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!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any feedback – we appreciate it!
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.
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
Show only what’s needed
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.
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.