Review "App-Changes" before publishing
One of the deal breakers for Citizen Developers is keeping track of all the latest changes to the application as new edits are made.
With this release, we are eliminating the need for our Citizen developers to track all application changes manually.
Now, before publishing new changes to your app, the platform will provide a quick summary of all the changes, allowing the app developers to publish the changes with confidence every time.
Sort lookup values
To give the end-user a more meaningful set of sequential drop-down values than the usual sequence created when establishing a lookup. You can now sort data in a lookup in A-Z or Z-A alphabetical order or manually arrange them in appropriate positions.
Introducing log (logarithm) function in calculate field
A new Logarithm function is added to existing functions of the calculate field.
Enhancement in the Merged Data source setup page to select all data columns at once
Merging data sources is faster than before, since admins can select all the data columns with one click, Select All, instead of one at a time.
Duplicate your dashboards
Why waste time creating dashboards from scratch when you want to make one similar to the existing dashboard? Instead, replicate a dashboard on the fly, personalize it, and obtain a new one in minutes.
Get consolidated aggregates for grouped columns in the grid report
You can now create a consolidated view of aggregates at the Column level by grouping the data by your column's choice and enabling the Show Aggregates option on the Grid reports. Choose suitable aggregate options for your data columns to view insightful information.
Report and View filters now include new condition types
In Reports and List views, you will now have IS NOT ANY and NOT CONTAINS as new additions to the filter conditions.
Reminders to change & secure API key
It is crucial that our API keys always remain secure. However, our hectic schedules prevent us from routinely updating the API key leaving the API Key vulnerable. Whereas, the platform will now send you emails at predetermined intervals to remind you to rotate the key with a new key and thereby prevent security issues. Learn More...
Defined life expectancy for Audit Logs
In continuous efforts to improve the overall platform performance, we now decided to obsolete all the logs older than 90 days resulting in smoother search performance in Audit logs.
Revamped the Saved Views drop-down experience in List screen
a. The List screen's default view navigation switch is now moved into the saved views drop-down to ease the navigation between the default view and saved views, similar to tasks.
b. The saved views drop-down has been switched to the left, and on top of each saved view, citizen developers can either add further customization and Save As a different view, as well as Rename or Delete the view.
Add or delete rows in-between form builder fields
In the past, shifting a row's form fields up or down and placing them between rows was difficult. App builders can now add empty rows between existing rows to rearrange form field positions or add new fields, then delete the resulting empty rows.
Introducing Knowledge Base Assistant
We've made Knowledge Base content accessible on the face of the platform. Admins can use the Page Help option inside Help to open the current page's contextual help without leaving the platform. This will save time spent searching the KB for the right article and emphasize getting page-specific solutions immediately.
Enhancements in App Notifications
Use Location field in App Notification emails
Admins can now include the location field in the Email & SMS body of app notifications and communicate location information via email.
White label: Customize the Sign in/Sign up pages to suit your organization branding
Organizations on enterprise plans can now replace Quixy's generic signup and login pages with ones that better reflect their brand identity.
Snap-to-App just got Smarter
Now Snap-to-App is capable of detecting Tables from the images and pdf. Create an end to end app is now even more easy and less time consuming. Try out the all new Snap-to-App on Quixy. Learn More...
Enhancement in App (External) Integrations
The platform can now push data from multiple grids of an app into 3rd party platforms.The configurations are pretty straight forward, refer to the below video.
Archiving notification logs
The platform will now archive all the notification logs older than 30 days improving performance and resulting in faster search results. However, the admins can see the archived notifications by turning the switch, "Show Archive Notifications".
Add E-signature to your personal details
Users can now add their e-signatures to their personal profile, and the e-signature can be generated by three means:
- Draw signature
- Uploading a signature
- Putting a text that can be auto-converted into a signature with the preferred font style.
Navigate to My Account -> Preferences -> E-signature. This E-signature can be utilized in apps through the User Detail form field whenever a user's e-signature is required, eliminating errors.
Maintain saved views in the Grid Report
Users can now personalize the grid report by adjusting column widths, filtering data, sorting data, and saving it as a personalized view (Saved View) for convenient access, similar to List screens and Tasks.
Introducing Duration sub-category to Date field
Time can now be recorded in Hours, Minutes, and seconds; thanks to the new Duration sub-category within the Date field. Under the Admin Menu > Preferences > General > Duration Format, administrators have the option of selecting either the "HH:MM:SS" or "HH Hrs MM Mins SS Sec" format.
