CommCare October Updates: CommCare Mobile 2.9, CommCareHQ Improvements

Dear CommCare Users,

CommCare Mobile 2.9 is now available!

Below is an outline of new 2.9 features and major updates to CommCareHQ
since the August announcement.

This month we’d like to hear your thoughts on how we can improve the Update
emails to be more useful for you. If you have time and would like us to
hear your feedback, please fill out this short and anonymous survey about
the Update emails:

CommCare Mobile

In addition to the usual set of features and fixes, we dedicated time to
improving performance and memory usage. On Java (Nokia) phones, you now are
able to use longer, more complex forms without running into issues.

General

  • Catching more errors in logical expressions (instead of
    "force-closing" or crashing), and explaining them with better error messages

Nokia phones

  • Significant improvements to performance and memory usage to prevent
    "Out of Memory" errors.
  • When a user enters a password the “Demo” button will disappear,
    preventing users from accidentally entering Demo mode when they intended to
    log in regularly.
  • Improved error messages for improper installation

Android phones

  • Mapping: If you include a GPS case property in the case detail screen,
    users can view and interact with a map of all cases.
  • Improvements to the navigation header (4.0 and above only). The bar at
    the top of the screen now clearly and informatively reflects where you are
    in the application.
  • The case list now loads properly even if the phone is still processing
    a form you just completed
  • The case list “search” box now works correctly even if the case list
    is still loading

How to upgrade to 2.9:
https://help.commcarehq.org/display/commcarepublic/Upgrading+to+a+new+version+of+CommCare

CommCareHQ

The following is a list of the major improvements we’ve made since the last
announcement in August:

  • Organizations: A new feature for users with multiple CommCare
    projects. Add projects to an organization to manage organization team
    members and to view data visualizations and reports that aggregate data
    across all your projects. [1]
  • Redesign of the “Question Properties” section of the Form Builder. The
    fields you use most are more accessible and clearly labeled.
  • Reorganization of the navigation bar at the top of HQ to make it
    easier to find and perform the tasks you do most often.
  • Group Management Updates: it is now faster and easier to add and
    remove users to and from a group. You can also now add user to group
    directly from the user’s page.
  • If CommCare Sense or “numeric selection” mode is turned on, menu items
    will automatically be numbered for Java phones in the menu to indicate the
    appropriate numeric selection.
  • New “days for review” application setting for Android phones sets how
    long to keep saved forms on the phone. [2]
  • Reminders on the Exchange: The Exchange now supports publishing and
    downloading reminders along with applications.
  • Excel Case Importer now includes support for importing cases with
    parent/child relationships. [3]
  • Improved QR code for Android app install to be read more easily by
    Android QR code scanners.
  • Repeats with a repeat “count” now work in CloudCare.

Advanced (for software developers)

  • Single Sign On API: to validate login credentials and get user profile
    for a mobile worker or a web user [4]

As always, your questions, comments, and feedback are welcome and
appreciated!

Happy October,
Amelia and the CommCare Team

[1]
https://help.commcarehq.org/display/commcarepublic/CommCare+Organizations
[2] https://help.commcarehq.org/display/commcarepublic/Application+Settings
[3]
https://help.commcarehq.org/display/commcarepublic/Excel+Importer+Instructions
[4] https://wiki.commcarehq.org/display/commcarepublic/Single+Sign+On

This is great. Thanks Amelia and the rest of the dev team!

Just one question regarding "Mapping: If you include a GPS case property
in the case detail screen, users can view and interact with a map of all
cases
"
We had this working with 2.8, but no longer see the case mapping feature
after upgrading to 2.9. In particular, we can still see a map of the
location of a particular case by touching the field name in the case
details screen, but don’t seem to have the map view option in the case list
screen. I believe this option was in the ‘settings’ list previous, which
now only includes ‘Sort By…’. Perhaps the UI has changed, or I’m missing
something obvious.

