January 9, 2016
Pingboard for iPhone 1.62 fixes an issue with dialing phone numbers.
January 8, 2016
Two small improvements:
- Viewing members of a team or location is speedier when there a lot of members.
- In the org chart, direct reports are sorted horizontally by title instead of name.
December 30, 2016
Visitor Kiosk for iPad 1.2.3 adds single sign-on support for Okta and OneLogin.
December 21, 2016
Add employees to Pingboard without email addresses. When you’re first building your org chart, you may not have everyone’s email address handy. Now, you can add people to the org chart with just a name, which makes it easy to get started. You can also import employees without email addresses.
Of course, once you’re ready to invite your team to Pingboard, email will come in handy. We also use it to uniquely identify each person, so when you’re doing multiple imports to keep information up-to-date, email addresses will prevent duplicates.
December 9, 2016
Four new settings for your company are available on the Settings admin page.
- Set the timezone for your company, which is used for posting the daily Out of Summary to Slack and HipChat
- Set whether new employees receive the This Week automatically
- Set whether new employees receive Out of Office emails automatically
- Turn off the This Week email
December 8, 2016
The minimum length and complexity requirements for new passwords has been strengthened.
December 5, 2016
Advanced Search is here! Explore your company in a whole new way by using multiple search criteria. For instance, you can find everyone in a location with a specific skill, or everyone who shares a job title and interest.
We also improved how search results are shown with the normal search.
November 21, 2016
Our Help Center is here! Now, there is one place to go to get answers to your questions about Pingboard. It’s also a great resource for new employees.
We started with over 100 articles and will add more each week. Stop by and give it a spin: https://support.pingboard.com
November 14, 2016
Pingboard for iPhone 1.57 fixes a bug that caused issues for some people who sync contacts with their phone and 3rd party services like Google.
October 24, 2016
Search the org chart to quickly find the person you’re looking for. You can search by title in addition to name. If the person isn’t in the org chart yet and you’re an admin, you can add them right there.
The org chart link on profile pages now takes you directly to that person in the org chart.
October 23, 2016
If you sync Pingboard with Google Apps, we added the option to sync the department field for your users with groups in Pingboard. Reach out if you’d like us to enable this feature for your company.
October 18, 2016
Visitor Kiosk for iPad 1.2.3 improves printing with iOS 10.
October 17, 2016
The org chart now supports multiple CEOs!
Under the new Admin menu in the org chart, there’s an option to Create a New Branch. Click that, choose the person to start the branch with, and you’ll have two separate branches in your org chart. You can add as many branches as you need. This works well for multiple CEOs or companies that are made up of multiple independent divisions or brands.
If you later need to remove a branch, edit the person at the top of the branch to have them report to someone in the original branch. Now, everyone will be part of one branch and you can make further changes as needed.
October 10, 2016
Pingboard for iPhone 1.56 fixes a few bugs and adds a lovely blue where there was once orange 🙂 Hope you like it!
October 5, 2016
Pingboard for Android 1.5.5 improves background syncing to make it faster and smarter.
October 4, 2016
Locations now have images and logos just like teams! As an admin, click the edit button when viewing a location to upload an image.
In addition, the list of employees on the Manage Employees page is now paginated, which improves the experience for large companies.
September 22, 2016
Build your org chart for free! Pingboard now has a free plan that makes it possible to build an org chart for any size company, share the link with the company, and invite up to 15 of your coworkers.
In addition, the Manage Employees admin page is all-new.
- The list of employees finally includes photos
- A much-requested addition: select multiple people to invite or re-invite, or re-invite everyone who was previously invited but hasn’t joined yet with one click
- The Last Seen date includes use of the mobile apps
- From this page, view or edit an employee’s profile, add or remove admin permissions, disable access to Pingboard, or delete an employee
Finally, the billing page is more informative and easier to work with, both before and after you become a customer!
September 14, 2016
A few small improvements:
- When you add a new employee, you have the option to make them an admin at the same time you invite them, saving an extra step
- The new Office Phone field is included in the Contact Info report
- Syncing with Google Apps Org Units is more robust
- Signing up for a new account is bit quicker and simpler
September 12, 2016
Pingboard for iPhone 1.55 improves contact syncing (including an issue that affected syncing with iCloud), fixes a few bugs, and adds support for iOS 10.
