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Detailed log of changes to Bricks app

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Sept 2020 - Version 1.8

New features πŸŽ‰

  • Add an observer role for project member that need only to read the exchanges. Extra advantage is that those users are free for the organization that created the project

  • Add a new board type by end date to display the topics organized by urgency of the end date. It is compatible with sprint end date, so if a topic have no end date but is within a sprint that have one, it is the end date we take.

  • Add a Sprint / Stage organizer panel to list all the sprint topics from roadmap view

Improvements πŸš€

  • Add a link to desktop app to download for windows users

  • Add a default display for file in project > file when file is not an image

  • Launch demo just after the onboarding

  • Add oberver role in onbarding invite form

  • Make roadmap header (the date bar) sticky to make roadmap more readable

Technical βš™οΈ

  • Improve board performance for big project (do not reload the board uselessly)

FixesπŸ’‘

  • Fix double loading of API queries

  • Fix team not visible in demo

  • Hide not done topics in End dat Board

August 2020 - Version 1.7

Improvements πŸš€

  • Add an observer role to limit what user can do on a project

Technical βš™οΈ

  • Fix board slowness and "strange" animation when drag and droping from column to column

FixesπŸ’‘

  • Fix bug preventing from filtering the board with sprint

July 2020 - Version 1.6

New features πŸŽ‰

  • Desktop app for windows users ! : To have Bricks with you others apps in your desktop ! The app is similar to the wep app but may be better for you if you use it often.

  • Activate subscription plan for users : Bricks is still free but free version is limited to 3 users. The billing is done per organization and we count the number of different users you may have invited in all the organization projects, you can invite up to 2 users + the creator of the org and then you can pay to get more seats. The 3 free seats remain free, so if you need to work as a team of 5 people. You only need to pay for 2 seats.

  • Google chat integration: Along with slack, we now support the integration with google chat to automatically sync the bricks topics in google chat real time communication

  • Public project library : discover project templates to start from. Or demo projects to know what is possible to do with Bricks. You can duplicate any of those projects and modify them as you want. Only featured project are listed. So if you make a project public, it will never be listed here unless you want to contribute to Bricks library! In that case, please ask us and if your project is of a general interest we may include it in our feature selection.

Improvements πŸš€

  • Add buttons to start / pause / end stage from the list grouped by Stage display

  • Multiple edit topics to be able to set same value for multiple topics from topics list

  • Improve roadmap : Fix some display bugs and add sprint / status information on card

Technical βš™οΈ

  • Create a update parameter API using graphql to update project parameter in a more efficient way and save request payload

FixesπŸ’‘

  • Fix favicon display for windows users

  • Fix a display bug when opening the chart

  • Fix a bug relative to saving a stage with a flow

  • Fix a bug that prevented do action on kanban just after saving a topic

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June 2020 - Version 1.5

Improvements πŸš€

  • Sort Kanban by custom order and save the order on a per project per team basis

  • Flow in multiple stages If the flow is the same, why not using it on multiple stage !

  • Teams are displayed in alphabetic order in all context including topic move feature

  • Export in xls and pdf follow order of topics displayed

  • Display stage status in topic group by

FixesπŸ’‘

  • Fix a problem to import trello cards in a team different from general. It was partially imported. Now all cards are imported corectly.

  • Fix problem with Create organization button on onboarding

May 2020 - Version 1.4

  • [Coming]: Desktop app

  • [Coming]: Sort order by board

  • [Coming]: set email preferences

New features πŸŽ‰

  • Roadmap view : Allows to list sprint and stage in a timeline to have a clear view of the project progress and link to stage / sprint topics easily

  • Duplicate topics allows to duplicate an existing topic. It can help you to use a topic as a template for example if you use always the same kind of topic with the same tasks. It can be alternatively a way to archive a topic with all the comment history.

