The way that real people will use your website is often very different than the way you use it, given your intimate relationship with the content and understanding of where every feature has been placed. YouEye is a web-app that businesses can use to hire real people to test out their websites and look for potential flaws. These testing sessions are recorded using webcams and microphones, which lets executives see and hear opinions directly from the testers themselves.
When you’re ready to start learning what people think of your website, head over to YouEye and sign up for a free account. The next step is to create a test for the users of your site. Each test gets a URL, title, and certain tasks or actions that the tester must attempt. The number of testers you hire for the project is up to you – and your budget. YouEye lets you hire its testers for a fee or solicit your own by sharing a link and inviting people to take the test you’ve developed. Testers who decide they’re up for the challenge can click on the associated link, authorize the recording of their screens and microphones, and get to work right away. Upon completion of a test, you get access to the tester’s webcam video, audio, and personal information.
The results of these types of user tests are only as useful as the metrics tools that companies are given. YouEye makes it easy to break down the stats and see specifically how websites perform based on the tester’s gender, age, or browser. Businesses can see the duration of each test, user comments, and mouse activity – along with the all-important video and audio recordings that come standard with YouEye.
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Thanks for the coverage Appvita.
I am the founder of YouEye and an experienced product manager of five other startups. AMA (ask me anything).
This definitely brings usability testing to another level as I am sure many businesses will be pleased with the different ways the results are broken down to provide a clearer picture of the tests.