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Appcues

3 Ratings

Chameleon

3 Ratings

Appcues

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Chameleon

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Appcues

Appcues is perfect for in-app messaging and guiding users through completing product actions. They could improve the usability of the product and the overall UX / UI for new users. Their ability to customize a theme is great for an app that needs to setup something very professional quickly. The flows also look beautiful and feel like part of our app. We're glad we chose Appcues, it's just taken us awhile to fully implement it.
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Chameleon

Seems like a great solution for web-based apps and sites when you want to communicate with your users in a fairly lightweight way. Users can "escape" from your guided tours relatively easily. Not sure how it would work for a combined web and mobile experience. Also, if you have a responsive layout, the layout of the guide sometimes breaks - you have to be careful
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Pros

  • Appcues makes the setup process extremely simple. Rather than having to build all of the cues and flows into our app, we simply installed the Appcues code which essentially lays over top our app and allows us to build any new flows we'd like and push them live without having to consult our engineers.
  • Appcues provides a variety of cue options to display to users. There are tooltips, slide outs and full modals. This allows us to target users on different pages without being too invasive.
  • Their targeting and reporting is also superb. We're able to show flows to certain users based on URL paths and other actions they've taken within our app. We can also see some great reports of users who have completed our flows and metrics on where they stopped if they did not complete a flow.
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  • Super easy installation/setup particularly if you use Segment.
  • Improved and relatively easy to learn UI.
  • Great minimal/elegant design of the elements that get displayed to your users.
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Cons

  • We were extremely surprised that there are not any Appcues used in Appcues. The app is pretty easy to use, once you figure out how to use it. There were not any type of tutorials when we logged in that quickly walked through how to setup a flow.
  • Appcues has lots of support articles, however they are almost so numerous that it was hard to find simple onboarding documentation that we found useful.
  • The different tooltips and product actions are great, but being able to customize the different cues a little bit more by changing sizes and aspect ratios could be an improvement.
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  • There are not quite as many interactive elements as I'd like to see, but enough to get the job done.
  • The general editing UI is good, but some of the elements could be easier to discover. You sort of have to trial-and-error your way to success.
  • Documentation is fairly light. If you really want to dig in, you'll find it lacking. Luckily support was awesome and fast.
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Alternatives Considered

Appcues is much more affordable than WalkMe and Pendo from our research. We were previously using Intercom, however Intercom was designed more for purely in-app messaging rather than actually providing flows and cues guiding users throughout an app. We also received lots of complaints from users about Intercom's messaging, which they found to be annoying thus requested to turn off.
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We had some colleagues try to implement WalkMe with their Single page app and it was a disaster getting it to work (it eventually did, mostly). Because we already use Segment, we thought we'd give Chameleon a try and it was very easy. I built my first tour in an hour or two.
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Return on Investment

  • We receive less support tickets from new users because our Appcues flows guide them through completing basic tasks in their account.
  • Customers in our trial accounts and free accounts rarely reach out to our team with setup needs.
  • Customers using our Appcues flows love the experience, which is crucial during the onboarding process -- especially since our user-base can be less technically savvy.
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  • Saved us time/money building extensive documentation.
  • Quicker to implement a few other solutions. We have access to an enterprise product for FREE, but we chose not to use it because implementation was too cumbersome.
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Appcues

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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Chameleon

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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