This format will be accepted across the platform, providing more power to app developers when dealing with Date and time calculations, especially in-app grids.
Now preview your Chart Reports before saving
The platform will now immediately display a preview of the chart report on the setup page as soon as the relevant settings are specified, allowing admins to view the output and finally save the report.
Provision to align the grid headers or data to the desired position
The admins now have complete control over the alignment of the grid headers or data, which can be Left, Right, or Centre for each column. An Alignment option is introduced to the Grid Report setup page to allow you to alter the positions.
Control the List screen action’s pop-up size
The action on the list screen can be opened in a pop-up. Previously, the boundaries of these pop-ups were limited to a specific size. Administrators can now choose the pop-up size among Small, Medium, and Large.
Control the records submission in apps with an OTP
Reaffirming transactions can prevent significant errors when dealing with sensitive activities or processes. With this in mind, we came up with the notion of validating records submission in generic and public apps (Embed & Guest) with an OTP. This helps organizations retain security during vital transactions.
This validation now applies only to the process's initial step (first workflow step). There are two aspects that an app creator needs to keep in mind when enabling OTP verification. The OTP validation works for both generic and public apps. However, the configuration varies slightly, as listed below.
The OTP validation works for both generic and public apps. However, the configuration varies slightly, as listed below.
Option to modify how the form builder's sections appear
App developers can now offer their users one of four distinct methods to interact with the form builder's sub-sections. The four methods are:
1. Sections as list
2. One section at a time
3. Sections as tabs
4. Sections as tabs, except the first section
Empower your end-users to override the pre-set filters in Grid Report
With the introduction of an "implicit filter editable switch" in grid reports, end users can override the filter values. Now let your users personalize the report to their needs by applying desired filters without compromising the integrity of information.
Additionally, admins can enable the Quick filter option to give end users on-page filtering options without entering the filters.
Performance & Tech Upgrade
You will witness a delightfully great experience across the board in terms of performance and overall journey on the platform. Below are the updates:
- Performance and Efficiency - We have taken a significant step with massive backend upgrades that will deliver surprisingly great outcomes for you when dealing with Pivot & Chart Reports.
- We have upgraded the tech stack from Angular-11 to Angular-14.
Push data into 3rd party platforms from Quixy applications using Zapier Integration
Earlier, citizen developers could only push data into Quixy apps from a third-party platform via Zapier Integration, but not the other way around. Today, thanks to the platform's improved Zapier integration capabilities, citizen developers can push data into 3rd party platforms using Quixy apps and Report APIs.
Enhancements in the App Summary page
App settings decoupled from Publish page
The app's publish page settings have been separated and moved to the app summary page along with events, app versions, etc. This will prevent version duplication and save time by eliminating the need to modify apps to enhance their capabilities.
Comprehensive view of Events at every step of the workflow
Now it is easier than ever to understand how Events relate to a specific workflow step in your process. With the Workflow view, at a glance, it is super-efficient and time saving to filter events for specific workflow step eliminating the need for hustling for the wrong reasons.
App actions relocated to the top-right
App creators will now discover app actions such as Add Record, Edit, and More Options (Test, Copy, Clear Data, and Delete App) in the top-right of the App Summary page.
Reassign tasks on the go
Now, use the Reassign button when performing a task to reallocate a task to the appropriate individual if the original plan for its completion changes suddenly.
New additions in the Manage Apps space
The app summary page got a new Copy App option
Are you mystified by the lack of a Copy App option on the app summary page? Don't worry; it's now available in the app's menu bar. This helps the citizen developers clone an app and modify the app with necessary changes to create a new one instead of creating one from scratch.
Expect more from Recent Apps
Previously, the Recent Apps section on Manage Apps only showed Published or Updated apps. Whereas now, any modification to an app, such as Version Restored, User Manual (Published or Updated), Data cleared, Events (New or Updated), will be stacked in the Recent Apps section.
App’s Quick Actions to have the Add Record option
Previously, the Add Record option could only be found on the App Summary page. However, the Add Record option will now be available in the App's Quick Actions, making it easier for users to initiate a transaction in an app.
Workspace to feed app count
You can now see the count for the number of apps available in a workspace corresponding to the workspace name. The system automatically shows ‘no. of apps filtered’ or ‘total apps in a workspace’. Finally, put an end to manual counting.
