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Raftr Support: May 14 Product Updates

Raftr Support: May 14 Product Updates

Android: Updated screens for creating and editing events and posts Some fixes like a crash when opening lists on Explore and notifications opening properly iOS: Added topics for events and posts Some fixes like showing notes for pinned posts on rafts’ Front Pages and chat threads updating when messages are edited Web: Update sidebars on app-level Posts feed Some fixes like adding a popup explaining why you can’t create content in View-Only Mode and ensuring all events can load on app and raft level feeds
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Top Apps to Check Daily, As Told By the Raftr Team

Top Apps to Check Daily, As Told By the Raftr Team

Whether for fun or for functionality, most of use some of the apps on our devices on a daily basis. Some apps help you get work done, while others provide a lovely brain break from that work. Whatever their purpose, we asked members of the Raftr team to share their favorite apps to check daily. Here’s what they said: NYTimes Crossword I like doing the mini crossword, it's a nice quick way to engage my brain doing something different. Pulse Messaging Excellent 3rd party messaging client for Android, has great good widget support and good "Quick Share" functionality for sharing…
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5 Tips for Using Technology to Improve Campus Life

5 Tips for Using Technology to Improve Campus Life

College students are digital natives that live and breathe technology. According to IBM, over 65% of Generation Z claims to frequently use more than one device at a time. With hectic schedules, demanding classes, part-time jobs, and ever-evolving technology, today’s students are constantly looking for ways to connect with others and manage their lives. Here are five tips for using technology to connect students to your campus life. Introduce them to your campus - before they arrive Every university across the world has a unique campus life and culture, and every potential student is looking for something different from their…
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Raftr Support: April 30 Product Updates

Raftr Support: April 30 Product Updates

Raftr publishes app and web updates every two weeks, adding new features, improving existing functions, and providing housekeeping and bug fixes as they arise. Here's the latest summary of updates from this week's new platform updates: Android: Added recent and suggested sections in Search Some fixes, like improving speed in onboarding and enabling shared raft URL’s to open the app properly iOS: Continued refreshing rafts with updates to: - Private rafts’ front page - All rafts’ info page - Update pinned section on all rafts’ front page Fixes including adding messages when attempting to interact with content on rafts you’re…
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Careers in Student Engagement: Expectations vs. Reality

Careers in Student Engagement: Expectations vs. Reality

It’s easy to see why people are drawn to careers in student affairs: working on a college campus, interacting daily with students on ways to improve campus life, and assurances that no two days will ever really be the same. That said, there are some challenges that come with the territory, and sometimes the realities of careers in student engagement can differ from the expectations. Career Positions in Student Affairs So what do student affairs professionals do? These positions typically cover a broad spectrum of roles, from student life and student activities to campus recreation and residence life. Many colleges…
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Raftr Support: April 16 Product Updates

Android: Added “top” search results - which aggregates search results across all types of content (people, rafts, tags) Some fixes like saving “interest” in events from rafts’ front pages and showing time selection as AM/PM iOS: Updated messaging designs Added cross-post info to events Some fixes like being able to pin events on rafts and raft admin managing raft members Web: Updated “isolated” full view for posts (when opened via share links or from other views like notifications) Some fixes, mainly to navigation throughout the app (ie: tapping raft name on event or post opening that raft)
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Raftr Support: April 3 Product Updates

iOS update Updated the designs for rafts’ front pages, and events and posts sections Some fixes, like Raftr being a sharing option from other apps again Android update: Added: Search feature on Explore Events and posts to show less text until you tap “Read more” Raftr as a sharing option from other apps Option to report inappropriate chat messages Updated: How events and posts are seen when opened from compact view, notifications, etc. How comments and reactions are seen on events and posts App to open on Events screen as default Some fixes to messaging and other features Web update:…
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Raftr Support: March 6 Product Updates

Android: Began an overhaul to how events and posts look throughout the app iOS: Began an overhaul to how events and posts look throughout the app Some fixes like the “join” button disappearing immediately when you join a raft and shared events and posts opening properly Web: Updated profile a bit so the header and content below are cleaner and the sidebar is relevant A variety of fixes to the front page of rafts - like being able to react or be interested in an event directly there
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Raftr Support: February 20 Product Updates

Android: Updated event notifications to include the start time Enabled opening a post into full view from a raft’s front page Some fixes related to the Posts feed and group messaging iOS: Updated event notifications to include the start time Added show/ hide password feature in onboarding Lots of fixes, like improving the view-only UX Web: Added a new Events feed so that posts and events can be seen in separate feeds, logging into the app will default you to this screen Updated event notifications to include the start time Updated the header and some sidebars to simplify navigation Some…
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