September 3, 2016
A brand-new org chart experience makes it possible to set up your entire org chart in a few minutes!
We improved every part of building your org chart to make it simpler and faster.
- Import employees and managers from a spreadsheet and see your complete org chart in a few seconds
- Add new people to Pingboard right from the org chart
- No need to set your CEO first, just start building
- Add people above or below anyone in the chart
- Large org charts load faster
August 23, 2016
Office Phone is now a standard field, along with Mobile number, and is part of a person’s profile on the web and in the mobile apps. If your numbers include extensions, you can enable them for this field on the Custom Fields admin page.
August 9, 2016
Phone extensions are now available on the web and the iPhone and Android apps. If you’re an admin, add extensions to any phone field (except mobile number) on the Custom Fields page. Click the field, then the “Include extensions” option.
August 1, 2016
Our Okta integration now supports SAML! With SAML, employees in Okta are provisioned to your Pingboard account. This assures that who can access Pingboard is always up-to-date. We also sync key information for each person from Okta to Pingboard.
Search for the “Pingboard SAML” app within your Okta account to get started.
July 29, 2016
Reports for larger companies are faster and load incrementally as you scroll through the results.
Also, fixed a bug that made it unclear which tab is active, such as when configuring a custom field.
July 22, 2016
Before you create your org chart, you can now experience the org chart firsthand with a handful of demo employees.
Also, you can add your CEO to Pingboard right from the org chart, which makes it much easier to get started.
July 5, 2016
With Pingboard for Android 1.5.1, you’ll never miss a milestone! Managers can choose to be notified about upcoming birthdays and work anniversaries for direct reports. Look for an announcement inside the app with the option to turn it on.
Also, the app now uses the setting on your phone to show dates and times in your preferred format.
June 30, 2016
Expand your entire org chart with one click, then click again to return to the initial layout. This makes it much easier to get a quick overview of your organization.
June 19, 2016
June 17, 2016
When you export your org chart, the file name includes what you named the chart. This simplifies things when you’re exporting a file for each department, for example.
We also fixed a few issues with name sorting in reports.
June 16, 2016
If you prefer 14:33 over 2:33 and 21/12/2016 instead of 12/21/2016, we have good news! Pingboard now supports the more common date/time format. Click Preferences underneath your photo inside Pingboard to choose which format you prefer. We’ll support this in the Android and iPhone apps with the next updates.
June 15, 2016
We want it to be quick and easy for admins to access handy features in the app, so now you can manage teams and locations in the same place you view them! Hover over a team and you’ll see an edit pencil. Click it to modify the team and manage its members. Similarly, there’s a shiny edit button when you’re viewing a team or location. You’ll also notice that you can add a new team or location while browsing teams, too!
We also fixed an issue with the desk bell feature in the Visitor Kiosk iPad app.
June 10, 2016
Pingboard for Android 1.5.0 supports Single Sign-On providers, including Okta and OneLogin.
May 19, 2016
Print your directory! With printing support, when you’re viewing the directory and choose Print within the browser, the results will look great on paper or as a PDF.
May 18, 2016
Seeing who’s out and adding time off are now much easier! We’ve made a lot of improvements that we hope you love. Here’s a quick look…
- Viewing, filtering and adding out of office statuses are now on a single page.
- It’s quicker to choose the date and time you’ll be out and we’ve prioritized the most common choices.
- When you add a new status, we remember the reason (Remote, Out of Office) for next time.
- Check out the progress bar for time off that lasts for a few days. You can see at a glance how soon someone will be back.
- See the next two weeks by default, instead of two days.
May 13, 2016
Pingboard for iPhone 1.50 supports Single Sign-On providers, including Okta and OneLogin.
We’ve also made it easier to sign in with an email address and password by integrating with 1Password.
May 10, 2016
We redesigned the directory list and added the ability to choose which fields to show. When you view your company directory, there are two options: Grid or List. Click List to see the much-improved design.
If you’re an admin, you’ll also see the Choose Fields button. This allows you to choose up to two fields for your employees (everyone in the company shares the same view.) We know some companies want to view everyone’s mobile number and start date, while others prefer title and birthday (don’t worry, we don’t show the year). You can even sort the list by the fields you choose. Customize the directory for your company!