Ray

··· On Tuesday, October 1, 2013 2:30:43 PM UTC-4, Amelia Sagoff wrote: > > Dear CommCare Users, > > CommCare Mobile 2.9 is now available! > > Below is an outline of new 2.9 features and major updates to CommCareHQ > since the August announcement. > > This month we'd like to hear your thoughts on how we can improve the > Update emails to be more useful for you. If you have time and would like us > to hear your feedback, please fill out this short and anonymous survey > about the Update emails: > https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1mzTnb6RHdyZANfqMF2KsAHTDihHA6Rrg0nWbAN_I60s/viewform > > CommCare Mobile > > In addition to the usual set of features and fixes, we dedicated time to > improving performance and memory usage. On Java (Nokia) phones, you now are > able to use longer, more complex forms without running into issues. > > *General* > > - Catching more errors in logical expressions (instead of > "force-closing" or crashing), and explaining them with better error messages > > *Nokia phones* > > - Significant improvements to performance and memory usage to prevent > "Out of Memory" errors. > - When a user enters a password the "Demo" button will disappear, > preventing users from accidentally entering Demo mode when they intended to > log in regularly. > - Improved error messages for improper installation > > *Android phones* > > - Mapping: If you include a GPS case property in the case detail > screen, users can view and interact with a map of all cases. > - Improvements to the navigation header (4.0 and above only). The bar > at the top of the screen now clearly and informatively reflects where you > are in the application. > - The case list now loads properly even if the phone is still > processing a form you just completed > - The case list "search" box now works correctly even if the case list > is still loading > > How to upgrade to 2.9: > https://help.commcarehq.org/display/commcarepublic/Upgrading+to+a+new+version+of+CommCare > > CommCareHQ > > The following is a list of the major improvements we've made since the > last announcement in August: > > - Organizations: A new feature for users with multiple CommCare > projects. Add projects to an organization to manage organization team > members and to view data visualizations and reports that aggregate data > across all your projects. [1] > - Redesign of the "Question Properties" section of the Form Builder. > The fields you use most are more accessible and clearly labeled. > - Reorganization of the navigation bar at the top of HQ to make it > easier to find and perform the tasks you do most often. > - Group Management Updates: it is now faster and easier to add and > remove users to and from a group. You can also now add user to group > directly from the user's page. > - If CommCare Sense or "numeric selection" mode is turned on, menu > items will automatically be numbered for Java phones in the menu to > indicate the appropriate numeric selection. > - New "days for review" application setting for Android phones sets > how long to keep saved forms on the phone. [2] > - Reminders on the Exchange: The Exchange now supports publishing and > downloading reminders along with applications. > - Excel Case Importer now includes support for importing cases with > parent/child relationships. [3] > - Improved QR code for Android app install to be read more easily by > Android QR code scanners. > - Repeats with a repeat "count" now work in CloudCare. > > *Advanced (for software developers)* > > - Single Sign On API: to validate login credentials and get user > profile for a mobile worker or a web user [4] > > As always, your questions, comments, and feedback are welcome and > appreciated! > > Happy October, > Amelia and the CommCare Team > > [1] > https://help.commcarehq.org/display/commcarepublic/CommCare+Organizations > [2] > https://help.commcarehq.org/display/commcarepublic/Application+Settings > [3] > https://help.commcarehq.org/display/commcarepublic/Excel+Importer+Instructions > [4] https://wiki.commcarehq.org/display/commcarepublic/Single+Sign+On > >

Ray,

Can you confirm that you have a field in the Case Config screen that is
marked as “address/gps”, and that the box next to it is checked for both the
"list" and the “detail” screens? The option only becomes available if you
tag a field as a location on the Case List config (not the detail config).

-Clayton

··· On Wed, Oct 2, 2013 at 8:48 AM, Ray Brunsting wrote:

This is great. Thanks Amelia and the rest of the dev team!

