August 2019

20th August 2019

  • Redesigning the main website with the new brand logo, colour, fonts and layout.

  • This has been done incrementally in sections like Main page, Landing pages, Blog, Pricing, Chatbot Templates etc in a time frame of 2 weeks.

Main page

Pricing page

Chatbot Templates page

Blog page

8th August 2019

  • Complete design overhaul of the Signup, Login and Recovery pages.

  • Updated the designs with the new brand colour and the logo, as well as tweaked the design to have testimonials, client info and refined user interface which invokes confidence in our platform from our customers.

2nd August 2019

  • Made the Signup, Login and Recovery pages more reliable by preventing errors appear when our users try to login or signup quickly.

July 2019

30th July 2019

  • Updated the the Popup in which our users can pick whether they would want to 

17th July 2019

  • Updated the the Popup in which our users can pick whether they would want to create their Chatbot from scratch, from the chatbots that you've already made or from TARS Chatbot Templates.

  • This popup can be opened by clicking on the "Plus" button in the top left corner of the window.

11th July 2019

  • Made the chosen date range in the data view persist even if the user switches from section to section.

June 2019:

29th June 2019

  • Released Google Calendar deep integration with our chatbot.

  • This update would enable our users to be able to completely automate their appointment booking process, without having to manually manage the date and time data entered by the customers.

  • Here is a complete help doc for how to setup Google calendar integration for your chatbot.

  • Here's how the process of booking an appointment from the chatbot end would look like.

  • Those appointments will get saved in your calendar automatically.

3rd June 2019

  • Released an update which would enable you to switch between your chatbots more easily.

  • On clicking the chatbot icon on the top left part of the screen, a popup would show up containing all the list of chatbots in your account. 

  • On clicking one of them, you'd be taken to the work space of that bot.

May 2019:

20th May 2019

  • Cloning a bot, now would also clone the Design settings, Language , Goal gambits and Page settings.

16th May 2019

  • Introduced Zapier integration in the Integrations section.

  • Using Tars-Zapier integration, you can send the data collected via Tars chatbot to other apps you frequently use.

7th May 2019

  • Added some Advanced widget configuration settings in the Distribute section of the bot in the dashboard.

  • This will give you better control over the widget without having to dig into the code.

1st May 2019

  • New section which helps users to be able update their email id, phone number and name in account settings.

April 2019:

25th Apr 2019

  • Made On boarding to guide to help new users to be able to make a bot using the Chatbot Template gallery or from scratch. 

4th Apr 2019

1st Apr 2019

  • Restructured the URL format in the dashboard, now you would be able to share links to the exact pages of the dashboard, rather than giving people directions on how to go where.

March 2019:

17th Mar 2019

  • Added a new section called Timeline Graphs in the Analyze section.

  • This is in addition to data analytics section , which helps bot makers to better visualise their bot performance over a given timeline and tweak their bots to perform like a well oiled machine.

February 2019:

10th  Feb 2019

  • Revamped the Page Settings UI to show how the link preview would look when shared in social media platforms.

  • Also linked the page title, name and meta image, to show up in the preview, which will help you to visualise how it would look when you share your bot.

January 2019:

28th Jan 2019

  • Extending the image upload feature released on 8th of this month, we made the availability of uploading images feature everywhere in the dashboard.

9th Jan 2019

  • Sending location/address got a much awaited update of auto suggest based address sharing.

  • All the user has to do is, type the address and they will be prompted with a slide up with the closest matches, which is much more convenient than entering your entire address.

  • Looks something like this , for more info look at auto suggest geo location.

8th Jan 2019

  • We have made a more convenient way of uploading images in message bubbles by making a feature to upload your images without the hassle of hosting them somewhere and pasting the link.

  • For now it is available only for message bubbles, it looks something like this.

December 2018:

12th Dec 2018

  • Added 329 flat icons  and Font awesome  font based icons (  around 700 of them ) in the icon picker.

