This week in Sticky (3)

Improving the mobile experience - on desktop

We're proud to have built a 'mobile-first' experience for the smartphone generation. Still, plenty of people use Facebook on their laptop and click-through to Stickyretail stores, and most of our customers build+test their Stickyretail store on desktop too. So we did some work to make Stickyretail stores look better no matter the device. The most noticeable change is the 'floating cart':

We worked hard to make Stickyretail stores look better on desktop - floating cart

'360 degree' customer view

We show everything we know about your customer's "cross user sector" (the data we share between our customers, you):

We show you everything we know about your customer in the dashboard

Use this to get in direct contact with a customer to clarify their order or their address.

Build a contact form

You can now build a contact form in seconds.

Build a contact form in seconds with Sticky!

Your contact form creates an event of type MESSAGE, which emails you what was submitted. You can see these events in the dashboard.

Get social - share your applications or your store

Sharing applications and Stickyretail stores on social media is important to our customers. We made these links look better:

Your customers-to-be see a more attractive preview before clicking through

Next we'll make the preview show the name and logo of your application. More to follow.

Colour picker

Do you have a favourite hex triplet? Same here, but we're not like everyone else. We added a cute colour picker to the dashboard's application view:

Point-and-click to choose a colour

You can still paste in your specific colour below the colour picker.

A simpler user experience for Stickyretail

We made the dashboard delightfully simple for Stickyretail users who'll never build applications. Tell us you want this when you sign up:

The Stickyretail user experience is simple for people who only want to sell products

Don't email us; we'll email you

You are now sent an email when specific events happen, currently SESSION_CART_PAY and MESSAGE. This work allowed us to further automate the refund process. There's now a refund button in the dashboard's payment view:

Our work on events+emails made it easy to implement refunds in the dashboard

There's more!

  • We added warnings when your 'Successful payment' message includes a field that isn't covered by your 'Checkout questions', and when a product has 0 stock
  • You can now add more 'virtual sticker's ('links') - just hit '+ Link'
  • New stickers, applications and products now have nicer names like 'New sticker', instead of a raw ID number
  • The default application code now uses 'Client logic', making it just that bit quicker to get started writing your application
  • When you create an application, we now copy your user logo URL to the new application
  • You can now buy stickers (and merch) on desktop
  • You can now click the URL of an image/video in the product view to go to it
  • We removed an application currency - it didn't do anything
  • We improved the session (customer) list, showing you when the customer was last active

Bug fixes

  • We couldn't make it possible to checkout from 'truly custom' domains (*.sticky.to etc), so we gave you a fixed list of domains that work
  • We now correctly pick up previous answers to 'cross user sector' questions (name/email etc on checkout), speeding up the checkout flow for customers checking out a second time
  • Code in 'Client logic' and 'Routing logic' is syntax highlighted with HTML+embedded JS/CSS, not pure JS
  • We fixed the endless 'spinning wheel' if you connected a product to a sticker, assigned a 'product' application to that sticker, deleted the product then visited the sticker's URL

Performance+SEO

  • We now serve our SDK using gzip and enabled gzip on all plain text static files (speeding up all of your applications)
  • We enabled HTTP2 on our load balancer allowing us to serve you more requests at once
  • We set the right cache headers so your browser makes fewer requests to us
  • We enabled HSTS so your browser doesn't try to connect to HTTP before redirecting to HTTPS - this is both a security and performance improvement
  • We lazy load fonts, improving the visual load speed

These improvements make your applications load+feel faster and improve their search engine rank.