One day a week, we dedicate our product development efforts to “little things”; feature requests, or tweaks to the system, that don’t take long to build, but have a positive impact for Localist administrators and audience members.
Our recent “Little Things” focus on streamlining your audience’s experience. Key word? “Redesigned!”
Redesigned User Messages
Messages in Localist are used to handle friend requests, event invitations, and plain old messages, like asking a friend if they’re going to be attending an upcoming event. Over the years, we’ve seen its usage change, so we’ve adapted the design to reflect this. Friend and group requests and invites have been moved (see below), and the overall design reflects more of a “chat” interface than email. The result: very intuitive and quick messaging, with a much simpler interface.
Redesigned User Dashboard / Unified Activity Feed
A completely redesigned user dashboard now allows users to respond to event invitations, friend requests, group membership requests, and see their latest activity, all in one feed. Users can also instantly see the status of any pending event submissions so they aren’t left wondering.
Redesigned Popup Boxes
Modal (pop up) boxes have been updated for more intuitive usage. Additionally, a sign up link has been added to the login form to increase audience engagement. Localist has tons of login options; all the ones you choose will be available from this single login window.
We’re looking for someone to lead our marketing efforts; someone with a keen interest in B2B software who understands the unique challenges and rewards that come with the space. Localist resonates strongly with our customers when they see what Localist can do, but how do we educate them on the problems we solve before they see us?
We value autonomy at Localist. We’re growing quickly, but have lots of opportunity to grow even faster with the leadership of a fantastic Director of Marketing.
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Localist was listed as a time-saving tech tool in Inc. Magazine!
A major vulnerability, known as “Heartbleed,” has been discovered in the technology that powers encryption across the majority of the Internet.
Luckily, Localist was not running the version of the technology that is vulnerable.
We have no evidence of any breach, and all certificate keys should still be considered valid across all Localist calendars.
We’re sure you’ll be hearing more in the news over the coming days about this exploit, but know that all Localist calendars are safe in this matter.
One day a week, we dedicate our development efforts to “little things.” Feature requests, or tweaks to the system, that don’t take long to build, but have a positive impact for Localist administrators or audience members.
This week’s little thing: Event CSV improvements.
- When bulk adding events to Localist, it’s now possible to specify a Group by its name, rather than ID.
- You can now set the visibility of the event in the CSV, so you can upload a batch of “Hidden” events, rather than having to manually flag each event as hidden after it’s been uploaded.
- You can now set the “Allows Reviews” flag in the CSV, so if you want to prevent your audience from reviewing a bunch of events, you can set it in the CSV.
Here’s our story in the Daily Record about what Localist is doing for marketing pros across every industry.