Archived Product Changes

Q1 2016

  • Brand new user interface for native apps that makes navigation much easier.  The new user interface shows configurable tabs on the bottom of the screen that provides one click access to the most important content in the app.
  • Brand new social feed on the home page that allows attendees to post their status, upload pictures, comment and like/dislike other posts.

Q4 2015

  • Huge gaming improvements.  You can now run multiple games at once, with multiple leaderboards, and control which attendees can play which game.   Attendees now also see a full list of all achievements and which ones they have completed.
  • New exhibitor portal.  When an exhibitor contact logins, they automatically go to their company’s portal where they can update profile information, add collateral, view messages and meetings.  The exhibitor contact can then change to their personal account as needed.
  • Added support for Chinese and Spanish (in addition to the already supported English, French, German, Russian and Azerbaijani).
  • Added support for posting to LinkedIn, joining Facebook and Twitter.
  • Added session capacities

Q3 2015

  • Much improved permissions.  As before, moderators can control which attendees can see which sessions, exhibitors and attendees.  Now moderators can also turn off any action (message, meeting, etc) for individual attendees, exhibitors and sessions.  The main use case is for VIPs that should not receive message or meeting requests.
  • Add permission support for collateral
  • Much improved meeting support on native apps.  When creating a meeting the first available time slot and location will automatically fill in.
  • Track downloads of each piece of collateral – videos, documents, images.

Q2 2015

  • Brand new user interface for native apps that makes navigation much easier.  The new user interface shows configurable tabs on the bottom of the screen that provides one click access to the most important content in the app.
  • Add in conference hierarchy, allowing conferences to be grouped together and share menus, home page sections, notifications, etc.
  • Make display of speakers on session listing page configurable (0, 1 or all)

Q1 2015

  • Add in conference hierarchy, allowing conferences to be grouped together and share menus, home page sections, notifications, etc.
  • Make display of speakers on session listing page configurable (0, 1 or all)
  • New track listing page and home page section for native apps

October 31, 2014

  • Android – Grid View for exhibitors/sponsors
  • Android – Global Search
  • Android – Improved favorites user interface
  • Android – Improved filtering interface
  • Admin – Make it easy to customize the ‘How do I get points?’ page

October 24, 2014

  • Leads – Added support for Exhibitor leads on website

October 17, 2014

  • iOS/Android – Added support for threaded conversations

October 10, 2014

  • Notes – Added support for taking notes on web, Anroid and iOS. Notes can be added to exhibitors, sessions, meetings and attendees
  • iOS/Android – Improved map listing

October 3, 2014

  • Admin – Improved survey management
  • Posters – Support adding poster collateral to personal library

September 26, 2014

  • iOS – Support iOS 8
  • iOS – Support new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus
  • iOS – Add additional flexibility for customizing menus

September 19, 2014

  • IOS/Android – Added upcoming schedule section on home page
  • Sponsors – Improved home page display

September 12, 2014

  • Exhibitors – Add calendar schedule view on web site to show all exhibitor meetings
  • Meetings – Totally revamped meeting user interface that makes it much easier to schedule meetings and see other participants schedules
  • Meetings – New admin user interface for setting meeting rules
  • Meetings – Improved meeting rules that let organizers set meeting times and locations for their show
  • Meetings – Improved meeting API for easier integration with customer systems

September 5, 2014

  • Exhibitors – Add calendar schedule view on web site to show all exhibitor meetings
  • Collateral – Add support for html 5 videos
  • Collateral – Add support for video thumbnails

August 29, 2014

  • Exhibitors – Add calendar schedule view on web site to show all exhibitor meetings

August 22, 2014

  • Exhibitors – Add calendar schedule view on web site to show all exhibitor meetings

August 15, 2014

  • Exhibitors – Add calendar schedule view on web site to show all exhibitor meetings
  • Posters – Added maps for showing poster locations

August 8, 2014

  • Exhibitors – Add calendar schedule view on web site to show all exhibitor meetings
  • Notification – Improved push notification delivery
  • Gaming – Support displaying leaderboard on big screens for onsite usage

August 1, 2014

  • iOS – Improved poster support, can now include posters under Favorites menu
  • Gaming – Improved leaderboard designed for display on shows floors
  • Sponsorships – Improved sponsorship display on home page – organizers can now specify how they should be sorted

