June fixes & Improvements II

Most of this update is to improve and prepare things for the new mobile app and get us ready for more people to jump into testing it.

Elsewhere in Timetastic:

  • Resetting your password no longer resets your API Key (Sorry to anyone this caught out!)
  • Privacy mode copy is clearer to what the toggles are doing
  • Improvements to Office365 Calendar syncs to reduce the chance of it disconnecting 🤞


June fixes and improvements

We've wrapped up some improvements and fixes throughout Timetastic.

  • In some cases you couldn't remove an email address from a user if they'd been a department boss/approver. Now you can. 👍 
  • Custom public holiday locations with no users assigned are no longer displayed in the public holidays settings 🧹
  • If you had a locked date and a booking on the same day you couldn't cancel the holiday without unlocking the date first. Now you can. ✅
  • In some cases, the wallchart would become unresponsive when clicking a booking with a locked date - that's fixed too. 🛠
  • On mobile, clicking "book time off" on a locked date wouldn't load the book form - now it does. 



Google Workspace & Email Summary improvements 🛠

Hello 👋 

We've got a few fixes and updates going out today. Here's the details:

Email summaries

They now know about daylight savings, so when you set your time to 9am, it'll actually be delivered at 9am all of the time 🙌 not just when the timezones align!

In addition we've made the "who is absent" lookup timezone aware too, so you should get better results if you're offset from UTC by a fair bit...🦘

Google Workspace

Our sync engine has been robustified to handle Google's updates better. The end result is you should see more reliable user syncing and quicker updates in Timetastic. 

Other updates

When cancelling leave we weren't always notifying the person and their boss. That's fixed now, so we notify correctly in this situation.

The settings page had some nips and tucks to styling here and there

Fix: Users can lose their approver

Thanks to some diligent investigation and a perfectly worded support ticket 👍 we identified an issue 🐛 where in some circumstances a user would lose their approver if they then updated their profile. 🙁

In normal Timetastic fashion we robustified the code around user updates, improved our test coverage and have just pushed the fix out.


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

Small bugfix to summary reports

We've fixed an issue with the annual summary reports where in rare circumstances your users would show as having booked nothing of a certain leave type off - when in fact they had.

We promise the next updates will be more exciting.......


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.


Legal updates

Some more updates to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Part of the ongoing process to make them clearer and easier to understand.

Main points to note:

Terms of service

We are switching to more conversational language, removing the stuffiness.

A full rewrite of the Cancellation and Termination section. To get rid of large swathes of unnecessary legalese and clarify that you can cancel anytime, instantly. And that all your data will be deleted from all backups within 14 days.

Privacy policy - 3rd party apps.

We're stepping up privacy and Google Analytics is the first casualty👏. We removed all Google Analytics tracking from the website and app. We won't be feeding their big data machine any longer. 

And with that we've removed Google Inc as a 3rd party data processor.


Thanks, and have a nice weekend :)

Gary


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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