Release Notes

December 4, 2017

Our new feature, People Planning, just got better! When you create a planning org chart, you can now choose whether to keep it private or make it available to the other Admins at your company. Work confidentially for as long as you like, then share your ideas when you’re ready.

People Planning is available on our Pro plan.

December 1, 2107

Pingboard for iPhone 2.2.1 includes a few tweaks and bug fixes following the huge 2.2 update with all-new profiles.

November 29, 2017

If you’re a Pingboard Admin, you’ll notice that many parts of the Pingboard web experience are much improved. We’re rolling out a sleek new layout that improves working with Pingboard. The layout will soon be incorporated into the other parts of the app.

November 17, 2017

Enjoy all-new profiles with Pingboard for iPhone 2.2, including quick access to important info, improved editing, and a refreshed design. Check out the new Reporting section of the profile, too.

This update also adds support for the new Departments feature. There are a few bug fixes, too, including an issue that caused some to have to login in frequently.

November 15, 2017

Browse profiles from within your org chart! Hover over a card and click Profile. A sidebar will pop out with everything about them, including contact info, skills and interests, and even whether it’s their birthday or they’re on vacation today. Explore your organizational structure and learn about your coworkers, all without leaving the org chart!

October 25, 2017

Introducing People Planning! You and your fellow Administrators can now create unlimited, private org charts. This feature is available on our Pro plan.

Pingboard has always been the best place to understand your organization today. Now, plan for the future with Pingboard, too.

Use these org charts to explore ideas for reorganizing a team or the whole company. Collaborate on hiring plans for the next quarter. Find ways to improve efficiency and get everyone into the right roles.

As an Admin, you’ll see an Org Charts menu next to Search. From there, you can create a new org chart, manage existing ones, or quickly switch to a recently active one.

Here’s more about Planning Org Charts.

September 25, 2017

Choose the layout that works best for your company! Click Display Settings under Tools to choose whether to expand groups of direct reports horizontally or vertically. You can also allow levels to overlap or keep them distinct.

The default view is optimized for viewing lots of information at once, but if another layout works better for your company, it’s just a click (or two) away!

There’s more—sorting direct reports is here! When you need to put that one person to the left of that other person, hover over their manager and click Edit > Sort Direct Reports. Drag and drop until you have it just right.

Remember: when you change these settings as an admin, the changes are seen by everyone in the company.

August 21, 2017

Are you using Microsoft’s Hosted Azure Active Directory? You can integrate it with Pingboard to provision users and provide authentication. Visit the Help Center to learn more.

August 15, 2017

The lines in the org chart are significantly simplified, providing a streamlined new view that makes your team look better than ever.

August 14, 2017

When creating your org chart for the first time or adding a new branch, there’s a new option to remove the card at the top. In most cases, though, you’ll want to edit the card to replace the person or placeholder with someone else.

Also, adding an out of office status on the web has been streamlined.

August 11, 2017

The org chart now includes departments! This color addition shows off each department and its leader, along with the total people in it. The org chart now provides a more complete view of your organization.

We’re slowly rolling this out to existing customers. If you don’t see the option yet and are eager to try it, let us know!

August 10, 2017

Uploading a photo and connecting social accounts are 16% spiffier.

July 25, 2017

In addition to Single Sign-On, you can now provision users and sync data from OneLogin.

July 13, 2017

There’s a new default avatar for people who haven’t uploaded a photo yet.

July 6, 2017

Quickly message someone in Slack from their Pingboard profile. With the Slack integration installed, their Slack username is automatically shown to make it a snap to reach out.

July 4, 2017

Add Assistants to your org chart! Hover a card and click + to choose the Assistant option. These roles are shown differently from direct reports. A person can assist multiple people, too.

The org chart also now supports shared roles, which are great for co-managers. When you create or edit a role, you’ll see a + sign next to the first person in the role. Click it to add a second person.

Finally, we improved the org chart cards with bigger photos and more.

June 12, 2017

Welcome to the new you! We’ve completely revamped profiles to give you a beautiful home on Pingboard. A few highlights:

June 11, 2017

iPhone 2.0.4 includes small improvements to search.

May 31, 2017

Adding and editing people in the org chart is now easier and more powerful. Now you can edit the info on a person’s card directly in the org chart. For instance, if your cards include Job Title and Mobile, those fields are available when you add someone. Also, if you notice that the info is out dated, you can quickly edit it. Replacing a placeholder with a person (or vice-versa) is simpler, too.

Separately, when you search, we now display the number of matches.

May 22, 2017

iPhone 2.0.3 fixes a few bugs.