 July 25, 2014

  • File upload – Add ability to upload files – makes it easier for customers to link to custom documents or pictures
  • Emails – Standardize email template header banners to work across all email clients
  • Sponsorships – Improved sponsorship management

 July 18, 2014

  • Twitter – Added support for twitter accounts (already supported twitter hash tags)
  • Twitter – Simplified linking to hash tags
  • Collateral – Add support for HTML 5 videos (previously supported YouTube)
  • Posters – Add support for displaying poster locations on maps

 July 11, 2014

  • Tags – Much improved tag management.  Make it easier for attendees to select tags
  • Tags – Bulk tag importer for admin

 July 4, 2014

  • Icons – Brand new uploader that makes it much easier for attendees to update their pictures
  • Collateral – Improved collateral handling, now store data on Amazon S3 for improved performance
  • Mobile – Added support for conversations

June 27, 2014

  • Attendees – Add support for attendee suffixes
  • Personalization – Improved tag handling
  • Content – Support html native video tag
  • Native – Support mp4 video files
  • Content – Improved configuration of custom content pages

June 20, 2014

  • Attendees – Add support for attendee suffixes
  • System – Improved performance

June 13, 2014

  • Calendar – Make it easier to integrate your event schedule with Outlook, Google Calendar and iCal
  • Native – Integration with local calendar

June 6, 2014

  • Attendees – Add support for attendee suffixes
  • Attendees – Add support for attendee salutations

May 30, 2014

  • Surveys – Improved support for survey variables
  • Native – Display meetings and sessions on home page sections until they are finished (versus start)
  • Native – Order meetings by status
  • Native – Order sessions track
  • Notifications – Updated to latest Urban Airship API for notification delivery

May 23, 2014

  • Native – Internationalization support.  Including Russian and Azeri
  • Sessions – Add toggle to show or hide attendees at sessions
  • Mapping – Improve mapping to automatically go the the bounds of the features on the map

May 16, 2014

  • Conversations – Added to new user iterface
  • Conversations – Added to mobile
  • Native – Add search for attendees by company

May 9, 2014

  • Native – Internationalization support.  Including Russian and Azeri
  • Admin – Added attendee collateral support
  • Sessions – Added speaker collateral, like slides, to website

May 2, 2014

  • Web – Brand new personal schedule pages
  • Mobile – Full refresh of mobile website to match native apps
  • Native – Added sessions to speaker profile pages

April 25, 2014

  • General – Officially drop support for Windows XP and IE8.  Add in landing page for IE8 explaining how to upgrade
  • Improved meeting listings to show the participant companies and positions

April 18, 2014

  • Web – Brand new personal schedule pages
  • Admin – Big improvements admin UI
  • iOS – Add in support for Qualcomm beacons and Apple iBeacons to provide location based functionality
  • iOS – Support local notifications
  • iOS – Improved display of messages to user
  • Notifications – Improve notification delivery times and reliability

April 11, 2014

  • Admin – Automatically map columns on importing
  • Admin – Improve menu editor
  • Posters – Add support for posters and poster sessions

April 4, 2014

  • Web – Brand new personal schedule pages
  • Admin – Ability to view and print attendee schedules
  • Android – Multiple participants
  • Android – Improved scanner, supporting portrait and landscape
  • Android – Support internal links in descrition fields
  • iOS – Improved meeting, message and profile editors

March 28, 2014

  • iOS – Support internal links in description fields
  • Admin – New editor for controlling both web page and native layouts

March 21, 2014

  • iOS – Multiple participants
  • Leads – Support notes for each lead
  • Leads – Export notes

March 14, 2014

  • Web – Added ability to group sessions by tags in calendar grid views
  • Admin – Ability to turn on or off actions such as messaging, meetings, etc.

