10/1/2020

We teased a big feature last month and we are excited to announce that it's here: Calendar Sync! Staff members can now link a calendar of their choice to Fons and we'll automatically add/update that calendar with your Fons appointments...in seconds!!! We got positive feedback in our beta and now its available to everyone. Set it up under your calendar feed settings and stop worrying about iCal feeds. Eric Branner says "Its the bee's knees!"*

Aside from calendar sync, we have the usual collection of bug fixes and improvements spanning a variety of topics. Take a look and find your favorite.

*not an actual quote

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Enhancements

  • sync Fons appointments to your own calendar
  • show package details under payments list and in client view
  • show transactions graph in local time rather than UTC
  • show client timezone in details
  • ability to setup package repurchase after initial purchase
  • new reports to view client details
  • default flag on marketplace contact form matches organization country (not always USA)
  • update notification emails

Bug Fixes

  • fix calendar display issue on week of Oct 4th for UTC+10 timezone
  • Fons trial expiration banner wasn't always accurate
  • subs started close to end of UTC day could have delayed start date
  • prevent double clicking on create subscription button
  • fix intermittent issue preventing international signups

09/07/2020

Hey family!

The release notes are a little lite and a lot late this month due to summer vacation before school starts up again. We've got some more substantial work in the hopper that we hope to announce later this month if all goes according to plan. So hopefully this mini-release whets your appetite for more and smooths out some of our rough edges.

Enhancements

  • add confirmation page to package purchase wizard
  • owner/admins default calendar to all staff view
  • calendar view is saved within your session
  • fixed performance on payments page when large number of payments
  • add provider name to appointment notifications

Bug Fixes

  • edit availabilities button not visible to some single provider organizations
  • currency symbol was incorrect for international clients
  • password reset email was not sending correctly
  • new client signup on public booking would freeze occasionally

08/04/2020

Wow...August is already here!

Time is flying, but (hopefully) we are keeping up with it. We've got a packed list of release notes this month with some long-awaited features and our usual bevy of bug fixes. We are most excited to announce that we now offer the ability to add a custom email address for sending notifications from your account. Now when clients reply with questions it will go directly to you! All you need is your own domain. A few other requested goodies are hiding in there as well, so take a close look and see how Fons just keeps getting better!

Enhancements ๐Ÿ’„

  • ability use a custom email address to send client notifications ๐ŸŽ‰
  • staff can now be assigned specific services they offer in public booking ๐Ÿ‘ค
  • improve billing summary and charts ๐Ÿ“ˆ
  • update some confusing text in a few places ๐Ÿ˜•
  • use organization name for "from" on custom email notifications ๐Ÿ’Œ
  • verified organizations can approve overdue onetime payments โœ…

Bug Fixes ๐Ÿ›

  • updating location on recurring appointment did not send notification โœ‰๏ธ
  • public booking time were incorrect when UTC offset is in partial hours ๐Ÿ•ฆ
  • under certain circumstances some clients were double charged for onetime payments ๐Ÿ’ธ
  • some confirmed appointments were temporarily not visible by clients ๐Ÿ“†
  • calendar view reset to current user instead of selected staff ๐Ÿ‘Ž

07/01/2020

We call the month of June "Junuary" in Seattle because you never know whether you'll get rain or sun from day to day. However, I am happy to report that its all sunshine for the monthly release notes! Hopefully there is a ray or two of Fons sunshine peeking out for you to make your business operations a bit brighter.


Enhancements ๐Ÿ“ˆ

  • allow package balance to be transferred between family members ๐Ÿ“ฆ
  • allows packages to be assigned to a child when purchased ๐Ÿง’
  • when multiple staff, default the calendar to "my" appointments ๐Ÿ“†
  • add a unique public booking url for providers ๐ŸŒ
  • add more obvious indication for billing withdraws ๐Ÿ’ธ


Bugs ๐Ÿ›

  • workshop appointments didn't reflect a change in provider in ui w/o refresh โ™ป๏ธ
  • client booking showed $0 in UI even though notification and charge were correct 0๏ธโƒฃ
  • add organization logo to subscription notifications ๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ
  • cancel all button didn't show for single provider orgs ๐Ÿšซ
  • payroll report failed when selecting some staff ๐Ÿ“‰


Happy Fons-ing, and keep the feedback coming.

