SurveyMonkey, the leader in web-based survey solutions, today announced the acquisition of Infinity Box Inc., the makers of Wufoo, a web application to create online forms. As part of the transaction, the entire Wufoo team will relocate to Palo Alto to join the combined company and help fuel SurveyMonkey’s continuing growth. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed but several sources peg the acquisition at around the $ 35 million. This is one that is very close to our hearts because we use Wufoo to power our contact forms on most of our sites, it’s very customizable, easy to use and doesn’t really add any additional load on your server. For sites like ours that run WordPress it would be easy to just download another plugin for this function, but Wufoo allows you to deliver several different robust forms and delivery them to your site in a way that is so natural and responsive that folks wouldn’t guess it’s not natively installed on the server.
Wufoo was created in 2006 to provide an easy and efficient process for creating online forms. The application’s HTML form builder automatically builds the database, backend and scripts needed to collect and understand data so users can create surveys, contact forms, registrations and other forms without writing code. In addition, customers frequently use Wufoo’s forms to process online transactions. With Wufoo, a process that previously required hours of work by web developers can now be done by anyone with web access in a matter of minutes.
Take our word for it Wufoo is awesome, give it a try. My only concern on the deal is that I hope they don’t get rid of Wufoo’s free offerings. For smaller sites it’s the perfect solution for their online form needs. We highly recommend Wufoo and hope you try it.