the trends, we ultimately decided to stay in our lane. We would take our time and innovate — ideally without alienating our customers in the process. It worked. Innovating on our own terms brought us a million new signups in 2017. And we are super excited to launch JotForm Cards publicly with all of you today! (ps. In case you are interested, I wrote about how focusing on the customer, not the competition, brought us over 1 million new signups in this Medium post: https://medium.com/swlh/how-focu...) But let me introduce myself. I'm Aytekin, founder of JotForm. Today is one of the biggest days in our 12 years history. We're happy to get JotForm Cards out the door which took our team a year of: - 8 Hack Weeks where 3 independent product teams created 24 prototypes - 1274 usability tests watched by our user research team - Countless live A/B tests run by over 100,000 JotForm Users JotForm Cards is our most significant release ever. We focused on forms that: - Motivate users (take users on a journey and help them achieve success, hence boost form completion/conversion rates) - Make it “friendly” and “fun” (focus on emotions, give feedback, let users explore - would love to hear what you think about our new form fields such as emoji sliders that we hope will bring smile to people’s faces) - Keep it extremely easy (make it easy to FOCUS, save time & effort, be helpful, and provide a familiar experience) If you have time, check it out and please let us know what you think. We’ll be around today to hop in the comments. Thanks a lot for taking the time to read this and have a great day! Aytekin & JotForm Team
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@aytekintank I know it isn't easy to share these words. Thanks for all the honesty and openness. Keep up the great work guys.
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@aytekintank Beautiful animations on form fields, love those emoji sliders. Congrats!
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@aytekintank dig the transparency! Thanks for sharing
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@aytekintank Really love the desktop experience... I'm not sure if this is just an issue with the demo but the experience on mobile is really tough (way too scaled down). Is this an artifact of the demo is cards intended to be a desktop only experience?
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Maker
@freiert Hello there! Did you try it on the mobile phone, or did you just made the window smaller? Because we do have a special mobile version for JotForm Cards. You can see how that looks on this blog post: https://www.jotform.com/blog/354... Please scroll to the "Mobile Ready" section on the post to see an animated screenshot.
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Great work here! From the building process to the forms UX: everything is neat, with lot of small brilliant details. Congrats, team!
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@fernandoguirao Thank you Fernando. I super appreciate it.
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Hi @aytekintank I really like the illustrations on your homepage, I think it would be cool if I was asked what type of form I'm looking to build and then be directed to all the relevant templates I can choose from to start building. Please tell us more about this project -- when did you start working on it and what's your ambition? Thanks
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Maker
Hi @abadesi, thank you for trying out JotForm Cards - really appreciate it. We do have the exact functionality you have just described. We did not put it in the Create Form demo because we wanted people to experience JotForm Cards quickly without going through any wizards or registration. If you click on the Templates link on the navigation, you can browse or search through our 10,000 form templates. We have all kinds of forms you might need. Hope maker message here will address your other questions, let me know if you think there is anything we can improve.
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@aytekintank Thanks! Love the templates, once I found them 🙂
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A really great addition to an already great product - JotForms 👍 Really like it for a great design and user-friendliness.
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@matt_pliszka Thank you Matt for your feedback. I appreciate it! 🙏
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What you can do with Jotform is only limited by imagination - I've been a customer for more than 5 years and in that time the team have been able to help me create astonishing forms for my medical practice's clinic.

And now Cards brings an added simplicity to the process that patients will love.

Pros:

Features & Support! The support team are the most helpful I have ever met, willing to help solve all sorts of complex form requirements.

Cons:

No Wordpress plugin

No ability to populate fields from external sources

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Maker
Hello James! Good News! I've just confirmed (fully tested) that our Wordpress plugin does work with JotForm Cards: https://www.jotform.com/help/174... Also confirmed (fully tested) that the pre-populate feature is working on JotForm Cards. https://www.jotform.com/help/71-... So, both of those features are available. But, if you think there is anything else we can do to improve them, we can definitely work on it.
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