Hello party people! 🥳 The iPad app got an update last month — so go and read those release notes if you're interested. This release fits squarely in the realm of our web Portal.

Clickable links in web forms

Many of you have asked for this, and now it's here! We'll automatically convert URLs into clickable links in certain parts of your web forms. It takes something like this:

And turns it into this:

☝️There is nothing you need to do to enable this. If you already had links in your forms that weren't clickable. Well, now they are.

See where your forms are at a glance

In anticipation of some further improvements to the form editor, we now refer to forms as either published or unpublished rather than active and archived. If they're published, they can also be published to the app, the web, or both. Here's what that looks like:

☝️You'll need version 5.2.1 or above of the iPad app for your forms to be published to the web only. Previous versions of the app will still display these forms.

Portal version & link to updates

There's a new message down the bottom of menu in the Portal. This shows you the current version (5.19.0 as I write this), and also contains a little "What's new?" link, which takes you to the main updates list of articles:

Appointments now sync faster, with less API calls

You can't see this one, but I wanted to share it anyway. Much work was done to improve how quickly appointments (and changes to them) appear in the app. In addition, appointments which are re-scheduled into the future past 3 days will now correctly disappear from the list (where previously they might have hung around long past their welcome).

It's now obvious you can send us your forms

We've long since offered the service to convert your existing forms to our format. Now that's clear from the "My forms" page:

Lots of fixes

Here's the low-down on what's been fixed in this release:

  • Web forms can no longer crash if someone holds down enter (or very quickly presses the next button) during form filling.

  • Form editing has been reinstated in both Chrome and Firefox.

  • Searching was broken in the Inbox, but no more!

  • When the referral source used to be "Other", and included some detail of the other source, and was changed within a form to "Person", and included the name of the person, this wouldn't always change as it should. Now it does.

  • When an iPad tried to connect for the first time, and with an invalid API key, errors wouldn't be displayed, when they really should have. Now they do.

That's all for now

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to reach out. Thank you awesome humans 😊.

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