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Historical Release Notes

August 25, 2019 (Arbok - 6.0.6)

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug preventing Android users from downloading PDFs from the app.

Changes

  • Added additional information when courses don't appear under Courses in My TXST
  • Added support for Faculty and other instructors to view their courses under My TXST
  • Updated Apply Now to support both Undergraduate and Graduate admissions
  • Added a clear text button to search inputs on Android
  • Changed the customize menu icon
  • Changed "Account Balance" to "Total Balance" on the student billing screen
  • Shuttles now asks for your location immediately and will display the location dot on the map right away

August 11, 2019 (Ekans release)

Bug Fixes

  • Newsreel cards respect the Android back button and return to the home screen
  • Fixed issue with dismissing modals by clicking the backdrop
  • Prevent opening the BobcatMail app if the user clicked cancel on the OS prompt
  • Fixed word casing on the holds screen
  • Centered the empty state message for the survey screen
  • Corrected colors of text on the shuttle tab bar to indicate inactivity
  • Fix to allow PDFs to be downloaded on Android

Changes

  • Upgrade React Native to 0.60.4
  • Implemented a new design for the list of news cards
  • Added a clear button to all search inputs
  • Confirmation message when exiting the app via the Android back button
  • Better support for landscape on the shuttle screen
  • Added a pending style of ETA for shuttle stops
  • Removed the Google Maps provided toolset on Android
  • Fixed the infinite loading scenario with an automatic rebuild & retry pattern

Accessibility

  • Adjusted color contrast of shuttle tab bar for accessibility

July 26, 2019 (Snorlax  release)

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed padding, spacing, and time issues on the Week at a Glance screen
  • Courses under My TXST now indicate if you're waitlisted for the course
  • Fixed a bug causing users to be stuck on WebViews if the request fails
  • Fixed a bug preventing shuttle routes from refreshing properly
  • Fixed a bug that caused incorrect term selection on My TXST / Courses
  • Fixed a crash caused by using the hardware back button after having left a WebView
  • Fixed default error screen on My TXST / Billing - its no longer hot pink
  • Fixed pull to refresh functionality on Academic Calendar
  • Fixed the inconsistent status bar colorings
  • Fixed the screen height changing when moving from Home to another view
  • Fixed a bug that would save search filters wherever a search box was used
  • Fixed holds being displayed with the wrong date
  • Fixed a bug causing holds notifications to only go out for the first person receiving a hold that day
  • Fixed a bug preventing screens from refreshing when users would navigate back to them
  • Fixed a bug causing the University Star website to change height every few seconds
  • (Finally) Fixed a bug that was preventing deep linking from working with notifications
  • Fixed a bug that was causing Customize Menu's rows to jump 24 pixels after the drag started

Changes

  • Upgraded to ReactNative v0.60.3
  • Migrated the Android app to the newly released (July 11th, 2019) Hermes JavaScript engine
  • Buses on the Shuttle map now animate along their route
  • Made it easier to select stops from the map in Shuttle
  • Added a clear all button to the Notifications screen
  • Added clear button to Buildings, Routes, and Stops in Shuttle
  • Separated summer term into Summer 1 and Summer 2 under My TXST / Courses
  • Implemented multiple performance improvements for Shuttles
  • Added support for additional email clients when sending support emails
  • Normalized styling for Action Sheets across the app
  • Added a slight background color change under Customize Menu to help users see which row is active
  • Added an option to filter only Active Routes in the shuttle routes list
  • Added biometric authentication to save logins with TouchID or FaceID
  • Centered header text in the Shuttle screen to prevent the Done and Clear buttons from looking cluttered
  • Changed header size on Week At A Glance screen to not interfere with the status bar

Accessibility

  • Added accessibility labels for Campus Contacts
  • Improved accessibility on back button
  • Added custom accessibility hints for BobcatMail and TRACS Mobile, as they open new apps
  • Added custom buttons for voiceover on the News & Events screen; allow users to change tabs without swiping through all news stories or events.
  • Improved voiceover text on news reel cards on the Home screen
  • Improved spacing on the Home screen grid view when voiceover is enabled
  • News Reel cards read out the index position (story 1 of X) while using voiceover
  • Voiceover no longer reads your initials on the pull out drawer
  • Improved checkbox and filter accessibility states and labels
  • Added better labels to the List View and Week at a Glance view under My TXST / Courses
  • Improved voiceover's reading of courses under My TXST / Courses
  • Fixed the calendar days not being read in the proper order in Academic Calendar
  • Made some small adjustments to the settings screen

June 30, 2019 (Magikarp release)

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed padding on user initials in the drawer.
  • Fixed a crash when opening Customize Screens and no screens are available.
  • Force network requests to retry when WiFi or Cell service drops out.
  • Fixed an issue with the map in Shuttles stealing touches from the map markers.

Enhancements

  • Updated navigation in the app to be more consistent with other apps.
  • Courses term now defaults to the current term if users are taking courses.
  • Slight change to the survey icon's line weight.
  • Added year and month sections to the Academic Calendar.
  • Changed the way long running events show up on the Academic Calendar.
  • Added times to events in the Academic Calendar, where applicable.
  • Shuttle ETAs will refresh when the app transitions from background to foreground.
  • Changed some minor text wording.
  • Updated React Native to 0.60.0-rc.2 for access to new accessibility functions.

June 16th, 2019 (Slowpoke release)

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed sticky badge counts, user badge counts should clear when the notifications are viewed.
  • Fixed a crash happening on the Shuttles screen - iOS 11 and below.
  • Fixed pull to refresh not working on News & Events screen
  • Properly order semesters on the Courses screen
  • Added a push notification icon for Android devices
  • Fixed a bug causing the Home screen to repeatedly route users to a notification's link location.
  • Fixed a problem with news stories not refreshing when the app moves from background to foreground.
  • Fixed a bug causing titles to overlap on some screen.
  • Fixed Android's back button behavior on web content (Dining, Course Catalog, etc)
  • Fixed incorrect dates on Spring 2020 holidays.
  • Fixed the dots on the home screen overlapping with icons.
  • Fixed a bug that would allow votes to update after a survey has closed.

Enhancements

  • Added badge indicators to Holds, Notifications, and Survey icons.
  • Added a search to buildings list in the Shuttles screen.
  • Added haptic feedback to the Customize Menu screen and other areas.
  • Organized buildings list in Shuttle by campus (Main and Round Rock).
  • Adjusted the timing of long press to drag action on the Customize Menu screen.
  • Fixed a bug preventing notifications screen from refreshing when a new notification arrives.
  • Added Transportation notifications for things like Shuttle Route closures and modified schedules.
  • Updated the Notifications screen to emulate the design of the Holds screen.
  • Implemented a new Campus Contacts screen with more useful contacts.
  • Added a label to week at a glance under My TXST / Courses.
  • Customize Menu screen has been reworked to be more accessible for users with a screen reader.
  • Changed screen reader label for news stories on the home screen.
  • Added accessibility labels to contacts screen, fixed pronunciation of some acronyms (ITAC, SAP).
  • Added accessibility labels to week at a glance button under My TXST / Courses.