Data Sync now supports the GET method
The Data Sync functionality will now support the GET and POST methods. So, it’s easier now to pull data into the Quixy database using the 3rd party APIs using either the GET or POST method.
Choose the grid fields to be displayed in the mobile app
Despite the number of grid fields available in an app in the platform's web version, the mobile version allows only three when submitting a record. Previously, the platform auto-selected the three grid fields, and now, app creators can select these fields manually.
App creators can select the three grid fields on the form builder page to be presented in the mobile app.
Impose limitations on the multi-select drop-down
When interacting with a multi-select drop-down in an app, app creators can now restrict the user to only selecting a certain number of options.
On the form builder page, app creators can limit the values that app users can select to Any (Default), Exact, Minimum, and Maximum.
Extract relevant information from legal documents automatically
A Document Parser element is added to the Advanced Form Elements section. It's easier and more reliable to acquire Aadhar Card, PAN Card, and Passport info into an app.
Admins can set Document Parser element properties while creating an app. Users can scan or upload a legal document to obtain the info.
Calculate & Location form fields got a new validation property
Previously, the Calculate and Location form fields lacked the 'Required Field' validation property. These fields are expected to be required in a few instances.
As a result, these fields have been upgraded with a new validation property, namely 'Required Field,' which citizen developers can use based on the business use case.
Restrict users to upload limited files
Citizen developers can now limit the number of files that users can submit in the File Upload field. The File Upload control properties now include a new property where citizen developers can specify the actual.
A refresh option is planted in Grid/Pivot/Chart
Users can now refresh report data by clicking the 'Refresh' icon without having to navigate to filters or reload the report.
White-label Quixy to suit your branding needs and much more! (Enterprise Plan only)
Organizations with enterprise plans can now demand Quixy's Branding capability. Admins can manually choose to turn on/off the Powered By Quixy logo in Admin Menu -> Preferences -> Branding.
- Choose to show/hide the Help header icon to your users
- Choose to show/hide the My Activates option in My Profile to your users
- Choose your loading symbols
Minor tweaks in the Guest App and Embed App
Show or hide the RTL switch on the public apps
Admins can now on-demand choose to enable the RTL switch for the Guest app or Embed app on the app publish page using the “Show LTR/RTL” option. This enables end-user to switch the app alignment from LTR to RTL and vice-versa to their convenience.
Captcha verification in Guest Records is now optional
Present-day businesses demand flexibility, so we made the captcha verification for Guest Records optional. However, it will be enabled by default, and app builders can choose to alter it.
Know the list screen records count from the dashboard
The number of records available in a list screen can now be determined directly from the dashboard. Under the Count dashboard category, a new List screen option is now available.
Position of dashboard's edit and refresh buttons aligned to left
You will now find the edit and refresh button beside the dashboard name.
Duplicate your dashlets
You can now duplicate a dashlet to make a replica and personalize it to your specifications.
Workspace filters to remain intact across the platform unless changed
Unlike before, workspace filters established in the Data table list page, Manage Apps list page, and other list pages across the platform will remain intact when dealing with filtered data (like, navigating from the list page to the next screen and comes back) unless modified.
Filters/Sort to remain intact on platform list pages
Regardless of the actions performed on the filtered data, the filters/sort applied on list pages such as data table, data source, view (list screen), workspace, and so on will now remain intact until modified or terminated.
A search box planted in the User Menu
Use the new search bar in the User Menu to quickly type in the initials and jump to access the desired folders/links (apps, reports, or list screens).
My profile section got a permanent integrations tab for everyone
Previously, only users with integration access could see the Integrations Tab in the My Profile section; for others, it was hidden. We now made the Integration tab mandatory to avoid confusion.
Like before, only users with integration access can produce and manage security key details. However, users without integration access can request the admin for access to generate a security key and integrate with 3rd party platforms.
Experience the new behavioral changes in the app Action Buttons functionality
With this release, the app action buttons will behave differently when you are making a transaction in an app. Now, the action buttons will be disabled soon after the first interaction. This will restrict users from clicking on the action buttons more than once, which would cause the app to submit multiple times.
Global Search is under maintenance
The Global Search option, typically located among the header icons, is neither well-rounded nor uniform in its functioning. So, we put it on hold for the time being to go back and adjust some screws and bolts. We assure you it will be in fine shape when we restore it.
