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Team Zeus Development Roadmap – June 2017

We regularly update Team Zeus in order to improve user experience and enhance the productivity of our customers. In this latest update to our roadmap, we have listed some of the exciting improvements we recently made to our team communication app:

Team Zeus Roadmap Chat

MENTION

  • Mentioning someone in a conversation will now automatically add that person to the conversation. It even works when mentioning multiple people in one message.
Team Zeus Roadmap Chat

CHAT

  • We have changed the ‘Recipients’ button so that to show members of the current conversation, you now have to click on the button, where previously you just had to hover over ‘Recipients’ to see the list of members.
Team Zeus Roadmap Search

  • New Search Backend.
  • Search results for users, messages, conversations are always ordered by date of creation, in reverse chronological order.
  • New ordering of search results for calendar events, done by starting date, score/match.
  • Improved search of special characters.
  • Fixed search when making a search query, using this model: ‘#CONVERSATIONNUMBER’.
  • Added basic support for “AND / NOT” Boolean operators in search queries. Thus, you can now make the following search queries:
    • "Search Term 1" AND "Search Term 2" – search for data containing both “Search Term 1″ and “Search Term 2″.
    • "Search Term 1" NOT "Search Term 2" – search for “Search Term 1″, excluding “Search Term 2″ in the results.

PERSONAL TO-DO LIST

Tasks are automatically ordered by ‘Due Date’ and then by alphabetical order on the Team Zeus personal to-do list.

iOS APP

  • The calendar is now viewable on the iOS app, enabling users to view events and import them from Team Zeus to the iOS native app. However, users cannot yet create, edit, or delete events through the app.
  • We have made changes to improve the synchronisation of events from your calendar to the Team Zeus iOS app. If you encounter any issues with calendar sync, please try to delete your device from ‘My Devices’ section on the desktop app, then add it again.

We value our customers’ feedback. So, if you have any ideas for a new feature that you would like us to bring out, please contact us.

Team Zeus Development Roadmap – December 2016

2016 is already coming to an end and we are very much looking forward to next year and all that it may hold. A variety of new Team Zeus tools will be released that will guarantee a rise of productivity in your office in 2017, but for now, here is a list of the recent updates that we have made:

Team Zeus December 2016 Development Roadmap - Chat

Chat

Create a conversation: when users create a conversation, they have to enter recipients for the conversation. If they want to send it to the entire company (which is a rare occurrence), users have to tick the box “Send to all company members”. This will prevent a user from accidently sending a conversation to everyone on Team Zeus. The “Create Conversation” dialog box now also supports direct image pasting.
Later: when chat/conversation is automatically removed from the “Later” section (after responding to a message located in the “Later” section), the option: ‘Undo remove from later’ appears.
Shortcuts: improved keyboard shortcuts response.
Inbox: when a message only contains an attachment, the file name is displayed instead of an empty message
All conversations: the new section “All Conversations” in the left-hand menu was added to list all team conversations (discussions from groups and other conversations). It shows conversations from all groups (including “Other conversations”) by default, sorted by date of last message. It also allows three different methods of filtering: Active/Archived/Announcements. In further releases we plan to add a ‘Recently viewed’ filter to the “All conversations” section.

Team Zeus December 2016 Development Roadmap - Automated User Status

Automated User Status

“Not available status”: when your status is set as “Not Available”, desktop notifications are paused (you are notified about this once you’ve changed your status to “Not available”).

Team Zeus December 2016 Development Roadmap - People Directory

People Directory

User profile photo: improved auto-scaling when a user changes his/her profile picture.

Team Zeus December 2016 Development Roadmap - Search

Search results: improvements in search results relevance, showing separate results for messages/users/conversations/events. “Date” was also added as a criteria.
Improved search autocomplete: icons, separation of search results into views.
Pagination: was added to search results page

Team Zeus December 2016 Development Roadmap - Calendar

Calendar

Calendar: detection if there is already an event using a specific resource, when creating or editing an event. There will be a warning as well as a confirmation.
The workflow of this will be optimised in the future – this release contains for now basic detection and warning.
Event detail: click on a user’s full name shows the page with user detail.

Team Zeus December 2016 Development Roadmap - Advanced Reporting Dashboard

Advanced Reporting Dashboard

Advanced reporting: date range filtering was added to the report: ‘Messages by type’.

Team Zeus December 2016 Development Roadmap - Zapier

Zapier

Zapier: 2-way sync support of Zapier is ready. Zapier API is in private beta and will be released to the public soon.

Team Zeus December 2016 Development Roadmap - Mobile Apps

Mobile Apps

Mobile Skin:

— The “create conversation” dialog box was improved when the web version is browsed on mobile devices.

iOS App:

People list: ‘return date’ info was added (applies to people’s “Not Available” and “Vacation” user online status)
Design: improved message appearance in team conversations and private chats.
Messages: ‘add kudos’ were added.
Conversation: the “archive conversation” action was added.
“Create conversation” window was redesigned.
Progress bar: it was added on the file preview when a file is uploaded.
Event items: they now appear in the inbox, so users can confirm their attendance
“Mark as read”: explicit mark as read for announcements
History screen: info messages about archived conversation and announcement are added to the history screen
— Added empty & offline screens to chat and conversation history, conversation lists and inbox
To-do list filters: enabling to filter tasks that are completed.
Filters: nicer filtering by buttons in navigation bar (removed section control)

Android App:

New: indicator of announcements and archived conversations
New: user status and last activity in chats
New: calendar and people directory synchronisation optimisations
New: to-do list – show/hide completed tasks

Onboarding

— Onboarding screen for new users is available after signing up onto Team Zeus.