05/05/2020

They say April showers bring May flowers. But at Fons, the rainy days of April in Seattle brought a TON of new features. The most obvious is a complete reworking of our main calendar. We've been able to give it nice facelift as well as address some of the pain points of our larger studios. Your feedback has been incredibly encouraging and we are thrilled that its serving you better!

But don't let the shiny new calendar distract you from the rest of the good stuff. Read for yourself...there's a good chance you've asked for something that made that cut.

Enhancements ๐Ÿ’…

  • new calendar updates to support studios ๐Ÿ“†
  • face lift on the public booking page ๐Ÿ†•
  • add capacity limit to public appointment โ›”
  • ability to change staff member for an entire series, not just an instance ๐Ÿ”
  • add activity log for when a package is deducted โ„น๏ธ
  • make saved locations clickable when they are a url ๐Ÿ”—
  • setting to allow public appointments to be scheduled only the 15s, 30s, or 60s โš™๏ธ
  • give non-admins the ability to add client notes ๐Ÿ“”

Bug Fixes ๐Ÿ›

  • client refund notifications weren't being sent โœ‰๏ธ
  • some appointments with no attendees were not showing on the calendar โ“
  • PDF reports were failing to generate ๐Ÿ“ˆ
  • weird bug where cancellation policy inputs disappeared with custom values ๐Ÿž
  • appointments details white-screened on some appointments occurring near UTC midnight ๐Ÿณ๏ธ

04/01/2020

I'm taking a different approach to release notes for the month of March. Rather than list everything we've been working on I want to highlight two of the biggest projects that kept us occupied.

Zoom integration ๐ŸŽฅ

With COVID-19 causing all of us to retool our businesses to work online, we pivoted early in the month to get this one out ASAP. Now you can connect your Zoom account to Fons and easily use Zoom for your appointment locations. A unique Zoom meeting will be created for each appointment and included in the reminder emails sent to your clients. BAM! It's just that easy. Check it out under Settings -> Integrations and take it for a spin.

Workshops โ›บ๏ธ

With Workshops you can now create a series of appointments that are all billed as a single purchase. This is great for summer camps, weekend intensives, 3-day seminars and the like. Managing them is super easy and they appear on you and your clients' calendars so everyone knows when things are happening. You can find them under Settings -> Workshops.

The regular smattering of bug fixes is always included in every release as well.

03/05/2020

We're a little late on the announcement of everything we got done in February, but since we are releasing new versions of the app all the time you've probably been enjoying these already! Two of our more requested features finally made their debut (better family management and saved locations) and a ton of other odds and ends were tossed in for good measure as well.

We know Fons already delights you and your customers but we are always looking for ways to improve on what we've got so don't ever hesitate to ask for what you need. Some of our best features have found their infancy in your ideas!

Enhancements ๐Ÿ’„

  • add saved locations to settings and appointment creation ๐Ÿ“
  • providers can now add family members ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ
  • add booking url to marketplace settings ui ๐Ÿ”—
  • added informational text to SEO title โ„น๏ธ
  • fixed email text in cancellations that was causing confusion โ“
  • add failed package charges to the activity list ๐Ÿ“ฆ

Bug Fixes ๐Ÿ›

  • some refunds did not show in transaction list ๐Ÿฆ
  • fixed intermittent error when adding additional attendees to appointment โž•
  • when creating an appointment using tabs to navigate could distort the UI ๐Ÿ’€
  • when rescheduling a series single appointments could be lost in some circumstances ๐Ÿ”
  • when booking an appointment as a client, sometimes the dates were off by 1 day ๐Ÿ“†
  • some legacy clients showed as having parent when they really didn't ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ
  • miscellaneous typos (yes...we still make them even as adults!) ๐Ÿ” 

12/24/19

Even though things are a bit slower this time of year, as we all take time with family, that doesn't mean we're ignoring our Fons family! This month we focused on continuing to iron out pain points, and add subtle features to help you in your business. We got a lot done so check our list twice and see if there is anything in there just for you.

