Version 2.5.0

Version 2.5.0 includes a number of enhancements:
  • Improved support for importing ZIP files from the Files app on iOS 13. This will mainly help with restoring manual backups.
  • In the list of Visits on the Contact window, it will now show the full note from each Visit spanning multiple lines. This allows users to easily read what happened on previous visits without opening each visit one-by-one.
  • When adding a new Visit of type “Not at Home” it will now auto-insert any Plans into the Next Visit Details section, effectively carrying the Plans forward so you don’t need to type them again.
  • Added a double-confirm when enabling GDPR mode to minimise any chance the user enables it by mistake.

The following issues were resolved:

  • Fixed issue with the Today screen Activity Plugin not calculating Visits correctly. It was including any manual Visits recorded, but not the Visits against Contacts.
  • Fixed issue with “Other Publications” and “Other Videos” not correctly +/- on the Today screen.
  • Fixed possible issue when sending your Report via Telegram. The phone number in Settings > Reporting must be an exact match to the contacts phone number in Telegram.
  • Fixed long-press on a month in the Year calendar not going to the correct month in some Time Zones.
You can see further details about this update in the Issue Tracker Milestone.

Thank you again for using ServicePlanner. If you feel inspired to leave a review on the App Store it would be greatly appreciated 🙂

Version 2.4.1

Version 2.4.1 includes the following changes:

  • Fixed scrolling of the Settings screen when GDPR Mode is enabled.
  • Re-enabling sending report via Telegram. Telegram has only partly fixed their URL scheme – Telegram must be open in the background.
  • Fixed Video Player issues that started with recent iOS update.
  • Under Reporting > Other Hours, if you have “Include in Activity” = Off, but “Include in Report” = On, the Other Hours will now be included in the total report hours.
  • When looking at a list of Visits on a smaller phone, the date format has been improved.
  • Auto-cleanup of Dropbox “conflicted” files. Some users have experienced issues caused by Dropbox creating these files. To trigger the cleanup, go into Settings > Dropbox Sync > “Sync All Files Now” – let this finish and press the button again to run the process twice.

Version 2.4.0

Version 2.4.0 includes the following changes:

GDPR Compliance Mode

There have been some major changes to how the ministry is being conducted in the EU and UK. To comply with the GDPR these users have been instructed to no longer collect any contact data in the ministry. In order to protect myself from any legal issues as the app developer and to help users comply with these privacy regulations the new GDPR Compliance mode in ServicePlanner will:

  1. Disable and hide the Calls tab.
  2. Remove the Contacts section from the Today screen.
  3. Permanently delete any existing Contact records.

All users will receive a notice about this the first time they go into the Calls tab, regardless of where they live. To activate the new GDPR Compliance mode please go into Settings and toggle the option at the top of the screen.

   

Territory Helper Integration

Closely related to the previous topic, Territory Helper has also integrated a number of changes in order to enforce compliance with the GDPR. I wrote a detailed post about these changes here. In order to bring ServicePlanner in line with the Territory Helper the following changes have been made:
  • The Notes field will be removed from the Location and Unit screens.
  • The Language field will be removed from the Location and Unit screen.
  • The Location Status and Unit Status screens will only list “Unknown”, “Do not call” and “Delete”.

You can read more about these changes and the reason for them in my previous blog post, or by logging into Territory Helper and checking your notifications.

Updated Activity Plugin on the Today Screen

Since the GDPR Compliance mode will disable the ability to view contacts and add Visits to these contacts, it is even more important for affected users to be able to easily record Return Visits and Bible Studies. On the Today screen you can now manually add Return Visits and Bible Studies using the “+” and “-” buttons. You can choose which items appear in this list in the settings top/right of the Today screen in the “Activity Plugin Items” section…

Other Changes

  • The app now supports Korean and Danish users! Thanks to the translators who made this possible.
  • Bug fixes and improvements.

Thank you again for using ServicePlanner. If you feel inspired to leave a review on the App Store it would be greatly appreciated 🙂

Changes to Territory Helper Integration

Depending on where you live you may be aware of a number of refinements that have been made in the UK and EU to the way we conduct our ministry. In these countries the direction has been given that no contact data of any kind be recorded in the ministry, including Not at Homes.

There is a discussion open in the Issue Tracker regarding what this means for ServicePlanner in general. I encourage you to have a read and to share your thoughts.

However … there is a more immediate impact due to changes in Territory Helper (TH) that have already been applied on the TH website and will soon be enforced at the API level. I encourage you to login to the Territory Helper website and read the latest announcements if you have not already done so. Please note that ServicePlanner is directly using the TH API and the exact data stored in TH – there is no “workaround” in place for these major changes in how Territory Helper works.

Changes made in Territory Helper…
In summary, the following changes have already been made to the Territory Helper website:

  • Only 3 Location Statuses are available – “Unknown”, “Do not call”, and “Delete”. All other Location statuses have been removed.
  • Visit Statuses have been removed  (Visited, Not at home, etc) with one exception … “Visited” can still be applied for a “Do not call”.
  • The Language fields have been removed.
  • Any Location and Unit Notes have been removed.

Resulting in the following changes for ServicePlanner…
The next update to ServicePlanner will thus follow suit and remove the following Territory screens and fields:

  • The Notes field will be removed from the Location and Unit screens.
  • The Language field will be removed from the Location and Unit screen.
  • The Location Status and Unit Status screens will only list “Unknown”, “Do not call” and “Delete”.

Effectively ServicePlanner will be brought in line with the changes made at the Territory Helper end.

This is not a topic that is open for discussion. This post is just informing you about the changes in ServicePlanner that are being made to match what is already being implemented in Territory Helper, and to hopefully reduce any confusion. If you are using Territory Helper in your congregation and you are unsure about why these changes are being made, please speak to your local Territory Servant or Elders to obtain further details.

Version 2.3.0

Version 2.3.0 introduces the following changes:

  • Swedish translation completed – thanks Johannes!
  • Basic support for Campaign Maps from Territory Helper:
    • Users who are only allowed see “assigned” maps in ServicePlanner will now see Campaign map assignments as well.
    • Maps assigned as part of a Campaign will show a “trumpet” icon (see screenshots).
    • Maps assigned to you will show the icon in colour. Maps assigned to others will show in grey (see screenshot).
    • Campaigns Maps assigned to you can now be returned from ServicePlanner.
    • If a map is assigned as part of the main Territory workflow AND as part of a Campaign, the main Territory workflow will take precedence.
  • Fixed a minor issue some users had updating the Workflow dates.
  • Fixed a minor display issue when grouping Contacts by Phone number.

   

Thank you again for using ServicePlanner. If you feel inspired to leave a review on the App Store it would be greatly appreciated 🙂

Version 2.2.4

This is a minor update with the following changes:

  • Overall performance and stability improvements.
  • New filter option to Group contacts with Phone numbers.
  • New filter by “Unassigned” Maps in Territory Helper.
  • You can now change the app language via Settings > Language.
  • Fixed issue with changing months via the Activity Year tab.
  • Fixed issue with orphaned videos on the Today screen.
  • Removed Telegram as a reporting option due to breaking changes in the Telegram URL Scheme.

Thank you again for using ServicePlanner. If you feel inspired to leave a review on the App Store it would be greatly appreciated 🙂