Survs

New Feature: Piping

May 13th, 2014

Today, we’re happy to introduce a helpful new feature called Piping. Available on paid plans, Piping allows you to display an answer from a previous question on a later page. For example, a piped answer could be displayed in a question or as a new answer choice in a follow-up question.

If you ask the participant to choose a favorite color:

1. What is your favorite color?

Red

Green

Blue

You could incorporate the answer into a question asked later in the survey:

2. Please tell us why you like Green best.

Or, if you ask the participant’s name:

1. Please tell us your name.

You could include his or her name in a final “thank you” message:

Thank you for answering our survey Mary!

How to Add Piping

Piping can be used to pull answers from the following question types:

  • Multiple Choice – Single answer
  • Multiple Choice – List
  • Open Text – Single line
  • Open Text – Paragraph

Selected, or piped, text can be displayed within these survey elements:

  • Question titles
  • Answer choices
  • Headings and paragraphs
  • A “thank you” message

Remember, in order to add piping, the piped text must be inserted below its original placement, in a later page of the survey. For example, to display text for question one, simply insert [Q1] in the text of a later question, answer choice, paragraph, or message.

We hope you enjoy this new feature! As always, if you have any questions or feedback, please email us at: support@survs.com.

New: Email Notifications, Better HTML Channel

May 5th, 2014

We’re excited to share three new features we’ve been working on over the past few weeks.

Email Notifications

You can now subscribe to email notifications for new survey responses. Once subscribed, you will receive a daily email digest with a summary only when there are new responses. Sign up for notifications via the survey Settings page by activating the Email Notifications option.

Better HTML Embed Channel

We’ve made improvements to the HTML Embed channel. When embedding the survey into your website or blog, you can now choose from the following options:

  • Auto resize – Adapts the frame height to the survey height.
  • Transparent background – Sets the survey background transparent.
  • Hide header – Hides the survey header.
  • Full width – Removes the survey margins, making the frame full width.

HTML Text Formatting

You can now add basic HTML tags to create links as well as embolden, italicize, and underline text within the survey.

New: Survs introduces 18 additional languages!

January 15th, 2014

Now, it’s even easier for people around the world to create surveys with Survs. Starting today, you can create surveys in 18 additional languages, along with the 11 languages already supported. The newly available survey languages are: Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Finnish, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Swedish, Tagalog, Thai, Turkish, and Vietnamese. The other available languages are: Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.

If your language is not one of the 29 available, you can still create your own using the Language Editor. To do so, simply enter the survey Settings page and click the Edit link next to the Language menu.

As always, we love to hear from our users. If you have any questions or suggestions, you can write to us at: support@survs.com