The Coronado 47 source code release brings some new features and improvements that change communication and interaction with small business customers. This article explains the new features that are part of the latest Coronado release.
Push Note Changes
We have completely rebuilt our Geo-fence push notifications feature for Coronado, and it is far superior to the accuracy and precision of the previous version. In doing so, we had to change the geo-fence selection ability from the polygon shape tool to become a radius selection.
Because of this, we slightly modified the appearance of these pages and will be releasing updates to both iOS and Android versions of Skipper for support.
What this means to you:
Apps on older source code: When you send a geo-fence push note to these apps, we will automatically create the best fit polygon based on the circle you have chosen all behind the scenes. This way everything still works, the selection just changes to be circle-based.
Apps with Coronado source code: These apps will benefit from the full upgrade to this feature. Each iOS app can monitor up to 20 geo-fences at a time.
Here are some images of what the CMS changes will be. You can see the pages are a bit more descriptive, along with images that will assist in understanding what the ‘Point’ (previously termed radius), and ‘Geo-fence’ features mean. Additionally, we have renamed the ‘Active Until’ option to 'Geo-fence Expiration Date'.
This functionality is now available on all platforms: iOS, Android and HTML5.
We have made large improvements here regarding speed, appearance and the ability to better search your keywords.
Facebook sign-in has been improved to reduce friction at an app level.
WYSIWYG content handling has been improved throughout the app and CMS.
Many other improvements and fixes have been included, like push notes opening within messages, stamp loyalty to require a secret code when redeeming.
Updating Your Apps
Read over all the reasons necessary to republish/update an app.