August 2016 release notes

Written by Robin Morris

Bookster

Major updates

Minor updates and bug fixes

  • Fix iCal booking / arrivals feed so that UID’s remain consistent
  • Improvements to the image uploader to improve user interface
  • Update the Visit Scotland integration instructions
  • Header logos now show up on Bookster Websites
  • Update Google Maps integration which now requires a domain specific API key
  • Bookster Websites: improve image sizes used for better performance
  • Bookster Websites: add social media links
  • Bookster Websites: improve responsive / mobile behaviour

Platform

  • Improvements to the Anytime Booking booking integration with Caravan Sitefinder
  • Fix a problem where we were sending out invoice emails with no PDF invoice attached

July 2016 release notes

Written by Robin Morris

Major updates

  • Bookster: new website theme added ("Chelsea")
  • Bookster: new Channel - publish availability and rates to Visit Scotland
  • New photo uploading / cropping (including multiple image upload)

Minor updates and bugfixes

  • Bookster: improve the setting of currency
  • Bookster: improve checking of 3rd party iCal availability when attempting to book
  • Bookster: make it possible to export and query properties to JSON
  • Bookster: new secure domain secure.booksterhq.com
  • Bookster: progress towards own domain self-sign up
  • Restrict where promo codes will work down a little
  • Improvements to Email marketing integration
  • Allow a reviewed Entry to set a date when “under new management” so that previous management star ratings can be ignored

May 2016 release notes

Written by Robin Morris

Caravan Sitefinder booking API and Bookster Console UIs

Major updates

  • Update the Dashboard insights
  • The Caravan Sitefinder pre-sales API
    • is now available in JSON (in addition to the existing XML)
    • allows triggering of consolidation via ReST
    • allows ReST interface to tagging bookings
  • Improvements to the Bookster initial walkthrough
  • Send out a notification email when a booking is updated
  • Various improvements to the Bookster Channel Manager

Minor and bugfixes

  • Only show API submenus to those users who say they are Developers
  • Fix a bug that caused odd behaviour when loading Bookster iCal settings
  • Hide the 'More -> Subscriptions' menu when a User can only see one
  • Fix rounding bug in Channel
  • Work through various user access issues
  • Minor improvements to the Bookster Arrivals Report

April 2016 release notes

Written by Robin Morris

Includes updates to the Bookster Channel manager, the booking iCal feed and adds JSON support to the Caravan Sitefinder booking API.

Major updates

  • Improvements to using the Bookster Channel Manager
    • joining and leaving now easier
    • view a preview of your property on some Channel websites
  • Improvements to managing a Bookster Channel
    • simpler to accept and reject properties
    • view previews on your own website
  • Property status has recieved some love
  • Preparation notes now show on:
  • Add support to the Caravan Sitefinder booking API for using JSON when setting up holiday parks pricing

Minor updates and bug fixes

  • Allow all Bookster Users to start using the Channel Manager directly by asking for payment details
  • Improve the interface when payments are taken for bookings within the Console
  • Do not show the Entry Group drop down when editing an Entry in the Console when no Groups are set up
  • Allow Inception style assuming control of Users below you and then below them etc.
  • Minor improvements to editing content on Bookster websites
  • Minor updates to the booking view in the Console
  • Improvements to the Caravan Sitefinder booking API documentation

March 2016 release notes

Written by Robin Morris

This month includes improvements to Bookster Channel Manager and Caravan Sitefinder booking API.

Major updates

Bookster

  • Channel Operators can now:
    • preview properties before accepting them onto their Channel
    • set specific terms for when a Guest books via their Channel
    • create Bookings in the Console for properties that join their Channel
  • Improve options for early payment of Damage Deposit
  • Cancelled bookings can now be reinstated

Caravan Sitefinder

  • Various improvements to booking API editor and documentation

Minor updates and bug fixes

  • Channel bookings now appear in the Booking Timeline
  • Add support for the concept of various types of Channel
  • Booking status shows list of people getting Booking notification emails
  • General tidy up of Settings that are not used
  • Improved efficiency of consolidation process
  • Add support for Google Captchas in various contexts
  • Add rotate option to the image uploader

February 2016 release notes

Written by Robin Morris

February 2016 technical updates to the Tribalogic Platform which supports services such as Bookster, Caravan Sitefinder and much more.

