Released on February 22, 2019


Groups & Sections

Core to every event managed within Eventene are the essential components of the event details, list of activities and associated lists of people and places. Up till now, we have used the general term "Lists" to describe both lists of People and lists of Places used within Events. Creating a new list used to involve also selecting a List Type of People or Places. With this release, we are updating our "List" paradigm by splitting that single term into two new ones: "Groups" representing Lists of People, and "Sections", representing Lists of Places. Individual items within Groups and Sections are still referred to as People and Places.


We're making these changes in response to customer feedback that the previous List paradigm was a little confusing, especially since "Places" can represent locations, roles or responsibilities. Sections is a better term to encompass "places" in the abstract. You will notice many changes throughout the app with these new terms, most notably on the Dashboard, as showing in the following screenshot.


Redesigned Dashboard


New Field Sets

With this release, we are introducing Field Sets within the Group Layout and Section Layout pages, as shown in the following screenshot. Users can now organize their custom fields into "Field Sets" with custom labels. Once Field Sets are set up, users can move their custom fields around to organize them more efficiently. 



Web App

  • Dashboard
    • Redesigned layout, featuring Groups and Sections, instead of Lists
    • Renamed "Master Lists" into "Main Groups" and "Main Sections"
    • Renamed the term "Segmented List" as follows
      • For Lists of People, a Segmented List of People is now referred to as a "Subgroup"
      • For Lists of Places, a Segmented List of Places is now referred to as a "Subsection"
    • The Groups information block now shows the number of Main Groups and Subgroups
    • The Sections information block now shows the number of Main Sections and Subsections
  • Main Menu
    • Following similar changes on the Dashboard, the "List" item on the Main Menu (left edge in app) was replaced with Groups and Sections
  • Groups
    • The new "Groups" area replaces the previous "List" area for People lists
    • The new term for "Items" within Groups is "People"
    • New column "People" shows the no. of people and its "Name for People" (e.g. 28 Guests)
    • The "Source" column is replaced with "Main Group"
    • The "Last Modified" column is moved to the right
    • New Layout page introduces "Field Sets" to better organize a Group's custom fields
    • When a user filters down the People with a search term, the term now remains after updating a Person
    • The "+ New List" action is replaced with "+ New Group"
    • Previously created Lists of Please have been migrated to the new Group format
  • Sections
    • The new "Sections" area replaces the previous "List" area for Places lists.
    • The new term for "Items" within Sections is "Places"
    • New column "Places" shows the no. of places and its "Name for Places" (e.g. 10 Tables)
    • The "Source" column is replaced with "Main Section"
    • The "Last Modified" column is moved to the right
    • New Layout page introduces "Field Sets" to better organize a Section's custom fields
    • When a user filters down the Places with a search term, the term now remains after updating a Place
    • The "+ New List" action is replaced with "+ New Section"
      • The New Section side panel now allows users to specify the number of Places and the number of Spots per Place when creating a new Section. 
    • The new Sections area contain two new reserved fields
      • Place Name - a special label describing the place, role or responsibility within the Section
      • Spots - the number of spots available for each Place Name
      • Note: the existing reserved fields First Name, Last Name, and Email remain for specifying "contacts" for the Places.
    • Users can now specify a "Name for Spots" in the Section summary
    • Users can now import Places with Place Names and Spots when creating Sections by importing data from CSV files or the Clipboard. Section data can still contain fields for First Name, Last Name, and Email fields, which now represent the Contact Names for Places
    • Previously created Lists of Places have been migrated to the new Section format, with the Place Name pre-filled with the Full Name values.
  • Events
    • New terms on the Event Summary pages for Groups and Sections, replacing Lists
    • The Activities list now shows columns for associated Groups and Sections, replacing Lists for People and Places
    • The Edit Activity side panel now shows separate tabs for Groups and Sections, replacing Lists
    • With the paradigm shift to Groups and Places, Survey Questions will only appear for People, and no longer for Places. Previous Events with Survey Questions defined for Places will continue to work correctly, however.
  • Send
    • The Recipients List now contains only Groups for simplifying the Send process to groups of people
  • Track
    • Tracking now focuses on tracking Attendance and responses to Survey Questions for Groups of People. Previously, users could track these figures for Places also, but many customers found this confusing. In response, Eventene now treats all Sections and Places as "attending" the overall Event and all associated Activities. 
    • Changes to the Track Overview Layout
      • The "Show" buttons for People Only, Places Only and People & Places have been removed
      • Since attendance and survey questions are no longer tracked for Places, the "Attendance for Places" and "Survey for Places" blocks have been removed
    • The following information blocks on the Overview pages are new or have been improved. See screenshot below.
      • Attendance
        • New column chart showing the Yes, No, Undecided figures, replacing the 100% Bar Chart
        • The Attendance header is now clickable and shows the total list of invited people
      • Survey Questions
        • New column chart showing the Yes, No, Undecided figures, replacing the 100% Bar Chart
        • The Survey Questions header is now clickable and shows the total list of invited people
      • Assignments
        • New info block showing the percentage of assigned People to Places within the Activity
      • Spots
        • New Info block showing the number of filled and available/missing spots within the Activity
  • Assign
    • Assignments progress and a chart showing the available Spots has been integrated into Track Overview to improve workflow
  • Account
    • Improved messaging in the emails that are sent automatically when an account owner or admin adds a new user to the account.


Mobile App

Released on March 6, 2019.  This release adds support for the new Groups & Sections changes in the Web App, as well as a few bug fixes.

  • Event Description
    • Added full support for HTML Tables, useful for displaying detailed event itineraries
    • Improvements to alignment and sizing of embedded images
    • Users can now copy the event description to the Clipboard
  • Event Details
    • Added support for descriptions on each of the Activities
    • Improved formatting of the Activity Location addresses
  • Added support for Groups & Sections in the Web App
    • Attendees page now shows the list of attending People within each Activity. Places are not longer displayed on the Attendees tab.
    • Assignments page now shows the Place Names within their Section for each Activity
  • Device support 
    • Added support for the notch and Home Bar on the iPhone XR and iPad Pro (3rd Generation)
  • Minor Improvements
    • Users can now set passwords with a minimum of 7 characters, instead of 8
    • Improved error messages during the password reset process
    • Fixed an issue on some iPhone models, where the pop-up keyboard would disappear during Log in
    • Events on the same day but prior to the current time now appear correctly on the Calendar 
    • Updated splash screen and background images on the Sign up / Log in page


Help Center

  • All articles with references to Lists have been updated to reflect the new terms Groups and Sections