CommCare December Updates

Dear CommCare Users,

We’re happy to announce the following updates to CommCare. Your questions
and feedback are, as always, welcome and appreciated.

··· * *

CommCare Mobile

CommCare mobile version 2.3 is now available! Most Android phones will
automatically update to the new version, but for Nokia phones you must
change the version of your application on CommCareHQ to 2.3, rebuild the
app, and re-install it on the phones.

These are the new 2.3 features:

Nokia phones (J2ME)

· Pressing ‘#’ while the audio is playing pauses the audio clip instead of
restarting it

· Network Test is now user friendly with helpful graphics

· Multimedia Validation Screen is now more helpful and easier to read

· The CommCare HQ preview emulator now displays images in 2.3 applications
(but not audio)

Android phones (CommCare ODK)

· Login screen has been rewritten to accommodate more screen sizes

· Dates can now be entered in the Ethiopian calendar format

· Pressing the audio button while the audio is playing pauses the audio
clip instead of restarting it

· CommCare now detects if the app is in airplane mode during sync and
warns the user.

· Added the ability to report issues directly from CommCare

· The completed forms list can now be filtered and includes and labels
forms which are unsent

· More text can now be localized through CommCareHQ

Bug Fixes

· Fixed issues with form entry engine with group display logic

· Fixed issue where canceling load of an incomplete form caused the record
to be lost

· Fixed issue where sync didn’t always complete the server pull after
submission

· Fixed issue where “urgent” sync message styling didn’t clear out
after successful sync

CommCareHQ

In addition to adding some cool new features, we’ve been working really
hard on improving the speed and stability of CommCareHQ. If you are
dealing with slow Internet connections, you should hopefully see some
improvements! We’re also very excited about a new big addition to
CommCareHQ: the CommCare Exchange

CommCare Exchange

You may have seen our email announcing the CommCare Exchange. We are
pleased to announce the release of the CommCare Exchange. The Exchange is
a platform for CommCare users around the world to publish and share their
CommCare mobile applications with others.

CommCareHQ users can download, modify, and use any published application
under the terms of its license. If you created an application on
CommCareHQ, you can publish your application to the Exchange under one of
the Creative Commons licenses (read here for more on Creative Commons[1]).

Dimagi has started off the Exchange with some of our own content. View it
now at https://www.commcarehq.org/exchange.

We welcome you to start sharing your own applications with the CommCare
community! For more details see our Exchange FAQ [2].

New Features

· “Time until date” format in the case list and detail screen: In
addition to “time since date”, which displays the amount of time (in
months, days, weeks, or years) since a the specified date case property, we
have now included “time until date”.

· Bulk download of users and groups: you can now download the
users.xls template of all your users and groups. This makes it easier to
make any changes and take full advantage of bulk upload of users and
groups.

· Archiving forms: You can now “archive” a form, which will
suppress it from showing in any reports. You can do this by navigating to
the Submit History and viewing a form. However, this will not undo any
changes that the form may have made to the case.

· Instantaneous daily custom form export download: If your custom
exports take a really long time to download, we can set up the daily
download feature. Your custom exports will be generated on a daily basis,
so that when you download the data it will be instantaneous. To set this
up, please contact us at commcarehq-support@dimagi.com. Note that this is
currently only for custom form submission export, not for custom case
export.**

Performance Improvements

· Fixed a bug causing excessive slowness on HQ in general**

· Page speed improvements that help the load time of every single
page by a small amount**

· Improved speed in saving forms from vellum (to be released today)*
*

· Improving speed of case list and case manage data speed
improvements**

· add caching framework for reports. we’re rolling it out slowly
but expect to make reports faster one-by-one once we are able to do testing

Happy Holidays!

Amelia

[1] http://creativecommons.org/licenses/
[2] https://wiki.commcarehq.org/display/commcarepublic/CommCare+Exchange+FAQ

Hi,

I forgot to include one important update for CommCareODK mobile 2.3:

CommCareODK (for Android phones) now does multimedia validation on startup.
This means that you will not be able to start up the application unless all
the multimedia is present in the right location on the phone. We hope this
will help you deploy complete applications easily to your mobile workers.

Apologies for the late announce, and thanks for your positive responses so
far!
Amelia

··· On Tue, Dec 18, 2012 at 1:41 PM, Amelia Sagoff wrote:

Dear CommCare Users,

We’re happy to announce the following updates to CommCare. Your questions
and feedback are, as always, welcome and appreciated.

CommCare Mobile

CommCare mobile version 2.3 is now available! Most Android phones will
automatically update to the new version, but for Nokia phones you must
change the version of your application on CommCareHQ to 2.3, rebuild the
app, and re-install it on the phones.

These are the new 2.3 features:

Nokia phones (J2ME)

· Pressing ‘#’ while the audio is playing pauses the audio clip instead
of restarting it

· Network Test is now user friendly with helpful graphics

· Multimedia Validation Screen is now more helpful and easier to read

· The CommCare HQ preview emulator now displays images in 2.3
applications (but not audio)

Android phones (CommCare ODK)

· Login screen has been rewritten to accommodate more screen sizes

· Dates can now be entered in the Ethiopian calendar format

· Pressing the audio button while the audio is playing pauses the audio
clip instead of restarting it

· CommCare now detects if the app is in airplane mode during sync and
warns the user.