March 7, 2014

  • Web – Revamped calendar grid view of sessions

February 28, 2014

  • Translations – Ability to customize tag names per attendees, exhibitors and sessions
  • Translations – Added maps to new user interface

February 21, 2014

  • Translations – Added maps to new user interface

February 14, 2014

  • Web – Revamped home page to provide more relevant data to attendees
  • Android/iOS – Added news feed to home section

February 7, 2014

  • Web – Totally brand new, modernized user interface

January 17, 2014

  • Networking – Support importing profile information from LinkedIn and Facebook
  • Leads – Support iPad landscape mode
  • Native – Improved filtering – select multiple interest
  • Native – Improved filtering – support interests hierarchies
  • Native – Improved filtering – updated interface

December 20, 2013

  • Admin – Speaker Sign On support
  • Native – Support links in the menu
  • Native – Configurable settings menu
  • Native – New about page

December 13, 2013

  • Native – Single Sign On support
  • Native – Configurable need help links
  • General – OAuth support
  • Internationalization – Added new German and Norwegian menu translations
  • Internationalization – Added ability to specify a conference language
  • Internationalization – Updated default terminology
  • Internationalization – Add new native menu headers
  • Admin – Provide organizers ability to edit all menus in admin

December 6, 2013

  • Native – Support for attendee collateral on iOS
  • Mobile – Added iOS smart banners
  • Mobile – Added MyExhibitor support

November 29, 2013

  • Leads – Improved promotion page
  • Native – Greatly improved performance for large shows on iOS
  • Native – Make surveys visible to only authenticated users
  • Native – Customizable settings menu
  • Native – Support single sign
  • Native – Support for web links in menu

November 22, 2013

  • Leads – Add support for mobile phone browsers
  • Leads – Revamped registration process that is simpler and easier to use

November 15, 2013

  • Integration – Support single sign on using OAuth

November 8, 2013

  • Admin – New stats dashboard
  • API – Improved API documentation

 November 1, 2013

  • Planning – Updated day filter
  • Integrations – Enhanced Single Sign on Support
  • Integrations – Add  ACGI

October 25, 2013

  • Improved HTML Editor
  • Leads – New freemium support
  • Mobile – Polish attendee and speakers listings
  • Mobile – Improve profile editing to match functionality of desktop web
  • Mobile – Added locations to meeting editor

October 18, 2013

  • iOS/Android – Filtering of child sessions

October 11, 2013

  • Admin – Update map listing
  • Admin – Globally update session time zone changes

October 4, 2013

  • Admin – Improved export of user and exhibitors include QR Codes
  • Admin – Added QR codes to Exhibitor pages

September 27, 2013

  • Leads – Include attendee contact information in exports
  • Integrations – Support 3rd party HTTP posts
  • Integrations – Much improved integration support
  • iOS/Android – Improved banner support (pinning, multiple banners)

September 20, 2013

  • Onboarding – Updated getting started guide
  • iOS – Support iOS7
  • iOS/Android – Support content pages
  • Android – Attendee collateral support

September 13, 2013

  • Native – Much improved syncing
  • API – Add new invite API

September 6, 2013

  • Meeting – Much improved user interface for creating, editing and managing meetings
  • Sessions – Speakers can now upload their own collateral
  • Admin – Improved content page user interface

August 30, 2013

  • User import- Can upload social links (Facebook, twitter, linkednin, myspace etc)
  • Exhibitor import – Can upload social links,multiple booths and create sponsorship types. Can update exhibitors with ID.
  • User export – Can export social links, links to profile icons, descriptions.
  • Exhibitor export – Can export social links, multiple booths and buildings, exhibitor follow/leads count, links to profile icons.

August 23, 2013

  • Meetings – Update admin meeting editor
  • Admin – Visual polishing
  • Admin – Add max attendees to event export
  • Integrations – New integration infrastructure that makes it easier and faster to setup integrations with third parties such as CVent, Regonline, Avectra, eTouches and Certain

August 16, 2013

  • Admin – New gaming features
  • Native – Login section on home page
  • Native – Configurable gaming text
  • Admin – New interface to upload maps
  • Admin – Improved menu arrangement
  • Admin – Improved display of email templates
  • Onboarding – Full integration with SendGrid to provide full email analytics

August 9, 2013

  • Android/Web – Sort by state
  • Admin – Support generation of QRCodes in PNG format
  • Native – Clickable banners
  • ios – Improved sync
  • ios – Improved scanner performance
  • Admin – Improved display of banners
  • Android – Improved UI for events, exhibitor and attendee pages using stacked layout
  • Android – Added exhibitor employee and contact information

August 2, 2013

  • ios/Android – New gaming features
  • Admin – Added ability to upload maps created from pdfs
  • Onboarding – New online getting started guide to make it much easier/quicker to get started with Zerista
  • Onboarding – New post event survey to understand the success of an event
  • Onboarding – New ebook – “The Ten Most Common Event App Adoption Killers”

