Doozy changelog
Doozy changelog
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Riddles, Quizzes and Speed

Some new quizzes and riddles for you this week. Next week should be a biggy with the release of our HOTLY anticipated Slack app. Keep your eyes peeled!!

 

New

 

 

  • ๐Ÿง  Riddles & Brainteasers - We've picked some absolute Doozy's for you and your teammates to try and wrap their heads around!

 

Improvement

 

 

  • ๐ŸŽ Speed improvements - We've made a bunch of changes under the hood so the site should load much quicker!

 

Quizzes

 

 

The Friends quiz Certainly a favourite show of mine growing up, but how well do you really know Friends?

Food & Drink in Films quiz Can you match the film to the food?

2.5.0

Quiz scoring, timers and clubs

It's Friday, and we're finishing off the week with some awesome improvements to the quizzes!

 

New

 

 

  • ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธโฐ๐Ÿ’จ New quiz scoring. One of our most requested features is now LIVE. Scores now take into account how fast you answered - the faster you answer, the more you score ๐Ÿ’ฅ
  • โฑ Quiz timer is now enabled by default. You can change it in the game settings.
  • ๐Ÿ‘Œ New Discover categories + tags make it even easier to find things to do with your team.
  • โ™ฃ๏ธ Host a club right in Doozy. Why not get started with a book club?

 

Improvement

 

 

  • โ–ถ๏ธ Quiz/Icebreaker buttons to make navigating live rooms easier.
  • ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ Collaborators are now easier than ever to add to your quiz.
  • โœ๏ธ Quiz creation has been simplified.

With all these goodies, how can you NOT want to get started right now!

And special shout out to the Desana team for the awesome feedback on how to make Doozy better ๐Ÿ’ช

2.4.0

Speedy events and better discover

A couple of quiet weeks on the changelog, but I promise we have been hard at work!

 

New

 

 

  • ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ Event creation just got a whole lot easier. Add participants instantly and they'll be notified in app and via email.
  • ๐Ÿ”ฅ Popular quizzes are easily accessible at just a glance in Discover.
  • ๐Ÿ™…โ€โ™€๏ธ Attendees can now choose not to attend events!
  • ๐Ÿ‘€ Invitees are now visible for all activities, so you can see who else will be joining for some jollies.
  • ๐Ÿ‘‹ Onboarding improvements mean it's now easier than ever for new users to discover the joys of connecting on Doozy.
  • โฐ Quiz events allow you to schedule your quiz to be played at a certain time with your team!

 

Improvement

 

 

  • ๐Ÿ’Œ Easy Invites mean you can now paste a list of users instead of having to add them one by one.
  • ๐ŸŽ  Discover carousels now go swoosh-swoosh.

 

Fix

 

 

  • ๐Ÿ’ฌ Room chat - Sometimes messages showed up with the wrong person's name. How embarrassing ๐Ÿ™ˆ

Have these updates tantalised your tastebuds? Get started on Doozy now!

2.3.0

2.2.0

 

New

 

 

  • ๐Ÿ‘พ Related content is now available within Discover, making it even easier for you to quickly find something to do with your team!
  • โฎ Live stream replays - If you miss a live stream event, you can nowcatch upp any time. If you missed yesterdays you can check it out here!
  • โ„๏ธ Ice breakers are now available from within Discover. Keep your eyes peeled for more coming very soon!

 

Improvement

 

 

  • We've added descriptions to each featured activity, so you know exactly what you're in for when you click play!
  • Ice breakers have some slick new animations and a limit of 6 questions per round.

 

Fix

 

 

  • When exiting fullscreen video on iOS, the video would pause and you'd be stuck forever. Not ideal!

Like what you hear? Get started on Doozy now!

2.1.0

This week was all about MAKING THINGS EVEN MORE FUN ๐ŸŽ‰

After some amazing feedback from teams of all shapes and sizes, a few things were bumped up the priority list:

 

New

 

 

  • ๐ŸงŠIce breaker questions are available within live rooms. If there's a new starter you'd like to get to know better, or the conversation's just gone a bit dry, then crack out the ice breakers and you'll have talking points for days. No more mister awkward guy!

