Release Notes

We are constanty working to improve the Accolader platform by adding new features & fixing issues that come up. Below is a list of these changes & improvements.


If you have questions about these changes, or would like to suggest a new feature, please contact us at: accolader@accolader.io


6/28/2021

New Features:
  • Keeps users logged into their account if you close your web browser and reopen it without signing out of your account.
  • Adds a pop-up notification that Accolader.io is not supported on the Internet Explorer if that is the browser someone is accessing the site from.
  • Adds the new resources.accolader.io page with separate sections & filtering for “Blog” & “Product Guide” content posts.
Updated Features:
  • Removes the “Remember Me” checkbox at sign-in and instead automatically keeps users logged in unless you log out of your account.
  • Changes “Product Guide” to “Resources” in the footer & on the main accolader.io page, and makes its URL resources.accolader.io, instead of blog.accolader.io.
  • Removes the “Privacy” & “Terms” links from the footer of the Admin pages.
  • Changes the name of the “Start Date” field on the “Create Profile” page to “Work Anniversary (Start Date)”.

6/8/2021

New Features:
  • Now allows the clicking of the “Add Endorsement” button for a specific award on the Activity Page to create an endorsement on that page.
  • On the Activity page, adds a count of endorsements an award has received if there has been one or more endorsement received.
  • On the Activity page, adds text explaining why you can’t endorse an award that doesn’t have the “Add Endorsement” button.
  • Removes the 2 week time limit to add an endorsement to an award. Endorsements can now be made at anytime on an award.
  • Adds a warning message when you are trying to create an endorsement on an award that is more than a month old.
  • Updates the icon for when you add Accolader as a shortcut to your home screen from Safari on a mobile device.
Updated Features:
  • Updates the styling of the warning message you get if you are trying to create an award or endorsement with a description that is too short.
  • Updates the styling of the “Add Endorsement” button on the Activity & My Awards pages.
Bug Fixes:
  • Fixes an issue where the description of the award will show on the Endorsement listed on the Activity page instead of the endorsements description.
  • Fixes an issue where Award names would not show the right capitalization on the Activity page.
  • Fixes an issue where on a mobile device with dark-mode turned on, the confetti images in the email notification for a new endorsement would not show transparent.
  • Fixes a typo in the wording of the password length error message at account creation or new user activation.
  • Fixes a typo on the “Change Password” page.

5/21/2021

New Features:
  • Adds a Release Notes page that captures any new features, updated features, or bug fixes made in the Accolader platform.
  • Adds a hyperlink to the new Release Notes page in the page footer.
  • Added a hyperlink to the terms of service page next to the confirmation checkmark box when admins create their new Accolader account or users activate their user account.
  • Adds unique browser tab page titles for each page you can navigate to in Accolader.
Updated Features:
  • Updates the name of the "Welcome Badge" award you get when you first activate your user account to just be called the "Welcome" award.
  • Makes sure that everywhere on the Accolader site & in emails, we are referring to awards as "awards" and not "accolades".
  • During account creation & user activation adds a link to the product guide on the "We Have Liftoff!"" screen.
  • Removes the green confirmation flash message after account creation.
  • Changed the placeholder text from "Personalized Description..." to "Description of Achievement" on the award creation model.
  • Updates the color of the "Invited Users" table header on the Admin > Users page from grey to black to match the "Active Users" table.
Bug Fixes:
  • Fixes an issue where buttons in emails on mobile devices with long text could appear as split lines instead of one full button.
  • Fixes an issue where the “Invited Users” table on the Admin > Users page on mobile would not display correctly.

4/28/2021

New Features:
  • Adds endorsements given on an award as a timeline item on the Activity page.
  • Adds endorsements given on an award as part of the 5 featured events in the monthly digest email.
  • If Slack messages are turned on for your account, endorsements given on an award will now trigger a new message in your Slack account (just like it does for Awards).
  • If an endorsement is given on an award, the person who received the endorsement will now receive an email notification (just like it does for Awards).
  • Adds the count of endorsements given to a specific award on the Admin > Awards page.
Updated Features:
  • Updates the design of the award icon if it has been endorsed.
  • Updates slack messages for new awards given to show the full award description instead of just the first 100 characters.
  • Has endorsements given on an award show by default, instead of being rolled up and hidden by default.
  • Makes the creation of an endorsement on an award be in a pop-up module instead of made inline on the award itself.
Bug Fixes:
  • Fixes a typo on the main Accolader.io page.