Just one question regarding "Mapping: If you include a GPS case property
in the case detail screen, users can view and interact with a map of all
cases
"
We had this working with 2.8, but no longer see the case mapping feature
after upgrading to 2.9. In particular, we can still see a map of the
location of a particular case by touching the field name in the case
details screen, but don’t seem to have the map view option in the case list
screen. I believe this option was in the ‘settings’ list previous, which
now only includes ‘Sort By…’. Perhaps the UI has changed, or I’m missing
something obvious.

Ray

On Tuesday, October 1, 2013 2:30:43 PM UTC-4, Amelia Sagoff wrote:

Dear CommCare Users,

CommCare Mobile 2.9 is now available!

Below is an outline of new 2.9 features and major updates to CommCareHQ
since the August announcement.

This month we’d like to hear your thoughts on how we can improve the
Update emails to be more useful for you. If you have time and would like us
to hear your feedback, please fill out this short and anonymous survey
about the Update emails: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/
1mzTnb6RHdyZANfqMF2KsAHTDihHA6**Rrg0nWbAN_I60s/viewformhttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/1mzTnb6RHdyZANfqMF2KsAHTDihHA6Rrg0nWbAN_I60s/viewform

CommCare Mobile

In addition to the usual set of features and fixes, we dedicated time to
improving performance and memory usage. On Java (Nokia) phones, you now are
able to use longer, more complex forms without running into issues.

General

  • Catching more errors in logical expressions (instead of
    "force-closing" or crashing), and explaining them with better error messages

Nokia phones

  • Significant improvements to performance and memory usage to prevent
    "Out of Memory" errors.
  • When a user enters a password the “Demo” button will disappear,
    preventing users from accidentally entering Demo mode when they intended to
    log in regularly.
  • Improved error messages for improper installation

Android phones

  • Mapping: If you include a GPS case property in the case detail
    screen, users can view and interact with a map of all cases.
  • Improvements to the navigation header (4.0 and above only). The bar
    at the top of the screen now clearly and informatively reflects where you
    are in the application.
  • The case list now loads properly even if the phone is still
    processing a form you just completed
  • The case list “search” box now works correctly even if the case
    list is still loading

How to upgrade to 2.9: https://help.commcarehq.**
org/display/commcarepublic/**Upgrading+to+a+new+version+of+**CommCarehttps://help.commcarehq.org/display/commcarepublic/Upgrading+to+a+new+version+of+CommCare

CommCareHQ

The following is a list of the major improvements we’ve made since the
last announcement in August:

  • Organizations: A new feature for users with multiple CommCare
    projects. Add projects to an organization to manage organization team
    members and to view data visualizations and reports that aggregate data
    across all your projects. [1]
  • Redesign of the “Question Properties” section of the Form Builder.
    The fields you use most are more accessible and clearly labeled.
  • Reorganization of the navigation bar at the top of HQ to make it
    easier to find and perform the tasks you do most often.
  • Group Management Updates: it is now faster and easier to add and
    remove users to and from a group. You can also now add user to group
    directly from the user’s page.
  • If CommCare Sense or “numeric selection” mode is turned on, menu
    items will automatically be numbered for Java phones in the menu to
    indicate the appropriate numeric selection.
  • New “days for review” application setting for Android phones sets
    how long to keep saved forms on the phone. [2]
  • Reminders on the Exchange: The Exchange now supports publishing and
    downloading reminders along with applications.
  • Excel Case Importer now includes support for importing cases with
    parent/child relationships. [3]
  • Improved QR code for Android app install to be read more easily by
    Android QR code scanners.
  • Repeats with a repeat “count” now work in CloudCare.

Advanced (for software developers)

  • Single Sign On API: to validate login credentials and get user
    profile for a mobile worker or a web user [4]

As always, your questions, comments, and feedback are welcome and
appreciated!