Streamlined the accessibility of draft data in tasks
Unlike before, data saved as a draft while processing a task is now easily retrievable. When you open a task, you will see the task opening with the ‘draft data’ and an option to switch to the original state of the task, and vice-versa.
Navigate to a list screen directly from any app using Quickflows
You can now easily navigate to the desired list screen soon after completing a transaction in an app using Quickflow’s new Open List screen option.
Introduced new provision ‘Session Idle Time’ in Session Preferences
Multiple Sessions have been renamed as Sessions, and a new provision, ‘Session Idle Time’, has been added to set the session's optimal time. Admins can now select the optimal platform session time in minutes for all users at an organization or for specific users, which will auto-logout users from the platform if it is left unattended for the specified number of minutes. This ensures account security and deters data poachers.
Minor improvements in Pivot, Grid, and Document Reports
Mail sharing option to have PDF and Excel formats
You can now choose to share the Grid, and Pivot reports in PDF or Excel when sharing through email.
File sharing options to adhere to PDF settings defined on Grid/Pivot report setup pages
The Grid/Pivot report’s sharing channels, such as WhatsApp and Email, will now adhere to the PDF settings specified in the reports' setup pages.
Send the document report as a PDF through Email
The long awaited provision is here. Now, send your document reports as a PDF through Email.
Export List view/Report: Downloaded file names to have date and time as suffix
When exporting the data from the List view or Report, the downloaded file names will now have date and time as a suffix. This will be a life saviour for many users who search and export the data to the needs of daily operations.
Notification logs to have App and Workspace filters as new additions
It's easier now to fetch the desired notification logs to check their status. The new App and Workspace filters added to the Notifications log page will provide depth to the search.
App’s Quick Edit transformed as Quick Rules Editor
We decided to retain only the business rules in the app's quick editor because each rule is standalone, unlike the other steps that may be modified on the go. The rest of the app management has become so easy with release 3.0 that you no longer require quick editing to conduct app modifications.
App trigger & integration events to maintain logs
The platform is enhanced to show the history of all triggers & integrations initiated by an application. This will help the admins/citizen developers to track and verify the status of each trigger or integration activity called out from the application.
Show engaging messages while the app loads
Complex apps with heavy business logic and data connections take a few moments to open fully. Break the monotony with more informative and helpful text for your users to consume while they wait for the app to open.
Head over to Publish page, enable the Application loader message option and type in the text you wish to display to your users.
Adjust your profile image
Adjust and set your profile images right with the new image crop option. No more uneven faces!
We've made quite a few interesting under-the-hood enhancements to reduce your time submitting records in an app significantly. So now, no more waiting! Submit a record in an app on the go and move on with other activities. The platform will handle the rest of the events associated with an app, such as triggers, integrations, notifications, task creation/completion, and webhook calls in a queue as a background process.
Delete certain items by confirming their names
To delete either an app or app data or data table records or the data table itself, admins must now enter the name of the individual item as a double confirmation before deleting them permanently.
Use URLs to pass data into an app
Now empower your users to get started with Apps by making the experience more contextual for them. Introducing support for Query Parameters, just add the field and corresponding value to the end of the App URL. If you wish your vendors to have certain values pre-selected such as Quantity, Product variety, Delivery location etc, just add them as parameters to the App URL before sharing. Sample Link: https://tenant.quixy.com/addrecord/03012021-232716197-f829ab09-a3ec-4cdf-8782-d3e74d9afa?Issue Type=Improvement&issue_id=QXY-12345
If you wish your vendors to have certain values pre-selected such as Quantity, Product variety, Delivery location etc, just add them as parameters to the App URL before sharing.
Sample Link: https://tenant.quixy.com/addrecord/03012021-232716197-f829ab09-a3ec-4cdf-8782-d3e74d9afa?Issue Type=Improvement&issue_id=QXY-12345
The platform will now archive the completed tasks older than 90 days to optimize task management screen performance. This will increase the users' productivity by moving the focus to incomplete tasks. You can view archived tasks in Archived My Tasks and team tasks in Archived My Team Tasks.
Transformative experiences with Data Source
With our major release 3.0, we are bringing a host of upgrades to the Data sources with all new experience while creating and managing.
Flexibility & Maintainability:
You will now have a flexible data source that is also easy to manage, because you can now create an unlimited number of visualizations such as Reports, References, and Views (Listscreen) with useful Static Columns and Business Rules as Add-ons. unlike before. Learn More...