May 19, 2017

Two small improvements to the This Week email: the photos are slightly larger and both name and photo are links to the person’s Pingboard profile.

May 17, 2017

Android 2.0.2 and iPhone 2.0.2 include improvements to the Who’s Who leaderboard, bug fixes, and our new logo and app icon.

April 29, 2017

See more and print more with our latest org chart update!

New Layout
Direct reports are grouped vertically, which lets you see much more of your organization at once. The cards are a touch smaller, but titles are more prominent and there’s room for longer titles and names.

New Printing
Save and print an image of your org chart that matches what you see on the screen, including photos! Plus, include as many levels as you like.

Plus, one small addition: right-click on Profile when hovering over someone in the org chart to view their profile in another tab.

April 14, 2017

Improved how Placeholders are shown in the org chart to more clearly differentiate them from people without images.

March 30, 2017

Updated the navigation with the org chart to spruce it up a bit, including changing “Admin” to “Tools” to make it clearer.

March 27, 2017

On the Preferences page, administrators can choose whether to receive email summaries of who has been added and removed from Pingboard.

Also, the Apps menu is now called “Add-Ons” and is only visible to admins.

March 13, 2017

Introducing Who’s Who! With the 2.0 release of the Android and iPhone apps, Pingboard has a brand-new addition.

Who’s Who is a fun game that helps you put faces to names and know your coworkers better. Maybe you just joined the company or you’re visiting an office for the first time. Pick the team or location you want to play with, or even just new employees.

Who’s Who is played in rounds of 10. We show you one of your coworkers and the names of some possible matches. If you guess wrong, you’ll see a tip about your coworker. Guess right fast enough to earn a speed bonus!

Plus, there’s a leaderboard that shows who knows your company best 🙂

March 8, 2017

We’ve redesigned the Welcome and This Week emails to provide a much better experience. The This Week email now focuses on new hires, birthdays, and anniversaries and works better for companies of any size.

Also, you can now update reporting info via the CSV import. During import, there’s an option to only update blank fields or overwrite existing info. This makes it easier to keep your org chart up-to-date.

February 21, 2017

If you need to delete more than one person, we’ve made it much simpler. On the Manage Employees admin page (click Admin > Employees), click the checkbox next to who you want to delete and a Delete button will appear. This is especially handy when you’re ready to go live with Pingboard after experimenting.

February 20, 2017

Admins can now view and export Out of Office info! On the Reports page, click the “Out of Office Details” report to view each status from the past month, along with when it was added and last updated. The status are grouped by employee. You can change the date range and export the information as a CSV.

February 15, 2017

Pingboard for Android 1.6.5 integrates with Zendesk for when you need help, improves background syncing, and fixes an intermittent bug when tapping a team or location.

February 10, 2017

Now you can customize the welcome email’s subject line as well as its content! Click Admin > Settings > Customize Invite Email.

February 9, 2017

Exporting all data has been improved to for larger companies. Click Admin > Employees > Sync & Import > Export Your Data.

January 23, 2017

New feature: Org chart placeholders!

When you add a card to the org chart, you can choose whether it’s a person or a placeholder. Placeholders are perfect for open positions and future planning. When you find the perfect person, just replace the placeholder with their smiling face!

Also, if someone is deleted from Pingboard who had direct reports, a placeholder is automatically added in their place so everyone stays connected to the org chart.

January 20, 2017

New feature: Customize profile cards!

Have you ever wished you could choose which fields are shown on profile cards? Now, you can!

Visit the Company Settings page (Admin > Settings), find Customize Cards, and pick the fields to display in addition to the person’s name. This is perfect for showing mobile numbers or a custom field like Project. This choice is for your entire company and will be used wherever profile cards are shown, as well as when you view the directory as a list.

You can also customize what’s shown on cards within the org chart. You’ll find the option in the org chart (Admin > Customize Cards).

January 19, 2017

Out of Office reports now exclude weekends! This will make it much easier to get the best data for your team. There’s also an option to include weekends if desired. The setting applies to your historical data, not just newly created statuses.

January 17, 2017

Pingboard for Android 1.6.3 improves performance and fixes a few annoying bugs.

January 9, 2016

Pingboard for iPhone 1.62 fixes an issue with dialing phone numbers.

January 8, 2016

Two small improvements:

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.

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.

Learn more about the new search.

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/hc/en-us

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.

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:

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.

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

Pingboard for iPhone 1.51 and Visitor Kiosk for iPad 1.2.2 fix an issue with Google sign-in.

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…

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.

February 18, 2016

A couple of quick improvements following the launch of the Locations feature.

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:

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:

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:

August 27, 2015

Out of office email notifications are now a little less chatty.

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!

Other changes…

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