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SPOD 1.12 “Regulus” platform is now here!

Posted: 21st December 2016 at 6:33 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Proud and happy to announce the new version 1.12 of the Social Platform for Open Data (SPOD). Our SPOD allows easy discussions, effective co-creation and smooth social interactions around Open Data.

Among the relevant features of “Regulus”:

Major features:

Event: An event in SPOD can be planned only by the user with assigned “Events” user role. Any user can see upcoming and past events, invitations to the events.

Other available features are:

  • A datalet (a new datalet or select a datalet from private space (i.e., My space page)) can be embedded in the description of the event
  • Add link to google maps at a particular location with a marker on a particular point (for example, location of the event).

(Towards Beta version of SPOD, #156)

Activity notification for Cocreation room:

  • Only administrators receive e-mail notification when a new data room will be created

(Prato Feedback, December 2016,  #154)

User Mass Mailing: In admin area, an administrator can send emails to several users at once. Some features:

  • Email format – allows to choose “plain text” or “HTML” format. Note that the actions menu of Email body block changes depending on selected format.
  • User roles- allows to send email to users with certain User Role.
  • Subject – subject of the email.
  • Email body – body of the email.

Fixed bugs

  • Cocreation knowledge: white spaces appear between the texts in IDEAS, OUTECOME pages
    (Den Haag demo session Feedback, November 23 2016, #169)
  • Controllet: not working the “show last” version of the “FROM COCREATED ” tab
    (Unisa feedback, #168)
  • My Space page not allows to add nothing (i.e: datalet, link etc.)
    (Issy Feedback, December 14 2016, #166)
  • Activity notification doesn’t send e-mail
    (Prato Feedback, December 2016 #164)
  • Controllet: first step is not aligned on TET-Prato provider
    (Prato Feedback, December 2016 #163)
  • My space: problems uploading an excel file
    (Issy Feedback, December 14, 2016, #167)

Some screenshots of the main features in “Regulus” (v.1.12) follow:

SPOD Christmas edition:

Controllet:

A magic string (e.g., “JingleBells”) actives hidden functionality

Activity notification for Cocreation data room

Any User in his/her profile>>preferences>>Email notifications, can select which notifications s/he would like to receive also via email.

  • Only administrator can receive e-mail notification when a new data room will be created

Event

An event in SPOD can be planned only by the user with  assigned “Events” user role. Any user can see upcoming and  past events, invitations to the  events. Other available features are:

  • A datalet (a new datalet or select a datalet from private space (i.e., My space page)) can be embedded in the description of the event
  • Add link to google maps at a particular location with a marker on a particular point (fro example, location of the event).

Check the User Role of a member of SPOD:

Upcoming events: A new event has been created  by an user with “Events Modeartor” user role

An event with embedded datalet:

User Mass Mailing: In admin area, an administrator can send emails to several users at once

Select Email format (i.e., Text, Html), select user roles (e.g., Free are all default users of the SPOD platform)

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