With this version 1.9 release of the Rundl platform we have reworked the information architecture and main navigation flows as well completed the re-skinning of our HTML 5 Web App.
Rundl iOS App 1.0 for iPhone was released together with Rundl 1.9. Our vision for the iOS app has been central to many of the 1.9 changes.
Account context is a new concept introduced in this 1.9 release. Previously, if you had more than one account context (such as an extra account context for your company's transactions), information from across your various account contexts was aggregated into a single view. For example, you had one single feed for Activity, Rundls or Requests. Now, you always access Rundl from a single account context, so your feed is always limited to a particular context.
Overall this leads to a much more streamlined experience for people using Rundl at work at their company. This new pattern is much like Facebook Pages or Google Pages, where you switch your access mode to a company page and from that point on any posts or actions are made by you as the page/company.
Our new approach to thinking about our core offering is "Services first". That means we've made services the primary content of our network. With this release we now organise access to Rundl transactions around services. This allows a much structured view of your transactions, always grouped according to service and provider.
Importantly, this new pattern will allow us in future releases to deliver the reporting features our users are asking for
Some of our other main changes include:
- Users can now upload profile pictures on Rundl directly, in addition to using Gravatar.
- A user's group memberships are now part of their profile.
- Group members are now split into their category, with teams and team administration treated separately.
- Services are now now prominent on a Group's profile.
- Groups have the option to publish/unpublish any services. Publishing a service makes it available in the network for ordering.
- The main Rundl list now has full text search.
- Rundls now display a percentage complete counter, providing a quick visual indicator of progress.
- If a user has a single active Rundl, they are redirected to that Rundl from their dashboard automatically.
- Group teams and group members are now exposed to hosts as potential participants to invite. Previously only group administrators could manage delegation to teams and members by processing invitations. Now a group administrator can alternatively allow hosts to delegate directly to a team or member. However, specific teams or members can be made private to restrict their exposure to the network if needed.
- Bug fixes and performance enhancements.