Projects and improvements developed

March 2021

Web application:

  • Redesign of chat
  • Removal of the option to connect a Whaller box to OneDrive or GoogleDrive
  • Image gallery feature available from the Pro offer

February 2021

Web application:

  • New integration of messages waiting to be published
  • Possibility to change the order of images when editing a message
  • Redesign of message editing (text, Markdown, files, images, priority, publication date)
  • Redesign of link display (New: the author can delete them one by one)
  • Insert a link to an article in a message via Markdown tools
  • Possibility to share a CMS article from within a sphere
  • Possibility to share a CMS article in a sphere from the article
  • Multilingual content: possibility to translate messages into the languages available on Whaller

January 2021

Web application:

  • Additional Markdown options
  • Export an organization's list of spheres and their details
  • Autocompletion when adding sphere administrators

Mobile application:

  • Suggestions of usernames in comments
  • Apple SSO connection

December 2020

Web application:

  • All users can schedule messages in spheres
  • Possibility to download the contents of a folder or an entire sphere box

November 2020

Web application:

  • Display a larger version of a single emoji when left as a comment
  • Extend the rights attributed to "Publishers"
  • Possibility to use Zoom for video conferencing
  • Possibility to host large files (up to 3GB)
  • Cybersecurity option: prevent the reuse of a password when it is renewed
  • (Re)launch of the Full Remote offer
  • Suggestion platform (Feature Upvote)
  • Links displayed below messages are updated after a message is edited

Mobile application:

  • Addition of connection via Google

October 2020

Web application:

  • Deployment of a new WYSIWYG editor for CMS articles
  • Possibility to associate a video conference room to an event (only if the sphere has BigBlueButton selected as its video conferencing tool)
  • Redesign of the "sphere settings" window
  • Viewing of Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents shared in messages on Whaller
  • Launch of Whaller 365: co-editing of documents, spreadsheets and presentations
  • Securing of accounts with a strong U2F authentication factor

September 2020

Web application:

  • "My tasks": all current tasks assigned to a user appear on their root page
  • Cybersecurity option: organization managers can define different levels of classification for information and assign consultation rights according to these levels to members

August 2020

Web application:

  • Improved performance of conversation feeds
  • Interpret an event's "location" field with a URL
  • Possibility to configure an Ausha widget

July 2020

Web application:

  • Ability to view a PDF, an image or a video directly from the sphere Box (and update of file icons)
  • Ephemeral spheres available with the Enterprise offer (spheres that are archived on a pre-determined date)
  • Cybersecurity option: possibility to temporarily disable the uploading of documents in an organization

Mobile application:

  • Possibility to invite phone contacts to a sphere
  • Display of badges in profiles

June 2020

Web application:

  • Possibility to set video conferencing in webinar mode (listen-only mode for participants, more than 100 participants)
  • White label: a user who logs in can be redirected to either the "root" page or the portal page
  • The "Reply" buttons in notification emails refer directly to the reply field of the concerned message
  • Translation of messages in foreign languages (with DeepL)
  • Creation of top-down options (within federations) in the settings of a "mother" organization, so that thay can be applied to all "daughter" organizations
  • Improved upload for large files (according to organisation settings)
  • Possibility to paste a file directly in the "new message" or "new comment" fields

Mobile application:

  • Integration of video conference feature
  • Display custom profile fields in profiles

May 2020

Web application:

  • Possibility to disable online support via Intercom for an organization
  • Notifications: "new member" and "new sphere" emails sent to sphere administrators and organization managers now take into account the settings defined in the general notification frequency - invitation or entry request emails are not affected
  • Possibility to have a specific profile field appear next to the username in conversations. (Example: company name of members in an inter-professional network)
  • Replacement of the term "sphere open to visitors" by "sphere accessible to visitors"

April 2020

Web application:

  • Automation of the "pass a member as a visitor" process by automatically removing them from members-only spheres
  • Deletion of quizzes feature
  • Addition of a "visitors" icon on spheres accessible to visitors
  • Improvement of the UI of registration and login forms
  • Modification of the rules for spheres accessible to visitors (impossible to make them global, open, etc.)
  • Temporary blocking for 30 minutes (instead of permanent blocking) of users who have tried to log in with the wrong password 5 times
  • In a federation: inheritance of offers, and a number of "top-down" options
  • Creation of a federation management page
  • Correction of the bug that turned some images 🙈
  • Video player update (with the possibility to detach the video in the foreground)
  • Agglomeration of analytics in a federation

March 2020

Web application:

  • Add BigBlueButton (BBB) as a video conferencing option, these instances are stored on the Whaller infrastructure
  • BBB as a default in school organizations
  • Launch of FULL REMOTE offer

Mobile application:

  • Do not display active spheres if the user has access to only one organization

February 2020

Web application:

  • Release of new Pro, Business and Enterprise offers
  • POC of connection with Atlassian (JIRA and Confluence). Those who would like to test can write to us!
  • POC of integration of SAP Cloud
  • Review of all transactional email texts

January 2020

Infrastructure: all Whaller servers (data and service) migrated to OVHcloud in Roubaix (France).

