The tchop ChangeLog

This change log gives a short overview about the development of the tchop ecosystem. Latest versions come first. We focus on information that is relevant to clients, editors and administrators using the platform, so we exclude technical stuff and details that are not relevant.

For each release updates are structure in the following technical parts of the platform:

  • tchop backend and the editorial dashboards as well as of
  • the native apps for
    • iOS and
    • Android

Updates regarding the API´s are left out here for reason of simplicity.

Each release and updated is structured into the following sections:

  • Added
  • Changed
  • Deprecated
  • Removed
  • Fixed
  • Security

This makes it much easier to scan the changelog for the type of entries you’re currently interested in.

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Version 2.2.0

Released on July 15th 2020

tchop backend

  • New feature:
  1. Filter option: Now, you can filter cards in a mix based on card type, published/unpublished status and recently created cards.
  • Enhancement:
  1. News letter integration: We have improved news letter integration to make it work reliably. Previously, news letter were skipping details which resulted in broken formatting or missing text.
  2. Comments: We have the improved the performance ands behavior of some action in comment fields (like emojis) for better user experience.
  3. Matched user count on org. dashboard: Now, admin can see the count of user matched the applied filter in the user tab of the org. dashboard. Previously no such info was displayed
  • Bug fixes:
  1. Bug related to blank space beside image on mobile dashboard is not fixed
  2. Bug related to twitter integration creating cards with replies even when ‘with replies’ option was disabled is not fix

tchop app

  • Android

Bug fixes:

  1. Bug related to timestamp incompatibility which were crashing apps in some old devices is not fixed
  2. Bug related to issue with push note token subscription which was preventing few users from receiving push notes is now fixed

Version 2.1.0

Released on June 22nd 2020

tchop backend

  • New feature:
  1. Comment feed: Now user can see all the comment in a mix by visiting the comment feed available at the header of each mix
  • Enhancement:
  1. Mobile dashboard UI: Improved UI of mobile dashboard for better user experience. User can now move at the top by simply clicking top arrow which appears when scrolling down.
  2. Info on clicking expired link: Now, user receive on screen info that the link for resetting password got expired. Previously when the link got expired for forget password, there was no info displayed.
  3. Integration UI: Improved UI of integration connection pages for better user experience.
  4. Default cards when creating new channel: While creating new channel, you get a pre-created set of mixes and cards instead of blank screen
  • Bug fixes:
  1. Bug related to inability to add URL in the iOS mobile dashboard is not fixed.

tchop app

  • Android

Enhancement:

  1. Special characters on welcome screen: Now, we also support special characters (like &,% etc.) on the welcome screen of the app
  2. Maximum character behaviour across app: Now, the behavior of maximum character typing is uniform across the app. User can type only upto maximum characters allowed. Previously, at some places user can type only upto maximum characters allowed and at some places user can type more characters than allowed but later see error message.

Bug fixes:

  1. Bug related to showing disconnected status on chat when user login for the first time is now fixed

Version 2.0.0

Released on June 15th 2020

tchop backend

  • New feature:
  1. Comment pushes: Now user receive pushes when someone replies to their comment or like their comment. User also receives pushes if any user comment on the card created by them.
  • Enhancement:
  1. Copying mix details in read-only mix: Now, curator can also copy mix details like mix headline, intro, image from the source mix while creating read-only mix
  2. Info icon on inactive fields: While creating read-only mixes, some fields can only be controlled via source mix. To communicate the same, we have added info icon on the inactive fields.
  3. Embed links: Now curators can even create embed links out of mix and cards directly from the content tab in the channel dashboard. Previously, embed links can only be created from embed section under developers tab.
  4. Opening mix in mobile dashboard shows 50 last cards. Previously only 20 cards were shown
  5. Email templates were updated with correct text and passwords were removed from the subject line for the email for security reasons.
  6. Maximum media limit that can be added has been increased to 500 MB from 100 MB. Now, you can add video or audio of up-to 500 MB in a single card.
  • Bug fixes:
  1. Bug related to infinity connecting issue on chat tab for some user is fixed.
  2. Bugs related to broken UI on mobile dashboard is now fixed.
  3. Cursor adding to comment and text field automatically when visiting edit mode of card issue is fixed
  4. Text automatically getting translated when google translate is enabled in browser at the time of inline editing issue is now fixed.

tchop app

  • iOS

New feature:

  1. Comment pushes: Now user receive pushes when someone replies to their comment or like their comment. User also receives pushes if any user comment on the card created by them.
  2. Social logins: tchop now allows app user to login with facebook or google. User can also register with their email directly from the app. Note: It is a different version of app. Not all apps will have social logins. Social logins will be only supported based on request.

Enhancement:

  1. Localised wording: There were some missing words like updating feed, updating content etc. which were always shown in english even when the phone was set to German language. Now, those words are localised in the app and will be displayed in German
  2. Add content button in pinned mix: Now, user can add content directly from pinned mix via the add content button available. The Add content button can also be hidden in pinned mix if not needed.

Bug fixes:

  1. Bug related to user avatar in chat for users with no images is fixed. Previously it was showing ‘…’ when user has not set his profile image. Now, instead of ‘…’, the initials of the user name is shown.
  2. Bug related to emoji reactions count in cards is now fixed. Previously the emoji count was not showing the actual number of reactions from all users
  • Android

New feature:

  1. Comment pushes: Now user receive pushes when someone replies to their comment or like their comment. User also receives pushes if any user comment on the card created by them.
  2. Social logins: tchop now allows app user to login with facebook or google. User can also register with their email directly from the app. Note: It is a different version of app. Not all apps will have social logins. Social logins will be only supported based on request.

