Influenceapp.com is a service that cuts through the guesswork by having accurate feedbacks on your design which basically gives you the capacity to “influence” the conversation concerning your work. Then, you can have critiques that can actually help you with your designs.
As of the moment, Influence is in private release which means you can only sign up by submitting a request at their site. Nevertheless, they’re very eager to get early adopters try out the app and perhaps give them some advice about their projects. You can easily test this with the help of some sample presos to have the know- how on getting actionable feedbacks. In a nutshell, Influence just works like Zurb’s Reel app, an online presentation- sharing, coupled with Spur, but only designed for photos.
To get the right feedback for your designs, Influence is there to assist you with all the work to do. So if your currently designing a new tablet- centric website, or a mobile app, you shoul let your reviewers know what it’s for. Instead of only adding some sketches or screenshots of your new app or site, you can present it to it right context to make reviewers have a better judgment. However, if you are not designing an app or a site, you can always use Influence’s computer design mode to present a full- sized photos of your design.
Aside from giving you a great way to get feedbacks, Influence is also a good tool that could be used for various reasons. You could use it in presentation- like reports and see which slide gets the most number of negative feedback. Through this, design will target real audience while iterating those negative comments. Second, you could also try out some small changes on your design to know if they ever get noticed. You could also use it know some feedbacks directly over the phone from colleagues and controlling the presentation at the same time.