Release Notes

This page captures release notes detailing changes or enhancements made to features within the Robin product. Below you will find some of the release highlights, with what is new, improved and fixed! 

 

 

Internal Release Notes

Release # 23 

Date: October 14, 2020 

Highlights

  • Robin’s desk layout tool is now available for those that have maps and desks within Robin. The tool allows you to add and arrange desks and manage accurate floor plans on an ongoing basis.

What’s new?

Desk Layout:

  • Robin’s desk layout tool is designed to help you manage your floor plan all from a single place - your map. With the desk layout tool you can add and manage desks on a map, setup and configure desks to meet unique requirements in your office.
    • The desk layout tool allows users to:
      • Configure their floor plan from within the Map.
      • Provides an accurate view of the office with 120 desk shapes and configurations.
      • Makes an easy setup and admin experience within Robin.

Health Checkpoint (Beta):

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  • Robin’s Health Checkpoint allows admins to disseminate and collect data from employees to determine if they have been in contact with someone or are personally experiencing symptoms of Covid-19 prior to coming into the office.
      • Included with Basic, Pro & Premier plans
      • This feature is in Beta, only. If interested please reach out to your Account Manager or CSM.

What’s updated?

Desks on mobile

  • On mobile, the desk pop overs make it much more obvious when someone has checked into a desk, how long you're booking a desk for, why a desk can't be booked due to permissions, desk type, desk policies, or distancing. 

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Internal Release Notes

Release # 22 

Date: October 2, 2020 

Highlights:

  • The review and publish modal now has a table that displays changes users make [to what and where].
  • A new sidebar is available for users and will appear when making changes to seat assignments or desk types which sums up the changes being made.

What’s new? 

Maps

  • Review and publish modal: The review and publish modal now displays the impact on flexible desk reservations when making changes to a desk. These changes will be shown in a table within the modal. Note: the “Notify people of changes via email” flag allows users to get a notification when a seat or desk reservation is changed.

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Desks 

  • Sidebar improvements within seat assignments: There is a new sidebar users see when making changes to desk types or planning seat assignments. This includes the option to change desk types, availability, and assignment, with additional information about current and future reservations. Users can understand who was assigned a seat or what the reservation schedule is for a flexible desk.

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What’s updated? 

Desks 

  • Desk popover updates: Desk popovers now make it much more obvious when someone has checked in to a desk, how long you’re booking a desk for, and why a desk can’t be booked due to permissions, desk policies, desk type, or distancing (web, only right now).

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Mobile

  • Mobile app behavior changes:
    • Desk bookings now start at the time indicated in the search picker (ex: 1pm – midnight instead of midnight – midnight).
    • The search time will now default to the start of the building's working hours.

Other

 

 

 

 

Internal Release Notes

Release # 21 

Date: September 16, 2020 

Highlights: 

    • For map users, a receipt of changes will be automatically sent to publishers when making seat assignment changes. 

What’s new? 

Maps

    • Receipt of changes: When an admin publishes a draft, an email receipt will automatically be sent to the publisher with a list of the seat assignment changes. Now, it will also include information about cancelled reservations. 

What’s updated? 

Desks 

    • When booking a desk via the list view on the dashboard, the start/end times now default to building work hours rather than 7am and midnight. Users can still adjust start/end times, if needed.
    • In the admin settings, scheduling policy descriptions are now clearer and more concise.  Max future date is now labeled Advance booking threshold and Restrict booking on kiosk is now labeled Prevent booking on kiosk

Mobile

    • The latest mobile app update includes the ability to reserve a desk for non-consecutive days (e.g. Tuesday & Thursday).  
    • We’ve made several small copy improvements/changes to the onboarding experience within Robin.

 

 

Release # 20 

Date: September 2, 2020  

Highlights: 

  • For map users, a receipt of changes will be automatically sent to publishers when making seat assignment changes. 
  • Premier customers now have the ability to publish and create a draft for specific buildings. 

What’s New? 

