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Parallel Automated Browser Testing with Selenium and Sauce OnDemand

Wed, 22 Sep 2010
When you have a web app that is under constant development Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment are incredibly useful practices. Planned releases may seem like a less risky approach, but they are not. When you do something a lot you keep getting good at it. We release our product ten times a day every day ...
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JotForm 3.0 Released!

Mon, 19 Apr 2010
JotForm 3.0 is now released! With the new version we are releasing a separate product blog within the JotForm site so I will be posting JotForm related topics there from now on.
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JotForm 3.0 Sneak Peaks: Philosophy

Mon, 29 Mar 2010
Last week I covered many new features of JotForm 3.0 in screenshots. Today, I would like to talk about something different. Something I cannot capture in a screenshot. Today, I’d like to talk about our philosophy for JotForm 3.0. I think these things are what separates JotForm from the rest of the crowd. 1. We are ...
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JotForm 3.0 Sneak Peaks: Survey Tools

Fri, 26 Mar 2010
Many people, including us, use JotForm to create surveys. But, we were lacking some serious features on that front. Our form builder was designed for short question forms and we did not have conditions and branching features. We also did not have many survey input types. We are soon introducing many new features that makes JotForm ...
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JotForm Awarded Best Web Tool of 2010

Thu, 25 Mar 2010
We are happy to announce WebHostingSearch.com awarded JotForm as “Best Web Tool” of 2010. Web Hosting Search is an independent web hosting information guide. Here is what they do on their own words: We are a group of professional webmasters who have had enough of all the lousy and half-hearted web hosting providers out there. So, ...
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JotForm 3.0 Sneak Peaks: Emails

Thu, 25 Mar 2010
JotForm servers send around 1 million emails every month. So, the second most important feature of JotForm is “sending emails reliably”.[*] Many people just come to JotForm, create a form, post it on their site and forget about it. They keep using JotForm for years without ever visiting our site since JotForm just works. It ...
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JotForm 3.0 Sneak Peaks: Form Builder Overview

Wed, 24 Mar 2010
While our team is working on the remaining 104 Internet Explorer bugs, I will sneak out and write another JotForm 3.0 preview. Today, I would like to cover the main features on JotForm 3.0 Form Builder. We have many competitors. They are really good at marketing. I don’t really care or look up what ...
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JotForm 3.0 Sneak Peaks: Introduction

Tue, 23 Mar 2010
As we are getting ready to release JotForm 3.0 on April 14th, we are getting tremendous amount of interest from our users. I would like to thank all JotForm users for being patient with us. During this time, I will be posting series of sneak peaks about the new version. My goal will be providing ...
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JotForm Makes You Look Really Smart

Mon, 22 Mar 2010
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JotForm Awarded Grassroots.org Tool of the Week for Non-Profits

Mon, 22 Mar 2010
We are happy to announce that JotForm is awarded “Grassroots.org Tool of the Week” for non-profit organizations. Grassroots.org is an organization that provides free web hosting and internet tools to non-profit organizations. They currently support 2,679 non-profits. According to Scott D’Antuono, one of the volunteers at Grassroots.org team, “Many [Grassroots.org] members have used the Jotform service to ...
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Web App Usability Testing is Good for You

Wed, 10 Mar 2010
This is a pretty exciting week in the office. We invited several people to help us test the latest version of JotForm. It was eye opening to see how people behave on these tests. We have always done quick “what do you think about this site” or “what do you think about this feature” ...
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Best Way to Improve Upgrade Rates

Sun, 28 Feb 2010
How would one optimize upgrade rate on a web service? That’s a very important question if you have a Freemium web application. It can also be a very dangerous question. Reminds me of a story I read somewhere a long time ago. There was a very successful chocolate company. They had an incredible product. It ...
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Fighting Phishing with Bayesian Filtering

Wed, 03 Feb 2010
Phishing is a big problem. There are literally gangs which employ people in Nigeria to create phishing forms all day long. We know it because we are on the front lines. Our phishing filters suspend hundreds of phishers every month. Since we are working very hard to make creating web forms easier, as an unfortunate side ...
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Start Charging Users When They are Successful

Thu, 28 Jan 2010
How do you monetize a web application or a web site? What kind of business model makes long term success more likely? These topics are being discussed to death on many web business discussion boards. There are mainly two camps of thought: Cripple the product or provide 30-day trial period then disable it unless user ...
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7 Inspirational Drag and Drop Web Applications

Thu, 07 Jan 2010
Drag and drop is one of the most underused features on web applications. Although there are really cool libraries, we haven’t seen a lot of adoption on this front. Using drag and drop on a web application can make it user friendly. It gives users flexibility to easily place and sort objects which can be ...
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Send Yourself iPhone Push Notifications When Your Site is Down for Free