3/26/2021

New Features:
  • Adds Accolader’s LinkedIn page to the footer.
Updated Features:
  • Updates the Twitter & Facebook links in the footer to point to their new URL after their handle names changed.
  • Puts “Product Guide” link as the first list item in the footer instead of the last.

3/16/2021

New Features:
  • Adds to Accolader a Product Guide that is accessible at “blog.accolader.io”, the navbar on “accolader.io”, and in the footer of all pages.
  • Adds to Accolader the Privacy Policy that is accessible in the footer of all pages or at “accolader.io/privacy-policy” with the option to download a PDF copy.
  • Adds to Accolader the Terms of Service that is accessible in the footer of all pages or at “accolader.io/terms-of-service” with the option to download a PDF copy.
Updated Features:
  • “Accolader.io” (on mobile devices) now has a hamburger dropdown menu in the navbar with “Product Guide”, “Sign In” & “Get Started” options to select from.
Bug Fixes:
  • The list of filter options was not displaying with the capitalization they were created with, it would downcase all letters & capitalize the first letter of each word by default.

2/18/2021

Bug Fixes:
  • If you clicked the award icons for any user listed on the Teams page, it would take you to the Activity page instead of the specific award on the user’s page.
  • If you clicked a specific award on the Activity page it would take you to the user’s page, but was not scrolling down to that specific award on the page.

2/12/2021

New Features:
  • Admin > Users page can now filter your active users by their groups they are in, or the role they are in.
  • Admin > Awards page can now filter all your awards by their award type.
  • Admins now have the ability to change the award type of an award that is created in their account on the Admin > Awards > Edit page.
Updated Features:
  • Activity page now only loads 5 weeks worth of awards at a time, and adds a “load more” button to see the next set of 5 weeks at a time.
  • User’s Profile page now only loads 20 awards (given or received) at a time, and now adds a “load more” button to see the next set of 20 awards at a time.
  • Teams page now only loads 20 users at a time, and now adds a “load more” button to see the next set of 20 users at a time.
  • Updates the Team page to only be searched by a user’s name or their “title”.
  • Admin > Users page now only loads 20 users at a time, and adds a list of pages for users to navigate to a specific page and buttons to go to the next page or the previous page.
  • Updates the Admin > Users page of “Active Users” to only be searched by their name.
  • Admin > Groups page now has an empty state design to the page if you haven’t created any groups in your account yet.
  • Admin > Awards page now only loads 20 awards at a time, and adds a list of pages for users to navigate to a specific page and buttons to go to the next page or the previous page.
  • Updates the Admin > Awards page to only be searched by the “Recipient” or “Sent By” columns.
  • Updates how your company’s name displays throughout the app.
Bug Fixes:
  • The “Revert to Default” button on the Admin > Users > Edit page was not working previously.
  • The award icon image was not coming through in the slack message that posts when a user received an award.

11/2/2020

New Features:
  • Search & filter users & their groups on the Team page.
  • Cancel button on the crop profile image screen will cancel new image upload & default to the previously uploaded image.
  • The crop profile image page is now mobile responsive.
  • 4 new award types added. (Communication, Wellness, Safety, Sales)
  • You can now manage award types by turning them on or off, instead of always having a set number of awards created for you.
  • User list search on award creation, instead of a dropdown list.
  • Adds a confetti animation after you successfully create an award.
  • Adds an in-app notification if you receive an award since you last signed in.
  • Invite large amounts of users to your system with a CSV upload.
  • Resend Invite Email button added to your list of invited users on the admin users page.
Bug Fixes:
  • Email digest will show awards were sent last month, instead of saying that none were sent last month.