Appspace Employee App 8.x Release Notes for Mobile

These release notes provide information on the new features, newly supported OS, enhancements, resolved escalations, and bug fixes completed in every major, minor, and patch, release of the Appspace Employee App for mobile devices, version 8.x.

Note
If you’re looking for release notes for Appspace App for purpose-built industry-standard devices or Appspace for Devices on Android and iOS tablets, refer to Appspace App 2.x Release Notes for Devices & Built-In Apps.

11 May 2024, Saturday

Employee App for Mobile 8.56

This build is automatically repackaged with Appspace 8.6-ac.4

NEW FEATURES & IMPROVEMENTS

Features Description Impact/Outcome
Communities UI Improvements The Communities module has been improved in the Employee App for mobile. The layout, spacing, and size of UI elements have been adjusted to make the interface easier to read and navigate.

11 May 2024, Saturday

Employee App for Mobile 8.55

This build is automatically repackaged with Appspace 8.6-ac.3

NEW FEATURES & IMPROVEMENTS

Features Description Impact/Outcome
Multiple Authors for Stories and Pages Stories and Pages now allow for multiple authors, allowing co-authoring when writing articles in the Employee App.

Authors can be added or removed to a story or page in Settings > Authors.

Employee App for Mobile 8.53

This release is repackaged with the Appspace Aquarius build 8.6-ac.1, which introduces significant new features and improvements.

NEW FEATURES

Features Description Impact/Outcome
Surface Sensor Information Experience a new dimension of workspace reservation with the Surface Sensor Information feature. This innovative integration with surface sensors captures crucial environmental data, enriching the workspace reservation experience with insights into noise levels, light levels, temperature, and more.
Communities on the Employee App for Mobile Introducing Communities on the Employee App for mobile, a significant leap forward within our Employee App platform, transforming the way employees collaborate, connect, share insights, and engage in meaningful discussions.

Communities enhances the overall digital workplace experience, aligning with efforts to integrate features from our Intranet product, offering a more rounded and dynamic platform that supports various forms of workplace communications, while addressing the need for user-driven collaboration spaces.

Key Community Features:

  • Community View: Gain insights into each community’s purpose and activities and stay updated with real-time posts and activities.
  • Seamless Navigation: Effortlessly browse and find Stories, Pages, Events, Files, and all shared content specific to a community.
  • Join and Network: Easily join communities aligned with interests or professional needs, invite colleagues to enhance community growth, and interaction.
  • Community Types: Choose between Public Communities for broad participation or Private Communities for focused group discussions.
  • Content Sharing and Creation: Share quick updates to spark discussions and collaboration within communities.
  • Community Membership Visibility: Discover who is part of each community, making it easier to connect and collaborate.

NEW IMPROVEMENTS

Improvements Description Impact/Outcome
Streamlined Visitor Invitation Workflow Organizations utilizing both Space Reservations and Visitor Management may now invite both employees and visitors within a single Streamlined Visitor Invitation Workflow, without having to toggle between separate systems or enter duplicate information. This workflow ensures a cohesive and unified experience for organizers by simplifying the process of organizing workplace meetings.

Invitations are synchronized between both Space Reservations and Visitor Management, allowing any changes made to the reservation event or attendees to be automatically reflected on both sides, guaranteeing consistency and accuracy throughout the process.

Simplified Event RSVP buttons The RSVP option for events has been adjusted. The Going and Not Going buttons have been changed to Attend or Attending.

18 Mar 2024, Monday

Employee App for Mobile 8.52

This build is automatically repackaged with Appspace 8.5-ac.6

Important
Users logged in will be redirected to the login page, and will be required to re-login again. This is an expected behavior due to rolling back the secure storage fix, wiping out the login details during its process.

NEW FEATURES & IMPROVEMENTS

Features Description Impact/Outcome
Supported File Types Word file formats (.doc and .docx) are now supported on the Employee App, allowing employees to upload these documents within a User Post and Event Post.

26 Feb 2024, Monday

Employee App for Mobile 8.50

This build is automatically repackaged with Appspace 8.5-ac.4

NEW FEATURES & IMPROVEMENTS

Features Description Impact/Outcome
App Language Localization The following additional languages are now supported:

  • Czech
  • Slovak
  • Dutch
  • Turkish
  • Thai
  • Portuguese

Patch Updates

App 8.50.1

Release Date: 5 Mar 2024

This build is automatically repackaged with Appspace 8.5-ac.5

NEW FEATURES & IMPROVEMENTS

Features Description Impact/Outcome
Disable In-App Browser for External Links Account Owners may disable the in-app browser for the Employee App on mobile devices, ensuring external links are launched from the default system web browser for enhanced security measures.

This setting is configurable under Settings > App Configuration > Settings within the Appspace console

The Disable In-App Browser for iOS and Android native applications option is located under Settings > App Configuration > Settings on the Appspace console.

3 Feb 2024, Saturday

Employee App for Mobile 8.49

NEW FEATURES & IMPROVEMENTS

Features Description Impact/Outcome
Notification Improvements When receiving Push Notifications on the Employee App, users are directed to the relevant section of the Employee App that is associated with the notification.

This ensures users are able to fully comprehend the context of the notification while taking the necessary actions.

19 Jan 2024, Friday

Employee App for Mobile 8.48

NEW FEATURES & IMPROVEMENTS

Features Description Impact/Outcome
Automate Console Packaging The Employee App for mobile bundling process has been simplified allowing it to be automatically bundled and built during the Appspace console release build.

This ensures Employee App features and updates that are released within Appspace cloud are quickly available on the Employee App for mobile.

The Appspace Employee App for Mobile takes on a new versioning numbering, aligning with the Appspace cloud release.