September 2018 Updates & Fixes Launched on September 25, 2018 Session reminders, speed enhancements, and more September was a month of taking a few steps back and making improvements to our growing system. This past month alone our system has served over 1,300 users, which include music educators and their students/parents. While it’s exciting see the growth in our user count, such gain comes with growing pains. Within the recent months our system started experiencing slower speeds with load time. Loading over close to 500 weekly lessons took longer than the DMV sloth scene from Zootopia . We needed a fix.
Speed Enhancements We have enhanced the load time for both the course and people page. Load time for most accounts were ranging anywhere from 10–20 seconds. Now we are pulling about 5–7 seconds. Some work is needed to make this even faster, but much improvement to what we had going on before! Weekly Lesson Reminder One morning I received a text from a client stating that students and parents were simply forgetting about lessons each day. After a quick meeting and poll from teachers, we went ahead and created a remind feature that automatically sends out lesson reminders 24hrs ahead of the student’s scheduled lesson time. No more excuses little Johnny! Online Payment Integration Help The most common questions I get from new users are the following: How do I create a course? How do I mark attendance? How do I add online payments? Testing out the waters, we took on the last question and explored new ways for clients to easily access help from directly within the system. Now users can select the question mark icon to view a how-to guide or video. Check them out below! Bugs & Fixes Fixed error with updating course status and launching new courses Fixed error with the reports section to display the correct downloaded spreadsheets Fixed PayPal/Stripe error to update made payments Thanks for taking a look at our recent update! We are looking into making more updates throughout the month of October. Currently we serve around 500 weekly lessons, helping studio owners collect close to $10,000 in just this fall semester alone. As you can tell, we are excited for the upcoming fixes and improvements to better serve our 1,300 user count!