Visual Relations (JOINS)
Visual representation of the relationship between multiple data tables when joined, similar to an Entity-Relationship diagram providing details at a glance. In addition to the Inner Join, we are now introducing Left Join as well. Learn More...
Introducing Union Clause
Merge multiple Data Sources with Union clause to build a Super-Data source suited to your business needs. A merged data source will have a significantly larger pool of data than a normal data source. Learn More...
Note: As of now, Quixy will only support Union All clause that potentially combine all the data rows from the selected data sources along with duplicate data.
Static Columns and Business Rules have been separated out as Add-Ons for the data sources, so they no longer interfere with the configuration process. Not every data source needs a Static Column or Business Rule. If needed, you can now add as many as you like them, on top of a data source.
Manage Apps: Experience the modern UI
The experience of managing apps has been rethought to be functionally rich, modern, and aesthetically pleasing. We have made two major upgrades, namely:
- We've condensed and compacted all the app-related functionalities onto one page, App View Page. You no longer need to look for app-related functions running around the platform.
- App analytics is a new addition that will provide a visual understanding of the number of transactions made in an app periodically. Learn more..
Numerous enhancements in Grid Report
We've made the Grid Report even more user-friendly with some new enhancements. The following are the upgrades:
- Advanced Filters: Similar to List screen’s filters engine, the Grid report now has an improved filtering engine with the most up-to-date UI and functionality. This provision will be available in the mobile version as well.
- Global Search: Similar to List screen’s Global Search, the Grid Report will now have its own dedicated Global Search. Using this global search, you can easily search for specific data that is available in the report.
- You can now even optimize the global search to obtain faster results than ever before. Select the desired columns available in a Grid report on the its set-up page so that the platform will only search through them when looking for requested data. This very functionality is now also available in List screen as well.
- Reset Serial Numbers post data filters: When the original data records are filtered, grouped, or sorted, the serial numbers will now reset to make the data more readable.
- Additional provision to standardize the Gird Records Count: From Preferences, you can now pre-define the number of records per page for any Grid (list screen, reports, In-App grid control) at the Organization level. Head over to Preferences -> General -> Default Records Per Page.
Group Aggregates in List screen
You can now transform the data in a List screen to your liking by using the Group Aggregates option to perform quick calculations like sum or average on the numeric fields. Just the way we do in a Grid Report.
Previously, when end-users modified a public dashboard, it would convert into a local dashboard for that particular user, losing its public status. Because of this, end-users never got admin-made modifications to the public dashboard thereafter, creating large communication gaps.
Now, end-users may make a public dashboard their default so they never miss admin-made changes. If they wish to make changes to the public dashboard and save it for personal use, they can make a copy of the public dashboard, alter it, and save it as a local dashboard without affecting the public dashboard.
Preferred digital assistance for field validation errors
When users encounter a field validation error for the apps with Previous-Next capability, the platform will now instantly notify the field validation errors (If Any) on the current section before navigation to the following section, unlike before.
So now, instead of wasting time navigating back and forth between the app sections looking for the first validation error field, quickly address the error and move forward.
Quixy supports Google SSO IDP
Good news for the users using Google SSO as IDP for 3rd party relations, Quixy now supports Google SSO IDP with provider types, Open ID and SAML. Learn More about SSO...
Deeper customization to App Notifications
Adding app data fields to the Email Body of an app notification is already possible in our platform. In addition, you can now attach the app data fields to the Email Subject as well.
Introducing heightened control over Business validations execution
We believe that business validations provide deeper and broader control in designing an app experience that is tailored to the business process. As of now, the platform supports a Workflow step level execution strategy for Business validation. What if the validations are only valid in certain scenarios and actions?
We're now adding a new dimension to the behavior of Business validations. You will be able to choose not only a Workflow step but also an Action, giving you and your users even more control over how validations should or should not behave.
As a result, the app experience was molded to the business process, with superior CX as a result.
Usage Analytics on Messages exchanged
We are starting our journey towards showcasing Usage analytics with messages exchanged over SMS and WhatsApp channel.
Head over to the Preference -> Account & Subscription page to view details.
We are launching Quixy Chatbot for Microsoft Teams. You can now access your apps not just only from Web or Mobile anymore, the on-the-go access is taken a step further with Chatbot.
Our goal with Chatbot has been to humanize and streamline the interactions between the users and the core services, thereby enhancing the CX multi-fold.