  • ๐Ÿš€ Featured activities right on the landing screen in live rooms make it super easy to instantly start a game or a quiz. No need to engage your brain for this one!

  • ๐Ÿคธโ€โ™‚๏ธCollaborative quizzes so you can work on a quiz together. No longer will you be burdened with the sole responsibility of coming up with the perfect questions and exceptional gifs.

 

Improvement

 

 

  • ๐Ÿ Faster snakes and a smaller map to make this classic a hell of a lot more exciting.

 

Fix

 

 

  • It's been a bug bash bonanza this week, ironing out all the kinks and smoothing things out. We won't bore you with all of the fixes, but things are looking a whole lot sharper and a lot less broken!

2.0

That's right! DOOZY 2.0 BABY!!! There are so many new features, updates and improvements that it merits a big shiny version bump. Here's what's been keeping us busy for the last few weeks.

 

New

 

 

  • ๐Ÿ‘พ Retro Games are coming to Doozy! Challenge your friends to a multiplayer bout of the class Snake game for a nostalgia trip back to your Nokia 3310 days.
  • ๐Ÿ’ƒ Song Conga - because making a whole playlist in one go is just too much effort, why not get your whole crew to add one song at a time? Check out our create-your-own activity ideas for more!
  • ๐ŸŽจ Doodler - the drawing and guessing game for budding artists.
  • โœ๏ธ Drawing challenges - see who on your team can draw the best dinosaur, or maybe even the best unicorn! If you're competitive about showing off your MS Paint skills, this one's for you.
  • ๐Ÿ“น Reimagined live rooms - we completely overhauled Doozy rooms from the ground up to bring massive improvements to usability, accessibility, design, and performance. Now you can instantly kick off quizzes, drawing challenges and activities directly in a room, no setup required!

 

Improvement

 

 

  • Discover games, quizzes and activities 10x faster with our revamped interface featuring bold new categories and smashing new activities.
  • Team space - We redesigned the dashboard. Those circles just weren't doing it for us any more. Now everything's clearer, cleaner and faster.

 

Fix

 

 

  • The advent of the new live rooms has cleared a whole host of bugs off the table. We've basically renovated the entire thing for a much better mobile-first experience, all the way up to high-res desktop monitors.

1.4.0

But, soft! What light through yonder window breaks? It is the Doozy changelog, and Slack integration is the sun.

    ‐ Romeo, during a remote team-building social

 

New

 

 

  • The Doozy Slack app is here! Milo pulled it out of the bag and impressed us all with a polished version of the Slack app we previewed last week. It's delightful. If you want to try it out with your team just fire a message to milo@doozy.live and we'll get you set up right away.
  • Activity event series - some of our amazing partner events have way more content than can fit in a single session (for example Laura's weekly yoga sessions). We've added some new ways to better surface related events in a series so you'll never miss out.
  • COMING SOON: On-demand video - we're putting the finishing touches on a session replay feature so you'll be able to go back and re-watch that yoga class you missed out on because your cat tripped over the router, unplugged the internet and then puked on the carpet even though he's never done that before. Honestly he's never like this, it's so embarrassing! What's gotten into you, Catrick Swayze?

 

Improvement

 

 

  • Some massive UX improvements are coming to Rooms - we'll be pushing these changes out incrementally over the coming days ๐Ÿคฉ
  • We gave the homepage a bit of a spruce up with some updated content and more representative screenshots

 

Fix

 

 

  • Some helpful users pointed out that the UI wasn't making it clear enough that events in the past were, well, in the past. We fixed that, so thanks for letting us know! Keep the feedback coming.

1.3.0

It's been a hot minute since I last posted an update here, so here's what's been going on at Doozy HQ recently.