Major updates

Admin console

  • release beta image uploader to make it easier to upload multiple images

Bookster

  • allow multiple email addresses to receive booking emails on a single Subscription

Booking API

  • add Promotional Codes
  • document Promo Codes with examples
  • updated Extras documentation

We are hiring! Web Application Developer

Written by Robin Morris

Tribalogic are looking for a web application developer to join their Edinburgh team

Apply via indeed.co.uk

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 two years web application development experience
  • Good understanding of HTML / CSS
  • Good knowledge of SQL

Press Release: Tribalogic purchases Caravan Sitefinder

Written by Robin Morris

Tribalogic are delighted to announce the purchase of popular camping and caravanning website Caravan Sitefinder from Haymarket Media Group.

Press release: Tribalogic purchase Caravan Sitefinder (PDF)


Back to the future

The move reunites Caravan Sitefinder with some of its original team who are still actively involved with Tribalogic such as Craig Douglas, Thomas Fothringham, Colin Guthrie and Robin Morris.

Tribalogic built, maintained and supported the content management and booking platform on which Caravan Sitefinder (www.caravansitefinder.co.uk) is operated since 2007.

Caravan Sitefinder logo

"We are thrilled to be taking over this fabulous resource for camping and caravanning enthusiasts.

We continue to have an excellent working relationship with Haymarket would like to thank all those at Haymarket who have worked on Caravan Sitefinder over the years."

Robin Morris, Director at Tribalogic ltd

Tribalogic continue to work closely with Haymarket, powering their Practical Caravan, Practical Motorhome websites and Top 100 parks listings.

"We're pleased to conclude the smooth handover of Caravan Sitefinder to the team at Tribalogic, and delighted to be continuing our working relationship with them on our caravan and motorhome websites. These are exciting times and we're looking forward to a great 2016."

Kate Hannam, Publisher, Haymarket Media Group

The transfer reunites some of the original founders of Caravan Sitefinder who parted with the business in 2007.

"I am so excited to be working on Caravan Sitefinder again, the next few years look extremely exciting for the sector and Caravan Sitefinder will be at the forefront of online innovation."

Craig Douglas, Director at Tribalogic ltd

Press release: Tribalogic purchase Caravan Sitefinder (PDF)


v2.156 release notes

Written by Robin Morris

Major updates

  • Admin Console: added “last login date” as a Filter on the People tab
  • Bookster: update which arrivals and departures are shown in the iCal feed

Minor updates and bug fixes

  • Bookster: added a message if an outstanding damage deposit is blocking the cancelling of a booking
  • Bookster: update the version of AngularJS used in the public booking process
  • Bookster: improve reliability when taking payments via PayPal
  • Bookster: improve error reporting when importing iCal availability
  • Bookster: if there is no availability mark the next 10 years as busy in iCal feed
  • Bookster: in the iCal booking feed, added a booking URL to provide quick access to the Admin Console from your favourite calendar
  • Tribalogic: allow i and em tags in links only WYSIWYG
  • Tribalogic: add cache invalidation when reviews are left/saved
  • Tribalogic: allow to search on the parent Type
  • Tribalogic: added an option to include Bootstrap v3 when setting up new Websites in Tribalogic
  • Tribalogic: improve support for publishing Entry email addresses into Email marketing
  • Tribalogic: allow Users to edit permissions for Users below them

v2.155 release notes

Written by Robin Morris

Major updates

  • Bookster: include previous week's arrivals and departures in iCal booking calendar feed
  • Bookster: add the guest name to the Arrivals Report

Minor updates and bug fixes

  • Admin Console: hide booking source from Users that cannot view payment details
  • Admin Console: can now filter based on the date an Entry (Property, Park, Article etc.) was created
  • Admin Console: removed some old unused Website Settings
  • Bookster: improve arrivals / departures iCal booking feed to improve compatibility with 3rd party calendars
  • Bookster: improve feedback when promo codes are entered by guests on the check-out process
  • Email marketing: ensure that viewing from within the Admin Console works when it should
  • Payments: various improvements when taking payments via PayPal
  • Websites: fix a problem that could result in Google Analytics Events recording 1 when tracking a count of search results
  • Websites: update Font Awesome to 4.3
  • Websites: try to stop blocking the Google Bot from reading CSS/JS files

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