Friday, December 12, 2008

Festive Spirit - Major New Release

To celebrate the festive season we plan to implement a major new release of the Survey Galaxy website on Sunday 14 December.

While the upgrade is in progress the website will be down for a short period of time but we will do our best to ensure that any downtime is kept to a minimum.

With Survey Galaxy you were always able to create surveys in a number of major languages but with the new release we will now fully support the UTF-8 character set and we also introduce the ability to deploy a single survey in multiple languages.

For members who have a requirement to make their their surveys available in multiple languages, for example French/English, English/Welsh or even provide localised versions of the same survey for example English UK/English US, our new translation feature is the perfect solution.

You will not be restricted in the number of translations you can apply although practical limitations may make supporting more than three impractical.

Where a survey is offered with multiple translations, the survey's base language is specified and all the results are automatically rolled up into the base language, save for free text comment and data which will remain in their native language.

For languages that we have a translation for, a deployed survey's system messages and button titles are displayed in the selected language. Where we do not have the necessary translations the system messages will revert to English.

We have also taken the opportunity to make a number of other changes and added more functionality and streamlined our pricing structure.

Once the release is live we will spotlight some of the new features here but in the meantime more details can be found through reading the release notes.