Friday, May 23, 2008

We've been busy!

It's been a busy month for us here at Coordinatr. We have been working on making Coordinatr more robust which unfortunately means that when we deploy the changes, you don't get to see anything new :-(. However, we just rolled out an update that has a few user-facing features that are worth mentioning!

First, we began an initial redesign of the notifications page. Instead of tons of checkboxes, you'll now see radio buttons which more clearly indicate if you will receive a notification or not. If you haven't checked out the page, take a look at http://coordinatr.com/profile/notifications.

Next, we have some improvements to the events pages. Any URLs you enter in the description of the event or post in a comment will now be displayed as a clickable link. For readability, if the link is long, we chop out the middle when we display it, but clicking on it will still take you to the full URL. Also on the event page, some people experienced an issue when trying to login using the modalbox. This happens when you aren't logged into the site, but get to the event page by clicking on a link in an email. This should now be resolved. Sorry about that one!

Last, but certainly not least, we updated some of the emails and SMS messages. For example, you can now RSVP to an event directly from the Invite email. We're also including the full date and time of the event in the SMS invite messages so that everyone will be able to make an RSVP choice from the initial message.

I know this might seem a bit underwhelming but like I said, we've been making a lot of changes that aren't necessarily visible to you guys and gals. As always, if you have any suggestions or requests, shoot us an email or use the feedback tab on the site.