 

New

 

 

  • Create a temporary room - now it's even quicker to jump into a room whenever you want to catch up with your team. As well as the 3 permanent Live Rooms in your space, you can now spin up a new room at the press of a button.
  • COMING SOON: Doozy Slack App Beta - Speak to milo@doozy.live to get access! ๐Ÿคฉ We're reeeeeally excited about this - you can now connect your whole team to Doozy instantly, create rooms on the fly, and log in automatically. When I first saw this I yelled out "I love Doozy's integrated multi-platform functionality!"
  • Public Live Streams - Details of upcoming public live stream events are now proudly displayed on the Discover page even if you're logged out
  • Partner profile pages - This one's kinda a no-brainer, we just didn't have time to build it yet! We found time.

 

Improvement

 

 

  • Descriptions are now optional when you're creating events. As unbelievable as it sounds, not everyone enjoys typing as much as me.
  • Improved SEO with new sitemaps and all-round better page hierarchy, so we can get that #1 ranking on Alta Vista.

 

Fix

 

 

  • Even more mobile fixes, because phones are really small and fiddly (we've got some even more delightful UI updates in the pipeline)

1.2.0

This week was mostly spent improving live streams and video calls, enabling you to live your best life.

 

New

 

 

  • Roll up! Roll up! Guests can now join live streams - no need to sign up first! We realised there were a few unnecessary hurdles between you - a smart and attractive internet user - and Doozy live streams. We decided to get rid of them and open the platform up to the world.
  • When joining live rooms, your camera/mic now default to off, after one too many embarrassing incidents in the Doozy team standup

 

Improvement

 

 

  • Improved video and audio quality in live streams
  • Added better explanations about live rooms and how they work
  • Added a device/browser capability check when joining rooms to prevent nasty surprises on your favourite Netscape Navigator 1.0
  • Made it even easier to find the big "+" button to add activities to your space (go on, click it)

 

Fix

 

 

  • Fixed audio issues in Firefox and Safari (MacOS and iOS) when joining Live Streams
  • Fix layout issues when joining rooms on iOS

1.1.0

Another week, another boatload of awesome stuff. Loads of cool progress this week - we've been working super hard to pull lots of things together across all areas.

Features Shipped โ›ด

 

New

 

 

  • Free, public, live-streamed yoga sessions! ๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™€๏ธ I was so excited before this one that I tweaked my back. Luckily, a quick virtual yoga session fixed me right up. Yep, our amazing partner Laura has launched her weekly 30-minute at-your-desk yoga sessions for all abilities.
  • Calendar improvements - Theo has been slaying it and he's completely overhauled our old booking system resulting in a smoother, faster, more flexible experience for both users and partners.
  • Room emoji reactions - they say it takes 43 muscles to frown but only 17 to smile. Well it only takes 1 to smash that like button!* We've added some reaction buttons to Rooms so you can now express emotion during video calls.
  • Party playlist - we added our office Spotify playlist to all new accounts automatically, so you can listen to some catchy tunes with your team. It's a bit like when Apple put U2 on everyone's iPhone without consent, except ours is just straight up bangers. It's also a collaborative playlist so you can add your own favourites to share with the world! Please curate responsibly.

*Disclaimer: Doozy has done literally no research to back up this claim

 

Fix

 

 

Bugs Un-shipped ๐Ÿ™…โ€โ™€๏ธ

  • We found some gremlins (race condition gremlins - the worst kind) lurking in the new user signup flow. Milo took them out back and disposed of them.
  • There was a glitch in the matrix, resulting in some duplicate events showing up in spaces. I took the red pill and went full Neo on the codebase until it was fixed. I may have taken the blue pill too. What a weekend!

 

Improvement

 

 

Better Than Ever ๐Ÿ’‹

  • Cleaner, more sensible room layouts
  • Slicker UX for activities and events, including some handy descriptions of things that weren't as clear as we thought they were
  • More useful tools for partners to manage bookings
  • The beginnings of in-app notifications, so you don't miss out on fun activities

 Other honourable mentions ๐Ÿ“ฃ

  • Our amazing founder Chloe has been in demand for conference talks and podcasts - she's been sharing a bit of insight into the magic that goes on behind the scenes when building a product (and founding a company!) from scratch during a pandemic. Check it out!