Today we have released version 2.3 of FixMyStreet.
The major new feature in this release is adding confirmation by phone text instead of email, via Twilio, to allow optional verification of reports and updates, and logging in.
Alongside that, there have been numerous front end improvements and bugfixes. Front end improvements include paginating reports everywhere, making sure all maps can be expanded on mobile, the pin loading indicator no longer covering the whole map whilst pins are loading, and improved location disambiguation on small screens.
We now support Open311 category groups, and if we fetch updates via Open311, we can use auto-response templates to fill in updates without their own description.
Lastly, the dashboard and statistics have been streamlined and
improved, and are all now available under
/dashboard. This now
includes lookup by date range, ward, category or state, and the CSV export uses
machine-readable dates and is accessible via token-based authentication.
Staff users got a number of bugfixes to their interfaces, including making sure reports could always be removed from your shortlist (even if they’ve switched body), only creating one update when changing category, and making sure the text-only contacts output was indeed text, not HTML.