October 16, 2015 release notes


  • Significant updates to group messaging integrations with Slack, HipChat, and Flowdock were launched this week enhancing product management transparency and collaboration through streaming product updates.

    • Key features of the integrations include:

      • Configure and send over 100 types of activity events.

      • Customize which strategy, release, idea, and feature updates you stream so everyone can focus on what matters most.

      • Create as many Aha! streams and corresponding Slack channels, HipChat rooms, and Flowdock Flows as you need.

    • Example streams include:

      • Features: track all team comments on key stories

      • Releases: track all product launch efforts

      • Customers: track all newly submitted ideas from customers

      • Development manager: track updates from specific team members


  • Several improvements to audit updates posted to the Home - Activity page were rolled out making the information easier to understand both in Aha! and the group messaging products. Updates include the following:

    • Delaying the posting of audit records for 5 minutes to ensure the user is done with their update before firing an activity change. This will help to reduce the overall volume of activity updates.

    • Differentiate between public and private comments.

    • Idea visibility changes have been converted from a numeric value to text.

    • Feature duration estimates have been updated to human readable numbers.

    • External Release Dates reflect updates to the "round date to" timeframe.

    • The Initiative setting "Show on roadmap and charts" has been modified from displaying as true or false to yes or no.

  • To-do email reminders will no longer be sent on weekends.


  • Chrome version 46 and Safari version 9 both introduced changes that adversely impacted mouse wheel behavior. This change fixes the behavior of scrolling on the Features - Board screen and other places where the mouse wheel is used.