Roadmap

Keep track of new Zealous features, improvements and fixes.

Major updates in the pipeline

 deployed in stages when ready

For Everyone
NEW
  • Improved submission cycle for individual works (one image/video/song…) or projects (multiple images/videos/songs) (deployed)
  • Streamlined registration process for candidates, judges and organisations (deployed)
  • Improved profile layout
  • Zealous framework upgrade to JSON – allowing for faster load times and integrations with 3rd party apps.
  • Black and white skins (in progress)
  • New home page (deployed)
  • New explore pages
For Organising Calls
NEW
  • Completely upgraded My opportunities page
  • Completely upgraded Opportunity page
  • Switch off specific emails
  • Updated invoicing page to include money in and allowing refunds to candidates
IMPROVED
  • Report speed up (now deployed)
For Creative Talent
NEW
  • Completely upgraded My submissions page
  • Completely upgraded recommendations page
IMPROVED
  • View all information about past submissions
  • Preview submissions the way organisations will see them (deployed)
  • Rotate images (deployed)
  • Move projects in your portfolio
March '20

version 232 / deployed 2020-03-18

For Everyone
NEW
IMPROVED
  • Remove private and frozen calls from recommendation emails.
For Organising Calls
IMPROVED
  • Faster Tours for demo
  • Email improvements to organisations judging their own calls (removal of duplicates)
February '20

version 231 / deployed 2020-02-25

For Organising Calls
IMPROVED
  • Lightning fast csv report downloads of candidate information and submitted works
  • Switch off result emails before confirming the selection for a specific round
  • Hide results from candidates, if results are private and result emails are switched off
FIXES
  • Allow users to downgrade during an ongoing call
January '20

version 229 / deployed 2020-01-28

For Everyone
IMPROVED
  • Streamlined registration
  • UI Cleanup across all public pages
  • Optimsed loading across all site
For Organising Calls
IMPROVED
  • Clearer validation across the entire submissions cycle
For Creative Talent
NEW
  • Rotate imagery directly whilst submitting
  • View submissions at any time (even when the call is closed)
Late November '19

version 228 / deployed 2019-12-29

For Organising Calls
NEW
  • MAJOR: Customise the submission step
    • Highlight what candidates needs to submit (project, individual work).
    • Hide questions
    • Edit “hint text” on fields
    • Restrict number and types of uploads
For Everyone
IMPROVED
  • Speed improvement to drafting a submission
  • Clearer validation and requirements when submitting
Late November '19

version 226 / deployed 2019-11-27

For Organising Calls
NEW
  • Experience an opportunity as soon as you register with our Demo call
  • View individual judges scores
  • Include short ID into the submissions search and reports
For Everyone
FIXES
  • Removal of all public votes with fake email addresses
  • Patch to stop public votes from blacklisted addresses
Late October '19

version 225 / deployed 2019-10-30

For Organising Calls
NEW
  • Link Stripe refunds directly to invoices within Zealous
  • Improved works reports including work dimensions and weights
IMPROVED
  • Optimise images to load faster for judges and organisations
  • Overall javascript improvements to speed up Zealous
For Creative Talent
IMPROVED
  • Overall javascript improvements to speed up Zealous
Mid Ocotber '19

version 224 / deployed 2019-10-17

For Organising Calls
NEW
  • Preview how candidates submit without needing to create an account, or publishing your opportunity
  • Judge your own submissions as an organisations, your score will be added to the average score for the round
IMPROVED
  • Bigger images on submission rows for you and your judges
For Creative Talent
FIXES
  • Get a credit back for paid submissions your dropped out of, so you can submit again
Mid September '19 - We're out of beta!

