Bug fixes: Android app login and online bookings



Many of you have recently been inconvenienced by not being able to login to our auto repair Android app, and we apologize greatly for this and the length of time it took to sort out.  It turns out in the end the problem was when we upgraded our servers to use only secure connections, while the mobile app was still trying to connect with an unsecured connection, which was failing every time an action took place from the app. This has been resolved now and appreciate your patience.  There were also technical issues in getting the update published to Google Play, but you should see the update available on your phone later today or tomorrow.

We also noticed another bug in our external bookings system used by auto repair shop customers to accept bookings from their customers, actually the reverse is true, this bug is what clued us in to the Android app issue! The links on the invoices have been updated, so customers can once again make bookings with your shop directly online.

A lot of bugs have been stomped recently, and we always welcome the feedback we get  from our customers on both bugs and ideas for new features and improvements.


New: Automated Service Reminders

We have introduced automated service reminders to our auto repair shop software, which can be found and set up on the client dashboard screen, when viewing details for a client.

You can set whether or not any given customer is to receive service reminder emails, and the set the next date they should receive an email reminder, as well as the frequency at which reminders are sent, current options for this are every 3,6,9,12 months, you can set this as appropriate for the car make and model of your customer combined with their average mileage and driving habits that you are familiar with.

The customer will receive an email with a link to book a service with you, so they can quickly and easily reply to the reminder, as well as make a provisional booking with your auto repair shop.

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This is a sample email that the customer receives, including a link to directly make a booking with your auto repair shop.


The customer can book directly with the link in the email, which will bring them to a screen similar to the following:

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