Release Notes

1.12.9

Released September 15, 2020

Action Cards are still improving! Can’t stop, won’t stop. Now your Action Cards can be worth points! What do these points get you? Well that’s up to your campaign. But you know you want ’em.

Plus, the Network screen has gotten way more powerful with quick filtering and type-to-filter.

For Users

New
  • Action Card Points. Look for the new marker on the Action Cards on your home screen to see if they’re worth points! When you check them off, those sweet sweet points are yours! We’ve also tweaked the design of pinned cards.
  • Action Points Leaderboard. Now that you can earn points, you also need a way to track them. Check out the new Action Cards leaderboard on the Rankings screen to compete for the most points.
  • Network Screen Filtering. Ever had that thing happen where you’ve got so many people in your Reach Network that it’s hard to keep track of them all? We know the feeling. Luckily, you can now filter your Network screen by relationship type, tag, or even typing the name you’re looking for!
Improved
  • Contact Import improvements. It is now much faster and smoother to leave contact import mid-way through and pick up later where you left off. Reach will remember your work and make it snappy to resume. There’s also now a close button on the Contact Import match list screen to help you leave and come back later.
  • If you’re offline and you un-check an Action Card, it will appear properly sorted by date back in your Action Feed.
  • Toggle Switch accessibility styling is easier to see.
  • On desktop, Home screen tabs will huge the middle and look better rather than spreading way out on that big screen of yours.
  • If Contact Import search times out (and we sure hope it doesn’t), Reach will give you more information and a smoother experience.
  • Filter settings from the Search Refine screen and the Network screen are now better remembered between many campaigns.
Fixed
  • A little bit of ugly had crept into the otherwise gorgeous action card animation from feed view to details view. That’s gone.
  • It was possible to save changes to your user profile with no name or nor email address. That should not be possible.
  • On Mobile Safari, Action Cards were missing their shadows, like Peter Pan. No more.
  • No more horizontal scroll bar on home screen on the desktop web app.

For Admins

New
  • Action Card Points. When creating and editing Task type action cards, you can now choose how many points they’re worth.
  • Contact Actions Syncing to VAN! The My Voters and My Campaign integration each now include five new integration features which will sync a contact history entry to VAN every time a Reach user triggers a contact action. You can even specify different Contact Types in the integration settings!
Improved
  • When creating or editing contact scripts, it is now much easier to use template tags. They are easier to select, and even have a little ‘Copy’ button to help you grab them. You will also not be able to save a script if there is a mis-typed template tag in it.
  • Tool Tips on hover are more compact and easier to read.


1.12.8

Released September 3, 2020

Home screen so tabby!

For Users

New
  • The Home Screen now has tabs! Switch between the tabs to see the normal feed of action cards, a view sorted by the most popular cards, and a view for all your completed tasks.
Fixed
  • Pagination in household search results was not working properly.
  • Pagination in normal search results took two taps. Now it only takes one.
  • The relationship type picker during contact import was full-width when it should have been boxed.

For Admins

Fixed
  • We’ve cleaned up some browser focus outlines which were appearing more often than they should be.
  • On web, we were not properly logging contact attempts via email.


1.12.7.3

Released August 31, 2020

New export format and changes to the People export.

For Users

Nothing in this version.

For Admins

New
  • New “Action Card Interactions” Export.
Improved
  • Added “Added by User ID” to People export.
  • Made “Added Timestamp” empty for imported people in People export.


1.12.7

Released August 20, 2020

Action Cards can now be completed with a check box and you can now use Reach on your iPad in Landscape mode!

For Users

New
  • “Task” Action Cards. Action Cards can now be either “Posts” or “Tasks”. Tasks have a check box in place of the icon so you can check off action cards you’ve done and see a fun animation.
  • iPad Landscape mode. Reach now works for everyone who prefers their voter contact short and wide on their iPad.
Improved
  • The app will relate more consistently to various status bar heights on different devices.
Fixed
  • There was a bug where contact import was crashing for some new users on Android phones. This was actually fixed in version 1.12.6.1 last night.
  • The background color in the contact script picker now fills the space better.
  • We’ve gotten rid of an extra line that would sometimes appear in the Details section of the person profile screen.
  • Search filters will now be applied immediately when you select one and close the Refine screen.

For Admins

New
  • Create Task Action Cards and edit the type of existing Action Cards.
  • You can now see whether a user has verified their email address in the Users admin screen.
Improved
  • The side drawers on all admin screens are now more consistent and easier to use.


1.12.6

Released August 11, 2020

Action Cards got a makeover!

For Users

New
  • Rich Text in Action Cards descriptions
Improved
  • Better keyboard accessibility on the Refine screen.
  • Better matching animation in the contact import tutorial.