7th Dec 2018

  • EmojiPanel plugin is now called MediaPanel, we extended the functionality of the plugin for not only adding emojis , but also Icons which are png, jpeg, svg  and also font based.

  • Also Added another configurable mode of viewing icons/emojis by building Tab based rendering which helps in performance of the plugin.

  • For more detailed info you can visit icon update.

4th Dec 2018

  • Added loading animations in relevant places in the Tars Dashboard to indicate that data is loaded behind the scene while you are waiting. This will help you decide when to re-heat your coffee.

3rd Dec 2018

  • Facebook Messenger Integration deprecated from the system. Finally!! We all do mistakes in life, Important thing is we Refactor and Deprecate them.

November 2018:

27th Nov 2018

  • Added floating menu feature for Data referencing. 

  • On typing a  {  ( ie: open curly brace ) followed by the varid with prefix of PRE or URSP in the message bubble , a floating menu will appear from which you can choose the snippet that you wanted to enter. ex : {{ursp.gid_14}}

  • For more details on this checkout the Help doc.

23rd Nov 2018

  • 'Bad Request' Error fix for login page when logging in quickly before the JS loads on the page + also fixed the similar issue for Account Registration.

16th Nov 2018

  • Added a functionality for the accordion in the build view to remember the last panel the user was active on.

  • Added a feature for sidebar to remember its collapsed state even on refresh.

  • Added tool tips for collapsed menu items on the sidebar.

9th Nov 2018

  • Mixpanel instrumentation major re-haul of event names and meaning.

  • Mixpanel Token parameterized based on host in the browser , ie. Separated the development environment events from the user generated event endpoints. 

October 2018:

25th Oct 2018

  • Added floating menu feature to search for emojis. 

  • On typing a colon followed by the emoji name in the message bubble , a floating menu will appear from which you can choose the emoji you were trying to insert.

  • Added Google Noto font based emoji rendering in Emojipanel and floating menu.

  • For more details on floating menu checkout the Help doc.

18th Oct 2018

  • Added Marathi language support in Locale Settings in Configure section.

  • Bug fix for dynamically populated data not showing up in Auto Suggestion Input UI after the user input validation fails because the response is out of the suggestion options.

15th Oct 2018

  • Side Menu now can be Collapsed on to the left, to give you more space on the screen while building your Bot Conversation Flow.

10th Oct 2018

  • Added Emoji Picker :grinning: feature in the Bot message bubble. Now when writing your text message for your users, you can sub-communicate your emotions using the same mechanisms, used by Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs.

  • Added  a new Text Input Type, under Text Input Type. It's called Name. This goes along with others: Full Name, Email, Phone etc.. Select this option when you are asking the user for their Name, but you don't necesarily want their Full Name. So just a First Name will also work with this new Text Input Type.

  • Performance improvement in Dashboard page load speed for a specific chatbot. Now only needed (and less) data is loaded on that page, making it load faster.

  • Added a system level feature to save a Timestamped Snapshot of the conversation flow, each time the Bot is deployed. Later on, these snapshots can be used to help analyze the performance of a different conversation flows over time and how some change impacted the Bot's performance.

9th Oct 2018

  • Changed the screen width threshold for Chatbot for Mobile and Desktop view differentiation. Changed it from 420px to 580px to include higher DPI/PPI mobile devices for the mobile specific styling of Chatbot. This will now accommodate a much wider range of mobile devices and display the chatbot in full view on those mobile devices.

7th Oct 2018

  • Added 2 new columns in the exported CSV data called visit_url and referrer_url, which shows the url on which the bot was visited and the url of the referrer page from which the user came to interact with the bot. This will help in understanding where the traffic is coming from and giving proper attribution to the Chatbots.

  • Added a new Input Type called Calendar & Time to take user inputs. Now you can ask the users to pick date and time slots to book appointments, from an easy to use Calendar and buttons Interface within the Chatbot Conversation.

