We completely rewrote our iOS Participate app! You can expect our signature simple and intuitive participant experience but with additional powerful features for your research. It's available in the App Store for iOS devices.

What's new? 

  • Improved reliability and performance

  • Record everything across the iPhone: native apps, mobile sites, and homescreen

  • In-person mode

  • More details available on our blog announcement!

Improved reliability and performance
We achieved our highest objective, to bring our users the most reliable and best-performing mobile testing experience available. This release was engineered from scratch with all of your feedback at the heart of it.

We've also improved performance to make sure you can use the app with heavy prototypes, without reducing the performance of the device or draining the battery.

Systemwide recording, no development time needed
You can now test and record across the entirety of your participant's iOS device during the session. Test flows between apps, web pages, social media etc. See what is happening when your participant navigates outside of Participate - without having to install an SDK. 

For URL-published prototypes or mobile web sites, you will be able to capture screen, touches, camera and audio. If testing a live app, screen and voice are continuously recorded, while camera and touches are limited once the user leaves the Participate app. While we work to reduce this iOS limitation, you can rely on screen and voice, as the participant navigates the iOS device with the app in the background. 

The Lookback SDK for iOS is no longer supported and will stop working in early 2020.
This change is part of ongoing product improvements to enable systemwide capabilities in our Participate for iOS app. So if you have the SDK, you'll need to remove the SDK and set up a new project or un-configure your current SDK project. 

In-person mode right in the app
Moderators can now generate In-person QR codes in the project dashboard and use them to start an in-person test directly from the mobile device - on the fly! No more cables or links. Just download Participate, scan the QR image, and follow the flow. 

Check out our blog post about it here. App Store download link here.

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