Previous cycle we have added some improvements to the splash and account images. The images can now be localised. While developing this, we identified some usability issues. Since the features now live inside the ‘App Settings’ manager, it is hard to expand them. Therefore, we will work to migrate the existing functionality over to a new manager, where it is scalable for the future. With this we will also be able to fix the small usability issues of the current setup.
The new Home Merchandise Manager is a huge step forward in how you can manage your content. Since we launched the new HMM, we have identified some improvements based on your feedback and our own testing. This cycle we will dedicate some time to improving the change order mode, so that you can change the order of your rows per storefront again. Next to that, we will support localising both the media and the title of a row, and will work on improving the loading speed.
A couple of months ago we added the Maintenance Mode feature to the App Settings view in Highstreet Studio. This allows you to enable Maintenance Mode yourself without interference from the Highstreet Team. Up until now it has only been possible to enable the Maintenance Mode across all your storefronts. During this cycle we will improve this and add the possibility to enable the Maintenance Mode per storefront.
A while ago we launched the home titles feature. We are going to add a bit more flexibility in the way titles are being displayed and how many characters can be used on the tiles within Studio.
With video lookbooks on our platform, you want to send traffic to this content to increase sales. We want to make this easier by having a new option in the home merchandise manager. You will only have to select a video lookbook and we will make sure it gets displayed on your home wall.
We recently created the possibility to upload launch images and account images in Studio. This would create a ticket for our services team. Now we want to implement dynamic launch images that automatically update in the app. This way, launch and account images become independently manageable within Highstreet Studio. It will also be possible to schedule these images.
With this project we will be redesigning the home merchandise manager in Studio to make it a lot easier and more efficient to create and maintain home walls for multiple storefronts. We want to make it possible to publish and schedule rows instead of entire home walls, improve the way you preview them and make it easier to reorder your rows.
We are exploring how we can automate the process of replacing splash screens and account images in the apps. The first step we will take is building an interface in Studio where these images can be uploaded. We are also looking in to automating the entire process, where no app update is needed for these images to be changed. This will be considered for a future project.
We currently require specific size restrictions for most of the images you upload in Studio. With this improvement we want to give you more flexibility when it comes to uploading images. Size requirements will become less strict and Studio will help you to crop your images to the correct size.
We are going to improve the way we do quality assurance within our Studio team. In this project we are going to create an automated test environment and improve the testing capabilities of push notifications. This way we can do better testing when we release a new feature or fix bugs.