New: Store additional data for participants & more
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New: Store additional data for participants & more

on / by Paul Veugen

It has been a while since we sent out an update about Usabilla. In the past months 4500 users ran hundreds of interesting tests with an incredible number of participants, we fixed many small bugs and tweaks, released new features, made big steps in scalability, and expanded our team with a very skilled developer (Say hi to Sido). In this update we want to share some interesting updates

Store additional participant data

Usabilla is often used in combination with surveys to collect additional feedback or data from participants. You could already add a survey to your test by using the ‘redirect url’ to point users to a survey. We now also store all the variables you add to the URL of your Usabilla test (eg. /rate/329391911?name=Paul&age=25) and pass them through at the end of your test. This means that you can store additional information for each participant and we add these variables to the redirect URL at the end of your test. You can use this feature for example to identify your participants, to combine survey data with Usabilla results, and in the near future to create segments.

Post the id of participants to external surveys

Some survey tools (like PollDaddy) retreive the variables you attach to the URL and store them together with the survey data. We now add the id of your participant to the redirect URL. So if you redirect users to a PollDaddy survey, you can also find the id of your participant (pid) in the PollDaddy reports. In Usabilla you can find individual results of participants in the XML, TXT, and CSV exports (‘subjectid’).

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Paul Veugen

Founder / CEO @ Usabilla User Experience designer, entrepreneur and metrics junky.

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