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iOS release notes

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iOS Release Notes



1.1.2
March 5, 2020

SPENN 1.1.2 New features/feature improvements

With this release we have done major performance enhancements. If you are running SPENN on an older iPhone this will be the most apparent.

New feature

  1. Tanzania: Masterpass QR codes are now supported. Yes, you can now pay at ANY location COUNTRYWIDE accepting Masterpass simply by scanning the QR code add the amount, and swipe to pay.
  2. Improved flow to bills pay in Zambia (Cellulant): Users in Zambia will now be able to pay bills using SPENN. To begin with the list of providers are the following:
    • ZESCO
    • DStv
    • TopStar
    • GOtv
    • Muvi TV

    This list will keep increasing over the next few months 😁!

General improvements

  1. Popup/automation handling in the app has been refactored with a new logic. This has been done to improve the onboarding experience for new users, and to help guide them through the account validation. The flow now matches how it is in the Android version.
  2. New users eligible for a receiving welcome bonus through the referral program, will get this popup once every 24h:
    Ambassador call to action
  3. Every time they try to do anything in the app, instead of getting the normal call to action to validate their account, they will get this popup:
    Ambassador call to action
  4. Tapping a business in the map will now allow the user to see an improved detailed page about the business. This will make the business details card more user friendly to lower resolution devices.
  5. Bank transfer top up guide for Rwanda has been implemented (this top up option is currently hidden).

Technical & Architectural Updates, and bug fixes

  1. Fixed the bug where some phone numbers did not activate the airtime top up button.
  2. Started working on updating all dependencies.
  3. Improved memory leak bugs throughout the entire app, to reduce the overall app memory usage.
  4. Fixed issue with empty Q&A section in Tanzania. At the same time improved the user feedback, to better match what we get from NIDA.
  5. Improved analytics.
  6. Various bug fixes.
  7. Various performance improvements.

For questions and comments, please use the #it-questions channel.


1.1.0
November 29, 2019

SPENN 1.1.0 New stuff

General improvements

  1. NIDA (question and answer) has now been implemented for iOS. Finally, all of those Tanzanian iPhone users are able to use NIDA for KYC submission!
  2. Zambian KYC has been improved, and does now include ID types and additional documentation.
  3. Overall KYC ux has been improved.
  4. 🔥FDI/Selcom airtime has been implemented #NoFees🔥

Technical & Architectural Updates, and bug fixes

  1. Various bug fixes.
  2. Various performance improvements.

For questions and comments, please use the #it-questions channel.


1.0.7
October 28, 2019

SPENN 1.0.7 New features/feature improvements

New release that includes 👇BILL PAYMENT👇!!!!

New feature

  • TZ bills payment++, in addition to bills, the users will also be able to:
    • Pay using SPENN at over 20,000 stores that support SelcomPay / MasterPass.
    • Pay for airline tickets when flying with Precision Air, COASTAL Aviation and Auric Air.
    • Invest their money in the following funds: Unit Trust of Tanzania, Parastatal Pensions Fund and Public Service Pension Funds.
  • RW bills payment:
    • Pay your EUCL electricity bills.
    • Pay your Startimes TV subscription.
  • 🔥ONLY IOS🔥: New improved bills payment receipts!
  • General improvements

    1. Fixed: Zambia ID input limited to 16 characters.
    2. Dynamic loading implemented for capricorn kyc document check.
    3. Payment success pop up after business payment using qr code scanning.
    4. Improved error message handling.

    Technical & Architectural Updates, and bug fixes

    1. Various bug fixes.
    2. Various performance improvements.

    For questions and comments, please use the #it-questions channel.


    1.0.6
    September 19, 2019

    SPENN 1.0.6 New features/feature improvements

    And… the new iOS update is live! The biggest improvements are support for Zambia, rating after making a payment, and improved business presence on the SPENN map – but this is a HUGE release, so please read about these and the rest of the improvements below👇!

    New country

    1. New country supported // 🇿🇲Zambia🇿🇲:
      • Zambia fully supported in app.
      • KYC implemented and linked to the national ID database.
      • SPENN is fully integrated with the core banking system for cash out/top up.
      • Business creation will be blocked until the user visits a bank branch with necessary documents.
      • User can be flagged by the bank partner for extra document check.

    New features

    A lot of improvements have been made to improve the business solution (Plus & Power). See all the changes below:

    1. Customers are now able to rate businesses from ⭐ to ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ stars! The average rating will be visible when clicking on the business on the map, which in turn makes it easier to locate great stores and businesses! See this video to learn how this works:
    2. The buyer will see confirmation popup after he has completed payment. This popup can be shown to the business owner as proof of payment. See the above video to learn how this works.
    3. The business can see his average rating and number of ratings in the edit business view.
    4. Filter SPENN+ categories in the map. When selecting a category, all other categories will be removed from the map to make it easier to locate a specific type of business.
    5. Users upgrading to SPENN+ are now required to add a description and a photo. Both are mandatory to help reduce the number of “fake/non-active businesses” added to the map.
    6. When tapping a SPENN+ location, the user can now see more details by tapping the “up-arrow”. This includes average rating, description, photo and contact information.
    7. SPENN+ users are now able to add additional information about the location of their store (optional secondary address field). An example being a SPENN Plus user located within a shopping center now are able to add information about the floor and shop number of his store.