Enhancement:

  1. App refactoring: The Android apps are refactored with improved code and performance quality. Due to the refactoring sprint, the android apps are now even faster and smoother than before. You will not notice any changes on functionality and UX but the performance of the app in general has been improved
  2. Add content button in pinned mix: Now, user can add content directly from pinned mix via the add content button available. The Add content button can also be hidden in pinned mix if not needed.
  3. Video is scrollable in the detailed view of the video card. Previously the video was stick at the top which covered half the view port in small phones
  4. Android apps can be viewed in landscape mode in Android tablets. Previously Android apps were forced to be viewed in portrait mode in Android tablets.
  5. The bottom bar of the App is localised in both English and German. Previously it was not localised and was always shown in single language.
  6. The timestamp on the cards can now be viewed in relative term (like a moment ago, X days ago etc.) as well as in absolute terms (like 2nd May, 2020). Previously, time stamp on cards were always shown in relative terms.

Version 1.3.0

Released on May 18th 2020

tchop backend

  • New feature
  1. Comment: Now, comment is available in backend. Curators can write, reply or like a comment. Admins can hide a comment so that the comment is not displayed to the other users.
  • Enhancement
  1. Gallery card: Added additional step to open the option to add multiple images to save some space in the view port and improve user experience
  2. Invitation email: Updated invitation email text with correct wordings in German

tchop app

  • iOS:

Enhancement:

  1. Video is scrollable in the detailed view of the video card. Previously the video was stick at the top which covered half the view port in small phones

Bug fixes:

  1. Video keeps playing when user click ‘Back’ button from detailed view issue is now fixed. Now, when you click back button from the detailed view of the video card, the video will stop playing.

Version 1.2.0

Released on May 11th 2020

tchop backend

Enhancement:

  1. Updated invitation emails and notification emails text and design to make it look nicer in different types of email apps in different devices

Version 1.1.0

Released on April 21st 2020

tchop backend

  • New feature
  1. Gallery card: Now, curators can add up-to 10 images in a single card to create gallery card.

    Note: Only updated native apps will support gallery card. Old apps will display gallery card as image card

tchop app

  • iOS:

Enhancement:

  1. Improved spacing in text card when Headline and source is missing.
  2. Improved spacing at the top of comment screen

Bug Fixes:

  1. Fixed the issue with article card where the single word in the last line was ignored which cropped the UI of the emoji reactions.

Version 1.0.0

Released on April 1st 2020

tchop backend

  • New feature:
  1. Podcast integration: User can set up podcast integration out of Apple podcasts. Article cards are created automatically when there is new podcast available in the channel which was connected.
  2. Newsletter integration: User can contact us to set up email newsletter integration. Once setup every incoming newsletter which matches the template automatically creates requested text, image, article or social cards.
  3. Bulk edit: Now admin can perform bulk edit function from organisation dashboard. Admin can select multiple user and add to or remove from channels in bulk.
  • Enhancement:
  1. Adding video and audio via URL: User can create audio and video cards via URL.
    Supported formats are:
    Audio: ALAW, WAV, AIFF, MP3, AAC, OGG (Vorbis), WMAV2, FLAC, ALAC, WMA (Lossless)
    Video: MP4, AVI, MOV and QT (Quicktime formats), FLV and SWF (Flash formats), MKV (matroska format), AVCHD (advanced video coding, high definition), WEBM
  2. Integration pages styling: We updated the font and styling on all the integration pages which were missing before.
  3. New filter option: Admin can now filter users with additional filter options based on department, position.
  4. Implement ‘Notify existing user’ option in channel dashboard: Channel admin can now also decide whether they want to sent a notification email to the existing user or not if they add the user to a new channel. Previously it was only available at organisation dashboard.
  5. Show notification whether the invited user is already registered in tchop DB or not: Admin now gets on screen indication if the user is already registered in tchop database and they will not receive new password
  • Bug fixes:
  1. Sending channel id with standard pushes: before channel id was missing in standard pushes due to which user was not re-directed to the channel from where the push was send on opening the app via push
  2. Fixed typo in code for sending push-note deep-linked with deleted content: before when a user sent the push note deep-linked with content card which was deleted later, user used to see error on opening the app via push
  3. Fixed small teaser in embed: before small teaser in article cards was not showing image in embed iframe
  4. Fixed broken UI in push note and embed tab: before ‘Show more’ button UI was broken

tchop app

  • Android:

New feature:

  1. Gallery card: New version of Android apps will support gallery cards.

Enhancement:

  1. Refreshing content after every 3 mins: Now, app refreshes every 3 mins when the app is running in background so that user can always see updated content.
  2. Ability to hide ‘Edit’ button in the app to prevent user from editing their profile information.
  • iOS

New feature:

  1. Gallery card: New version of iOS apps will support gallery cards.

Enhancement:

  1. Refreshing content after every 3 mins: Now, app refreshes every 3 mins when the app is running in background so that user can always see updated content.
  2. Increased comment typing field tap area for better user experience
  3. Ability to hide ‘Edit’ button in the app to prevent user from editing their profile information.
  4. Adopted to the updated push note structure so that user is directed to the right channel from where the push note is sent