Release Notes

1.8.10

Released September 3, 2019

This release gives Reach some minor new functionality and fixes a few pesky bugs .

For Users

New
  • We are no longer displaying precise ages of people you find in Reach and are instead displaying age in a wider range. This will still let you differentiate between voters with the same name, but keep peoples’ exact age a bit more private.
  • If you’re using a really really old version of the Reach app, we will not let you know you need to update when you launch the app so you avoid having unexpected results.
Improved
  • The Rankings Screen and My History Screen will now properly reflect your current time zone. Today Rankings will really be just for “today” no matter where you happen to be when you’re using Reach.
  • While you’re entering your authentication codes, you will only be able to enter numbers. This will cut down on some confusion.
  • Too many folks had issues with the Authy app, so we’d adjusted our settings so that campaign Admins and Owners who have linked their number to Authy will not be able to login with SMS alone, but all others will be able to do so, as they could in prior versions.
Fixed
  • We now properly handle pasting or auto-filling phone numbers that include the US country code.
  • When adding people, Google Address suggestions were sometimes cut off on certain phones with certain text size settings. This is now fixed.
  • Occasionally, the app would crash if you experiences a network error on the Rankings screen.
  • If you entered the wrong phone number when first making your Reach account, it was not possible to go back and correct your phone number without restarting the app. Now it is!
  • Sometimes, the keyboard on certain Android devices was blocking important stuff on the screen.
  • The Add User window was not scrollable, making it hard to use on certain phone with certain text size settings. Now, you should be able to see what you’re
  • doing on all devices.

For Admins

Improved
  • You can now add new users to your campaign right from the User Admin Screen!

1.8.9

Released August 21, 2019

This release ties up some loose ends from previous releases and is focused primarily on security. We also made various other bug-fixes and improvements.

For Users

New
  • With this version, we will be fully supporting app-based authentication codes via the Authy app. Reach users who have downloaded the Authy app to their phone or computer, and linked it to their phone number, will no longer receive their login codes via SMS. They will also not be able to request the code be delivered via phone call. Instead, they will be prompted to enter the code generated in the Authy app as their Reach authorization code at login time. This is much more secure than simple SMS, and we strongly encourage that owners, admins, and users sign up for Authy and link the app to their phone number. You can download Authy here.

For Admins

Nothing in this version


1.8.8.1

Released August 20, 2019

This is a small patch for an Android bug fix.

For Users

Fixed
  • This is a small patch for an annoying bug on the native app for Android where the keyboard would block some input fields on certain phones. You should now be able to properly scroll the screen to access all the goodies underneath.

For Admins

Nothing in this version


1.8.8

Released August 9, 2019

This release ties up some loose ends from previous releases and is focused primarily on exports.

For Users

Nothing in this version

For Admins

New
  • We added Tag History export and Contact Actions export to the Export Screen drop-down menu.
  • Admins can now select either a Start Date or an End Date in Exports to get all data before or after a certain date.
Improved
  • We made some subtle cosmetic improvements to Admin, and some not-so-subtle: your empty Invite Code and Tags views are less empty!

1.8.7

Released August 5, 2019

This release ties up some loose ends from previous releases and is focused predominantly on the experience surrounding invite codes for our users and admins.

For Users

Improved
  • When you join a campaign by invite code, the confirmation message you see will be smarter and more helpful. And we’ll redirect you straight to the search screen for that new campaign.
Fixed
  • Some users with short desktop browser windows were not seeing some elements of the authentication UI.
  • Trying to view the profile of a person from a different campaign would crash the app. Now it is being handled properly.

For Admins

New
  • We are now keeping track of how your users join your campaign. We’ll know if they joined via invite code (and which one!) or if they were added directly by another user (and which one!). This information will be available soon in a revamped user export and available later on from the admin Users Screen.
  • Admins can now specify how many uses an invite code will allow when they create it!
Improved
  • We improved some of the styling and UI of the Survey Questions admin screen.
  • Exiting Admin mode now redirects you to the search screen for a more fluid experience.
Fixed
  • On the Admin Users screen where the “Date Joined” and “People Reached” columns were not always showing accurate information. Now they are!

