Milestone Card Release Notes

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.

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.