July 26, 2013

  • Android – Major UI overall to improve usability and make it easier for attendees to find what is most important to them at an event
  • ios/Android – Added new sponsor section for home page
  • ios/Android – Make it easier for attendees to access their QR Code
  • ios/Android – Make it easier for attendees to access bar code and QR Code scanner
  • ios – Lots of iPad improvements

July 19, 2013

  • Admin – Updated menus to be in a more consistent order
  • Admin – Added leaderboard to admin
  • Admin – Added menu scrollbar
  • Improved profile editing
  • Gaming – Added how to get points page

July 12, 2013

  • Admin – Major UI overall to improve usability
  • Leads – New version with UI overall to improve usability
  • Leads – Add support for scanning 1D and 2D barcodes (already support QR Codes)
  • Leads – Add ability to scan badges encoded with registration information

July 5, 2013

  • ios – Major UI overall to improve usability and make it easier for attendees to find what t is most important to them at an event

June 28, 2013

  • Admin – Update exhibitors listing to show contact info

June 21, 2013

  • Gaming – Add new gaming functionality and leaderboard with configurable points depending on attendee actions

June 14, 2013

  • Admin – Add additional stats to give more information about active users

June 7, 2013

  • Admin – Support 2 digit years on meeting upload
  • Admin – Add ability to upload desktop, mobile and native banners

May 31, 2013

  • ios – Add support for collateral

May 24, 2013

  • Android – Improve sponsorship groupings

May 17, 2013

  • Improved calendar slider
  • Android – add support to filter by letter

May 10, 2013

  • Android – Add search suggestions
  • Admin – improve linking of map features to events and booths

May 3, 2013

  • Improved delete sync

April 26, 2013

  • Upgraded maps
  • Simplified locations
  • Added map upload to admin

April 19, 2013

  • Post to Facebook and LinkedIn on checkins

April 12, 2013

  • Add support for alternating banners on Android and IOS applications
  • Add meeting availability functionality

April 5, 2013

  • Configurable actions

March 22, 2013

  • Android/ios – Support chatters on sessions

March 15, 2013

  • Android/ios – Support chatters on sessions
  • Android/ios – Added listing of employees for exhibitors

March 8, 2013

  • Implement better sorting (“natural sort order”) on ios of session titles

March 1, 2013

  • Add result counts for searches and filters
  • Add QR code generation on ios and Android

February 22, 2013

  • Native – Display exhibitor employees
  • Native – Support parent/child events
  • Native – Improved sync algorithm.
  • Native (Android) – Collateral viewing on Android.

February 15, 2013

  • Native – Implement checkin to events and exhibitors.
  • Native – Implement chatter for events.
  • General – Support custom domains for sites.

February 8, 2013

  • Native – Improved iphone 5 support.
  • Native – Customizable launch images.
  • Native – Improved onboarding for tradeshows and expos
  • Sponsors – Added ability to print sponsors list.
  • Expo – Added new scrapbook email configurable via admin.

February 1, 2013

  • Native – Implemented page anchoring.
  • Onboarding – Updates and improved onboarding emails.
  • Expo – Customized attendee scrapbooks for expos you attended
  • Native – Support landscape mode for iPads
  • Native – Upgrade to latest Google Analytics to get better native statistics

January 22, 2013

  • Expo – New marketing collateral for consumer expos.
  • Integrations – Improved RegOnline support.
  • Search – Improved search for events.
  • Support – Moved to ZenDesk to help provide better support.

January 15, 2013

  • Sponsors – Improved sponsor display.
  • Native – Make it easy to find and download app via QRCodes

January 8, 2013

  • Native – Improved onboarding.
  • Native – Support parent/child tags.
  • Native – Improved error messages.
  • Native – Improved support for consumer expos.
  • Native – Improved survey integration.
  • Native – Customizable second level menus.
  • Surveys – New administrative interface for managing surveys.