version 223 / deployed 2019-09-16

For Organising Calls
IMPROVED
  • Submission fee step rebuilt to clarify which packages are being bought, how many submissions can be made and the total cost
  • Improve invoices to include information about the payment
  • Faster load times across the whole site, with overall site performance upgrades
FIXES
  • Fixed an issue with public votes not being able to be confirmed when applications are made anonymous
  • Fixed an issue with projects going missing from submissions during peak submission times
For Creative Talent
IMPROVED
  • Paying for submissions is now clarifies which packages are being bought, how many submissions can be made and the total cost
  • Fixed an issue with projects going missing from submissions during peak submission times
  • Faster load times across the whole site, with overall site performance upgrades
Mid July '19

version 222 / deployed 2019-07-15

For Organising Calls
NEW
  • Remove your account directly from your settings
  • Show shaddow submissions for users that have removed their account
IMPROVED
  • Update payment service for your monthly fees and submission fess in line with European changes to online transactions (SEPA) – payments will now require confirmation before being made.
  • Published opportunities opening soon now show up in explore.
FIXES
  • Fixed an issue with editing judges on a mobile phone
For Creative Talent
NEW
  • Remove your account directly from your settings
IMPROVED
  • Update payment service for submission fees in line with European changes to online transactions (SEPA) – payments will now require confirmation through a code sent to your phone.
FIXES
  • Design update to allow you can remove uploaded elements when validation is shown (they were previously on top of each other)
Early July '19

version 221 / deployed 2019-07-03

For Organising Calls
IMPROVED
  • Improvement to SEO site wide, making your opportunities searchable by Google, Bing…
For Creative Talent
IMPROVED
  • Improvement to SEO site wide, making your portfolio and projects searchable on Google, Bing…
Mid June '19

version 220 / deployed 2019-06-18

For Organising Calls
IMPROVED
  • Optimise speed for judging by preloading the next submission.
  • Streamlined submissions process (removal of additional fieds and design updated)
FIXES
  • Fixed black screen of death when users were submitting whilst a new version of Zealous was deployed
  • Judges now showed on your opportunity page in the order you have chosen
For Creative Talent
IMPROVED
  • Streamlined submissions process (removal of additional fieds and design updated)
  • Automatically set the country and role in the registration popup if they have already been filled out during the submission
FIXES
  • Fixed black screen of death when users were submitting whilst a new version of Zealous was deployed
Early June '19

version 219 / deployed 2019-06-03

For Organising Calls
NEW
  • Move questions on your application form
  • Choose to show or hide answers to questions from judges
  • Add checkboxes to the submissions step to confirm candidates have uploaded the right content to their application
IMPROVED
  • Residencies, Commissions, Fairs and Awards have been added to opportunity types
  • Price and currency have been added to the works report
  • Improved emails when downloading reports
FIXES
  • Fixes on occasional discrepencies between the number of submissions counted on the graph, and shown to organisations when users drop-out
For Creative Talent
IMPROVED
  • Quick access to Edit Submission on the Submissions page
Late May '19

version 218 / deployed 2019-05-28

For Organising Calls
IMPROVED
  • Optimised speed of download all submissions as PDF.
  • Creation of short unique ID for each submission.
FIXES
  • Fixed an issue downloading PDF’s when submissions were bigger than 200Mb
For Creative Talent
IMPROVED
  • Explore opportunities now ordered by closing date, making it easier to see which ones to apply to first
  • Exploring portfolios now show all portfolios, not just featured ones
  • Explore talent shows the latest ones that have been updated
May '19

version 217 / deployed 2019-05-20

For Organising Calls
NEW
  • Download all submissions as PDF.
  • Customise PDF files to show candidate details, uploaded project, application forms & contact details.
  • Move application form questions.
  • Make answers to some of the application form questions private to judges.
FIXES
  • Fixed show the public vote chart on the dashboard even when public vote is switched off
For Creative Talent
FIXES
  • Link payments to postcodes for increased security
April '19

version 216 / deployed 2019-04-23

For Organising Calls
NEW
  • Add checkboxes confirming the right content has been uploaded to submissions
  • Allow judging for specific sub-categories only
FIXES
  • Fixed a specific scenario where users dropping out of an opportunity didn’t update the submissions graph
For Creative Talent
FIXES
  • Fixed issues with uploading video and audio issues on some versions of Internet Explorer
Major Update - March '19

