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December 2018 - Updates and new features.

Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:02 pm

December 2018 - Updates and new features.

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.

More info:
https://gpsgate.com/blogComment/december_release_new_dispatch

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Updates.v5 build 2592

Features:
- Add drag and swap functionality to Temperature Sensor ID:s in edit user.
- If selecting a feature from the "Windows" menu it will be brought into view even if the panel is inside a collapsed column.
VehicleTracker main menus with search bar will auto focus the search bar so user can search immediately
- User can now close open menu with ESC key
- Lists and table-columns will now be sorted in a more intuitive way. Case-insensitive and numeric, i.e "vehicle3" will sort before "vehicle12".

Event Panel:
- Pan to event when clicking on an event
- Show historical events on map. Requires enabling the 'Show history on map' event panel setting
- Do not show disabled event rules in card view
- Fix flickering event list on load time
- Pan to event marker on event click
- Context menu on right click on event marker

Performance:
- Improved performance of inserting message data

Fixes:
- Fixed an issue where Edit User window could become too tall and Save and Cancel buttons were hidden outside window.
- Fixed handling of speed data when some messages from device had no speed information.
- Fix Status panel content disappearing after collapse minimize/maximize panel
- Fix bug with Icon picker could cause whole VT to scroll up and leave a grey unusable bottom area
- Fixed Icons on some buttons in the Event Rule Wizard was missing
- Fix in API SessionManager
- Fix: Vehicle list could fail or become empty in some vehicle's configurations.
- Fix: Geocoding could sometimes fail on first line in Vehicle list.
- Fix: Only show Application Console in Window menu if _EditScriptApp privilege exists

Developers:

Added POST/Geofences resource to REST API
https://gpsgate.com/developer/documentation_rest_apis#/Geofences/PostGeofence


Dispatch build 2607

Highlights

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.

Features

User interface:
- 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. Hovering now brings up a summary panel with stats on the jobs inside
- Unassigned jobs tray in Dispatch panel - always shows at the top for quick job distribution. Can be collapsed to save screen space
- Onboard your workers quickly. An icon will now appear next to workers that do not have the app and let you invite them via SMS to download it and connect

Workflow:
- Our CSV import feature now offers line by line feedback on import errors and the option to export only the failed lines to a new CSV file for fast turnaround on fixes
- Workers can now discuss their jobs with operators by adding comments to their jobs at any time in the app
- A new automation window now contains the previously available "autocomplete jobs" feature and a new feature called "automatic dispatch."
- Operators can configure a time of day where all jobs that have been assigned to a worker but not yet dispatched, will be dispatched to their worker

Usability:
- 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, ID and worker name). It even supports special characters in the filter
- Dispatch app errors from your workers are now logged to your own GpsGate server log files
- You are now able to export any worker's job list as a CSV file for use in your own systems

Improvements

Workflow:
- 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.
- 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.
- Real-time push of updated job comments to workers.

Usability:
- Logging out of the Dispatch app will now not clear the server setting. You can optionally clear this whilst you are logged out
- 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.

Technical:
- 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.
- Rewrite of the Dispatch app networking code, eliminating some reported data synchronisation issues

Developer:
- 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.
- Our point to point ETA feature is now available in Dispatch scripting
- When creating a job with scripting, a scheduled date is now optional just like it is in the Dispatch panel.

Fixes:
- 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.
- Fix for scrollbar not appearing in unassigned panel when the panel overflowed its parent window
- Fix for bug where partial routes could be returned when searching on route details
- Fix for no error feedback given when trying to import a route job with no scheduled time
- Fix for route card sometimes showing an incorrect start/end time
- Fix for invalid routes returned from routing service causing the Edit route window to stall
- Fix for date picker showing null dates in certain locales
- Fix for bug where paging did not activate in some cases when there were more jobs than could be displayed on a worker


GoogleGeolocationProvider build 2493

fix lbs data serialization


UserSync build 2514

Removed unused resources.


Payment build 2514

Removed unused resources.


SmartPipe build 2514

Removed unused resources.


Dashboard build 2517

Fixed a bug that prevented adding a second condition after a digital condition was set


Mobile build 2517

Updated underlying js frameworks.


Reporting build 2564


BreadCrumb Report build 2521

Fix BreadCrumb report missing last value


Archiving build 2545

Fixes:
- Fixes for Accumulators and Maintenence.


CargoMove Data Forward build 2568

Initial release:
https://support.gpsgate.com/hc/en-us/articles/360013108793-CargoMove-Data-Forward-plugin


Fuel Report build 2571

Improved refill-detection


Previous Releases

2018

November Release
October Release
September Release
August Release
July Release
June Release
May Release
April Release
March Release
February Release
January Release

2017

December Release
November Release
October Release
September Release
August Release
No July Release
June Release
April Release
March Release
February Release
Regards,
Johan

GpsGate Support

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