Hey folks, I thought it was about high-time I posted something else here. I’ve been a naughty boy, promising much but delivering very little (of blogging interest) for a while – but I have my reasons. You see, I’ve been working very hard to build a new product, which I am hoping to launch within the next four or five weeks. It’s been a hard, slow slog, with numerous hiccups along the way, but the end is finally in sight.
I have to admit that it’s a bit scary, too… so much time, effort and, yes, money has been invested in this that a lot rides upon it. It’s not a totally original idea, either, but this is a good thing as at least there is a market for this kind of thing, but the objective was to do it better than everyone else. Whether I’ve managed to pull that off, only time (and customers) will tell, but at least I’m going to manage to do one thing: deliver.
Yes, delivery. It’s often assumed, and sometimes entirely over-looked. Fact is, it takes a whole lot of effort for someone to actually push a product forward, from the early conceptual stages, though initial prototyping (in my case using Balsamiq extensively) and through many revisions and set-backs, into development and now on the home straight, as it were…
And what of the product? Well, it’s a web-based user testing service, done with a bit of (orange) flare! At some point, when this puppy is out in the big, bad world, I’ll post a couple of articles showing the historic designs (from Balsamiq) and the evolution of idea into proof-of-concept and on into actual product. Perhaps some of you will find that interesting, I certainly hope so.
So, if you work with websites and would benefit from some user feedback, please consider using Kupima for your user feedback and usability testing needs.
You can sign up for updates now, or check back in around a month to see the live site (and follow #webfeedback or #kupimatest on Twitter and I’ll ensure you get access to the fantastic introductory offers I’m planning).