· Added the ability to report issues directly from CommCare

· The completed forms list can now be filtered and includes and labels
forms which are unsent

· More text can now be localized through CommCareHQ

Bug Fixes

· Fixed issues with form entry engine with group display logic

· Fixed issue where canceling load of an incomplete form caused the
record to be lost

· Fixed issue where sync didn’t always complete the server pull after
submission

· Fixed issue where “urgent” sync message styling didn’t clear out
after successful sync

CommCareHQ

In addition to adding some cool new features, we’ve been working really
hard on improving the speed and stability of CommCareHQ. If you are
dealing with slow Internet connections, you should hopefully see some
improvements! We’re also very excited about a new big addition to
CommCareHQ: the CommCare Exchange

CommCare Exchange

You may have seen our email announcing the CommCare Exchange. We are
pleased to announce the release of the CommCare Exchange. The Exchange is
a platform for CommCare users around the world to publish and share their
CommCare mobile applications with others.

CommCareHQ users can download, modify, and use any published application
under the terms of its license. If you created an application on
CommCareHQ, you can publish your application to the Exchange under one of
the Creative Commons licenses (read here for more on Creative Commons[1]).

Dimagi has started off the Exchange with some of our own content. View it
now at https://www.commcarehq.org/exchange.

We welcome you to start sharing your own applications with the CommCare
community! For more details see our Exchange FAQ [2].

New Features

· “Time until date” format in the case list and detail screen: In
addition to “time since date”, which displays the amount of time (in
months, days, weeks, or years) since a the specified date case property, we
have now included “time until date”.

· Bulk download of users and groups: you can now download the
users.xls template of all your users and groups. This makes it easier to
make any changes and take full advantage of bulk upload of users and
groups.

· Archiving forms: You can now “archive” a form, which will
suppress it from showing in any reports. You can do this by navigating to
the Submit History and viewing a form. However, this will not undo any
changes that the form may have made to the case.

· Instantaneous daily custom form export download: If your custom
exports take a really long time to download, we can set up the daily
download feature. Your custom exports will be generated on a daily basis,
so that when you download the data it will be instantaneous. To set this
up, please contact us at commcarehq-support@dimagi.com. Note that this
is currently only for custom form submission export, not for custom case
export.**

Performance Improvements

· Fixed a bug causing excessive slowness on HQ in general**

· Page speed improvements that help the load time of every single
page by a small amount**

· Improved speed in saving forms from vellum (to be released
today)**

· Improving speed of case list and case manage data speed
improvements**

· add caching framework for reports. we’re rolling it out slowly
but expect to make reports faster one-by-one once we are able to do testing

Happy Holidays!

Amelia

[1] http://creativecommons.org/licenses/
[2]
https://wiki.commcarehq.org/display/commcarepublic/CommCare+Exchange+FAQ

Thanx Amelia & your team for these great updates. This has sure fixed a lot and is well received.
I’m heading to HQ tonight.

-Emeka Chukwu-

··· Sent from my iPhone

On Dec 18, 2012, at 7:41 PM, Amelia Sagoff asagoff@dimagi.com wrote:

Dear CommCare Users,

We’re happy to announce the following updates to CommCare. Your questions and feedback are, as always, welcome and appreciated.

CommCare Mobile

CommCare mobile version 2.3 is now available! Most Android phones will automatically update to the new version, but for Nokia phones you must change the version of your application on CommCareHQ to 2.3, rebuild the app, and re-install it on the phones.

These are the new 2.3 features:

Nokia phones (J2ME)
· Pressing ‘#’ while the audio is playing pauses the audio clip instead of restarting it

· Network Test is now user friendly with helpful graphics

· Multimedia Validation Screen is now more helpful and easier to read

· The CommCare HQ preview emulator now displays images in 2.3 applications (but not audio)

Android phones (CommCare ODK)
· Login screen has been rewritten to accommodate more screen sizes

· Dates can now be entered in the Ethiopian calendar format

· Pressing the audio button while the audio is playing pauses the audio clip instead of restarting it

· CommCare now detects if the app is in airplane mode during sync and warns the user.

· Added the ability to report issues directly from CommCare

· The completed forms list can now be filtered and includes and labels forms which are unsent

· More text can now be localized through CommCareHQ

Bug Fixes
· Fixed issues with form entry engine with group display logic

· Fixed issue where canceling load of an incomplete form caused the record to be lost

· Fixed issue where sync didn’t always complete the server pull after submission

· Fixed issue where “urgent” sync message styling didn’t clear out after successful sync

CommCareHQ

In addition to adding some cool new features, we’ve been working really hard on improving the speed and stability of CommCareHQ. If you are dealing with slow Internet connections, you should hopefully see some improvements! We’re also very excited about a new big addition to CommCareHQ: the CommCare Exchange

CommCare Exchange

You may have seen our email announcing the CommCare Exchange. We are pleased to announce the release of the CommCare Exchange. The Exchange is a platform for CommCare users around the world to publish and share their CommCare mobile applications with others.

