I am thrilled with the concept that the Antvotinator -- a plugin-app which creates polls in Facebook -- promotes and supposedly can do.
I see the vendor / owner (Oz) as a good software creator and marketer. I am on his list because I trust his marketing strategies and how he tries to simplify things.
I have purchased the basic version of AntV, not the developer's one.
AntV claims that with it, given that you have every requirement in place, you may be able to create a poll, with customizations like choosing images, set up how voters' choices lead to specific pages, tracking, and others.
I have gone through the recommended set-up or installation. AntV needs ioncube loader and it is a good thing that I have an experience with this (from a bonus of another product package I purchased earlier). AntV also needs SSL installed in a domain, and I have also implemented this.
In my honest opinion, involving ioncube and SSL are not things that many beginners may be able to accomplish. But as I am aware I am farther away from being a beginner, as a marketer I want to be able to implement what I believe will add to or simplify my own methods. That is why I need to "just learn enough" so I can actually test my tweaks. (And because of that, I even received "recommendations" via Linkedin that I know Web Development, when in reality I only wanted to cover the aspects touching SEO.)
Now, my real concern is, the AntVotinator is not working, at least for me, aside from creating the polls and having them posted to Facebook. I also want the tracking, the voting limits, the customization of looks i.e. uploading images -- alas, I have not enjoyed these functions / features.
It has been more than a week already, and the support is good enough for me, being able to reply to my emails within 24- to 48-hour periods.
I am reaching out here publicly, in the hope that some other customers of AntV are able to use it with all the promised functions working properly. I do not really fancy requesting refunds, but as it stands I am inclined to this because that is the last resort when the promises are not met.
Thanks for your honest feedback..!
~ Jayson Guevarra