Tuesday, April 18th, 2006
If you’ve ever wanted to just sit someone down and show them how to get to a certain section/feature on your site but couldn’t, you might be in luck. There’s a free service that’s offered to record the movements that you make on a page and play them back to anyone with the right URL – Tapefailure.com.
TAPEFAILURE is a â€œhistory recording tool.â€? What this means is that anyone can record a browsing session using TAPEFAILUREâ€™s recorder, then save it, and share it with others. Each recorded session can be played back virtually perfectly through our playback tool; as long as you know the tape ID or have a link, you can view your recorded session over and over again.
The site is designed for simplicity, and has a familiar browsing interface to make recording a snap. It’s as easy as loading the page, and hitting the “record” button at the top. It saves what you’ve done/clicked on/scrolled to to their servers via an Ajax connection and passes back a playback URL. The playback is a real-time representation of what you previously recorded, right down to the page load times.
Posted by Chris Cornutt at 3:43 pm