Enhancements ๐Ÿ’„

  • ability to add private notes to a client on details page ๐Ÿ—’
  • add birthday field to client and show birthday banner when 2 weeks out ๐ŸŽ‚
  • allow providers the ability to update client credit cards ๐Ÿ’ณ
  • appointment reports are now in user local time rather than UTC ๐Ÿ•
  • improvements to the business verification flow โœ”๏ธ
  • show reason for charge failure in transaction list โ“
  • add Fons logo as default in marketplace if no organization logo exists ๐Ÿท
  • ability to edit appointment title and description โœ๏ธ
  • cleanup charge description to only show client name once ๐Ÿ“›
  • include child transactions in client transaction list ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ง

Bug Fixes ๐Ÿ›

  • cancel all button wasn't updating canceled appointments in the UI ๐Ÿšซ
  • wrong cost displayed on public booking confirmation when client used package payments ๐Ÿ“ฆ
  • updating price of client subscription failed in some instances ๐Ÿ’ต
  • fix error on booking options when user did not have permission to edit โ›”๏ธ

12/2/19

The brisk Seattle air is signaling the looming return of winter and with it several months of gray clouds. Our rain coats are on and we're ready...bring it on! We are also working hard to get you all ready for kicking off the new year strong in January and we've got lots to talk about that came out over the last 4 weeks. Let's get into it.

๐ŸŽ‰Fons Chat is in BETA ๐ŸŽ‰

We've been working hard to build chat into Fons. Now you can send SMS messages directly to your clients from within the app and the whole conversation will be saved so you can review it later. This is a killer feature and we are looking for folks interested in joining our beta test group. We've been using this feature for a while now and think you're really going to like it! Just ask and we'll add you to the beta testers list.

Features & Enhancements ๐Ÿ“ˆ

  • Onetime payments can now be marked as "paid outside Fons" ๐Ÿ’ต
  • Appointment reports are in local time rather than UTC ๐Ÿ“Š
  • Phone number defaults to your current current country rather than always US ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
  • Introducing Verified organizations: allows for automatic approval of payments and appointments ๐Ÿ†
  • Improve ACH activity log to show pending and approved events ๐Ÿฆ

Bug Fixes ๐Ÿ›

  • Owner must now be removed before delete staff member โ›”๏ธ
  • UI was not updating package balance when paid outside of Fons ๐Ÿ”ข
  • Cancelling appointments was not including the message in some instances ๐Ÿ—’
  • make date formatting consistent in subscriptions details ๐Ÿ”„
  • We're always refining our notifications for clarity โœ‰๏ธ

11/5/19

Halloween is over, Autumn is in full swing, and as usual there's lots to talk about in the world of Fons. We've been hard at work over the last month on lots of updates and a few surprises that we're putting final touches on before announcing. So while you're dreaming of what my come next, here's what you've already got:

Enhancements ๐Ÿ’„

  • improvements to automatic updates when the app saved to your mobile phone home screen ๐Ÿ“ฑ
  • track package balance updates as its own activity in the log ๐Ÿ“ฆ
  • display whether client payment method is ACH or credit card ๐Ÿ’ณ
  • cleanup and simplify several notification messages ๐Ÿ’Œ
  • make "action" button consistent across the pages โฏ
  • future appointments no longer show on appointment reports (since they haven't happened) ๐Ÿ“ˆ

Bug Fixes ๐Ÿ›

  • changes to recurring appointments caused blank screens in some instances ๐Ÿ”
  • fix formatting in appointment report to be more readable ๐Ÿ—’
  • managing appointment attendees failed under certain circumstances ๐Ÿ‘ฅ
  • appointment price wasn't always showing in the notification preview ๐Ÿ’ต
  • starting subscription caused a blank screen ๐Ÿณ๏ธ
  • cleanup activity log text when no description ๐Ÿ““

9/10/19

Family is supposed to keep each other updated...and I dropped the ball this summer by not posting regular release notes. My apologies.

