Product Changes

At Zerista, we are committed to innovation. As we work to improve our products, we’ll maintain a list of changes below. If you have any questions, please contact your project manager or visit our support center.

August 14, 2017

  • Admin –  Update permissions so conference organizers can prevent certain attendees from updating their profiles
  • AdminInvite/Reminder template revamp.  We simplified invites and reminders to make it easier to onboard your attendees

Bug Fixes for this week can be reviewed HERE

August 7, 2017

  • Admin – Script for exporting delivery errors updated to use generic text (was event specific text before which was confusing)
  • Apps – 508 Compliance – 508 compliance means that all users, regardless of disability status, can access technology.  To enable this feature turn on Voice Over on iOS or Talk Back on Android.  When you open the app and tap on things on the  page, the device will tell you what the item is and how to use it. Available in version 268 of  iOS and 12.50 of Android app.
  • Apps/Website – Ability to customize support, privacy and onboarding urls.  This is useful when white-labeling your site and you want to direct support and privacy links to your own sources.  Available in version 269 of iOS and 12.35 of Android app.
  • iOSRemoval of ‘host’ display on About page.  The host field was removed from the About page to bring the iOS app in alignment with the Android app.
  • iOS – ‘Learn about Zerista‘ disappears when using the app with a white-labeled site.  Available in version 269 of  iOS app.

Bug Fixes for this week can be reviewed HERE

July 24, 2017

Bug Fixes for this week can be reviewed HERE

July 17, 2017

  • Infrastructure – Memory profiling: revamp of internal representation of account preferences (settings page) to reduce memory consumption on servers.

Bug Fixes for this week can be reviewed HERE

July 10, 2017

  • Admin – Ability to hide action buttons via permissions.  This means if you remove the ability for certain groups of users to message other groups of users via permissions then the message button will no longer appear.  This currently is supported on the website and mobile website but not Android and iOS apps.
  • Infrastructure – Automation of iOS App submissions.  This streamlines the process of getting Apple to approve apps.
  • Infrastructure – Improved architecture for performing long running activities (imports, exports, etc).
  • Infrastructure – Push tag edits to Grip via integration.  This improve Grip’s ability to provide matches for each user
  • Marketing – Updates to privacy policy page content

Bug Fixes for this week can be reviewed HERE

June 26, 2017

  • Website – Prompt when trying to navigate away from your profile page (exhibitor/attendee) with unsaved changes.  Note: The message prompt cannot currently be changed and your browser controls how it is presented. Examples: Firefox, Safari, Chrome

Bug Fixes for this week can be reviewed HERE

June 19, 2017

  • Admin – Creating maps is now significantly faster
  • Admin – Maps now can include up to five zoom levels (previously it was 3)
  • Admin – Stats Display Upgrade (/admin/stats).  The stats page has been completed revamped to be faster and provide even more insight into your conference.
  • Admin – Ability to reorder stats page to be client specific and remove sections where no stats appear.  Upon request custom queries or graphs can also be created.
  • Admin – Exhibitor message/meeting statistics upgraded to return data based on the exhibitor contacts assigned to the company.  Previously stats were based on the actions taken within the exhibitor profiles instead of the contacts themselves.
  • AdminExport of Stats from admin to CSV.  You can now export all your conference statistics into CSV reports to filter and manipulate data using Excel and other programs. You can also export specific time ranges such as before, during or after a conference.

Bug Fixes for this week can be reviewed HERE

June 12, 2017

  • Admin – Ability for multiple files to be uploaded at once.
  • Admin – Removed old mapping functionality for local guide creation.  When creating/editing locations you will notice the address info fields are no longer visible.
  • Mobile Web – Integration with Grip:  Zerista has integrated with Grip, an event networking platform powered by AI. We now provide every attendee personalized matches that enable them to meet the right people at your event.  Attendees can easily review their matches using a Tinder inspired interface – swipe left if not interested and right if interested.  If the other attendee is also interested, both parties are alerted and able to reach out to each other via message or meeting request.  This functionality is now available on the mobile web platform as it was released in the apps a few weeks back.
  • iOS – Attendee matchmaking UI change to include additional text (skip/interested).  Available in version 264 of  iOS app

Bug Fixes for this week can be reviewed HERE

June 5, 2017

  • No changes of note

Bug Fixes for this week can be reviewed HERE

May 29, 2017

  • Infrastructure – Improved Grip Integration
  • Infrastructure – Security Fixes – Updated moment.js library, changed user enumeration
  • iOS –  Export Leads (and notes) from the Zerista Leads App listing page.  Available in version 260 of  iOS app

Bug Fixes for this week can be reviewed HERE

May 22, 2017

  • No changes of note

Bug Fixes for this week can be reviewed HERE

May 15, 2017

  • Apps – Integration with Grip:  Zerista has integrated with Grip, an event networking platform powered by AI. We now provide every attendee personalized matches that enable them to meet the right people at your event.  Attendees can easily review their matches using a Tinder inspired interface – swipe left if not interested and right if interested.  If the other attendee is also interested, both parties are alerted and able to reach out to each other via message or meeting request.  Updated in version 258 of  iOS app and 12.22 of Android
  • Android – Onboarding Revamp Leads: We have greatly improved how exhibitors login to their Zerista Leads App.  Onboarding is now an easy to use, multiple step process that supports email and sms password reset options. Updated in version 12.05 of Android app.

