An Outstanding Year in Review: MangoApps in 2017

The year is coming to an end and so other great year at MangoApps this year was a paradigm shift in the way we use to operate with the introduction of Monthly releases. This not only helped us release new features to customer faster but also keep introducing new technologies and picking up small projects at a greater pace.

 

MangoApps as a product this year had some great feature introductions:

March’17

• We introduced one of the most discussed features within our customers “Quizzes and Surveys”. This feature was a result of our focused effort on Employee Learning and Employee Feedback. Users could now test employee knowledge, conduct competitions and drive employee learning in the company using the quizzes and conduct HR surveys, measure job satisfaction and get employee feedback to drive up engagement using surveys.
• This month also was a big step towards the way files were used in MangoApps with the introduction of Office 365 integration. This feature helped a lot of customers to view files directly in the web browser and with an Office 365 account also edit online in real time with simultaneous editing too. This feature was a productivity enhancement for our customers.

June’17

This month we enabled the collaboration over ideas at the team level. This solved the major problem on how efficiently an idea could be shared with minimum effort while worrying about its stages and implementation. Also, ideas for a smaller audience acts as a validation for the idea as its gets more focused attention from the people it matters the most. This helped customers in level engaging employees at the team.

July’17

• The biggest feature of the year which was driven of the concept of Noise vs Signal. This was the first time in the history of MangoApps that we separated Notifications from Feeds also users could choose what and on which platform to be notified on based on the settings per user. This introduced more than 100 custom settings to choose your notification preferences. This was a feature which helped users with adoption, productivity and organization of items.
• Reminders the smart way was introduced. These enabled users remind themselves of all the important items within the platform and the beauty of the feature was that it was across platforms and was set on items automatically once any of the actions is taken like RSVPing an event to a request for file approval. This helped users to be more organized.
• Recurring events a long backlog item made it to the product this month which helped customer to easily schedule stand-up meeting, plan monthly releases and so on… again something which increased productivity and the way they organized items within MangoApps.

August’17

Bulk Move, Delete, Download & Set Custom Fields on your files also pin them was an exercise to make files easier to use.

September’17

• Chat was introduced as a module, this enabled the capability to make adhoc groups on the fly on web, also gave more real estate for managing your chat data well.
• Another big improvement on the existing module was the revamp of the Posts UI. This effort gave the post the aesthetics it needed to be more visually appealing when someone did a must read or an announcement post as the featured images concept helped users choose the image they want to highlight or show to end-users.

October’17

• Work Schedules was introduced in this month. This feature enabled users to track their work hours, their time offs or even their productivity hours. It also gave the managers a view about the work schedules of their reportees at a place to easily monitor any work lags. A huge improvement on the productivity of managers while monitoring.
• Multiple language support for mobile apps let people switch languages within the app without any hassle. A great feature to non-English speaking customers and customer on the move whose major work hours are spent on the field. A feature more to help customer use the product.

November’17

The focus was towards configuration settings for all SAML providers including Okta, ADFS, OneLogin and others to make it easy for the enterprises to be able to integrate their systems easily without going thru a great amount of hassle. This helped in easy user management for the admins.

December’17

• This was again for the admins but to help them brand their domains as per their whims and fancies. This helped admins to customize the domain branding based on the people’s custom fields. This feature helped MNCs brand domain based on locations, department, work functions and increase adoption.
• Also, now you could set shortcuts for your domain for all users; again, a small item with huge impact.

Finally, this year too saw mobile apps being close to the capabilities we have on the web, for many new features we did take mobile first approach. Also, the desktop clients were light weighted apps which made it faster without consuming lots of memory.

The new year is still going to be bigger and better we would strive to make MangoApps the product you wished.

Some of the features in the pipeline are:
• Approvals
• Post templates
• Calendar Improvements
Schedule a meeting
Support for custom event categories & types
Support for reserving meeting rooms
Support for maximum RSVP spots
Meeting agendas & notes
Signup for XYZ Events
• Strengthening Employee Engagement
Internal Job Board
Employee Classifieds
Company Discounts
Signup for XYZ Event
Walk a Mile
Cafeteria Specials