September 2021 – Product Update

Updates today:

  1. New Scorecard embed feature – this allows you to embed a player’s scorecard on your own site. You’ll need to uniquely identify your players using either twitter, url or email. We recommend email. The scorebook privacy must be set to Public, Unlisted or Stealth-Unlisted
  2. Zapier app support for Player Update – this allows you to include/exclude players via Zapier and subscribe / unsubscribe players to email notifications.
  3. Fix to Send Test Email and Preview Email – you can now preview your emails again before you send.
  4. The new Kred – 90 day score collector is live however after some initial success it’s currently having teething troubles. It is live on Rise but Kred still need to do some server work before it’s fully operational – we’ll keep you posted – be sure to subscribe to this blog.

Rise Product Priorities

Sometimes it’s useful to let you know our product priorities for the next few months.

  1. Reduced Rise branding on rise.global hosted scorebooks. One issue we consistently see is audience getting confused as to the publisher of a scorebook – often they think it’s rise (“hey I’m top on this Rise leaderboard, thanks Rise”) when actually Rise is just the technology supplier – to this end we are looking at ways to elevate the scorebook publisher brand to the top banner. Rise branding will move to the footer.
  2. Again in keeping with the idea of pushing Rise branding into the background – simplified rise navigation experience for users – the player navigation within Rise is unnecessarily sophisticated for most users – we plan to simplify by removing the splash images for player profiles and combining the profile, scorebooks and scorecard pages into a single profile page.
  3. The New Scorebook page is still unhelpful for new scorebook administrators – we are looking at ways to make this easier to get the right scorebook configuration from the start. We are going to remove solution content (specific functions and industries) from the new scorebook page – how to use rise for estate agent/ realtor sales gamification, for example, into a new section.

We’re always happy to discuss these product priorities so please just get in touch via our helpdesk.

Rise updates – March 2021

Hello everyone

Trying to save you time both learning the Rise software and using it – here’s what’s changed this month – all changes are to the scorebook admin interface.

New

  • Onboarding tour for all admins – you’ll see this only once
  • Weekly Sales Leaderboard as a new scorebook option
  • New Sales category for scorebooks

Improved

  • Onboarding alerts are simplified for new scorebooks
  • The icons on the Score Algorithm page are tidied up and will show either + if weight>1 and the ranking algorithm is sum or % for a relative ranking algorithm They show as a . if weight=0.
  • The Bulletins list is tidied up, the bulletin name is clickable and shown in bold
  • Interim bulletins are renamed “provisional” – these are any bulletins created before the end of the score period.
  • Scorebook admin is now to a green button for easier spotting when viewing your current bulletin as an admin
  • View scorebook is renamed View Last Bulletin for clarity
  • New time options when creating a new bulletin – in particular Next Period – it works out what the dates of the next bulletin should be.
  • Dashboard is simplified right down. It now only shows tips before you create your first bulletin, otherwise it just shows the latest bulletin you’ve created. If you miss anything it was helping you with previously then let Toby know!
  • Rename Player Collector as Player Source (reverting to original)
  • Rename Subscriber as Follower (reverting to original)

Removed

  • Reports has been moved from the main menu to Expansions under settings
  • Unneeded board privacy settings have been removed
  • Unneeded description field for TV theme has been removed

Any problems or questions please holler.

Toby, Nick and Paolo

Product updates – December 2020

Heya, it’s been a bit of long time coming as we started this product update back in November – so a one month sprint turned into two. There was an interim release but I’ve saved the notification until today.

There are lots of visual changes in this update which may be noticeable to your audience – please check your scorebooks for any breaking changes and edit accordingly. Overall you shouldn’t notice a great deal of change save that it’s all a bit tidier!

ADDED

Added a field to add your LinkedIn Profile URL
Added crumb trail to all themes for easier navigation
Added about text below the header on all themes except Claro
Added “this is latest bulletin / not latest bulletin” switcher
New different terms of service for players and administrators

REMOVED

Removed About page from all themes except Claro
Remove ability to pick about page as home page.

CHANGED

The displayed scorebook name above the leaderboard now includes the bulletin name after it. e.g. from “Platforms” to “Platforms Week 4”. This change will affect the embedded widgets as well.
Change Followers to Subscribers
Changed Join us to just Join
Meta tag changes and tighter canonical URLs
Now shows the leaderboard page number
Updated new player profile image size
Updated with new splash image size for Chrome and Riverbox

BUG FIXES

Fix bug which meant you couldn’t edit your website URL
Fix bug so movement views hide the player image if chosen
Make sure view bulletin as a table refers to players rather than entries.
Support to allow custom field values to be passed through to board description and into theme fields – this allows you to have store custom images (e.g. banner adverts) and display them in theme or in the description.
Fix bug where it was showing the wrong player scorecard on old bulletins
Fixed bug player profile images not showing on their profile

Image generation now available on all Bronze plans

We’ve made a Christmas change: image generation – the ability to generate a social media friendly top 10 or top 100 leaderboard image, previously only available for Silver subscriptions and above is now available on Bronze plans.

Don’t forget you can also generate images for On the Rise too:

Creating images is a great way to spread your scorebook far and wide. You can even put it on a mug with our “Mug this!” button.

RISE PRODUCT UPDATE – SEPTEMBER 2020

We’ve made the following tweaks to the product after this month’s sprint. Please keep us reminding us of changes you’d like to see in the product.

ADDED

Support for hiding player profile pictures on the embed widgets

CHANGED

New scorebooks use a standard rise caret logo instead of the old Simeon Jeffrey ones from 2013!

Tidy up embed sharing interface to offer both Iframe and Javascript embed approaches

FIXED

Fix dashboard false positive issue on manual entry data sources

Fix bug with images not appearing correctly on naked embed theme.

Corrected error message if no Twitter account connected

Fixed display issue where pagination button for Previous page was mashing into the next page button.

Rise Product Update – July 2020

This month’s update continues our theme of tidying up the scorebook settings panel.

ADDED

  • Created a new settings section called “Expansions” – added Teams, Custom Fields, Badges and Insights to this section.
  • Added new scorebook categories for fundraising and gaming
  • Also added link to the infinite gamification book to the welcome email

MOVED

  • Split up Share section into three sections – display, notify and export
  • Moved the collective goal feature out of the chrome theme settings, made it a platinum feature and gave it its own settings page. It now works on other themes too.
  • Moved follower settings from join settings into its own settings panel
  • Moved link to list of followers from reports to expansions
  • Renamed TV theme as Big Screen TV theme

FIXED

  • Fixed bug with view bulletin as a table
  • Use term scorecard in metric settings page for channel visibility

REMOVED

  • Removed unnecessary sub nav on TV settings and Widget settings

June Product Updates

We’ve pushed our June updates to the Rise product as follows:

Added

Added ability to hide player profile pics on tabular and chrome and claro theme

Changed

Split Appearance settings into icon and logo, theme and description settings
Moved custom fields to advanced features settings
Moved teams settings to advanced features settings
Moved invite new users via email to the Users page
Moved Players Per Page setting to under themes
Renamed Administrators section as Access control
Renamed Admin Notifications as My Email Notifications
Renamed Score Collectors as Data Collectors
Renamed Score Entries as Data Entries
Renamed Users as Players

Removed
Removed Admin home page wiki feature
Removed ability to change default sort order on boxes theme
Remove word Board from Icon and Logo page
Removed Private Score Only Privacy option
Removed scorebook social channel feature for the about page