May 12, 2020
by Doug and Vivek
Please welcome the latest member of the Pragli team - Stella! Stella is a 9 week old labrador. Stella joins Pragli as a content specialist. She's already hard at work, seen here demonstrating Pragli's new open door / closed door feature. In her spare time, she likes to remove all plant life from the backyard.
Feature Spotlight #1
🚪 Open door, closed door
Two big updates this month, plus a lot of small ones (check the changelog).
The first is open door, closed door. This is a new mechanic designed to simplify the interface and provide a clear indication to users on how to manage their privacy.
If your door is open, you receive communication like a walkie-talkie and show presence in the form of a donut (10 minute idle timer).
If your door is closed, you receive communication like a phone call ("request") and do not show presence.
This replaces all forms of presence detection. For those of you looking for "Facial recognition mode", we still support it inside a room as "video avatar" (hover over video, then select "video avatar"). We believe it's more private than full-on video on.
Feature Spotlight #2
👩🦱 More avatar options
If you're like us, shelter-in-place orders have forced you to grow out your hair a bit. Show off your quarantine doo with these new hair styles. Many more options have also been added, and more are on the way!
🚪 Open door, closed door (see spotlight #1)
👩🦱 More avatar options (see spotlight #2)
🙏 Rooms: Both "channels" and "direct conversations" are now "rooms" (for simplicity)
🏢 Introducing the "Main office": where you are when you're online and not otherwise in a room, added to clarify that you don't need to always be in a room
📅 Hide calendar event button: in case an event is showing you as busy, when you're really not
🔽 Team header dropdown: moved a bunch of somewhat common operations into a new dropdown; hover over your team name to activate
🔀 Team switcher: Removed the team switcher when there's only one team. Shrunk it. Moved signout and add team to the team header dropdown. Simplified new user experience.
↔️ Smarter layout: does a better job (still not perfect) of resizing avatar windows
💵 Save money: made some changes to reduce our infra bills. Figured we'd keep you in the loop 🤷
34 unfavorable 🐛🦗🐜: Keep the bug reports coming!️