We've been busy adding a ton of new features and fixing bugs and have been releasing those change quietly all summer. So here's the list of the most exciting stuff over the last 2 months.

Enhancements ๐Ÿ“ˆ

- improvements to marketplace SEO ๐Ÿ”

- optionally require advanced payment for appointments booked via your booking page ๐Ÿ’ต

- Scheduling Blackout - avoid last minute requests by requiring clients to book in advance

- you can now add a note to a rescheduled appointment ๐Ÿ“

- added a report to view what appointments and clients have been charged ๐Ÿ“Š

- better error message are displayed to clients if a credit card is declined ๐Ÿ’ณ

- update referral links to point to our marketing site so people can learn about Fons before signing up ๐Ÿ”—

- better ui for sharing links your marketplace and booking pages ๐Ÿ”—

Bug Fixes ๐Ÿ›

- some deposits were not being displayed in the transaction list ๐Ÿ’ฐ

- better detection and prevention of duplicate payments ๐Ÿ‘ญ

- editing appointments public visibility sometime crashed the app ๐Ÿ’ฅ

- appointments charges were not being logged in the client activity list ๐Ÿท

- old email address we shown in the UI after a user changed them โœ‰๏ธ

- pending subscriptions sometimes displayed the wrong start date ๐Ÿ“…

- direct links to recurring appointments resulted in a blank screen โฌœ๏ธ

- clients who double clicked to pay for a package could get double charged in some instances 2๏ธโƒฃ

- canceling appointments from mobile failed sometimes ๐Ÿ“ฑ

- occasional sad face errors were showing in new customer onboarding ๐Ÿ˜ข

  • we found a few type-os and unclear labels โœ๏ธ

7/24/19

It's been a while since we did release notes...something to do with vacation...but we're back and cleaning out some of the cobwebs. ย Nothing too glamorous, but something smoothing out rough corners makes a big impact on helping you and your clients work more efficiently.

I do want to call out our new referral program. ย Now under the settings tab you'll find a way to share a link with your friends...and if any of them sign up and start using Fons, we'll send you $50! ย So if you know anyone who'd benefit from Fons, let them know and make some money in the process.

Enhancements ๐Ÿ’„
- add referral links to settings ๐Ÿ”—
- edits to recurring appointments are now intuitive when they take affect
- public booking options are now sorted alphabetically ๐Ÿ”ค
- update billing section title to `client billing` to reduce confusion ๐Ÿ˜•
- change payment statuses to `sent` and `paid` to reduce confusion โ”
- update cancel button text in modals to be `cancel now` to reduce confusion โ“

Bugs ๐Ÿ›ย 

  • appointment title had duplicate name when viewed as a client 2๏ธโƒฃย 
  • paid packages weren't always removed from the to do list ๐Ÿ“ฆย 
  • fix some styling that was 'off' on a buttons ๐Ÿ‘—ย 

7/2/19

It's July already, can you believe it?

We've got a load of Fons love that we've been working on the last two weeks to celebrate the start of summer. Most notable is the introduction of a new public calendar feature for you to publish appointments that clients can join at any time. Let us know what you think and how we can make it better serve your business needs.

Enhancements

- Public calendar listing all public appointments ๐Ÿ“†

- Ability to mark an appointment as public โœ”๏ธ

- Clients can join a public appointment ๐Ÿ‘ซ

- Toggle to show/hide the todo list ๐Ÿ”›

- Hide todo list by default on mobile ๐Ÿ“ฑ

- Remove the bell menu in favor of todo list ๐Ÿ”•

- Add better text to activity log for package payments ๐Ÿ“ฆ

Bug Fixes ๐Ÿ›

- Hourly appointment cost did not update when duration changed ๐Ÿ”ข

- 45 minute appointments were being shown as "1 hour" in todo list ๐Ÿ•˜

- Clients could request an appointment at no charge from booking page in some scenarios ๐Ÿ’ธ

- Package and subscription clients book package prepaid appointments by default ๐Ÿ‘

- Fix issue where clients couldn't cancel subscriptions ๐Ÿšซ

  • Appointment cost was not editable in some weird scenarios โœ๏ธ

6/17/19

Who doesn't look forward to release notes on Mondays?