Have one or more apps that your users use daily or regularly, enable the apps on Chatbot. Your users will be able to access the apps on the go via the enterprise message Channel i.e. Teams. Learn More..
Tech Stack Upgrade
We have made quite an exciting under the hood change advancing MongoDB from version 4.0 to 4.4. You will be able to experience these elegant improvements in your day-to-day platform usage.
Integrate Quixy with more than 3000 platforms with ease, using Zapier
Integration is key when discussing business transformation and fundamental changes in how you adapt to the market shifts, making everything in IT work together. However, integrations can be challenging to configure in many circumstances, especially when you are new to them and require careful attention when setting one up.
Quixy also offers a variety of integrations that allow it to connect to any third-party platform and push or pull data. Additionally, we have placed our footprint on the Zapier platform, which streamlines the process of integrating 3rd party platforms to Quixy by building a simple workflow to feed data into Quixy.
Learn more about Zapier Integration.
Governance limitation to make a transaction in apps
The platform will now prevent you from submitting a record or initiating a transaction until the app is fully loaded, which includes all data-capture fields in the app as well as any data passed by a triggering app or business rules. While the application is loading, all action buttons such as Submit, Approve, and so on are disabled. Once the app has completely loaded, it will immediately be enabled. This enhancement minimizes the possibility of database discrepancies.
The Quixy icon library now features additional collections of icons.
We are excited to announce that we have added 150+ extra icons to the existing icon library to provide users with more options for choosing icons for apps, custom menu folders, and links.
Every organization designs their logo, websites, applications, etc. in which they follow a distinct pattern (i.e., colors, text style, etc.) that symbolizes their firm, to match their unique pattern in Quixy as well, you can now use our new Themes feature to personalize the UI of the Quixy platform.
With themes you can tailor the UI and aesthetics for your Quixy platform, i.e., you can change the platform’s background colors, color of the text, font size of the text, font style of the text and many more, but this is only accessible at organizational level (i.e., only org. Admins can access this feature). Very soon we will provide user level personalization as well.
In addition to the QR scanner, you can now use the new Facial Recognition feature to fetch the data into an application while adding a record. While the functionality of this feature is similar to those of the QR scanner, its usage is significantly different.
Learn more about How to register and use facial recognition?
Perform task activities based on business hours
You can now make the Quixy platform to perform certain activities like calculating the turnaround time, perform auto execution, calculate deadline time and calculating time to send the task escalations/reminders to a user only in his/her dedicated office working hours using the new feature Task SLAs.
Learn more about How to configure and use Task SLAs feature.
Enhancement in Calculate form element (Formula Function: MinutesDiff)
Previously, the MinutesDiff function used to accept only the time fields to calculate the minutes difference.
Now, we improved the functionality of the MinutesDiff function in the calculate field so that it now accepts the Date/ Date-Time data and calculates the minutes difference between the days.
For example: MinutesDiff (Tomorrow’s date-time – Today's date-time) = 1440 minutes.
The MinutesDiff function will accept only the relevant fields to calculate the minutes difference. I.e., it will accept only Date/Date, Time/Time, Date-time/Date-time, but it will not accept Date/Time or Date-time/Time.
New SAML option to configure Single Sign On (SSO)
Previously, the Quixy platform only supported OIDC authentication to configure SSO; however, it will now also support SAML 2.0 authentication.
Capture Data from Mobile Devices
We have added a new Mobile Devices option under Admin Menu (Preferences). It is now possible for admin users to access the user details who have logged into the Quixy application through a mobile phone.
For example: When a user logs into the Quixy application from their mobile phone, admin users can view details of the mobile device and user along with the battery status of the mobile device, login session info, last login info, latitude/longitude values, etc.
New ‘Open app as a report’ Option
We have added a new Open app as a report option under Data Actions in the list screen. The Organization Admin / Workspace Admin users can configure this option to open an app in read-only mode with data in list screen.
Easier access to Custom Menu Configuration
The custom menu configuration option has been shifted to the Custom Menu area as a Settings icon. The admin user can now click on the settings icon to make changes to the custom menu or configure a new one.
Enhancement in the Form Builder
The app creator can now show or hide the section title in the add record page of an application using the new option called Show Section Title Bar in the Section Properties of a Form Builder.
For example: You can choose whether or not your users can see the section's title. Uncheck the Show Section Title Bar option in a Form Builder's Section Properties if you want to hide the section title bar.
