ConferenceTracker Version History

Version 7.4.1 (2021-10-01)

Enhancements:
  • Advanced Options > Settings: Appearance section added. Administrators will now be able to change the font size, font color, font family and several other styles of the web application.
Fixes:
  • Session quizzes: Allow users who did not sign-out from their sessions to grade their quizzes if their sign-in time meets the minimum duration criteria even if they haven't signed out.
  • Advanced options > User sessions: Fixed an issue that was preventing the screen from loading.
  • Conference Attendee app: Specific presenter's sessions were not loaded.

Version 7.4 (2021-09-22)

Fixes:
  • Session quizzes: Allow users who did not sign-out from their sessions to take the quizzes if their sign-in time meets the minimum duration criteria even if they haven't signed out.
  • Registrations: Show 2 decimals on every priced item.
  • Registration edit screen: Changes were introduced so that password fields are no longer mandatory when an admin edits a registration.
  • Import: Prevent importing exhibitors administrators and exhibitor reps if the Exhibitor Package was not purchased.
  • Conference landing page: Fix layout issue that was making that long session names were shown horizontally centered.
  • Exhibitor registration: Fixed an issue that was preventing exhibitors from registering when there was a very long paragraph field added to the custom form.

Version 7.3.2.4 (2021-08-17)

Fixes:
  • Surveys: Fixed issue that could make the scheduled surveys not to be published automatically.

Version 7.3.2.3 (2021-08-16)

Fixes:
  • Registrations: Help texts were not displayed below registration form fields when accessing the registration by using the link sent by email to the registering person.
  • Sessions: Alphabetical sorting and by date fixed.

Version 7.3.2.2 (2021-07-30)

Fixes:
  • Registrations: Payment method selection is no longer required for free of charge registrations.

Version 7.3.2.1 (2021-07-28)

Fixes:
  • Registrations: Items validations (price and fraud detection) are no longer run when an administrator edits a registration. They're always run when new registrations are submitted.

Version 7.3.2 (2021-07-26)

New Features & Enhancements:
  • Switch accounts: Users that are registered to multiple conferences can now switch between their CT accounts.
  • Login screen: Text was changed to prevent attendees from signing up to host a new conference when what they really wanted is to register to an existing conference.
  • Page titles and no longer fixed in upper case.
  • Registration: If there is more than one valid payment method defined the registering user must select one in a mandatory way.
  • User edit screen: Registration form fields are no longer mandatory in order to save a profile.
Fixes:
  • Sessions quiz: If required presence minutes or percentage are used do not allow to take the quiz unless one of them was reached.
  • Sessions export: Line breaks, carriage returns and quotation marks are escaped so that when exporting to CSV the exported file does not break.
  • Streaming and Zoom integration: Meeting ID is reset when channel is stopped and restarted.
  • Streaming and Zoom integration: Dropdown list width fixed.
  • Other minor fixes.

Version 7.3.1 (2021-07-21)

New Features & Enhancements:
  • Several changes were introduced to boost performance.
Fixes:
  • A bug was fixed that prevented saving user profiles when specific HTML tags were used in the registration form.
  • “Ad Center” menu item layout fixed.
  • Other minor fixes.

Version 7.3 (2021-07-08)

New Features & Enhancements:
  • Print Session QRs: Administrators can now export all session QRs (or the ones belonging to a specific session) by going to Attendance > Session QR > Export to PDF. This will generate session QRs so that attendees can sign-in and sign-out by using the Conference Attendee app. The generated QRs do not expire (refresh is set to 'Never' automatically).
  • Sessions export: More fields are exported including description, capacity, fee, attendance mode and many more.
  • Virtual Exhibit hall: More information was added about sessions, presenters, contacts, reps and much more.
Fixes:
  • Zoom integration was updated to support changes in Zoom's API.
  • User profile: “View Presenter Sessions” button was not being shown in users that were both presenters and attendees.
  • Other minor fixes.

Version 7.2.3 (2021-06-24)

New Features & Enhancements:
  • Attendee Registration: Administrators can now customize the title of the sessions registration step by going to Settings > Attendee Registration > General. There they can edit the text on the “Session registration title” setting.
  • Registration forms: Admins can now give more style to Paragraph form fields by using a WYSIWYG editor.
  • Sessions: Custom fields can now be shown to all users in the Conference Browser or only to admins depending on settings.
  • Conference Browser: Sessions > Show custom fields, credits and attendance mode.
Fixes:
  • Prize wheels: Several fixes and improvements were implemented.
  • File icons: A fix was introduced so icons are shown properly when files are uploaded.
  • Other minor fixes.

Version 7.2.2 (2021-06-11)

Fixes:
  • Prize Wheels: A few fixes were introduced.
  • Other internal fixes.

