Citizen Space 1.6.2 has just been released with some really awesome new features. This is part of our commitment to keeping Citizen Space constantly improving and evolving with the ever-changing times.
Both current and future clients can now benefit from a range of new features, including these two great additions worth explaining in detail:
1) Generated graphical PDF reports
All Quick Consult consultations now include an extra link on the consultation dashboard to create a summary report in PDF format. Citizen Space administrators have the option to create a report which can be used to both track open consultations’ progress or provide a quick and easy to use summary report of closed consultations’ outcomes.
We are really excited about this new feature and have already been chatting to our current clients about some of the potential benefits and use cases. The analysis of results and subsequent consultation feedback loop back to the public can now be much quicker and easier. For example reports can be generated quickly for a meeting with stakeholders and policy makers to review/assess progress.
- For questions where respondents can select at most one answer, such as radio buttons or a drop down, a pie chart is displayed:
- For questions where respondents can select more than one answer, such as checkboxes, a bar chart is displayed:
2) Mailing list sign up for Quick Consult respondents
Respondents can now have the option to opt-in to a mailing list once they have completed a response. The email list can then be exported and used to keep respondents informed on consultation outcomes and results. The email address opt-in feature can be enabled on a per-consultation basis to ensure that it is only used on relevant consultations.
The text above the email opt-in option can be easily edited by the administrator to ensure that respondents will know how their email address will be used.
It is possible to view the number of email signups at any stage of the consultation on the dashboard without needing to download the list.
We also included continuous improvements across the app that many of our users will no doubt appreciate; such as a nice bright ‘Jump to a page’ bar on the ‘view response’ page: