GoPollGo gives users a way to ask questions through Twitter. The user signs in and asks any question they like. They can share the question, in the form of a poll, on Twitter. GoPollGo gathers the results and compiles them for the user in real time. The application integrates with Twitter seamlessly and includes location reports and segment vote options. User polls can cover anything at all, from current events to technology and brands. Users can ask a question just for fun or gather valuable opinions for marketing or other purposes.Show more screenshots »
GoPollGo was founded in 2009 by Ben Schaechter. GoPollGo was created to offer users a simple, accessible way to gather opinions through Twitter. The company is based in Palo Alto, California and includes the application’s founder Ben Schaechter as well as board members Ram Srinivasan and Allen Morgan. The application underwent a significant update and re-launch on October 9th, 2010. The new design made GoPollGo even more appealing and user friendly. The site currently only supports Twitter but mentions the addition of Facebook widgets in the future.
GoPollGo was acquired by Yahoo! Inc. in May 2013. The service was shutdown after the acquisition and the team of developers joined Yahoo.
GoPollGo has plenty of competition in the realm of online polls. There are a number of applications that allow users to build and send out polls. GoPollGo stands out because the application is so easy to use. A newcomer can quickly learn the application and build their first poll in a matter of seconds. The free access is also appealing and encourages users to create new polls frequently.
The GoPollGo website has a very rich, colorful appearance. The light wood grain background creates a beautiful contrast against the three bar GoPollGo logo found in the upper, left hand corner. Across from the logo, users can find a search tool. The bottom half of the page shifts to show the user the various benefits of GoPollGo and provide access to a clickable map of the United States.
GoPollGo works through Twitter exclusively, so naturally this would make a logical sign in option. Rather than force users to create a second account, GoPollGo offers Twitter log in. Those who do not have a Twitter account will have to create one to use GoPollGo. To begin, the user can click either the blue and white “Sign In with Twitter” button in the upper right hand corner or the orange “Get Started!” button along the left hand side. The following page will appear and ask for the user’s Twitter login information. The user must give GoPollGo permission to access their Twitter account to use the application. The site also mentions adding a Facebook login later on, but that is not yet available.
The cost of GoPollGo is another reason it looks so appealing to many users. Anyone can use GoPollGo for free. There are no subscription fees or other charges for using the application. Users can create polls whenever they like and share them through Twitter. This is a good choice because the application works through Twitter, a free website.
GoPollGo is ideal for users who have a Twitter account, especially those with a long list of contacts already established on Twitter. The application is user friendly and can be utilized to gather all kinds of information. Users can create polls for fun and entertainment or to gather opinions for marketing, public relations or product development.