Olvy's Product Updates
New updates and improvements to Olvy
Featured image for ✨New Widget Type and other improvements

Until now we've supported two widget types, a modal, and a sidebar. We've always wanted more, like you have, and we've been listening. One widget that a lot of our users have asked for is an iframe embed.

So now it's a modal, a sidebar, and an embed. The embed can integrated the same way as the other widgets with user identification working the same way as before.

One small change in how to to use it would where you previously used a button element as your target, you should now use a div, or another other element as the container as your releases will be embedded inside that element.

The embed takes the height and width of its parent container, so if you to set a size for it, just add a height and width to the target element.

That's it. You can generate the code for the embed widget from the Install Olvy tab.

Check out the Widget Demo here

🎁 Other Enhancements

  1. We've also fixed a bunch of things across the product. There was a bug with the custom javascript feature where some script embeds weren't working. It's fixed now.

  2. There was an issue with the sidebar on small screens where the options at the lower side weren't usage. We've fixed that.

  3. A very minor copy change in the release editor which instead of showing "Updated since last published" now shows "Saved x seconds ago" which we believe is more clear.

  4. The unread indicator on the widgets now is a little larger because turned out numbers weren't much readable in the small size.

  5. Your widget and releases page now loads even more faster πŸš€

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Featured image for Releases Page Enhancements - Read More to Know

We displayed an excerpt of your release note on the home page with an option for your users to click "Read More" to view the complete release. It worked fine, but we received some feedback and we've made the updates.

First things first, there was an issue where the release excerpt didn't have the formatting added to the release note. That is now fixed. The release excerpt now maintains formatting of your release note. So yayyy... I guess

Now the fix aside, what if you don't want the release excerpt at all? Some of our users didn't. We've added an option to disable release excerpts in appearance settings. If you have excerpts disabled we will not show the "Read More" thing and instead show the complete release note on the home page.

That's it. This was a small release note, but I don't want to show the whole thing on the homepage, so I have release excerpts enabled and that's why you had to click on "Read more" to read this line (if you're coming from the homepage, that is).

Anyway, as usual. The feedback box is open. Let us know if you face any issues, or have some more suggestions for us

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Featured image for Know which user thinks what, about your release, with User Identification

Here's an exciting new update! You can now enable user identification to see the details of the users who comment on your release by following some simple steps. User identification can help you understand how each of your users interacts with your releases, and if you'd like, you can reach out to them personally to discuss the feedback that you may have received.

If you click on 'Install Olvy' on the left sidebar menu and scroll to the bottom, you'll see a User Identification section. As mentioned there, to enable user identification on your release feedback, in your codebase, after initializing Olvy's script on your page, call the Olvy.setUser function with the details of the user.

You can pass the below four user parameters in the function,

  1. name β€“ Your user’s name

  2. email β€“ Your user’s email address

  3. identifier β€“ A unique identifier of your choice, like a user id or a username

  4. meta - Add any other information of the user, like the tenant or organization they belong to, etc.

On clicking on 'Feedback' on the left sidebar menu, you'll see a 'Submitted by' column, which will show the name and email id of the user who made the particular comment.

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Featured image for Make it your own, with our appearance settings 🌈

There are two things you can never have enough of, chocolate, and customizations. Complete customization is our end-goal at Olvy, it's your product, your releases page should look and feel like it's a part of it. However, we do realise it's something that can only be built in multiple iterations after listening to you and learning what you want to customize.

It's in that spirit, Olvy now gives you the power to customize your release notes page. You can easily upload your logo, a favicon, and personalize your description. You get an option to chose between displaying your logo or only the name of your organisation. You can add multiple navigation links on your release note page header to send your users throughout your product. If the ones given out of the box aren't enough, we also have Custom CSS support which you can use to override any and every style on your releases page.

You can comfortably manage all of the customizations in your organisation by going to the β€œAppearance β€œ tab in the sidebar. Also, remember what we said about iterations. Let us know what else you would like to customize on your release page by using the feedback box below.


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Featured image for Introducing projects 😎

People do multiple things. One of our co-founders at Olvy is a designer, a former national level dancer, and at least 83.2% of a developer. We know like our team you, and your company does multiple things. You might have an amazing iOS app, an Android app, a web app, a public API, some SDKs, or maybe some hardware. All of these are shipped by your organization and come under a single product, so it doesn't make sense to have multiple release note pages setup for every different thing.

Olvy now has support for Projects. You can assign one to your release in the release editor, and your releases get organized under it. Your users can will then be able to filter your releases by projects. So if someone wants to see what releases were made to your iOS app they can just filter by the iOS app project, and we'll show them only the ones they've asked for.

You can manage all the projects in your organization by going to the "Projects" tab in the sidebar. We automatically set some up when you sign up, but you can always go ahead and customize your projects as we have.

