|Release Date:||December, 20th 2019|
|Compatibility:||Android 5 (Lollipop), Android 6 (Marshmallow), Android 7 and 7.1 (Nougat), Android 8 and 8.1 (Oreo), Android 9.0 (Pie), Android 10.0|
This release comes mainly with better accessibility to the visually impaired and enhanced support for events with additional questions.
We have started to work towards making this application best suited to the visually impaired with the version 5.2.0. However, due to the high number of changes and new features since then (more than 9 months), some screens were no longer fully optimized. This version therefore takes the opportunity to improve the user experience (UX) in this context.
At the moment the application is known not to be fully usable by the visually impaired since the focus does not properly jump from one control to another when the design is showing toggle switches (like YES/NO questions, see below, or when configuring the personal data exchange). This is a known issue which is unfortunately out of our control. We tried to mitigate this by providing a better voice feedback on the corresponding description label.
Since version 4.3.0, you have been notified if the event you are attending was configured to ask you a few additional questions. Unfortunately and as usual, it turned out that nobody really dares reading notifications and over the time it became clear that many users regularly “forgot” to answer those additional questions.
In addition, the checkbox-based – or YES/NO – questions were set by default to “NO” but only because the control we used had no indeterminate state (i.e., neither “YES” nor “NO”). Later on, it was thus hard to understand if the member actually did not change the default answer because “NO” was indeed his/her answer or if he/she forgot to answer at all.
We are now introducing a new YES/NO switch control which supports the indeterminate state and makes it clear which questions have not yet been answered.
Your personal calendar has been enhanced to show you right away if you are attending an event but forgot to answer all questions :
When it comes to accessibility for the visually-impaired, we ensured the whole event block gets selected at once, instead of the various parts individually (image, date, title, …). This enables us to teach TalkBack to give a clear feedback depending on your participation status. E.g.,
Sample Event… Friday, the 1st of January… You are attending this event but forgot to answer all questions.
Finally, the form used to invite external guests has been streamlined with the rest of the application. Accessing the smartphone’s address book does not crash anymore on some devices.
Graphs of Answers¶
The graph of answers is naturally only available if you are asking additional questions.
You certainly know the graph of answers we have introduced in version 4.3. If not, here again is how you may access it, from the list of participants:
- In green, number of positive answers
- In red, number of negative answers
- In yellow, number of persons who did not explicitly answer the question
We have now made some adjustment in order to make the graphs more readable:
- empty (= 0) values are removed from the graph altogether;
- [technical] options with the same stacked values  were previously grouped together, leading to a total lack of readability; this is now fixed.
You may want to rotate your smartphone to landscape to get a better overview. And remember that pinching and then swiping the graph changes the zoom and lets you better read it.
How to Read the Graph
The information below explains how to correctly read the graph when it is using a logarithmic scale for “Count” (Y). This was always the case since version 4.3 but with this version we added a business logic to figure out if we could stick to a standard linear scale (which is easier to read) or if we really needed to use a logarithmic scale to handle big differences in the Y values.
As such, the graph below is a screenshot from the behaviour before we added this business logic and the version you are actually using would show a linear Y scale in that particular example.
Here is another example of a graph (from a test event with only 2 participants) in order to explain how to correctly read it, in case you are not that familiar with stacking column series.
In order to deal with graphs with a very high difference in absolute values, typically when you need to show statistics for a national convention with hundreds of participants and e.g., a visit option having 30 [participants] as answer whereas the lunch #1 being 500, the Y axis is using a logarithmic scale.
Since columns are stacked, the graph above should be read like that:
- for option “Preparation Meeting”, 1 person did not answer (orange) and 1 person answered NO (red);
- for option “Visit”, 1 person answered NO (red) and 1 person answered YES (green);
- for (radio option) “TEST RADIO” (where participants could choose either “OPTION 1” or “OPTION 2” or “OPTION 3”), 1 person chose the “OPTION 1”, another chose the “OPTION 3” and nobody chose “OPTION 2”. This leads to a total of 2 answers which equates the number of participants;
- for question “NUMERIC” (where you ask for some number), the total among all participants is 2.
In addition, a few bugs have been squashed and minor enhancements integrated:
- we have polished a bit the user interface on tablets;
- the placeholder text for searching members was showing “Name, telephone, email”; we were asked whether searching by company would be easy to do as well and thus realised that a few persons took that list of examples as a fixed-set of search options whereas you may already search by many other attributes like of course the company name or the partner of a member. In order to make this more clear, we added ellipsis on that placeholder;
- various internal libraries have been upgraded.
|||The detection of unanswered questions works for both checkbox- and radio-based questions.|
|||We are using stacking column series for the values of YES, NO and UNKNOWN of a given option.|
Using iOS? Please see corresponding release notes.