Hi there, @andmilne… I can give you some firsthand feedback because I am one of the 100 unique visitors who spent some amount of time north of the 3.5 minute average poking around your app and didn’t sign up. That being said, you will have to take any feedback I give you with a mountain of salt because I’ve never been able to get any traction on any of the apps (five in total) I’ve built with Bubble, and that includes an app that has literally helped to keep a person alive every day for well over a year by calculating their insulin dosage at every meal. An app doesn’t get much more “mission critical” than that, and nobody other than the person for whom I built the app seems to care. So, again, I don’t know jack about getting people to use apps.
Anyway, the first thought I had when I visited your app is that it’s a classic chicken and egg thing. I wasn’t going to create a poll because nobody is creating and taking polls, but nobody is creating and taking polls because nobody else is creating and taking polls. True, you have some polls there already, but none of them were interesting to me, and with no results appearing, it just looked like dummy data to me. So, maybe seed the heck out of your app with lots of polls across lots of diverse topic areas, and then have everyone you know (i.e., family and friends) answer those polls so at least there is some “real” stuff to look at when people visit for the first time?
Now, even though I mentioned that none of the existing polls were interesting to me, I attempted to answer the “Top 5 Horrible Years in Human History” poll by putting 2020 in all five answer slots because, well, you know, 2020. When I hit the submit button, I wasn’t necessarily expecting to have to create a profile in order to submit my answers. So, maybe consider allowing people to submit answers to polls without having to create a profile? If I am you, I want as many poll results as possible, so I don’t want anything standing in the way of someone submitting results. Also, if I let a visitor submit answers to a few polls, maybe they would be more likely to want to create a profile and submit a poll of their own? And yes, I realize you would get some jerks like me submitting garbage answers, but hopefully that would be a very small minority, and honestly, what difference does it really make?
Okay, so all of the above being said, I actually did click the link to create a free profile, and that’s when I noped out of there for good. There is absolutely no way in hell I am giving up personal information (especially my date of birth) to create a profile for an app I don’t care even the tiniest bit about. And it doesn’t matter if that information is required or not (which is impossible to tell on your form, although I think it is required)… the fact that you are asking for it at all made me close the form without blinking and never look back.
So, there have you it… two cents from a visitor who didn’t sign up for your app. Hope some/any/all of that is at least somewhat helpful, and I wish you the best of luck!