v2.153 release notes

Written by Robin Morris

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Major updates

  • Email marketing: add the ability to publish any Tribalogic CMS Type that contains email data into Email Marketing
  • Bookster: improve the 'arrivals report':
    • Use 'today' and 'tomorrow' where appropriate
    • Allow filtering by property

Minor updates and bug fixes

  • iCal availability sharing:
    • fix a problem where availability would sometimes not be blocked off beyond the dates that rates were defines
    • progress towards allowing check-in, check-out and other booking information be viewed in 3rd party calendar Apps using iCal
  • Bookster: major upnder-the-hood changes to progress towards responsive booking process
  • Bookster: add validation when creating a promo-code name
  • Platform: improve logging and performance of background, periodic tasks
  • Performance: caching improvements
  • Messaging: use Gearman to run the messsaging service

v2.152 release notes

Written by Robin Morris

Major updates

  • Admin console: update the per-entry booking status modal dialogue
  • Admin console: streamline publish status on Entry Dashboard pages
  • Bookster: seasonal minimum pricing
    • set the lowest price willing to accept for a booking
    • set a different minimum for each season
  • Guest area: complete redesign
    • slick new style
    • layout updated to ensure important information is highlighted
    • improve performance when printed

Platform update (v2.151)

Written by Robin Morris

Major updates

  • Payment: add support for refunding PayPal payments
  • Bookster: balance payments and security deposit management now available on all paid service levels above Solo
    • send out emails requesting balance payments
    • send out emails requesting security deposit payments
    • automatically refund a security deposit
  • Email marketing: increase the frequency when publishing email addresses to the Email marketing suite
    • Send slick, branded emails to enquirers, bookers, managers, website users
    • was publishing twice a day, now every 15 minutes

Minor updates and bug fixes

  • Admin console: add a setting to create damage deposits for manual bookings
  • Admin console: correctly Audit log Subscription commencement/expiry date changes
  • Admin console: improve icons used in various places
  • Booking: fixed bug where the data was not stored when redirecting for some errors
  • Bookster iCal availability import: add a setting for storing when a feed was last processed, added more debug info to the iCal feeds
  • RESTful API (beta): updated support for creating a booking

We are hiring! PHP Developer role

Written by Robin Morris

Tribalogic are looking for a PHP developer to join their Edinburgh team

Tribalogic are hiring!
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Tribalogic is a vibrant software company, looking to grow over the coming years. If you are happy working in a small, close knit team and taking on responsibility for your own work then you may have found the perfect role!

You would be developing and maintaining enterprise web applications used by millions of people each year.

Tribalogic are looking for an enthusiastic and energetic person to join their development team on a permanent basis in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.

Required Skills

  • At least one year commercial PHP development experience
  • Good understanding of HTML / CSS
  • Good knowledge of SQL

Rate your plate

Written by Robin Morris

Using Tribalogic to build the restaurant rating service at www.rateyourplate.co.uk.

Tribalogic client Rate your plate have utilised Tribalogic to build a fantastic bespoke mobile friendly website allowing diners to rate their meal in a quick and simple way.

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Rate your plate is currently focused on Edinburgh eateries and offering customers the opportunity to share their dining experience with the world.

Rate your plate on a desktop browser

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Rate your plate on a mobile browser

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Platform update (v2.150)

Written by Robin Morris

Major updates

  • Booking: add the initial payment taken to the Booking export
  • Payment: allow subscription payments to be set up using Stripe
  • Platform: implement Service Collections

Minor improvements and bug fixes

  • Admin console: allow more clearly that a booking is not confirmed
  • Admin console: improve confirmation steps for booking creation
  • Admin console: show the booking email status if it is available
  • Admin console: fix website exclusions query
  • Admin console: include informative text when there are no arrivals to show
  • Booking: reload the booking screens if a provider is being updated
  • Payment: updated the list of supported cards when using Stripe
  • Payment: added a deferred payment operation
  • Platform: disable TLD checks on email addresses
  • Websites: allow awards to automatically appear by year
  • Websites: allow sorting directory results by element updated date
  • Websites: improve user reviews
    • switch to a new reviews plugin
    • allow half stars
    • add a method for displaying the average review rating by category
    • add a test for counting the number of user reviews
    • allow sorting based on user reviews in new searches
    • implement a star rating only review form
  • Websites: fix an awards / memberships bug in displaying of images
  • Websites: reduce the scope requested for Facebook login.
  • Websites: fix an image uploads when updating awards / memberships type Elements

