Update to notifications

As you set up a member in Bandman you can choose what information to include. Adding an email address and password for example lets them sign in and view their events. Adding a mobile phone number allows you send them text messages at our fantastic rates.

When it comes to sending event notifications, we take some of the grunt work out of filling in the text message and email screens for you by preselecting recipients and crafting a message for you. After posting a quick demonstration of this process on Facebook we received a great question; what happens to the text message if a member doesn’t have a mobile number recorded? Until now you would need to remember to separately contact that person.

We have just rolled out an update that notifies you when a recipient doesn’t have a mobile number saved, along with some other subtle changes. Consider the following list of artists:


You’ll see that neither Tim nor Jim have a mobile number. If we view our Events list and click the traffic light notification indicator, the messaging screen now includes the following:


Both Tim and Jim appear in the red alert box with a message that reads, “The following artists don’t have a mobile number. Selecting them below will send your message as an email“.

And what if we remove Tim’s email address as well?

No email

Tim now includes a further warning that he cannot be contacted.

Finally, the email Jim receives includes a line telling him he’s received the email instead of a text message and that he can add a mobile number for future use by editing his profile:

No TXT email

We are just loving the feedback and support we are receiving and can’t wait to hear more about how you’re using Bandman and what you’d like to see included.


Availability notifications

We have rolled out an update to Bandman today that we think is pretty darned neat! You can now choose how and when to be notified of your members’ availabilities. Plus, you can set default options for your groups and customise them per event.

If you’d simply like to know via email once everyone’s availabilities are in, cool. But if you have an urgent request out for availabilities, you might like to know once half your group has replied, or get a text message for every reply. It’s up to you.

You’ll find your defaults under your group’s setup page and similar options in the event editing screen. We hope this makes your life just a little easier!

Availability notifications