March 2020 Release Notes

New Login UI and process

  • New Login Process and UI: We have completely redesigned the account creation and login UI and process in this release to make it simpler and faster. We know it’s critical for attendees and participants. We reduced the number of steps to a minimum.
  • Magic Links: Magic links have been added to the event websites login process to simplify the attendees and participants authentication. It’s a passwordless authentication to facilitate and speed up the authentication and account creation process. The user receives an email with a link and can login directly when clicking on it.

Schedule Improvements

  • Better and Faster Publishing Feature: We put a lot of effort into the last months to design and develop a leaner Publishing model and architecture. The results are here; the publishing is now almost instant even with very large schedules and it provides more control and flexibility with a “Publish now” feature at the session and people session assignments levels.
  • Publish Now: The Session edit dialog box now contains a Save and Publish allowing you to instantly publish a session. There is also the same button for people session assigments.
  • Visible From/Until: “Visible From” and “Visible Until” are two new fields added to the Session edit dialog box. They allow you to control the period during which the session will be visible (Event Website, Mobile App, APIs).
  • Additional Roles: We added a new role category called “Staff”. So now we have three roles categories: Participants (Speakers, Moderators, Performers, etc.), Audience (Attendees, Signed-up, Walk-in, etc.), and Staff (Organizers, Hosts, Volunteers, etc.). In each category we have multiple roles to match as much as possible the languages used by event organizers. The “People” tab of the “Session” detail panel allow you to filter the people grid by category.

Check-in/Scan Improvements

  • New version for the Check-in Mobile App on both iOS and Android: A new version of the check-in app has been released. The priorities of this new version are simplicity and reliability. You can scan QR codes (of badges or tickets) for the event or for a session. The scans will be sent to the server immediately if a wireless connection is available, if not, they will be queued up in a local database and you will be able to send them to the server at a later time. If for speed purposes or if the check-in location has no (or slow) WiFi, you can disable the admissibility validation by clicking on the shield icon in the top right corner. You can send the scans manually to the server, if there are any that are queued up in the local database, by clicking on the sync icon in the top right corner. 
  • New Scans information in Grenadine Event Manager:

Grenadine servers

Grenadine Registrations

  • New timeline for registration steps: During the checkout process a new timeline at the top of the page has been added to indicate how many steps the registration process includes and what is the current step.

Other Improvements

  • New registration APIs.
  • New “external_id” column to the people table.
  • The People grid has been replaced with a new grid in the mass emailing’s add recipients dialog.
  • We now show the registration status on the My Account page
  • There are three new Scheduling conficts reports: staff, participants and audience.