Bug Fixes for this week can be reviewed HERE

May 8, 2017

  • AdminLogs (history) page – There is a new page in the admin that allows you to see the history of actions taken every attendee.  This helps track changes that either admins or attendees make.  You can filter by an action type or attendee.
  • iOS – Onboarding Revamp Leads: We have greatly improved how exhibitors login to their Zerista Leads App.  Onboarding is now an easy to use, multiple step process that supports email and sms password reset options. Updated in version 255 of  iOS app.
  • iOS – Deleting a note was not graying out the save button on the conference and leads app.  Updated in version 255 of  iOS app.

Bug Fixes for this week can be reviewed HERE

May 1, 2017

  • AdminRevamp of User Interface.  The Zerista admin has under gone a face lift!  It now sports a modern look with a responsive design that works on both mobile devise and desktop computers. Although the navigation may look different, its still contains the same options as before.  What we have done is eliminate clicks making it much easier to navigate to the page you want to get to.  New features to look forward to include:
    • An evolved look and feel
    • Simplified main navigation
    • Expandable sub navigation
    • Mobile optimized
  • Admin – Updated germans translations
  • Infrastructure – Updates were made to recommendation API (Permission checks)
  • iOSOffline Actions. You have always been able to use the Zerista Conference or Leads App offline. What is new is you can now perform actions, such as building a schedule, adding users/companies to your favorites list, take notes, or even message other attendees while offline. Once the phone is online, it will automatically sync itself to our the Zerista cloud platform.  Updated in version 255 of  iOS app

Bug Fixes for this week can be reviewed HERE

April 24, 2017

  • No code change of note

Bug Fixes for this week can be reviewed HERE

April 17, 2017

  • Admin – Meeting Recommendations: Export profiles as PDF document.  We made styling changes to export button and content displays.
  • Infrastructure – API updates to not except invalid phone numbers in feed.

Bug Fixes for this week can be reviewed HERE

April 10, 2017

  • Admin – Allow Scheduling of Invalidated Meeting Proposals.  Before this change you had to delete invalidated proposals and then rerun the proposal algorithms
  • Admin – Concurrent meeting error messages now include meeting time. Previously it was difficult to debug concurrent meeting errors caused by the scheduler since the error message did not mention the meeting time.
  • Admin – Meeting Recommendations: Export profiles as PDF document.  As an attendee you can export your recommended company profiles.  As an exhibitor you can export the recommended user profiles.
  • AppsOnboarding Revamp: We have greatly improved how attendees login to their Zerista App’s.  Onboarding is now an easy to use, multiple step process that supports email and sms password reset options. Updated in version 250 of  iOS app and 11.82 of Android
  • Infrastructure – Ability to add Munchkin code to admin sites.  This is for Marketo’s custom JavaScript tracking code, called Munchkin that can track individuals who visit your website so you can react to their visits with automated marketing campaigns. Even anonymous visitors are tracked along with their IP addresses and other information. 

Bug Fixes for this week can be reviewed HERE

April 3, 2017

  • No code change of note

Bug Fixes for this week can be reviewed HERE

iOS – Leads App: Add Scan Resource and Action (better UI for scanning an unrecognized client id)

Bug Fixes for this week can be reviewed HEREBug Fixes for this week can be reviewed HERE

March 27, 2017

  • Infrastructure: Sendgrid IP Pooling – We have upgraded the way we send password reset emails. These emails are now handled by dedicated IP addresses.  That helps us improve their deliverability and reduce the number caught in spam filters.

Bug Fixes for this week can be reviewed HERE

March 20, 2017

  • Apps: Upgrade to Gimbal v2.53 (Beacons) – We have upgraded to the latest version of Gimbal. In addition, we improved Gimbal alerts on iOS and Android.  Full release notes from version to version can be found here.  Updated in version 244 of  iOS app and 11.76 of Android

Bug Fixes for this week can be reviewed HERE

March 13, 2017

  • No code change of note

March 6, 2017

  • Admin – Recommendations export: Column headers updated
  • Admin – Remove size validation on branding desktop banner – We decided to remove this as several clients use different sized website banners.  All other validation restrictions for ads/branding remain in place.
  • AdminNotification page revamp:  We re-ordered the notifications page and added additional options for survey reminders and event/meeting notifications.
    • Event (session) Notifications – If enabled on the ‘notifications page’ a notification will get sent to a user 10 minutes before their event (session) is going to start.  If they tap on the notification on their lock screen or from the notification list the session profile will open.
    • Meeting Notification – If enabled on the ‘notifications page’ a notification will get sent to a user 10 minutes before their meeting is going to start. If they tap on the notification on their lock screen or from the notification list the meeting profile will open.
    • Survey Reminders – If enabled on the ‘notifications page’ a notification will get sent to a user as the session finishes.  If they tap on the notification on their lock screen or from the notification list the survey will open to complete.  You MUST be using the Zerista premium survey package with Survey Gimzo for this functionality to work.
      • You need version 241 on iOS and 11.7 on Android to use these changes
      • NOTE** These changes to notifications are NOT supported on iOS 9.  Apple dramatically changed local notification support in iOS 10 that allowed Zerista to build this functionality.