    Big improvements

    1. Updated layout and flow of the app menu (appears when tapping the menu button in the top right corner). The menu has been restructured so that related items have been grouped together in sub-menus (for instance, all options related to customer services are under “Customer service” etc). The user will also find a series of short How to videos under the “How to use SPENN” sub menu.

    General improvements

    1. SPENN+ can now store up to 20 different items, so if a business owner uses the POS with items, the 20 last items will be available in the list, rather than just the 5 last.
    2. SPENN+ location can only be placed within the account-holder’s country, trying to add the location outside of your country will give you an error message.
    3. The maps default location will now be within the account-holder’s country rather than in the middle of the globe. For instance, a Kenyan user will see Kenya when Map is clicked (before the GPS takes you to your present location).
    4. The list of recent contacts now will include the last 10 contacts you have sent money to.

    Technical & Architectural Updates, and bug fixes

    1. New Airship tags and events added for improved customer segmentation and automation.
    2. (🎈)UX-fix: Show success message after a user has manually applied a reward code.
    3. (🦗)Bug-fix: Account history details view problem fixed when send money spending to super SuperSaver.
    4. (🦗)Bug-fix: Map clustering related issue fixed, map performance issue fixed in nearby areas, and current location hidden by map cluster has been fixed.
    5. (🦗)Bug-fix: Security Code issue with certain characters not working as intended has been solved.
    6. Various code refactoring to optimize performance.
    7. Various bug fixes.
    8. Various UI fixes.
    9. Various performance improvements.

    For questions and comments, please use the #it-questions channel or on Workplace.


    1.0.5
    3 July, 2019

    SPENN 1.0.5 New features/feature improvements

    👋 Hello again everyone! The first iOS release of the summer is here, this new version includes new functionality and some bigger changes to the UI/UX to match the Android version. Please continue reading to fully grasp the changes👇…

    Big changes

    1. The Transfer page and the My money page user interface has been updated to improve the user experience. On the transfer page, you will now have a better overview of the active requests, as well as be able to quickly see your recent transactions.
    2. All transaction name and flow logic has been updated to match Android – and thereby improve the customer experience.
    3. TZ KYC improvement: Users can now validate their accounts using Voters ID and Passport. When selecting one of the new IDs, the user will in addition to the selfie with ID and photo of ID, also have to take a photo of a proof of address document. All documents will be manually checked by our amazing Customer Service team 👊! Please note: These new IDs will have to be manually validated before the user can start transacting money (or receive any reward).

    New feature

  • Added SPENN Inbox as the 5th tab at the bottom of the app (Transact, Money, Map, Inbox, Me). What is it? A simple to use inbox that enable us to communicate to all users of the SPENN app. The perfect tool for the marketing, communication and product teams to create and distribute more dynamic and engaging content to our users!
  • General improvements

    1. Businesses can now only be placed within the users country. If the user tries to create a business outside of their country, they will get an error message.
    2. Show the 18yrs pop up if the user select the date below than 18 years to inform the user that they need to be older to use SPENN.

    Technical & Architectural Updates, and bug fixes

    1. New Airship tags and events added for improved customer segmentation and automation.
    2. (🎈)UX-fix: Show success message after a user has manually applied a reward code.
    3. (🦗)Bug-fix: Verification code timer bug fixed to make sure it always starts from 0. After expiration of timer it shows the resend button.
    4. (🦗)Bug-fix: Fixed bug where profile photo sometimes was missing after logging out.
    5. Various code refactoring to optimize performance.
    6. Improved memory handling for better performance on old iPhones.
    7. Various bug fixes.
    8. Various UI fixes.
    9. Various performance improvements.

    For questions and comments, please use the #it-questions channel.


    1.0.4
    April 4, 2019

    SPENN 1.0.4 New features/feature improvements

    👋 Hello again everyone! SPENN iOS v.1.0.4 is here! This new version includes some new functionality, and a lot of optimizations and improvements, so it is highly recommended to upgrade right away. Please continue reading to fully grasp the changes👇…

    Improved KYC handling

    1. KYC improvement: When the user have submitted his KYC details, the validate button will change to Pending while waiting for CS to complete the manual KYC check.
    2. KYC improvement: When CS reject a users KYC, the user will get a notification to inform him about it. The user will also be met by a popup in the app telling him that one or more of his images has been rejected with a call to action to re-upload his images. The validate button will change to Update.
    3. KYC improvement: When CS approves a users KYC, the user will get a notification to inform him about the good news.
    4. KYC improvement: If a user is missing the manual KYC documentation (old user), he will get a popup informing him about this new requirement. The popup will also include a countdown to indicate how much time he has to upload the ID photos before his account will be unvalidated.
    5. KYC improvement: If an account has been James rejected, the account holder will not longer be able to access his business (and the business will be removed from the map). If the user tries to access the business, he will be met with a descriptive popup informing him about the need to re-upload his ID papers.