6th Oct 2018

  • Changed the default theme for Date and Time scroller Inptu UIs from ios-dark to ios (light)

  • Gulp Version downgrade from 4.0.0 to 3.9.1 because Gulp 4 is a shitty piece of unmaintained cow piss and breaks with existing plugins.

5th Oct 2018

  • Added a widget option feature named hide_timings to add conditions for hiding the widget based on time of the day. #TODO Write a help doc to explain this feature.

3rd Oct 2018

  • Added a new Special Input Type called No Input. Setting this Input Type in your gambit will show the Bot messages to the user, but won't interrupt the conversation to ask them for any input. It will simply move on to the next gambit connected to it. 

September 2018:

26th Sep 2018

  • No Input Capability added in the Chabot. The default value (user response) on gambits with No Input is set to --NO-INPUT-- This can be changed in the Input args JSON Configuration to anything else.

25th Sep 2018

  • Bug fix for Dashboard to resolve an issue with Dashboard page load when an Ad Block extension is installed in the maker's browser.

  • Calendar Time Input UI General fixes and Efficiency updates, and light and dark theme configuration capbility added in JSON. Also added an invalid option in JSON configuration for making certain days of the week disabled in the calendar.

  • Bot widget Sound is now configurable. with sound widget option whcih can be set to off to completely mute the widget sound. This needs to be added in the Bot widget code snippet.

24th Sep 2018

  • Replaced the scroller based time selection to much better button based custom time slot selection with in the Calendar Time Input UI. Buton based time slot selection will allow users to easily see the available time slots on a given date to make their selection or go back to calendar view to select another date, if they want.

  • Updated the Mobiscroll library package accordingly for the need of Calendar Time Input UI.

19th Sep 2018

  • Facebook goal conversion tracking event is now getting fired when the user responds on any of the Goal Gambits. This is conversion tracking for chatbots opened from Facebook Ads.

18th Sep 2018

  • Changed the default theme for the new Calendar Time Input UI to ios light color

  • Added New Calendar Time Input UI in the Chatbot Code for testing on internal Demo Bots.

13th Sep 2018

  • Chatbot search feature on the Dashboard home. This is useful if you have made more than a Dozen of Chatbots.

  • Added a widget option to hide the Bot Widget Button from the page, when the user closes the bot widget. This can be set in the code snippet by adding a widget option called onclose and setting its value to hide_button.

10th Sep 2018

  • Pricing and Plan Name Updated in the Dashboard Billing Section.

7th Sep 2018

  • Added a feature in the Data Analyze section to see the overall stats data for either All Activity, or for Unique Users, with a simple switch.

5th Sep 2018

  • Deleted a lot of old unused stuff. Code and Data Cleanup.

August 2018:

30th Aug 2018

  • Added 2 new operations in the Conditional Jump Feature. These are called Starts With and Ends With operations, and they can be used to compare strings in a given condition.

20th Aug 2018

  • Added a feature to set Google Adwords Remarketing Code and Conversion Label in the chatbot configuration. This will help you to build your remarketing list based on your Chatbot Visitors and will give you ability to track your conversions for people coming from your Published Google Ads and giving response on a Goal Gambit, where the bot will fire a conversion event to your Google Adwords account.

14th Aug 2018

  • Showing the stats data for unique users in the Data Analyze section. Uptil now, these stats showed data for All Activity. With the stats data for Unique Users, you can estimate the value being created in a more precise way.

  • Test Submissions are now ignored when calculating the stats data in the Data Analyze section. This will give a more precise picture of Bot's performance when seeing the Data Analyze section.

8th Aug 2018

  • Added capability of configuring Relative Date and Time Restrictions in Date and Time Scroller Input UIs.

6th Aug 2018

  • Better handling of incorrect data references in the messages/buttons/cards in the chatbot. Now if you entered a wrong or undefined data references in the gambit then it will silently omit that wrong reference only and will not affect the rest of the data references.

2nd Aug 2018

  • Added a feature to configure the Chatbot to Send events to Google Analytics only when the user responds on a Goal Gambit.