Version 7.2.1 (2021-06-10)

New Features & Enhancements:
  • Streaming: Social wall is now shown on devices with smaller screens (phones, tablets, etc…)
  • Videos: Controls are shown on every autoplayed video.
Fixes:
  • Streaming: A few changes were introduced to prevent the situation when a browser prevents a streaming ad video from being auto played resulting in users not being able to join streaming sessions. Now video controls are always shown so users can play ads manually. After the ads end users can join the streaming session. Fast forward on ads videos is disabled.
  • Send attendee portal login instructions: The error message shown when admins clicked on the corresponding button and the portal was disabled was misleading. Now it's clearer.
  • Send exhibitor portal login instructions: The error message shown when admins clicked on the corresponding button and the portal was disabled was misleading. Now it's clearer.
  • Other internal fixes.

Version 7.2 (2021-06-08)

New Features & Enhancements:
  • Prize Wheel feature added. Conference organizers can create fortune wheels so that attendees can play and win! They can create different wheels for different exhibitors. They can select the prizes per exhibitor too! Attendees get tickets to play in the prize wheels when they interact with exhibitors (by chatting, meeting, becoming a lead, etc…).
  • Registration: Several improvements have been introduced so that users can register faster by loading information of the registering user from previous conferences' profiles. The system now reuses users, exhibitors and companies information from previous conferences.
  • Ads: Videos now play with sound (not muted).
  • Registration: When an error is found in an input of the registration form the system automatically scrolls to the corresponding field.
  • Accounts management: A single account can now be included in multiple account groups. Users with linked accounts are now able to easily switch between them.
  • Accounts management: The system will automatically delete old inactive expired accounts freeing the used domains so that other accounts can use them.
  • Check-ins export: Added Email column.
  • Certificates, Badges, CEU Reports and Invoices templates are now sorted by name.
  • Appointments: Location and information sections can now contain links and the system will make them clickable.
  • Sessions: Name field can be up to 1000 characters long.
  • Trivia: Allow administrators to manage, search and view all trivia items in their account.
Fixes:
  • Pop-up ads: Image size is now fixed. Preview showed images in a wrong aspect ratio.
  • Conference public site: Fix so that if a menu item is clicked and its corresponding section is not present the page does not show an error (or blank).
  • Conference public site: Automatic scrolling to the corresponding section is performed when the user clicks on a menu item.
  • Conference Browser: Embedded videos' width fixed.
  • Sessions by track widget: It now displays the 'Watch Now' button next to every session (if applies).
  • CT Leads notifications: A bug was fixed that was causing a few notifications to include a '{0}' instead of a user's full name.
  • Payment settings: They're now shown if the Pre-Conference package is enabled.
  • Account registration: A bug was fixed that was preventing premium accounts with several 'Additional attendees' packages from being registered.
  • Twitter announcements: Prevent sending the same announcement multiple times. Notification is now sent after the saving the corresponding announcement making it viewable from the announcements list screen.
  • Badges: A bug was fixed that was preventing users from changing a badge size back to Avery 5392.
  • Other internal fixes.

Version 7.1.5 (2021-05-20)

New Features & Enhancements:
  • New sessions by track widget added. Administrators can now decide if they want to show sessions grouped by track or the regular sessions' widget that shows sessions taking place and upcoming sessions.
  • New 'Interested Attendees' widget added. This widget is shown to exhibitors and contains the number of attendees who watched their profile.
  • Built-in prerecorded sessions: Users can now resume video playback where they left off if using the same computer.
Fixes:
  • Sessions import: Sessions' rooms are now updated when importing existing sessions.
  • Other internal fixes.

Version 7.1.4 (2021-05-11)

New Features & Enhancements:
  • Companies' names can now have up to 300 characters.
  • Check-in handouts menu item was removed and is now included in the Check-in list.
  • Start streaming: A new warning has been added that is displayed to presenters when they try to leave the page. If they leave the page for more than 5 minutes the stream will be automatically stopped.
  • Companies item was removed from administrators main menu.
  • Body of the attendees' login email that includes the automatic login link was updated.
  • Site landing: 'Register now' button was changed to 'Order now'.
  • Sessions: Users can now upload files to sessions within the Conference Browser.
  • Conference public site: Sponsors and Exhibitors style redesigned.
  • Conference setup: Administrators can now specify whether their conference is on-site, online or mixed.
Fixes:
  • A bug was fixed in the 'Ad Center' that was preventing users from saving ads if they did not change the default ad type.
  • Placeholder text typos were fixed on automatic registration emails.
  • Fixed a bug that caused that the conference Logo was displayed in a much smaller size when users first log in to Conference Attendee on Android.
  • Ad center: In some occasions vertical images were too small and videos' aspect ratio was not kept. Display of images and videos is now fixed.
  • Exhibitor Live Virtual Booth: An issue was fixed regarding opening and closing hours. Time zone offset was not being applied.
  • User attendance report: Credits now can have up to 2 decimal places.
  • Certificates and CEU reports: Credits now can have up to 2 decimal places.
  • An issue was fixed that affected lists in the system and could possibly take the user back to the main dashboard when clicking on the context menu inside the three dots of a row.
  • Password reset: After resetting the password the green 'Log in' button did not take the user to the login page.
  • Sessions: Stop setting the session's end time to 1 hour later than the start time by default.
  • Landing page: Scrolling issues fixed.
  • Registrations: When an optional dropdown field was included in the form and no option was selected the registration process could show an error.
  • Exhibitor registration: Conference leads registration and purchase is available on mixed and on-site conferences. This solves the issue that caused that exhibitor reps were charged with Conference Leads even when they were not ordering it.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented super admins from bypassing the conference setup screen.
  • Sessions > Download video: Fixed an issue that was preventing videos from being downloaded if the session name contained special characters.
  • Other internal fixes.

