Use Community Centre to view real-time engagement, administer your app membership & configure your messaging settings. From day-to-day operations such as membership application and member suspension to managing a conversation or channel within your Fabrik-powered app, Community Centre has been designed to be the new go-to tool for community management!.. >>>
A Videos tab is now available for your app where your members can log in and view your live-streamed and on-demand video content.
A member can now send and play GIFs within conversations and channels.
Long-pressing a message within a conversation or channel will now present you with a list of options you can use to react to that message.
Long-pressing an image, video or file within a message will now present the option to reply to that message.
Billboards will now dynamically scale to fit all device sizes. Scrolling between multiple billboards will be smoother. A member can now dismiss a billboard by tapping the X in the top-right of the screen.
It is now possible to delete your own message within a conversation.
Long-pressing a text message will now present the option to forward that message to another conversation within the app.
Long-pressing a text message will now present the option to reply to that message.
Our Radio clients now have the ability to add an additional live-stream onto their apps, which can be switched on and off dynamically.
Push notification previews on your Android device now display all the text within a text messages, as well as a preview of a sent image or video.
Long-pressing a message on your iPhone now brings up the option to have the message read to you.
Profile images, chat image attachments & billboards have now been converted to a mobile-friendly format that is more respectful of members’ data usage.
The mobile apps now accommodate multiple images being sent via our Smashboard engagement dashboard.
App members will now receive an in-app notification when there is a minor or major app update available.
Videos, images, and files are now being cached on a member’s device which means that they don’t have to load every time a member opens the app, resulting in quicker response times and less of a member’s data used!
Create a ‘Distribution Group’ to schedule and send updates across either multiple Twitter accounts or multiple Facebook pages simultaneously. Tired of copy/pasting the same message to the many social media pages you administer? Smashboard has always been a great tool to view & respond to incoming messages from your app,.. >>>
Smashboard operators will now have the ability to edit the text and scheduled time of a previously scheduled message.
Members are now able to navigate away from a message of a member who was typing and come back to it later without losing the message.
Sidebar menu now has more clearly labelled menu items, making it easier for community administrators to navigate through different sections.
It is now possible to add an app member to multiple conversations or channels at the same time via your Connect dashboard.
We’ve added support enabling our apps to handle more different kinds of URLs within conversations & channels.
It is now possible to add a description in the Information tab of a conversation or channel!
We’ve continued to improve the look and feel of our new Messaging interface, making it much easier to navigate between Conversations & Channels.
We’ve updated our alert button with new ‘Cloud Concierge’ branding that can be customised per community.
It is now more clear which unread messages come from Conversations and which come from Channels.
We’ve given your Messages screen a brand new look and feel, and we’ve made it easier to manage your Conversation & Channel settings and alerts right from the Messages screen itself!
Our Fabrik clients can now embed a one-way messaging widget on your website to receive messages from your web-based community in real-time!
We’ve updated Echocast’s colours and branding to be more consistent with the overall look and feel of our other Fabrik modules.
Fabrik administrators can now access each Fabrik module using a new consolidated log-in dashboard.
We’ve improved Smashboard’s colours and branding to be more consistent with the overall look and feel of our other Fabrik modules.
You can now enjoy longer, more descriptive podcast names in the Rewind section of your app.
You can now send text in the same message as your voice note!
The background image on our livestream widgets got an update, giving visitors to our Radio clients’ websites a more pleasing visual experience.
Single podcasts are now shareable from the website into another platform.
The podcast widgets on our Radio clients’ websites are now supported on Internet Explorer as well as being theme-able according to the website’s colour scheme.
Our podcast web widget gets a new and improved background image, making it more visually appealing on our Radio clients’ websites.
An improved live-stream web player is now available, allowing our Radio tenants to offer visitors to their websites an improved live-streaming experience!
Community members now have the ability to Like or Dislike a business listed on the Service Directory.
An improved podcast web widget is now available for our Radio clients offering visitors to their websites an enhanced podcasting experience.
We’ve improved the handling of errors, updated our loading indicators and fixed a number of bugs to provide a better user experience for our Smashboard administrators.
Approve or reject community members who register on your app via the new Member Application interface on your Connect dashboard.
Members connecting via an iPhone or iPod can now share files and images into Chat Group messages.
In addition to audio, video and text; our Fabrik apps now support the following types of files: PDF’s, Excel, Word & Powerpoint documents, GIF’s, audio files & .zip files.
Allow access of certain content on your app only to verified members of your community.
You can create customised data fields on your members’ Profiles via your Connect dashboard.
Add date-fields to your members’ Profiles via your Connect dashboard.
It is now possible to load pre-roll adverts of up to 20MB in size on your Advertising CMS.
You can now add fields that allow your members to select from multiple options (i.e. dropdown fields).
You can now delete podcast presets, and the text reading ‘Start Recording’ is clickable.
We’ve updated the look and feel of your website’s podcast page, offering a more visually pleasing podcast experience for your web visitors.
Our Android apps have been reduced to a smaller download, reducing data costs and making it easier for your audience to store the app on their Android devices.
Your community can now enable an action or ‘alert’ button that can be used for security purposes or advertising campaigns.
Your community can now enable a directory of businesses in your area!
You can now schedule and track podcast & livestream pre-roll advertising campaigns through an online Content Management System.
Profile fields now come with a dropdown option, for your members to select options that are pre-defined by you.
