Introducing Navflow

As some of you may know we have been hinting at something new over the last couple of weeks. Not a new feature or a redesign but an entirely new app, and today I am happy to announce that the fruit of our labour is launching under the moniker of navflow.

With navflow we believe we have created a novel approach to testing how people navigate websites and applications. The traditional approach to running usability tests of this nature has mostly involved the testing of live interfaces. While this is a perfectly valid means of gaining valuable user insight, implementing design changes can be prohibitively costly and difficult to implement once a website or application is live.

Our solution was to move testing into the design phase and give designers tools that allow them to run user analysis using mock ups and wire frames. This approach has proven to be very successful on with almost a thousand people participating in and creating tests every day. For navflow we wanted to take design phase testing even further and let designers see how users navigate their designs without needing to build them first. To that effect we have built a testing platform that takes a series of images and creates a conversion funnel from it. The designer is responsible for highlighting areas of the image that result in successful conversions and we allow successful clicks to proceed along the funnel.

Navflow is currently in beta and open to registrations, however new accounts will need to be activated in batches in order for us to stay on top of any bugs or other issues that may arise with a new launch. Bear in mind that this is a beta and so may still be a little rough around the edges, we will be working hard over the coming weeks to get everything up to scratch. We are eager to hear your thoughts so please send any bug reports, feedback or even praise to [email protected]

And so with that, happy testing!

Angry Monkeys is hiring!

Good news everybody, Angry Monkeys is hiring!

The last few months have been a crazy time for Angry Monkeys, so much so that we’re seriously considering a name change to Crazy Monkeys. We've been so focused on doing paid work; we've completely forgotten to work on our own projects. We have a number of world-changing web solutions on the go, but just haven't had the time to get them over the line. Heck, we still haven't gotten around to building our own website! This is making our Angry Monkeys even angrier! So, what to do? Get more Monkeys of course!

We're looking for talented, enthusiastic, experienced developers with a keen sense of what makes the web tick. Being a small company (well, there is only me), the role involves a whole lot of responsibility, and a whole lot of opportunity. This is a chance to get on at the ground floor of company that is truly going places (we’re actually on the 13th floor for the superstitious). Most importantly, it is a chance to control the direction of your own future.

We won't be offering a whole heap of cash to the successful applicant, because if that is what drives you, then you don't have what we need. We need someone whose passion is developing cutting edge web applications and technical solutions to some pretty scary problems. We need someone with uber .NET experience, extreme JavaScript knowledge, top notch SQL Server design and development skills, and a heap of prior web development projects up their sleeve. PHP, Flash, Photoshop and Bow hunting skills are a bonus. We can offer ultra-flexible working hours, the opportunity to work from home or from the office when you choose, your own computer with big-ass LCDs and most of all; that warm fuzzy feeling you get from making a real difference.

All applicants will need to display a passion for web development, be able to demonstrate the ability to create cutting edge web applications, self-learn and most importantly, have a serious commitment to quality. We don’t create half-assed solution, and “hacks” are definitely out.

Please apply via e-mail to [email protected] including resume, examples of work and references.