Check out the most important Riter v0.5.1 updates - Agile Blog - Riter

Check out the most important Riter v0.5.1 updates

During a previous couple of weeks our team has worked hard so that we could surprise our users with a new release. Meet the last version of Riter with more features and an improved design. Now work with stories and tracking statistics become even easier. Find out about these and other pleasant changes of Riter below.

Tracking statistics

We have added some useful filters to statistics pages. Now managers are able to filter global company statistics by users and projects. Developers have got an ability to use filters by topics and users within their projects. You will find them on the right of each statistics page. To apply a filter just click on a required value. By default, all filters are active, so statistics include all data. You can exclude records for some users, story topics and projects from the report, unchecking them in the list of filters. The statistics table will be updated automatically. To know more about tracking statistics, see corresponding documentation for managers and developers.

Filters

We have also optimized filtering to save your time. Firstly, now Riter remembers the last used general statistics filter during a session so you don't need to memorize and restore it yourself. Secondly, we added a short delay for filtering to avoid unnecessary requests to the server. Riter will wait for half a second before sending selected filters form there just in case a user decides to add or exclude one more item. In this way, tracking your team and project progress will become easier and more productive with the new version of Riter.

Stories tracker

Each story should include one or more users assigned to it. You could select them from a list of all developers involved in the current project. Now all users will be displayed on a story page so that you can easily enable or disable them for a specific task using filters on the right. Just click on a developer icon or nickname to assign or revoke one from the story. Unchecked users will stay displaying on the page but in a disabled mode.

We have also modified the topics section on a story page. As you know, you are able to add a topic by setting a cursor after all existed items and inputting a new value. When you press "Enter", topic will be placed to the whole list if it is absent there. We have added an autocompletion to the topic input field as you can see on the picture below. Start writing a topic name to find out if it already exists in the list. You can select one of the proposed values to apply (or remove) the appropriate filter. We hope you will find it convenient to use the updated stories tracker. To get more information, go to its documentation page.

Story elements

On a main project page you can find a list of all stories and the most important information about them: a title, topics, developers and so on. Now a number of story annotations is displayed in a story card too. You will see it near an easily recognizable icon. It must allow you to respond faster to questions and comments from other users and improve teamwork. Don't forget discuss controversial issues before beginning the task.

Story card

Time tracker

Time tracking is one of the most important elements of Riter so we do our best to make it meet all our user's requirements. In the new product version the time intervals view and structure were changed a little. We decided to use an input field inctead of a textarea for adding time intervals. We have also refused to use tabs for timeintervals and annotations in favor of separate sections. Now the both blocks are displayed in sequence after a story description (see an image below). Read more about adding time intervals in documentation if necessary.

Timeintervals

Account management

We hasten to inform that now you can add your own company to Riter and start managing it as an owner! It's a necessary step to organize and track a new development team and its working progress. An owner account includes all manager opportunities. You need to register a company by specifying its subdomain, your email and nickname. As a result, a new company and an owner account will be created. Follow the future instructions and look through a quick start guide before you get started.

Create company

Now you are able to set a password to your account. How does it work? Each user should be added to Riter by a project manager. After that, he or she has to set an account password during the session. If the password is not set by the end of this time, the user will not be able to enter Riter againg. In this case you need to recover your password through the appropriate form. A user can change the password from the profile page link to which you will find in the main menu.

Your feedback is always welcome! Thanks for staying with us.

Riter development team