version 215 / deployed 2019-03-19

For All
NEW
  • Complete upgrade of the submissions process
  • Complete upgrade to the uploader (it’s lightning fast!)
  • Allow users to upload more file types – these now include:
    • Images – jpg, gif, jpeg, png, tiff
    • Videos – mp4
    • Music – mp3
    • Documents – xml, pdf, xlsx, xls, doc, docx, odt, ods, odp
  • Have information about specific works uploaded to submissions and projects shown below them (e.g. description, sizes, costs…)
  • Drag and drop files on the uploader
  • Zoom into the details of the imagery with the new lightbox.
  • 80% speed improvement on submissions
IMPROVED
  • Complete rebuild of the submissions process to allow for more seamless submission via mobile
FIXES
  • Include category the submission was made to in all emails to candidates (so you don’t get confused when we confirm your submission if you have two!).
  • Page freezes on large uploads in Safari and IE.
  • Sketchfab content fails to embed
  • Some SoundCloud content fails to embed
  • Occasional failure to load towns
  • Montreal showing as being a US city (our most sincere apologies to our Canadian friends).
For Organising Calls
NEW
  • Allow for anonymous judging
  • Allow judges to reset scores to being unscored
IMPROVED
  • Allow for payments of £0 in multiple payment page (e.g. making submissions free for students, but not for others).
For Creative Talent
NEW
  • Reuse previously submitted projects to new opportunities (even if they are private).
December '18

version 214 / deployed 2018-12-10

For Organising Calls
NEW
  • Invite judges to specific categories
  • View judge progress from your judges page
  • Special deals now show up directly on your packages page
  • Clearer access to our services from the home page
IMPROVED
  • Complete redesign of the judges page to allow for simpler management of judges
For Creative Talent
NEW
  • Submit to the same opportunity even faster with previous answers preloaded in the application form.
Major Update - November '18

version 213 / deployed 2018-11-4

For All
NEW
  • Major framework update introducing new payment plan structure for organising opportunities
  • Granularity in package structure to allow organisations with different budgets access to our services
  • Decrease in our commission fee across all package.
IMPROVED
  • Clearer progress bar when images are uploading to a submission.
  • Optimised CSS files for faster loading times.
August '18

version 211 / deployed 2018-08-12

For Organising Calls
NEW
  • View the total amount of public votes on a new graph on your dashboard.
  • Download reports of your public votes and newsletter signups.
  • Brand new “Recommendation Emails”.
IMPROVED
  • Optimised speed of submitting to opportunities.
FIXES
  • Allow special characters in names.
  • Draft submissions now drop on the date when they were converted (not completely) from the dashboard graph.
  • Multiple image uploader optimisations.
For Creative Talent
NEW
  • Brand new “Recommendation Emails”.
IMPROVED
  • Company and website no longer required field on creative profiles.
  • Optimised speed of submitting to opportunities.
  • Optimised speed of loading and saving projects.
FIXES
  • Allow special characters in names.
  • Multiple image uploader optimisations.
  • Once submitted, the application now shows “Save” instead of “Save as Draft”.
July '18

version 210 / deployed 2018-07-31

For Organising Calls
NEW
  • Complete upgrade of our public vote function requiring email confirmation on voting.
  • GDPR compliant way of allowing users to subscribe to your newsletter on public voting for submissions.
  • Candidates answers are automatically saved as they move onto the next question.
IMPROVED
  • Disallow candidates to drop their submission once the selection has been made.
For Creative Talent
NEW
  • Never lose submission answers with our brand new auto-save function on application forms.
June '18

version 209 / deployed 2018-06-21

For Organising Calls
NEW
  • Streamlined registration, allowing for faster creation and submission to opportunities.
  • Upgraded cities and countries across Zealous to be tags.
  • Dedicated invoices page for any payments made to us.
  • Increase engagement with your audience by adding social media links to your profile.
IMPROVED
  • Upgraded cities and countries across Zealous to be tags.
  • Custom dates on schedule now ordered by date (earliest to latest) on the opportunity.
  • Increased the speed for judging and selection.
FIXES
  • Judges can now sort by public vote.
  • Allow candidates to go back a step in submission, without the need to have completed the current step.
  • Default end times for submissions and judging to be 23:59:59 – solving the ambiguity of ending calls at the end of one day but it showing the next.
  • Increased javascript performance across the whole of Zealous.
  • Remove rogue “Show more” button on submitting.
For Creative Talent
NEW
  • Streamlined registration, allowing for faster submission to opportunities.
  • Increase engagement with your audience by adding social media links to your profile.
IMPROVED
  • Upgraded cities and countries across Zealous to be tags.
FIXES
  • On occasion the submit button wouldn’t work when the page was still loading – this has been fixed by freezing the button until the page is fully loaded.
  • Allow candidates to go back a step in submission, without the need to have completed the current step.
  • Increased javascript performance across the whole of Zealous.
May '18

