Find out about the latest features, improvements and fixes on our product.
Our current release is called Beetle. Like the insect, our product can’t fly but is rapid and has a hard skeleton: we’re building fast and in a robust manner.
- Beetle 1.6.3: Increments
In this release, we’ve addressed several small issues.
- Announced in the last release, the sending of card’s had been empowered, to allow the specification of one or several recipient(s), a subject and a sender name. Note that these fields can be dynamic, if you use variables. We’ve also fixed a few bugs, linked to variable substitution and images in emails.
- The Dialog Editor now warns of concurrent edition of the chatbot: no more risks of erasing a colleague’s work. We’ve also taken this opportunity to improve copy-past of objects.
- Finally, just for the fans of Star Trek we’ve introduced teleportation! Well, it’s only half of a joke: there is now a new action which allows you to switch from one bot to another, if you believe this other can better answer users’ questions. It’s a first step, and we will continue to work on this. But as the captain of the starship USS Enterprise would say: “Things are only impossible until they’re not“
- Beetle 1.6.2: Actions Speak Louder than Words
This week, it’s all about the action! We are bringing a new feature, labelled “actions“, which allows you to trigger actions in the dialogue. The first action is changing language in a dialogue, meaning you can detect someone is speaking another language and respond directly in his or her idioma. The second is sending a card via email (as content or attachement). What’s fun, is that the cards can contain variables, that is answers from earlier in the conversation.
We’ve also brought some adjustments to the custom monitoring, and the ordering of elements in dropdowns.
- Beetle 1.6.1: Let’s talk
- We’ve worked extensively on improving Languages. Firstly, we’ve added many new ‘official’ languages (including Arabic). Secondly, we’ve added the ability to create custom languages (Star Wars fans, get ready to have your bot speaking in Klingon!). Finally, we’ve made translations easier for natural languages (for example Creole), as you may copy from an existing language.
- Groups of variables (and single variables) can now be combined, and used in dropdowns. For instance, you can define a list of countries, and associate them with the variable “Europe”.
- Various bug fixes (API corrections, copy-paste in editor)
- Beetle 1.5.3: Increments
The last two weeks have been busy with many incremental changes.
- Accessibility. We believe the Web should be accessible to everyone. This is especially true with chatbots, as they are a great tool for people with disabilities, as they allow to reach content faster, typically thanks to AI. So we worked on our chatbot to make them more compatible with screen readers, by providing specific screen-reader messages, keyboard navigation, identification of the sender, etc.
- New Slider. We’ve implemented a new slider, easier to handle, displaying clearer increments.
- Laptop Layout. Continuing on previous work, we’ve optimised the editor’s layout further, to accommodate smaller screen resolutions.
- Cards are now refreshed if you navigate between messages with “Previous choice” or “change subject”.
- Intents can no longer be deleted when they are in use. And they may be renamed without corrupting the dialog.
- The signup process have been made smoother.
- We have introduced Smart Variables. A variable is no longer linked to a single value, but can be a group of values (a list). This smart feature allows to pack together elements, and for a logical entity. For example, you could create a variable for Europe, and list all countries inside. Then when a user gives his country, it would naturally be associated with Europe for the rest of the dialogue.
- Beetle 1.5.1: Edit on Laptops
We’ve been listening: using our editor was challenging on smaller screen. So, things have changed: you can now edit your chatbot’s dialog with more screen space! Regular actions have been put behind some shiny icons, a full-screen mode has been added, and a few more tweaks brought in to optimise display.
This was also the occasion to make the “free trial” banner less bulky, leaving you more space.
We’ve also fixed a few bugs:
- The analytics tracking was sometimes absent for dropdowns & sliders: fixed.
- The automatic translations have been improved (variables are no longer changed)