The last quarter of 2016 is upon us and it is time to shed some light on what we have accomplished on Q3 and what will be included in the October release due week 41.
This is the first instance of the Pilvi Monthly Dev Update post. In this post I’ll go through some of new the developments that will be going live this month.
Facelift and User Interface restructuring
It was long overdue, but we finally managed to do some polish for our UIs with help from our latest team addition Riku M. As a result we now have a full base template that can be customized with parameters to match the look and feel of our customers branding.
Some highlights of the changes:
We have also created an alternative legacy template that tries to mimic the previous look as much as possible. We highly recommend you giving the new theme a try, but in case you liked the previous look more, feel free to use the legacy theme.
Let us know how you like the facelift!
Site Customization enhancements
With the new theme that was created during the facelift we now have a more customizeable site theme. We also made some enhancements for the management of the theme colors to give you a better user experience, including a handy color picker.
Product Management is something that we know have been lacking. In this release we have focused on bringing you more tools to manage your products yourselves.
Message Center is one of the most anticipated feature we are currently working on. We have worked hard on it, but the progress has been some what slower than was originally thought. We don’t want to rush something half done, so for the October release there won’t be much to show. A lot of work has been done on the backend and this new Message Center backend will be included in the October release, but the visible changes will be minimal.
PAITA Service Management API
We have extended PAITA to include a new Service Management API. This API can be used in combination with the Service Integration API to notify Pilvi from changes to Services. The 1.0 version support fetching and changing parameter values. These changes can affect the billing of the service if you have defined a price for the parameter. More information can be found on the our API docs.
Stay tuned for the next post! Meanwhile you can check our Roadmap for planned features.