Happy October,
Amelia and the CommCare Team

[1] https://help.commcarehq.org/display/commcarepublic/
CommCare+Organizationshttps://help.commcarehq.org/display/commcarepublic/CommCare+Organizations
[2] https://help.commcarehq.org/display/commcarepublic/
Application+Settingshttps://help.commcarehq.org/display/commcarepublic/Application+Settings
[3] https://help.commcarehq.org/display/commcarepublic/
Excel+Importer+Instructionshttps://help.commcarehq.org/display/commcarepublic/Excel+Importer+Instructions
[4] https://wiki.commcarehq.**org/display/commcarepublic/**Single+Sign+Onhttps://wiki.commcarehq.org/display/commcarepublic/Single+Sign+On


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Clayton,
The address case property was in the case list, but only configured to be
included in the “detail” screen. I just changed it to also be included in
the “list” screen, and all is well. I don’t recalling changing this
setting after it was working previously, but maybe I did. I any case, the
map view is working now.
(actually, app crashed first time, but worked fine in second attempt)
Thanks! Ray

··· On Wednesday, October 2, 2013 10:19:27 AM UTC-4, Clayton Sims wrote: > > Ray, > > Can you confirm that you have a field in the Case Config screen that is > marked as "address/gps", and that the box next to it is checked for *both* the > "list" and the "detail" screens? The option only becomes available if you > tag a field as a location on the Case List config (not the detail config). > > -Clayton > > > On Wed, Oct 2, 2013 at 8:48 AM, Ray Brunsting <r...@tula.org wrote: > >> This is great. Thanks Amelia and the rest of the dev team! >> >> Just one question regarding "*Mapping: If you include a GPS case >> property in the case detail screen, users can view and interact with a map >> of all cases*" >> We had this working with 2.8, but no longer see the case mapping feature >> after upgrading to 2.9. In particular, we can still see a map of the >> location of a particular case by touching the field name in the case >> details screen, but don't seem to have the map view option in the case list >> screen. I believe this option was in the 'settings' list previous, which >> now only includes 'Sort By..'. Perhaps the UI has changed, or I'm missing >> something obvious. >> >> Ray >> >> >> On Tuesday, October 1, 2013 2:30:43 PM UTC-4, Amelia Sagoff wrote: >>> >>> Dear CommCare Users, >>> >>> CommCare Mobile 2.9 is now available! >>> >>> Below is an outline of new 2.9 features and major updates to CommCareHQ >>> since the August announcement. >>> >>> This month we'd like to hear your thoughts on how we can improve the >>> Update emails to be more useful for you. If you have time and would like us >>> to hear your feedback, please fill out this short and anonymous survey >>> about the Update emails: https://docs.google.**com/forms/d/** >>> 1mzTnb6RHdyZANfqMF2KsAHTDihHA6**Rrg0nWbAN_I60s/viewform >>> >>> CommCare Mobile >>> >>> In addition to the usual set of features and fixes, we dedicated time to >>> improving performance and memory usage. On Java (Nokia) phones, you now are >>> able to use longer, more complex forms without running into issues. >>> >>> *General* >>> >>> - Catching more errors in logical expressions (instead of >>> "force-closing" or crashing), and explaining them with better error messages >>> >>> *Nokia phones* >>> >>> - Significant improvements to performance and memory usage to >>> prevent "Out of Memory" errors. >>> - When a user enters a password the "Demo" button will disappear, >>> preventing users from accidentally entering Demo mode when they intended to >>> log in regularly. >>> - Improved error messages for improper installation >>> >>> *Android phones* >>> >>> - Mapping: If you include a GPS case property in the case detail >>> screen, users can view and interact with a map of all cases. >>> - Improvements to the navigation header (4.0 and above only). The >>> bar at the top of the screen now clearly and informatively reflects where >>> you are in the application. >>> - The case list now loads properly even if the phone is still >>> processing a form you just completed >>> - The case list "search" box now works correctly even if the case >>> list is still loading >>> >>> How to upgrade to 2.9: https://help.commcarehq.** >>> org/display/commcarepublic/**Upgrading+to+a+new+version+of+**CommCare >>> >>> CommCareHQ >>> >>> The following is a list of the major improvements we've made since the >>> last announcement in August: >>> >>> - Organizations: A new feature for users with multiple CommCare >>> projects. Add projects to an organization to manage organization team >>> members and to view data visualizations and reports that aggregate data >>> across all your projects. [1] >>> - Redesign of the "Question Properties" section of the Form Builder. >>> The fields you use most are more accessible and clearly labeled. >>> - Reorganization of the navigation bar at the top of HQ to make it >>> easier to find and perform the tasks you do most often. >>> - Group Management Updates: it is now faster and easier to add and >>> remove users to and from a group. You can also now add user to group >>> directly from the user's page. >>> - If CommCare Sense or "numeric selection" mode is turned on, menu >>> items will automatically be numbered for Java phones in the menu to >>> indicate the appropriate numeric selection. >>> - New "days for review" application setting for Android phones sets >>> how long to keep saved forms on the phone. [2] >>> - Reminders on the Exchange: The Exchange now supports publishing >>> and downloading reminders along with applications. >>> - Excel Case Importer now includes support for importing cases with >>> parent/child relationships. [3] >>> - Improved QR code for Android app install to be read more easily by >>> Android QR code scanners. >>> - Repeats with a repeat "count" now work in CloudCare. >>> >>> *Advanced (for software developers)* >>> >>> - Single Sign On API: to validate login credentials and get user >>> profile for a mobile worker or a web user [4] >>> >>> As always, your questions, comments, and feedback are welcome and >>> appreciated! >>> >>> Happy October, >>> Amelia and the CommCare Team >>> >>> [1] https://help.commcarehq.**org/display/commcarepublic/** >>> CommCare+Organizations >>> [2] https://help.commcarehq.**org/display/commcarepublic/** >>> Application+Settings >>> [3] https://help.commcarehq.**org/display/commcarepublic/** >>> Excel+Importer+Instructions >>> [4] https://wiki.commcarehq.**org/display/commcarepublic/** >>> Single+Sign+On >>> >>> -- >> You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups >> "commcare-users" group. >> To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an >> email to commcare-user...@googlegroups.com . >> For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out. >> > >

