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QikForm.com - 100% Cloud Based Form Processor - please feedback

Hello all,

we have launched a WYSIWYG form builder web-based application - we feature many cool JavaScript/JSON/AJAX/JQuery. Drag and Drop, Instant Edit and AJAX.

Please feel free to try it out and post your feedback:

It is built to be very intuitive and fast to master - each user gets their personal table in database to ensure performance and also higher security.

Best of all, you get to form to display, validation, processing, emails and everything else with only online of code - below is a sample (it is live and it is the one running on our home page - copy it to your page and see it run):

<script type="text/javascript" src="http://code.QikForm.com/id1c04048b85fe5aa58da5"></script>

As reseller/web designer, the system allows you to seprate forms by customers...

One of the interesting features are generated personalized emails - much like MS Mail Merge

for example you can send out subjects such as:

Need more information received from: {first_name} {last_name}

and during run-time, the data within "{}" will be converted to their form values, such as:

Need more information received from: Tom Jones

This makes the emails easy to follow and sort in your inbox.

You can use this functionality in the email body too and create customized direct email - for example:

Dear {first_name},

Thank you for contact us - we will contact you with requested information with phone at {phone} or by email at {email}.

At run-time:

Dear Jack,

Thank you for contact us - we will contact you with requested information with phone at 800-555-1212 or by email at info@qikform.com.

You get to export data as needed and fields are exported with prompt names as headers.

I would like to hear your feedback about the product.  If on business side this is something your ideas for marketing - hit me back, WE ARE ALL ENGINEERS AND CAN USE BUSINESS HELP.

Thanks for reading.

QikForm Team
Q Fard Send private email
Saturday, August 30, 2014
That's great, but how is it any better than numerous other options?

That is the real question you need to answer and will ultimately be the basis of your marketing.

After a two minute play, it seems very basic, like a poor quality rip-off of http://www.wufoo.com/form-builder/

Don't mean to be harsh, but you need to do a much better job of letting people know why your product is better and also make it look more modern/slick. Bare-bones Bootstrap is not enough to convince anyone to pay real money.
Scorpio Send private email
Monday, September 01, 2014
Hi Q Fard,

Who is your target market?

How is this 'revolutionary' and how does this differ from services like mailchimp?

Marcus from London Send private email
Monday, September 01, 2014
Hello Scorpio,

With all the products out there, it is pushing the envelope is where we are at.  This product was originally created for in-house customer use and with some feedback we felt it may be good for others in the community.

It seems you are aware of product arena so there is no need to rehash the low hanging fruits scenarios. What makes us different is the following:

- single line of code to activate all functionality

- for web developers - keep your clients forms segregated.

- fast prototyping - start with one of our templates or one of your existing ones and make changes, test and then deploy (very fast versioning)

- private table for you data - your data does not share data table. 

- For corporate and data sensitive forms (such as medical and credit card) world QikForm.com can store data directly on to 3rd party databases via secure connection (functionality built-in but needs access to other database).  There isn't another service that can offer this.

- Wizards to walk novice to advanced through crating forms - from start to site view can be achieved under 2 minutes.

- And we have all the bells and whistles you need to get a web form up and running.

- oh yeah, our free account gives you 2x the posting and storage and our price is 30% less.

Thank you for your feedback and I hope to hear from you and rest of the community on how we can make www.QikForm.com even a more superior product.

Q Fard Send private email
Monday, September 01, 2014
Hi there Marcus,

The target market for QikForm.com as it stands right now are the following:

 - web master community
 - web developers
 - advanced users
 - corporate with portals

We are trying to take the "work" out of developing and designing forms, testing and deployment so one can do all these with WYSIWYG editor and few answers to questions and they are ready to go.  QikForm.com will display your forms, validate, process as you instructed and store all the data in database for you to export in future date/time.

What makes it revolutionary is all above is done with only one line of code in your page.  Just drop a the line below in any type of page (HTML, PHP, ASP, JSP, CF, etc...) and you can see it work.

<script type="text/javascript"

Another thing we do that is very unique, is our Mail Merge type of approach to email processing - with few clicks you can use data elements from the form and use their values in the confirmation email.  This is something MailChimp and such do but it is pretty unique in the Web Form processing part of the spectrum.

As for MailChimp, they are doing the back-end of what we do, we collect data from your visitors and then you can export from QikForm.com and upload it to MailChimp for their processing.

We are very happy to get feedback such as yours from the community and we are hoping we can provide a superior service for our community.

Q Fard Send private email
Monday, September 01, 2014
Oh dear, it seems quite easy to make it go wrong. Here is an error message I got while clicking a link:

Microsoft VBScript runtime error '800a01c2'

Wrong number of arguments or invalid property assignment: 'HeadInfo'

/index.asp, line 14

How quaint, haven't seen anything using .asp for many years.
Scorpio Send private email
Monday, September 01, 2014
you got us in middle up site refresh - try it now...

as for ASP, it is as good as any other script language as long as it is not JSP
Q Fard Send private email
Monday, September 01, 2014
"...as for ASP, it is as good as any other script language..."

YMMV, of course, but given that you claim to be all engineers, I find that comment bizarre.
Scorpio Send private email
Monday, September 01, 2014
I think the language selection discussion is not what I am after - I am a c/c++/Java programmer, any scripting language is the same as any other except for JSP (not sure if you have programmed using it).

This product was developed over last 10 years with original version in ASP, there is no need to change it, the concept is what drives this product, not the language.

Hope this help in answering any question that might have been in your comments.
Q Fard Send private email
Monday, September 01, 2014

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