Product Updates

AsylumConnect Product Update (04.30.2021)

See below for a log of technical enhancements made to the AsylumConnect Catalog during April 2021. Follow our blog’s change log series for future monthly product updates.  

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  • Initiated work on audit log feature 
  • Addresses mismatch of language properties between the backend and frontend (to ensure “Language Services” displays correctly) 
  • Adds new ‘Spiritual Support’ service subcategory (under the existing ‘Community Support’ category) for all countries (USA, Canada Mexico) to help users easily connect with nearby LGBTQ+ affirming congregations, ministries and other welcoming spiritual support opportunities 

  • Completed revamp of the “Share Favorites” feature
    • Users can now share their personalized favorites lists as well as individual resources they find listed on AsylumConnect for free via email

Web View

The user can now share a specific verified direct service provider they find on AsylumConnect via email The user can also now easily share their personalized favorites list via email

Mobile View

Share a specific resource via email from mobileShare a personalized favorites list via email from mobile

Email Notifications

The recipient will receive an email notification from AsylumConnect

View for person with whom list was shared

Web ViewMobile View

  • Increases testing code coverage to 84% 
  • Adds requirement for slugs (URLs) to be unique for Organization pages and Service pages (to prevent future broken links on the live Catalog frontend)
  • Adds Delete endpoints to reviews, Org comments, Services comments, suggestions and rating 
  • Adds functionality to support sharing of favorites lists and individual resources
  • Addresses mismatch of language properties between backend and frontend

  • Adds new ‘Spiritual Support’ subcategory for all countries in the Catalog’s backend data portal (to match new subcategory added to frontend, see above)
  • Adds new verify data functionality to Service pages in addition to Organization pages in the data portal (to remind AsylumConnect’s trained volunteers and interns working on data entry to mark when they last updated the information) 

  • Initializes implementation of testing infrastructure

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