Do you remember my tweet from late December where I wrote that I'm working "on a deal with a manufacturer who wants to hear *your* opinions"? Well, sometimes it takes a little bit longer but as you can imagine, there's a lot of work to be done in the background. Nevertheless, we are almost done now and will have an end-user survey online later today. So what is this survey about? Before Christmas I was contacted by one of the major smartphone and tablet manufacturers and asked if I could host an end user survey for them. As a matter of fact, this manufacturer wants to hear your opinions to improve his devices even further because he "doesn't want to build devices for himself but for you, the end user"!
Brilliant, at the moment I heard such a statement I was sold to the idea to work with the manufacturer on the survey and I'm happy that we will go online with the survey later today. All of us, end users, bloggers, media and carriers like to bash manufacturers for certain decisions. But sometimes they don't know it better and instead of bashing them for their decisions, let us help them to shape the future of smartphones and tablets!
Therefore the survey is about user experience and how end users like or dislike certain features. The survey will have up to 15 really shot question which should verify the one or the other manufacturer opinion. This allows all survey participants to direct the manufacturer into the one or the other direction because he's totally open to whatever the final result will be; as long as it is qualified enough. The manufacturer promised me in several discussions that he's taking the result serious and our opinions might make it into future products, who knows!
So stay tuned for more and in the meantime don't forget to tell your friends. The more participate the more impact we can have!
Cheers ~ Arne