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ICYMI: Product updates in November 2017

robin product updates
The Robin Team
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Highlights from the past month or so, as seen in our official change log.

A Brand New Timeline

The new and improved timeline view lets you easily create new events by selecting available time windows from Schedule.

Hovering over existing events previews details like meeting title and invitee count.

Future efforts will make way for Seat Assignments and Desk Reservations, better grouping of spaces by level, and more information in the form of icons.A quick look at the upcoming Desks timeline:

"Do not require check ins" for VIP events

For events too important to remove from the calendar, Admins now have the ability to exempt certain meetings from the harsh reality of check ins.

Selecting Do not require check in when creating an event will ensure the Board Meeting next month isn't removed when no one checks in.Over the next month or so, booking policies will allow Important Business Executives to skip check ins entirely. While no one in our office is above the law, we accept that some events or people are more special than others.

Add Zoom to events in Robin

In November we put the finishing touches on the beta Zoom integration, allowing you to easily create Zoom meetings right from our Dashboard. For more info, check out our guide to using Zoom in Robin.

We're rolling out the Zoom beta to organizations in the coming weeks. Interested in ringing in the New Year with the Zoom beta? Reach out and we'll speed things up for you: beta@robinpowered.comNext up in December: adding Zoom meeting links from the mobile app.

Book Now & Other Mobile Updates

Our mobile app gets you one step closer to immediate satisfaction. While viewing an available space, you'll now see the option to Book now and create an event for 15, 30, or 60 mins.Other updates include support for the fancy new iPhone X and fixes to the availability bar.


  • A few folks reported cases of Room Displays (iOS) that were sleeping on the job. You should start to see improvements with devices staying awake and Robin running in the foreground. Head over to the App Store to install the latest version.
  • Patched an issue that caused some Chrome users with the plugin to experience sluggish performance
  • Fixed an issue that prevented deselecting a building or choosing all locations from System Status
  • Updated messages now reveal when Analytics doesn't have data to show (i.e. no calendars connected = no event data)
  • Some organizations were seeing single digits for total events and invitee counts. We know you had more than one meeting last month - total counts have been restored
  • Locations with 10+ Room Displays were unable to view System Status for all devices. We'll now retrieve every device
  • Changed device vital warnings from yellow to red, the international symbol of panic and alerts
  • We were throwing multiple error messages when adding a new calendar, if your plan did not support any more spaces. We now show to correct message
  • Handful of UX fixes, like improving the new Timeline so tooltips do not overlap
  • An ARE YOU SURE message will now pop up when applying default settings to all devices in a building
  • A small number of typos we're ashamed to admit have been resolved. "Dispay" is not a word, but our dismay at that typo is very real

What’s next?

  • We're getting ready to release features that support MDM. If you're anxiously awaiting Autonomous Single App Mode, this one is for you.
  • A beta is in full swing for floor plans, aptly-named Atlas. Atlas allows you to visualize the office, see free/busy spaces, search and book from a floor plan.
  • If your current method of tracking assigned seats involves pencil and paper or a questionably accurate Excel sheet, you’re in luck. Seat Assignments let office admins keep tabs on available desks and help coworkers find one another. Expect more updates about Seat Assignments and Desk Reservations in early 2018.

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