December 28, 2012

  • Content – Improved support for iframes in user generated content.
  • Speakers – Speakers tab now automatically shows up when speakers have been assigned to sessions.
  • Mobile Web – Improved menus.
  • Admin – Session listing improvements (search, hyperlink locations)

December 21, 2012

  • Discover – Brand new interface to make it easier to filter attendees, exhibitors and sessions.
  • Search – Improved search rankings to display most important results at the top.
  • Importing – Support 2 digit years, improved error messages and support larger file uploads (3MB).
  • Admin – Improvements around creating new attendees

December 14, 2012

  • Calendar/Schedule – Improved calendar view and refreshed user interface. Add ability to scroll calendar for shows with more than 6 concurrent tracks.
  • Discover – Refresh user interface to make it easier to find what you are looking for based based on specifying one or more filters
  • Discover – Only display filter tags if filters are defined.
  • Paging – Improved paging performance and user interface

December 7, 2012

  • Messaging – Add count of recipients to broadcast message

November 30, 2012

  • Meetings – New admin user interface to manage meetings
  • Meetings – Revamped meeting editor
  • Meetings – Support adding more than one participants to a meeting
  • Meetings – Support exporting meetings
  • Meetings – Support importing of meetings
  • Meetings – Add ability to delete meetings
  • Calendar – Support displaying data by location, date and exhibitors
  • Calendar – Ability to visually drag and resize meetings
  • Calendar – Ability to filter meetings calendar by day, user and exhibitor
  • Admin – Add new graphical editor for conference home page text and login page text
  • Infrastructure – Upgrade to latest jquery and jquery ui javascript libraries

November 23, 2012

  • Printing – Added printable pages for attendees, sessions, speakers and exhibitors
  • Printing – Honor the filters setup for attendees, sessions, speakers and exhibitors
  • Getting Started Guide – Updated information about mobile app splash screens
  • Attendee Listing – Change default sort order to last name

November 16, 2012

  • Messaging- Allow admins to grant broadcast message functionality to specific attendees
  • Android – Support for push notifications

November 9, 2012

  • Documentation – Updated dev site with additional information about sponsorship opportunities
  • Android – Support for accepting, declining and requesting meetings
  • Android – Added weblinks and bio to profile page
  • Android – Added speaker groupings
  • ios – Enhanced support for iPhone 5s
  • ios – Added support for customers that run multiple conferences
  • ios – Added support for push notifications for Zerista Expo

November 2, 2012

  • Admin – Updated uploader template examples on dev.zerista.com
  • Admin – More control over how schedules are displayed
  • Admin – Ability to upload icons for attendees, events and exhibitors
  • Push Notifications – Support for broadcast, messages and meetings
  • Mobile Web – Improved user interface
  • ios – Support for push notifications
  • ios – Improved social network integration
  • ios – Improved display of hierarchical tags

October 26, 2012

  • Admin – Improve data loading by being less sensitive to leading and trailing spaces
  • Registration – General improvements and more flexible payment options
  • Meetings – Add ability for exhibitors to assign meeting to exhibitor contacts
  • Meetings – Simplified user interface on mobile web
  • Meetings – Add ability to create and edit meetings on ios
  • ios – Add search indexes for attendees, exhibitor and events
  • Added user friendly messages to admin user creator to assist creation and update of users

October 19, 2012

  • Admin – Add user friendly messages when creating and updating users
  • ios – Add ability to view and respond to meeting requests
  • ios – Add grouping by speaker type

October 12, 2012

  • Exhibitors – No longer need to specify default sponsorship level
  • Mobile Web – Add maps to all mobile sites
  • QR Codes – Update QR code generation
  • Android – Support new QR codes for sessions, exhibitors and attendees
  • Android – Improved mapping support
  • Android – Improved performance
  • ios – Add indexes on listings pages
  • ios – Added counts for messages (inbox, sent, archived)
  • Local Guides – Updated to latest Google mapping api

October 5, 2012

  • Documentation – New online documentation for moderators (http://dev.zerista.com)
  • Android – Filter by tags for attendees, sessions and exhibitors
  • Android – Filter by tracks for sessions
  • Android – Group by tracks
  • Social – Updated twitter branding based on their new recommendations

September 28, 2012

  • ios – Support for ios6
  • ios – Added message summary counts
  • ios – Improved message handling
  • Admin – Update loaders to support html descriptions
  • Performance – Much faster user listings
  • Performance – General database improvements
  • API – Revamped user api

September 21, 2012

  • Documentation – New marketing guide
  • Android – Improved sync
  • Admin – Improved default password support
  • Stats – Improved ios/android stats

