May System Improvements

Cobot
Jun 06, 2016

We have been extra busy lately here at Cobot. Our guess is that everyone was trying out new software solutions just before the summer break! But here in Berlin the sun is shining, so we have plenty of extra energy!

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Photo by Georg Slickers

Cobot also hit a milestone! this week. All spaces are now officially using the new Cobot backend design! Next stop — reworking the individual sections.

Today we wanted to let you how we have been making Cobot better for you!

May System Improvements:

  • Adding custom Javascript
  • Notification Icons in Activity Feed
  • Added Adjusted Invoice to the Member Feed
  • Next Invoice Amount & Renewal Date Added to Member Profile
  • Rich Text Editing
  • Extended length of Events Sync
  • Limited Beta of our Bisner Integration

Adding custom Javascript

For several years, we have supported adding Custom Javascript onto your Cobot site. You would probably use this for tracking services like Google Analytics or Piwik.

Previously, you needed to email us to add it. But we have reached a critical mass of spaces requesting it — it is now embedded right in Cobot.

If you want more detailed tracking — just go to Customize > Javascript

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Notification Icons in Activity Feed

As part of the admin re-design, we are rethinking the way we present almost everything in Cobot. The first item we have pushed live is icons to identify activity feed messages at a glance.

  • Smiley Face for New Members
  • Document for invoices
  • Bell for charges and payments
  • Calendar for Booking
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Invoice Adjustments added to Activity Feed

You have probably already worked with our support team to troubleshoot exactly the problem occurred. And you probably know that most often it is user error! So we are always looking for ways to make the important activities more transparent. That is why we have now added Invoice Adjustments to the activity feed.

When an invoice is edited, that shows in the member’s feed along with the person who made the edit.

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Next Invoice and Renewal Date

For the sake of transparency, we also two other items to the Member Profile. You will now see at a glance the renewal date and next invoice amount for each member.

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We believe that making the right information available keeps your space running smoother. So consider this an appetizer for how we are approaching the entire ongoing redesign!

Rich Text Editing

This is a short one, but a big help for our not-quite-so tech savvy spaces.

Previously we had a couple different text input methods for the different text areas in Cobot (it used to be Markdown). As part of our standardization — the FAQ section is now Rich Text Editing like most other systems on the internet.

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Extended Event Syncing

We added this just to let you know that we are always working where possible to extend Cobot to meet your needs!

One of our spaces is scheduling their events more than 3 months. So we adjusted our sync up to 6 months for them. We are always paying attention to your requests, and wherever possible, we will add them right into the platform.

Bisner Beta

You know by now that the Bisner Integration is right around the corner…

This month we will be beginning our limited beta with the spaces that have already expressed interest. Another big steps forward towards a public release!

As always please enjoy this update on what’s new in Cobot. We will have another set of improvements ready for you in just 30 days. Until then, enjoy!

Happy Coworking,

Your Cobot Team

Cobot

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