July 2018:

30th Jul 2018

  • Date scroller past and future dates restrictions now better enforced and managed.

5th Jul 2018

  • Added navigation buttons in Card Input UI for easily scrolling of cards on Desktop Devices where most people don't realize about horizontal scrolling which is already in place and prefer to click on those nav buttons with a mouse.

4th Jul 2018

  • Date Range Filter Added in Data View, Analyze and Export sections. Using this feature you can now See, Understand or Download data for a selected Time Range. Like Show me data for This Month or Export data for Last Month etc..

June 2018:

26th Jun 2018

  • Firefox Browser mobile autosuggestion keyup event issue resolved.

25th Jun 2018

  • Including saved Meta image and Favicon icon in the downloaded on-domain html file.

22nd Jun 2018

  • White labled enabled bots/accounts now better managing the brand banner. This can be configured to work both at a Chatbot level or at an Account level.

19th Jun 2018

  • Spanish language (es) locale messages updated for file/image upload Input UI

18th Jun 2018

  • Parent page url param can now be included in chatbot when used as a bot widget on a webpage. This can be done by adding a widget opion called url_params in the bot widget code snippet and setting its value to parent. This is really simple way to understand chatbot attibution based on parent page URL.

17th Jun 2018

  • Pricing Updated in the Dashboard Billing Section.

16th Jun 2018

  • Improvments made in the way the Conversation Flow Flowchart is draw in the browser, making it faster when a gambit is saved. It is now much faster to save a gambit, which helps in building momentum when designing the flow.

13th Jun 2018

  • Password masked and hidden in User Message Bubbles in the chatbot conversation with the end user

10th Jun 2018

  • Now you can download any of the past Invoice for your Tars subscription payments. You can download it anytime as a pdf document by logging in your Tars Dashboard and going to Biiling >> Invoice History

8th Jun 2018

  • Credit Card update featue in Billing Section of the Dashboard. Now if you want to update your card to make payments from, you can do that just by going to Billing >> Payment Preferences and click on Update Card.

6th Jun 2018

5th Jun 2018

  • Spanish language (es) locale messages added in Mobiscroll based Input UIs

  • Mobiscroll Version Updated for Date and Time Scroller Input UI

May 2018:

31st May 2018

  • Now you can configure your Chatbot to send events to your Google Analytics account from your Tars Chatbot using GA Events. Head over to Configure section to check this.

  • You can configure your Chatbot to fire these GA Events on All user response or only on user resppnses on Goal Gambits.

22nd May 2018

  • Updated Bot widget height, max-width for images in Bot message bubbles

18th May 2018

  • Upgrade to pro plan bot will send mail to corresponding convid passed in the url as convid URL parameter.

16th May 2018

  • Now if you click on your Bot Page URL in your admin and notice that you are logged out of the Tars Dashboard, then after logging in you will directed to the original Bot Page URL that you wanted to do. Neat Little Trick.

14th May 2018

  • Added a feature in the API Config which allows you to include all the user reponses, earlier in the conversation, in the API call. This makes it very easy to configure the API call, where you want to send all the user response to the API Server, e.g.. when you want to make a full data submit to your backend.

2nd May 2018

  • RemoteDB Connection feature added in the Dashboard to view and export Data from a remote DB.

1st May 2018

  • First Promoter affiliate referral code, if available for a Bot Maker's account,  will now be added in the Powered by Tars Link, for effortless affiliation.

April 2018:

30th Apr 2018

  • FirstPromoter Script added in the Dashboard for Affiliate Tracking.

16th Apr 2018

  • Added German language support in Locale Settings in Configure section.

14th Apr 2018

  • Released Wordpress Plugin to manage Tars Chatbot Widget on Wordpress websites. Added a link to this plugin in the Distribute >> Bot Widget in Dashboard.

5th Apr 2018

  • Bot widget now getting closed automatically after the converation ends.

