Release Notes

Tart Release

Released February 14, 2022 (build 45.20.25)

Special release

Aside from the usual fixes and improvements, most of the features included in Tart will be used to lay the groundwork for future advancements. As such, there are no customer-facing features to highlight for this release.


TOTAL:  62 bug fixes and/or performance enhancements.


Release cycle theme: Sweet treats

Did you know that the only significant difference between a full-sized tart and a pie is that a pie has a pastry cover and a tart doesn't?

When making a tart, the filling is placed in a tasty pastry base and baked open-faced. No time will you waste making some pastry lace you'd have to race to trace then place, interlaced, over the face just to cover that space.

There is no disgrace (so don't self-abase or efface yourself apace) if you'd rather erase the chase. Just embrace the non-haste of a tart's pastry-making pace, with a style and grace which makes the case for: "You—the baking space ace who can't be replaced!" Or debased. Whose face should be placed on a vase secured with a brace and...and I should really stop now.

Y'know, just in case.

Strudel Release

Released January 31, 2022 (build 45.19.25)

New top level in Library navigation

All users: A new top level has been added to the side navigation in Library to help set the stage for future enhancements. From this new level users can view their "My Favorites" list or select "Browse" to display the category tree.

"Added to Jostle date" included in login reports

System Admins: "Added to Jostle date" (the date a user's profile was created in their organization's Jostle platform) will now be included in the "Last logged in" and "Never logged in" reports available in Admin Settings > Analytics > View/Download Login Report.


TOTAL:  50 bug fixes and/or performance enhancements.


Release cycle theme: Sweet treats

Did you know that the strudel pastry got its name from the German word for whirlpool? It's a nod to spiral shape the dough bakes into around its filling. To get that signature shape, strudel dough is thinly stretched out, then the filling is added on one end and the dough is then rolled over and over in layers until the other end is reached.

Sweet strudels are the most commonly-known type of this pastry, with popular variations like apple strudel and cherry strudel. Then there's savory strudels, for people who prefer to bite into a flaky pastry and be greeted with a mouthful of hot cabbage.

Then of course, there is the Toaster Strudel, which can be found in the prepared frozen food section of most fine grocery stores. While it may not resemble a traditional strudel pastry (like, not at all), any product that comes with its own icing packets and encourages you to draw faces on your food with them, deserves to self-identify as strudel as much as it wants.

Rumcake Release

Released January 17, 2022 (build 45.18.22)

New notification quick actions for Tasks

Tasks users: On your Tasks lists, you can now remove a red dot notification by marking a task as Read and prevent any further red dots for it by selecting Mute. Neither action requires you to open the task and both can be easily toggled on or off by clicking their respective icons (envelope/bell).

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Locations improvements

System Admins: The Locations feature has been updated to be much more manageable. Improvements include: a more streamlined UI, an easy-to-navigate table and menu-based management system, and clearer messaging across the board (for example, the  "Address Alias" for a new Location, is now simply its "Name").

The new-look Locations can be found in Admin Settings > Filters and Badges > Configure Locations.


TOTAL:  114 bug fixes and/or performance enhancements.


Release cycle theme: Sweet treats

Did you know that the rum cake had its beginnings in the Caribbean in the 18th century, when Jamaicans started using rum-infused fruits in their cake recipes?

Rum cake soon became a traditional holiday dish for Jamaicans. But rum cakes didn't take off in the U.S. until the 1970's. That's when Bacardi first included rum cakes in an edition of their Bacardi Party Book, a promotional booklet presenting drink, snack, meal, and dessert recipes that all featured that magical key ingredientrum. And when I say they included rum cakes, I do mean "cakes" as in plural. Bacardi went ALL-IN on making rum cakes a thing, and offered up not just one, but five decadent suggestions:

  • Bacardi's Rum Cake
  • Bacardi's Amber Rum Cake with Rum Apricot Syrup
  • Bacardi's Chocolate Rum Cake with Chocolate Rum Filling
  • Bacardi's Banana Rum Cake with Rum Frosting
  • Bacardi's Rum Cheesecake

...and for those who only had time for a bite-sized boozy bon-bon:

  • Bacardi's Rum Balls

People literally started eating (drinking?) it all up. And soon everyone knew if you wanted a sweet treat that would also get you soused, the rum cakes at Bacardi's Boozy L'il Bakery had you covered.

