New Schedulista mobile app v6: Push notifications for provider alerts, Activities log

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We’ve just released a new version of our mobile app!

What’s new in version 6?

In addition to bug fixes and performance improvements, specifically for Apple’s recent iOS 13 releases, two new features are going to help make your business more efficient.

Push Notifications
Push notifications through the new mobile app are replacing the provider text messages to alert you when appointments are booked, cancelled, or rescheduled by clients or other providers.

Same information, but you’ll get it more quickly. Plus, you can tap on the push notification to open to the appointment on your mobile app calendar to view full details. Learn more about provider push notifications here.

IMPORTANT: By using the new app, you will no longer receive provider text (SMS) notifications. Your clients, of course, will still receive appointment text reminders if they’ve opted in.

Activities Page
The new Activities Page lists recent activities that have happened on your account in chronological order. This log lets you see who booked, cancelled, or rescheduled appointments in the order they happened. Explore more on Activities in the mobile app here.

Check your phone for app updates or install the latest version by searching for “Schedulista” in the App Store for iPhone or the Google Play Store for Android.

Customize the headers and booking button of your online scheduler

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You can now customize the headers and the Schedule Appointment button of your online scheduler to fit your business even more!

On each page of the online scheduler, a header introduces and directs your clients to the action taken on the page. The default headers are:

  • CHOOSE A SERVICE TO SCHEDULE on your list of services;
  • CHOOSE PROVIDER when more than one provider offers a service; and
  • CHOOSE A DATE & TIME when selecting an appointment time.

Each of these can now be updated with a single line of text up to 50 characters to personalize and sound more like your business.

You can also customize the text of the Schedule Appointment button on the details form page where clients enter their contact and payment information.

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More details on customizing your headers here.

And more on changing your booking button text here.

New feature: Custom fields to ask clients additional information

You can now ask for additional information when a client schedules their appointment.

We’ve also added custom notices where you can provide additional business policies or information for the service they are scheduling.

Full documentation here.

Note: Although you can add as many custom fields to your scheduling details form as you’d like, we recommend a small number of vital questions so people aren’t discouraged from scheduling.

FIVE CUSTOM FIELDS TYPES

Custom fields can be set to be required or optional.

Single-line input field - Asks a question that allows for a single line of text for quick, simple answers

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Paragraph field - Asks a question that allows for multiple lines of text for detailed responses

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Radio buttons - Asks a question with multiple options from which to select a single answer

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Single checkbox - Provides a checkbox for clients to acknowledge they have read or agree to something, would like something additional for their appointment, or more

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Multiple checkboxes - Asks a question and provides multiple preset answers. Clients can check multiple options.

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CUSTOM NOTICES

Custom notice - Allows you to inform clients about your business, service, details, payment or scheduling policies, appointment instructions, or other useful information. Includes a bold header and text below it.

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Classes

We have a new feature that will let you create classes, group appointments (appointments with multiple clients), and workshops.

Here’s a quick preview:

Services now have a new option to make them a class.

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Once you have a class, you can schedule them on your calendar just like you would a regular appointment.

You can add clients. (They will get automatically notified of their reservation.)

And you can remove clients. (They will automatically get notified of the cancellation.)

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Clients can also schedule themselves in any upcoming classes that have openings.

Schedule Class

Finally, we have an advanced feature, where you can let clients schedule new classes themselves. This way they can join an existing class, or create a new class when there is available time on the calendar.

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Flex Time

We added a new way for you to manage your schedule. We call it Flex Time.

It is now easy to take the day off, or even open up a day that you typically  don’t work.

The image below illustrates how you might open up one Saturday between 10am and 2pm.

Works Hours

We also made it much easier to adjust your overall work hours. You can now do this directly from your calendar.

That’s it. Easy.