Better Navigation between Sections
You can now switch between sections with the Previous and Next navigation buttons on the app's add record page. This can be done by enabling the Enable Previous Next option in the Publish step of the app creation process.
For example: When adding a record in an application with two sections for capturing information. You can fill out section 1 first, then move on to section 2 by clicking the Next navigation button. If you want to check the information you entered in Section 1, click the Previous navigation button to return to that section.
Offline Mobile Application
You can now use the Quixy mobile app in offline mode. The app will automatically switch from online to offline mode when there is no internet connectivity and users can continue to work offline. This feature is extremely useful when using Quixy for field activities like field surveys, inspections in remote locations with disrupted connectivity. Once the connectivity is restored, the app automatically synchronizes data that is captured offline.
Usability improvements in Task Management 📝
Manage your tasks better by grouping, filtering and sorting them with our improved user interface.
For example: You can now filter/group/sort your tasks by due date, status, workspace, app or a combination of multiple parameters. You can also save these filters for future use.
Configure conditions to your App Notifications 🔔
The app creator will now have the option to configure conditional notifications based on the app data.
For example: If you want to send an app notification(s) with different email content to different recipients based on type or value of the purchase order, you can do so now using this new feature.
3x faster Performance 🔥
Expect to see 3x faster speed while creating the app, publishing it, entering your records or executing a task.
User Interface Improvements
In this enhancement, we've made many significant improvements to the user interface across the Quixy platform to give all our users a better experience when using the platform.
Scheduling option to send automated reports
Users will now have an option to schedule reports on daily, weekly, and monthly basis. This feature is now enabled only for Grid Reports.
Location type element in Data Table to store/retrieve location value
Users will now have new Location element in datatable to capture longitude and latitude values.
Users will now be able to pin a position on the map in an application and store its value as longitude and latitude in a data-table. Users can also retrieve the longitude and latitude values from a data-table and display them as a position on a map in an app.
In addition to web application, this feature’s functionality will also reflect in mobile application.
Enhancement in Parallel Workflow
Users can now extend the workflow process to perform parallel tasks and simultaneously connect them to one successive step. Users can also configure sequential or conditional workflow steps under each parallel workflow step, as needed.
Customer controlled PIN – To access customer account by Quixy Customer Success Team
With this enhancement, Quixy customers will now have an option to generate and share a PIN with the Quixy CS team, which will allow the Quixy CS team to access their account without sharing a password for their account to solve issues in their account. This process will ensure the safety and security of the account for Quixy customers.
‘Show Data History’ button is changed as a link
While adding records to an application, the Show Data History button is now changed to a link.
Forgot password option embedded in password update dialogue box
Users will now have an option to choose Forgot Password in the password update dialogue box to update their password, when system insists the users to update their password after 90 days.
Previously, when the system insisted users update their password after 90 days, users had to enter their current password in the Update Password dialogue box. If the user does not remember the current password, there is no option to set a new password. In such cases, the user can click on the ‘forgot password’ link to reset the password.
New Notifications icon added in mobile application
Users will now have a notification icon added in mobile application to see the user comments.
Tech Stack Upgrade
We have upgraded the tech stack from Angular-8 to Angular-9 and also upgraded other supporting tools to ensure we are up-to-date with technologies to improve the user experience.
Configure Date and Time Formats (Organization Level)
This new feature allows the admin of the organization to select various types of Date and Time formats for the organization according to their needs.
The configuration of the Date and Time formats will reflect in applications, reports, list screens and dashboards, etc., where there is a date and time field across the platform.
Previously, the Date and Time formats were fixed to dd-mm-yyyy, and hh:mm respectively.
Barcode Generation in Reports
This new feature allows the users to produce a barcode in reports against a field value.
This barcode inscribed in the report can be scanned by a Quixy app or a 3rd party app to fetch its value.
Right-to-Left Feature (Organization Level)
This new feature allows the users to experience the platform in an enhanced way, where every element aligns from ‘Right-to-Left’ on the screen when RTL is activated.
Previously, the user was only able to see the ‘Left-to-Right’ alignment of the element fields on the screen.
Time Zone Feature (Organization Level)
This feature enhancement allows the organization admin to set the default time zone for their organization in which they function. It applies to all the users in the organization and also to the new users who join the organization.
Time Zone Feature (User Level)
However, the admin user can override the default time zone from the user screen and change it for a particular user according to their time zone.
