These release notes provide information on the new features, enhancements, resolved escalations, and bug fixes completed in each release for the Milestone card, which is also an Appspace supported card.

Important
For each release, the updates are pushed to the card template in the Library. Cards created prior to the latest release will not receive the latest updates. To get the latest feature or bug fix for this card, the card must be recreated with the latest template.

v 1.4

Release Date: 8 Oct 2021

Improved UI

The following UI improvements have been made to the Milestone card:

  • The Milestone card, originally tagged with the Messaging category in the Appspace Library, will now be tagged under the Communication category.
  • This change will be visible in the Template Type drop-down menu when creating a card in the Appspace Library.

v 1.3

Release Date: 3 Mar 2021

Milestone Card Improvements

The following improvements have been made to the Milestone card:

  • Scrolling animation for names displayed starts 4 seconds after the page loads, and restarts 4 seconds after reaching the end of the scroll, allowing for a better user experience.
  • The Schedule table auto generates an additional row at the end of the table, when all the initial rows of the table is filled with data.
  • The Schedule table has been updated to include the Title column, which allows for customized tiles to be displayed instead of the event type title.
  • The Schedule table has been updated to include the Custom Graphic column, allowing for custom images to be used instead of the default event type image.

Patch Updates

v 1.3.1

Release Date: 16 June 2020

Resolved Bugs
  • ALC-427 – Title column values are missing when data is added via uploading from excel spreadsheet.
  • ALC-152 – Title column values are missing, but displayed during playback, when data is added via uploading from excel spreadsheet.
  • ALC-437 – Milestone card fails to load on UWP devices.
Resolved Escalations
  • AE-6882 – Playlist channel stops responding if Milestone card contains a skipped day.

v 1.2

Release Date: 29 Jan 2021

Updated Card Theme

The following updates have been made to the card theme:

  • The card theme has been updated in the Library with a new design, improving card standardization.
  • The card base theme will not be generated during deployment, as the BaseCardTemplate property has been set to false in the manifest.json file in the card template.
  • The default fonts have been updated to the following:
    • Header text = Poppin font, previously Monserrat.
    • Body text = Roboto font, previously Lato.
  • The card template has been assigned to use the “Culture and Values” as the default content category.
Introducing Card Content Categories

With the introduction of Content Categories in Appspace 8.0 ac.22, all card themes will be assigned with a default content category, allowing organizations to create content, build channels, and target messaging according to workplace communications best practices and internal communication goals.

These content categories can be changed during card creation by the Publisher or Author, as the card theme has been assigned a content category based on the messaging focus. These content categories are defined as follows:

  • Culture & Values – Content that promotes company values and affects the employee experience, to help customers drive company values throughout their organization.
  • Goals & Performance – content that showcases both long- and short-term goals and measurements of performance, to create shared ownership of company goals and drive employee performance.
  • Productivity & Engagement – content with information that keeps the company running, day-to-day, facilitating organizational productivity.
  • Safety & Compliance – content with information that supports employee safety and ensures company compliance with regulatory requirements, to help create a safe environment and promote safe behavior amongst employees.

Users will also be able to view the Content Category for every piece of content within a channel playlist. However, cards created prior to this release will not contain a content category, and will be considered as “Unassigned”.

v 1.1

Release Date: 8 July 2020

The Milestone card content creation workflow and card editing user interface has been updated and streamlined in conjunction with the release of the completely redesigned Library module in Appspace 8.0.

Redesigned Card Editor

The card editor has been updated with a new UI and workflow, which groups key functions and features into tabs and sections for improved user experience, such as:

  • Preview tab – this tab appears only after the content is saved and the editor window is opened. Preview options include ResponsiveResponsive 16:92K4KTabletPhone, or Custom.
  • Edit tab – configure the card layout, message title and summary, logo, background and a featured media/image. Also, depending on card or template type, you may see these additional sections:
    • Design section – includes customized design options for each card type, which includes color palette, background, logo, and style selection options.
    • Configuration section – includes customized configuration options for each card type, such as chart options.
  • Article tab – write the content article, caption, and include a referral link if any.
  • Schedule tab – here you add the content directly to any existing channel, and configure its playback schedule and display properties.
  • Settings tab – in this tab you may add a name for this card, configure its expiry date, add tags, and add a thumbnail image.

New Category and Tags

When creating a card, you now have the option to filter results based on tags and card template categories which are based on card types such as Messaging, Data, Services, Feeds, and Legacy content – to easily find what you need from a huge list of templates available.

v 1.0

Release Date: 27 Mar 2020

Introducing the Milestone card that allows users to enter multiple events with separate messages and scheduled dates into a single card. The Milestone card comes with four pre-configured events, “Congratulations”, “Happy Birthday”, “Work Anniversary”, and “Welcome”. Users can add their own customized events

The following features and customizations are available on the Milestone card:

  • Display milestone events with customized messaging and images.
  • Update events manually or by uploading a .xlsx file, corresponding with the following format and column details:
    • Date: Date of the milestone is selected using the Calendar picker.
    • Name(s): Names for the milesone, multiple names can be entered separated by a comma.
    • Event Type: Event type is selected from a drop-down. The event type name corresponds to the image file name uploaded to the card.
    • Show on: Determines the validity of the milestone, by displaying the milestone on the exact day, only for the week, or month.
    • Summary: Summary text that is displayed under the event title
  • Choose to display each milestone event on a set day, the entire week, or for the whole month.
  • Select default events or upload images (.svg, .png, or .jpg) for other event types. The file name must indicate the event name.
  • Customize the text and text effects for the Title, Summary,  and Name fields.
  • Customize the number of milestone events to display per playback loop.
    Note
    The Milestone card uses a natural duration based on the number of event milestones it plays each time it loads, unless it is overridden by the user The duration value in the channel will not be the natural duration, but rather the default duration for items in the channel. During playback on the App, the card will use a natural duration.
    • Example: A Milestone card with 5 active (valid) milestone events in a day, is set to play only 2 milestones per loop, will result in the following playback configuration:
      • Loop 1: Milestone event 1 and 2.
      • Loop 2: Milestone event 3 and 4.
      • Loop 3: Milestone event 5 and 1.
  • Customize the content color.
  • Customize the background color or add any media.
  • Preview the card display on a selected date.

Refer to Create Milestone Card for more information.

Patch Updates

v 1.0.1

Release Date: 10 Apr 2020

Resolved Bugs
  • ALC-147 – Title incorrectly displayed at the bottom of the screen.
  • ALC-152 – Error generated when uploading .xlsx file with correct column names.
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