Web application:

  • Reinforcement of security options: password policy, automatic signout after inactivity, etc.
  • Integration of meet.jit.si as a choice for video conferencing

Mobile application:

  • Sphere and organization calendar feature available
  • Ability to start a private conversation directly from a user's profile

December 2019

(Work on client platforms)

November 2019

Web application:

  • Display of organizations in the same federation in an arborescent manner on the "root" page and in the "My Spheres" menu
  • When a temporary message is commented on, it becomes permanent
  • Temporary password renewal URL

October 2019

Web application:

  • Management of cookie preferences for users (GDPR)
  • GDPR & Privacy by Design: By default, fields in a user's enhanced profile should be set to "Unpublished"
  • Make the blurring of private messages optional
  • Launch of the new Whaller Help Center: https://help.whaller.com/
  • Add the names of authors to articles

September 2019

Web application:

  • Connection of the sphere box to OneDrive
  • The user now has the choice to delete documents they deposited in a sphere Box when they leave (GPDR)

August 2019

Web application:

  • Restructuring of organization settings
  • Premium Option that allows managers to validate the creation of new spheres (Sphere creation workflow)

July 2019

Web application:

  • Change in provider for transaction emails. From Mandrill (US) to Sendinblue (France) (GPDR)
  • Blurred private messages

Mobile application:

  • Correction of duplicate messages sent

June 2019

White Label site (GATE)

  • Creation of the possibility to have a white label site for an organization or federation network (code name: GATE)
  • Personalization of the header
  • Personalization of the footer
  • Design of a white label "root" page of a site, with the side navigation bar
  • Ability to play shared videos automatically
  • Creation of a stronger confidentiality option in order to not show one's full name to the entire network

Web application:

  • Addition of a premium option: "Use badges"

Mobile application:

  • Creation of the possibility to have a white label mobile application (realized first for France Télévisions)

May 2019

Web application:

  • Possibility to share GIFs in spheres and comments
  • Add a publication end date for programmed messages
  • Premium organization option to hide Google Drive and Microsoft Office 365 shares
  • Addition of Markdown shortcuts for level 2 and 3 titles
  • Addition of a Premium option to disable scratch-off messages
  • Addition of the ability to choose a native emoji from a selector 🎉
  • Ability to export participants to an event
  • Sphere creation workflow (validated by an organization manager), available for Premium
  • Ability to cancel an entry request from the "root" page

April 2019

Web application:

  • Drag & drop tasks in sphere Kanban
  • Display the Kanban in a new tab
  • Remove the integration of Facebook videos in spheres to not have Facebook cookies on Whaller
  • Authorize the creation of public isolated spheres
  • Highlight the visio-sphere (under sphere members)

Mobile application:

  • Possibility to share videos from the app
  • Display ads in messages
  • Possibility to copy text from a message or comment
  • Possibility to copy a URL open in Whaller

March 2019

Web application:

  • Ambassador program improvements (Podium, possibility to earn Illicado gift cards)
  • Improvement of message display performance, especially when data is outsourced to a proprietary server (see Data outsourcing offer)
  • GPDR: Logging all Whaller ADMIN actions
  • Organization Federations: When adding an organization as a "child", its members are added automatically to "parent" organizations
  • Establishment of an IdP server allowing the installation of a "Whaller Connect" button on third-party sites (via SSO). Realized example: configuration of a Whaller login button on a Wordpress site
  • Extension of shared file size limit to 1Go for organizations (Premium)

February 2019

Web application:

  • Improvements to SSO mechanisms for organizations that use them
  • When a sphere exceeds 50 members, automatic welcome messages are disabled
  • In the organization members management section, possibility to use the action "Remove from the organization" for several people at a time
  • Change the font used for messages in order to display all languages on all OS
  • Messages and comments can be edited at any time

January 2019

Web application:

  • Simplification of the "My account" menu
  • Remove "lemonades" and "bouquets of roses" from gifts
  • Remove the 3,000 character limit for messages
  • Integration of a Markdown editor in the message writing field

Mobile application:

  • Possibility to connect via LDAP
  • Display documents in messages
  • Access to sphere boxes (new "tools" icon in spheres)
  • Display tasks in messages
  • Display gifts in messages
  • Display message styles

December 2018

Web application:

We wanted to improve the "serenity" or "focus" aspect of Whaller, which sometimes gave the impression to send too many notifications. Our logic: give ALL the control back to users, don't overwhelm them with information, and only send what's necessary:

  • Removal of transaction emails (new messages, etc.) if the user has installed the Whaller mobile app (focus)
  • Possibility to select time slots to receive email/mobile pushes (not during the night, weekend, etc.) (focus)

November 2018

Web application:

  • Launch of a new chat
  • No longer sending emails for a like or dislike (focus)
  • Possibility to block sending pushes for comments in a sphere (backend option)
  • Change the default sending frequency for emails: no more than 2 emails per day (focus)
  • Simplification of the notification settings page: fusion of the "new comments" and "new messages" setting, add an insert concerning "educational" emails

Mobile application:

  • Improved message display performance (x2)
  • Events in spheres
  • Better offline management
  • Design of private messages
  • Possibility to connect in LDAP
  • Password recovery link

October 2018

  • Possibility to download a list of participants for an event
  • Redesign of the "real time" system for sending pushes, and synchronized display of new messages, comments, likes
  • Opening to all public spheres
  • Possibility to block the creation of public spheres in an organization
  • Display public spheres on organization portals
  • Add Capterra and G2Crowd missions to the Ambassador program

August / September 2018

July2018

  • Beta release of new chat. Ask to test it on https://whaller.com/sphere/tcjwx6
  • Beta release of the new mobile application. Ask to test it on https://whaller.com/sphere/b799m1
  • Creation of an interface that lists a person's spheres for an organization (only for the manager)
  • Analytics: addition of a frame and an asset counter for the selected period (Premium)
  • Addition of emojis :bzh:, :corsica: and :euskadi:
  • Integration of "stripe elements" for card entry

June 2018

  • Creation of a Premium organization option: "do not notify by email/push for anonymous messages"
  • Security fixes following feedback from Bug Bounty
  • Creation of the Whaller Sports page
  • "Scratch-off" messages
  • Ability to move a sphere from one organization to another
  • Create a "verified" certificate for organizations and people

May 2018

  • Create an event from Google calendar via Zapier
  • Redesign of the ergonomics message types
  • Add a task to a message that has already been posted (Premium)
  • Program messages in advance (Premium)
  • Restricted spheres: addition of a "block comments" option (Premium+)

April 2018

  • "Alpha" release of the new chat (not visible to all users)

March 2018

  • Improvements to the entry path in a network from its public portal
  • "Enter a sphere" tutorial + customization of this tutorial
  • Improvement of the UI of the signup modal on organization portals
  • Make public portal pages responsive

February 2018

  • Possibility to mention a group of people with the same role in a sphere using "@@nameofrole" (Premium)
  • Creation of a CSS field allowing the graphic modification of organization interfaces (Premium)
  • Points earned in "incentive" organizations are displayed in the navigation sidebar (Premium)
  • Customization of the entry route in an organization: personalization of the redirect page after registration

January 2018

December 2017

November 2017

  • Respond to a comment in private (triggers an alert)
  • Can upload videos in a custom profile field
  • Display a LinkedIn profile in a Whaller profile
  • Creation of a "no role" filter in the members management section (Premium)
  • Compatibility with native emojis!
  • Export analytics in an Excel file

October 2017

  • Connection of a "wedoogift" boutique to Whaller for one of our clients (will be generalizable) (Premium)
  • Synchronization and generic authentication in LDAP (Premium)
  • Addition of an option to hide the "website" link on an organization portal
  • Increase the sphere description to 500 characters
  • Addition of Dutch in the languages 🇳🇱
  • Addition of a premium option to remove the notion of price in events + PayPal
  • Allow the upload of InDesign files

September 2017

  • Possibility to create a hierarchy between several organizations (Premium+) : with link between profiles, role, etc. (Premium)
  • Create events from calendars (Premium)
  • Block a person
  • Creation of assignable rights according to roles (Premium): right to create a sphere, right to accept new members in the organization
  • "Serendipity" widget (suggestions of people in an organization): specific to a single network at the moment. A generic version may be planned someday depending on requests (Premium)
  • Implementation of the "Analytics" page in spheres, for sphere administrators (Premium)
  • Creation of a new type of customizable profile field: free lists with suggestions (Premium)
  • Removal of "product" icons (prices, premium,...) from organization portal pages (Premium)
  • Sphere administrators can now create and edit widgets linked to their sphere (This was reserved exclusively for organization managers before) (Premium)
  • Strengthen the invitation "quota" security policy