We continue to work hard on streamlining your business so that you can focus on what you do best, so we spent the week looking at a few of the pain points we've been hearing a lot about: Clients not responding to requests (both for appointments and payments) and more flexibility when changing the cost of appointments. We think we came up with good solutions for both:

Enhancements ๐Ÿ’„

- Notifications are visible on the dashboard w/o using the bell menu ๐Ÿ”•

- Allow changing the cost AND billing model for any existing appointment ๐Ÿ’ฐ

- Refinements to the client signup process ๐Ÿท

- Add subscription start/end dates on client details ๐Ÿ“†

- Add phone number field to "contact provider" on marketplace profile โ˜Ž๏ธ

Bug Fixes ๐Ÿ›

- "Setup payment info" step wasn't getting checked off for ACH clients โœ”๏ธ

- Sometimes the cost section for past appointments didn't match what was actually charged ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™€

- Clear up notification text for auto-confirmed appointments ๐Ÿ–Š

- Clear up notification text for subscription appointments โœ๏ธ

- Canceled appointments showed as both canceled and confirmed in Agenda in certain scenarios โ›”๏ธ

Hopefully we fixed some of your pain points this time. If not, let us know as we're always looking to make Fons better for you and your business.

6/10/19

Another Monday, and with it another round of update to the app. It's a regular smorgasbord this week as we're trying to iron out all the wrinkles that cause hang ups for you and your clients. So if you have any issues, and haven't already let us know, drop our support team a note and we'll take a look at to see what we can do.

Enhancements ๐Ÿ’„

- added field for SEO specific title on marketplace pages (this is a big deal!) ๐Ÿ”

- fine tuning of search results on Fons Marketplace pages ๐Ÿ“ป

- added payment success/failure icon to attendee list ๐Ÿท

Bug Fixes ๐Ÿ•ท

- notification bell showed empty alert in some scenarios ๐Ÿ”•

- attendees could confirm appointment series far in the past ๐Ÿ•™

  • restore ability to manually enter date on calendar selectors ๐Ÿ“†

6/3/19

It's time for Monday Release Notes!

If you're a software engineer like me, you probably would love to hear about all the infrastructure changes we've been making to allow Fons to scale seamlessly as we grow...but since most of you are business owner you're probably more excited about how Fons is changing to make running your business easier...

Enhancements ๐Ÿ’„
- Reschedule day of week and time for recurring appointments ๐Ÿ”
- Show client payments in notification tray ๐Ÿ””
- Support address autocomplete on appointment location ๐Ÿ“

Bug Fixes ๐Ÿ›

  • Pending ACH charges were no longer showing in transactions ๐Ÿ“’

- Some package appointments were still getting charged ๐Ÿ’ณ
- Date picker was covered by keyboard in some instances โŒจ๏ธ

5/20/19

It's Monday and I'm personally off to a slow start...but that doesn't mean we've forgotten about release notes!

Nothing too exciting today, but small improvements add up and hopefully they're helping your business operate smoother.

Enhancements ๐Ÿ’„
- support "do not charge" for package appointments ๐Ÿ’ธ
- support package/subscription payments for group appointments ๐Ÿ”„
- add button to copy link to marketplace page ๐Ÿ”—
- add informational box on what the marketplace is โ„น๏ธ

Bugs ๐Ÿž
- fixed whitespace formatting on public booking options ๐Ÿ“
- providers can remove all instances in a cancelled series with one click ๐Ÿ–ฑ

  • โค๏ธ the Fons Engineering Team

5/14/19

Sometimes release notes are really exciting. And sometimes...

We have been doing a lot of really cool (to engineers) work to make the transition for our Learning Musician friends a little friendlier, which means there isn't too much to show in terms of new fun in the last weeks.

- Improvements to marketplace search algorithm ๐Ÿ”
- Improvements to marketplace SEO ๐Ÿ“ˆ
- Creating a client with hourly billing failed in some scenarios ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿฝโ€

As usual, we thrive on your feedback so don't hesitate to let us know how we can make Fons better for the whole family!

