Thinking about starting this tool project. Would love to hear your thoughts.
The idea is a Chrome extension that sits in the background and records all the page contents that you see. It would record all the HTML / DOM / events, and then you could playback or share a recording later.
A big use case would be web dev testing. If someone on the team is using the site, and they see an issue or something that needs attention, they can share their recording. It would save everyone a ton of time trying to figure out the repro steps.
There’s a lot of video-based recording extensions out there (like Loom) but it seems like the weakness with those is that you have to actually be recording. If you’re not expecting an issue then you might need to do it twice to capture a recording of it.
Another diff is that instead of playing back video, the approach I’m looking at would reproduce the original web page DOM, which would include a lot more debugging information.
- Would you actually use an extension like that?
- Are you using any page recording tools right now? If not why? if yes, are you happy with the one you’re using?
- If you’re already using page recording, do you typically start recording as soon as you start testing, or do you want till you see a bug and then go back to capture a recording of it?