Configurable Toaster Messages
This new feature allows the organization admin to modify their toaster messages in whichever way they want by customizing its Back-ground color, Font style, Font size, Font color and Position of toaster on the screen. This gives the users a new visualization of toaster messages whenever they modify it. The organization admin can configure the toaster messages as shown below
This feature is enhanced to simplify the process and reduce the time period for creating an application. Previously it was integrated with app builder form but now users can find it in manage apps to customize the print reports.
Online Chat bot
Online chat bot feature is introduced in Quixy Platform. With this feature the users of Quixy platform can directly chat with Quixy Customer Success team for assistance or help during usage of platform features to build applications / solutions or for any trouble shooting. It helps a lot to clarify the queries instantly by Quixy experts and increased turn-around time.Public Dashboard
Administrators create the Dashboard template and save it as a public dashboard and Administrators can give access permissions to particular executives and they can download and use the dashboard.
App Store can download with Help Text Document
Users can download the solution from the app store along with the help text for the solution.
Comments by users/participants in the App
Users can add comments at any step of the workflow with tag users for that workspace. When a response sent by the particular user notification is received to the commented user.
Report Filters UI changes
As of now filters displaying in a popup, now we display the filters on the corner with a dropdown view.
Customized views to be maintained per user in Grid Reports
Users can save the reports view based on his requirements.
Email Notifications with action buttons
User can send Email notification has links with action buttons.
The task is terminated after it crosses due date
If the task due date is over then the task is automatically completed.
Report an Issue by Quixy End-User
When using Quixy application if end users can have any problem then the user can report that issue with details. To report issues in the Quixy header Issues icon is added.
Provided Email Server Sending option at the organization level
We added an email sending option at the organization level.
Report Control added in App Form builder
The report is added in advanced elements of the form builder, so the user is able to add a report as a form element.
Show list screens in search for user
In Global search, Lists are added.
Users can search List screens also along with Apps, Reports, Data tables, Tasks.
MFA/2FA option for user authentication
Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) is a security mechanism that requires an individual to provide two or more credentials in order to authenticate their identity.
Security - allow domain for specific IP's only using IP white listing
IP white listing is a security feature often used for limiting and controlling access only to trusted users. IP white listing allows you to create a list of trusted IP addresses from which users can access the application.
Expose Datasource as API
A Datasource created in Quixy can be exposed as API, which can be consumed by any third party system to retrieve Datasource records.
Integration with Zapier Webhooks
To enable our Quixy platform partner with other Products/platforms using Zapier Webhooks.
When the user submitted the data in the app, the app is integrated with zapier then the data is stored in the Google spread sheet which is integrated with Quixy.
Organization Settings - UI Enhancements
In the Admin Menu Settings is changed to Preferences. Admin will be able to set the settings for Organizations like enable/disable the custom menu, security settings, etc.
Parallel Workflow (one-level only)
At Present the user is only able to create the conditional workflow where the flow is defined with the help of the condition. We enhanced this feature as the user will be able to create the flow where all the tasks can be performed parallelly at a time.
Release Notes Integration within Quixy Platform
We added "i" icon on the top right corner. When a user clicks on it, a drop menu is displayed with the Whats New and Release Notes.
Organization administrator can be able to trigger Reset password link for all his/her organization users.
Audit Log for Admin
To capture and trace each and every action performed in the account with When, Who, Where and what details.
SSO Authentication using Azure AD
We enhance the SSO authentication feature using Azure to our platform. Azure AD securely passes the user credentials via a web browser extension or mobile app. This process enables an administrator to manage user credentials and doesn't require users to remember their password.
Single sign-on (SSO) is an authentication scheme that allows a user to Login with a single ID and password to any of several related, yet independent, software systems.
On Change password kill other Active Browsers
If a user logged in to different web browsers at the same time and user changed password in one browser then log out in the second browser but keep the session active in the browser where it is changed.
Create a Sandbox Account
Sandbox apps displayed Manage Sandbox apps after copying the workspace. A Sandbox is an isolated testing environment that enables users to run programs or execute files without affecting the application, system or platform on which they run. User can edit and test already created apps without harming live apps.
Configuration at organization level to allow multiple login sessions
The Admin can able to give access to multiple sessions at the organization level and User Level.
The Organization admin can able to turn off / turn on user sessions. If Admin turnoff then user can only login to one browser at a time. If the user enables multiple sessions then users can able to login multiple browsers at a time.
Admin can able to give access to specified users to allow login into multiple browsers at the same time.