Conduct your own TV-show style voting call. Pollcast allows you to conduct polls and surveys over SMS. You just set up questions and possible answers. Then your phone counts votes as they come, and plots the results. Anyone who has a phone can participate in your surveys.
You can either conduct public polls in which everyone can participate, or closed group polls, for which you select specific people from your contacts. In either case, each person can only vote once for each poll. For private polls you can announce the questions to all members using text messaging.
Pollcast also keeps a history of your past polls, so you can modify them, review the results, or re-conduct them. You can even have multiple polls active simultaneously, in which case participants of each poll should type a "prefix" corresponding to that specific poll, in their text messages. This prefix is also selected by you.
By buying the premium version, you get access to the following features:
- Export CSV (for Excel): If you are not satisfied with just bar plots and vote counts, analyse the data the way you want.
- Closed group polling, and SMS announcements: If you do not wish to receive votes from everyone that texts you, this feature enables you to have a white-list. You can also announce all the people in the list, with poll questions.
- Multiple polls
- Multiple questions per poll: Have your participants answer several questions in a single text message.
If you are unsure about this purchase, or if you don't need the premium features for the moment, download the free version first!
Note: Keeping both the premium and the free version together causes no harm as they work independently. But it might be more convenient to remove the free version once you buy this one.
6/28/2012: There will be no updates until next month since we are currently busy working on our new app. But we are aware of some crash situations and problems. These problems will be addressed within the next month, and will be deployed as an update, along with some changes to the user interface. We appreciate your patience and understanding.
Meanwhile, please send your suggestions and/or bug reports to [email protected]
to help us improve Pollcast.
Poll controls became more intuitive and easier to use.
You can now duplicate polls, which saves you time when creating a poll with similar set of questions.