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UFeedMeBack

Feedback Community for Web Design


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Published 04/17/2012 and rated Ratingstars2 2 out of 5 stars
by Robyn Valenzuela
What can you use the app for?

UFeedMeBack is a community made for designers by a designer. They understand how important it is to get feedback and direction from trusted sources when creating a web or application design. Thus, UFeedMeBack was formulated to help designers not only produce their projects, but also for well-known and trusted sources to be able to make a little money on the side by offering their advice. Through the UFeedMeBack community, designers can post a prototype of their project. They can either make the design public to get direction from the masses, or they can choose to send a feedback invitation to a selected few. Feedbackers can assign a rate for providing feedback and UFeedMeBack manages the payment to and from the designer. Therefore, established and esteemed designers may find UFeedMeBack to be a nice source of extra income for them. Also UFeedMeBack is a growing community of designers where they can correspond with and communicate with each other. Users can also vote for their favorite designers and these designers can gain credibility through the voting system.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

As of March 2012, UFeedMeBack was in its Beta form online. UFeedMeBack got its start online in 2011 and was designed by Fran Melo. In 2012, there were 20 "Feedbackers" on the UFeedMeBack system and a growing list of users. Since the application is relatively new, there is little more about its origins available online. UFeedMeBack has its offices out of Dallas, Texas.

What are the differences to other apps?

UFeedMeBack is similar to applications such as Dribble, Flickr, Forrst and Behance. In fact, the developers of UFeedMeBack admit that Dribble is a source of much inspiration for them. However, they insist that UFeedMeBack is especially geared towards lesser-known designers to solicit feedback from established and esteemed designers.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

As of March 2012, UFeedMeBack was in its Beta form for development. UFeedMeBack is well designed and the theme is unique using a greyscale with orange elements. The homepage displays clips of the various projects and "Feedbackers" features on the site. For designers who are looking to obtain feedback through the UFeedMeBack system will need to apply. UFeedMeBack explains that this is the maintain the integrity and quality of projects on its site. This may seem challenging or deter many would-be users since they want to be judged by the Feedbackers and not just denied access to the site all together.

How does the registration process work?

Again, new users will need to apply for access to the UFeedMeBack system. This is at least the case as it stands today in its beta mode. To apply a user would provide their first and last name, an email address, a link to their online portfolio of work, a Twitter ID, specialty and finally a description of the scope of their work and talent. Users can usually expect a decision on whether they are accepted into this community within 24-48 hours.

What does it cost to use the application?

Signing up for UFeedMeBack is completely free. There is, however, a $2 fee for each design submission, plus whatever the feedbackers charge. Each feedbacker will be able to determine their own price per feedback (where else will their coffee money come from?). UFeedMeBack uses a credit system to facilitate your usage. Every transfer is safely made via PayPal.

Who would you recommend the application to?

UFeedMeBack is a solid idea for confident and experienced designers who want to engage in a community of other experienced and talented designers. It seems like a bit of a elite group and amateur or beginning designers may be screened out based on their limited portfolio or quality of their work.

  • Web designers can submit their project to the UFeedMeBack community.
  • Designers can then solicit specific feedback from designers who they pick
  • Feedbackers can earn money by charging a fee to review projects
  • Designs are kept private when requested to protect the project


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