We are pleased to announce the release of version 2.8.0 of the Pro Delivery Manager Mobile App for Android and iOS.
This version primarily brings improvements to the SMS notifications system. These changes have also been driven by a change to the Google App Store policies. Google no longer permit 3rd-party apps to send SMS messages directly, without the user's interaction. See the video below for further information.
On Android devices, all texts are now opened in the device's default texting app rather than being sent without user interaction. This allows the user to edit texts before sending. Additionally this change allows for a greater number of texts to be sent per hour and records the exact date and time that SMS notifications were sent against deliveries and collections (rather than the date and time the texts were downloaded to the device).
When there are new SMS notifications to be sent a window will pop up in the app informing the user and giving them the option to send the next text, postpone for 10 minutes or turn off texting. For convenience, this window will not show when the user is in the process of recording a delivery or collection outcome.