Asked

What do you do when you need to add another form to your project?

Web forms has always been the biggest pain point for me. I don’t want to build a form myself when I build an MVP anymore. All these validations, both client and server side take time and efforts and only thing I want is to have some user input. Applications are numerous: from casual “crowdsourcing” entries to feedback forms. I even started to think of building my own solution, something like “Typeform for indie makers” with all this TF “quiz” functionality put aside, better design and good-looking embedded views. Please tell me I don’t need to do it :D

There is always a market for a better form builder. Forms for Indies - I think this might work. Something specific around coming soon pages, pre-sales, user surveys, etc. It is a different use case, and a niche.

@shakedko, I used this, but their forms simply don't work. They disabled backend or something, but some other makers reported they were not getting answers as well.

To answer your question: I just use Rails' built-in form helpers. It's pretty straight forward building forms like that.

If I need something standalone (e.g. for a product that doesn't have a Rails codebase yet) I use Typeform which works okay for me.

You might want to have a look at https://formkeep.com if you want something in-between Typeform and self-coded.

Sign in to answer 😃