Release Notes: Android Bringg Driver App
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The Bringg Driver App for Android is under constant development and maintenance to improve its features and functionality. Each release includes general updates to fix bugs and improve stability, and some introduce new and improved features.

Android App v.1.45.2

June 3, 2024

We have rolled back the latest changes to the Driver App while we resolve issues from the latest release.

Android v.1.46.1

May 28, 2024

- Bug fixes and stability improvements.

Android App v.1.46.0

May 22, 2024

- Bug fixes and stability improvements.

Android App v.1.45.1

April 3, 2024

KeyRelease Notes Description
BRNGG-32506When a clustered order has a single customer, the Driver App can now display the customer name in the task list, just as it appears on regular orders.

Android App v.1.45.0

March 31, 2024

KeyRelease Notes Description
BRNGG-28942Driver App theming has been improved to show your brand colors on more icons and buttons.
BRNGG-28944Dark mode now displays text more clearly, making it easier to get information at a glance.
BRNGG-28951The Driver App now remembers each driver's preferred method for entering barcodes, making future scans quicker and easier.
BRNGG-30332[Fixed bug] Notification sounded until an order was accepted. Now, drivers can turn off the notification sound by pressing the volume up/down buttons.

Android App v.1.44.2

March 26, 2024

- Bug fixes and stability improvements.

Android App v.1.44.1

February 18, 2024

- Bug fixes and stability improvements.

Android App v1.44.0

February 6, 2024

KeyRelease Notes Description
BRNGG-22642A new checkout flow allows drivers to progress easily through driver actions, automatically starting the next action upon completion of the previous one, rather than selecting actions one at a time.
BRNGG-28638The history screen in the Driver App now displays pricing information from completed orders.
BRNGG-29179You can now configure the driver app to cluster tasks with no `run_id` even if they have different `scheduled_at` values. For example, new orders can be clustered with orders that are already assigned to or even scanned by a driver as long as they are still at the pickup location.
BRNGG-29200

A driver can optionally allowed to have only a single active task. This improves the accuracy of mileage data per task.  


Driver App v.1.43.0 (Android)

KeyRelease Notes Description
BRNGG-18015The Driver App now remembers personal settings, such as default navigation app and dark mode, allowing for a smoother and more personalized experience when logging back into the app from the same or different device.
BRNGG-23590

The Leave Now alert has been updated for improved functionality and user experience. Now, drivers can select View Order to see an order or cluster (without breaking the first order out of a cluster).

To reduce disruptions from frequent alerts, admins can now modify the default snoozing interval for all drivers.


Driver App v1.42.0 (Android)

Key
Release Notes Description
BRNGG-23589

The Leave Now alert has been updated for improved functionality and user experience. Now, drivers can select View Order to see an order or cluster (without breaking the first order out of a cluster).

To reduce disruptions from frequent alerts, admins can now modify the default snoozing interval for all drivers.

BRNGG-24802Drivers can now view the Estimated Time on Site (ETOS) for each stop and an optional countdown timer that starts on check-in, making it easier to meet time-on-site (TOS) goals and lets them know if they are taking longer than expected.
BRNGG-25005The driver app can now prevent drivers from ending shifts before completing orders with mandatory actions. Selecting End Shift now only closes tasks without incomplete mandatory actions and alerts drivers if there are actions remaining to complete.
BRNGG-25357Drivers using the Driver App to fulfill clustered orders now select View Order to see a list of all orders in the cluster, and can start fulfilling them without breaking the rest of the cluster.
BRNGG-26236Admins can now customize the order of dispatcher notes in the driver app by configuring the list to appear in descending or ascending order. This allows drivers to get a quick view of either the most recent or earliest notes.
BRNGG-27723Drivers can now view the Estimated Time on Site (ETOS) for each stop and an optional countdown timer that starts on check-in, making it easier to meet time-on-site (TOS) goals and lets them know if they are taking longer than expected.


Driver App v1.41.0 (Android)

November 6, 2023

Key
Release Notes Description

BRNGG-2399

The Driver App now has an improved look and feel with more intuitive interface in the history screen. This aligns the user experience with iOS App2.

