Dispatch build 2502
All of our changes this month are about making Dispatch easier to use for new customers and improving the core workflow for everyone. We added inline help text and changed a lot of our labelling so that you can get started without feeling like you need to read a manual. The new drag and drop card workflow makes it easy for operators to assign jobs and routes. Operators receive guidance to get workers online and completing jobs with the Dispatch app. More powerful search and a clutter-free panel ensures operators aren't wasting time looking for things instead of managing the workforce. Read our full notes below.
Redesigned job cards - job progress displayed at top, full job info in main body. Handles make 'drag and drop' between workers simple.
One card route display - open the card to see the full details. 'Drag and drop' route cards between workers.
Unassigned jobs tray in Dispatch panel - always shows at the top for quick job distribution. Can be collapsed to save screen space.
Job statistics can now be found on the right hand side of the worker rows.
Updated job and route windows to match the latest GpsGate design.
The dispatched status and job progress are now displayed separately and can be set quickly with radio buttons as you create or edit a job.
The job card right click menu now allows setting the dispatched status.
The Dispatch panel now guides you through getting started step by step with inline help text. It will walk you through creating workers all the way through to dispatching jobs to a worker's app.
The search filter now works on any text in a job or in a route (e.g. description, location and worker name). It even supports special characters in the filter.
Updated color scheme provides more contrast between background colors and text.
New standardized icon buttons plus hover help text to explain their functionality.
Worker missing app warning displayed if you assign a job to a worker without the app.
App setup window now has step by step instructions and link sharing capability for operators.
Real-time push of updated job comments to workers. Job comments interface updated to match new GpsGate design.
Send custom push notifications to your workers' apps with our new scripting 'notify worker' function.
Check if a worker has a recently active Dispatch app with our new scripting 'has active app' function.
Search filter and date picker updated to match GpsGate design.
Simplified route job marker color selection in edit route panel.
The Dispatch panel now by default opens in the middle of the screen with more space to see the interface.
Required fields in the job and route forms are now clearly indicated as required.
Newly created jobs now appear immediately on the map if the worker is selected or marker-pinned.
Select the default add button behavior in the Dispatch panel. Choose between job, route and schedule.
All Dispatch features now work with zero setup for GpsGate Cloud and GpsGate On-site customers.
Routes can now be created with just one or more jobs. This allows access to scheduling and planning features.
More help text sprinkled throughout the interface helps operators discover useful features and fill in forms more easily.
Empty workers are now hidden by default so active workers are prioritized.
More workers are now shown in the Dispatch panel thanks to many performance improvements.
The loading bar is now more tightly synchronised with jobs loading in the Dispatch panel.
Jobs scheduled in the future will no longer incorrectly autocomplete. A new setting defaults to only allowing completion of jobs that are scheduled for within an hour of the location visit.
When creating a job with scripting, a scheduled date is now optional just like it is in the Dispatch panel.
A new setting allows operators to configure whether or not completed jobs should show as map markers.
Worker marker-pins now save and load with the active workspace.
Job synchronization with Garmin devices has been made much more robust.
The performance and resource usage of Dispatch event expression scripts has been significantly improved.
New localization keys added to support our new getting started and help features.
Fix for issue when dragging unassigned jobs into an unsaved route caused an error when the route was first saved.
Fix for bug that could cause the last worker in the list to be selected regardless of user click in Assign To field.
Fix for Assign To field in jobs and routes not sorting workers by distance correctly when a worker had never sent location information to the server.
Fix for very long words overflowing the message panel in the comments field.
Fix for jobs with no scheduled date appearing on the worker stats for 'today' even if they were completed on a different day in the past week.
Fix for custom field name labels sometimes failing to load the first time a job was opened for editing.
Fix for excessive CPU utilization on Firefox.