April 21, 2016
Pingboard Visitor Kiosk 1.2.1 fixes a bug with the desk bell option and polishes the visitor check-in experience.
April 20, 2016
Pingboard for Android 1.4.5 includes a friendly introduction to Pingboard before you sign in for the first time, as well as an improved sign-in experience. It also adds support for feature customization options for premium customers and fixes a few bugs.
April 19, 2016
The experience of creating and managing a group is much improved, including adding an image, viewing members, and adding and removing employees. Plus, it’s now consistent with the location experience.
We made a few design improvements to the page for browsing a single group or location. Also, the API page is now accessible to anyone in the company.
April 12, 2016
Pingboard for iPhone 1.45 improves background syncing and fixes a few bugs.
March 30, 2016
Two big org chart features are here: exporting and sharing!
You can export your org chart, which is great for adding to a presentation or printing. Choose who to start with, how many levels, and the preferred format, and the file is saved to your computer. There are a few limitations that the paper size adds, but we’ll be continuing to improve this to support more uses.
If you’re an admin, you’ll also see an option to turn on sharing for org chart. When you turn sharing on, a unique URL is created which you can use in a few different ways. Send it to board members or potential hires to let them see who fits where without giving them Pingboard accounts, or embed the org chart in an iframe within your intranet.
From this URL, a person will only have access to the org chart, not employee profiles or any of your Pingboard data. If you want to disable a link after it’s shared, you can create a new one or simply turn off sharing.
March 22, 2016
Pingboard Visitor Kiosk 1.2.0 adds badge printing! Turn on the sign-in form on the web if you haven’t already, then connect the app to a printer and visitor badges will print automatically. We recommend the Brother QL-720NW printer.
March 15, 2016
Pingboard for iPhone 1.44 fixes a couple of bugs.
March 11, 2016
When out of office updates are posted to Slack and HipChat, the timezone is now included along with a link to the view the statuses in your own timezone. The updates are converted to the most common timezone within your company before they’re posted to Slack and HipChat. When you view them in Pingboard, though, they always reflect the time where you are.
March 2, 2016
Pingboard for iPhone 1.43 includes a helpful feature for managers. If you have direct reports, be notified when a member of your team has an upcoming birthday or work anniversary. Don’t forget the cupcakes!
This updates also adds a brand-new welcome experience, friendlier sign-in, and a bit of the proverbial polish and bug fixes.
February 23, 2016
Pingboard for Android 1.4 includes a bunch of new features and a revamped experience.
- Search your company: The same powerful web search is now on your phone. Search job titles, skills, interests, and much more.
- View teams and offices: Browse everyone on your marketing team or in the San Francisco office.
- Quickly access your profile from the action bar
- Update your status using the new floating action button
February 18, 2016
A couple of quick improvements following the launch of the Locations feature.
- On the notifications page, we’ve separated Groups and Locations
- Groups and Locations are also separated when creating a report
- The Locations link is hidden in the directory if the company doesn’t have any
We fixed a minor bug where the number of people out today was the number of statuses, instead of the number of people. If one person had more than one status update, the count was previously off.
February 11, 2016
When a person joins a team, they no longer automatically receive out of office status emails for people on the same team. You can still choose to follow a team on the Notifications page.
February 4, 2016
Beautiful spinners everywhere! Enjoy this bit of polish whenever something is in-progress on the web.
Also, company logos should always appear at the appropriate size in notification emails.
February 2, 2016
Have more than one office? With the new locations feature, you can organize people by where they work! You’ll find a link in the main directory and default location to get you started. Add as many as you need; some companies also create one for remote employees. Locations are also available on the iPhone and (very soon) Android.
February 1, 2016
Sign in with Okta, our latest integration. If your company utilizes Okta to provide simple and secure sign-in for your essentials apps, you can now add Pingboard to the list. Visit the Integrations page to get started.
January 28, 2016
For new customers, we’ve revamped the welcome experience to make you feel right at home faster. In addition to helpful tips, there are demo employees, teams, and statuses to introduce key features.
January 22, 2016
Our first customer case study is live! Read up on how our friends at POPSUGAR use Pingboard to make work better.
