We’ve been busy launching major features (ones that warrant their own blog posts!) over the past few months, hence the lack of Features, Functionality and Fixes announcements.
That said, we’ve made over 690 updates to the Localist Platform since April! We’re always keeping track of some of the more notable “behind the scenes” fixes so you don’t miss them. Here’s what has been pushed live recently:
- Launched Tailgate
- Launched API V2
- Upgraded Localist architecture to Rails 3
- Added utm_source support to all widgets and newsletters
- Added more consistent support for Communities
- Added ability to have individual event feeds go to the Pending queue
- Added a new “Personal Calendar” widget
- Added a Resources page, highlighting Localist best practices.
- Added individual event subscriptions!
- Fixed various recurring event administration bugs
- Fixed various minor administration UI bugs
- Fixed group membership approval issue
- Changed auth methods to be modular per-platform
- Improved efficiency of newsletter delivery
- Improved CSV import efficiency and intelligence
- Improved event type counting speed
Localist powers many college and university calendars, but that’s not all we do. Many of our customers are nonprofits, membership associations, and organizations that focus on bringing people together around common interests, not the common room in a dorm.
A big part of why organizations love Localist is that it is easy for users to login due to our social integration. We have long allowed users to sign in with Facebook, but this wasn’t cutting it for communities with a professional audience.
That’s why, in this month’s Features, Functionality and Fixes roundup, we’re happy to announce that we now support Sign In with LinkedIn, so Localist users can decide which social network they would like to use.
Check out the University of Maryland BioPark’s calendar to see how this feature is helping to connect biotechnologists from around the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area.
That’s not all, of course! Here’s are the other items we’ve recently deployed:
- Added timezone support in iCal feed ingestor
- Added option to open links from a widget in a new window
- Added Photo URL support to Group bulk-uploader
- Added new content to newsletter event objects
- Fixed issue with sub-filters collapsing prematurely
- Fixed date/time display on default newsletter
- Fixed minor IE9 issues
- Fixed issue with Google Calendar subscription links being blocked by Google
- Modified “Buy Tickets” button language to say “Register” if no price is defined
- Modified admin flow after saving changes for groups, communities and newsletters
- Modified filters on search/calendar view to be consistent with homepage view
- Improved automated newsletter generation and delivery
- Improved CSV importer preflight checks
- Improved search indexing for more granular searches
- Updated Facebook Connect login flow to not ask the user for their email address
- Switched infrastructure to new error monitoring for faster time-to-response
Every month, we announce the major Localist Platform features, functionality and fixes that have been deployed recently.
December and January have been relatively light on new feature development, as we’ve been working on internal code for future projects.
Here’s what was pushed live in January:
- Dynamic generation of custom CSV file for event import, with inclusion of custom fields and filters
- Added ability for event imports to be locked to a specific department or group
- Added ability to enable or disable all notifications by default
- Added more robust OrgSync feed support
- Added “Speaking: [event]” functionality to user profile
- Improved Facebook Connect to remove the “on-boarding” step
- Revisited all notification language
- Show anonymous user icons for private event attendees
- “Send Message” button now hidden unless the user’s account is verified
Every month, we announce the major Localist Platform features, functionality and fixes that have been deployed recently. Here’s what was launched in November:
- Added JSON output to our API in preparation for Localist API 2.0.
- Added ability to force event type/group/department assignment on incoming event
- Added support for time zones to the iCal feed importer.
- Added support for platform-specific privacy setting default values.
- Added near/within geographical criteria to API.
- Optimized all platform UI images for better performance.
- Optimized photo cropper algorithm.
- Widgets are now location-aware! Event results can be dynamically sorted based on proximity to the user.
- Cleaned up user settings when user is logged in via single sign-on.
- Event listings can now show their associated type and department below the title. Check Cornell’s calendar for an example.
- Completely redesigned admin newsletter interface for more intuitive content curation.
- Changed event attendee list to show an accurate count, even if users mark their attendance as private.
Every month, we announce the major Localist Platform features, functionality and fixes that have been deployed recently. Here’s what was launched in October:
- Added event taxonomy filters to school homepage by default.
- Added SILK support for mobile layouts.
- Added movie listing feature on Localist for Media platform.
- Added additional field support in CSV template.
- Added ability to enable custom fields on the public event submission form.
- Added ability to sort order of custom fields.
- Fixed an issue where some pages weren’t displaying properly in IE9.
- Tightened Eventbrite “event pull” integration.
- Beefed up the CSV importer to handle more format types, resulting in less manual massaging of data.
- Changed name of “First Load” to “Waterfall.” Explanation here.
This is the first of many monthly blog posts where we announce any major Localist Platform features, functionality and fixes that have been deployed over the past month.
- Language localization on all buttons. For example, “I’m Going” can change to “Save” on your platform.
- Nearby Public Transportation. Dynamically highlight the bus/subway stops nearest to events or places.
- Upgraded to Facebook’s Graph API. This will allow us to do very cool things in the future!
- Eventbrite RSVP sync. We now dynamically pull in events (and their attendee lists) from Eventbrite events.
- Standardized mobile view across all platforms. We revisited the default mobile platform and “normalized” it, allowing for ingestor support and much easier modification at the customer level.
- Added option to allow event submission to all groups from non-group-members.
- Added support for custom fields into the CSV uploader.
- Added additional tag for Google Analytics to track click events across the platform.
- …and, as always, various bug fixes.