BRNGG-26638

You can now structure your drivers' time more effectively by having them pick up clustered orders before fulfilling any other orders in their route, whether or not the delivery of the clustered orders have lower priority in the route. Contact your Bringg representative to enable this feature for your drivers.

BRNGG-25194

The Driver App now helps drivers avoid confusion when delivering orders with only a single inventory item, by disabling the option to partially reject an order.

BRNGG-19474To protect the privacy of dispatchers, you can now choose to display only their initials or "by Dispatcher" under order notes instead of full names.
BRNGG-26872Drivers can now use the Driver App with the Android 14 operating system.

Driver App v1.40.0

September 13, 2023

- Bug fixes and stability improvements.

Driver App v1.39.1

August 15, 2023

- Bug fixes and stability improvements.

Driver App v1.39.0

August 13, 2023

- Bug fixes and stability improvements.

Driver App v1.38.0

August 9, 2023

- Bug fixes and stability improvements.

Driver App v1.37

July 10, 2023

Key
Release Notes Description

BRNGG-18108

Bringg can now present different order cancelation reasons to the driver depending on whether they arrived at a destination or not, providing more accurate data for you and an improved experience for the driver. For example, the cancelation reason "No one home" will only appear as an option when the driver is at the customer's location.

BRNGG-18828

Drivers can now adjust which items are delivered or rejected until they complete the order, ensuring the flexibility to complete the order successfully. For example, if a driver marks 5 items as rejected, they can later mark 2 as accepted if the customer changes their mind.


Driver App v1.36.0 (Android)

May 14, 2023

Key
Release Notes Description

BRNGG-14904

The Driver App now supports Azure SSO for driver login security.

Driver App v1.35.1 (Android)

April 27, 2023

Key
Release Notes Description

BRNGG-19849

The driver app now supports the Kinyarwanda (rw) language.

Driver App v1.34.1 (Android)

March 19, 2023

Key
Release Notes Description

BRNGG-8061

 Bringg now offers greater visibility and control by requiring your drivers using the Driver App to set the necessary location permissions before beginning a shift. This ensures better tracking, improving both performance and analytics. If their permissions are not already set properly, drivers using any device will see the permission requirement notification.


Driver App v1.34.0 (Android)

March 15, 2023

Key
Release Notes Description

BRNGG-17590

You can now choose the compression ratio for images sent through the Driver App, enabling you to balance preserving image quality v. storage concerns.

Driver App v1.33.0 (Android)

February 23, 2023

Key
Release Notes Description

BRNGG-12280

Drivers using the Driver App can now select a reason for rejecting an order assignment from a menu that appears automatically after opting to reject. For example, depending on the configuration, the menu may include reasons like "Too far away" or "Car broke down."    

Driver App v1.31.0 (Android)

December 25, 2022

Key
Release Notes Description

BRNGG-6715

Bringg removed the need to select complete order twice when mandatory actions are required on clutered orders, for improved driver experience.

Driver App v1.30.0 (Android)

November 22, 2022

Key
Release Notes Description

BRNGG-6268

Drivers can now copy content from any field in the Driver App by selecting the text > Copy. For example, a driver can transfer a customer's details from Bringg to a non-integrated payment app.

Driver App v1.29.0 (Android)

November 08, 2022

Key
Release Notes Description

BRNGG-10473

Bringg now makes it easier for drivers to select the reason for an order's cancellation in the Driver App by displaying the list of reasons in alphabetical order.

BRNGG-6530

When viewing an order's details in the Driver App, drivers can now expand the size of the map to take up more screen space, and they can zoom in and out by pinching on the map to see more details.

BRNGG-6529

There is a new, unified look and feel for Driver App notifications and status updates.

Driver App v1.28.1 (Android)

Sep 20, 2022

Key
Release Notes Description

BRNGG-10425

Destinations on routes now show on Maps with their exact location.

Driver App v1.28 (Android)

Sep 5, 2022

KeyRelease Notes Description

BRNGG-3445

Keep your truck drivers safer by offering CoPilot GPS to navigate routes that support the height and weight of your larger vehicles, like roads with higher overpasses. Using CoPilot as a navigation app saves you costs by avoiding toll roads or fines in zones of low emissions. It also gives more accurate ETAs by considering the maximum safe speed of your vehicles.

