Create Poll’s On Your iPhone With Polar

If you’re a fan of polls and online surveys then I’d recommend you pop over to the app store and check out Polar, a new app which has been launched by Input Factory. The app provides users with an easy way to create and share photo polls with users and  can be easily shared across most popular social networks.

In this post we will show you how to create polls, share them with your friends and monitor the results all from within the mobile app.

Getting Started

To get started with the app all you have to do is create a profile which is very simple to set up. Just click on join and you will be asked to fill out a short form that includes your username and email address. Once this has been completed you will be sent a verification email.

Once you have created your profile you can upload a picture, add your location and create a shot bio other users will see when they click on your photo. You photo will appear on the polls that you create, you can also check other people profiles by clicking on the profile picture that appears in the right hand corner of every poll.

Voting & Leaving Comments

To view polls you first have to click on the home tab, you will then have the option to scroll through the most popular polls, new polls that have be created since your last visit, and that polls that you chosen to follow. To cast your vote all you have to do is tap the section of the poll that you agree with and to leave a comment just click on the comment option at the bottom of each poll, this will then bring up the input screen for you to leave your comment. You can also share polls created by other users by clicking on the more option.

Creating & Sharing Poll’s

To create a new poll all you have to do is tap the create button, this can be found on the navigation bar at the bottom of the screen. You are then provided with a blank poll where you can add a title, photos and change default text which is current set at “Yes” & “No” these can be edited by tapping on the screen.

When adding photos to your poll you have two options, you can either add these from your camera roll or you can search for images online using the apps built in search feature. To add a photo all you have to do is tap on the image. If you only add one image it will be scaled to fit the image box, if you decide to use two images then you have the option to scale drag these to fit.

Once you have created a poll you have a various sharing options available  including, Facebook, Twitter, and SMS. You also have the option to create a direct link allowing you to share the poll manually.

Results

Once you have created your poll you can easily track the how may people have voted by clicking on the results tab, once in the tab you can then click on the poll and see who has voted, you will also be provided with the results of the polls that you have left a vote on.

Conclusion

If you enjoy creating and taking part in online polls then this is the app for you. Polar is a beautifully designed app and really shows off how polished some iOS apps can be. The app and has been well thought out by the iPhone app developers, making it a feature rich, fun experience, that many of the other poll apps available in the app store are currently missing.

Another great feature is that polls aren’t restricted just to the app, if you share a link this can be opened in any browser which opens the app up to a much wider audience, making it a very useful tool for gathering opinions and feedback from across the web, something I could see many businesses and brands utilising for customer insights and feedback .

If you enjoy creating and taking part in polls then I give Polar the thumbs up, happy polling :)

Matthew Marley

Matthew Marley is a SEO specialist from Glasgow Scotland with a passion for the web and emerging technologies. With over 9 years experience Matthew specialises in SEO and has worked with some of the worlds biggest brands.

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