January 18, 2016
Enjoy a much-improved sign-in page on the web, then look for the same improvements on Android and iPhone soon.
For companies that would prefer not to use the Status feature for sharing out of office updates, we can now hide it on request.
January 14, 2016
Your Pingboard + Slack/HipChat integration now includes realtime out of office updates! If someone adds, changes, or cancels a status for today, we’ll post the details to your preferred channel or room and keep everyone in the loop.
Tip: we actually delay the posts for a minute or two to give you time to make quick corrections to what you posted if need.
If you haven’t set up your Slack or HipChat integration yet, just click Apps > Integrations within Pingboard.
January 13, 2016
Pingboard for iPhone 1.42 fixes an issue for people running iOS 8.
January 8, 2106
Slack and HipChat set up has been simplified by removing steps where possible and improving instructions.
January 7, 2016
The first official version of the Pingboard API is available! The API powers our own apps and is designed to be comprehensive and powerful. We want you to have everything you need to build great things with Pingboard. This release includes documentation and the ability to create service accounts, which are used to access the API as a regular user or admin.
We’re rolling out the API to more customers each week. If you’d like access, let us know!
January 5, 2016
Pingboard for iPhone 1.41 adds Force Touch and iOS 9 search support!
If your phone supports Force Touch, you can see who’s out and quickly access search right from the Pingboard app icon. Also, iOS 9 search now includes contact info for your coworkers, powered by Pingboard.
We also added a few other goodies:
- Select text in a person’s profile, then copy and paste it elsewhere
- Search results are 37% better looking
- If your company has added custom words for employees and groups, they’re now included in the app
December 11, 2015
We did a round of polish on our forms and page layouts to make them more consistent and also work better on different screen sizes.
December 1, 2015
You can change the CEO in the org chart if you chose someone else just to try it out or the CEO has since changed.
November 20, 2015
Pingboard for iPhone 1.40 introduces the same search superpowers you enjoy on the web. Now you can search for everything from skills and interests to titles and even custom fields from wherever you are.
We’ve also added the option to browse your company by team or department. It’s a handy way to see all of the teams in one place and then quickly view the one you’re looking for.
November 17, 2015
View and update your company’s org chart! One of your most-requested features is here. You’ll find a link in your directory, right next to Everyone and Teams.
Your org chart shows the smiling face of every person in your company. Zoom in to a specific team or zoom out for the big picture. Click to expand specific departments, then drag to get the perfect view. View a person’s full profile with one click.
Employees add who they report to and Pingboard builds an interactive org chart on demand.
If you’re an admin, you can edit someone’s manager and direct reports directly in the org chart and see the changes reflected immediately. We also show you who’s missing so you can keep everything current.
Read more about this release, then give a try and let us know how to make it even better for your team.
November 11, 2015
Pingboard for Android 1.3.6 adds the option to join teams and edit private fields on your profile. In addition, there are a few bug fixes and behind-the-scenes improvements to give you the best possible experience.
November 1, 2015
Buttons and fields throughout the app are more consistent and pleasant on the eyes. You’ll notice the changes when you edit your profile or create a status. If you’re administrator, you’ll see small improvements to the forms you use to add a team, update a setting for your company, and more.
October 21, 2015
The employee and team counts in the directory have been spruced up. If you’re an admin, you’ll also find it much easier to add a team or employee.
October 15, 2015
Visitor Kiosk for iPad 1.1.5 improves support for iOS 9.
October 12, 2015
If you’d like to restrict photo uploads to admins, Photo is now included on the Custom Fields page. Just turn off the “Employee can edit” option on the Permissions tab for the Photo field.
We also made a few small improvements to Status:
- Out of Office reports include statuses that took place on the start and end dates of the date range
- Fixed some oddities in status notification subject lines
- Status notification emails aren’t sent to someone who hasn’t signed into Pingboard yet
October 3, 2015
We’ve added the ability to search by phone number and bio. Next time you don’t recognize a phone number, do a quick search in Pingboard!
October 1, 2015
Now you can turn on search custom fields. For instance, if you’ve added a field for StrengthsFinder, you can make it so that anyone in your company can search for “Achiever” or “Maximizer” and find co-workers who have those strengths. By default, custom fields are not searchable until you include them. Also, private and admin-only fields aren’t searchable, for obvious reasons.
