March Updates

04/05/2017 Posted by Carson

Sharing is Caring One of our big goals for 2017 is to double-down on our customer communication. We want to share more about how we work, what we’re working on, and what’s coming soon. This means more tweets, more product updates, more insight into our roadmap, and more blog posts. New Features This month’s major Read More

Sharing is Caring

One of our big goals for 2017 is to double-down on our customer communication. We want to share more about how we work, what we’re working on, and what’s coming soon.

This means more tweets, more product updates, more insight into our roadmap, and more blog posts.

New Features

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This month’s major new feature was dropdown menus. You can now create and add pages to dropdown menus for use in your live app.

Just add a new page, select the Dropdown Menu tab, and click which pages will display in the dropdown menu.

Read the full write-up and view the full documentation in our Knowledge Base.

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We also added helper functions: trimLeft(), trimRight(), and trim() can now be used to remove whitespace from variables in text formula fields.

New Template Apps

Knack and inventory applications are a match made in a warehouse.

Location management, re-order triggers, multiple shipments, and more are all perfect for Knack rules, workflow, and equations.

To help show how Knack can help manage inventory, we’ve added new template apps with an inventory focus.

Warehouse Manager

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This is a doozy, and has everything you’d need to manage complex inventory from multiple warehouses.

A single app will allow you to give each warehouse control of its inventory, and also give you the control you need to manage all locations from one place.

See it in action here: https://www.knack.com/templates/warehouse-manager

Bakery Manager

This is a great example of where a single order can reduce inventory for multiple ingredients that comprise that order. This app will calculate the inventory you need to add to meet the demands of upcoming orders.

See it in action here: https://www.knack.com/templates/bakery-manager

Customer story: Historic Christ Church & Museum

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Patrick Heffernan has an amazing story to share about how Knack enabled him to build a comprehensive historical database about slave histories in the historic Corotoman estate in Virginia.

The rich historical documentation eventually led to a woman discovering her earliest known ancestor – a slave on the estate. That listing was as close as one might get to a birth record. “It was a moving moment both for the descendant and for me,” Patrick said. “Even if this work were to prove beneficial to nobody else, it thereby proved worth all the effort to me.”

Read the full case study.

Want to share your story? We’re always looking for Knack customers who have an amazing story to share. Click here to get started.

In case you missed it

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We had our 3rd corporate retreat in January when all 17 of us converged onto Miami to work and play.

Read the full write-up.

Thank You!

We wanted to thank everyone that has tweeted about Knack, referred Knack to a friend, or taken the time to provide a testimonial or share your story.

We rely on our awesome customers to continue to grow and build the platform, so thank you for helping us do that!

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