If you have any suggestions for features that you would like us to bring out in 2017, share your ideas with us now!

Team Zeus Development Roadmap – November 2016

It was with great joy and excitement that we released the latest version of Team Zeus last month, which we believe helps you and your colleagues to further enhance your productivity. Because we always strive to make the platform as user-friendly as possible, we’ve made further improvements to the application since the launch. Below is our latest roadmap that lists all of the modifications that have been made so far:

Team Zeus Version 2016 Chat Update

Chat

Creation of a conversation: explicit confirmation when a conversation is sent to all users in the company.
User detail: remove groups’ x button visible only for admins.
Push notifications: new items in the Inbox are sent only when offline or after an hour of inactivity on desktop. We will allow further configuration for mobile notifications in future.
Links: any links in messages will now open in a new tab by default.
Last activity: when a user is online, his last activity (in a tab of the desktop version) is shown on his profile and in message sender in chat. Last activity is updated every 1-3 minutes on browser/tab activity.
Email import: fixed formatting of imported messages – we have completely disabled markdown on imported messages, so it does not conflict with source formatting.
Markdown: fixed both links and embedded images
Message attachments: these are now displayed in a ‘responsive’ grid next to each other for higher resolutions.
The “create a conversation” window: navigate through the different sections of the new conversation’s window by pressing the ‘tab’ key on your keyboard.
Update mechanism for the desktop version: we have added a system that detects if someone is running an old version (typically when they keep Team Zeus on after leaving work). This creates a persistent notifications with some explanation and a ‘Reload’ link.
Group member dialog box: group members and conversation recipients are now visible at the top, when in a group or conversation. New members can be added from this dialog box as well.
Inbox: we removed the three-dot context menu from the Inbox and replaced it with icons visible when an “INBOX or LATER” item is focused.
Inbox: archived conversations were moved to the bottom of the inbox, with indication that a conversation is archived.
Keyboard shortcuts: the shortcut key a was added to archive a conversation.
Improved user interface: group / conversation recipients with ‘add members’ is now in a fixed position, removing the need to scroll through a list to add a member.
Action icons in the Inbox (Inbox, Later, Mark As Read): these are now shown as separate icons without the need to focus on the icon
Conversation addressing: copying and pasting a link into a conversation (from browser URL bar or by copying the ID from the conversation settings) will create a ‘Team Zeus’ formatted link in a conversation with the ID number of the conversation combined with its name.
Auto-archiving of inactive conversations: by default, if there is no activity in a conversation for the last 14 days, it’s automatically archived.
Auto-archiving of a group: a group can be auto-archived from the group settings.
Mac OSX: Various fixes for Safari.
Formatting of messages: code blocks can be made by preceding the code with three back-ticks: ```.

Team Zeus Version 2016 Later Update

Later

Attachments: indication that a message in the “Later” section has attachments.
Announcement: when an announcement is in your “Later” section and you mark it as read, it is automatically removed from the list of messages. There will be notifications with ‘undo later’ in the next release after actions are completed that will automatically remove an item from the “Later” section (replying to a message, mark as read in announcements).

Team Zeus Version 2016 Announcement Update

Announcement

“Mark as Read” button: this button was moved to the toolbar to be consistent with other user interface elements. The button does not appear again after marking an announcement as read.

Team Zeus Version 2016 Groups Update

Group Directory

Archived groups: they were moved into a separate section of the directory.

Team Zeus Version 2016 Calendar Update

Calendar

Current day: better highlight of current day.
Event confirmation (going: yes/no/maybe): it is now possible in the event details of the pop-up window.
Drag & drop: creating events using the drag & drop functionality, resizing event and moving events using drag & drop is back.
Guest list: better guests list view in the event details of the calendar.
The Calendar ICS export link: this link is visible under the ‘calendars’ drop down menu of the calendar interface.

Team Zeus Version 2016 People Directory Update

People Directory

Filters: filtering of users by group or office location.
Design: Improved user interface styling for filtering by group or office in the people directory.

Team Zeus Version 2016 People Mobile Apps Update

Mobile Apps

iOS

Sending of image attachments to a message is now possible.

Android

— There is an update available on the Play Store that fixes issues with Android 6 on tablets.
Archiving a conversation is now possible in chat.
Later / remove from later are now available in chat.
New: message like in conversation and chat.

Team Zeus Version 2016 People Mobile Apps Update

Admin Portal

Templates: changes in “Templates” are logged in the Admin portal within the Audit Trail section.
Added logging for the following events: ‘invited user’, ‘password change’, ’email change’, ‘group add/remove member’, ‘conversation add/remove member’.
Report ‘inbox unresolved items': added number of ‘later’ items of user.
Audit trail improvements: filtering.

A lot of our development is based on user feedback, so if you have any ideas about a feature that could improve the productivity of a team, contact us now!

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