CommCareHQ users can download, modify, and use any published application under the terms of its license. If you created an application on CommCareHQ, you can publish your application to the Exchange under one of the Creative Commons licenses (read here for more on Creative Commons[1]).

Dimagi has started off the Exchange with some of our own content. View it now at https://www.commcarehq.org/exchange.

We welcome you to start sharing your own applications with the CommCare community! For more details see our Exchange FAQ [2].

New Features

· “Time until date” format in the case list and detail screen: In addition to “time since date”, which displays the amount of time (in months, days, weeks, or years) since a the specified date case property, we have now included “time until date”.

· Bulk download of users and groups: you can now download the users.xls template of all your users and groups. This makes it easier to make any changes and take full advantage of bulk upload of users and groups.

· Archiving forms: You can now “archive” a form, which will suppress it from showing in any reports. You can do this by navigating to the Submit History and viewing a form. However, this will not undo any changes that the form may have made to the case.

· Instantaneous daily custom form export download: If your custom exports take a really long time to download, we can set up the daily download feature. Your custom exports will be generated on a daily basis, so that when you download the data it will be instantaneous. To set this up, please contact us at commcarehq-support@dimagi.com. Note that this is currently only for custom form submission export, not for custom case export.

Performance Improvements

· Fixed a bug causing excessive slowness on HQ in general

· Page speed improvements that help the load time of every single page by a small amount

· Improved speed in saving forms from vellum (to be released today)

· Improving speed of case list and case manage data speed improvements

· add caching framework for reports. we’re rolling it out slowly but expect to make reports faster one-by-one once we are able to do testing

Happy Holidays!

Amelia

[1] http://creativecommons.org/licenses/
[2] https://wiki.commcarehq.org/display/commcarepublic/CommCare+Exchange+FAQ

Hi Amelia,

Thanks for the update. Have you documented on how to enable/use Ethiopian
calender?
Do we need extra application for this to work or its inbuilt in the new
release.

Happy holidays.

··· On Dec 18, 2012 9:41 PM, "Amelia Sagoff" wrote:

Dear CommCare Users,

We’re happy to announce the following updates to CommCare. Your questions
and feedback are, as always, welcome and appreciated.

CommCare Mobile

CommCare mobile version 2.3 is now available! Most Android phones will
automatically update to the new version, but for Nokia phones you must
change the version of your application on CommCareHQ to 2.3, rebuild the
app, and re-install it on the phones.

These are the new 2.3 features:

Nokia phones (J2ME)

· Pressing ‘#’ while the audio is playing pauses the audio clip instead
of restarting it

· Network Test is now user friendly with helpful graphics

· Multimedia Validation Screen is now more helpful and easier to read

· The CommCare HQ preview emulator now displays images in 2.3
applications (but not audio)

Android phones (CommCare ODK)

· Login screen has been rewritten to accommodate more screen sizes

· Dates can now be entered in the Ethiopian calendar format

· Pressing the audio button while the audio is playing pauses the audio
clip instead of restarting it

· CommCare now detects if the app is in airplane mode during sync and
warns the user.

· Added the ability to report issues directly from CommCare

· The completed forms list can now be filtered and includes and labels
forms which are unsent

· More text can now be localized through CommCareHQ

Bug Fixes

· Fixed issues with form entry engine with group display logic

· Fixed issue where canceling load of an incomplete form caused the
record to be lost

· Fixed issue where sync didn’t always complete the server pull after
submission

· Fixed issue where “urgent” sync message styling didn’t clear out
after successful sync

CommCareHQ

In addition to adding some cool new features, we’ve been working really
hard on improving the speed and stability of CommCareHQ. If you are
dealing with slow Internet connections, you should hopefully see some
improvements! We’re also very excited about a new big addition to
CommCareHQ: the CommCare Exchange

CommCare Exchange

You may have seen our email announcing the CommCare Exchange. We are
pleased to announce the release of the CommCare Exchange. The Exchange is
a platform for CommCare users around the world to publish and share their
CommCare mobile applications with others.

CommCareHQ users can download, modify, and use any published application
under the terms of its license. If you created an application on
CommCareHQ, you can publish your application to the Exchange under one of
the Creative Commons licenses (read here for more on Creative Commons[1]).

Dimagi has started off the Exchange with some of our own content. View it
now at https://www.commcarehq.org/exchange.

We welcome you to start sharing your own applications with the CommCare
community! For more details see our Exchange FAQ [2].

New Features

· “Time until date” format in the case list and detail screen: In
addition to “time since date”, which displays the amount of time (in
months, days, weeks, or years) since a the specified date case property, we
have now included “time until date”.

· Bulk download of users and groups: you can now download the
users.xls template of all your users and groups. This makes it easier to
make any changes and take full advantage of bulk upload of users and
groups.

· Archiving forms: You can now “archive” a form, which will
suppress it from showing in any reports. You can do this by navigating to
the Submit History and viewing a form. However, this will not undo any
changes that the form may have made to the case.

