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Version 1.12.0

May 29, 2018 minor

New features:

  • Support for input widgets on all other platforms. On non-web platforms, the user is presented a link to a webview where he can make the input selection, and then is returned back to the chat.
  • Support for running bots on Discord
  • Added guard clauses to Bubblescript dialogs
  • Record a last_message time stamp in the conversation presence

Bugfixes:

  • Redirect requests for old static files to the latest ones

Version 1.11.0

May 12, 2018 minor

New features:

  • Added a framework for generic, rich input widgets. Currently, three widgets are supported, a single/multiple item picker, a location input and a generic form. Currently web only.
  • Add builtin pluck() function
  • Improve documentation of builtin functions

Bugfixes:

  • Studio CSS bugfixes for Firefox

Version 1.10.0

May 02, 2018 minor

New features:

  • It is now possible to add a basic content management system to a bot, so that non-technically skilled users can edit the bot’s parameters.

Bugfixes:

  • When studio interface crashes, show a friendly error message instead of a white screen

Version 1.9.0

April 23, 2018 minor

New features:

  • Improve the progressive web app (PWA) features
  • When a user uses an OAuth login, the user details get automatically set

Version 1.8.0

April 09, 2018 minor

New features:

  • Simplify the user onboarding flow

Version 1.7.0

April 06, 2018 minor

New features:

  • Support web push notifications for clients that support it (Chrome / Firefox)
  • Add await DSL statement which is basically ask without a prompt
  • Allow ask / await to wait for an event

Version 1.6.0

March 29, 2018 minor

New features:

  • Allow users to have more than one parallel conversation with a single bot, using the ?g=… parameter.
  • Add LinkedIn and Microsoft OAuth providers
  • Allow emitting events with a variable payload from template buttons

Version 1.4.0

March 14, 2018 minor

New features:

  • Allow studio operators to take over the bot, talking directly to the user.
  • New as: option to say, ask and show, to impersonate another user.
  • Add “revert to published” option in bot IDE
  • add end_session() function to let the bot end the session.

Version 1.3.0

March 10, 2018 minor

New features:

  • emit now allows to send a message / event to any user, even if their chat session is already expired. For web frontend, an email will be sent which will prompt the user to open the chat (this only works when the user has an email address).
  • New option to show log messages in the inbox / session history. Activate on “settings” page.

Version 1.2.0

February 23, 2018 minor

New features:

  • New example bots browser with preview to help you choose an example bot more easily
  • “Terminate session” button on inbox page
  • Session @timeout is now calculated from the last user interaction
  • New data filtering builtin functions score() and filter() which use MatchEngine query syntax.
  • Add log message count to log tab

Bugfixes:

  • Handle script startup errors in the studio (e.g. when there was an error in an attribute)

Version 1.1.0

February 13, 2018 minor

Some minor changes and bugfixes:

  • Added date_* functions, for date manipulation and formatting.
  • New contained mode for web client

Bugfixes:

  • Intent matchers with a label: option failed to match
  • Fix formatting errors in the Terms and conditions doc
  • Report VM statistics to InfluxDB

Breaking change: the parse_date has been renamed to date_parse

Version 1.0.0

February 12, 2018 major

This is the initial public release of the Botsquad platform and studio. Enjoy!