Settings gets a makeover

Today we're really happy to share something we've been working on for months. Our new and improved settings section.

In short it's cleaner, more accessible, easier to navigate and just makes more sense than the old "grid of doom" that forced you to navigate back and forward.

New additions

- Destructive actions like account cancellation and changing leave year are now handled in the Danger Zone (Top Gun soundtrack optional ✈️)

- Public holidays now show you the number of users assigned to a location and the number of days in this calendar year for that location

- The API docs have moved to Integrations

There's a huge number of improvements to text contrast, copy, colours, and accessibility and it's far too much to wrap up in this post. Click around, see how you get on 🙂


🚀 NEW MOBILE APP 🚀 - beta testers wanted!

Hi there,

We've got an entirely new Timetastic mobile app in the final stages of development and need some beta testers, some people keen to see the shiny new app and feedback any issues or problems.

This isn't some minor enhancement to the existing app, this is 100% new. New design, new screens, it's even got dark mode! 👏

It's open to any existing Timetastic user:

I'll share a few screenshots so you get a flavour of what to expect:


Collection of fixes

- We've made the current year/year end clearer on the calendar page to reduce some confusion

- Entering a login code super fast could sometimes trip things up and skip over some numbers. That's sorted now 👍

- Some small improvements around group bookings and the mobile experience

Better Preferences Menu

"My preferences" and "Sign in & security" have joined forces under our new, much clearer Preferences menu:

Now you can change your email notification settings, password, set up 2FA or see your sign ins all from the same place. Much clearer, much easier to scan through and hopefully you'll agree, much easier to use.


Other updates:

- We've also cleaned up an edge case permissions issue where some updates on users wouldn't save properly

- We've opted out of Google's controversial FLoC experiment on our website (see: https://plausible.io/blog/google-floc#what-is-federated-learning-of-cohorts-floc). 


Sign in tweaks

2FA

This one is mostly a result of internal feedback, but if we found it a little annoying at times then perhaps you did too...

We now remember your device/browser after a two-factor authenticated sign in for 30 days, instead of prompting you for the code each and every time you sign in.

Additionally, when inputting your code on a mobile device you should now be offered the numeric keyboard, which will hopefully ease your journey into Timetastic.

First sign in

We've improved the way we record your first sign in to Timetastic as a new user. In rare circumstances we were seeing that users weren't being reported as active, so weren't receiving emails.

Entering login codes on mobile improved

Some improvements to the behaviour of the Login Code screen today:

iOS users can now see the code they've entered, auto tabbing between the fields is fixed and we load the numeric keyboard rather than the full one.

Protip: You can just paste the code straight in to any of the boxes and we'll sort it all out and log you in 👍


New "My Preferences" page

New style Preferences page for you today. Nothing has changed in functionality, but it's more legible and accessible now. Especially on smaller screens.

In the invisible engine compartment of Timetastic we've tidied up some logging.


A couple of fixes

Two things you won't notice, but they all add up 🙂

- Fixed an issue where the book button would be visible if you had a payment screen open on the mobile site.

- Fixed a potential abuse scenario from the Forgot Password page. Hat tip to Kapil for reaching out to us with this one 👍 

Better approval confirmations

Small update when you approve or decline requests 🚦. Now you'll always end up on the Requests page with a confirmation, rather than being bounced straight to the Wallchart 👍.

There's some backend updates and improvements too in this update.

Privacy Update and a bugfix

Fix 

First up we fixed an issue where Slack posts would fail if the public holiday country had multiple public holidays on the same day. 

Improvement 

Second up, big privacy improvement to Timetastic: Following our removal of email trackers a while ago, we've removed Google Analytics from the website, app, blog, help centre and this changelog.

We've moved to a privacy focused analytics app called Plausible.

You can read more about Plausible here: https://plausible.io/ 


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