New feature: Specify Appointment Location

We have a new feature that lets you or your client specify a location for the appointment.

Clients can now schedule house calls. Businesses can offer events or services at alternate locations.

Specifying an alternate location

You can specify an alternate location for a service or an appointment.

For example, you are a real estate agent giving home tours at a specific location on a specific day.

Below is a screenshot of the administrator setting an alternate location for a service:

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Client specifies the location

You can also have your client specify the location.

For example: You offer on-location massage at the client’s home or hotel.

Below is a screenshot of the client filling out location details.

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New Schedulista Mobile Apps

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We’ve just launched new versions of our iPhone and Android apps.

We rewrote the apps from scratch for a better user experience (plus a modern look), and we’re excited to share them with everyone.

Other improvements include:

  • Client search
  • Merge clients
  • Change your work hours or take the day off
  • Appointments can now be scheduled in 5-minute increments
  • 24-hour work schedule possible

Thanks beta testers

Thanks to our awesome beta testers who helped us squash the bugs and iron out the kinks:

Jackie, Valerie, Jessica, Traci, Michele, Debra, Frank, Greg, Bonnie, Pilar, Nancy, Isha, Jack, Amanda, Tommy, Candi, Rachael, Gabriel, Lauren, Michael, Daniel, Dr. Amy, Margit, Dre, Allan, Marina, Sydney, Brianna, Scott, Dan, Julie, Jody, Megan, Shelly, Rich, Carol, Lisa, Holli, Kait, Dan, Kristen, Jocelyn, Connor, Tony, Frank, AJ, Miranda, Danny, Ember, Brittney, Matt, Lindsay, Dr. Dustin, Riot, Katrina, April, Shayla, Casey, Jimmy, Jaiya, Audrey, Cindy, Krystal, Talin, Cindy, Gabriel, Lindsay, Jordan, Kelli, Heather, Shelly, Erica, Richard, Amber, Jessica, Dominic, Jenny, Shelly, Sam, Laura, Andrea, Shaylee, Michele, Paul, Cassandra, Mike, Nicole, Michelle, Dr. Theresa, Gary, Ronit, and many more…

Upgrade on Android

To upgrade to the new app on iPhone, go to App Store > Updates and press the “Update” button next to Schedulista.

Upgrade on iOS

On Android, we’ve launched the new version as a brand-new (separate) app. Click here to install, or you can search for “Schedulista” in the Google Play store to find it. We recommend uninstalling the older app.

Now more ways to add scheduling to Facebook

We’ve noticed — and you likely have, too — that tabs on Facebook pages don’t appear in the mobile app for phones and tablets.

There are other ways to integrate Schedulista into your Facebook business page so it appears on all devices.

BOOK NOW BUTTON

We recommend adding a “Book Now” button as the best option to connect your clients on Facebook to your scheduler.

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PIN A POST TO YOUR TIMELINE

You can also share your scheduler on your page with a post to encourage clients to schedule appointments. You can pin that post to the top of your page’s timeline to keep clients aware.

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And, of course, we still support the Schedule Appointment tab.

Check out the Facebook page in your Settings to learn more about these options to add and promote scheduling on your Facebook business page.

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New customizations for the scheduling widget

We’ve just rolled out a new feature that allows you to fine-tune the look of the widget.

You can specify font, accent color, text color, and background color.

We also have an option called “Design Inheritance” that lets Schedulista automatically choose these options for you based on your website.

Choosing Fonts and Colors

On the Scheduler page you can now customize all of the widget’s colors and the font it uses.

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Choosing Design Inheritance

Design inheritance allows your widget to match the design of the website you embed it in. Rather than manually entering the same colors and font you use on your website, you can use design inheritance to do this for you. Simply change the setting for a font or color to “Inherit” to use inheritance for that aspect of your widget’s design.

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Schedulista is now available in multiple languages

Schedulista has gone international. We’ve translated the scheduler into French, Spanish and Portuguese. You can see an example of each by clicking the links below:

You can change your scheduler language by going to the design page or by clicking the “Settings” tab, click “Design” and click “Language”.

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Please note that only the scheduler (what your clients see) has been translated. The rest of the app is still in English.

If you’d like to have Schedulista translated into another language, let us know by sending a request to support@schedulista.com

Scheduler improvement for businesses with only one service

We have streamlined the scheduler for businesses that offer just one service. The “Choose a Service” page has been removed and clients will be able to choose a time (or if there are multiple providers, then choose a provider) right from the scheduler landing page.

The new scheduler landing page will look like this:

Note: If you already have a Schedulista business with only one service, this may have changed the flow of your scheduler. We’ve done our best to turn on this feature for only businesses that it works well for, but feel free to get in touch if your scheduler has been changed and you prefer the old flow.

Save clients from filling out their information

Pass client data to the scheduler based on url parameters

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We just released a new feature that let’s you pass client data (name, email, phone number) to the scheduler via a custom link that you provide (e.g. in an email sent to a client).

A common scenario for this is CRM (customer relationship management) software that sends custom emails to clients. In this example, the CRM could manufacture a link that included the client data in it.

Documentation on passing client data here:

You can also pass a URL parameter that lets you control where clients are sent once they are finished scheduling. For example: You can direct them back to a page on your website.

Documentation on continuation URL’s here.

Note: This is a technical feature and will require some experience web technology to use.