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Did it actually work like it was supposed to?

Hey folks, was hoping for some feedback on a personal project. The feedback that would be most helpful for me is on clarity. Maybe answer the question below or give a quick 1-10 clarity ranking and I can see how well I'm communicating.

Is it clear what this thing does and do the videos help demonstrate that it is more powerful than your standard to do list?

refreshrunner.com

Thanks folks.

-twiz

PS Is the mess-up in video 2 that noticeable?

4 Answers

Kevin Korte
Kevin Korte
28,135 Points

It's throwing a SSL error.

yikes, so like a 0? I think it's fixed now.

Kevin Korte
Kevin Korte
28,135 Points

It's still throwing a SSL error. Did you buy a SSL certificate or are you using one created yourself? Here is the error message.

The site's security certificate is not trusted! You attempted to reach refreshrunner.com, but the server presented a certificate issued by an entity that is not trusted by your computer's operating system. This may mean that the server has generated its own security credentials, which Chrome cannot rely on for identity information, or an attacker may be trying to intercept your communications. You should not proceed, especially if you have never seen this warning before for this site.

hmm strange. The app is hosted on heroku. This is what I'm getting for chrome Version 29.0.1547.57 and mac os x 10.7.5

sec-scren-shot

Mind sharing your os and chrome version?

Kevin Korte
Kevin Korte
28,135 Points

It opened fine in Firefox. Chrome still doesn't like it. I'm using Chrome Version 29.0.1547.57 m on Windows 7.

I'll have to look at it more a little later.

Jah Chaisang
Jah Chaisang
7,157 Points

Twiz,

Are the videos supposed to have narration? If yes, the sound doesn't work on my chrome. If not, the what it does page is much more informative. I'm very confused when watching the video. I don't think you need the video to explain what your app does (it's quite simple). If you want moving picture without sound, you'd better use animation or interactive animation. Alternatively, you can add passive music track and edit in some balloon to explain what your cursor is doing. (It's hard to do it in the classy way though haha. If I were to do it, a lot of things will go wrong).

You app is awesome though. I would want something like this if I don't have gazillion other productivity tools to keep track of already :).

No narration added - I'm actually pretty shocked at how well this super slimmed down version is converting so far.

Great thoughts, thanks for your attention on this.

Matt Campbell
Matt Campbell
9,767 Points

Hey,

Videos have got to have narrative and make it one video where you talk through the app rather then 3. It's pretty obvious what it does but I want to know how it differsto Trello and Jumpchart which both have free level memberships.

Site's a bit boring to be honest. Not much differentiation between font sizes and colours and the formatting is very 90s...straight down the middle of the page.

Make it fun dude! Crowded market...stand out!

-Great, thanks for commenting on the clarity. -Simple/boring is exactly right. It's good enough for now. Will change colours and font sizes if I ever make the jump out of the 90s.

-twiz