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


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


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


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.


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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