agileBase June updates

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Welcome to June’s update of recent improvements in the agileBase platform. Below are a couple of features released this week, but firstly a massive thanks to customers who’ve taken part in workshops recently to help steer the direction of the administrative and app building features of agileBase. A lot came out of those which we’re looking forward to working on. We’ll keep you in the loop.

Features for users

Comment mentions

When typing out a comment to log against a record, you can now type the @ symbol to pop up a dropdown list of potential recipients, in a way that will be familiar from your favourite social media platform. Typing or selecting a name will then send a direct message to that person.

There’s more coming soon. We also plan to allow users to specify in their profile whether they want to receive notifications by email whenever they’re mentioned in a comment.

Searchable dropdown menus

Dropdown menus now include a search box, which can be useful when there are many values, for example a list of countries of the world.

Features for developers

Custom help menus

It’s now possible to add custom menu items into the user menu (the one at the top right that appears if you click your user icon). That means if your company has specific help pages or process documentation relevant to you, you can make that info available from within agileBase.

Each custom menu has a title, description and URL, which will be opened in a new tab when the menu item’s chosen.

Custom menus can be defined using roles.

Custom branding options

Two new options allow system emails (password reset notification etc.) to come from a domain name of your choice and be branded with a particular ‘app’ name. This can be useful if you’re creating a public-facing app using agileBase, rather than applications for your own staff.

API creation of users

The API capabilities of agileBase have been extended with the introduction of an API for creating user accounts, which can be used for example to let customers purchase accounts for an aB application using an e-commerce shopping cart. Please see the documentation for further details.