- A simple form builder with great UX and lots of options. Great user experience is important to me, and I found the other form builders on the market to be lacking in this area.
- Very friendly, slick experience for the end user of the form with live validation. I ended up using React (see my previous post where I abandoned Ember over my distaste for Ember CLI) for both the form builder and the resulting forms, and the resulting interfaces are very snappy and friendly.
- Security. I wanted SSL enforced everywhere, whether a form is embedded or linked directly.
- Pricing. The other options on the market for form builders are fairly feature packed, but the pricing is a bit steep for the value, in my opinion.
So now I've launched the Awesome Forms MVP, and will be gradually building out its features to better meet my customers' needs. However, it is already a very flexible form builder. Here are some examples of forms which can be built with Awesome Forms:
- Contact forms are the quintessential use case for a third-party form builder. Any information on any form built with Awesome Forms can be forwarded to an email address of your choice.
- Customer surveys, polls, and questionnaires are another popular reason people use third-party form creators.
- Custom event registration/RSVP forms are a great way to spice up event websites, such as for weddings or reunions.
- Sweepstakes are a popular and effective way to promote a product or service, and for the most part all you really need is an entry form to take in entrants' information.
So there you have it, my latest business venture. Give it a shot next time you need a quick web form, and please let me know what you think!