4/29/19

Mondays are better with release notes!

May 1st is this Wednesday and with it comes our official launch of the Fons Marketplace! We've been focusing all (ok, most) of our attention on putting that final bit of polish on the everything so that your profiles look great to humans as well as search engines. We're pretty excited with how its all coming together and hope that you are too!

- Add markdown support for organization bio ๐Ÿ“
- Marketplace logos are no longer contained to a circle!!! ๐Ÿ”ตโ†’๐Ÿ”ณ
- Displaying full address in marketplace is now opt-in (keep it secret, keep it safe) ๐Ÿง™โ€
- Consolidate marketplace settings in UI so you don't have to look all over to change things ๐ŸŽš
- Make marketplace search page even more search engine friendly (blah blah blah, boring technical details, blah blah blah) ๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€

Please let us know how things are working out for you or if you have any suggestions. ย We're all ๐Ÿ‘‚.

โค๏ธ the Fons Engineering Team

4/22/19

Earth Day Release Notes!

We missed release notes last week because...well, honestly, I forgot to post them. ย Oops!

So here's two weeks worth:

Enhancements ๐Ÿ’„
- Better support for non-US phone numbers โ˜Ž๏ธ
- Can change the cost of an entire series to $0 ๐Ÿ’ธ

Bug Fixes ๐Ÿž
- Error canceling a range of appointments in some scenarios on mobile ๐Ÿ“ฑ
- Oh Snap! error when adding new staff members ๐Ÿšซ
- Inconsistencies between billing reports and downloaded files ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿฝโ€
- Packages paid outside Fons were non deducting appointments in some scenarios ๐Ÿ“ฆ
- Cannot confirm an appointments without paying for your package ๐ŸŽŸ

We are continuing work on the Marketplace (coming in May!), improving the public views as well as the pages in the app you all will use to manage your Marketplace profiles. ย You have been giving us so much good feedback and we are better for it! ย Thanks and keep it coming.

4/29/19

Mondays are better with release notes!

May 1st is this Wednesday and with it comes our official launch of the Fons Marketplace! We've been focusing all (ok, most) of our attention on putting that final bit of polish on the everything so that your profiles look great to humans as well as search engines. We're pretty excited with how its all coming together and hope that you are too!

- Add markdown support for organization bio ๐Ÿ“
- Marketplace logos are no longer contained to a circle!!! ๐Ÿ”ตโ†’๐Ÿ”ณ
- Displaying full address in marketplace is now opt-in (keep it secret, keep it safe) ๐Ÿง™โ€
- Consolidate marketplace settings in UI so you don't have to look all over to change things ๐ŸŽš
- Make marketplace search page even more search engine friendly (blah blah blah, boring technical details, blah blah blah) ๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€

Please let us know how things are working out for you or if you have any suggestions. ย We're all ๐Ÿ‘‚.

โค๏ธ the Fons Engineering Team

4/22/19

Earth Day Release Notes!

We missed release notes last week because...well, honestly, I forgot to post them. ย Oops!

So here's two weeks worth:

Enhancements ๐Ÿ’„
- Better support for non-US phone numbers โ˜Ž๏ธ
- Can change the cost of an entire series to $0 ๐Ÿ’ธ

Bug Fixes ๐Ÿž
- Error canceling a range of appointments in some scenarios on mobile ๐Ÿ“ฑ
- Oh Snap! error when adding new staff members ๐Ÿšซ
- Inconsistencies between billing reports and downloaded files ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿฝโ€
- Packages paid outside Fons were non deducting appointments in some scenarios ๐Ÿ“ฆ
- Cannot confirm an appointments without paying for your package ๐ŸŽŸ

We are continuing work on the Marketplace (coming in May!), improving the public views as well as the pages in the app you all will use to manage your Marketplace profiles. ย You have been giving us so much good feedback and we are better for it! ย Thanks and keep it coming.

4/8/19

It's spring break around our neck of the woods so Monday is off to a later start than normal, but we've still got some treats for you.