Platform update (v2.149)

Written by Robin Morris

Major updates

Minor updates and bug fixes

  • Admin console: improve “Arrivals report” display on tablets and mobile devices
  • Admin console: add support for grouped extras in the multi-product ‘create booking’ wizard
  • Admin console: restore the ability to edit party details for existing bookings
  • Admin console: allow manual bookings to be created with start dates in the past
  • Admin console: add the time back into the date title when viewing a booking
  • Booking: improve error messages shown to the customer when details are too long
  • Booking: fix a problem that would cause CV2 card numbers beginning with ‘0’ to fail
  • Booking: don't run the balance payment trigger if there is no outstanding balance
  • Bookster: improve iCal import error handling
  • Platform: update to latest version (1.1.0) of dform
  • Websites: save the availability search cookie even when loading cached pages.
  • Websites: improvements to server side caching
  • Websites: allow links to search pages
  • Webistes: fix a problem that would cause some bookings not to be registered in Google Analytics

Mobile booking for Reserve

Written by Robin Morris

We have pushed out a major update to the booking process for Reserve and other websites using the Reserve booking service.

Responsive to all screen sizes

Guests now get a mobile friendly experience through the entirety of their booking journey.

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Mobile and tablet have become such a large part of the mix that it is vital to ensure the booking process works across a broad range of screen sizes.


Platform update (v2.148)

Written by Robin Morris

Major updates

  • Admin Console: complete rewrite of ‘add booking’ process
    • can now add bookings from the main ‘Bookings’ tab
  • Booking: responsive booking screens
    • new booking screens for Reserve Apartments
    • multiple bug fixes and framework improvements
    • tested across various browsers and devices
  • Booking: attempt to pre-select guest’s country based on IP during booking process
  • Bookster: take new users directly to the console when registering

Minor updates and bug fixes

  • API: add support for outputting a Feature List in JSON
  • Admin Console: order the Syndicate selection when creating bookings
  • Admin Console: link directly to the “Arrivals’ area from the Dashboard
  • Admin Console: ability to add Maintenance Manager and Cleaner users on request
  • Booking: fixed bug in group extras when there were no extras in the group
  • Booking: if an entry only had choice extras no extras were displayed
  • Booking: stop sending ‘refund overdue’ emails to property manager after 30 days
  • Bookster: fix 'booking calendar' css leaks 
  • Websites: only show the' book now' button for enabled providers
  • Websites: improved the handling of price sliders in the availability search widget
  • Websites: fixed bug in maps info window which caused blank windows to be displayed if a script was added to the page
  • Websites: all Joomla installations are now on v2.5 or above
  • Websites: add initial support for Google Analytics ‘Universal Analytics’

Platform update (v2.147)

Written by Robin Morris

Major updates

  • Admin Console: add an ‘Arrivals report’ to assist Cleaning, Operations and Meet & greet management

Minor updates and bug fixes

  • Admin Console: allow searching on payment gateway id
  • Admin Console: fix a problem where irrelevant Services would show up in Booking search filters
  • Admin Console: improve look when printing
  • Admin Console: update the iCal sharing help text
  • Admin Console: add support for stripe.js with wizard payments
  • Booking: added Stripe payment support to the responsive booking screens
  • Websites:  prevent automatic sliding kicking in again after manually selecting the next photo in a carousel
  • Websites: add a way to avoid the external URL check
  • Websites: avoid some 'Unknown' labels when displaying certain filter types
  • Websites: beef up the display options on URLs
  • Websites: do not set the start date on availability calendars from a cookie if the end date is not available

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