September 14, 2012

  • Admin – Ability to edit location
  • General – Support custom date formats
  • Expo – New Android and IOS in-booth apps for managing leads
  • Expo – New Expo registration process
  • ios – Add in meeting support (create, view)
  • ios – Improved user interface for interest filters
  • ios – Improved user interface for track filters

September 7, 2012

  • Mobile Web – Added list of maps page
  • Desktop Web – Speakers tab is always visible
  • Android/ios – Added ability to track usage via Google analytics
  • Android – Add ability to set password when first logging in
  • Android – Add ability to link chatter to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn
  • Android – Add hashtag when posting chatterto Twitter
  • Android – Show number of remaning characters when posting chatter to Twitter
  • ios – Added ability to filter attendees, events and exhibitors by interests
  • ios – Added ability to filter events by track

August 31, 2012

  • Admin – Improve attendee loader to provide more informative error messages

August 24, 2012

  • ios/Android – Ability to create a new account for open site
  • ios/Android – Ability to signup via social networks such as facebook
  • ios/Android – Ability to select interests
  • ios/Android – Improved on boarding proceess
  • Mobile Web – Added support for configuring mobile notifications

August 17, 2012

  • Admin – Improved session uploader that supports parent events, stripping white spaces
  • Admin – Improved handling of duplicates in attendee uploader
  • Mobile Only Sites – Improved support for mobile only sites
  • Mobile Web – Added support for session alert messages
  • Speakers – List all speakers even those not yet assigned to a session
  • Meetings – User interface improvements in setting start and end times
  • Meetings – Show meeting creation time

August 10, 2012

  • Custom Content – Support embedding of iframes
  • Android – Ability to change password
  • ios – Ability to assign a room to multiple sessions
  • ios – Display social media links on listing pages for attendees and exhibitors
  • ios – Remove ratings
  • ios/Android – Added manage social networks page

August 3, 2012

  • Mobile Web – Upgrade to latest jquery mobile
  • Mobile Web – Add selection of interests to attendee profile
  • Mobile Web – Add ability to edit bio

July 27, 2012

  • Emails – Update default invitation templates
  • EMS – Version 2 now available
  • Admin – Added EMS management pages
  • ios/Android – Photo upload
  • ios – Interest tag selection
  • API – Added tag, create user and leads api

July 20, 2012

  • Emails – Update default invitation templates
  • EMS – Simplify connect/follow to make interacting with exhibitors for attendees easier
  • ios/Android – Support customizable splash screen and home screen
  • Custom pages – Allow creation of custom pages with static content (ie, travel information)

July 13, 2012

  • Static Pages – Add static pages that can be used for displaying lodging and transportation information
  • Sponsorships – Display by sponsorship level on mobile web and ios/Android
  • ios/Android – Support public sites so attendees can view some information before logging in

July 6, 2012

  • Holiday week

June 29, 2012

  • ios/Android – Display Exhibitor contacts
  • ios/Android – Faster sync
  • Android – Profiled editing

June 22, 2012

  • Added registering membership role to better support integrations

June 15, 2012

  • Added press membership role
  • ios/Android – Edit Profile improvements

June 8, 2012

  • Surveys – Integration with SurveyGizmo

June 1, 2012

  • Data – Add additional fields to standard exports
  • Social – Integrated with Facebook and Twitter
  • Maps – Support displaying multiple exhibitors per booth

May 25, 2012

  • ios/Android – Links sessions and exhibitors to maps
  • Mobile Web – Add email notification page
  • ios/Android – Improved onboarding for new attendees

May 18, 2012

  • API – Added API versioning

May 11, 2012

  • Maps – Update desktop and mobile maps to be faster and mobile enabled.
  • Admin – Events are deleted in a background process making the request much faster
  • QR Code – Add support for adding sessions to schedule
  • QR Code – Add support for following exhibitors
  • QR Code – Add QR codes to exhibitor page
  • Admin – Allow export of QR codes for exhibitors and sessions

May 4, 2012

  • EMS – Export connections reports based on QR code follows
  • Profile Page – Improve edit profile button to be easier to use
  • API – Added support for adding functionality to third-party registration systems (for exapmle uploading profile pictures)
  • Discover – Improved pagination for showing matches
  • External Feeds – Update faster on home page
  • Mobile – Refreshed checkin and add/remove to schedule icons.