2nd Apr 2018

  • Allowed Geolocation, Microphone and Camera access from the Chatbot deployed in On-Domain mode using the HTML file on Bot Maker's Custom Domain.

  • Now you can add Google Analytics Code and FB Pixel ID in your Bot Page by putting them in the Configure section of your Chatbot. This means that now you can make a retargeting and remarketing list of people on Google Analytics and Facebook Ads, based on all the people visiting your Tars Chatbot.

  • Configure Section Revamped. All possible configurations for the chatbot broken into sensible subseciton for easier access and focus while making any changes in them.

  • Map Pointer Icon Image updated in Geo Location Input UI

March 2018:

30th Mar 2018

  • Product Feature list updated in the Billing Section and Added the Free Trial End date on top of the Dashboard for easy view.

29th Mar 2018

  • Improved styling of scroll bar in Bot Widget when view on Desktop Devices.

28th Mar 2018

  • Added Social Share button in the Distribute section to help Bot makers share their Bot Links easily and quickly.

  • Added serial number and data scope (for urlp and usys) in individual user response data, to better identify them later and be able to sort them properly irrespective of when they arrive on to the server.

  • Bot Widget button radius can is now configurable in the code snippet

26th Mar 2018

  • Changed the screen width threshold for Bot Widget Styling changes for Mobile and Desktop views. Changed it from 420px to 480px to include higher DPI/PPI mobile devices for the mobile specific stylings of Chatbot.

23rd Mar 2018

  • Added a feaure in Bot widget, which allows you to automatically open the Bot widget on Mobile or Desktop without user having to click on the widget buttons. This can be done by adding a widget option called forceopen in the code snippet of Bot widget.

22nd Mar 2018

  • Added an option called _self in Data Iteration feature, This allows you to refer to elements of an array which are not object. i.e.. when you have an array of Strings, Numbers, or Dates.

21st Mar 2018

  • Consolidated View for all the Conversation Data with the Chatbot at one place. i.e.. Full and Partial Data in One place for you to see the easily. Now you don't have to jump between Full data and Partial Data section in the Dashbaord. You can also filter and see only Full or Partial Data.

15th Mar 2018

  • Added a new feature to allow Bot Makers to allow end users to select only from the give options in the list of items in Auto Suggestion Input type. If configured like this, and the user give something other from that list, the bot will complain and ask them to select from that list only.

12th Mar 2018

  • New Validation option added in Text Input. It is for 10-Digit Mobile Number Validation. This validation is more strict than the normal Mobile Number Validation.

3rd Mar 2018

  • Disabled end page redirection when checking the bot in preview mode in the Dashboard. This is to improve the user experience when on Dashboard.

2nd Mar 2018

  • Data Syntax highlighting and syntax validation for raw data sent over API call in API Config section. This helps in configuring the data payload easily and identifying any invalid syntax in it to avoid data formating related issues.

February 2018:

15th Feb 2018

  • Default Redirection set for Free Plan Accounts, at the end of the conversaiton to Tars Create your own Chatbot Page. (This will be later disabled)

2nd Feb 2018

  • Added the full video tutorial playlist in the Dashboard Video Tutorials popup. Going through this whole playlist will make you Total PRO in Building Amazing Chatbots with Tars Platform.

Januany 2018:

31st Jan 2018

  • Capture Bot Maker's Phone number through an popup modal inside the Dashboard. This is again to help us reach out to Bot Makers to understand their goals with Tars Platform.

  • Feature to not use the Tars Cors Proxy by adding an extra field in the HTTP Header in the API Config Section. This header field won't be visible to the API Server.

30th Jan 2018

  • URL parameters in the On-Domain Deployed Chatbots will now be visible in the Bot Conversation, just like normal URL Paramaters in Chatbot URL.

24th Jan 2018

  • Now you can add URL/links in the Cards input UI as well. i.e. you can add a URL on a card, clickin on thr card will open a new tab with that URL and take the user there.

