FieldGoal

Don't build a whole backend just for one stupid form.

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Create quick, easy, and powerful forms for your static sites and JavaScript tools.

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Siddharth Ramesh
Franco Gilio
Bozhko Kostyantyn
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Matt Stauffer
Matt StaufferMaker@stauffermatt · Partner & Technical Director, Tighten
Hey PH! We know this isn’t the first ever forms-as-a-service tool. It’s not even the first one to hit PH. We built it a few years ago because we had tried all the others and they were all lacking. Complicated pricing schemes… unreliable email delivery… no dashboard… no Zapier… exposing your email address right in the URL… we had to make our own tool. So, we’ve finally released FieldGoal! It’s been in beta for years but we’ve got a fresh new design, a completed Zapier integration, a dashboard for managing form submissions and spam controls and form-specific settings, and more. 📘Common use cases The most common use case for a tool like FieldGoal is when you’re building a static web site and need a contact form and you don’t want to waste your time setting it up, hooking it into email, creating a dashboard, managing spam, setting up an email sending tool, etc. 🔮Clever ideas But I also just used it recently to build a simple poll on my site (using our free JavaScript package “easy-embeddable-polls”, https://github.com/tightenco/eas...). We have some folks talking about using it for WordPress form submissions. And we’re excited to brainstorm new ways to use it in creative JavaScript packages. 🔀Simple setup It couldn’t be easier to point a brand new form to FieldGoal, and once you’ve done that, you can use Zapier to send your data anywhere you want. Even without Zapier, you can get an emailed copy of every form submission and you can see all of your form submissions in a beautiful, responsive dashboard. All of this and more is available at simple, affordable pricing plans. We hope you’ll check it out: https://fieldgoal.io/ Here’s one thing I would love to hear from you: Are there other clever tools we could build (like the easy-embeddable-polls) that builds on a tool like this? Are there any features you’ve been dying to see in a tool like this? Or are there any markets you think that form-as-a-service tools have been failing to consider? Thanks so much!
Siddharth Ramesh
Siddharth Ramesh@srameshrr · Maker
@stauffermatt I was so looking for something like this. Thank you. 300 rupees per month is a no-brainer to collect emails from my landing page.
Saif Al Falah
Saif Al Falah@saifalfalah · JavaScript Developer
@srameshrr You should try Formspree or even Netlify Forms. I pay zero for my forms.
Siddharth Ramesh
Siddharth Ramesh@srameshrr · Maker
@saifalfalah Wow, that is even better. Thanks.
Matt Stauffer
Matt StaufferMaker@stauffermatt · Partner & Technical Director, Tighten
@saifalfalah @srameshrr Yah, Netlify Forms and Formspree are great as long as their built-in limitations and pricing structures work for what you're building. 👌
Martin Betz
Martin Betz@martin_betz
@srameshrr @saifalfalah Netlify Forms does not warn you when you approach the free 100 submission limit and jumps to a hefty 20$ per month with your 101st submission. You should only use it if you know you will certainly stay below the 100. Had bad surprises a couple of times already – and no, it does not feel like money well spent.
Biraj Ghosh
Biraj Ghosh@biraj · Making beautiful products
How does it compares to formspree.io? They seems to be much cheaper as they offer unlimited forms and submission for just $9/month compared to your $79/month for only 50 forms and also they have a free tire for upto 50 submission per month.
Owen Melbourne
Owen Melbourne@owen_melbourne
@biraj how many forms do you need 😂 this doesn’t seem to limit submissions at all, just paying per forms
Biraj Ghosh
Biraj Ghosh@biraj · Making beautiful products
@owen_melbourne I wish it was just about the number of submissions, it's about charging so much more for an already existing and established service without offering any significant benefit.
Matt Stauffer
Matt StaufferMaker@stauffermatt · Partner & Technical Director, Tighten
@biraj Great question! Formspree only saves 1000 entries per month on their paid plan, and we also offer smarter-than-recaptcha spam protection. Additionally, we have what we think is a pretty great internal dashboard, and you can connect your forms to Zapier, as well. If we had been a little more prepared for getting hunted we would have had some materials ready showing the internal dashboard and some sample Zaps... I'll definitely get that ready so future folks will have an easier time seeing what else we offer other than just form-to-email.
Halim Muhammad
Halim Muhammad@haliminfinity · Lets decentralize this world!
@biraj @stauffermatt That's not true, Formspree saves 1000 submissions on Free plan and Unlimited submissions on paid plan. Plus, they are open source, so you can install it on your own https://github.com/formspree/for...
Matt Stauffer
Matt StaufferMaker@stauffermatt · Partner & Technical Director, Tighten
@haliminfinity I just visited their site and it says this under their paid plan: “If you ever missed a submission email, for any reason, you can just login and read your last 1000 submissions”. If you’re right, you may want to suggest they update their home page. :) thanks!
Ryan Abrams
Ryan Abrams@ryabrams · Director of Marketing @ InfiniGrow
Looks great! Good job guys. Are you planning on building more direct integrations with other services beyond just a simple Zapier integration?
Vanessa Pagan
Vanessa Pagan@vanessapagan · founder, Songbirdtek
@ryabrams that’s my question too. Will it integrate with Stripe?
Matt Stauffer
Matt StaufferMaker@stauffermatt · Partner & Technical Director, Tighten
@ryabrams @vanessapagan Great questions! We're actively trying to figure out what needs there are that aren't solved by Zapier. @vanessapagan could you give me an example here (or at matt at tighten dot co) about what that might look like? @ryabrams, are there any particular connections that would be really helpful for you?
Vanessa Pagan
Vanessa Pagan@vanessapagan · founder, Songbirdtek
@stauffermatt Making an order form to take payments. Like this: https://formidableforms.com/know...
Ryan Abrams
Ryan Abrams@ryabrams · Director of Marketing @ InfiniGrow
@stauffermatt Id love to see some deeper native CRM integrations. Zapier is great for simplicity but doesn't always get the job done.
Matt Stauffer
Matt StaufferMaker@stauffermatt · Partner & Technical Director, Tighten
@ryabrams @vanessapagan Thanks for those ideas. If either of you are willing to let me pick your brain for five minutes, would you mind sending me an email at matt at tighten dot co? If not, thanks anyway for the ideas!
Owen Melbourne
Owen Melbourne@owen_melbourne
@stauffermatt how do you guys handle GDPR compliance? We’ve needed this sort of thing a few times now but pulled out due to lack of clarity on how they handle it, eg we assume it’s on US servers which would potentially make it troublesome for EU suppliers? And how’s data stored etc? Would really be handy for agencies in the UK/EU to have this info available :) thanks!
Matt Stauffer
Matt StaufferMaker@stauffermatt · Partner & Technical Director, Tighten
@owen_melbourne Honestly, right now we don't at all. But if that were something that would make you and other potential clients more likely to sign up, I'd be more than happy to look at it! :) Mind dropping me an email at matt at tighten dot co so I can ask you a question or two about it? Thanks!