Platform Changelog

This page contains a non-exhaustive list of major developer-facing changes to the EVRYTHNG Platform, Dashboard, API, and SDKs from the start of 2020. In addition to these, other minor updates and bug fixes are being continuously rolled out as they are completed, but are not all listed here - only feature changes are shown.


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Previous Changes

Previous changes to 2020 have been moved to an Archive page


August 2020

6 August, 2020

New Enterprise settings page

This release brings the first version of the settings page on the enterprise dashboard.

Henceforth, if youโ€™re navigating across the enterprise dashboard, and need to check your account, personal or team settings, you can do so straight from the enterprise dashboard.

Enterprise settings version 1.0

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Coming soon

This interim release will simply open a different tab on the exact section youโ€™re seeking in the developer dashboard settings area.
Our very next release will bring a brand new Team Management page.


August 2020

5 August, 2020

Secure update for name and email

For security reasons, we've converted First Name, Last Name and Email to read-only fields on the user settings update section. This allows us to better monitor every email change and comply with our customer's security and privacy needs.

If you require a name or email update, you can still make a request on our service desk and we will immediately attend your requirements.


July 2020

28 July, 2020

Centralised navbar menu

Weโ€™ve just released a centralized menu for enterprise dashboard pages!

Now you can navigate between different dashboard pages from different product lines all in the same navbar, located on the left-hand side of the dashboard:


July 2020

17 July, 2020 AUTHENTICATE

Authentication event attachments

Our latest release of the Authenticate app v1.1.1 provides the ability for brand inspectors to add photographs and text notes to an authentication event: providing centralised brand protection teams with the additional context and information to support an investigation.

Product Cloud dashboard users are able to view inspector attachments alongside the event details in the Brand protection dashboard.

Also in this release, you are able to expand product images to view full-screen.

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Coming soon

Dashboard users will also be able to add notes to an event


June 2020

18 June, 2020 AUTHENTICATE

Brand protection dashboard: beta release

Now you can view all authentication requests in a single dashboard view. This dashboard collates the results of every authentication request for all authentication methods:

  • Authentication app users
  • Remote authentication dashboard users
  • Crowdsourced consumer scans

By default the dashboard filters on the events you care about the most - events from the last 7 days where a negative result has been recorded. However, you can take advantage of powerful filtering options to slice and dice the data as you need.

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Beta release

Beta features are supported by the EVRYTHNG SLA but may not be functionally complete and are subject to change without notice.

By drilling down into an individual event you will see the context behind the authentication result and additional data that supports an investigation. For example, if a product is found to be unauthorized, you will see the factory name that ordered the serialized label.


17June, 2020 ACTIVATE

EVRYTHNG ACTIVATE factory activation app v3.8.7

A new release of EVRYTHNG ACTIVATE is available in Google Play and Chinese app stores.

What are the key features of this release?

Automatic scanner configuration

The app will now automatically configure your barcode scanner on start-up.

Purchase Order fulfilment

When activating you will now see fulfilment information for:

  • The Purchase Order that you have selected
  • The Line Item UPC/EAN that you are currently activating
Check QR Code

Use the Check QR Code page to scan a QR Code and check its status. You can access this new page from the Menu.

Please refer to the user guide for more information on these features.


15 June, 2020 ACTIVATE

ADI Orders form and file download

For our enterprise customers, the ADI Orders service now has a user-friendly graphical interface. Generate bulk ADI requests of up to 20,000 ADIs simply and easily, and download them in a format of your choice.

ADI Orders form

Our flexible order form allows a business user to generate batches of up to 20,000 serialized identities ready to be printed by you or your PSP.

Download ADI files

Download ADIs in one of three formats:

  • CSV: For PSPs requiring a CSV input file for their workflow systems. Configure the output format to include only the data you require
  • TXT: For PSPs whose line automation tools use text-based inputs such as laser engravers. Output is also customisable for your use case (e.g. number of IDs per line)
  • JSON: For customers requiring a direct API integration, you can receive the ADI files in pure JSON format for ease of transformation and processing.

09 June, 2020 AUTHENTICATE

Remote authentication for dashboard users: general availability

Another successful beta program draws to a close and the Authenticate dashboard is generally available for enterprise customers.

Just like the Authenticate app general availability release, the majority of improvements are under the hood. Additional capabilities include the ability for dashboard users to verify a physical match as part of the authentication result.


May 2020

21 May, 2020 AUTHENTICATE

Authenticate app: general availability

Following the conclusion of a successful beta program, the Authenticate app is now generally available for enterprise customers.

Version 1.0 of the app has been largely focussed on usability and performance improvements however, there are some additional features as well. For example, inspectors are now able to contribute to the overall authentication status by providing simple feedback on the match between the physical item and the digital description.

