Building online forms used to be the bane of web developers. Forms require not only more markup, but a back-end script to process them. Many often require a database. All of which add complexity to building useful forms.
When Wufoo launched a web application in July 2006 that eases the complexity of online forms, many web developers rejoiced (I sure did). In less than a few months, Wufoo is now the first place I turn to build even the simplest of forms.
This week, a competitor entered the space: Icebrrg. While I often think competition is a good idea, Icebrrg offers little ingenuity and appears to be a clone of the services and functionality Wufoo has offered for four months. Even Icebrrg’s pricing model closely resembles Wufoo’s pricing model:
Icebrrg copies Wufoo pricing model
In less than four months, I’ve become a trusted Wufoo user. Until Icebrrg brings something new to the table, I think they deserve a cold chill for simply copying a unique service.