Bug Fixes for this week can be reviewed HERE

February 27, 2017

Bug Fixes for this week can be reviewed HERE

February 20, 2017

  • Admin – Ads: Website interstitials re-eneabled.  The UI section was added to zerista.zerista.com setup for standard campaign creation.  Remember, this is a website only feature for advertising.
  • Admin – Ads: Enable asset size validations.  This won’t validate the exact dimensions, but will check to see if the uploaded image is close enough to the required size. For example an event had a image 4000×6000 while the desired size was 960×1600. We added validation to make sure the size is at least 960 (+ / – 500) x 1600 (+ / – 500). So that means the width can be between: 460 – 1460 and height can be between 1100 – 2100. So obviously this validation won’t catch any aspect ratio issues, but will catch any images that are way too different from the required size.
  • AppsRecommendation tiles in home page activity feed.  If you are using interest tags you can now have recommendation tiles appear in the activity feed.  They will appear after your first sponsorship post (if you are using those).   You will need to reset your app home page ui section to get the latest setup in zerista.zerista.com.  You able to have tiles for attendees, sessions, exhibitors, sponsors, and posters.  They are individual sections that will display in the activity feed spaced out by the number of posts in your feed.  If you do not have tags against yourself you will not see these sections in the feed (so if you are not using tags you do not need to make changes to your event setup).  You have the ability to customize the text that appears for the recommendation section header, you can change the order of the tiles, and you can lastly set the number of tiles the user can scroll horizontally (default is 5 for all tile types). (you must have version 239 on iOS or 11.6 on android to see this change).

Bug Fixes for this week can be reviewed HERE

February 13, 2017

  • Admin – Translation change: Switching parent event triggers terminology to update in child event.  Here is the scenario this addresses:
    • You have 2 parent events: A & B
    • Find the same terminology field in both parent events and update the wording to be different in each.
    • create a third event and make it a child of parent A
    • check that terminology field and see it should says the wording from parent A
    • Change the parent from A to B
    • Check that terminology field and see it now says the wording from parent B instead of parent A
  • Admin – Ads: Added validation to banner urls to force https urls

Bug Fixes for this week can be reviewed HERE

February 6, 2017

  • App – Layout: Added library and my survey as standard on apps under ‘my event’ (this will only appear if you are using the default layout.  If you have had your Zerista PM customize your view your changes will not be overwritten).
  • App/Website – Sponsor Posting: Ability to have interactive sponsor ads on website side bar and app home page activity feed (you must have version 236 on ios or 11.5 on android to see this change).
  • AppContainer app: Ability to have individual splash screens per event in your container (you must have version 236 on ios or 11.5 on android to see this change).
  • WebsiteSquare banner sponsorship: Ability to have square side bar sponsorship on all listing pages (attendee, agenda, exhibitor/sponsor, and poster).

Bug Fixes for this week can be reviewed HERE

January 30, 2017

  • Admin – Meeting Rules Change:  Do no allow the meeting grid to end meetings at 12AM (which is technically after they would start)
  • Admin – Permissions now update after changing parent event

Bug Fixes for this week can be reviewed HERE

January 23, 2017

  • Admin – Scheduler: When creating meetings, the system will automatically assign them locations.  See details notes on this change here
  • Admin – Language translation was created for messaging portal
  • Admin – Zoom Limitations when loading maps.  Some larger maps with high zoom levels (4-6) cause performance issues in the admin.
  • AppsMeeting status more visible with added colors
  • AppsStatic/Rotating Banners on home & listing pages
  • AppsSticky Banners on listing pages
  • Meeting Recommendation –  Confirmation button error created as a translation

Bug Fixes for this week can be reviewed HERE

January 16, 2017

  • Admin – Reset all Custom Message/Meeting Templates – This was done as we now have email round tripping and users can reply to messages from their email.  We removed the ‘do not reply to this message’ from this default template.
  • Admin – Updated sample session data to 2017 dates
  • Infrastructure – Revamp Twitter Integration – removed tweetstream, port to twitter, and segregate the code so it only loads and runs on job1
  • Infrastructure – Subdomains can never match User Account names
  • Meeting Recommendation – Confirmation button permissions now available
  • Meeting Recommendation – Updated recommendation UI to make page ‘read only’ based on permissions
  • Meeting Recommendation –  Added ‘scheduled meetings’ to recommendations export

Bug Fixes for this week can be reviewed HERE

January 9, 2017

  • iOS – Notes take too many steps to create – we removed one step to add a note to a lead.  You need version 234 to see this change
  • iOS – Add twitter icon to anonymous twitter posts – when a user post from twitter we will display the picture from twitter if we dont know who they are.

Bug Fixes for this week can be reviewed HERE

January 2, 2017

Bug Fixes for this week can be reviewed HERE


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