Sun, 20 Dec 2009
It has been six months since Apple released push notifications however the adoption has been pretty low among website monitoring tools. Probably because creating an iPhone App is not a trivial task. This tutorial describes how to use free tools available (mainly JotForm iPhone App) to send your iPhone push notifications when there is a ...
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How to Build E-mail Lists using JotForm

Thu, 17 Dec 2009
A recent eHow tutorial describes how to use JotForm to create email lists and send them newsletters or your offerings. One of the greatest ways to increase your sales is to send your users periodical emails. Don’t overdo it. Send them sparsely. We usually send our users 2-3  times a year and only if we ...
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Great Start for JotForm iPhone App

Thu, 17 Dec 2009
It has been a week since we released JotForm iPhone App and the interest has been more than what we excepted. Over 450 users have installed JotForm App on their iPhone in the first week. Our users also provided nice reviews: If you haven’t already, install JotForm iPhone App today!
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JotForm iPhone App Now Available on App Store!

Tue, 08 Dec 2009
We’re very excited to announce that JotForm iPhone App is now available on iPhone App Store! It is completely Free. Install it today to receive and access your form submissions anywhere! You can … Get instant notifications when there is a new submission, Browse your recently received web form submissions easily, Browse submissions on each web ...
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How We Used Lean Development for JotForm iPhone Application

Sat, 28 Nov 2009
We have finally completed our JotForm iPhone app and submitted it to Apple for review. Once approved it will be  completely free to all JotForm users. I would like to share how we developed the new application with user feedback. The old waterfall model for developing a product or web site is: 1. Come up with an ...
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Prototype Your Web Forms Easily using JotForm

Sat, 21 Nov 2009
SitePoint has always been one my favorite sites. In 2001, they featured one of my free scripts on their newsletter and pointed thousands of people to download it. It was a big rush to see so many users starting using my product. That’s how I started reading them. Back then, they were a small webmaster ...
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New JotForm Hardware Architecture

Mon, 23 Feb 2009
We have recently switched to a new hardware architecture for our JotForm form builder service. I am pretty pleased with it because we were able to do it without any downtime or any problems for our users. As a result of this switch, JotForm now has much better high availability, speed and security. It ...
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Memberkit 1.0 Beta: First Web Development Framework for Non-programmers

Tue, 18 Nov 2008
I am happy to announce that Memberkit 1.0 Beta is finally here! Memberkit has probably been the biggest project we have ever completed for everyone in our team. We have been working on it for more than three years. Most people don’t know this but actually JotForm was a byproduct of Memberkit. We needed a ...
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Nice JotForm Tutorial Video

Wed, 17 Sep 2008
Keane Angle made a nice video tutorial about JotForm. We liked it so much that we are planning to add it to our Tutorials page. Keane writes a blog called Appify which in his words “sifts through the crap to bring you the crunchiest reviews of productivity, trendiness and efficiency in Web 2.0 apps and ...
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JotForm on BizTech Podcast

Sat, 16 Aug 2008
Podcasts are great to listen whether you are lying on the beach or stuck on the rush hour traffic. This episode of BizTech Podcast features JotForm. Check it out. BizTech Podcast is bi-weekly show designed to inform the small business and small business owner about targeted web sites and other technology. We were also featured on ...
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JotForm 2.0 Released!

Thu, 26 Apr 2007
I am excited to announce that we have finally released JotForm 2.0. Since its first release more than a year ago, we have been constantly getting great feedback from hundreds of users. It seamed that JotForm really solved a need for webmasters: Creating web forms easily. JotForm user base has been growing with an increasing ...
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Your Homepage Should be The Application!

Sun, 01 Apr 2007
Since JotForm has been released one of remarks I received often has been why we don’t have a regular homepage. You know, the common wisdom supposed to say a homepage should give some introduction. It is supposed to talk about what is the service is all about, why do you need it, how great it ...
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Worksheets are Forms

Tue, 28 Feb 2006
Dennis Daniels is a teacher who believes teachers should stop pushing papers and start using web forms instead. He produced couple of training screencasts for teachers showing how to use JotForm. In these movies he creates questionnaires for students and shows how to collect data. When technology becomes easier, everybody starts using it. ...
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JotForm Launch and First Impressions

Wed, 22 Feb 2006
Launching a new site is always fun and exciting. You put a lot of hard work on something and have that great feeling of accomplishment. At the same time there is that scary feeling that something might go terribly wrong. And it sometimes really does happen. My worst war story was TheCounter launch on the ...
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JotForm BETA Released

Fri, 17 Feb 2006
I am very excited to announce that the first web based WYSIWYG form builder JotForm BETA is now released. Try it yourself. Completely Free! JotForm is currently completely free. It will stay this way during BETA period. I must admit I have not decided on a business model yet. The most possible outcome will be a ...
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