The last version of MyTimetable adds a location view to the application. A useful function for porters. In addition, the configuration framework was overhauled.
The location view has originally been developed for Radboud University Nijmegen, but because of the shared codebase of MyTimetable it is now available to all our customers. The view gives the option to add individual locations, but also complete buildings, to the personal schedule. Next to that two new list views were introduced: a day view sorted by time and a day view sorted on location. Also the capacity of the locations is shown.
These views make it possible for porters to guide students and staff to the right location in an easy and efficient manner. Also a new location for a lecture can be found easily if necessary.
Ofcourse, it is also possible to export the location schedule to PDF, both sorted on time and location. With this PDF export, it is also possible to pick a certain timespan for export.
If you are already a MyTimetable customer and want to add this view to your MyTimetable installation please contact us.
Adding buildings and individual locations
It is possible to add buildings and also individual locations to the personal profile.
Day view sorted by location
This view is sorted by location, so a quick overview of a certain location is readily available. Also, the size of the location, type of the activity, staff members, and possible remarks for the activity are shown.
Day view sorted by time
This view is sorted by time, so it is possible to have a overview of the activities taking place at a certain time. Also, locations of the activity, type of activity, staff members and possible remarks for the activity are shown.
New application configuration
Next to the new view, we switched to the Apache Commons Configuration framework to ease future application deployment. Because of this, it is now possible to configure the application outside of the application root (for example in the configuration files of the application server, or in separate configuration files) and updating the application to the newest version is now only a matter of copying one file.