  • Email preferences: Be able to set the emails you want to receive

Improvements πŸš€

  • Add workflow to stage allow to precise if a stage is in preparation, started or ended and send email to all project to announce the change of status

  • Add some inline help message in project settings

  • Multiple topics move to be able to move multiple to other teams and to be able to reorganize the project as the number of teams grows

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April 2020 - Version 1.3

New features πŸŽ‰

  • Flow management: Define standard workflow and clarify a checklist with your team members on a stage per stage basis.

  • Social login : Possibility to login and create an account associated with a google email

Improvements πŸš€

  • Sort by end date in topic list to order the topic by the optional end date of a topic. It add to the other sort possibility

  • Set organization clickable in project viewer only if we belongs to it

  • Limit teams we can move topic to, to the teams we belongs to ! In order not to be able to move topics by error to team we can not have access

  • Improve sideview panel header design

  • Allow creation of topic in done state from Kanban

  • Improvement in the clickability of the context menu button (larger and with a bigger click zone)

FixesπŸ’‘

  • Fix a update problem of files tab when uploading new image

  • Fix a display problem of image viewer

  • Do not show an error when trying to delete a task we were trying to add

  • Fix a bug when removing a stage which was associated with a sprint

  • Fix a bug where creating a new topic was preset with previous topic created

Mars 2020 - Version 1.2

New features πŸŽ‰

  • Sort topic list by name, update or priority. Save the sort preference team by team

Improvements πŸš€

  • Project owner can define the organization he work on a project

  • When a project is created, the organization it was created in is automatically assigned to it's creator

  • Show user information on hover on topic tasks

  • Always open topic side view when clicking on a topic (on card and card title)

  • Assign sprint to stage to be able to schedule work period (sprints) in a given stage

  • Hide ended sprint from topic properties values and kanban by sprint

Technical βš™οΈ

FixesπŸ’‘

  • Fix a problem to remove project parameter option value

  • Fix a display problem of progress graph

  • Fix an buggy confirmation when removing files from comment

  • Display assignees only who have access to current team

  • Fix errors after signin for project invitees with not defined prefered languages

February 2020 - Version 1.1

New features πŸŽ‰

  • Mark as done allow to quickly move a topic to done from topic list or multiple topics

  • Export to xls allow to export topics to Excel in the same way we already export to pdf Learn more​

Improvements πŸš€

  • Uniformize action context menu icon and handle touch device. Replace horizontal ... icons by a vertical one to make it easier to see and handle. Display on hover on desktop and always display on mobile. Uniformize display across all application.

  • Link to BIM 360 viewer instead of file list to make it easier get the very file we have attached to Bricks and not a file list where it is not possible to quickly see the file

  • Organization renaming and custom url: It is now possible to rename an organization and set it's url manually which is independant of it's name. We added also a description to communicate about organization mission and improved the display of information in organization lists.

  • Project Admin can now move topics between teams even if it's not their topic

  • Allow now to rename TO DO and DONE columns

  • Improve mobile design of user list of projects

FixesπŸ’‘

  • Fix user name display in user menu

  • Fix redirect when accessing on an non existing project

  • Fix password reset invalid button state

  • Fix redirection when trying to access a project of organization we don't have access

  • Fix workflow state order in topic edit

January 2020 - Version 1.0

New features πŸŽ‰

  • Public projects: projects can now be set to public or be kept as private (default value). When project are public anyone with the project link can access in readonly mode (as a guest). Setting a project as public is a great way to share a project to others without inviting them as members. Some of the best public projects will be included in a library of open source projects templates available from your projects list.

  • Duplicate projects: It is now possible to duplicate a whole project to copy it's structure, copy it's topics. It can help you create reusable templates or just make a backup of a project at a given time. Mind that duplication don't copy project users and you can copy only what you have access to !

Improvements πŸš€

  • Team are no more accessible by admin by default: Change invitation by default in team for admin. All users need to be invited, not only the members. So the administrators don't have extra privileges and only the user that need to access to a given team conversation can view it.

