Google Sign-In

You can now log into Headway with any Google account, and we highly recommend it. Not only it's one less password to remember, but Google offers an extra level of security with two-factor authentication options.

To connect your Google account, simply navigate to Settings -> Profile and select how you want to log into your account.


Wed, 14 Nov 2018, 12:30 pm


Delay in publishing changelogs

Some scheduled changelogs, tweets, and slack messages queued up this weekend and were not published on time. We fixed the issue and all delayed publications should be out 😇


Mon, 15 Oct 2018, 1:00 pm


Changing the author

Now you can select which member of your team will be displayed as the author on your public page.


Mon, 2 Jul 2018, 4:30 pm


Authors visibility switch

We added a new setting allowing you to control whether authors should be visible on your public changelog page.

You can find it in Settings -> Public page.


Mon, 2 Jul 2018, 4:02 pm


Changelogs favicons

We automated generating favicons for all of our changelogs. If your changelog doesn't have a logo yet, be sure to upload one in Settings-> Account. Favicon will appear within seconds!


Thu, 5 Apr 2018, 6:02 am


Mailto links fix

A bug in the editor caused mailto links to stop working. We fixed the issue and all affected changelogs.

Working mailto link 😎


Tue, 3 Apr 2018, 8:14 pm


Externally triggering widget popover

Until today you could only trigger the widget popover only by clicking on the badge, but sometimes it makes sense to toggle the popover from an external link, say like we do above, with the Release notes link.

Getting it implemented is really simple, just add the trigger option to the widget config, the value can be any selector (for example, .widgetTrigger or #toggle-headway-widget).

The full config would look like this:

let HW_config = {
  account: "...",
  selector: "...",
  trigger: ".externalTrigger"
}

For more configuration options see our widget documentation.


Wed, 18 Oct 2017, 12:27 pm


Scheduled publishing

Pretty self-explanatory – just pick a date in the future, publish the post and we'll handle the rest!

The feature is available for PRO accounts.


Mon, 4 Sep 2017, 1:30 pm


SSL certificates for all custom domains 🔐

This year we started periodically generating SSL certificates for all custom domains. We want security and privacy to be important features of Headway.

Now we are happy to announce that the process has been fully automated and within minutes new custom domains start serving traffic over secure https protocol.

Check out our updated documentation to see how you can configure your own custom domain.


Tue, 29 Aug 2017, 10:00 am


RSS feeds

Changelogs RSS feeds are here and are available for free.

Feeds are accessible by adding /rss at the end of any changelog url. For example:

  1. https://changelog.jsfiddle.net/rss for custom domains
  2. https://headwayapp.co/jsfiddle-changelog/rss for changelogs under headwayapp.co domain

You can check how your feed looks like by typing your changelog's url in online rss reader like http://m.simplepie.org. This is ours.

* rss feeds for private accounts are not yet available


Mon, 28 Aug 2017, 10:00 am


Team management

Time to cross off one of the bigger ones from our Roadmap, namely Team Management.

The new feature brings a few changes:

  1. If you have more than a single user on your team, changelog posts will appear with an author name attached
  2. Users can now add profile images and job titles
  3. New Team section in settings

Inviting users means that you have to assign them a role:

  • Owner - same permissions as you
  • Editor - can add, edit and delete posts, has no access to settings (apart from changing profile image, name and job title)

Team Management is available on the Pro tier.


Fri, 28 Jul 2017, 11:40 am


Layout changes (future proofing)

Easy to notice change – the top line acted as a color accent for the changelog, that is now gone and instead we have the sidebar that will double as navigation between new upcoming modules, like the Roadmap module.

We're really excited about this, it's going to be really great!


Tue, 20 Jun 2017, 12:10 pm


Widget 🚀

We've done a lot of under-the-hood improvements for the widget – it's now speedier than ever. Keywords: more advanced caching!


Tue, 20 Jun 2017, 12:06 pm


Every second counts

Since we want your public changelogs to load as fast as technically possible, we're constantly optimizing things behind the scenes – this time it's worth mentioning that we've hit a milestone in loading speed.

As to what has improved, a few things, like we've moved away from font-icons, in favor of SVG, so instead of loading a few heavy font files, we're just loading a couple of lines of SVG markup.

We've also stopped loading parts of the code that should be only available to logged in users, making the JS/CSS files for the public changelog around 40% lighter!

More changes coming!

PS. Worth mentioning we have a public roadmap, where you can vote for the features you'd like to see in Headway.


Tue, 25 Apr 2017, 12:03 pm


Paginated posts now have a permalink

Small fix to historical posts loaded on demand, which were missing the permalink (date) to the full post.


Fri, 14 Apr 2017, 11:02 am


Pagination

Some of you keep adding quite a lot of changelogs – which is great!

In order to keep the public changelog page lightweight, we now paginate posts, 10 per page, with the ability to load previous for the more curious users.

Over and out!


Mon, 3 Apr 2017, 6:11 am


Private mode and interface updates

Private mode

Switching to Private mode will make the changelog page only available from a special links in the widget (good for internal use).

The link itself has a special token that will invalidate itself periodically - an extra privacy measure so any leaked links will be useless after a day.

Other stuff

  • Improved editing. When you edit a changelog the main content will slide to the left, revealing it as the preview for any changes you make to the content.
  • Improved contrast. Some colors of the UI have been changed for better contrast, all in all, not a huge change but some people might welcome the improvement.

Tue, 21 Mar 2017, 6:05 am


New landing page + Plans

Our landing page has been completely redesigned (with a new logo!) – the scrolling animation we had before was a cool idea but it has proven not to be the best thing on mobile.

There was a little bit of scroll-jacking involved which is something many people have very negative feelings about.

Since we're nearing the end of beta, we're introducing plans:

Until we actually exit the beta, the PRO plan will still be free ($0).

As to the price point for the Pro plan, we're still figuring this out (a sweet spot between keeping us running and not being ridiculously expensive).


Tue, 21 Mar 2017, 5:30 am


Post new changelogs to Slack 🦄

New integration alert! You can now post changelogs directly to your company Slack so everyone on the team is in the loop of newly added changes to your app.

Connect Slack in Settings / Integrations.

More integrations are coming, next in line is Mailchimp - stay tuned!


Fri, 17 Feb 2017, 5:25 am


Security on links opening new tabs

We've added additional means of security for tabs and windows that are opened from widget or public page context – no referrer or opener information will be passed to the target page. 🔒


Thu, 12 Jan 2017, 9:33 am