We're continuing to work on the Marketplace, improving the profile page, making links cool when shared, and getting the search results built out. ย Be sure to update your profiles and enable the Marketplace under Settings->Settings so that you are included in searches when we make it live later this month. ย If you want to check out how things are progressing, feel free to go to https://fons.app/marketplace. ย Search is pretty limited right now, but that will be our next big focus.

For non-marketplace related goodies:

Enhancements ๐Ÿ“ˆ
- Make links to marketplace/booking have rich content when shared via social/sms/etc ๐Ÿ”—
- Show package repurchase count on client details ๐Ÿ”„
- Add cost of subscription to the client's view of subscription ๐Ÿ’ต
- Update description on subscription transaction to include client and period ๐Ÿท

Bugs Fixes ๐Ÿž

  • Group appointment refunds were broken ๐Ÿ’”

4/1/19

April 1st is always a dangerous day to be taken seriously when talking about new features, but we're doing it anyway.

Announcing our super secret project: the Fons Marketplace!

Optimized for search engines, and simplified with that Fons touch, the Marketplace gives your business it's own place on the internet so that new clients can easily search for and schedule your services. We'll be releasing the full set of features along with how-tos and FAQ over the next several weeks.

Give it a spin by updating your organization's profile then checking out the preview page under Settings->Organization->Settings. And feel free to let us know what you think so that we can get it just right before we make it available to the world!

If you're looking for the standard release notes, they are light again this week, but here they are:

Enhancements ๐Ÿ“ˆ
- Add summary/totals row to PDF reports ๐Ÿ“Š

Bug Fixes ๐Ÿž
- Clients got a white screen when scheduling appointments in future months โฌœ

โค๏ธ the Fons Engineering Team

3/25/19

When the release notes are light it either means we're out enjoying the Seattle sunshine or we're working on something super-secret. This time it's the latter(!) but we've still got some work to do before we spill the beans.

We'll continue to keep squashing bugs and the occasional feature while we're focused elsewhere so don't be shy about sharing your ideas with us.

Enhancements ๐Ÿ’…

  • Added a setting to turn auto-confirmation of appointments on/off ๐Ÿ™Œย 

Bugs ๐Ÿž
- In some situations clients weren't able to schedule appointments via booking link ๐Ÿ“†
- Clients can confirm single appointment within a series when not added to the whole series ๐Ÿ”„
- Billing details update correctly when switching between multiple organizations ๐Ÿ“Š

โค๏ธ the Fons Engineering Team

3/18/19

Spring is nearly here! ย We're taking a little time to do some spring cleaning around the app as we try and knock out a lot of the bugs and features you all have been so diligent to report.

There isn't much a of theme to the work so I'll let the massive list of updates speak for itself this week:

Enhancements ๐Ÿ“ˆ
- Update login flow to provide better experience for new clients ๐Ÿค˜
- Ability to cancel a subscription before it starts ๐Ÿšซ
- You now have the choice to cancel appointments when canceling a subscription โ“
- Fons notifications now come from "Fons Notifications" so they look less spam-y ๐Ÿ“ง
- Pending deposits show in the billing dashboard ๐Ÿฆ
- Additional text added to package emails to clarify what the charge is for ๐Ÿคทโ€
- Show appointment cost on booking link ๐Ÿ’ต
- Better validation message when scheduling an appointment with a non-existent client ๐Ÿ‘ป
- Auto-confirm appointments requested by clients โœ”๏ธ

Bugs ๐Ÿž
- Billing dashboard and downloaded reports show the same numbers ๐Ÿ’ฏ
- Package cost was not being saved in new account creation ๐Ÿ“ฆ
- Multiple notifications were being sent when re-purchasing a package ๐Ÿ“ง
- Client tour info didn't alway complete payment information step
- Public booking had errors when scheduling an appointment in future months ๐Ÿ“…
- Error when canceling multiple appointments from mobile ๐Ÿ“ฑ

โค๏ธ the Fons Engineering Team

3/11/19

It's a bit of a light week as we spent some time updating and experimenting with some of our software dependencies. ย We (the engineers) think that's totally cool. ย You (the customers) don't really see anything exciting as a result so it's probably pretty boring. ย We can agree to disagree. ๐Ÿ˜›

Enjoy the updates and keep the feedback coming!