  • File tab team handling: File tabs now handle teams. So only files of your team are listed. You can then share privately inside your team. If you want to share to all project members. General team is perfect for that.

  • Improve comment & description markdown rendering in topic comment and description to improve readibility of code (`my code`), emphasis (*text*), blockquote (> I quote someone) and titles (#, ##, ###)

  • List team by alphabetical order to improve usability whith multiple teams

  • Improve manage team page User interface for consistency with the rests of the app

  • Add a preview in browser option for PDF files

  • Mass reopen and delete topics to make it easy do some batch actions for example when topics are done (archiving) or if an import error has caused many "bad" topics to be created for exampl

FixesπŸ’‘

  • Fix some email digest inconsistencies and sending issues

  • Fix kanban columns sometimes don't show

  • Fix Kanban differentiate touch device from desktop device

  • Fix opening of image viewer from topic sideview

  • Fix kanban long column name display bug

  • Fix firefox project list display bug

  • Fix projects search between tabs

  • Fix problem with project edit confirmation display

  • Fix in topic grouped by that groups open status are lost when opening side view

  • Fix in topic grouped a double loading (slow loading and refresh of scroll)

  • Fix display of history when saving topic estimation changes

December 2019 - Version 0.15

New features πŸŽ‰

  • Attach files from BIM 360 to a topic comment with a viewer

Improvements πŸš€

  • Navigate in topics with smooth infinite scroll in my topic page

  • Warn the user when the page have change

  • Display visually when topic are done in kanban, topic list, table view and my topics page

  • Automatically save properties in topic page with no submit button

  • Edit comment while in topic side view (kanban and topic list)

FixesπŸ’‘

  • Grouped by assigned should show grouped

  • Language switching inconsistency

  • Adding a task should not scroll to bottom of page

  • Workflow field should show with correct updated value

  • Wrong history date display in topic side view

  • Fix visibility of check in archived topic list

  • Fix possibility to add tasks after having deleted a task

  • Fix possibility to select text in topic side view

  • Fix a column order problem when importing trello board

November 2019 - Version 0.14

New features πŸŽ‰

  • Display a message when page has changed (new topic, comment...)

Improvements πŸš€

  • Mentions all users having participated in a topic

  • Ask to fill organization when inviting user to a project and display of members by organization

  • Edit topic properties from side view panel

  • Loading spinner + bar : show more clearly when a page is loading

  • Multiple archive topics : to make it easy archive multiple topics at once

  • Ask user to fill profile when user create account from invitation : so that invited user fill their profile correctly the same way people that created their account directly

FixesπŸ’‘

  • Many bug fixes!

October 2019 - Version 0.13

New features πŸŽ‰

  • Daily email digest of all project modifications

  • Trello import : Import topics from any trello board !

  • Sprint status: Manage sprint status : start, pause and end sprints

FixesπŸ’‘

  • Make topic unread status more reliable

September 2019 - Version 0.12

New features πŸŽ‰

  • Image tag recognition and search image by tags

Improvements πŸš€

  • Be able to edit topic from topic list in group display

  • Make links in task clickable

  • Move to angular 8 version

FixesπŸ’‘

  • Important performance improvement

August 2019 - Version 0.11

New features πŸŽ‰

  • Export topics as a pdf report

To send a state of project topics for a meeting or by email, it is convenient to create some pdf reports. It is now possible, you only have to select the topics you want to export or all topics of a project. Currently, we have one generic report template but more reports types will come later. Stay tuned.

Improvements πŸš€

  • Edit topics directly from topic list or Kanban

It is now possible to edit a topic directly from topic list or Kanban to save type and don't lose the context of the list.

  • Open topic in side view panel in all displays : list, table and Kanban

To be able to quickly see the content of a topic, we generalized the side view that display the topic in context with the list of topics. Previously it was available only on topic list. Now it is available from all displays : topic list, Kanban board or table of topics.

  • Reorder tasks to better hierarchize what needs to be done

It is now possible to reorder topic tasks to better hierarchize the succession of tasks to be done to complete a topic.