· Instantaneous daily custom form export download: If your custom
exports take a really long time to download, we can set up the daily
download feature. Your custom exports will be generated on a daily basis,
so that when you download the data it will be instantaneous. To set this
up, please contact us at commcarehq-support@dimagi.com. Note that this
is currently only for custom form submission export, not for custom case
export.**

Performance Improvements

· Fixed a bug causing excessive slowness on HQ in general**

· Page speed improvements that help the load time of every single
page by a small amount**

· Improved speed in saving forms from vellum (to be released
today)**

· Improving speed of case list and case manage data speed
improvements**

· add caching framework for reports. we’re rolling it out slowly
but expect to make reports faster one-by-one once we are able to do testing

Happy Holidays!

Amelia

[1] http://creativecommons.org/licenses/
[2]
https://wiki.commcarehq.org/display/commcarepublic/CommCare+Exchange+FAQ

Hi Moses,

We’ve taken a few steps toward documenting this process of localizing to
the Ethiopian calendar, but have not yet placed it on the CommCare wiki. We
will work to do that shortly. I’ll follow up with you separately with more
details.

Thanks,
Nick

Nick Amland
Senior Analyst
Dimagi, Inc
Email: namland@dimagi.com

··· On Tue, Dec 18, 2012 at 12:38 PM, Moses Katembu wrote:

Hi Amelia,

Thanks for the update. Have you documented on how to enable/use Ethiopian
calender?
Do we need extra application for this to work or its inbuilt in the new
release.

Happy holidays.
On Dec 18, 2012 9:41 PM, “Amelia Sagoff” asagoff@dimagi.com wrote:

Dear CommCare Users,

We’re happy to announce the following updates to CommCare. Your
questions and feedback are, as always, welcome and appreciated.

CommCare Mobile

CommCare mobile version 2.3 is now available! Most Android phones will
automatically update to the new version, but for Nokia phones you must
change the version of your application on CommCareHQ to 2.3, rebuild the
app, and re-install it on the phones.

These are the new 2.3 features:

Nokia phones (J2ME)

· Pressing ‘#’ while the audio is playing pauses the audio clip instead
of restarting it

· Network Test is now user friendly with helpful graphics

· Multimedia Validation Screen is now more helpful and easier to read

· The CommCare HQ preview emulator now displays images in 2.3
applications (but not audio)

Android phones (CommCare ODK)

· Login screen has been rewritten to accommodate more screen sizes

· Dates can now be entered in the Ethiopian calendar format

· Pressing the audio button while the audio is playing pauses the audio
clip instead of restarting it

· CommCare now detects if the app is in airplane mode during sync and
warns the user.

· Added the ability to report issues directly from CommCare

· The completed forms list can now be filtered and includes and labels
forms which are unsent

· More text can now be localized through CommCareHQ

Bug Fixes

· Fixed issues with form entry engine with group display logic

· Fixed issue where canceling load of an incomplete form caused the
record to be lost

· Fixed issue where sync didn’t always complete the server pull after
submission

· Fixed issue where “urgent” sync message styling didn’t clear out
after successful sync

CommCareHQ

In addition to adding some cool new features, we’ve been working really
hard on improving the speed and stability of CommCareHQ. If you are
dealing with slow Internet connections, you should hopefully see some
improvements! We’re also very excited about a new big addition to
CommCareHQ: the CommCare Exchange

CommCare Exchange

You may have seen our email announcing the CommCare Exchange. We are
pleased to announce the release of the CommCare Exchange. The Exchange is
a platform for CommCare users around the world to publish and share their
CommCare mobile applications with others.

CommCareHQ users can download, modify, and use any published application
under the terms of its license. If you created an application on
CommCareHQ, you can publish your application to the Exchange under one of
the Creative Commons licenses (read here for more on Creative Commons[1]).

Dimagi has started off the Exchange with some of our own content. View
it now at https://www.commcarehq.org/exchange.

We welcome you to start sharing your own applications with the CommCare
community! For more details see our Exchange FAQ [2].

New Features

· “Time until date” format in the case list and detail screen:
In addition to “time since date”, which displays the amount of time (in
months, days, weeks, or years) since a the specified date case property, we
have now included “time until date”.

· Bulk download of users and groups: you can now download the
users.xls template of all your users and groups. This makes it easier to
make any changes and take full advantage of bulk upload of users and
groups.

· Archiving forms: You can now “archive” a form, which will
suppress it from showing in any reports. You can do this by navigating to
the Submit History and viewing a form. However, this will not undo any
changes that the form may have made to the case.

· Instantaneous daily custom form export download: If your
custom exports take a really long time to download, we can set up the daily
download feature. Your custom exports will be generated on a daily basis,
so that when you download the data it will be instantaneous. To set this
up, please contact us at commcarehq-support@dimagi.com. Note that this
is currently only for custom form submission export, not for custom case
export.**

Performance Improvements

· Fixed a bug causing excessive slowness on HQ in general**

· Page speed improvements that help the load time of every
single page by a small amount**

· Improved speed in saving forms from vellum (to be released
today)**

· Improving speed of case list and case manage data speed
improvements**

· add caching framework for reports. we’re rolling it out slowly
but expect to make reports faster one-by-one once we are able to do testing

Happy Holidays!