For Admins

New
  • Rich Text in Action Cards descriptions


1.12.5.4

Released July 31, 2020

Fixed some bugs and made some improvements from yesterday’s release.

For Users

Improved
  • During contact import, Reach will now pre-select the first phone number and email address of each contact so you are less likely to forget this step and fill up your network with people who are missing their contact info. We give preference to mobile numbers. You can, of course, always still deselect any contact info you don’t want to include.
  • Added a helpful redirection note to the “More” menu for users who were looking for the old method of adding a voter to their network.
  • The match-count badge in contact import now maxes out at 99+ matches.
Fixed
  • Long contact script names now better wrap to multiple lines in the web app.
  • After adding a person, the navigation flow should be a bit smoother.
  • Fixed a crash when adding people without relationships.
  • Fixed some crashes when importing contacts before all your campaign’s relationship types had fully loaded. Especially for brand new users.

For Admins

Improved
  • We now sort the VAN Mapping Destination objects by cycle.
Fixed
  • Type-to-filter in the VAN Mapping drop-down was not working for a hot second there.


1.12.5

Released July 30, 2020

What happens if you are in the middle of Reaching and you lose cell signal? Sorrow, right? Well – sorrow no more because most of Reach now works offline! If you’re using Reach and you lose connection, you’ll see a handy little banner pop up to let you know you’ve automatically been switched to offline mode and any changes you make will be stacked up and tracked while you work offline and then automatically synced once you’re back. You can save responses, add tags, add relationships, perform contact actions, and even add new people all while offline. Currently you cannot search while offline, but stay tuned for future versions…

For Users

New
  • Offline Mode!
  • Adding and removing people from your network is faster and easier than ever. You’ll see a new “Relationships” section right at the top of the person profile screen. No more tapping the “More…” button.
  • We now display Age Ranges of voters in your list views of people when available. You can turn these on and off from the Refine screen for Search Results, History, and Network views.
  • You can now upload files to share in Reach Chat.
Improved
  • The app should be way faster to navigate with far fewer loading screens during normal use.
  • When you are tapping in and out of voters and list views, you will no longer loose your scroll position on the list.
  • New design for the Details section of the Voter Profile screen.
  • Performance will be vastly improved for users who are on many campaigns.
Fixed
  • Now, adding or removing a tag from a person will update their “Last Reached” date.
  • A recent Chrome update from Google had caused some issues for the display of contact scripts and multi-choice questions on desktop. Those have been fixed.
  • When opening the Contact Script picker, the first script in the list should now be more reliably selected by default.
  • Contact Import now works better without timing out for large campaigns spanning many states.

For Admins

Improved
  • Scheduled exports are now possible to any Amazon S3 bucket in additional to Google Cloud Storage Buckets.
  • We now display Types and Cycles of Activist Codes and Survey Questions from VAN when you’re mapping your questions for the VAN integration.
  • We now show all your VAN Survey Questions and Activist Codes, even if you have hundreds and hundreds.
Fixed
  • The Action Card Expiration date picker was sometimes obstructed. Now it’s fully visible.


1.12.2

Released July 7, 2020

For Users

Fixed
  • Previously, users in large campaigns had issues @ mentioning all the other users in chat where sometimes the users you so badly wanted to @ just wasn’t on the list. This is now fixed! Don’t @ me.

For Admins

Improved
  • The tooltip you see in Survey Questions admin when you have no integrations set up but you hover longingly over the disabled integrations button is now more helpful.
  • It is no longer possible to rename your Organization. If you need to do so, let us know!
  • Now, only campaign Owners can access the Organization settings screen to upload logos for the whole organization.

1.12.1

Released June 16, 2020

Some handy improvements to the Contact Import workflow and some other small bug fixes.

For Users

Improved
  • We’ve made contact import faster to use! You can now skip contacts who don’t seem like a good fit and they’ll move over to the new “Skipped” tab and we’ve simplified what used to be two button at the bottom into one. Crank those contacts out!
  • We’ve added a much more in-depth tutorial the first time you launch contact import. It walks you through the steps and shows you some cute animations. Everyone loves animations!
  • Switching between campaigns, logging out, and leaving a campaign should all be more reliable now.
Fixed
  • Some phone numbers y’all had in your phone contacts were making Reach all confused and crashy. It should now be more accepting of odd phone numbers.
  • It was possible to accidentally save changes to someone’s name with prefixes and suffixes of “None”. Weird name, right?

For Admins

Nothing in this version.


1.12.0.2

Released June 11, 2020

Small bug fixes and performance improvements.

For Users

Improved
  • When using contact import and bouncing between the list of search results and the matching screen, you will no longer lose your scroll position on the list view.
Fixed
  • Fixed a rare crash when your contact matches hadn’t fully loaded for contact import.
  • Prevent a Reach add with only spaces in their name.

For Admins

Nothing in this version.