Today we're excited to announce our new mobile interface 👍. We've commenced its rollout to existing accounts and expect it to complete by the end of next week (if you don't see it yet, just hold on a few more days)!
The new interface includes numerous improvements. Here's an overview of just a few of them!
Map view now supports pan and pinch-zoom gestures
For accounts that have opted for customized floor plans and maps, these now support panning and pinch-zooming with familiar touch gestures. Particularly for large maps, this makes reviewing and choosing a space on a specific area of the map much simpler. If you don't yet have your custom maps integrated with your Skedda account, reach out to our support team (e.g. via email or the in-app support widget) and we'll be happy to help.
Day and Grid views now support swipe gestures
For all accounts, the Day and Grid views now support touch-swipe gestures for navigating spaces horizontally (for the common case where the number of spaces is too high to sensibly show them all at once). This is a more natural way to navigate spaces on a mobile device (previously left/right navigation buttons fulfilled this purpose, however they were less user-friendly and had no transition animations).
Note that the filters (discussed further below) also offer a quick "jump to" option for reaching a specific space, which might be a quicker alternative if the number of available spaces is large.
New filter modals
The Day, Grid and List views now have their additional filters contained in a convenient search/filter modal, opened by tapping on the magnifying glass icon. Here's an example of an admin opening the modal to focus on "Rooms", "jumping to" some specific rooms and finally clearing the filters.
Searching/filtering spaces by availability (Day view)
We've added a new filter to the Day view that helps users focus on just those spaces having availabilities during a chosen time period. If a user wants to make a booking and the number of spaces is large and they are in high demand, this filter makes it nice and easy to find an opening (i.e. preventing them from swiping across many already-booked spaces). Here's an example of a user wanting to make a booking for a Room sometime during the morning hours (9am-12pm). The user first filters for Rooms, then specifies the broad time range within which they'd be happy to make their booking. Conference Room 1 isn't shown in the results, for example, because it's already booked for 9am-12pm. Spaces with at least some availability during 9am-12pm are shown.
Improved date-picker on the Day view
The date-picker on the Day view now has a row of "quick-access" upcoming days, making it easy to browse the near future without having to open the full date-picker on the right (which of course is also available if required).
List view now shows information about the spaces
The List view on mobile devices previously did not include any "inline" information about the spaces of each booking (it only showed the user/title information). A snippet of this information is now provided, meaning that bookings no longer need to be "expanded" in order to see which space they're for.
We hope you'll find the new mobile interface useful, and as always invite you to reach out to our support team (e.g. via email or the in-app chat widget) if you have any questions (including how to get your own custom maps/floor-plans on your account if you don't already have them)!
The Skedda team