Looks like I took a bit longer getting this list of new features written out for everyone to see.
We’re shooting to deploy the following features by the second week of October:
- web service question type — Sends just the responses from the current page and awaits a single string from a user-defined web service. This new feature alone opens up a world of integration possibilities. Do you need to validate a respondent’s identity against your database? Ask them to enter some digits and then follow that up with a web service question. Need to apply some skip logic based on the answers to several questions and not just a single multiple choice query? The web service question sends all of the respondent’s answers on the current page to your web service.
- pull/poll download interface — Downloading a CSV of all your responses for a given time-period is a completely manual process right now. We’re working on a simple-to-use script that can be accessed with HTTP GET variables specifying the account, time period, and survey so it can be embedded in automation tools.
- global speechrec disable — As cool as speech recognition is, not everyone needs it (as I discussed in my second post ever on this blog). Sometimes shutting it off would simplify things greatly for the survey designer so we’re adding a flag to the survey configuration screen that allows for this.
- pass back audio conversion errors — Our current audio upload interface fails silently if you attempt to upload a file in a format that we don’t recognize. We need to start passing back error information so you can better debug audio recording issues.
- outbound audio recorder convenience tool — Finally, the last thing on our list is a way for our customers to not have to worry about audio formats at all. You’ll be able to go to the survey builder’s audio manager, select the prompt you want to start recording and enter your phone number. Our platform will call you up and guide you through the process of recording prompts.
If we get any of these features done, tested, and deployed early, I’ll be sure to post that news here.