Quiche Release

Released 2021 Dec. 16 (build 45.17.22)

Special release

Aside from the usual fixes and improvements, most of the features included in Quiche will be used to lay the groundwork for future advancements. As such, there are no customer-facing features to highlight for this release.



TOTAL of 83 bug fixes and/or performance enhancements.


Release cycle theme: Sweet treats

Did you know that I didn't know how I was going to spin "quiche" as a sweet treat? Yes, it's made in a pastry case but, by definition, a quiche is a savory dish usually filled with cheese, meat, seafood, or vegetables. In other words, it's the exact opposite of a "sweet treat".

But then I did some digging and I DID find an example of a "sweet quiche"! It's a quiche that's filled with a sweetened, custard-like filling of a similar consistency to the filling of a regular quiche. Only thing is, it's actually called a "squiche" (sweet + quiche), which means I can't really use it to represent our "Q" release, can I?

Haha! Of course I can! (I can pretty much bend the rules however I like here.)

BUT if anyone squeaks about me squeezing "squiches" in with "quiches", I'll squelch their squawks til their squad sounds like squealing squirrels squashed in a squall.

(...just squidding 😉)

Pop Release

Released 2021 Dec. 6 (build 45.16.23)

Gallery mode in Library

All users: The viewer in Library now enables users to cycle through previews of all the image files contained within a folder or Volume (instead of having to open them one-by-one). Users can also jump ahead to a particular image using the scroll-and-select thumbnail guide at the bottom of the viewer.



TOTAL:  107 bug fixes and/or performance enhancements.


Release cycle theme: Sweet treats

Did you know that pop juggernaut PepsiCo has released over 150 different varieties of its signature beverage worldwide? These range from seasonal-themed offerings to region-specific flavors to short-lived attempts at presenting delusional fever dreams in canned form.

Here's just a small sample of what Pepsi has brought to the pop aisle over the years:
  • Pepsi Salted Caramel (US) - shockingly, not the only "salted" Pepsi on this list.
  • Pepsi Salty Watermelon (Japan) - told you.
  • Diet Pepsi Jazz Black Cherry French Vanilla (US) - when Diet Pepsi Production wants to add two new flavors, but is only given the budget for one.
  • Pepsi Blue Hawaii (Japan) - blending together the traditional Hawaiian flavors of pineapple, lemon, and blue.
  • Pepsi Boom (Germany) – a Pepsi without caffeine, sugar, or artificial sweeteners? Sounds more like Pepsi NO Boom.
  • Pepsi White (Japan) - for people who prefer a Pepsi that tastes like yogurt and looks like Alka-Seltzer.

Personally, I propose that this proves PepsiCo is not only a powerhouse of pop production but a purveyor of positive pondering, who persistently presents a plethora of puzzling, perplexing Pepsi pop products to people in well-populated places, which not only prompts plenty of PR for their preposterous potables, but provides priceless publicity for Pepsi in the process. Perfectly played, PepsiCo.

Oatmeal Release

Released 2021 Nov. 2 (build 45.15.23)

Help section update

All users: The Help section of our platform will be updated to make it easier to navigate and to provide content that is more relevant to all users.

In addition to simplifying the menus and removing redundant information, some current Help content will be relocated elsewhere in the platform. Below is a list of this content and where they’ll be moved to:

  • Customer Success Manager info (Admin Settings > Platform > View Account Info)
  • "About" info (Admin Settings > Platform > View Account Info)
  • Legal info (My Preferences > Legal)
  • IP rights info (My Preferences > Legal)

Also, the "Suggest a Feature" link has been removed due to the relocation of the Feature Request Forum. Users can now submit requests for new platform features by clicking the Resource Center icon at the bottom of the Main Navigation and selecting "Suggest an improvement". This will take them to the improved Feature Request experience where they can post, view, vote for, and prioritize features they'd like added to the platform.