Finally, we redesigned custom fields to support these new features and make them much easier to work with. You can see at a glance which fields are private, admin-only, and viewable by anyone in the company. When you create or edit a field, all permissions are set in one convenient place.
September 18, 2015
Pingboard for iPhone 1.31 fixes a few small bugs and keeps everything running smooth on iOS 9.
September 16, 2015
Viewing your employee directory on the web, and switching between teams and people, is substantially faster.
September 2, 2015
Pingboard for iPhone 1.3 makes it easy to update your profile from anywhere. Add a new phone number, share your many skills and interests, update your bio, add a new pic, and make sure everything else is up-to-date.
August 28, 2015
Managers have the ability to decline an out of office request. Here’s how it works:
- Managers can decline out of office requests for their direct reports and anyone below them. Note: the status will still be posted and shared as soon as the employee adds it.
- A note is required when a status is declined. The employee receives an email letting them know why it was declined and from there, they can then create a new request.
- Managers can also add and edit a status for anyone under them.
- Managers can view past and future statuses for their team. A link is included in the status emails.
August 27, 2015
Out of office email notifications are now a little less chatty.
- If you follow a team, you’ll receive emails about new or updated statuses that take place in the next week.
- If a coworker adds a status for something further in the future, you won’t receive an email. Anytime you’re curious, you can view future statuses on the web (for a specific person or team, too) and in the mobile apps. Daily updates can also be configured to post automatically to Slack or HipChat. Finally, upcoming statuses are included in the This Week email.
- Managers always receive an email when a direct report adds a status so they can stay in the loop. If they don’t want these emails, they can stop following their direct reports on the notifications page.
August 20, 2015
Customize the email employees receive when you invite them to Pingboard. As an admin, click Admin > Settings > Customize Invite Email. This is a great way to incorporate additional details, links, and your unique company culture when you welcome new people.
August 19, 2015
With Pingboard for Android 1.3, you can update your profile from anywhere. Add a new phone number, share your many skills and interests, update your title, add a new pic or nickname, and generally make sure everything is up-to-date. Your co-workers will appreciate it 🙂
August 11, 2015
Search from anywhere! When search gained superpowers last month, the biggest request was to add search to every page. We added that helpful feature and also refreshed the rest of the navigation. The main options are now on the left and admin links are consolidated under a single menu item called—prepare to be amazed—Admin!
July 16, 2015
Anytime you see someone’s birthday or start date on the web, you can click to see everyone in the company who started that year or also has a birthday that month. You’ll see similar links with the new search, too.
Now, that page includes the birthday or start date for each of your smiling coworkers. Plus, we sort them by date, which makes browsing much more enjoyable.
July 15, 2015
Search has new superpowers! Now you can search by skill, interest, team, and email address. Search for a month to see everyone with a July birthday or year to see who started in 2012. And name, nickname, and job title searches have been improved, too.
July 9, 2015
Pingboard for iPhone 1.20 brings brand-new profiles with huge photos, teams, bios, and even a mini-org chart.
The new profiles make it easy to learn more about your co-workers. Tap a skill or interest and see everyone in the company who shares it. Tap a team to see who’s in it.
Plus, there are new, custom icons throughout the app and a few bug fixes.
July 7, 2015
If you keep reporting structure details in Google Apps, we’ll import who managers who when we sync with Pingboard.
July 6, 2015
With the addition of handy tooltips in the directory, just hover over a status icon for one of your coworkers to see the comment. You don’t even have to click to be in the know! Plus, hovering online is less awkward than in person.
June 18, 2015
Rich profiles on the web! Every employee now has a beautiful home on Pingboard. Show off your skills and interests and introduce yourself with a clever bio. Profiles include upcoming vacations, which teams a person belongs to, and who they report to and manage. We even include a snippet of the day’s Google Calendar (based on your calendar sharing permissions, of course.)
Not only are profiles chocked full of good stuff, they are a great springboard to learn about the rest of the team. Click a skill or interest to see who else shares it, learn who is on a team, see who has a June birthday or started in the same year, and traverse the org chart.
June 16, 2015
Pingboard for Android 1.2.1 improves support for earlier Android versions.
May 26, 2015
Pingboard for Android 1.2 brings brand-new profiles with huge photos, teams, bios, and even a mini-org chart.