April 27, 2012

  • Library –  Improve display of library colleteral
  • Mobile – Support conference translations on iOS and Android
  • Mobile – Allow customization of home page on iOS and Android

April 20, 2012

  • iPhone/iPad – Show rooms on session descriptions
  • Android – Implement tag and description search
  • Android – Added icons on sessions page

April 13, 2012

  • Android – Add support link

April 6, 2012

  • EMS – Add unlimited mode
  • Improved QR code support
  • API -Exhibitor improvements and updated documentation
  • API – Map API documentation updates
  • Admin – Email previews
  • Admin – Improved support for uploading CSV files in windows-1252 encoding (which is what Excel creates by default)
  • Admin – Correctly handle non-ASCII email addresses
  • iPhone/iPad – Branding improvements
  • iPhone/iPad – Sync improvements
  • iPhone/iPad – Filter agenda by day
  • iPhone/iPad/Android – Fix sponsor syncing (not all sponsors previously synced)
  • Android – added sort options
  • Android – improved sync
  • Android -updated default ordering for attendees, sessions and exhibitors

March 30, 2012

  • Ability to pre-populate attendee schedules
  • Ability to export attendee schedules
  • Ability to print attendee schedules
  • Allow attendees to be notified when their contacts checkin at events
  • Improvements to agenda grid view (mouse overs, wider, better layout)

March 23, 2012

  • Add in API support to allow creation of exhibitor booths and venue maps
  • New Android release supporting maps, chatter
  • New global and search discover page

March 16, 2012

  • Update exhibitor API to support json responses
  • Allow organizers to define images maps for banners via admin
  • Ability for attendees to request meetings with exhibitors
  • Exhibitor meeting management
  • Ability to embed collateral (in addition to popup)
  • Simplified meeting filters
  • API support exhibitor sessions

March 9, 2012

  • Updated attendee export to support client ids to enable QR code generation
  • New iPhone/iPad native apps with improved caching, added messages, chatter
  • Meeting improvements (workflow, notifications, display)

January 20, 2012

  • Android – Add support for message archiving
  • Admin – Augment broadcast message to allow moderators to send messages to attendees with a certain membership state (for example, speakers or exhibitors).
  • Networking – Add Follow Me button to attendee profile pages, not just on the attendee listing page
  • Mobile Web – Simplify my 1-on-1 meetings page
  • Mobile Web – Fix bug where title and position were displayed twice on profile page
  • Mobile Web – Upgrade to latest version of jQuery mobile, improve look-and-feel
  • Mobile Web – Upgrade mapping functionality

January 13, 2012

  • iPhone/iPad – Release version 1.2 which includes local caching of attendee, exhibitor and session information
  • Collateral – Enable support for linking to videos from sites other than YouTube.

January 6, 2012

  • Mobile Web – Improve display of agenda page
  • Atendees – Fix up rendering glitches for search icon in Internet Explorer

December 30, 2011

  • Mobile Web – Use new comment icons
  • Social Networks – Add support for LinkedIn to chatter page
  • Data – Add in additional fields to Atom feeds so conference organizers can have additional live content on their conference home pages

December 9, 2011

  • Mobile – Release 1st version of native iPhone and iPad apps that provide full access to Zerista’s functionality
  • Mobile – Release 1st version of native Android app that provide full access to Zerista’s functionality

December 2, 2011

  • Social Networks – Add support for Facebook to chatter page
  • Social Networks – Add support for Twitter to chatter page

November 18, 2011

  • Attendees – Update print personal schedule should to only display events from current conference

November 4, 2011

  • Discover – Show first three matches
  • Admin – Enable moderators to directly update login pages
  • Search – Fix Country Sorting Performance Issue
  • Attendees – Show last names if person is public

October 28, 2011

  • Sponsorship – Improved support for OpenX ad server
  • Mobile – Fix issues with location links
  • Mobile – Align map popup windows

October 21, 2011

  • Attendees – Improved user signup for users attending multiple conferences

October 14, 2011

  • API – Update documentation
  • Attendees – Follow button missing on user profile page
  • Mobile – Additional mapping functionality, including bigger maps, new exhibitor booth and session room links
  • Mobile – Add in ability to follow exhibitors
  • Mobile – New automated test suite
  • Exhibitors – Add phone number to Exhibitor page
  • Search – Improved performance