Version 7.1.3 (2021-04-19)

New Features & Enhancements:
  • Conference setup: Allow users to add embedded links to the conference description.

Version 7.1.2 (2021-04-15)

New Features & Enhancements:
  • Session live streaming: Zoom integration is so much smoother now. Presenters can now connect their Pro Zoom account and stream directly to a session's channel with just a few clicks.

Version 7.1.1 (2021-04-12)

New Features & Enhancements:
  • Virtual Booth is now available. This new feature allows attendees to roam between your exhibitors, view and request information about them, chat and/or meet live with a rep, schedule appointments, and so much more!
  • Exhibitors can now be allowed to post on the conference's social feed. Organizers can assign a maximum number of posts for every one of them.
  • Exhibitors can now define the times they're available to meet live with attendees. This information is displayed on their Virtual Booth.
  • Exhibitors can now define a tag line. This information is displayed on their Virtual Booth.
  • Exhibitors can now set an URL of that will be displayed to attendees when they click on “Talk live to a Rep” in the Virtual Booth.
  • Exhibitors can now specify an offering that will be displayed to attendees in the Virtual Booth.
  • Leads: Now a lead can have several updates based on the actions attendees took using the system. A lead is updated when the corresponding attendee visits an exhibitors profile, requests an appointment, chats with a rep, talks live with a rep, accepts an exhibitors offer in the booth, clicked on a ad, etc… The updates are shown in the lead's edit screen and also in the leads export (it shows status and date & time of the update).
  • Leads drawing: Exhibitors can now filter the leads by status.
Fixes:
  • A bug was fixed that caused that scheduled push notification were not displayed on the web app.
  • Other internal fixes.

Version 7.1 (2021-03-30)

New Features & Enhancements:
  • Virtual Exhibit Hall is now available. It lists every sponsor and exhibitor in the conference.
  • Short description and Order fields added to companies (they're used in the Virtual Exhibit Hall).
  • Multiple files can now be uploaded per company. This includes videos, images and general files like PDFs, XLSs or any other files exhibitors want to share with attendees.
  • Ad Center is now available. Organizers can now manage all ads in one place.
  • Ads: Ads can now include videos.
  • Ads: They can now be shown in surveys, sessions streamings and in the Virtual Exhibit Hall.
  • Ads: Ad preview has been redesigned. It now shows how the ad will look in the mobile app and also in the web.
  • Organizers can now download all sessions videos (including saved live streamings).
  • Exhibitors can now post messages on the conference social feed based. The amount of messages they can post can be set by organizers using Company Limits.
  • Exhibitors can now start chat conversations with their leads.
  • Streaming: Organizers can set ads to be shown before attendees join to online sessions. If an ad is a video they must wait until it finishes to join.
  • Streaming: When watching a session's streaming out of session's time users receive a message specifying they won't receive credits for this, as they did not attend to the session
  • Streaming: Users receive a warning when they try to leave the session's streaming screen stating they will only receive credits for the time they attended the session.
  • Streaming: A new 'Take quiz' button has been added to the streaming screen so users can take the quiz without leaving the page.
  • Session quiz: If an attendee cannot take the quiz the system now reports its reason (i.e. the attendee already took it, the attendee did not attend the session, etc…)
  • Streaming and attendance: Sign-out process has been improved.
  • Streaming access window: Settings can now be set to 0 minutes. Default start is now set to 0 minutes.
  • Certificates: New built-in designs were added.
  • Badges: New built-in designs were added.
  • Splash screen redesigned.
  • Attendee views of sessions and companies are logged now.
  • A new setting has been added so that organizers can specify whether attendees who view a company profile should become a lead for it or not. To use it, go to Settings > Exhibitor Portal > Attendee Activity > “Add attendee as lead on viewing exhibitor profile”.
  • Interested Attendees report added. It shows the users who viewed a company's profile.
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Fixes:
  • A bug in the search boxes has been fixed.
  • A bug was fixed that was preventing exhibitors from sending login instructions to their reps.
  • A bug was fixed in the CEU reports email screen. Users who wanted to include certificate as its first page and did not change the certificate selection were not able to proceed with the sending process.
  • Icons for files that were not images or videos were not loaded correctly system wide.
  • Other internal fixes.