The new profiles make it easy to learn more about your co-workers. Tap a skill or interest and see everyone in the company who shares it. Tap a team to see who’s in it. The update also includes a shiny, new app icon, new icons throughout the app, and bug fixes.
May 20, 2015
Browse future and past out of office updates by person or team! We’ve had bunches of requests for this handy feature. Click Status at the top of your company’s Pingboard, then “See past and future”. By default, we show upcoming statuses for the next week. You can choose any date range you like, including dates in the past. You can also see updates for just a single person or team. Click the icons on the right to filter by specific status types, like Remote or Sick.
Pro tip: Once you have it just how you want it (say, Design team vacations for the next 3 months), bookmark the page.
May 19, 2015
Make the experience of signing up for Pingboard more friendly. Also, ask if a company has a custom name for employees, like Googlers, so we can make sure everyone feels right at home.
May 7, 2015
Now we use the clever name you make up for the Pingboard bot when you set up Slack integration. You’ll see the custom name when out of office updates are posted to your Slack channel.
May 4, 2015
Pingboard for iPhone 1.16 brings behind-the-scenes bug fixes to improve reliability.
April 24, 2015
Add employee titles to the cards in the directory. You can search by title, too!
- Improve timezone support for companies with employees sharing status updates from different timezones.
- Clarify sync preferences for organizational units and prevent an admin from accidentally removing themselves.
April 22, 2015
Visitor Kiosk for iPad 1.1.3 makes the welcome screen 63% more welcoming.
April 7, 2015
Integrate Pingboard with Slack! One of the most requested features is now available. Automatically post out of office updates to the channel of your choice and receive pings as direct messages.
April 6, 2015
Pingboard for iPhone 1.15 includes better support for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, along with a few helpful bug fixes.
April 1, 2015
Automatically post out of office updates to a HipChat room and keep your team in the loop.
March 31, 2015
Refresh the design of individual group pages.
March 19, 2015
Visitor Kiosk for iPad 1.1.2 fixes a few infrequent, but annoying bugs.
March 16, 2015
If you use organization units within Google Apps, you can choose which ones to sync with Pingboard (perfect for excluding equipment, rooms, or past employees).
March 7, 2015
Anyone can signup with their work Google account and immediately see a directory filled with coworkers.
February 18, 2015
Add custom icons throughout the app, including vacation, out of office, and most everything else.
February 17, 2015
Fix a bug that caused problems for companies who sync with TribeHR.
February 17, 2015
Improve timezone support, so the dates and times in your This Week email are accurate for you.
February 13, 2015
Add installing the Pingboard Google Marketplace app to the signup process.
February 9, 2015
Visitor Kiosk for iPad 1.1.1 improves pings, groups support, and landscape display.
February 9, 2015
Make sure custom field names can be plenty long, but not silly long.
February 6, 2015
Pingboard for iPhone 1.1.4 fixes a few small bugs and improves support for your company’s custom fields.
February 3, 2015
Send replies to an out of office email to the person who added the status.
February 2, 2015
Pingboard for Android 1.1 adds the vacation calendar and a refreshed design.
February 2, 2015
Keep the list of options in order for multiple-choice custom fields.
January 29, 2015
Make sure the iPad device name is included in pings sent via text, email, and HipChat.
January 28, 2015
Expand HipChat support to include HipChat Server.
January 20, 2015
Encourage those with older, unsupported browsers to upgrade.
January 12, 2015
Allow admins to see everyone who isn’t in a group so no one is missed.
January 7, 2015
Improve instructions for setting up the Visitor Kiosk app.
January 6, 2015
Visitor Kiosk for iPad 1.1 brings a fully-native app and revamped design.
January 4, 2015
Start date, birthdate, and custom fields can be virtual groups, making it easy to see everyone who was born in June or went to a certain college.
December 29, 2014
Fix a bug that prevented some anniversaries from being calculated correctly in the This Week email.
December 28, 2014
Enable paging, so companies with hundreds or thousands of employees have a much better experience while scrolling through the directory.
September 29, 2014
Pingboard for iPhone 1.10 adds the vacation calendar and a refreshed design.
September 11, 2014
New features: Vacation Calendar and Reports