Version 2.6.4

I am pleased to announce the version 2.6.4 update.

What’s New

There is a new Notes icon on the Activity Calendar to subtly indicate which days have a note added.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed filtering for personal maps in TerritoryHelper.
  • Fixed time picker for witnessing partner start/end times.
  • Fixed issue with notes keyboard covering hours selector in the day screen.
  • Updated Romanian translations.

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

Version 2.6.3

Version 2.6.3 is a quick update fixing an issue with restoring the manual backups ZIP file.

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

Version 2.6.2

Version 2.6.2 brings the following changes …

What’s New

Version 2.6.2 added the ability to disable “Points of Interest” (POIs) on the Map. While POIs can be useful, they are also a visual distraction from the Contact markers. By default POIs are now off, and can be enabled again in the Map layer options.

Points of Interest

There is a new QR Code feature on Publications and Videos. There is a new button to “Show QR Code” which will generate the image based on the URL for the item. You can also save the QR Code to your devices Photo Library.

QR Code

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed issue with accessing the device Calendars, which broke the Partners screen.
  • Fixed issue with accessing the Settings > Addresses screen.
  • Rewrote the SMS module. Sending the Report via Text Message should not have any further issues.

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

Version 2.6.0

It has been a while since the last update to ServicePlanner. Fortunately it has been working well during COVID.

Version 2.6.0 brings the following improvements and fixes …

What’s New

  • Full support for iOS 15 and the latest underlying SDKs.
  • Migrated to support the new short-lived access tokens used by Dropbox. Users will likely be prompted to sign into Dropbox again from inside ServicePlanner settings.
  • Added support for Russian. Thanks to the translators who helped with this.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed issue with Activity Notes not saving changes in some situations.
  • Fixed issue with Activity Notes showing wrong date in some timezones.
  • Fixed issue with popup modal windows not saving changes when closing without using the “Done” button.

Thank you all for your patience waiting for an update to ServicePlanner and for your ongoing support. Be assured that you have all been in my thoughts and prayers.

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 🙂

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 🙂

Version 2.2

Version 2.2 introduces the following new features:

Share a Contact

The “Share Contact” button is now more powerful, allowing other ServicePlanner users to import the Contact data.

From the Contact screen you can now choose between:

  • Summary Email – this will generate an email with the Contacts details, the same as before … but now it will also include a file attachment. If the recipient is also using ServicePlanner, they can open the attachment in ServicePlanner to import the Contact data.
  • Share File – this will generate a zip file with the Contacts details that can be shared via the iOS share action sheet, allowing users to share the Contact via SMS, AirDrop, Email, or messaging apps like Telegram, Viber, WhatsApp and more.

Manual Backup / Restore

In Settings there is a new option for Manual Backup. This will generate a zip file of all the ServicePlanner data and then show the iOS Share action sheet. Send the backup via AirDrop to another device, or store it using a cloud service or file sharing app. You can also email the backup via the default Mail app which will use the free Mail Drop solution to store the file for 30 days. The point is – you get to choose.

User have the option to enable Backup Reminders every 7, 14, 30 or 60 days. The backup reminder is triggered a few seconds after the app is opened – it will check the last backup time and show a reminder alert based on your settings.

To restore the data just locate the ZIP file and open it in ServicePlanner.

Some notes about the backup file:

  • It will include all publication and video cover artwork you have manually added.
  • It will not include any Territory Helper data. On each device you need to sign into Territory Helper to authenticate and download the maps and location data.
  • It will not include any downloaded video files. Videos need to be downloaded on each device as required.
  • Because of the above, the backup file can end up reasonably large. So you need to store it or share it using a method that supports large files. Some recommended methods include:
    • Send an email via the default Mail app to yourself. This will detect the large file attachment and then use the free iCloud Mail Drop system to store the file. You will have 30 days to download the file from Mail Drop.
    • Store the ZIP in Dropbox, Google Drive, One Drive, iCloud Files or any cloud solution.
    • AirDrop the file to another iOS device or Mac.

Other Changes

This update also fixes a number of low level issues.

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