Thanks for the update! Glad to hear things are working.

I’ll check our logs and see why you had issues the first time.

-Clayton

··· On Wed, Oct 2, 2013 at 10:41 AM, Ray Brunsting wrote:

Clayton,
The address case property was in the case list, but only configured to be
included in the “detail” screen. I just changed it to also be included in
the “list” screen, and all is well. I don’t recalling changing this
setting after it was working previously, but maybe I did. I any case, the
map view is working now.
(actually, app crashed first time, but worked fine in second attempt)
Thanks! Ray

On Wednesday, October 2, 2013 10:19:27 AM UTC-4, Clayton Sims wrote:

Ray,

Can you confirm that you have a field in the Case Config screen that is
marked as “address/gps”, and that the box next to it is checked for *both

  • the “list” and the “detail” screens? The option only becomes available
    if you tag a field as a location on the Case List config (not the detail
    config).

-Clayton

On Wed, Oct 2, 2013 at 8:48 AM, Ray Brunsting r...@tula.org wrote:

This is great. Thanks Amelia and the rest of the dev team!

Just one question regarding "Mapping: If you include a GPS case
property in the case detail screen, users can view and interact with a map
of all cases
"
We had this working with 2.8, but no longer see the case mapping feature
after upgrading to 2.9. In particular, we can still see a map of the
location of a particular case by touching the field name in the case
details screen, but don’t seem to have the map view option in the case list
screen. I believe this option was in the ‘settings’ list previous, which
now only includes ‘Sort By…’. Perhaps the UI has changed, or I’m missing
something obvious.

Ray

On Tuesday, October 1, 2013 2:30:43 PM UTC-4, Amelia Sagoff wrote:

Dear CommCare Users,

CommCare Mobile 2.9 is now available!