Amelia

[1] http://creativecommons.org/licenses/
[2]
https://wiki.commcarehq.org/display/commcarepublic/CommCare+Exchange+FAQ

Great job Amelia and the dev team - excited about this!

··· On Dec 18, 2012 10:00 PM, "Emeka2015" wrote:

Thanx Amelia & your team for these great updates. This has sure fixed a
lot and is well received.
I’m heading to HQ tonight.

-Emeka Chukwu-
Sent from my iPhone

On Dec 18, 2012, at 7:41 PM, Amelia Sagoff asagoff@dimagi.com wrote:

Dear CommCare Users,

We’re happy to announce the following updates to CommCare. Your questions
and feedback are, as always, welcome and appreciated.

CommCare Mobile

CommCare mobile version 2.3 is now available! Most Android phones will
automatically update to the new version, but for Nokia phones you must
change the version of your application on CommCareHQ to 2.3, rebuild the
app, and re-install it on the phones.

These are the new 2.3 features:

Nokia phones (J2ME)

· Pressing ‘#’ while the audio is playing pauses the audio clip instead
of restarting it

· Network Test is now user friendly with helpful graphics

· Multimedia Validation Screen is now more helpful and easier to read

· The CommCare HQ preview emulator now displays images in 2.3
applications (but not audio)

Android phones (CommCare ODK)

· Login screen has been rewritten to accommodate more screen sizes

· Dates can now be entered in the Ethiopian calendar format

· Pressing the audio button while the audio is playing pauses the audio
clip instead of restarting it

· CommCare now detects if the app is in airplane mode during sync and
warns the user.

· Added the ability to report issues directly from CommCare

· The completed forms list can now be filtered and includes and labels
forms which are unsent

· More text can now be localized through CommCareHQ

Bug Fixes

· Fixed issues with form entry engine with group display logic

· Fixed issue where canceling load of an incomplete form caused the
record to be lost

· Fixed issue where sync didn’t always complete the server pull after
submission

· Fixed issue where “urgent” sync message styling didn’t clear out
after successful sync

CommCareHQ

In addition to adding some cool new features, we’ve been working really
hard on improving the speed and stability of CommCareHQ. If you are
dealing with slow Internet connections, you should hopefully see some
improvements! We’re also very excited about a new big addition to
CommCareHQ: the CommCare Exchange

CommCare Exchange

You may have seen our email announcing the CommCare Exchange. We are
pleased to announce the release of the CommCare Exchange. The Exchange is
a platform for CommCare users around the world to publish and share their
CommCare mobile applications with others.

CommCareHQ users can download, modify, and use any published application
under the terms of its license. If you created an application on
CommCareHQ, you can publish your application to the Exchange under one of
the Creative Commons licenses (read here for more on Creative Commons[1]).

Dimagi has started off the Exchange with some of our own content. View it
now at https://www.commcarehq.org/exchange.

We welcome you to start sharing your own applications with the CommCare
community! For more details see our Exchange FAQ [2].

New Features

· “Time until date” format in the case list and detail screen: In
addition to “time since date”, which displays the amount of time (in
months, days, weeks, or years) since a the specified date case property, we
have now included “time until date”.

· Bulk download of users and groups: you can now download the
users.xls template of all your users and groups. This makes it easier to
make any changes and take full advantage of bulk upload of users and
groups.

· Archiving forms: You can now “archive” a form, which will
suppress it from showing in any reports. You can do this by navigating to
the Submit History and viewing a form. However, this will not undo any
changes that the form may have made to the case.

· Instantaneous daily custom form export download: If your custom
exports take a really long time to download, we can set up the daily
download feature. Your custom exports will be generated on a daily basis,
so that when you download the data it will be instantaneous. To set this
up, please contact us at commcarehq-support@dimagi.com. Note that this
is currently only for custom form submission export, not for custom case
export.**

Performance Improvements

· Fixed a bug causing excessive slowness on HQ in general**

· Page speed improvements that help the load time of every single
page by a small amount**

· Improved speed in saving forms from vellum (to be released
today)**

· Improving speed of case list and case manage data speed
improvements**

· add caching framework for reports. we’re rolling it out slowly
but expect to make reports faster one-by-one once we are able to do testing

Happy Holidays!

Amelia

[1] http://creativecommons.org/licenses/
[2]
https://wiki.commcarehq.org/display/commcarepublic/CommCare+Exchange+FAQ

Also, as a quick clarification:

If CommCareODK updates itself from the market and your app is already
installed (but the multimedia is incomplete), it won’t prevent continuing
use of the app. It’s only on fresh installs of an app that CommCareODK
validates the multimedia content.

-Clayton

··· On Wed, Dec 19, 2012 at 4:40 AM, Amelia Sagoff wrote:

Hi,

I forgot to include one important update for CommCareODK mobile 2.3:

CommCareODK (for Android phones) now does multimedia validation on
startup. This means that you will not be able to start up the application
unless all the multimedia is present in the right location on the phone.
We hope this will help you deploy complete applications easily to your
mobile workers.

