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    Default Looking for testers - image recognition API

    Hi!
    We're a startup from Poland and we created an image recognition API. It would be awesome, if you could help us with testing.

    You can find our API at: www.recognize.im
    An example of what you can do with it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K57Q-LVE1XU

    If you are interested in testing, please send me a PM via forum. I'll send you back your login and password. Please help us improve our service.

    For giving us feedback everyone will the premium account (worth 29 Euro) for 30 days, also we'll have some other gifts for the most involved testers.

    Best wishes
    Wojtek


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    Default Re: Looking for testers - image recognition API

    Welcome,
    We are developers, meaning I doubt you will be able to find anyone who sells retail products here, so consider a different testing audience for this However, what I/we are able to help with is your website design, which I made a couple of notes below, most of them just on your homepage.

    Note I'm using 113 Design Guidelines for Homepage Usability (Nielsen Norman Group) as a resource, with my own comments. I plan on making a website in the near future and have been reading every available resource, and going nit-picky on a real-world website is to help me learn.

    • You don't have to many competing features, which is a plus, however I was confused upon entering the site. I read 'API' which stands for 'Application programming interface', however you seem to be selling a regular application for end-users, not developers. Consider rephrasing or explaining how its an API.
    • I don't see how this is different from other, similar products.
    • It is very confusing how you return to the homepage. Took me several tries just clicking randomly
    • Why do you hide the pricing button down in the bottom. You want to make buying your product easy.
    • The language setting doesn't say English even when it is in English. Very confusing
    • The login section looks unprofessional. Start words with capitols, and shorten remember me next time to just Remember Me.
    • Avoid exclamation marks.
    • Quote Originally Posted by http://www.useit.com/homepageusability/guidelines.html
      27. Use all uppercase letters sparingly or not at all as a formatting style. All uppercase words are not as easy to read as mixed case words, and they can make the page look busy and loud. For example, "PSYCHOLOGY OF WORDS" is not as readable as "Psychology of Words."
    • Include some examples of how it might help.
    • Don't use an active link to the homepage except as a refresh button. And then it is usually preferable to only refresh the desired content.
    • The window title is too long.
    • Try to get the other possible domain names, F.E. .org It will take users several tries to get '.im' if at all, and use a redirect to the appropriate page.
    • Add an obvious home page link in your 404.html.
    • The login section without a register widget is extremely confusing


    Was fun looking through the list
    Last edited by Tjstretch; July 31st, 2012 at 04:15 PM. Reason: to vs too, made more lenient

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    Default Re: Looking for testers - image recognition API

    You should have left this "to" as "too"...
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    ...You don't have to many...Last edited by Tjstretch; Today at 08:17 PM. Reason: to vs too
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    ...43. Don't include an active link to the homepage on the homepage
    An active link to the page the link is in works like a refresh button. Depending on the content of the page this is sometimes desireable. Don't rule out such a link as a rule.
    (no I didn't look at the page in question, just throwing in my point of view)

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    Default Re: Looking for testers - image recognition API

    Quote Originally Posted by jps View Post
    You should have left this "to" as "too"...
    An active link to the page the link is in works like a refresh button. Depending on the content of the page this is sometimes desireable. Don't rule out such a link as a rule.
    (no I didn't look at the page in question, just throwing in my point of view)
    My fault, thanks for noticing; over thought the 'to' in question

    As for the active link to the homepage, I see your point and will rewrite that more leniently in a moment, although the page in question has static content so it's not necessary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tjstretch View Post
    ... the page in question has static content so it's not necessary.
    According to your first post, that was my guess. I'm just not too big on clicking links, especially when they seem to be some type of ad

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    Default Re: Looking for testers - image recognition API

    Thank you very much for all your suggestions. I agree that our homepage is a little confusing.

    Our main service is an API for developers so it's really bad that it looks like selling application for end-users. When you log in we give you just the sample code for iOS and Android. You can upload your pictures and create your own app.

    Our API is invitation only, for now and we will add this information today near the login section.

    If you want to test our API please send me your email address in a PM (unfortunately we we can't create an account without an email adress as your login, so if you really don't want to give us your email just send a fake one )

    Best wishes
    Wojtek

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    Default Re: Looking for testers - image recognition API

    Hi,
    I would like to thank you all once again for your help in testing.

    We are now in the middle of our little contest, so if you send us your feedback about recognize.im API, you can win the New iPad (https://www.recognize.im/site/feedbackContest). If you want to try out our API, you can just submit your email address at our homepage.

    All the best
    Wojtek

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