23rd Jan 2018

  • Added Schedule a Call button/link in the supporting links section at the bottom left corner of the Dashboard. This helps users to connect with us at a time of their preference.

22nd Jan 2018

  • Added an extra field in signup form to collect the Bot Maker's phone number. This helps us in reaching out to the Bot Makers directly to connect with them and understand what they want to achieve with Tars Platform.

16th Jan 2018

  • Added a wifi icon as an indicator on an Gambit which is making an API Call. Useful to identify this important gambit within the Conversation Flow.

11th Jan 2018

  • Added Font Awesome support in the Dashboard to allow us to use more versatile set of icons within the Dashboard.

Dec 2017:

  • To be Updated

Nov 2017:

  • To be Updated

Oct 2017:

  • To be Updated

Sep 2017:

  • Now you can open the Bot widget on your website by a simple click on a Link/Button. Just put #tarsbot as the URL of the Link/Button. Check the details here:

  • Conditional Jump Feature release. Advanced feature release.

  • Settings Page updated, to allow users to enable/disable advanced features in the Bots.

  • User account links putted in the popover.

Aug 2017:

  • Stripe based Subscription Billing Integration released in the product. Now you can manage your Product Billing from the TARS Dashboard itself. Easy and simple. Check here: 

July 2017:

  • Added the Auto-Suggestion Input UI in the builder.

June 2017:

  • We added an option to Preview your Bot, before you decided to Deploy it to production. Using this you can now test out the bot without having to switch between the browser tabs and without affect the Live Production Bot that is currently being used.

We made this update so that you can make incremental changes in your Bot and test it out in the Bot Preview. And once you are happy with the final result, just click on the new and improved Deploy Bot button, right next to it, to push all the changes to Live Production, all in one go. Also the Bot Preview looks way more cooler. Check it out:

  • Pushed a new set of icons for Send Arrow, Skip Button and Done Button. They are part of the font-awesome family, they have universal appeal among different languages and look a lot better.

  • Paginated the ConvBots on the homepage of the Dashboard, so that it shows only 19 Convbots at a time. This makes viewing all your bots easy and more accessible.

May 2017:

  • Cards Input UI Added in the Builder

  • Added support for 18 Languages in the Convbot Configure section

  • Facebook Messenger Integration Beta Release

  • Branching now possible in Star Ratings. Now you can move to different gambits, based on the star rating given by the user. (Perfect for taking a more structured Feedback and Survey)

  • Going Forward, all the data submissions (Full or Partial) that happens on the same browser on which the bot was built will be Marked as TEST Submissions. They are properly highlighted in the Check Data section to avoid confusion between test and live submissions.

  • You can now put an External link (Web URL) on any Button option in the Buttons input type. Check the External link icon next to a Button option.

April 2017:

  • On-Page Bot widget added as part of the ConvBot Distribution on websites.

  • Auto-Open feature in the On-page Bot widget.

  • Added Language (locale) Settings in the ConvBot.

  • Created a generic helper buttons section UI/UX to be used everywhere (in bubbles, buttons, cards etc..)

  • Improved the UX for deleting a Bubble (cross button in helper buttons section)

  • Improved the UI for Adding Images in a Message Bubble.

  • Adding image and text in the same bubbles now possible.

  • Adding API Response Data based Image URL now possible.

  • Re-ordering of buttons now possible, similar to re-ordering of message bubbles

March 2017

  • API Config section added in the Gambit settings

  • Rich Text Editor to better format the text in message bubbles

January 2017

  • Released the Builder Tool

December 2016

  • To Be Updated

November 2016

  • To Be Updated

October 2016

  • To Be Updated

September 2016

  • To Be Updated

August 2016

  • To Be Updated

July 2016

  • To Be Updated

June 2016

  • To Be Updated

May 2016

  • To Be Updated

April 2016

  • To Be Updated

March 2016

  • To Be Updated

February 2016

  • To Be Updated

January 2016

  • To Be Updated

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