Apologies for the late announce, and thanks for your positive responses so
far!
Amelia

On Tue, Dec 18, 2012 at 1:41 PM, Amelia Sagoff asagoff@dimagi.com wrote:

Dear CommCare Users,

We’re happy to announce the following updates to CommCare. Your
questions and feedback are, as always, welcome and appreciated.

CommCare Mobile

CommCare mobile version 2.3 is now available! Most Android phones will
automatically update to the new version, but for Nokia phones you must
change the version of your application on CommCareHQ to 2.3, rebuild the
app, and re-install it on the phones.

These are the new 2.3 features:

Nokia phones (J2ME)

· Pressing ‘#’ while the audio is playing pauses the audio clip instead
of restarting it

· Network Test is now user friendly with helpful graphics

· Multimedia Validation Screen is now more helpful and easier to read

· The CommCare HQ preview emulator now displays images in 2.3
applications (but not audio)

Android phones (CommCare ODK)

· Login screen has been rewritten to accommodate more screen sizes

· Dates can now be entered in the Ethiopian calendar format

· Pressing the audio button while the audio is playing pauses the audio
clip instead of restarting it

· CommCare now detects if the app is in airplane mode during sync and
warns the user.

· Added the ability to report issues directly from CommCare

· The completed forms list can now be filtered and includes and labels
forms which are unsent

· More text can now be localized through CommCareHQ

Bug Fixes

· Fixed issues with form entry engine with group display logic

· Fixed issue where canceling load of an incomplete form caused the
record to be lost

· Fixed issue where sync didn’t always complete the server pull after
submission

· Fixed issue where “urgent” sync message styling didn’t clear out
after successful sync

CommCareHQ

In addition to adding some cool new features, we’ve been working really
hard on improving the speed and stability of CommCareHQ. If you are
dealing with slow Internet connections, you should hopefully see some
improvements! We’re also very excited about a new big addition to
CommCareHQ: the CommCare Exchange

CommCare Exchange

You may have seen our email announcing the CommCare Exchange. We are
pleased to announce the release of the CommCare Exchange. The Exchange is
a platform for CommCare users around the world to publish and share their
CommCare mobile applications with others.

CommCareHQ users can download, modify, and use any published application
under the terms of its license. If you created an application on
CommCareHQ, you can publish your application to the Exchange under one of
the Creative Commons licenses (read here for more on Creative Commons[1]).

Dimagi has started off the Exchange with some of our own content. View
it now at https://www.commcarehq.org/exchange.

We welcome you to start sharing your own applications with the CommCare
community! For more details see our Exchange FAQ [2].

New Features

· “Time until date” format in the case list and detail screen:
In addition to “time since date”, which displays the amount of time (in
months, days, weeks, or years) since a the specified date case property, we
have now included “time until date”.

· Bulk download of users and groups: you can now download the
users.xls template of all your users and groups. This makes it easier to
make any changes and take full advantage of bulk upload of users and
groups.

· Archiving forms: You can now “archive” a form, which will
suppress it from showing in any reports. You can do this by navigating to
the Submit History and viewing a form. However, this will not undo any
changes that the form may have made to the case.

· Instantaneous daily custom form export download: If your
custom exports take a really long time to download, we can set up the daily
download feature. Your custom exports will be generated on a daily basis,
so that when you download the data it will be instantaneous. To set this
up, please contact us at commcarehq-support@dimagi.com. Note that this
is currently only for custom form submission export, not for custom case
export.**

Performance Improvements

· Fixed a bug causing excessive slowness on HQ in general**

· Page speed improvements that help the load time of every
single page by a small amount**

· Improved speed in saving forms from vellum (to be released
today)**

· Improving speed of case list and case manage data speed
improvements**

· add caching framework for reports. we’re rolling it out slowly
but expect to make reports faster one-by-one once we are able to do testing

Happy Holidays!

Amelia

[1] http://creativecommons.org/licenses/
[2]
https://wiki.commcarehq.org/display/commcarepublic/CommCare+Exchange+FAQ

Clayton wrote: “If CommCareODK updates itself from the market and your app
is already installed (but the multimedia is incomplete), it won’t prevent
continuing use of the app. It’s only on fresh installs of an app that
CommCareODK validates the multimedia content
.”

Thanks for that clarification, Clayton, as I was worried that our test/demo
installations would all break!

From our perspective, it would be great if we could bundle the icons/images
as resources to be downloaded/updated with the rest of the app, but
continue to have the audio files installed separately (and have the app
still work if the audio are missing). Although maybe this does not make
sense generally.

Thanks for the great update!

Ray

··· On Wed, Dec 19, 2012 at 2:26 AM, Clayton Sims wrote:

Also, as a quick clarification:

If CommCareODK updates itself from the market and your app is already
installed (but the multimedia is incomplete), it won’t prevent continuing
use of the app. It’s only on fresh installs of an app that CommCareODK
validates the multimedia content.

-Clayton

On Wed, Dec 19, 2012 at 4:40 AM, Amelia Sagoff asagoff@dimagi.com wrote:

Hi,

I forgot to include one important update for CommCareODK mobile 2.3:

CommCareODK (for Android phones) now does multimedia validation on
startup. This means that you will not be able to start up the application
unless all the multimedia is present in the right location on the phone.
We hope this will help you deploy complete applications easily to your
mobile workers.

