Exciting beta feature: Event Fields Now Customizable

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.

Customizable event fields

Like event signup and event comments, the feature of customizing event fields is currently on beta and is not yet supported in the Teamup iOS and Android apps, although it is accessible using mobile browsers.

Read more about event fields and how to customize them to best meet your needs.

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Beta Feature: Add Comments to Events

Many users have shared with us how they use Teamup, what works well and what they wish to have and why. The ability to add comments to events was one of the frequently requested features. We’re happy to share that we have released this feature on the Web version for beta testing and it is available to all free and paid users.

Please note the new feature is not yet supported on the iOS and Android apps at this time. It will be. Thanks for your patience.

How to use the Comments feature

The new comments feature can be enabled by the event creator as an option in the event editor:

Enable comments under options in event editor

Read more about how to use the new comments feature.

Use case examples

Possible uses of this new feature are diverse. Some examples:

  • Before or after a conference call, participants may post comments for discussion, even if some of them only have read-only access to the respective sub-calendar, or even no access to the calendar but the event page only.
  • Field crews with read-only access to jobs scheduled for them may add notes to the jobs directly therefore simplify conventional reporting processes.
  • For organizations that work with many freelancers, the comments feature may bring a great addition to their work flow.

We use Teamup to schedule crew events. So the notes section is filled with information about the event. We love the comment section because it’s a different area that allows us to note communications and correspondences with our freelancers. Even though we share this Calendar, we know that the comments are just for those who have the correct permissions and that’s important to us.   – Sean George, AVS

Share your experience

Once you have the chance to experience it first hand, we’d love to hear from you how you use it and what differences it makes for your organization. Feel free to drop us an email or use this form to share your story.

iOS and Android apps: Recent updates

If you haven’t updated to the latest versions of the iOS (v. 2.2.22) or Android (v. 1.2.65) apps, please do so on the App Store and the Play Store.

Key Updates in the Recent Releases

iOS App

  • Fixed various iOS 11 issues
  • Fixed event order in month view and display issues related to all-day events
  • Various usability improvements

Android App

  • Improved performance, loading faster especially for calendars with large amount of data
  • Fixed the crash problem with searching for sub-calendars in the sidebar
  • Fixed and optimized various issues related to event display

Beta version of new calendar views now available

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!

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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.

Noteworthy

  • 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.
show all events
New beta version: Row height is dynamically adjusted to show all events while white space is reduced in rows with less events.
Display with hidden events
Current release version: All rows have the same height. Some rows show white space, others have hidden events.
If you experience anything unusual or have suggestions for improvements, please send you feedback to support@teamup.com.  Please mention the web browser you are using (click here to get details). Screenshots of any problems are always very helpful.

Thank you very much for your help!

The Teamup team

 

New version of the iOS app available!

Good news for all iPhone and iPad users! Since the release of the new month / week / day views in July, we have made further improvements with the new views, in particular, it loads faster for calendars with large amount of data.  The new version is now available on the App Store! Install or update to experience the improved performance and more.

teamup iphone app

New in the latest version:

  • It works now with the iOS 11 (public beta 4)
  • Improved calendar loading time and overall performance
  • Resolved event sorting order in various views
  • Many UI/UX improvements and small bug fixes

Learn more.

Android users: Please upate to the latest version on Google Play!

Please send us your feedback or leave a review.  Thank you!

iOS App Update: New day/week/month views available

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!

Check out this quick tutorial and make good use of what’s possible:

tutorial iOS app

Learn more.

As always, we appreciate your feedback.  Please drop us a note at support@teamup.com or leave a review on the App Store. Thank you!

 

Case Study: Construction Crew Scheduling

Typical operations in a construction company require different roles to have access to the crew schedule with different access permissions, e.g. the department manager needs to schedule jobs, the crew members need to know when and where they need to be and what needs to be done, while the upper management  needs to keep the oversight of all projects…

Slack Integration: Get Instant Notifications of Calendar Changes

If your team uses Slack, the popular real-time messaging application, you may consider setting up Teamup-Slack integration, so that everyone can be instantly notified of changes on your Teamup Calendar via Slack channels.

The Slack integration makes it possible for any Teamup users to receive calendar change alerts on desktop or mobile devices via Slack, in addition to getting notifications by email.

We have updated the documenation to make it clearer about the two setup methods, one for group channels and one for private channels. For security reasons, it is recommended that only the calendar administrator should set up integrations for group channels on Slack.  If you are a non-administrator user, you may use your own calendar link to set up the integration that will post notifications about your calendar changes to your private channel.

Slack integration for group channels

For calendar administrator: Go to Settings > Notifications, then add new Slack notifications.  See details in the step-by-step guide for group channels.

Teamup slack notifications for group channel

Slack integration for private channels

For all Teamup users: Open the dropdown menu in the top right of your calendar, select Notifications, and click the Slack tab. See details in the step-by-step guide for private channels.

Teamup slack integration for private channel-notification

We’d love to hear your stories about how Teamup helps make you and your team better organized and more productive. Use this form or simply drop us an email at support@teamup.com. Thank you!

Signup for Events

Teamup Calendar can help you organize the signup for an event. Signup is an option that can be activated inside the event editor for each event. If signup is activated, calendar users can sign up for an event with their name and email address.  You as the event organizer can easily keep an overview of who have signed up.

Read more at https://calendar.teamup.com/kb/signup-for-an-event/

Teamup is now available in more than 10 languages

To see which languages Teamup supports, go to Settings to see the current list of supported languages:

Teamup Calendar supported languages
Teamup Calendar supported languages

Teamup supported languages

Teamup now supports the following languages in addition to English:

  • German
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
  • Italian
  • Hungarian
  • Czech
  • Slovenian
  • Chinese (Traditional)

You can set your language as the default in Settings or append a link parameter just to see your calendar in your chosen language. Example: Append ?lang=fr to your link to see your calendar in French.