Enhancements ๐Ÿ’…๐Ÿฝ
- Add prepaid balance to the client list page ๐Ÿ”ข
- Update new organization onboarding to include billing model setup ๐Ÿ’ธ

Bug Fixes ๐Ÿž
- Cost not visible when creating an appointment for an hourly client โณ
- Incorrect information in email for new subscription clients ๐Ÿ“ง
- Subscriptions weren't starting on the correct date under some circumstances ๐Ÿ“†
- Error when creating recurring appointments ๐Ÿ”„
- Error adding a client that already has a Fons account ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿป
- Package auto-purchase now happens when the balance reaches 0 ๐Ÿ“ฆ

I want to call out that last fix in particular. A few weeks ago we changed package auto-purchase to run only when the client *needed* more appointments, rather than at the time the balance reached 0. ย There are some reasons that this made sense (largely for technical reasons) but it turns out that it has caused more confusion than help for those of you who use packages. ย We heard you, and we're changing it back.


2/18/19

This week's release notes are a bit light as we are focusing our efforts on improving the client booking experience. ย Even so, we are always making changes to keep your businesses running smoother.

Improvements ๐Ÿ“ˆ
- Complete payment requests now show the payment date rather than the request date ๐Ÿ“…
- Added client name to the income/expense report ๐Ÿท

Bug fixes ๐Ÿž
- Adding clients on mobile phones was broken...sorry ๐Ÿ“ฑ
- Refunding some onetime payments was getting an 'Oh Snap' error ๐Ÿ’ธ

โค๏ธ the Fons Engineering Team

Summer 2018 Releases

๐Ÿ“† WOOT! Release of public calendars to embed in your website or share a linkย 

๐Ÿ’ฐ Now the ability to choose when you want your clients subscription date to start!!!

๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ’จ Super fast new app Download Info!

๐Ÿ‘ฝ Not to mention, the heroic removal of random software bugs!

Here are the new features we released this week 4/10/18

๐Ÿ““ + ๐Ÿ”ฅ THIS IS SO HUGE! You can now add your own personalized note on the notification to your customer.

๐Ÿฎ + ๐Ÿ”” We all know we want MORE notifications (this is actually one you asked for)! So, we did it! A new notification to the organization when a client is ready to start being charged. Such as when they enter their billing info for the first time or when they accept the new invite.ย 

๐Ÿ”ช Notifications are a big part of our system, but it seemed like we were over doing it ย a bit... Actually a ton (minus the new above notification.). When you logged into to accept something it would show you the notification on the same screen to accept stuff. So we removed it. โœ‚ ย ... it was just that easy. ย Now notifications won't pop up and will just show the icon, that there is something that needs to be addressed.

๐Ÿ’ฐ ย We decided that when there is no cost on the appointment it really doesn't make sense to show a cost... yep duh.

๐Ÿšซ We like to make sure there are tons of ๐Ÿ”˜ ย to push on our app, sometimes too many! So, now when you have an appointment scheduled and you view the details and it showed 2 "cancel" buttons, we reduced to only one.

๐Ÿ“ซ "Show me the Money! You got it!" ย - email we added a link that will go directly back to the appointment or subscription for more details.

๐ŸŒˆ You can now have transparent organization logos

Here are the new features we released this week 2/14/18

๐Ÿ’ธ You can now change the cost per appointment in a recurring series of ย appointments!

๐Ÿ•’ Now custom appointment duration times

๐Ÿ“† Your calendar view is even more pristine!

๐Ÿ’ฐ Billing and appointment process is even more refined.

๐Ÿš€ Adding your current and new clients is now rocket-fast!

๐Ÿ˜ Super slick improvements to the login and app navigation and family features!

๐Ÿ‘ฝ Not to mention, the heroic removal of random software bugs!

We are always wanting to improve Fons and make it even greater, so remember if you ever have a feature request just let us know!

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