Below is an outline of new 2.9 features and major updates to CommCareHQ
since the August announcement.

This month we’d like to hear your thoughts on how we can improve the
Update emails to be more useful for you. If you have time and would like us
to hear your feedback, please fill out this short and anonymous survey
about the Update emails: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/**
1mzTnb6RHdyZANfqMF2KsAHTDihHA6Rrg0nWbAN_I60s/**viewformhttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/1mzTnb6RHdyZANfqMF2KsAHTDihHA6Rrg0nWbAN_I60s/viewform

CommCare Mobile

In addition to the usual set of features and fixes, we dedicated time
to improving performance and memory usage. On Java (Nokia) phones, you now
are able to use longer, more complex forms without running into issues.

General

  • Catching more errors in logical expressions (instead of
    "force-closing" or crashing), and explaining them with better error messages

Nokia phones

  • Significant improvements to performance and memory usage to
    prevent “Out of Memory” errors.
  • When a user enters a password the “Demo” button will disappear,
    preventing users from accidentally entering Demo mode when they intended to
    log in regularly.
  • Improved error messages for improper installation

Android phones

  • Mapping: If you include a GPS case property in the case detail
    screen, users can view and interact with a map of all cases.
  • Improvements to the navigation header (4.0 and above only). The
    bar at the top of the screen now clearly and informatively reflects where
    you are in the application.
  • The case list now loads properly even if the phone is still
    processing a form you just completed
  • The case list “search” box now works correctly even if the case
    list is still loading

How to upgrade to 2.9: https://help.commcarehq.o
rg/display/commcarepublic/Upgrading+to+a+new+version+of+Comm
Carehttps://help.commcarehq.org/display/commcarepublic/Upgrading+to+a+new+version+of+CommCare

CommCareHQ

The following is a list of the major improvements we’ve made since the
last announcement in August:

  • Organizations: A new feature for users with multiple CommCare
    projects. Add projects to an organization to manage organization team
    members and to view data visualizations and reports that aggregate data
    across all your projects. [1]
  • Redesign of the “Question Properties” section of the Form
    Builder. The fields you use most are more accessible and clearly labeled.
  • Reorganization of the navigation bar at the top of HQ to make it
    easier to find and perform the tasks you do most often.
  • Group Management Updates: it is now faster and easier to add and
    remove users to and from a group. You can also now add user to group
    directly from the user’s page.
  • If CommCare Sense or “numeric selection” mode is turned on, menu
    items will automatically be numbered for Java phones in the menu to
    indicate the appropriate numeric selection.
  • New “days for review” application setting for Android phones sets
    how long to keep saved forms on the phone. [2]
  • Reminders on the Exchange: The Exchange now supports publishing
    and downloading reminders along with applications.
  • Excel Case Importer now includes support for importing cases with
    parent/child relationships. [3]
  • Improved QR code for Android app install to be read more easily
    by Android QR code scanners.
  • Repeats with a repeat “count” now work in CloudCare.

Advanced (for software developers)

  • Single Sign On API: to validate login credentials and get user
    profile for a mobile worker or a web user [4]

As always, your questions, comments, and feedback are welcome and
appreciated!

Happy October,
Amelia and the CommCare Team

[1] https://help.commcarehq.org/display/commcarepublic/CommC
are+Organizationshttps://help.commcarehq.org/display/commcarepublic/CommCare+Organizations
[2] https://help.commcarehq.org/display/commcarepublic/Appli
cation+Settingshttps://help.commcarehq.org/display/commcarepublic/Application+Settings
[3] https://help.commcarehq.org/display/commcarepublic/Excel
+Importer+Instructionshttps://help.commcarehq.org/display/commcarepublic/Excel+Importer+Instructions
[4] https://wiki.commcarehq.org/display/commcarepublic/Singl
e+Sign+Onhttps://wiki.commcarehq.org/display/commcarepublic/Single+Sign+On


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