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ChMS - 15th November, 2019
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ChMS
What a week it's been. There have been countless fires burning across Australia the past few weeks, with more weeks to come of this. Fortunately our team have all been safe, although our thoughts and prayers definitely reach out for those affected.
Beta Improvements
To start off with, we've made the following improvements to our existing BETA features:
  • Continued working on setting up automatic assignment of admins in people flows - expect in the next few weeks
  • More improvements to Unavailability
General Improvements
We've made some general improvements to the system this week, including:
  • Improved the pages and posts editor to allow bootstrap row and column classes for divs
Bug Fixes
In addition to the above news, we also fixed the following bugs:
  • Fixed an issue with Service Live not letting people take control
  • Fixed an issue with Self Check-in not letting people check-out
  • Fixed an issue with calendar iFrame embeds not working
  • Fixed an issue with autoschedule creating conflicts when scheduling
ChMS - 8th November, 2019
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improved
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ChMS
A week spent tackling some interesting bugs and facing some new challenges. We're almost finished working on the ability to have People Flows automatically assign step admins to people from form submissions and from other steps as needed.
New Features
We're pleased to announce the following new features have been released this week!
  • Added the ability to duplicate groups
  • Added the ability for primary/spouse in family to specify which family members to submit unavailability for
General Improvements
We've made some general improvements to the system this week, including:
  • Updated UI of Settings -> Account
Bug Fixes
In addition to the above news, we also fixed the following bugs:
  • Fixed an issue with being unable to mass manage songs
  • Fixed an issue with URLs ending with underscores not being shortened correctly
  • Fixed an issue with Settings -> Account not displaying the correct list of timezones
ChMS - 1st November, 2019
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improved
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ChMS
Bit of a fun week this week, lots of mass manage work being done, but also a number of bugs getting fixed.
Behind the Scenes
Behind the scenes, we've been working on the following areas:
  • Finalised backend changes needed to duplicate groups
  • Working on the ability to have people flows automatically assign step admins if a person is unassigned
Stay tuned to hear more about these as part of a future update!
New Features
We're pleased to announce the following new features have been released this week!
  • Ability to mass manage groups in and out of group categories
  • Ability to mass manage songs in and out of song categories
General Improvements
We've made some general improvements to the system this week, including:
  • Wording for Access permission options for Edit and Export for People Views and Reports have been updated
  • Improved code for sending out people flow reminders
  • Improved efficiency of saving and editing people flows
Bug Fixes
In addition to the above news, we also fixed the following bugs:
  • Fixed an issue with parents with archived children appearing in reports they should not be appearing in
  • Fixed an issue with uploading certain RTF files
  • Fixed an issue with duplicating email templates breaking custom from addresses
  • Fixed an issue with the age field incorrectly sorting
  • Fixed an issue with the people search when adding people to groups
  • Fixed a number of issues with autoschedule not handling department scheduling preferences correctly
  • Fixed an issue with swap/replace requests sending out too many emails to the reports to people when these requests were accepted
  • Fixed an issue with submitting unavailability with the date range ending in the next year
Church Apps - October 23rd, 2019
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improved
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Church Apps
Visual Dashboard Changes
  • This week we launched our new analytics platform which allows you to view how often different areas of your app are being used and how many times individual posts (podcasts, videos, blogs, events, etc...) have been viewed.
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To view our new analytics, select the banner at the top of the Analytics section.
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Core Platform Changes
  • Added back-end support for a new feature we will be announcing in the next few weeks.
  • Continued building out deeper support for URL Schemes.
  • Improved support for App Pages.
  • Added more stability for Push Notifications (especially when sending to devices running iOS 13).
ChMS, 18th October, 2019
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improved
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Behind the Scenes
Behind the scenes, we've been working on the following areas:
  • Started work on a new Group Message Notification option for "Every New Message"
  • Started work on the ability to duplicate groups
  • Started work on the ability to mass manage groups and songs in and out of categories
Stay tuned to hear more about these as part of a future update!
General Improvements
We've made some general improvements to the system this week, including:
  • The Demographics and Locations filters will now always appear in check-in for all users, even those locked down
  • Improved consistency of whether the home or mailing address appears in search results and fixed the wrong icon appearing in different scenarios
  • Improved code that handles sending out reminder emails for people flow admins
Bug Fixes
In addition to the above news, we also fixed the following bugs:
  • Fixed an issue with the Embed Media button appearing in Group Category Description text editors when it shouldn't have been appearing
  • Fixed an issue with submitting unavailability as an admin with a start date exactly 1 month in the future
ChMS - 16th October, 2019
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fixed
ChMS
This week has been a little shorter as we've had some public holidays in the ChMS team, but we've still bee continuing our work as always.
Behind the Scenes
Behind the scenes, we've been working on the following areas:
  • The backend for Group Messaging in the mobile app is now entirely completed. Next step is to add this into the mobile app!
  • Continued to work on getting Service Plan elements ready to be added into the Edit Multiple Services Beta
  • Continued work on allowing members to see groups that are open to joining
Stay tuned to hear more about these as part of a future update!
New Features
We're pleased to announce the following new features have been released this week!