Apologies for the late announce, and thanks for your positive responses
so far!
Amelia

On Tue, Dec 18, 2012 at 1:41 PM, Amelia Sagoff asagoff@dimagi.comwrote:

Dear CommCare Users,

We’re happy to announce the following updates to CommCare. Your
questions and feedback are, as always, welcome and appreciated.

CommCare Mobile

CommCare mobile version 2.3 is now available! Most Android phones will
automatically update to the new version, but for Nokia phones you must
change the version of your application on CommCareHQ to 2.3, rebuild the
app, and re-install it on the phones.

These are the new 2.3 features:

Nokia phones (J2ME)

· Pressing ‘#’ while the audio is playing pauses the audio clip
instead of restarting it

· Network Test is now user friendly with helpful graphics

· Multimedia Validation Screen is now more helpful and easier to read

· The CommCare HQ preview emulator now displays images in 2.3
applications (but not audio)

Android phones (CommCare ODK)

· Login screen has been rewritten to accommodate more screen sizes

· Dates can now be entered in the Ethiopian calendar format

· Pressing the audio button while the audio is playing pauses the
audio clip instead of restarting it

· CommCare now detects if the app is in airplane mode during sync and
warns the user.

· Added the ability to report issues directly from CommCare

· The completed forms list can now be filtered and includes and labels
forms which are unsent

· More text can now be localized through CommCareHQ

Bug Fixes

· Fixed issues with form entry engine with group display logic

· Fixed issue where canceling load of an incomplete form caused the
record to be lost

· Fixed issue where sync didn’t always complete the server pull after
submission

· Fixed issue where “urgent” sync message styling didn’t clear out
after successful sync

CommCareHQ

In addition to adding some cool new features, we’ve been working really
hard on improving the speed and stability of CommCareHQ. If you are
dealing with slow Internet connections, you should hopefully see some
improvements! We’re also very excited about a new big addition to
CommCareHQ: the CommCare Exchange

CommCare Exchange

You may have seen our email announcing the CommCare Exchange. We are
pleased to announce the release of the CommCare Exchange. The Exchange is
a platform for CommCare users around the world to publish and share their
CommCare mobile applications with others.

CommCareHQ users can download, modify, and use any published application
under the terms of its license. If you created an application on
CommCareHQ, you can publish your application to the Exchange under one of
the Creative Commons licenses (read here for more on Creative Commons[1]).

Dimagi has started off the Exchange with some of our own content. View
it now at https://www.commcarehq.org/exchange.

We welcome you to start sharing your own applications with the CommCare
community! For more details see our Exchange FAQ [2].

New Features

· “Time until date” format in the case list and detail screen:
In addition to “time since date”, which displays the amount of time (in
months, days, weeks, or years) since a the specified date case property, we
have now included “time until date”.

· Bulk download of users and groups: you can now download the
users.xls template of all your users and groups. This makes it easier to
make any changes and take full advantage of bulk upload of users and
groups.

· Archiving forms: You can now “archive” a form, which will
suppress it from showing in any reports. You can do this by navigating to
the Submit History and viewing a form. However, this will not undo any
changes that the form may have made to the case.

· Instantaneous daily custom form export download: If your
custom exports take a really long time to download, we can set up the daily
download feature. Your custom exports will be generated on a daily basis,
so that when you download the data it will be instantaneous. To set this
up, please contact us at commcarehq-support@dimagi.com. Note that this
is currently only for custom form submission export, not for custom case
export.**

Performance Improvements

· Fixed a bug causing excessive slowness on HQ in general**

· Page speed improvements that help the load time of every
single page by a small amount**

· Improved speed in saving forms from vellum (to be released
today)**

· Improving speed of case list and case manage data speed
improvements**

· add caching framework for reports. we’re rolling it out
slowly but expect to make reports faster one-by-one once we are able to do
testing

Happy Holidays!

Amelia

[1] http://creativecommons.org/licenses/
[2]
https://wiki.commcarehq.org/display/commcarepublic/CommCare+Exchange+FAQ


Ray Brunsting, CTO, Tula Foundation / www.tula.org

Ray,

We’ve added a property to CommCare HQ for applications which allows you to
disable multimedia validation which you will find useful for
demos/prototyping. It’s in the application properties and is set to
validate by default. I encourage folks to keep validation on for all
production deployments, but hopefully this alleviates any issues introduced
with mandatory validation.

Also: definitely working on robust multimedia download. It’s a tradeoff for
a lot of groups simply because the multimedia is so much bigger than the
app files that OverTheAir download isn’t at all tenable. Stay tuned for
updates!

-Clayton

··· On Wed, Dec 19, 2012 at 6:56 PM, Ray Brunsting wrote:

Clayton wrote: “If CommCareODK updates itself from the market and your
app is already installed (but the multimedia is incomplete), it won’t
prevent continuing use of the app. It’s only on fresh installs of an app
that CommCareODK validates the multimedia content
.”

Thanks for that clarification, Clayton, as I was worried that our
test/demo installations would all break!