October 7, 2011

  • Documentation – Create new dev.zerista.com site – the one you are now using!
  • Admin – Change new login default template
  • Networking – Improve message reply and archive buttons
  • Mobile – Make day and time pickers easier to use
  • Mobile – Add to session pages who else is attending
  • Mobile – Update to latest jquery mobile prerelease

September 30, 2011

  • Mobile – Support maps
  • Networking – Added ability to share chatter posts on Facebook.
  • Networking – Messages on the site can be archived.
  • Login Page Changes – New default for login assistance (need help logging in?)
  • Infrastructure – .CSS Pipeline changes – Updates to current conference sites using c_[name].css
  • Admin – Maps can be hooked up using admin, local guide descriptions can be added
  • Admin – Ability to invite and change membership role for created users

September 23, 2011

  • Mobile – Access to speaker list

September 9, 2011

  • Enable all sites to have both the list view and the grid view. Users will be able to see both views.
  • You can customize an alert message for individual sessions that will provide a pop-up message when attendees add the session to their schedule.
  • Moderators can edit set the RSS feed for the home page through the admin tool.
  • Added ability to create users manually via the Admin tool.

September 2, 2011

August 26, 2011

  • Ability to assign colors to tracks in grid view through the Admin tool
  • Ability to switch to a 24-hour clock through the Admin tool
  • Improved Exhibitor and Event loader through Admin the Admin tool; similar to the People loader
  • New error pages
  • Added new my.zerista.com landing page page to show all your conferences
  • Updated Zerista branding on my.zerista.com.
  • Updated default notifications. Default notifications can still be customized by the moderators.

August 5, 2011

  • Updated login page with new lightbox functionality
  • Customizable login page editable via admin.
  • Update notification page language (end user, not admin page)
  • Customizable sign up link on home page and login page, editable admin
  • Mobile – Support account activation

July 29, 2011

  • Cvent integration
  • Ability to change track colors via admin
  • 2x performance gains across all pages
  • Mobile – New s.* sites for blackberry (m.* is for newer mobile phones)

January – June 2011

Admin

  • Add export attendees
  • Add export sessions
  • Moderators can now lock and unlock accounts. Attendee accounts are locked after a specific number of incorrect logins
  • Manage exhibitor contacts
  • Allow moderators to edit attendee and speaker profiles
  • Add ability to broadcast messages to all attendees
  • Specify rate limits (# of messages, meetings, etc.) per attendee

API

  • Ability to delete users
  • Support attendee photos
  • Allow existing fields, like an attendees description, to be set to blank

Attendees

  • Add visitor attendee type. Visitors generally have limited access to the site can be used for registered guests or spouses.
  • Add press attendee type

Conversations

  • Rank and display the most active conversations at the top

Exhibitors

  • Add support for exhibitor sessions
  • Sort by stand

General

  • Add support for YouTube’s new iframe embed codes (previously supported object embed codes).
  • Add in conference states, allowing conferences to be “turned on” and “turned off”
  • New favicon
  • Added embed functionality
  • Add powerpoint as supported file upload type

Mapping

  • Add support for multiple buildings containing exhibitor/sponsor booths
  • Enable attendees to print a customized map showing the exhibitors they are following
  • Display multiple exhibitors per booth in map tooltips where appropriate
  • Support mobile pdf maps

Mobile

  • Improved Blackberry support (versions 4.6 and higher)
  • Add ability to create meetings
  • Add in ability to view all meeting requests (confirmed and requested)
  • Participate in conversations
  • Custom icon for phone home screen
  • Support customer “terminology” the same was as desktop

Profiles

  • Allow user to add or edit their full address information

Search

  • Add search by building
  • Add advanced search to enable more powerful searches
  • Normalize tags by capitalizing them
  • Added global search on home page
  • Add search for conversations
  • Add alphabet bar at top of attendees page

Sessions

  • Support multiple concurrent sessions per track
  • Support 5 minute time increments (previously it was 15 minutes)
  • Make track names hyperlinks
  • Much improved agenda view
  • Add track name to session listings
  • Printable schedule
  • Allow attendees to create their own sessions/events (this can be turned on or off per conference)
  • Allow separate twitter hash tags per sessions
  • Make the starting day on the agenda customizable per conference
  • Add track column to admin column listing

Speakers

  • New speaker management page for moderators

Web

  • Add support for Internet Explorer 9
  • Add support for Firefox 4