January 5, 2022

Some information behind the scenes:
We migrated our Check-in Church server to our new infrastructure. This allows us to more easily manage the check-in service with our standard tools and provide a stable and secure environment.

We also tackled some minor bugs and upgraded the application to PHP 7.4. This leads to some performance improvements.

If you miss any features or have any ideas to improve the service please let us know! :-)

Changed

Updated PHP from 7.2 to 7.4

Fixed

Fixed a bug where people were not being updated within Elvanto.

Fixed

Fixed empty station name leading to an error.

Changed

Migrated the server to our new infrastructure.

October 2020
October 12, 2020

Kill the Bugs

This release is about bug fixing and small improvements.

Fixed

Delete age group - check if persons are linked

Added

Display number of people per age group

Security

Fixed and improved several security related issues

Added

Email confirmation on signup

Fixed

Fixed Raspberry image download link for printing gateway

August 2020
August 18, 2020

This release finalises the new person/group structure. We also added some nice and helpful new features. Some highlights:

  • Password reset is finally here!! ;-)
  • On a closed station you now see when it opens next.

We also made a lot of improvements in the background to make Check-in Church more robust.

Fixed

Location form validation

Fixed

Room form validation

Fixed

Event and event time form validation

Added

Show next station open time on closed check-in station

Fixed

Fixed some mailing issues

Added

Password reset function!! ;-)

Changed

Group category (on import page) is now called "Category"

Security

Improved permissions checks

Changed

Under "Persons" you can now switch between regular persons and guests

Added

Label on persons list if a person has multiple groups

Removed

Tel3 property has been removed

May 2020
May 31, 2020

In this beta release we made some preparations for the next release. We are changing the way persons are organised. Until now, a person could only have ONE age group (in Elvanto it's called "demography"). But a person could also exist in multiple categories (see here: https://checkin.church/app/import/group/). So the problem was, that if you have multiple categories or so called data sources (e.g. a category for the Sunday service and one for a special event) that person had the same age group within both categories. For many events, thats a limitation. An organiser what's to have different "age groups" for special events (e.g. based on number of registrations etc.). Hope you understand the problem... :-)

The new structure is like this:

  • A person is always part of at least one (or multiple) group/s (within Elvanto this is the family)
  • A person can have different age groups (within Elvanto this is the demography) in each group.

Example: Group: Family Miller Category: Sunday Service Person 1: John - Age Group: Little Stars Person 2: Ben - Age Group: Baby World

Group: Family Miller Category: Kids Conference Person 1: John - Age Group: Little Rockers Person 2: Ben - Age Group: Baby World

Added

Delete people by category

Fixed

Person list order

Fixed

Several small issues

Fixed

Group without name

Fixed

Display external identifier

Changed

Restructured user, group and age group

May 25, 2020

New Release

Added

Enabled billing and information about pricing

Fixed

Standalone station mode

Added

Sign-up link on login page

Removed

Removed unused files

Added

Added new receipt page

Changed

Move country settings from profile to account settings

October 2019
October 15, 2019

This release includes some improvements in the gateway registration process. After registering a new gateway all available printers are automatically linked to this gateway (only if only one is available...). There is another new feature to download a CSV file with an overview of all checked-in people. And some more improvements and bug fixing has been done in the background to make the whole check-in a little bit better... ;-) Please be aware, that we are going to introduce a simple pricing model from January 2020 to cover our costs for support, infrastructure and futher development. We are going to announce the prices very soon.

Added

Added on register gateway --> directly link printers if only one gateway is available.

Added

Added checkins export csv

Added

Added some confirmation popups on delete printer and location

Removed

Removed some old and unused code

Fixed

Fixed only show unregistered gateways with a LAN IP to avoid registration error.

Changed

Added minimized version of some js libraries

Added

Added status page (status.checkin.church)

Changed

Changed checkin gateway image link

Fixed

Fixed an issue with DNS lookups on the gateway device.

Fixed

Fixed devision by null on stats page.

August 2019
August 27, 2019

New Release

This release brings a few bugfixes in different areas and two brand new settings! ๐Ÿš€ The "Note" button on the check-in view is now disabled by default. You can enable it again via settings. The other new setting allows you to disable the "Print Extra Label" button.

As always feedbacks and ideas are always welcomed!

Fixed

Fixed create default import category

Fixed

Fixed delete all button

Removed

Removed DWare XML file import option

Fixed

Fixed csv import / added barcode column

Fixed

Fixed some issues with printing

Security

Updated libraries

July 2019
July 31, 2019

New Release

This release contains some nice improvements. Check out the new stats on the start page or the separate stats page. This gives you some interesting insights about your church and kids ministry. There were also some bug fixes going on in the background and we are working hard to make the cloud solution as stable as possible!

Added

New statistics page! And some nice stats on the start page.

Changed

Improved import status

Changed

Default locale

Removed

Some old legacy code

July 29, 2019

A small bugfix release at the beginning of the new week. This release fixes some annoying things coming from the local to cloud migration. Have a great week! And let us know if there is anything which doesn't work as expected!

Fixed

Fixed import status

Fixed

Fixed elvanto import with php7.2

Added

Added default location name while creating a new location

Fixed

Fixed adding a printer

July 25, 2019

Release

Fixed

Fixed an issue with location with no rooms is not shown.

Added

Make adding a location with a room a bit more stable. Add some default values.

Changed

Removed id from peoples page.

July 24, 2019

We are very happy to announce, that we can now provide our kids check-in solution as a service in the cloud! The days of local installations are gone... Our check-in solution has been in production since we moved into our new building, the Samsung Hall in Zurich. Since then many thousand kids have been checked-in and have been provided a safe environment.

Added

Lot's of new documentation. Check out the chat bubble on the bottom right.

Removed

Status page with information about the local installation.

Removed

Some settings which are no longer relevant in the cloud.

Added

Introducing printing gateways, a new way of how we connect local label printers with the cloud. It's super fancy... Thank you Andy! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜€

Changed

The service is now available under the domain checkin.church.