    New feature

    1. The user can now activate and deactivate their accounts from the edit SPENN+ view/screen. If SPENN+ is deactivated, it will hide them from the map, as well as make the POS unusable. The POS tab is still visible, but if the user clicks it, they are prompted with a popup explaining that this feature is not available unless they activate SPENN+ again (they can click Activate from the popup).

    General improvements

    1. Recover Security Code improvement 1: A “Forgot?” button has been added on the screen where you input the Security Code. Clicking this button will open a popup telling you to contact the customer service team.
    2. Recover Security Code improvement 2: When the user logs in with the temporary security code, he is welcomed by the new permanent security code (like today), but he would not need to login again with this new permanent security code to complete the recovery process. In other words, after logging in with the temp code, his account will be recovered and there is no need to add the new permanent code during the next login (like today).
    3. Updated the logic for showing the Security Code reminder after logging in. Now it will show every fifth login within the first 30 days, every 10th login from 30 to 90 days, and for every 50th log in after 90 days.
    4. Searching for phone numbers has been improved (the speed), as well as a new loader has been added to improve the experience when the user has a bad internet connection.
    5. New version available popup has been added, meaning with iOS releases moving forward users of older versions of the app will be informed every time they start the app that there is a new version available.

    Technical & Architectural Updates, and bug fixes

    1. (🦗)Bug-fix: Verification code timer bug fixed to make sure it always starts from 0. After expiration of timer it shows the resend button.
    2. (🦗)Bug-fix: Bank selection bug fixed for sign up.
    3. (🦗)Bug-fix: Now showing server time after relocation completed instead of device time.
    4. (🦗)Bug-fix: Showing loader inside the swipe button after swipe completed for relocation. Previously it is showed in middle of relocation page.
    5. (🦗)Bug-fix: After transferring money to other account, add message showed top of the page, this has now been fixed.
    6. (🦗)Bug-fix: For bank cash out, the keyboard overlapping with the account selection has been fixed.
    7. (🦗)Bug-fix: Pending requests were not showing in the app. This problem has now been fixed and all requests will show as normal on the Transfer page.
    8. (🦗)Bug-fix: During sign up at the create pin page, the keyboard overlapping problem has been fixed for low end devices.
    9. (🎈)UX-fix: SuperSaver account is visible, but disabled in my money view. When the user click on the account, a popup informing him about this feature will be launched soon will appear.
    10. (🎈)UX-fix: Verification code page updated to be consistent with the rest of the app. The input verification code field is now similar to other input fields throughout the app.
    11. (🎈)UX-fix Sign up: Choose currency placeholder text changed, arrow color inconstancy fixed, choose bank page text wrapping problem has been fixed, and various other issues has been fixed to be consistent with Android app.
    12. New UA tags added for account created and user signed up with reward code. This will enable the Product and Marketing teams to target these users with in-app communication.
    13. Various code refactoring to optimize performance.
    14. Improved memory handling for better performance on old iPhones.
    15. Various bug fixes.
    16. Various UI fixes.
    17. Various performance improvements.

    For questions and comments, please use the #it-questions channel.


    1.0.3
    February 15, 2019

    SPENN 1.0.3 New features/feature improvements

    👋 Tiny release to fix a issue with the Rwandan KYC👇…

    Technical & Architectural Updates, and bug fixes

    1. Rwandan KYC issue fixed.

    For questions and comments, please use the #it-questions channel.


    1.0.2
    January 28, 2019

    SPENN 1.0.2 New features/feature improvements

    👋 Hello! Finally, the next iOS update is here! There is not a lot of new functionality, but, for our TZ users, this release is a welcome one👇…

    New country added

    1. 🇹🇿Tanzania now supported🇹🇿. This includes full integration to the Tanzanian National ID Database, full support for TZS and integration with I&M Bank Tanzania (Bank top up & bank cash out).

    New feature

    1. Full integration with the core bank system for a more efficient and improved bank top up & bank cash out experience. *⛔Only I&M Bank TZ supported⛔. More banks to be added in the near future.

    General improvements

    1. Users in Rwanda now have to upload a photo of their ID and a selfie with their ID as well as the normal personal details.
    2. Users in Tanzania now gets a fake ID warning popup before confirming their KYC details.
    3. Tanzania support/service information added.

    Technical & Architectural Updates, and bug fixes

    1. iPhone-X glitch problem fixed.
    2. Various bug fixes.
    3. Various UI fixes.
    4. Various performance improvements.

    For questions and comments, please use the #it-questions channel.


    1.0.0
    22 November, 2018

    SPENN 1.0.0 Launch🎉

    iOS is live in the App Store!

    IMPORTANT: Minimum iOS version supported has been increased to iOS 9.

    For questions and comments, please use the #it-questions channel.