New Year, New App

January has flown by as we’ve settled into 2013, but now we’re full steam ahead to make this the year of T Dispatch! Here’s what’s new with us.

Android Driver App

As promised, we’ve released our brand new Driver App in the Google Play store. This isn’t just an update to our existing app – it’s completely new and improved, so your drivers can download it for free now.

With our new app, drivers can benefit from:

  1. Loud alert tone / notification

  2. Waiting time counter

  3. Countdown to accept job

  4. Driver statuses (on way to job, arrived & waiting, passenger on board, ready to drop or cancellation on arrival)

  5. Improved design for usability

  6. Secure pin

  7. Additional details (notes from office, flight number)

PLEASE NOTE – The drivers can use their existing details to login to the new app, so there’s no need to create a new account. They’ll be prompted to set up a pin when they log in.

New iPhone Driver App

Next we’ll be releasing a new Driver App for iPhone, implementing your requests for additional features and improved usability. This will be ready to download in 4 – 6 weeks (by March 2013), and will include the great features we’ve already applied to our Android app.

Both apps will receive the latest updates, making the T Dispatch Driver app the only one drivers want to work with.

Account Billing

You might have noticed that since our last newsletter, we’ve added a section called ‘Billing’ to Accounts and Drivers. From here, you can email or download a PDF invoice. If you want to include VAT, go first to Preferences>Settings>Pricing and set up your VAT there. You can also input your company VAT number inside Preferences>Settings>Office. You can also save your company logo here to appear on invoices.

Email & SMS Settings

Now you can set up your own templates for any email or SMS you’d like to send to clients. Use the tick boxes to opt in to the ones you require. We’ll provide a standard text this month for each instance, but feel free to customise your system with the text you like.

In February, you can look forward to our intelligent ‘Auto Dispatch’ feature, as well as a great new T Dispatch website.

Here’s to a great 2013!

Bryony
CEO, T Dispatch

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