From our perspective, it would be great if we could bundle the
icons/images as resources to be downloaded/updated with the rest of the
app, but continue to have the audio files installed separately (and have
the app still work if the audio are missing). Although maybe this does not
make sense generally.

Thanks for the great update!

Ray

On Wed, Dec 19, 2012 at 2:26 AM, Clayton Sims csims@dimagi.com wrote:

Also, as a quick clarification:

If CommCareODK updates itself from the market and your app is already
installed (but the multimedia is incomplete), it won’t prevent continuing
use of the app. It’s only on fresh installs of an app that CommCareODK
validates the multimedia content.

-Clayton

On Wed, Dec 19, 2012 at 4:40 AM, Amelia Sagoff asagoff@dimagi.comwrote:

Hi,

I forgot to include one important update for CommCareODK mobile 2.3:

CommCareODK (for Android phones) now does multimedia validation on
startup. This means that you will not be able to start up the application
unless all the multimedia is present in the right location on the phone.
We hope this will help you deploy complete applications easily to your
mobile workers.

Apologies for the late announce, and thanks for your positive responses
so far!
Amelia

On Tue, Dec 18, 2012 at 1:41 PM, Amelia Sagoff asagoff@dimagi.comwrote:

Dear CommCare Users,

We’re happy to announce the following updates to CommCare. Your
questions and feedback are, as always, welcome and appreciated.

CommCare Mobile

CommCare mobile version 2.3 is now available! Most Android phones will
automatically update to the new version, but for Nokia phones you must
change the version of your application on CommCareHQ to 2.3, rebuild the
app, and re-install it on the phones.

These are the new 2.3 features:

Nokia phones (J2ME)

· Pressing ‘#’ while the audio is playing pauses the audio clip
instead of restarting it

· Network Test is now user friendly with helpful graphics

· Multimedia Validation Screen is now more helpful and easier to read

· The CommCare HQ preview emulator now displays images in 2.3
applications (but not audio)

Android phones (CommCare ODK)

· Login screen has been rewritten to accommodate more screen sizes

· Dates can now be entered in the Ethiopian calendar format

· Pressing the audio button while the audio is playing pauses the
audio clip instead of restarting it

· CommCare now detects if the app is in airplane mode during sync and
warns the user.

· Added the ability to report issues directly from CommCare

· The completed forms list can now be filtered and includes and
labels forms which are unsent

· More text can now be localized through CommCareHQ

Bug Fixes

· Fixed issues with form entry engine with group display logic

· Fixed issue where canceling load of an incomplete form caused the
record to be lost

· Fixed issue where sync didn’t always complete the server pull after
submission

· Fixed issue where “urgent” sync message styling didn’t clear out
after successful sync

CommCareHQ

In addition to adding some cool new features, we’ve been working really
hard on improving the speed and stability of CommCareHQ. If you are
dealing with slow Internet connections, you should hopefully see some
improvements! We’re also very excited about a new big addition to
CommCareHQ: the CommCare Exchange

CommCare Exchange

You may have seen our email announcing the CommCare Exchange. We are
pleased to announce the release of the CommCare Exchange. The Exchange is
a platform for CommCare users around the world to publish and share their
CommCare mobile applications with others.

CommCareHQ users can download, modify, and use any published
application under the terms of its license. If you created an application
on CommCareHQ, you can publish your application to the Exchange under one
of the Creative Commons licenses (read here for more on Creative
Commons[1]).

Dimagi has started off the Exchange with some of our own content. View
it now at https://www.commcarehq.org/exchange.

We welcome you to start sharing your own applications with the CommCare
community! For more details see our Exchange FAQ [2].

New Features

· “Time until date” format in the case list and detail screen:
In addition to “time since date”, which displays the amount of time (in
months, days, weeks, or years) since a the specified date case property, we
have now included “time until date”.

· Bulk download of users and groups: you can now download the
users.xls template of all your users and groups. This makes it easier to
make any changes and take full advantage of bulk upload of users and
groups.

· Archiving forms: You can now “archive” a form, which will
suppress it from showing in any reports. You can do this by navigating to
the Submit History and viewing a form. However, this will not undo any
changes that the form may have made to the case.

· Instantaneous daily custom form export download: If your
custom exports take a really long time to download, we can set up the daily
download feature. Your custom exports will be generated on a daily basis,
so that when you download the data it will be instantaneous. To set this
up, please contact us at commcarehq-support@dimagi.com. Note that
this is currently only for custom form submission export, not for custom
case export.**

Performance Improvements

· Fixed a bug causing excessive slowness on HQ in general**

· Page speed improvements that help the load time of every
single page by a small amount**

· Improved speed in saving forms from vellum (to be released
today)**

· Improving speed of case list and case manage data speed
improvements**

· add caching framework for reports. we’re rolling it out
slowly but expect to make reports faster one-by-one once we are able to do
testing

Happy Holidays!

Amelia

[1] http://creativecommons.org/licenses/
[2]
https://wiki.commcarehq.org/display/commcarepublic/CommCare+Exchange+FAQ


Ray Brunsting, CTO, Tula Foundation / www.tula.org