1.8.6

Released July 30, 2019

This release includes a few nice noticeable changes and several small bug fixes and improvements that make Reach easier and more fun to use!

For Users

New
  • Multiple choice and single choice questions look a little bit different now. You can see the color of each responses option before you select it. Should make the Reach experience quicker and more colorful!
Improved
  • The Terms of Use and Privacy Policy load more quickly from the settings screen.
  • Better keyboard accessibility for the tag picker, type to filter fields, search inputs, and toggle switches.
  • Organizations who have custom Reach themes will now see those themes in all their glory on the normal web app.
Fixed
  • Fixed a bug rare bug where the search results screen would crash the app.
  • We now allow new users to create accounts with a wider range of characters in their email address.

For Admins

Nothing in this version


1.8.5

Released July 25, 2019

First, for anyone who has wished that Reach could look and feel a little more like your campaign, v 1.8.5 includes support for custom white-labeled web experiences at your own custom domain. This is available only to Reach Movement subscribers and requires a one-time set up fee, but we can now make a custom branded version of Reach appear at a domain of your choosing. If you’re interested in setting this up, just contact [email protected] and we’ll get you rolling.

Then, for all our Reach admins, you’ll notice major design and functionality improvements across the whole admin experience. You will now be able to handle larger campaigns with thousands of users and multiple campaigns with much more speed and ease of use.

Also includes design enhancements, bug fixes, performance improvements.

For Users

Improved
  • Authentication flow now looks better on desktop.
  • We now get rid of extra spaces in newly created user names.
  • SMS notifications to new invited users now include a link directly to the app store to download the app instead of just a link to our website.
  • Major improvements to keyboard and screen-reader accessibility throughout the app.
Fixed
  • Fixed a bug where it was possible to try to create your user account two times in a row really quickly and get an error the second time.
  • Inviting people to join your campaign by cell phone number was adding them as a basic user even if you selected a higher permissions level.
  • Since v1.8.4, the My History screen was only showing colored bars based on primary question responses that you had personally gathered. Now it will once again show the bars based on responses gathered by anyone on your campaign.
  • Fixed a rare crash if the Terms of Use screen failed to load during account creation.

For Admins

New
  • White-Labeling of Web App
  • Custom Domain Support
  • Custom Logo Support on Search Screen
  • Major Admin Redesign
    • Sidebar and top breadcrumb bar for easier navigation
    • User Table supports sorting, searching, filtering, paging, and bulk operations to better handle large numbers of users.
    • Switch between admin for various campaigns without leaving the admin section of the app.
    • New URL structure for admin (update your bookmarks)
Improved
  • People exports should now be faster and more reliable.

1.8.4

Released July 23, 2019

This update brings lots of bug fixes and cleanup.

For Users

Improved
  • You can no longer try to add new tags to a person unless your campaign has created some tags for you to choose from.
  • When you enter an invite code to join a campaign, it will enter in capitalized letters.
  • As new users create their account, they can now decide if they’d like to opt-in to emails from Reach.
Fixed
  • Collapsed question groups look better.
  • Fixed a rare bug where the app would crash if there was an error on a specific person.
  • On Android, the keyboard was sometimes getting a blue box behind it and that box would sometimes stick around after the keyboard was gone and block your view of the app.

For Admins

Nothing in this version


1.8.3

Released July 18, 2019

This update brings a few small bug fixes and improvements.

For Users

Nothing in this version

For Admins

Nothing in this version


1.8.2

Released July 17, 2019

This update brings lots of bug fixes and cleanup.

For Users

Improved
  • Terms of Use are not presented to new users more explicitly during account creation
  • Google Address auto-fill for new people will now fill with actual city instead of sometimes using a more specific (but more obscure) neighborhood.
  • More consistent styling for input validation.
  • More accepting of last names with non-alpha characters.
  • Much better accessibility in web app.
Fixed
  • Lots of small bug fixes

For Admins

Nothing in this version