This is our February Community Update. My plan is to update you on what’s going on at Adalo each month. You can expect to learn what we’ve shipped, what we’ve fixed, who we’ve hired, and much more.
We’re Just Getting Started
We are really excited about what we’ve accomplished in 2021 and what is coming in 2022. We are shipping more and have a lot of stuff on the horizon to help you succeed as an Adalo maker. This past year we spent a lot of time working on us and making sure the foundation is solid for what is to come. We improved a lot of internal systems that will make us more efficient and able to bring you the features you need.
We Hired a VP of Engineering
First off, we hired a VP of Engineering! His name is Guislain, and he comes to us from New York City. He is originally from France, and studied Software Engineering in Paris and then Australia. He worked at Amazon and then Squarespace for 7 years. He will be wearing a lot of hats, but one thing he will be tackling head on is performance and architecture so your apps can scale! We are really excited about the skills he brings to the table.
Location Features Are Coming
We’ve been making substantial progress on the location features. The UI is looking great, testing is going smoothly, and our developers are cranking out some important elements.
AND/OR Logic Release
We released a much requested feature: AND/OR logic for list filters! You can now make your list and dropdown filters much more complex by choosing between AND & OR logic, or mixing the two.
Updated Component Marketplace
Our updated component marketplace is almost complete and ready for the world. You can expect at least 20 new components when it launches. This update will enable component developers to create a business within the Adalo ecosystem. As a maker, you will be able to purchase components within the editor and drag them right into your app. I’m really excited about this one!
Collection Permissions Launch
We launched collection permissions. This allows you to control access to information on your app. So, the information is only available to those you choose. You can customize this access to four different levels. Check out the video. View help documentation.
🏿 Webinars and Town Halls
We are going to be adding some live/recorded content to our calendar! We are bringing back Town Halls and adding regular webinars! Town Halls will be each month. I will be posting a link for you to share your questions and I’ll be answering them in a recording, posted to a new platform and here on the forum. Also, our CX team will be hosting regular webinars on this new platform. They are planning for the first webinar to go live on the 16th of March! There will be a place for you to register and receive reminders. They will be covering some “gotcha” type of topics that many makers face early in their onboarding into Adalo. i.e. database structure, visibility rules, and layout issues across platforms. They want to do some live sessions where they talk through these in a hands-on way. They will also have a “structured” Q&A at the end to cover some more specific issues makers are facing. You will be able to send these questions in and get them answered in real time.
Adalo App Academy Coming in May
Adalo App Academy work is underway. The plan is to launch in the middle of the year. This will be your go to place for video courses on Adalo and beyond. There will be lessons on branding, marketing, design, etc. If you are a content creator and want to make a course around building in Adalo, shoot me a DM and we can discuss next steps.
New Features for Component Developers
We launched and improved some great features for component developers. If you upgrade to the latest cli version, you should be able to publish natively on Windows now. Additionally, Sharing private components just became easier! Now, to install a free private library, the workflow is as simple as sharing a key — no more inviting developers to your team. Keys can be created and revoked at any time.
A few more quick highlights. We released a changelog! We’ve done some internal work to make our testing more efficient. We have begun very preliminary research into versions and states. We launched a new signature component. We launched the ability to set max length on text components. We added new date formats. Finally, we launched some screen action updates.
Notable Bug Fixes:
- Text Size and Location Rendering Issues in the Editor
- iOS Builds Fail When App’s Display Name Contains + Character
- List Searching/Filtering Inconsistencies
- Update Action Clearing Data
Help Ticket Response Time
Our average ticket first response time during business hours over the past 30 days is 4.42 hours.
Thank you for reading! 2022 is going to be one heck of a year. I’m excited to see all that we launch. I’m more excited to see what you all make! What updates are you most looking forward to? Leave me a comment below
Cheers to a great year,
Community Manager at Adalo