August 2017

  • Can personalize the list of types of events (Premium)
  • Possibility to block "I dislike" (Premium)
  • Possibility to define a list of "blacklisted" words that automatically report messages to administrators and managers (Premium)
  • Mobile application: can connect with Microsoft Office 365
  • Showing roles in the form of medallions on avatars (Premium)
  • Creation of the Premium + "Maps" page /product/premium-plus/map
  • Generalization of the use of "Glowbl visio-spheres"
  • Strengthening of the password security policy

July 2017

  • Possibility to sign up/ connect with LinkedIn
  • Possibility to share a message in several spheres at the same time (Premium)
  • Addition of invitation quotas
  • Improvement of the navigation in the right hand column of spheres: always visible, always scrollable
  • "Forum" spheres for Premium+ (organization spheres in which you van validate or refuse the responses to a message)
  • Ability to search all of a person's profile fields, including specific fields in an organization Premium
  • Addition of a "role" filter in member directories Premium
  • Message legacy (possibility to leave the messages you've written when you leave a sphere) Premium
  • Can disable automatic messages for new documents in a sphere box Premium
  • Possibility to structure organizations among themselves by defining "sub-organizations" to an organization; legacy profiles: avatars, bio, roles and specific fields (Premium)

June 2017

  • SSO SAML (Premium+ option)
  • Public page /contact
  • Member management: can filter non-activated members
  • Can disable the Kanban in spheres
  • External hosting of message content and attached files
  • "Whaller Ambassador" program: https://whaller.com/account/refer
  • Addition of a navigation sidebar for isolated spheres
  • Addition of attachment to automatic message in the sphere's box
  • Mini profile: when clicking on the photo, it is displayed in full resolution
  • Publication of Whaller's 3 core values on the homepage
  • Publication of Whaller's Manifesto on the homepage

May 2017

  • Automatic online payment (integration of the last elements)
  • Integration of Google Drive in the sphere Box: possibility to manage a Google Drive folder directly from a Whaller sphere (beta)
  • Deletion of the old mobile version and passage of spheres and root page in full responsive
  • Integration of Glowbl as a replacement for visio-spheres
  • Member management: Display the list of spheres for each person
  • Ability to disable welcome messages in a sphere
  • Public page /integrations
  • Public page /mobile
  • SEO improvements
  • Creation of a "Start a trial" workflow

April 2017

  • Create a task directly from a Kanban in a sphere
  • Ability to share a GoToMeeting in a message (in an event)
  • Automatic publication of a welcome message when a new member joins a sphere
  • Redesign of the "sphere summary" widget
  • Permanent deletion of old personal spheres
  • Redesign of badge management

March 2017

  • New network creation path
  • New Premium+ offer "data hosted on the third party server"
  • Tasks: fusion with ideations, possibility to assign a task to several people
  • Integration of Office 365: registration and authentication with an Office 365 account, possibility to share OneDrive files
  • Integration of Google Suite: registration and authentication with a Google account, possibility to share Google Drive files
  • New discussion thread UX

February 2017

  • Ability to create temporary, self-destructing messages ("burning messages")
  • Notifications when a document is added in the Box
  • PDF document viewer in the spheres
  • Mobile application: new network creation path
  • Mobile application: display of entry requests

January 2017

  • Annual debug campaign. More than 150 bugs found and corrected.

December 2016

  • Statistics tool: "Whaller Analytics"
  • Possibility to activate "Premium" for a single sphere
  • Card editor (points, quiz, info...)
  • Interfacing Plussh & Whaller
  • Twitter widget
  • Entry course: (Join/ Create a network)
  • Creation of a sponsorship/ referrals page
  • Depreciation Internet Explorer < 10

November 2016

  • New entry course: "What would you like to do?" and "Join a network"
  • Redesign of the sphere management page: all settings accessible from this page
  • Performance of web interfaces
  • Creation of the page status.whaller.com

October 2016

  • Switch to PHP7
  • Update of ElasticSearch search engine
  • Suggestions of organizations
  • Creation of the "connected apps" account page

September 2016

  • Ability to remove or add several sphere members at a time
  • Enrichment of events: types (carpool,...), spots available, price, PayPal.Me
  • Redesign of directory ergonomics and people search
  • Synchronization of tabs

August 2016

  • Improvement of real time, possibility to interact with a message while it's being updated (likes, etc.)
  • Creation of the "publisher" right

July 2016

  • Integration of IFTTT
  • Multiple surveys

June 2016

  • Redesign of the notification management page
  • Pin a message

May 2016

  • Side navigation bar
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