Changes on absence.io

Curious what absence.io is up to? Here, you'll find updates on new features that we released, bug fixes, and other fun changes!

 

June 10, 2019

BUG FIXES

- Display approver of deleted absences in latest activities: approver name shown instead of "undefined" in some cases

- Duplicate open timespans no longer possible

 

June 5, 2019

FEATURES

- Auto expire tokens after 30 days of inactivity

- Password brute force throttling: 10 failed login attempts triggers a 60 second cooldown

- Improved Account Switcher: Logging out of an account while logged in to several accounts will go to login page with new option to switch directly into another account

UPDATES

- Field limit on Digital Personnel File report removed

- Secondary Insurance and Disability Status fields added to Digital Personnel File

- Allow different timespans to start or end at the same time as another, decreasing instances of "Overlapping entries" error

- Missing notifications for Digital Personnel File questionnaires fixed 

BUG FIXES

- Cut off modals on some iPads and small screens fixed

 

May 27, 2019

UPDATES

- Document uploads on absences are now available to all subscription levels! Upload your doctor's notes or expenses to absences in your calendar!

BUG FIXES

IE 11 support is back!

IMPROVEMENTS

- Improve query performance on absence actions from emails

 

May 24, 2019

FEATURES

- New setting in Time Tracking Settings: Validate timespans against German Labor Law rules - will indicate if time spans exceed maximum hours allowed and breaks are not taken

UPDATES

- Better indication for timezones on gaps in time entries

PERFORMANCE UPDATES

- Absence notifications from absences load much faster

- Changes to Company Calendar to increase performance

- More database connections per instance to handle increased number of users 

BUG FIXES

- Assistants can see approvers and absence years info

- Showing reasons filter for users with the right to access reports

 

May 16, 2019

BUG FIXES

- On narrow screens, hamburger navbar no longer opens underneath the user profile

- Absences endpoint now return deleted absences if requested

 

May 15, 2019

FEATURES

- Implemented measures to improve performance

 

April 29, 2019

FEATURES

- Improved UI on interval selection for statistics on Timetracking left sidebar

- Improved UI behavior on “Edit time entry” sidebar when user tabs through the elements

- Time sheets: entries can now be collapsed/expanded on day level 

BUG FIXES

- DPF export no longer contains duplicated fields

 

April 10, 2019

BUG FIXES

- Dashboard: Today’s absences and Delete request no longer show inactive users’ absences

- Vacation provisioning report correctly shows total number of days taken

- Select All checkbox added to import user lists (Office 365 and G Suite)

- Android: Google Login Scopes now match the web app ones; fixes login issue

 

April 1, 2019

BUG FIXES

- When importing users via Office 365 or G Suite, they are added with the correct number of days in allowance

- Validation error on user shift update fixed

UPDATES

- Time Tracking: added Source Type and Source Id; source of clock in /clock out / break is now shown in time tracking latest activities 

- App permissions can be granted via Azure AD for the whole company

 

March 27, 2019

BUG FIXES

- Made the display of decimals in compensation calculator pretty again

 

March 25, 2019

BUG FIXES

- Google Sign In on mobile app works again now

 

March 22, 2019

BUG FIXES

- Delete notifications are not sent if absence has never been approved in the first place

FEATURES

- Integrations: disconnecting Office 365 and G Suite integrations from absence.io account removes absence.io app in the Admin Center / Admin Console

 

March 19, 2019

FEATURES

- Time Tracking: Quick delete on timespans

UPDATES

- Timezones display and sorted by GMT offset in user profiles

- Users' work schedules in profile display working times as clocks

BUG FIXES

- Bulk shift changes in Users menu now available to non-Time Tracking users

 

March 17, 2019

- iOS: Complete rewrite of iOS app (v1) released

 

March 8, 2019

BUG FIXES

- Time Tracking: hover and focus state restored and merging up working again

 

March 7, 2019

FEATURES

- Time Tracking: Quick actions on every time entry; quickly change type or merge with adjacent entries

- Added totals on Excel exports; filtered data includes a line with sums for time tracking reports

UPDATES

- Improvements in Company Calendar: overall responsiveness improved and horizontal scrolling now smoother than a baby’s bottom

- Company Calendar now available on smaller device screens

- App Startup time improved 3x for large accounts

- When Company Calendar disabled, users' absences are not shown in mobile apps

BUG FIXES

- Decimal time converter shows correct decimals in times under 9 minutes

- Time Tracking Entries Report: Excel export now includes email, department and location

 

March 5, 2019

FEATURES

- Vacation Accrual report updated with much more detail

- Direct download on Safari now possible

BUG FIXES

- Dashboard now considers residual leave in Vacation Left list sorting

 

February 27, 2019

FEATURES

- New Time Tracking Entries report - download all time entries, including comments!

UPDATES

- Total duration on time entries updates in real-time during editing

BUG FIXES

- Fix and improve Vacation Left list in dashboard 

- Absences in Company Calendar yearly view no longer hidden until screen size is adjusted

- Last users in Company Calendar are loaded immediately in Chrome

- Fixed an issue where approvers were not accepted when editing an approved absence in some cases

 

February 19,2019

UPDATES
- Multiple Accounts: Account switcher opens new tab as current account

BUG FIXES
- Dropdowns in time entry creation pane now disappear when changing field, improving manual editing
- Hover element on absence in Safari was sometimes shown in wrong position

 

February 5, 2019

UPDATES

- Germany now has International Women’s day as a default public holiday in Berlin

 

February 4, 2019

UPDATES

- Consistent focus on filter search field on dropdowns!

