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Product Updates: Check out the latest enhancements to our directories and forms

August 22,  2018

By MobileUp Software

After a busy summer in our product development department, we are releasing several enhancements and new features that have been added to our forms and directories.

Please read through the following information for how and when these updates will affect your current apps and administrator tools.

Summary of Updates

Forms | Design Update

Availability

This feature will be applied to your live app on Monday, Aug 27, 2018. The update will be implemented at the platform level and no actions are required by app administrators.

Description

We are applying a new design to the native forms inside all MobileUp apps.

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These screens show the differences between the current (left) and updated appearance of forms inside your app. Notice slightly larger fonts, increased spacing, and new styles on text inputs and other form elements.

Directories | Design Update

Availability This feature will be applied to your live app on Monday, Aug 27, 2018. The update will be implemented at the platform level and no actions are required by app administrators. Description We are applying a new design to the directory listings inside all MobileUp apps.
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These screens show the differences between the current (left) and updated appearance of directories inside your app. Notice larger section identifiers, a condensed listing of items, and re-arranged search options.
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These screens show the differences between a current individual directory listing (left) and updated directory listing. We have condensed the listing to fit onto one screen for most devices and improved the readability of the information.

Directories | Map View New

Availability
This feature is available now.

Description

You can display the geographically based contents of a directory listing on a map with pins, which can be tapped to reveal details of a location.

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In this example of a campus tour map, contents of a directory are displayed on a scalable (pinch-and-zoom) Google map. Users drill down with a tap on the map pins to detail information of each location.

For this to work, your data collection items must include an address, city, and state. Then take note of the following two screens located in your administrator tools:

Option 1 (Recommended)

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Choose “Map” from the layout type dropdown menu. Select the checkbox with the “Use system generated geolocation” label. This invokes a nightly process that generates the geocode for each item.

Option 2

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Choose “Map” from the layout type dropdown menu. Leave the checkbox with the “Use system generated geolocation” label unchecked (empty). Then select the location field that stores a complete location (e.g. address, city, state in one column) in your data collection.

Applications and Ideas

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Map directories can be applied to almost any geographic information in your data collection. In the example on the left, a map directory is used to help members of an assocation locate each other. In the example on the right, the map directory shows fans of your school where to find the closest watch party for the big game.

Directories | Advanced Search New

Availability

This feature is available now.

Description

You can make the advanced search feature the default option when your app users access a directory.

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In the last step of the Directory setup wizard, select the Enable Advanced Search and the Default to Advanced Search checkboxes.
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With these options selected, your app users will see the Advanced Search options when they access your directory.

Next Steps

These are just a few features our team has been working on this summer. We will have more product announcements in coming weeks so stay tuned!

If you need assistance with any of these new features, please contact us at support@mobileupsoftware.com.

If you are not yet a customer, contact us at sales@mobileupsoftware.com or through our demo request form for more information.