July 6th - Event Page Redesign

Choose Beta!

Check-Ins celebrated it's one year anniversary on July 1st, 2015 and we're excited about the love and support from all of our customers. We love working on Check-Ins and we can't wait to share with you some of the changes we've been working on to continue improving the app.

As we're growing, our events page is getting a little small for our britches. To help bring you lots of the features you've been requesting, we needed to expand. Today we're excited to introduce you to our completely new and improved Event page.

There are two main reasons why we've made some of these changes. First, we're hoping to add a lot more flexibility to the app and we really needed a lot more space to do this in a clear way. So, instead of a large modal to edit the locations page, we now have a full page that we can continue to add new features to. 

The second reason is because we want to get you the information that is needed most as fast as possible. For example, on the Labels and Locations tab, you can easily see how many labels are set to print on each location at a quick glance. Also, on the Check-Ins page, you have a button to reprint a label, without having to actually open up that check-in modal.

There's a lot more of those concepts throughout this redesign. If you'd like to see more details, check out the Events Overview article on navigating the new design

Try it out!

To try out the beta, jump into any event and click on the "let me see it!" message in the banner at the top. At any time you can click "take me back to the old version."

We'd love to get your feedback. If you find any bugs, have any trouble, or would like to share any thoughts you have about this, click the question mark at the top right of the Check-Ins Screen. Click on "Contact us" at the bottom to shoot us an email to let us know.

New Features

Simple Navigation 

With the new beta comes a few new features! There was a lot of power in the old version of this page, but how to use those features wasn't as obvious. By breaking this page up into tabs on the left, it's much clearer to know where to go for the information you need.

One of the most noticeable improvements we've done is the new navigation bar at the top. Now, it's much more clear to know how to get to previous weeks, and know which date you're on.

Show and Hide Times

Another new feature we've implemented is the ability to set the "show" and "hide" of each time. This will set the times that you can check into in Station mode.

Improved Filtering

Another new feature is an easier way to filter your check-ins. On the Check-Ins page, you'll now see some filter options at the top. I personally like to use this feature as a teacher so I can see a live updated list of every child being checked into my specific location. We're planning on adding a few more types of filters (such as checked-in and checked-out filters) to this section in the future.

Thanks again for being with Check-Ins through this past year! We're excited for what new features and updates are going to come out this next year! 

- Scott, Robert, Jake, and Jesse.

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