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Software updates: January 18, 2020
Lauren Lentini

It’s the first Release of 2020 and it’s a big one, filled with exciting new features for Messages and mobile app users.

In this release, we’ve tied the Messages and mobile app notifications together more closely. Schools using the new iOS/Android app can now link a mobile notification to the body of the sent message in Messages, thus providing further details to mobile notification subscribers. When these two communications are linked, mobile subscribers simply tap on the notification to read the message’s body content in the app! Users will be able to scan the list of past push notifications in the app to view email content associated with any of them, which will make your app a handy “message center” to find school-related communications. 

Mobile app

  • Push notifications can now be linked to a message's body content to display further information for mobile notification subscribers.

  • On the mobile app directory, tapping on a phone number will now give you options to copy, call, or text the number.

  • Mobile app notifications will play a sound when a notification is received. 

  • Tapping on an address in an event or in the directory on the mobile app opens that address in the device's Maps app.  

  • Icons for LinkedIn, YouTube, and Flickr are now available for the mobile app’s external links tab.

Messages

  • We have added an option for admins to link the body of a sent message to a mobile notification, thus allowing mobile subscribers to “tap to read more.”

  • We have fixed an issue in which the Add Subscriber button was missing on the initial load of Messages for some users.

  • A Suppressions view is now available under the new Contacts menu, giving admins a centralized place to view emails that have been “marked as bad.

  • The Find Recipients tool has been relocated and now lives under the new Contacts menu.

We also want to take a moment to update you on AudioEye, our partner in accessibility. Over the last year, AudioEye has incorporated many client insights to strengthen the positioning of the Accessibility Certification Statement. As of January 2020, AudioEye's Certification Statement now references the WCAG 2.1 standards. In addition, AudioEye has replaced the AudioEye Reader with the Visual Toolkit, which includes additional user experience enhancements that align with WCAG 2.1 standards.

To learn more about the features found within the Visual Toolkit, we invite you to view the explainer video and supporting blog post.

As of this release date, these changes are in effect on your AudioEye Accessibility Toolbar if you use it, so please check them out!

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