As you may know, we released version 2.0 of our iPad app a few weeks ago. Building on these solid and robust foundations, we plan to release numerous new iPad features in the coming months.

This will start in a few days with the release of 2 highly anticipated features:

  • Delivery: a 1-click notification to your colleagues that their package has been delivered
  • Confidentiality for returning visitors: returning visitors will be able to quickly check in using their email rather than using the first 3 letters of their name (more confidential)

We’ll share more news on these features early in December.

With that in mind we wanted to inform you that these 2 new features will impact the layout of your Welcome screen. Depending on your current layout, you might need to take action.

Currently, the Welcome screen has up to 3 buttons: Check in, Check out, and Change language.

With the new features, the welcome screen will have up to 5 buttons: Check in, Check out, Change language, Delivery and Returning visitor.

Merely adding the 2 buttons to the current design was not the optimal solution as it would have become complex to understand for the visitors.

So, we introduced a clear hierarchy between the primary action (Check in) and the secondary actions:

  • Check in will be the only primary button. It will also be clearly labelled as “Check in” (vs. the current arrow that is not understood by all visitors)
  • The other buttons will be displayed as links at the bottom of the screen for the actions (Returning visitor, Delivery, Check out) and at the top to Change language. A dark filter will be automatically applied at top and bottom to ensure the links stand out correctly

What do you need to do?

As you can see from the example above, most background images should work perfectly with the current, and future, layout. In other words, chances are high that you won’t need to adapt your background image.

If you still need/want to adapt it, you’ll be able to do it as soon as the new features are released (iPad app version 2.1.0). This will be on December 4th at the earliest.

If you need more time, you can always choose for a manual update of the Proxyclick app on the iPad and then upgrade when you feel it’s the right moment. For this, open the settings on your iPad, swipe up until you find iTunes & App Store. Under Automatic Downloads, turn off the toggle next to Updates.

Please let us know if you have any questions. We’ll be happy to help!

 

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