  • Added ability to include %sender_name% to automated volunteer request email and sms
  • ICS Calendar Subscriptions now send through Image data for calendar apps that support this field
Bug Fixes
In addition to the above news, we also fixed the following bugs:
  • Fixed an issue with importing financial transactions where the account had an apostrophe in it's name
  • Fixed an issue with Auto-Schedule not handling "Weeks of Month" volunteering preferences correctly
  • Fixed an issue with password reset links not being sent correctly when requested from the mobile app
  • Fixed an issue with the list view of events sending people to the wrong event when clicking a page such as Registration or Invoices & Tickets
  • Fixed an issue with Javascript embedded calendars not displaying the time of events in the correct time format as per account settings
  • Fixed an issue with Group Categories allowing you to save reminder settings with 0 hour reminders
Church Apps - October 16th, 2019
fixed
Church Apps
Over the last week, we have rolled out updates for iOS (v4.4.23) and Android (v4.11.12) which primarily contain bug fixes (most are for changes within iOS 13 which are marked below as specifically for iOS 13). The updates also contain some big upcoming features that we are building into Church Apps which you will be hearing about over the coming weeks.
FIXES
Android - Corrected an issue with linking to native app areas from webpages.
iOS - Added additional stability to the Prayer Wall when the poster's name has odd leading or trailing spacing.
iOS - The iPhone tab bar was picking up iPad styling. This has been corrected (iOS 13).
iOS - The iPhone mini-player was not displaying correctly (iOS 13).
iOS - A small change has been made to push notifications to improve stability (iOS 13).
iOS - Accounts for changes to how location services function on iOS with the new "Allow Once" option (iOS 13).
iOS - Account for changes to how the iPad tab bar frame is handled when the mini-player shows (iOS 13).
iOS - Bible navigation has been updated (iOS 13).
iOS - Thumbnails for events will display correctly on iPad when there is a mixture of events with and without thumbnails.
ChMS - 4th October, 2019
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improved
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ChMS
This week we have been re-organising our Dev team a little bit, and starting to tie up some loose ends on projects we've been working on the past few months.
Behind the Scenes
Behind the scenes, we've been working on the following areas:
  • Continued working on getting Service Plans into Edit Multiple Services BETA
  • Most of the backend changes needed to introduce Group Messaging to the Mobile App have been completed now as well
Stay tuned to hear more about these as part of a future update!
New Features
We're pleased to announce the following new features have been released this week!
  • Added a setting to have the map shown in events disabled by default
General Improvements
We've made some general improvements to the system this week, including:
  • Made improvements to searching for people in admin area check-in to help prevent slow searches
  • Improved code for sending out automated Volunteer Follow Up and Service Reminder notifications
Bug Fixes
In addition to the above news, we also fixed the following bugs:
  • Fixed an issue with the wrong people category name appearing on screen when deleting an individual people category
  • Fixed an issue that prevented some accounts from being able to submit unavailabilities
ChMS, 27th September, 2019
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ChMS
This week saw a few back-end speed improvements in some older areas that were needing some attention.
Behind the Scenes
Behind the scenes, we've been working on the following areas:
  • Made improvements to the code that handles sending of automatic anniversary and birthday messages
  • Made improvements to the code that handles updating members demographics and school grades
  • Almost finalised the backend changes needed for getting Group Messaging into the mobile app
Stay tuned to hear more about these as part of a future update!
New Features
We're pleased to announce the following new features have been released this week!
  • Added the ability to duplicate emails and letter templates
General Improvements
We've made some general improvements to the system this week, including:
  • Introduced a new, more consistent, UI for submitting Unavailability in the Admin and Member area
  • Reduced time taken for the system to save changes to People Flows and People Flow Steps
  • Reduced time taken for the system to process attempting to schedule service teams onto a service
Bug Fixes
In addition to the above news, we also fixed the following bugs:
  • Fixed an issue where the password requirements message always mentioned needing upper/lowercase and alpha-numeric characters
  • Fixed an issue with V1 API calendar/events/getAll endpoint encoding Service Description HTML incorrectly
  • Fixed an issue with Replace requests that were already accepted would not inform people trying to accept them correctly
  • Fixed an issue with email content not being centre aligned correctly
ChMS - 20th September 2019
fixed
improved
ChMS
Another 2-week update due to some time off.
Beta Improvements
To start off with, we've made the following improvements to our existing BETA features:
  • Improved Styling and performance of dragging items in our Edit Multiple Services tool.
  • Implemented automatic email/sms and push notifications when people are scheduled onto a service in our Edit Multiple Services tool.
General Improvements
We've made some general improvements to the system this week, including:
  • Added a link to People Settings when setting up up Grade based Demographic Progression
  • Released a brand new UI for submitting unavailability
  • For EU customers, implemented changes needed to be SCA compliant with event registration.
  • Asset Names no longer appear in the name of events in Member Area Calendar
Bug Fixes
In addition to the above news, we also fixed the following bugs:
  • Fixed an issue with filtering by group category when adding person to a group
  • Fixed an issue with people who have access to Settings -> Formatting were unable to navigate to the page
  • Fixed an issue with validating email addresses with ' inside them correctly
  • Fixed an issue with images not centre aligning in emails correctly
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