This morning we released two new features as "Alpha" features. We are looking for brave customers to try them out, with the understanding that these features may not be entirely ready for primetime. So, if you are a little bit tech-savvy and not afraid of working with us on problems, here's what we've got:
1) Subdomain email addresses. You can use your troop subdomain in your mailing lists - instead of sending emails to email@example.com, you would send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Not only does this make your email addresses easier to remember, there are a number of technical benefits as well. By using subdomains, we are able to improve the speed and reliability of our email service, as well as handling attachments better.
It also paves the way for cool features down the road, like true conversations, more flexible mailing lists, and better tools for resolving email issues.
If you want to try this feature out, please ask your account owner or someone with "Manage Troop Settings" privileges to submit a help desk ticket requesting access to subdomain emails.
2) Fancy public web site. It's hard to explain, so just check it out here: https://demo.trooptrack.com. If you turn this setting on for your main public page your existing web site will be displayed using the same layout as the demo site above.
This layout looks nice but it has limits. You can't have long scrolling pages or go more than 3 pages deep in your menus. It also won't work well if you have more than 4 or 5 main pages. But... if you like the look and your content is concise enough, it's a nice way to make a very modern looking web site for your unit.
This feature may require you to have some simple HTML skills. If you want to try this feature out, please ask your account owner or someone with "Manage Troop Settings" privileges to submit a help desk ticket requesting access to the marketing site feature.
I hope you find these new features as exciting as we do!