version 207 / deployed 2018-05-28

For Organising Calls
NEW
  • Filters now shown on the side menu whilst navigating submissions (e.g. Subcategory, Score…)
IMPROVED
  • Improved embedding of 3D content on submissions and projects with Sketch Fab
  • Automatic removal of empty text elements on saving projects and submissions.
FIXES
  • Changing username, updates the links to previewing the opportunity (instead of linking to a broken link).
For Creative Talent
NEW
  • Add, remove and move roles for your projects directly from your profile side-menu (even without projects with those roles). These roles are used to recommend opportunities based on your skill sets.
IMPROVED
  • Improved embedding of 3D content on submissions and projects with Sketch Fab
  • Automatic removal of empty text elements on saving projects and submissions.

version 206 / deployed 2018-05-10

For Organising Calls
NEW
  • Introduced payments and invoicing for listings
  • Introduced a “Draft” state for opportunities, allowing you to review information before publishing to the network.
  • Simplified managing opportunities from the dashboard with a new side menu.
IMPROVED
  • Upgrade filter by draft loading times.
  • Fixed judging going to home page when submissions had dropped out.
  • Payment form optimised and loaded faster.
  • Optimised loading times for submissions by loading entries across pages.
FIXES
  • Remind user to save changes when some are made on managing opportunity.
  • Improved communications to judges (fix of a typo in the alert).
For Creative Talent
IMPROVED
  • Remind user to save changes when some are made on submission.
April '18

version 205 / deployed 2018-04-22

For All
NEW
  • Loading cycles updated across the whole of Zealous.
  • Optimised framework and code base for faster loading times.
IMPROVED
  • 82 micro improvements to allow for an improved experience whilst submitting – including clearer communications at every step.
FIXES
  • Fixed corner case where judges were not showing on the opportunity page, even after confirming.
March '18

version 202 / deployed 2018-03-08

For Organising Calls
NEW
  • New embeddable content on submissions, including:
    • Spotify
    • Soundcloud
    • Slideshare
IMPROVED
  • Improvements to mobile user experience for submissions to opportunities.
  • Improvements to mobile user experience for managing submissions.
FIXES
  • Fixed corner case where judges were not showing on the opportunity page, even after confirming.
For Creative Talent
NEW
  • Embed new types of files to submissions and projects:
    • Spotify
    • Soundcloud
    • Slideshare
FIXES
  • Allow candidates to go backward on submissions
Feb '18

version 200 / deployed 2018-02-18

For Organising Calls
NEW
  • Download a report with all payments and fee types
  • Filter submission by Scored/Unscored
IMPROVED
  • Show judges scores on entries in the round view.
For Creative Talent
IMPROVED
  • Performance updates on profiles.
  • Performance updates on projects.
January '18

version 199 / deployed 2018-01-30

For Organising Calls
NEW
  • Create multiple types of payments for paid opportunities (e.g. Student, Adult, Senior).
  • Allow for special deals (e.g. 2 for the price of 1).
  • Allow candidates to pay for multiple submissions in one go, and then submit to them.
  • Added list boxes to custom forms.
  • Show payments on the opportunity dashboard.
IMPROVED
  • Improved invoicing for multiple submissions.
  • Share pages with brand new social media links.
  • SEO update to make your profile stand out in Google.
For Creative Talent
NEW
  • Share pages with brand new social media links.
  • SEO update to make your profile stand out in Google.
IMPROVED
  • Confirmation emails and popup improved for candidates submitting
  • Simplify your submissions
    Manage applicants and judges from one place
  • Submit to exciting opportunities
    takes 2 minutes 🙂