Groups use calendars for purposes that are different from those that personal calendars are made for. Teamup has been built for groups from the very beginning. We have taken it one step further: Introducing customizable event fields.
This important new feature provides more flexibility for managers to make the calendar work best for their group needs: Now it is possible to rename the typical calendar fields like Who and Where, or create your own fields to organize and share information that is specific to your events. Click the image below to see an example in full size demonstrating the difference between the default and the customized event fields.
Update August 25, 2017: The new calendar views have been released to all users today! No need to use the beta url anymore. Thank you to those who have helped with beta testing!
We’re beta testing and getting ready to release a new version of calendar views that have been completely re-built with a new technology. No major changes in functionality are expected in the new version. This time we aim for better performance and improved user experience. We would appreciate your help with beta testing, so that we can fine-tune before rolling it out to all users.
How to Access the Beta Version
To switch to the new beta version of your calendar, simply insert the word “beta.” into the URL of your calendar and use the calendar as usual, including adding and editing events. For example: https://beta.teamup.com/ks8b77f814186a2ec0
If at any time you run into problems with the beta version, simply switch back to the stable release version by removing “beta.” again. Event information will remain as it is last updated, including the updates made during your use of the beta version.
The new calendar is much smaller in file size. This should result in quicker loading and startup of the calendar, especially for calendar views with a lot of data.
All views have been optimized to perform better on mobile devices with small screens. In particular, the new List View uses space more efficiently.
Month view and Multi-Week view: These two views have been redesigned to expand dynamically in height to fit all the available events while eliminate some unused white space. No more events that are hidden behind “+X more…” links.
If you experience anything unusual or have suggestions for improvements, please send you feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please mention the web browser you are using (click here to get details). Screenshots of any problems are always very helpful.
Great news for those of you who use iPhone and other iOS devices: You can now view your calendar in the month, week, or day views similar to those available on the web version. Update or download the new app now!
Over the past weeks, we’ve released new versions of the Teamup iOS app. If you have not updated to the latest version, please do so.
Below are some of the recent usability improvements and bug fixes included in the recent releases. Check out the quick tutorial or experience for yourself!
On the sidebar, the clickable area around the eye icon is bigger now, making it easier to toggle between showing or hiding events on the sub-calendars. Learn more about how to hide calendars as needed.
In the event viewer, formatted text such as bullet list and bold text are styled properly.
In the event viewer, images are resized proportionally if the originals are bigger than the size of the screen allows.
In the event editor and viewer, the who and where fields are expandable to enter or display all information as needed
In the event editor, the keyboard are hidden if no text input is expected
Week numbers are displayed correctly regardless of the calendar’s week start setting.
If multiple calendar links have been added to the dashboard, switching between calendars scrolls to the position that is on the top of the day, not at the current time of the day, so that all-day events will not be overlooked.
Device language setting is correctly used to display date and time
Deleting events will no longer trigger any error messsage
Dashboard is now also accessible in the bottom of the sidebar
Help info on how to use the dashboard is available on the dashboard
Thanks to all users who have sent us suggestions and bug reports. Your feedback is much appreciated!
Great news for those of you who use iPhone and iPad: A new version of the Teamup app for iPhone and iPad is now available on the App Store for download!
This new version has been completely re-designed. Major changes include:
Events displayed in white text on solid color-background.
Sidebar on the left with the list of sub-calendars, access to the dashboard, refresh, settings and feedback.
Dashboard option to open calendar link in the browser directly from the app.
Many UI/UX and performance improvements such as improved date picker, event view and editor, date number, current time indicated by a blue line, etc.
No Grid Views Yet, But Try a Workaround
Not available yet in this release are the grid views including day/week/month views. We do know that many of you have asked for these views and we are working on them. For now, if you really need to view or edit the calendar in a grid view, consider opening the calendar in the web browser on your device – this is now easier with the new version than before:
Step 1: Open the sidebar
Step 2: Click the dashboard icon
Step 3: Click the three dots next to the link that you want to see in one of the grid views.
Step 4: Select Open Link. Now your calendar opens in your default browser, e.g. Safari. For iPhone users, it is recommended to turn your phone to the landscape mode to minimize the limit of the current browser version being not fully responsive on mobile devices.
This approach could also help with those who need to create recurring events on the go as currently the apps are limited to edit existing recurring events only. Thanks for your patience!
Have you been using Teamup’s unique feature of assigning one event to multiple calendars? If so, you may have noticed that these events are now displayed in stripes with the colors of the assigned calendars.
The new way of visualization offers some practical benefits, such as
eliminating the duplication of event entries
showing clearly which calendars are assigned to the event
making better space allocation when hourly events are stacked horizontally
displaying more title text in the day, multi-day and week views
allowing more events to be displayed vertically in the multi-week, month, and year views
Enjoy the new look of your calendar. Please drop us a note in email@example.com if you have any feedback – we appreciate it!
Exciting news for all Teamup users: We have re-built the event editor with a new technology and a completely new interface! Just click on any event on your calendar to see the new editor or viewer for yourself!
The new event editor and event viewer are responsive and vertically expandable, making viewing and editing events much better experience on both computers and mobile devices.