To add CoPilot GPS to Bringg, purchase a CoPilot license, then contact your Bringg representative to integrate, so drivers can select it as their navigation app

BRNGG-6525

The Driver App now displays dates using the format based on your phone's language settings. For example, July 15, 2022 appears as 07/15/2022 in English (US) and as 15/07/2022 in Spanish.

Driver App v1.27 (Android)

Aug 9, 2022

Key
Release Notes Description

BRNGG-6524

The driver app now displays prices using the currency format based on the language settings in your phone. For example, for US Dollars 151767 appears as 151,767.00.

Driver App v1.25 (Android)

June 15, 2022

Key
Release Notes Description

MOBILE-7607

Now drivers can log in to Bringg using Google's SSO (Single Sign-On using OpenID connect) on Android and iOS devices. This allows drivers to login quickly using their Google credentials, so they can skip typing in their email and password while keeping their data safe.

Driver App v1.23 (Android)

May 15, 2022

Key
Release Notes Description

MOBILE-7227

You can now choose to automatically select the order type ("Pick Up" or "Drop off") when drivers create new orders in the app. This configuration saves time and reduces errors for drivers who usually create one type of order.

MOBILE-7265

Drivers can now add a 2nd destination to an order with a single destination.

For example, a driver arrived to replace a customer's flat tire, which is a single destination service order, and discovers the reserve tire is missing and therefore they need to tow the vehicle to a garage. The driver can now add the garage destination by selecting "Add Waypoint" in the Driver App, instead of calling the dispatcher to adjust the order.

MOBILE-7266

A driver can indicate that they can't accept orders at the moment, even though they are on shift, by setting themselves as unavailable in the Driver App. For example, the driver may have a flat tire or is assisting another driver with an order. This status temporarily pauses automatic order assignments (by AutoDispatch) and appears in the Bringg Platform so that the dispatcher knows that any order they assign manually to this driver might not begin immediately.

Driver App v1.22 (Android)

May 1, 2022

Key
Release Notes Description

MOBILE-7488

On the Android login page, there is a link to the "Terms of Service" and "Privacy Policy". The privacy link points to our current privacy policy.

MOBILE-7225

When a driver selects the map view, the Driver App zooms in from a view of the globe to a view of the route.

Drivers can now remove this animation to preview a route faster by selecting the toggle next to Map Zoom In Effect in the settings.

Driver App v1.21 (Android)

Mar 28, 2022

Key
Release Notes Description

MOBILE-7185

Drivers who are listed in multiple teams can (upon configuration) select the team they will join for a specific shift. For drivers listed in only one team, they are assigned to a shift automatically.

MOBILE-7291

Drivers can now take pictures with fewer taps and popups, reducing friction and making the handoff process quicker. When drivers reach a stage in the delivery workflow to take a photo, the camera now opens automatically and includes a checkbox option to share with the customer.

Driver App v1.20 (Android)

Mar 7, 2022

Key
Release Notes Description

MOBILE-7354

A driver can now cancel an order which contains action without having to be at the customer's location (was on iOS, now Android as well).

MOBILE-6896

Drivers can work for several organizations or several locations that use Bringg, by joining multiple teams. Each shift the driver logs in to the relevant team. The driver can now see the name of the team they are currently logged in to, the "active team," in the Driver App side menu, allowing them to clearly see that they have logged into the correct account.

MOBILE-7049

To ensure drivers don't miss any canceled orders notification, we added a new configuration "cancel_task_alert_snooze_time_interval_in_seconds" to set the interval between snoozing notifications when an order is canceled. Set the value to the number of seconds between notifications (0 = one notification, no snoozing). In addition, reminders are now easier to identify as drivers see a notification with every reminder, not just a sound.

With that completed, shippers can stop using "irritating_noise_level" for Android only.

Driver App v1.19 (Android)

Feb 10, 2022

Key
Release Notes Description

MOBILE-7072

Allow drivers to reschedule a destination on their route to a different day, not just to a different slot on the same day.

MOBILE-7248

Driver can, once again, take multiple photos under the Take Photo action.

Additionally, pressing the '+' button to take a photo or collect a signature will now open a full screen (rather than a small space within the screen), whether the action is mandatory or optional.

