2014: Q4 App Release Notes

Version 2.8.0 (Dec 05, 2014)
Payment requests, enter confirmed jobs, bill multiple jobs at once, printable receipts and more
More flexible ways to manage and run your business while on the go: Request payments, process payment for multiple jobs at the same time, accept gratuity from clients, enter already confirmed jobs from your calendar, and automatically send your clients professional statements and receipts once the job is completed for their records.
— you can now request payments from clients directly without having to book an appointment
— clients can now include gratuity [10 - 25%] when they make payments or confirm appointments
— your clients now automatically receive an invoice/statement for the job once it is completed
— you can now enter already confirmed appointments and mark them as paid once the job is completed
— we now warn you about double booked time slots when you schedule an appointment
— you can now specify whether your clients should receive appointment reminders (they can control this as well)
— you can now import credit cards for clients during onboarding
— you can now enter longer appointment durations (4 hours, 6 hours, 8 hours)
— increase font size on login screens
— fix problem with # notes not being updated when you add a note to a user
— always show total on an appointment (deposit amount + amount + gratuity)

Version 2.8.1 (Dec 05, 2014)
Payment requests, enter confirmed jobs, bill multiple jobs at once, printable receipts and more
More flexible ways to manage and run your business while on the go: Request payments, process payment for multiple jobs at the same time, accept gratuity from clients, enter already confirmed jobs from your calendar, and automatically send your clients professional statements and receipts once the job is completed for their records.
— you can now request payments from clients directly without having to book an appointment
— clients can now include gratuity [10 - 25%] when they make payments or confirm appointments
— your clients now automatically receive an invoice/statement for the job once it is completed
— you can now enter already confirmed appointments and mark them as paid once the job is completed
— we now warn you about double booked time slots when you schedule an appointment
— you can now specify whether your clients should receive appointment reminders (they can control this as well)
— you can now import credit cards for clients during onboarding
— you can now enter longer appointment durations (4 hours, 6 hours, 8 hours)
— increase font size on login screens
— fix problem with client addresses not being defaulted unto appointment
— fix problem with # notes not being updated when you add a note to a user
— always show total on an appointment (deposit amount + amount + gratuity)

Version 2.7.3 (Nov 15, 2014)
Bug fixes and performance improvements

Version 2.7.2 (Nov 11, 2014)
Recurring appointment enhancements, streamlined sign in & registration, bug fixes
- Show helper dialog with related next steps after submitting an appointment
- Complete and process payment for multiple recurring appointments at the same time
- Specify the number of recurring instances in a recurring appointment: useful for pre-defined job packages (e.g. 5 pack training class, 10-day dog walking package)
- Password no longer required to sign into PocketSuite; SMS verification only
- Added "Not Paid" filter to dashboard (Bookings tab) showing confirmed appointments that have not yet been processed (i.e. after their due date). Makes it easy to see which appointments you need to mark as completed (i.e. get paid).
- Stop using upper case characters in data entry fields (switch to normal case)
- General performance improvements and bug fixes.

Version 2.7.1 (Oct 24, 2014)
Support for sharing location & contacts, 2-way messaging over email
—Send your current location to anyone in your network: handy when you're running late for an appointment and need to let your client know where you are.
—Send any of your contacts to anyone: handy for referring businesses to your friends or for referring clients to your colleagues
—Enable 2-way notification over email (to supplement SMS)
—Switch to more legible Helvetica Neue font
—Reduce payment processing rate across the board to 1.99%
—Fixed a few bugs and app crashes

Version 2.7.0 (Oct 09, 2014)
Recurring appointments, Universal deposits and more...
— Create recurring appointments which your clients only have to confirm once. Every weekday, every other weekend - every 3rd tuesday and friday - flexibility to suit your business.
— Specify a required upfront deposit on any booking request or specify it on the service.
— You can now filter the bookings that appear in your dashboard to show upcoming only, pending, and past bookings to help you manage your appointments. Of course everything syncs to your calendar automatically if you need more flexibility.
— All messages are now grouped by sender making it easier to keep track of all client communication. Payment history, booking history, text messages for each clients now appear in their message feed.
— Cancelled appointments for each client now appear under their private booking history. This is important if you need to know how often a client cancels on you.
— The client's booking history now shows you confirmed future income, income generated, and pending income based on not yet confirmed quotes and booking requests to help you track your performance with each client and manage your forecast.
— You no longer need to send your contacts a message when you're trying to import them when sending a quote. Simply import your client and off you go.
— You can now import all your clients during registration
— You can now specify a start time for returning available appointment time slots
— Background sync: your calendar will be kept in sync even while the app is closed. This helps ensure that is always up to date as soon as clients confirm appointments or you make changes to your calendar.

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