Re-designed iOS App 2.0 Goes Live!

Teamup for iphone ipadGreat 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!

Teamup App for iPhone & iPadThis 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.
Add Calendar
Getting started: Connect the app with your Teamup Calendar. Enter the whole calendar link or just the calendar key which is the part in your calendar link that starts with ks followed by 16-digit alpha-numeric characters.
Dashboard for calendar links
This is the dashboard of your calendar links, a unique feature of the app. You can connect multiple calendars to your app, and switch between them by going to the dashboard via the sidebar.
click to view: List view
Your calendar in the agenda view. Click the date picker in the top to jump to another date. Tap the menu in the top left to open the sidebar.
This is the new sidebar.
This is the new sidebar.
To access these link options, click the 3 dots next to the link on your dashboard.
To access these link options, click the 3 dots next to the link on your dashboard.

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!

 

New Configuration Option for Display of Events Assigned to Multiple Calendars

Last week we introduced the new look for events assigned to multiple calendars. We’re thrilled to receive feedback from countless enthusiastic users who love the new look.

Love the new look for multiple calendars having the same event. Saves space on my calendar! We are loving the calendar for our organization. It is saving us tons of emails and bringing the whole organization on the same page. Don’t know how we survived without it. Thank you!
– Jonathan Torres, Vice President/COO, Memphis Athletic Ministries

While the majority have been very pleased with the change, a surprising number of users raised issues with the new display and many went to great details explaining why the previous display with multiple single colored event entries worked better for their use cases.

We listened to all feedback carefully and agreed that there are many advantages of the previous look. After all, there are a million ways to use Teamup!  We quickly decided to bring back the previous look and make it configurable. Our engineers worked hard and delivered at speed once more: A new version of Teamup has been released. Now the calendar administrator can choose the preferred look in Settings > General Settings: Continue reading New Configuration Option for Display of Events Assigned to Multiple Calendars

New look for events assigned to multiple calendars

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.

Display of an event assigned to multiple 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
Color stripes for events assigned to multiple calendars
A calendar example with events assigned to multiple sub-calendars – click to see a larger image

Enjoy the new look of your calendar.  Please drop us a note in support@teamup.com if you have any feedback – we appreciate it!

Improved Agenda View

Have you seen the new Agenda view?  If not yet, simply click on Agenda in the top right of your calendar.  If the option is not there (to be enabled by your calendar administrator), simply append ?view=a to your calendar link in your browser’s address bar.

If you embed your Teamup Calendar into a Website or Facebook page, try to append ?view=a to the link you use for embedding and you will be pleased to see how much more pleasant it looks now.

More compact

Teamup new agenda view
Teamup new agenda view: Cleaner, more compact

The biggest change is the event time is now shown just below the date instead of to the right of it, making better use of the available space.

Viewing Event Details

agenda view details
The new agenda view with event details

Show only what’s needed

agenda view control
Click the double arrow to hide the date control area

Most of the time you may not need to change the date range or the details option. You can click a small double arrow in the top right to hide away date control elements. This could make the view even less cluttered especially when the calendar is embedded into websites.  To open the date control bar again, click the little tab to open the control area again.

 

New Event Editor and Viewer!

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.

The New Event Editor

The new event editor
The new event editor

On the new event editor, simply click any of the input fields and start typing or selecting. Continue reading New Event Editor and Viewer!

Free Printable 2017 Blank Calendars & Planners

The year 2016 is drawing to the end in hours.  How exciting it is to have a whole new year again just in front of us, fresh, joyful, and full of hope! New year, new start, and new plans – If an online calendar may help you and your team better plan the year ahead, check out and make good use of Teamup, the easiest share online calendar for groups. Even if you prefer paper planners, come to discover how you can print blank calendars and planners with Teamup Printables: Daily Planner, Weekly Planner, Monthly Planner, and Yearly Planner. Or choose your preferred dates and duration to print your own custom calendar at any time for any purpose. And it’s always free!

www.teamup.com/printable-calendars 

Continue reading Free Printable 2017 Blank Calendars & Planners

iOS App supports location maps & image upload

App StoreWhile our developers are gearing up for some major improvements on the iOS app, we’ve made a small update (version 1.3.0) to the App Store.  In addition to various bug fixes, the new version now supports linking event location to Google Maps, and image upload directly from your device’s camera or albums.

Linking Location to Google Maps

Teamup location maps
Map linked from the event location

For many users it is a frequent need to be able to open an event location in a map right from the calendar app.  This is possible now.  Simply tapping the address in your event’s Where field to see it in Google Maps.  This is especially helpful for groups with staff travelling to client sites or crew driving to where the jobs are to be performed.

Image Upload

Upload in event editor
Upload in event editor

If your calendar has an active Premium subscription, you will see an upload arrow in the upper right corner when you open the event editor.  You can choose files from albums or take a picture with your camera.

Please update to the latest version (1.3.0) if you haven’t done so.

New Slack integration with the Slack button

Getting Teamup notifications on Slack channels just got easier!  No more webhooks.  Now just a button to click!  Introducing the new Teamup app for Slack so you can see notifications on your Slack channel whenever changes occur on your Teamup Calendar.

It’s no longer a privilege of calendar administrators, but it’s available now to all Teamup users! Continue reading New Slack integration with the Slack button