  • Add more services in uploader + image editing

Bricks uploader support now the most important file sharing service like google drive, Dropbox, box or one Drive as well as device camera and images platforms like google photos and Instagram. It is also possible to edit an image before upload it in Bricks to for example crop it, improve its luminosity or put it in black and white.

  • Be able to set workflow state in topic page

Previously it was possible to set workflow state of a topic (to do, doing, done by default) only from Kanban. Now it is possible to do it just by settings a fields in topic page.

  • Add a new filter in topic list to filter by workflow state

All to filter topics as in Kanban by workflow state

FixesπŸ’‘

  • Fix drag and dropping of Kanban card when scrolling big list

When the list of cards was big and you scroll down on a column. Drag and dropping to another column was restoring the scroll to initial scroll, which was quite confusing. Now the display of Kanban don't change any more after the drag and drop.

  • Fix a bug that prevented to delete an image from an empty comment

  • Fix a bug of refresh of the team list when changing project with project switcher

  • Prevent from creating sprint, staged... with end date anterior to start date

  • Fix a bug when importing BCF files in a not default Team

  • Fix a bug when changing team in kanban when one of them have no topics

July 2019 - Version 0.10

Improvements πŸš€

Add image editor in image uploader

Make it possible to perform quick edits to the uploaded image like cropping, make it lighter, or in black and white

Unification of user, organization and project header

The 3 types of pages : user, organization and project have now a similar header that recall in which page we are. The header and the main menu are always visible even if we scroll down the page. More info.

Set topic properties at topic creation

It's now possible to set topic properties (stage, work package, estimation....) directly when creating a topic. So you don't need to go to topic page to do it. More info.

Assign a task

Previously it was only possible to assign a topic to a team member. Now it is possible to assign each task to a different member. This way you can define more precisely who do what and guaranty things are done. More info.

Paste image from clipboard

Take a screenshot of your screen, then paste it in topic comment or description. It will be uploaded as other images. A time saver for example to paste an annotated screenshot of the BIM model.

FixesπŸ’‘

Fix usability of all menu

All menus like user menus or contextual menus are now easily clickable and appear correctly even on mobile.

June 2019 - Version 0.9

New features πŸŽ‰

Image and files browser

Slack integration per project / team

Improvements πŸš€

Improve format of topic properties select & filter

We improved the style of topic properties form and topic search filters. Indeed, it was previously difficult to unselect a property. Also, the visual style is now much lighter. Also, we added a convenient way to edit parameters or project members directly from the select list.

May 2019 - Version 0.8

Import BCF

​BCF is an exchange file used in BIM to export / import issues between applications. You can for example create issues in Solibri model checker or Tekla BIMsight, export a BCF file containing issues information along with screenshots... and imports them in Bricks. You can assign default properties and create the imported topics in the team you want.

April 2019 - Version 0.7

Display unread status when a new comment or a new topic is created

To be able to identify there are new unread comments or topics in a project, topic card summary displays with bold case when unread and normal case when all status are read. If you use Gmail, it is the same format, so you should be used to that!

You can see quickly if your are up to date.

User information card display on hover of user image

To have more information about a team member contextually we added a pop-up that show on hover on the member profile image. Then you can quickly have information like his full name, his user name, or phone number.

When your hover a user picture for 2s you can see his details.

Group list of topics by all properties

It is now possible to group topics by all properties

List of my topics view

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New icon to access my topics view

In order to see quickly all my tasks spread in different projects, we created a new page that is accessible thanks to a visible icon on top right of the screen. In this display we separated in 2 categories of topics : the topics assigned to you by others, or the topics you created.

A project button on each topic line link with the specific project and comment thread. You can then use my topics view as a way to choose on which project you are going to work and recall you due tasks.