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Tip

Just like the other Authenticate business rules, inspector feedback can be enabled or disabled. Please contact your EVRYTHNG customer success manager to discuss further.


18 May, 2020 ACTIVATE

Activation dashboard: improved filtering and overview analytics

We've released two new major features to the vendor fulfilment dashboard for real-time factory analytics.

Overview analytics

View overview data for: Active factories, Onboarded factories, Active POs, Total Activations. Time filters for: All time, last year, year to date, two months ago, last month, month to date.

Activation dashboard

Filter your PO fulfilment data by the following new filters:

  • Purchase Order (now supports partial filtering)
  • Factory ID
  • Supplier ID
  • Product identifier (UPC / EAN / GTIN)
  • Ex-factory date ranges

Sort your fulfilment data by:

  • Last activation
  • Purchase Order ID
  • Quantity ordered
  • Quantity activated (number and percentage)
  • Quantity shipped (number and percentage)

April 2020

27 April, 2020 AUTHENTICATE

Remote authentication for dashboard users: beta release

Hot on the heels of the Authenticate app release, members of the beta program are now able to authenticate products remotely using the Authenticate dashboard. Simply enter a serial number or GS1 Digital Link to authenticate a product.

Additionally, users are able to view details of any previous authentication results for the item. So whether you are a remote brand protection team or even a customer service advisor you are able to remotely authenticate products out in the field.


23 April, 2020 AUTHENTICATE

Duplicate code detection algorithm

In this release, we have upgraded our duplicate code detection capabilities with the development of a new and improved algorithm that analyses scan history to identify suspicious scans.

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Beta release

Beta features are supported by the EVRYTHNG SLA but may not be functionally complete and are subject to change without notice.

The new version of the duplicate rule is available to enterprise customers as part of the Authenticate service.


March 2020

25 March, 2020 AUTHENTICATE

Authenticate app: beta release

Following the release of the Authenticate service the all-new Authenticate app is available for our beta program users. The application is a progressive web app (PWA), which means that no app download is required you can access the app via a Safari (iOS) or Google Chrome (Android) browser.

The Authenticate app allows brand inspectors or any authorised personnel such as retail employees or distributors to scan a code and request an authentication status for individual items. No specialist equipment or expertise is required, the app will determine the authentication result based upon the rules that you have enabled for your account and the data that is held for each Active Digital Identityโ„ข in the EVRYTHNG Product Cloud.

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Beta release

Beta features are supported by the EVRYTHNG SLA but may not be functionally complete and are subject to change without notice.


February 2020

26 February, 2020 AUTHENTICATE

Authenticate service generally available

The Authenticate service enables enterprise customers to submit an authentication request and subscribe to the result via the EVRYTHNG Pub/Sub Broker.

Each authentication request is subjected to a series of authentication checks, customers are able to select the applicable rules from the Authenticate business rules library or define a custom Reactor rule.

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Coming soon

New brand protection app and dashboard, with real-time authenticity checks powered by the Authenticate-service.


January 2020

26 January, 2020

Enterprise API v2

The new version of the Enterprise API comprises a collection of APIs aimed at applications using the EVRYTHNG platform that require more advanced or customisable functionality such as a granular access management system.

The root domain of these APIs is api.evrythng.io/v2.

Functionality included here contains:

  • A personalised RBAC (role based access control) system
  • Access tokens in the form of API keys for both Operators and non-human actors such as integrations or scripts.

These features are supported by a new Roles and Permissions API that you can explore right away.

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Note

These APIs are only available to customers with an enterprise platform subscription. Please get in touch to discuss enabling any of them on your account.

See the Standard API Introduction for more basic information about how the API operates in general.


20 January, 2020 ACTIVATE

Purchase order fulfilment: shipped quantity

Enterprise customers already benefit from real-time purchase order fulfilment visibility, now you are able to view your shipment data side-by-side with factory activation data. By integrating your factory shipping events via our Shipment Notices API you are able to see the current fulfilment status for any given purchaser order:

  1. The quantity of activated product versus the order quantity
  2. The quantity of shipped product versus the order quantity

19 January, 2020 AMPLIFY

Consumer engagement dashboard

We bring to you the much anticipated Consumer Engagement dashboard.
Now you can view all scan activities that your customers perform, along with a number of associated metrics.

After your programme is set up it'll appear on the Amplify Programme Selection screen where all active and inactive Programmes will be shown, allowing you to click and load into the Dashboard.

Once you select the programme you want to analyse, you will be presented with the Consumer Engagement Dashboard there you can find:

  • a programme summary, showing details and statistics for the programme as a whole
  • a number of filters that you can select to only display the information you're seeking.

The dashboards presents scan activity metrics such as

  • Number of new and returning users
  • Scans by day of the week and time of the day
  • Most scanned products
  • A Top regions section where you can navigate across the world to see where your products are most scanned
  • And much more

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