Driver App v1.18 (Android)

Jan 19, 2022

Key
Release Notes Description

MOBILE-7139

Drivers can now work more quickly when they create a new order at a destination, to pick up items ad-hoc. If you enter the customer's external ID, the Driver App now autocompletes all the customer details (name, address, phone number, email and so on).

Driver App v1.17 (Android)

Jan 2, 2022

Key
Release Notes Description

MOBILE-6932

On Android, when drivers create an order from the app and assign a service plan, the app now applies the required actions of the service plan. Also in Android Driver SDK 1.11.

Driver App v1.16 (Android)

Dec 21, 2021

Key
Release Notes Description

MOBILE-6987

Drivers can now reorder their "clustered orders" (orders that are not intrinsically related to each other but share a delivery or pickup location) in the Android app, thereby changing their relative priorities. This gives the drivers more flexibility to change their route order (if allowed by configuration).

MOBILE-7054

When a driver completes only some of the mandatory actions in a "clustered order" (different orders which share a delivery or pickup location), the app now prompts you to complete the mandatory actions before you can select "Complete Dropoff".

MOBILE-7037

If an order had several hundred items (like a clustered order containing hundreds of orders inside it), opening the task on the app took 5-10 seconds to load, and showed a black screen. This is now fixed.

MOBILE-7075

If a driver performs a scan which applies to an entire order (not just a single inventory item), the app now displays a notice that the item was successfully scanned.

MOBILE-7098

When orders, which are not intrinsicly related, share dropoff and/or pickup locations, Bringg groups these orders in the Driver app. This creates a cleaner view and allows the driver to perform an action on several orders simultaneously. Previously, if orders shared both a pickup and dropoff location, the dropoff part of the orders were clustered only after the pickup was completed. Now, both the pickup and dropoff are clustered from the beginning. Also in Android Driver SDK 1.11.

MOBILE-7070

Drivers can now select "Cancel order" for all the orders inside a "clustered order" (orders that are not intrinsically related to each other but share a delivery or pickup location). Also in Android Driver SDK 1.11.

Driver App v1.15 (Android)

November 21, 2021

Key
Release Notes Description

MOBILE-7010

When the customer received a service inside their home, they would sign the Service Plan form, which displayed the service ID, not the name of the service. Now the Android app displays the name of the service.

MOBILE-6618

Until now, drivers were forced to immediately Accept or Reject a newly assigned order, blocking them from using the app until a decision was made. Often they just rejected the order to continue using the app. Now we added a "Not Now" button, which keeps the order as unaccepted, yet visible in a driver's task list, so that later they can open and either accept or reject it.

Note to CSMs: If needed, you can configure an order to be auto-rejected after x minutes, returning it to the auto-dispatch pool (using merchant_configurations.auto_reject_unaccepted_task_after_minutes). Also in Android Driver SDK 1.11.

MOBILE-7013

You can now view an order summary for "clustered orders" (orders that are not intrinsically related to each other but share a delivery or pickup location). The order summary is displayed during handoff to the customer, to allow both the driver and the customer to review the summary before submitting. It may include a collected photo, signature, or other customer details.

MOBILE-7032

To improve the driver’s user experience, the Android app now offers a single summary view of several orders that are not intrinsically related to each other (e.g. different consumers, different shippers) but share a delivery or pickup location (aka "clustered orders"). This allows the driver to click on a single button to perform an action on all these orders simultaneously, even if none of them include inventory items. Also in Android Driver SDK 1.11.

MOBILE-7034

The Android app now supports creating unique usernames which all point to the same email address, by adding a "+" followed by a suffix of the username. For example: "jane.jones+driver@company.com". In fact, the app now supports usernames with characters like #&~!^`{}/=$*?| in the RFC5321 standard. Learn more Also in Android Driver SDK 1.11.

MOBILE-7043

Fixed a bug in the Android app that even when the hands-free mode was set to Silent (3), drivers still got reminders to notify consumers about their imminent arrival. Also in Android Driver SDK 1.11.

MOBILE-7009

The Android app's Create Order screens now look more like standard fields to be filled.

MOBILE-6999

The Android app now displays a red banner notice when the device's GPS is disabled, similar to the iOS app. Also in Android Driver SDK 1.11.


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