List of my topics either assigned to me or created by me

Kanban board redesign

The goal of this redesign was :

  • to have a lighter and more colourful display similar to the other pages like topics

  • to show contextual information in the topic header, like the type of kanban

  • To make it easier to add topic in context by separating create topic button

March 2019 - Version 0.6

Limit topic list scroll to view screen

To propose a similar experience you are probably used to using email clients like Gmail, we limited the scroll of topic list to the height of the screen. This way you can always see topic details side by side with the list of topics and more rapidly scan your recent topics.

Project creation from project page

As some of our users asks us, we placed a convenient create project button directly from the projects page. As a project is always associated to an organization, we thus allow the user to select one of his organization in which he wants to create the project.

Project create button from user projects page
A project can be created in one of your organizations

Topic priority colours

To make clearer what is urgent and what is not, we used a gradient of colours from yellow to red.

Topic priority colors as seen in topic table

February 2019 - Version 0.5

Setting comment as a response

It is now possible to choose a comment that will be considered as the topic response. A way to formalize what is the decision about a specific topic.

January 2019 - Version 0.4

Table View

Table view page add a new way to view and edit your topics. You probably will be already familiar with it as it is similar to what you can do in Excel or Google spreadsheet.

Table view make it easy edit values of multiple topics

The main advantages of table display are :

  • to have many topics on one screen

  • to compare topic properties easily

  • to edit multiple topics quickly

New table view allow to list topics in a compact way

Sprint filtering in kanban

It is now possible to filter kanban by sprint. So you can see only the topics that belongs to the current sprint. You can then see what is missing to match your goal.

Custom page title

Pages have now custom titles that permit to share them with more context on social network, when you save them as a bookmark or as a link to your mobile phone home screen.

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In progress πŸƒπŸΌ
Follow our team progression on this live sprint board
Sept 2020 - Version 1.8
New features πŸŽ‰
Improvements πŸš€
Technical βš™οΈ
FixesπŸ’‘
August 2020 - Version 1.7
Improvements πŸš€
Technical βš™οΈ
FixesπŸ’‘
July 2020 - Version 1.6
New features πŸŽ‰
Improvements πŸš€
Technical βš™οΈ
FixesπŸ’‘
June 2020 - Version 1.5
Improvements πŸš€
FixesπŸ’‘
May 2020 - Version 1.4
New features πŸŽ‰
Improvements πŸš€
April 2020 - Version 1.3
New features πŸŽ‰
Improvements πŸš€
FixesπŸ’‘
Mars 2020 - Version 1.2
New features πŸŽ‰
Improvements πŸš€
Technical βš™οΈ
FixesπŸ’‘
February 2020 - Version 1.1
New features πŸŽ‰
Improvements πŸš€
FixesπŸ’‘
January 2020 - Version 1.0
New features πŸŽ‰
Improvements πŸš€
FixesπŸ’‘
December 2019 - Version 0.15
New features πŸŽ‰
Improvements πŸš€
FixesπŸ’‘
November 2019 - Version 0.14
New features πŸŽ‰
Improvements πŸš€
FixesπŸ’‘
October 2019 - Version 0.13
New features πŸŽ‰
FixesπŸ’‘
September 2019 - Version 0.12
New features πŸŽ‰
Improvements πŸš€
FixesπŸ’‘
August 2019 - Version 0.11
New features πŸŽ‰
Improvements πŸš€
FixesπŸ’‘
July 2019 - Version 0.10
Improvements πŸš€
FixesπŸ’‘
Fix usability of all menu
June 2019 - Version 0.9
New features πŸŽ‰
Improvements πŸš€
May 2019 - Version 0.8
Import BCF
April 2019 - Version 0.7
Display unread status when a new comment or a new topic is created
User information card display on hover of user image
Group list of topics by all properties
List of my topics view
Kanban board redesign
March 2019 - Version 0.6
Limit topic list scroll to view screen
Project creation from project page
Topic priority colours
February 2019 - Version 0.5
Setting comment as a response
January 2019 - Version 0.4
Table View
Sprint filtering in kanban
Custom page title