Symple 1.1 - AutoPay

Last week we launched Symple 1.1! This release bring the ability to set your payments on autopilot with “AutoPay”. Just turn it on and choose the payment terms. Now when a partner sends an invoice you no longer need to manually manage paying them.

Telegram Bot Builder

TLDR; Introducing Telegram Bot Builder

I've built a few Telegram bots recently using Zapier and Chatfuel.

Chatfuel used to work pretty well, though it always felt like Telegram was an after thought (just look at their homepage). Recently it stopped letting me create new bots. After asking support they said they had no ETA on fixing the issue. Two weeks later I gave up waiting and built T elegram Bot Builder; A more versatile Chatfuel.

Bug Report Template

The author of the book Deep Work talks about The Principle of Least Resistance.

> The Principle of Least Resistance: In a business setting, without clear feedback on the impact of various behaviors to the bottom line, we will tend toward behaviors that are easiest in the moment.
— Cal Newport - Deep Work
Shitty internal bug reports are an example of this. Over the years I've seen so much time and money wasted from badly written bug reports. The amount of back and forth between developer and reporter can really rack up.
> The text is wrong colour
— CEO's bug report
> I can’t create X
— Developer Y bug report
 

How To Encourage Good Bug Reporting

Provide Real Examples

Choose a real bug report that someone or yourself filed and go through it, looking at it's good and bad points.

Write Good Bug Reports Yourself

If you're writing bug reports for others, write really well detailed ones. It won't take long before they realise how useful it is.

Introduce a Template

Below is the bug report template I've used for the last few years. I usually customise it slightly depending on the project (iOS or macOS? Is there a dev server? etc). In the past I've also created a bookmarklet that automatically fills the text area of whatever tool we're using.


## iOSVersion## BuildVersion## Device## Server## LoginDetails## Isitreproducible? Yes / Occasionally / One Time / No ## StepstoProduce/Reproduce1. ...2. ...3. ...## ExpectedResults## ActualResults## Workarounds## OtherInformation