Why pay strangers to test your new website’s functionality when you’ve got friends and family members who’d do the same thing for free? That’s the idea behind Moustach.io, a usability testing application that encourages people to put their closest allies to work.
Every new website has problems, some are just harder to find than others. Get to work digging deep into your new site by signing up for Moustach.io and creating your first project. Enter your site’s URL, type in a project name, and add some relevant tags. Moustach.io will immediately provide you with a special URL, which you can share with friends via email or social networking sites. When colleagues, friends, and customers click on the link you’ve sent, they’ll get a bit of training from Moustach.io on how the program works before being sent to the site you’ve designed. Moustach.io uses special screen recording technology to track your reviewers’ every movement on your site, and gives you the recordings to analyze as soon as each session is through.
In addition to recording each mouse click a reviewer makes, Moustach.io also encourages the friends you’ve asked to test your site to leave audio recordings with advice, complaints, and recommendations that you can use to improve the function or design of your site. For developers and designers who need user testing but aren’t keen on soliciting advice from virtual strangers online, Moustach.io is a fantastic option that puts friends, family members, and trusted customers to work.
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