New Feature Alert: Introducing embedded Instruqt interactive sandboxes
by Niels van Doorn
13 August, 2019 - 3 minute read
For weeks my colleagues and I have been cooking up a new feature for you and I am happy to be the one who gets to share it with you!
Today, we’re proud to announce...
Instruqt is Now Embeddable 🎉
We’re excited to launch this feature and do our part to help companies and tech professional super-charge their documentation! You can play around with the UI, Terminal, and Editor with ease.
With embedded Instruqt, you now can showcase your product without forcing your users to leave the page. How can you do this? We’ve made it very easy. All you have to do is add an HTML snippet to your page. That’s it! Now you can take full advantage of this feature. Embed an interactive sandbox tutorial on your website or documentation page to increase your customer engagement and adoption. Customer success, Support pages, a live demo of your tech on your website, or even an assessment for potential candidates - the sky is the limit!
As part of our on-going market research, we've been attending important tech conferences to try and understand what people need so we can develop the right features. For the Learning Priorities survey, we collected 167 submissions from tech professionals on-site at ContainerDays in Hamburg and GOTO in Amsterdam. You can see the full survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/stories/SM-N8NXM8JV
Question 6 asks people to categorize different ways of learning something new by how fun and effective they are. As you can see, over 60% feel that documentation is not fun but effective. While 20% feel that documentation is not effective. This is a clear sign that there is something critically flawed in standard way documentation is produced and consumed. Notice, in contrast, almost 90% believe a hands-on lab is a fun & effective way to learn something new, with less than 10% that believe it is not effective.
If we put 1 + 1 together, you have to conclude that adding hands-on labs to documentation will help make documentation more fun and effective. That's why we prioritized delivering this feature.
As a developer of Instruqt interactive sandboxes, you will gain insights into how people are working with the software. Understand where people are experiencing problems. Identify which product functions perform well and which can be improved. Use Instruqt insights as a tool to measure your customers’ user experience. To find out more, you can dive into our documentation: https://docs.instruqt.com/#embedding-tracks
We have built a special demo just for this blog. Go ahead and try it out for yourself!
Let us know what you think!
We hope you are as excited as we are about this new functionality! We are curious to know what you think and how you could use embedded to reach your goals.