Save view setting when changing away from timesheet

BUG FIXES

- Approver and Substitute fields on absence report export fixed

 

January 24, 2019

BUG FIXES
- Got rid of the duplicate questionnaire banner in profile

IMPROVEMENTS
- Increased query performance for locations and departments to improve app speed

 

January 23, 2019

BUG FIXES
- Users search and dropdown menu list no longer limited to 70 users

INFRASTRUCTURE
- Added more production instances to improve app performance


January 21, 2019

UPDATES
- Kosovo holidays available!


January 17, 2019

UPDATES
- Japan holidays available!

FEATURES
- Statistics in Timesheet shows overtime balance
- Date selection added to overtime balance in Timesheet

BUG FIXES 
- Company Calendar to My Calendar button displays correctly on all users

 

January 11, 2019

BUG FIXES
- Changing absence leave type in past year updates allowance

 

December 21, 2018

BUG FIXES

- Timesheet did not display entries on Dec 31st - fixed!

 

December 19, 2018

FEATURES
- Disable password and Hawk authentication to force login via Google or Office 365 SSO

 

December 13, 2018

UPDATES
- Favicon updated

 

December 11, 2018

FEATURES
- Hourly absences for everyone!

 

December 10, 2018

FEATURES
- Overlapping Absences optional

BUG FIXES
- Team Calendar graph blocking range slider fixed

 

December 7, 2018

BUG FIXES
- Russian holidays translated

 

December 5, 2018

BUG FIXES
- Resetting timespan list on filtered user change

 

December 4, 2018

BUG FIXES
- Sort holiday regions in dropdown menu in Locations
- Keep current tab on update (on user-detail sidebar)

UPDATES
- Lazy loading on Time Tracking List decreases loading time
- Structured fields in user-detail/general for better readability

 

November 28, 2018

UPDATES
- More specific holiday info added to hover in calendar

 

November 27, 2018

UPDATES
- Compensation rule multiplier added
- Hourly absences affect scheduled hours in TT reports and stats

 

November 19, 2018

FEATURES

- SSO multi-login possible for Google, Office, Slack

 

November 8, 2018

FEATURES
- Absence approved, absence updated, and absence notification emails now contain .ics files for that absence

 

November 2, 2018

FEATURES

- Relevant fields show decimal hours

 

October 26, 2018 

FIXES
- Absence Request Emails are now showing correct dates for absence periods
- absence.io is now functional on Internet Explorer again

 

October 25, 2018

FEATURES
- Hourly Absences and Allowance 

UPGRADE
- New registration flow when creating a new account 

 

October 10, 2018

UPGRADE ON ANDROID APP (v2.3)
- Digital Personnel File: attach documents to absences by taking a picture or selecting a file 
- Digital Personnel File: view uploaded documents on absences 
- Time Tracking: show if a time entry is type ‘work’ or ‘break’ 

 

October 9, 2018

FEATURES
- Improve overtime compensation: show alert if an entry is being revised a second time and display an icon on revised entries 

 

September 25, 2018

FEATURES
- Multi-session and quick swap between sessions for users with multiple accounts
- Ability to deduct allowance without creating an absence 
- Ability to pick your timezone in the user profile

 

September 18, 2018

FEATURES
- Time Tracking: all users have access to Time Tracking by default, regardless of role
- New loading animation

 

September 11, 2018

FEATURES
- absence.io is now available in the French language

FIXES
- System-wide email uniqueness no longer enforced when attempting to update users emails
- Clearer language on an error message when attempting to integrate a company to a third-party account that has already been integrated to another account

 

September 4, 2018 

FEATURES
- Time Tracking: improvements to Time Tracking settings (no longer shows admins as possible visibility exceptions)
- Time Tracking: ability to run Overtime Compensation for single users directly from the Time Tracking tab
- Emails are no longer unique system-wide; can use one email address within several accounts
- When logging in, if the email entered is not unique, the app will ask for the Company Identifier (6 digit number)
- Emails are still unique within a company account; cannot have duplicate emails within one company account
- Company Identifier is now exposed under the company settings, invitation, and registration emails

FIXES
- Reports: now showing inactive users, even when specified on the filters

 

August 30, 2018

FEATURES
- absence.io is now available in the Turkish language

FIXES:
- Notification emails for absences now always show overlapping absences

 

August 24, 2018 

FEATURES
- Ability to hide Time Tracking from a list of users if the feature is enabled for the company

 

August 22, 2018

FEATURES
- Time Tracking: open time entry sidebar shows updated total time

FIXES
- Time Tracking stats issues and performance improvements

 

August 14, 2018 

FEATURES
- Time sheet for Time Tracking: timers will update automatically if the stopwatch is running 
- Time sheet for Time Tracking: statistics section is now always expanded (instead of being hidden)
- Bulk actions under the Users tab are now more visible when users are selected

FIXES
- Several translations on the app

 

August 7, 2018 

FEATURES
- Admins/HR/owners can now change working hours for users in bulk under the Users section
- Approvers no longer see notifications if the requesting user has been deleted 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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