medCrowd feature update: Mobile phone sign up, data compression and close a conversation.

17th April 2018 by Dr Felix Jackson

I'd like to say a huge thank you to our fabulous tech team for working days and nights to refactor medCrowd to enable members to join with their mobile phones.

We discovered that many health and care organisations have very strict firewalls to ensure they protect confidential data to the right standards, but unfortunately this was also stopping many people who wanted to switch from non-compliant consumer messengers to medCrowd.

So, the new version of medCrowd, released last night, lets you sign up using your mobile phone number if you choose.

The new features released last night include:

  • Sign up with mobile phone number.
  • Invite people to join conversations from your phone address book.
  • Close conversations.
  • Enhanced notification support in apps.
  • Data compression to enhance data speeds on low bandwidth connections.
  • And we squashed a few bugs.

Please note that you may see old deleted conversations now as closed conversations so that they remain accessible for audit purposes.

We have also discontinued the tasks to simplify the user interface making it easier to view and submit the information you need to see.

After the updates have happened please watch out for any unexpected behaviour online or in the apps, and report any feedback or issues to