Maps 

  • Receipt of changes: When an admin publishes a draft, an email receipt will be sent to the publisher with a list of the seating assignment changes. 
    • Impacts: All Map users
  • Custom roles for admins: For Premier customers, you can now create a custom role that gives an admin access to create and publish a draft for specified buildings. Previously, admins needed permissions across the entire organization to create and publish drafts for a building.
    • Impacts: Map users, Premier only.  

What’s updated? 

Desks 

  • When booking a desk via the map on dashboard, the start/end times now default to building work hours rather than 7am and midnight.

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  • Admins can now adjust building work hours in half-hour increments rather than full-hour increments. 

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  • In the desk data export, we replaced the Reservation status column label with a Canceled at column. Now admins can audit not only whether a reservation was canceled, but also when.

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Mobile

  • We just released a new update for our mobile app titled Robin 3.16.0. You may need to update and re-download the app for the new version to appear, but this will improve the app performance and look and feel.

 

 

 

 

Release # 19 

Date: August 19, 2020 

Highlights:

  • Now, when a user creates a draft in the floor plan management tool, it will create an office draft for that particular office in the backend. Previously, drafts were at the organization level, meaning the draft included changes to all offices within the organization.

What’s New? 

  • Maps
    • Office drafts: Now when a user creates a draft, an Office draft will be created in the backend. Meaning, as a Workplace Admin, I want to be able to draft my changes for the London office without having to worry about the impact this may have on the San Francisco office changes. 
      • Users won’t notice a change on creation, but when they select “Review and Publish”, a summary of their changes will appear.
      • Existing organizational drafts will not be affected. Once published, the next draft created will be at the Office level. 
        • Impacts all Map users

What’s updated? 

  • Dashboard 
    • When editing roles within the Dashboard, the “Edit” icon is much more intuitive, with some changes in the design. 

Previously: 

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Today:

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  • Desks
    • In the Dashboard desk popover, the button for ending/canceling a desk reservation is now labeled “Cancel reservation” (previously labeled “Unreserve”) to make the employee experience more consistent. 

Previously:

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Today:

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Release # 18 

Date: August 4, 2020 

Highlights: 

  • Our new People Exports within Robin display a specific user’s desk reservation history, as well as nearby people within the export. 

What’s New? 

  • Desks 
    • We have two new People Exports, which help teams look up when someone was in the office according to their desk reservations/assignments. Admins can now download a reservation desk history and as of this sprint, include nearby people within the export. This can be found by navigating to Analytics > Exports > People
      • Impacts: Desk users, Pro and Premier plans  
  • Dashboard
    • On the Dashboard, we restyled the date picker to work better on smaller displays. As part of this work, we removed the Done button to save you an extra click when booking for only one day.
      • Impacts: Desk users, all plans

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What’s updated? 

  • POI: Custom points of interests will now appear as a dot on the map instead of an icon on the pin, the label appears by default on the Dashboard & Kiosk. 
  • Mobile: Additional maintenance work with our internal upgrade, additional improvements to map popovers.

 

 

 

Release # 17 

Date: July 23rd, 2020 

Highlights: 

  • As of this past week, we’ve now released Point of Interest icons for sanitization stations, kitchen, reception, lockers and genderless restrooms. 
  • We have a new people export available within Robin which displays a specific user’s desk reservation history and can be exported via CSV. 

What’s New? 

  • Desks 
    • We have a new people export available within Robin to look up when someone was in the office. Users can download a copy of a specific user’s desk reservation history in any app they use to manage spreadsheets (i.e. CSV file). 
      • Available for Pro and Premier plans, only.  
  • Maps
    • Point of Interest markers for sanitization stations, kitchen, reception, lockers and genderless restrooms are now available for users when creating POI’s on the map. 
      • Available for all users

Performance Improvements

  • Spaces: It’s now easier to book a space from the map, with some new UI that shows at the bottom of the screen instead of changing things to a full-screen view.
  • Mobile: Maintenance work with our internal upgrade, additional improvements to map popovers. 

 

 

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