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Featured image for B.Y.O.D. - Bring your own domain because Olvy now supports Custom Domains

Every organisation that is set up on Olvy gets its own subdomain on Olvy for its release notes. You specify what you want your subdomain to be when you create your organisation. Let's say you are setting up release notes for your wonderful company, ACME (I always think of Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner whenever I hear this name) and you've set up your organisation with the alias acme. Your releases notes page was usually available at acme.olvy.co

Well, from today you don't have to have the Olvy name in your release notes page URL. If you're a paying subscriber you can add a custom domain to your Olvy release page. So your release notes, which were previously accessible on acme.olvy.co can now also be accessed using releases.acme.com. It's your releases, it should be your domain.

You can configure your custom domain by going to "Settings" in the sidebar and then going to the "Custom Domains" tab.

You can either map your releases page to a subdomain, like releases.acme.com, or if you want to map your releases to a separate domain name like acmereleases.com you can do that too by mapping using an A record.

You'll find instructions to set up your custom domain here. If you face any issues or have any questions feel free to email us at support@olvy.co, or tweet us on @OlvyHQ, or use the feedback box below and share your feedback on Olvy.

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Featured image for Comments now with Sentiment Analysis πŸ₯³

Integrating a comment system in your releases is a great way to facilitate communication and to understand how your users feel about the particular release. Your users needs space to tell their thoughts.

Hence, Olvy team has built a way to receive comments on your new releases, which comes with an amazing twist

Each comment on your release note will pass through our advanced Sentiment Analysis feature, and that'll give you an overview of whether the comment was positive or negative.

Here is how our feature looks and everything that you can do with it!πŸ‘‡

1. Feedback

To view the comments on your releases, go to Feedback in the primary navigation. Here you can see a column with the E-Score (Emotional Score) that shows you if the comment is positive or negative, with the score value attached to it to indicate the intensity of the sentiment.

2. Mark as Spam or Archive comments

In the Actions column, you have the functionality of marking comments as spam or archiving them to exclude them from the overall analysis.

3. Overall Analysis

In the Dashboard tab, you can choose the timeframe of Last 24 hours, Last 7 days, or Last 30 days, to see the analysis based on the selected timeframe.

4. Disabling comments is also not that hard

Yea, you heard it right, want to disable comments on a release? We have got you covered. So, while creating a post you can check the "Disable Comments" option on the sidebar of your release editor to not allow your users to be able to comment on a particular release note.

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Featured image for Thoughtfully crafted, all new In-App Widgets πŸ“£

Get your users attention magically πŸ§™β€β™‚οΈ

Magically engage your visitors with eye-catching in-app notification widgets. This was one of the most awaited functionalities and working on it was absolutely worth it. Here is all you need to know about our in-app widgets.

What are in-app widgets?

With Olvy, in-app widgets announce important news, latest product updates, special offers, and more, with an easy to install in-app widget. Use our beautifully crafted widgets to increase user engagement by formatting content and adding images, videos, and GIFs to tell a better story.

Olvy's in-app widgets take less than 5 minutes to install in your existing app or website. Also, your audience can engage with your widget notifications by reacting and commenting on them to send you feedback about your latest releases and announcements. You can also gauge their true feelings about your releases with Olvy's sentiment analysis.

Multiple widget styles

We have multiple widget styles and variations that you can implement, like modal, sidebar, and embed style. You can also have a post open up by clicking on the widget, and you can also make the style compact to make it easier for the users to get a quick glance at the updates.

Easy to install

You can start working with Olvy in just a few seconds by adding our embed script in your code.

Get feedback and reactions right from the widgets

See what people really think about your latest updates with feedback from reactions and comments. You can analyze the results of your releases with Olvy's unique sentiment analysis feature, where you can get a quick understanding of whether the feedback is positive or negative.


Here's a short clip showing how the feature UI looks like and how you can use it.

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Featured image for Embeds are here πŸ‘‹

Discover the wide range of embeds that Olvy supports

Olvy editor supports embedding content from third-party services, such as Trello, Youtube, Github gists, and more.

Here's what you need to do to embed third party content on Olvy editor.

1) Go to the release editor click on the embed icon from the formatting tool bar

2) Copy and paste the URL of the content you want to embed in the embed link form.

Olvy embeds are compatible with a wide range of services like:
1. Youtube
2. Airtable
3. Codepen
4. Github
5. Google Slides
6. Lucid Chart
7. Loom
8. MindMeister
9. Prezi
10. RealtimeBoard (Miro)
11. Spotify
12. Trello
13. Typeform
14. Vimeo
15. Figma
16. Framer
17. Invision
18. SoundCloud

Here is a demo of the Youtube player,

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Featured image for Support for multiple organizations 🏒

We're adding support for multiple organisations under one user account.

This makes it easier to keep your personal projects in a separate organisation from your company's organisation or to collaborate with multiple businesses that you might be running and all of them surely need a release note management tool.

Here is what you need to do to know about creating multiple organisations:

1) To create a new org, you need to click on the current org that you are currently viewing

2) Click on "+ Create Organisation"

3) And now all you need to do is let us know what's your new org about πŸ˜‰

And here is how you switch between different orgs πŸ‘‡

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