Category Archives: Announcements

The Handicap of Hype Announcements

The Handicap of Hype

Hype is the awkward and desperate attempt to convince journalists that what you’ve made is worth the misery of having to review it.” — Federico Fellini

Publicly launching your startup and scoring a post at one or more of the mythical tech blogs might seem to be the ultimate way to kickstart your early stage startup. In many cases it isn’t. Sustainable growth needs different mechanisms. Don’t pat yourself on the shoulder for that one time hit that distort your metrics, but instead focus on the triggers and channels that help you to grow your user base in both volume as activity constantly. Pitch potential customers and the real thought-leaders in your field, instead of wasting energy inside the small world of techies.

Traffic from Techcrunch after mobile release

Traffic referred from Techcrunch.com after the release of our mobile version

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Usability definitions: collaboration with UsabilityGeek Announcements

Usability definitions: collaboration with UsabilityGeek

Usability Geek LogoFor the last few months, we regularly added definitions to our Usability ABC. We are proud to say that we will double our efforts by teaming up with Justin Mifsud of UsabilityGeek fame. By regularly adding and refining definitions to the list, we think this resource can be of help to anyone interested in usability and UX.

Remember to revisit the ABC from time to time (be it on our blog or UsabilityGeek) and be sure to recommend it to colleagues, friends and others that can be helped with the terminology of UX.

We’re hiring: Skilled web developers in Amsterdam Announcements

We’re hiring: Skilled web developers in Amsterdam

We’re an Amsterdam based international web startup and are looking for eager and ambitious web developers. We offer a fast and simple online platform for usability testing. Our users include 12,000 usability experts, designers, web analysts, and marketeers from all over the world. Companies like Disney, Electronic Arts, Booking.com, Sony, and even Barack Obama use our product to collect valuable feedback from their users.

Are you up for the challenge to work with a company that breathes user experience and usability and works with the worlds’ leading UX professionals and marketeers? Do you want to learn from the development challenges that come with a fast growing web startup? Do you like to work in the absolute center of Amsterdam in a great office in an inspiring building with other startups and creatives? Join our team!

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Participant information and the new filter feature Announcements

Participant information and the new filter feature

With Usabilla it is easy to add additional information to your participants by adjusting the URL to your test. Adding this additional information just got a lot more useful, because we added filter options directly in the sidebar when you analyze your test.

Before I show you the filter options, I will quickly recap how you can alter URLs.

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User Research Friday at Usabilla HQ Announcements

User Research Friday at Usabilla HQ

Our good friends at Bolt | Peters are hosting User Research Friday, where UX, research and design professionals discuss methods and meet each other. The event is held in New York, but simulcasted in San Francisco and in the Usabilla office. We have a 2-way line with the event in NYC, so we can watch all the talks and ask questions.


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It’s on friday November the 18th, from 7pm – 11pm. Please let us know if you can come by registering here. Spots are limited.

My time as an intern at Usabilla Announcements

My time as an intern at Usabilla

Suzanne helped Usabilla a great deal this summer. Her design skills proved invaluable, most of all in creating user flows and thinking about the user experience of our upcoming backend. It was great to have her as an intern, both on a professional and on a personal level! Suzanne was so kind to write a bit about how she experienced her time here, which you can read below. All the best Suzanne! — The Usabilla team

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We proudly present to you: our new website! Announcements

We proudly present to you: our new website!

We are happy to announce that our new website is online. We had a lot of fun designing, coding, tweaking and writing it. Out with the old, in with the new!

Our new baby

Our new baby

Do you like the new design? Do you have any feedback or tips? We are planning to test and tweak the site quite a lot, and we couldn’t do it without our customers. Please let us know, we are listening!

Odyssail: Why is it so hard to book a sailing trip online? Announcements

Odyssail: Why is it so hard to book a sailing trip online?

Did you happen to hear the news last May of a Chinese labor camp forcing detainees to play World of Warcraft as part of a huge money-making scam? Well, I have another idea that might not generate any money to the guards, but will definitely cause pain with the detainees: try to book a sailing trip to Greece online! Seriously, my eyes were hurting, I got stressed, and had nightmares that I’ll spend all my summer in the rainy Netherlands.

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