Data entered in your forms can be verified live - just after leaving the field. You can setup regular expressions, build logical conditions, calendar-dependent validators or even send data to external validation services.
We made a tool that we always needed ourselves.
Now, let it serve you.
It's the best software we ever made.
Wawrzyniec Hyska Product Manager ActiveForms
It all started in 2006, when Twitter has just been born and Android was still a SF movie. We worked hard on large e-commerce forms for ING Bank. We used to hard-code every single field, label, message and validation alert. Every modification was a change request and was expensive and annoying. Client was upset about his money and we were frustrated coding such ordinary things as web forms.
So we came up with an idea of a visual form builder - a tool where one could setup a form by himself with no coding. Where changes could be done within minutes, and they would not need deployments or regressive tests.
Second system syndrome
In the fall 2006 we started building ActiveForms. During first months we were errupting with tons of ideas. What worse, we started coding them! The idea of Minimal Viable Product was not so known these days, so we tried to make an all-in-one platform. Our design was mile-wide and inch-deep - what was good for our minds, but poor for our product.
We wrote thousends of lines of code that we then busily removed. Tough experience, that fortunately put us into era of focusing. Beeing much wiser, we made a lot of important project decisions:
|That we focus on
just as much
Where one can build
And that we
build an API
and outsource all secondary features
After another year or two...
we finally get a product good enough to sell it to our enterprise customers. We implemented ActiveForms in Raiffeisen Bank Poland, Amway corporation and PZU (biggest insurance company in the country). And guess what: we got incredible tons of
And since 2011 we’ve gone into area of user experience.
We wanted to show ActiveForms worldwide, but we knew, that it must be much nicer for demanding global users. We joined several modules into one FormBuilder and we pointed one evident target group: web developers.
It’s about you!
That they have diffucult projects for demanding customers and that they need not a toy, but a professional tool.
We didnt’ want to be another wufoo or survey monkey.
We created engine that is not that simple, yet extremely powerful.
Now it’s ready.