Hey everyone - an important update about the Fixometer
This Tuesday (the 3nd of July), we’ll be introducing a brand new version of the Fixometer!
Over the last few months, we’ve been working on a number of new features for the Fixometer to build on what it already does and introduce new tools for groups and event management.
Here’s a preview of some of the new stuff:
Self-registration is here! Anyone will be able to make their own account (finally!)
Create and manage your own group(s) and invite your members
Volunteers with an account can RSVP to events
Restarters (repairers) can now have their own profiles, which they can use to find & join local groups, edit repair data and RSVP to events
Join the discussion: the new Fixometer will be integrated with this discussion forum, together forming a new community platform*
Access and edit our repair wiki
️ Simplified design
*Part of linking the Fixometer and this forum means implementing Single Sign On - one login for the Fixometer and this forum. Here’s what that means for your accounts:
If all goes to plan then, you’ll be able to log in to the new Fixometer AND this forum from https://restarters.net using your usual log in details.
- if you don’t already have an account on the Fixometer, you’ll be able to log in to the new Fixometer and this forum with your details for your forum account at https://restarters.net
- if you do have a Fixometer account, you’ll need to make sure your email address is the same for that account and your forum account as the two will be merged. (@Andreu, @Dave, @ssebti)
Note: There’s a small chance of this going a bit wrong (a standard beta-test hazard!), in which case, we’ll be on hand to resolve any account issues!
In any case, if you have a Fixometer account and repair data, they will not change when we upgrade, but we will now ask you to license your repair data as available for reuse. This will allow us to do some ‘bigger picture’ work including pushing for better products.
For the new version to work optimally, you will need to complete a short welcome process the first time you log in from Tuesday to keep using the Fixometer. This will ask you to update your profile and give you a quick tour.
Note that this will be a private beta version, while we make sure everything works as it should. We’ll need your help finding bugs and testing it, so if you have repair data you’ve been meaning to enter, this is the perfect opportunity as we’ll be around to help with problems.
With your help, we hope to launch it properly in late July, when we can start shouting about it publicly.
If you have any questions or concerns, or you’re interested in finding out more about this tool please get in touch!