The Android app gets a new modern look and feel. The messages button no longer floats, but can now be accessed via the same menu as as all your other screens.
You can now embed individual podcasts on your website, or anywhere else you’d like!
URL previews are now being cached, allowing for your app member to save on data and enjoy an improved user experience when browsing through their chat group history.
Your advertisers can be connected to multiple campaigns, and can be managed more effectively.
You can now choose between a light or a dark theme for your web-embedded live stream & podcast players.
We are ready for your advertisers’ pre-roll advertisements! These will play on your app and your web-embedded widgets. We can run pre-roll ads on both your live-stream and your podcasts.
Your listeners can now scrub through a podcast to get to a specific location within a podcast, or pause the podcast to resume listening later.
Uploaded audio is now listed and can be re-used.
You can now choose between normal screenshots & panoramic templates for your app store listing.
Fixed a bug where messages containing URLs that were sent from Smashboard were not being received by the app.
A few improvements to the way we track listens to podcasts and live-stream plays on the website.
Aesthetic and usability improvements to your Connect dashboard. Major changes to view of stats, and inclusion of Power BI reports. Improvements to Member Management.
Your web-embedded live stream player gets a face-lift.
You can now embed your list of podcasts from Echocast onto your website!
We’ve improved our streaming options and we can now offer a more efficient 64kbps livestream. Your listener will experience nearly the same audio quality but spend half the data!
Included timestamp on all messages sent and received on Smashboard.
A fix has been shipped so that Starred messages load without error messages.
• Pagination added to the feed endpoints. • Published recording confirmed, processed, and deleted events. • Limit the number of items returned in the feed to 50.
We’ve developed and improved features that make it easier for operators to send, filter and receive messages from Smashboard.
Refactor string names into constants when publishing events.
We’ve developed and improved features that make it easier for operators to receive, search for and respond to messages, and some there’s some awesome improvements to the Campaigns functionality.
Amongst other improvements and bug-fixes, adverts now can display locations.
We’ve made it easier for operators to send an attachment via multiple message providers, as well as a few styling improvements to the Provider variables editor.
Better handling of receiving chat messages from multiple message providers, ability to order your message providers, and better overall handling of Twitter messages/accounts.
This deploy included security improvements.
You can now set billboard start and end times, for them to automatically commence and expire.
If your app member has uploaded a photo to their profile, you’ll now see their image accompanying their messages – and some other enhancements!
We fixed a pesky bug that caused Smashboard to crash when composing a tweet with an @mention. Oops!
You can now create chat groups that members can join, but to which only “Trusted Users” can post messages.
Introducing Trusted Users! You can designate any registered app member as a Trusted User for a particular group. Particularly useful for read-only chat groups.
You can now send your CSV of messages to email, in addition to direct download. And you can add temporary message providers to your Smashboard view.
Export all messages to CSV without having to search.
You can now configure your operator roles and abilities.
A couple of fixes to the manual upload processing and the process of deleting recordings.
Performance improvements on message loading, handling of user permissions for sending messages, and other bug fixes.
Improvements to podcast recording, as well as reliability improvements to live audio streaming and audio archiving. Find out more on the blog.
All-round improvements to audio handling, upgrading of processes, better notification handling.
Messages are grouped by sender + associated replies, and you can now send attachments to your app audience. The velocity graph refreshes more rapidly.
Manage members per chat group, sort your members, or search for a member.
Different page url formats from Facebook are supported.
Attachments from your app audience are now supported, as well as videos sent from Facebook. Line-breaks now appear within received messages. Other Facebook-related bugs have been fixed.
The upload of larger MP33 files to Echocast are now accepted.
When you set a chat group to “Join by default”, all registered members are added to that group.
Tons of awesome new functionality available!
A message is sent to your Smashboard when someone registers for the first time.
Enhancements and bug-fixes.
You can suspend problematic members, and then un-suspend them if you wish.
Operators can compose a message from and to Facebook and the mobile App.
Functionality supporting the attaching of different file types to tweets being sent via Smashboard was enabled. Find out more on the blog.
Initial support for group chats was added to the mobile app code-base.
The URLs associated with podcasts will now point to a dedicated streaming server, making it possible to track playback and bandwidth stats for podcasts.
The release of Fabrik’s first Residential Communities-based mobile app!
Smashboard can now receive messages from people with cellphone numbers longer than 10 digits. Functionality supporting Twitter social actions such as like/unlike, retweet/unretweet icons was added. Find out more on the blog.
Further enhancements and bug-fixes after Smashboard v2.0 release. Functionality allowing Twitter message attachments to be displayed was added. Bugs relating to the way Smashboard operators experienced functionality relating to the Campaigns feature were addressed this month. Find out more on the blog.
An onboarding process is now available to guide your members through setting up their profile and becoming acquainted with the app’s features.
Our first festival client goes live!
A bug preventing audio files from being manually uploaded to Echocast has been resolved.
Major user experience improvements! Find out more on the blog.
Podcasts now make use of HLS URLs for quicker playback and better data usage.
Operators can now Compose new messages.
Major design improvements are released for Smashboard.
Connect is officially live!
Smashboard can now receive messages from the brand mobile app, and operators can send messages to your audience.
You can now manually upload an audio file (or pre-recorded podcast) to Echocast!
Our first client mobile app is live!
Echocast v1 has been released!
Development work on Echocast has officially commenced!
Smashboard v1 has been released! Find out more on the blog.
Development work on Smashboard has officially commenced!