User Provisioning: Support for nicknames, phone numbers

System Admins: Jostle's User Provisioning API will be updated to support fields for a user's nickname as well as up to four phone numbers (one of which can be marked as "primary"): workofficephone, workmobilephone, personalmobilephone, and homephone.


TOTAL:  75 bug fixes and/or performance enhancements.


Release cycle theme: Sweet treats

Did you know that the first recorded oatmeal cookie recipe to be published in a U.S. cookbook was in 1896? The cookie then rose in prominence in the 1900s due in part to every container of Quaker Oats having an oatmeal raisin cookie recipe included on its label.

Flash forward 100+ years and oatmeal cookies are still as popular as ever. Which is why I wasn't surprised to learn there was a National Oatmeal Cookie Day (April 30). What I was surprised to learn however, is that there was more than one. National Lacy Oatmeal Cookie Day (March 18) is specifically meant to celebrate the "lacy" variety of oatmeal cookies, which is basically a wafer-thin version of your usual oatmeal cookie, that's typically served with desserts.

But come on, they're both "oatmeal cookies", right?. And there's no reason for there to be two celebrations for the same cookie (it's like that friend we all have who thinks they're deserving of a "birthday week" instead of just one day). Especially when the lists of ways to celebrate either of these days boil down to the exact same things: Bake cookies! Share cookies! Eat cookies!

Ohhhh. Now I get it.

Okay, I stand corrected. There is a totally a good reason for a double celebration. In fact, I'd even suggest we get some multiple celebrations going on...National Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Day, National Oatmeal Nut Cookie Day, National Oatmeal Cookie Topped with Ice Cream and Drizzled Caramel Day...I'd be more than happy to help celebrate (and sample) them all. 🍪👀

Nanaimo Release

Released 2021 Oct. 20 (build 45.14.14)

News: More context provided for "Pinned” items

News Admins: The News editor has been updated to better convey the main use case for the "Pin" option (which is to surface important information for new employees upon their initial visit to the platform), and lessen the chance of the feature being used just to draw general attention to a News item (which is what "Feature in Banner" is for).


TOTAL:  31 bug fixes and/or performance enhancements.


Release cycle theme: Sweet treats

Did you know that the Nanaimo bar requires no baking? It consists of three layers: a base made of wafer, nuts and coconut crumbs; custard icing in the middle; and a layer of chocolate ganache on top. First created in Nanaimo, British Columbia, the bar quickly gained popularity nationwide and has since become known to chefs and foodies around the world as a classic Canadian dessert.

However, it's popularity has never really spread south of the Canadian border, and the reason may be due to one of the key ingredientscustard powder. It’s a relatively obscure ingredient in the U.S. that can usually only be found in specialty stores. And its suggested substitute (vanilla pudding) tends to produce lumpy results.

But hey, if England can have their own localized take on the Nanaimo bar (which they do—the London Fog bar) then I don’t see why the U.S. can’t take their lumpy-filled creation and spin it into a geographically-themed offshoot of their own. In fact, seeing as how biting down on this version would likely cause the crust to crumble and chocolate layer to crack, as they both try to conform to the uneven shifting mass between them, there's a perfect name just waiting to be taken. I give you: the San Andreas bar! You’re welcome, America.

Milkshake Release

Released 2021 Oct 12 (build 45.13.15)

Special release

Aside from the usual fixes and improvements, most of the features included in this release will be used to lay the groundwork for future advancements. As such, there are no customer-facing features to highlight for Milkshake.


TOTAL:  32 bug fixes and/or performance enhancements.


Release cycle theme: Sweet treats

Did you know that milkshakes were originally an alcoholic beverage? In 1885, a milkshake was a whiskey-based, eggnog-type drink served in bars. But by 1900, the whiskey had been swapped out for the more wholesome (and more popular) flavorings of chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla syrups. These new milkshake beverages would be hand-shaken mixtures of milk, crushed ice, sugar, and flavorings.

The later addition of ice cream and then malted milk powder to the mix brought about the modern milkshake and thicker frosted malt, and their popularity spurred the boom of "malt shoppes" throughout the 40s and 50s.

These days, milkshakes and malts have retained their popularity as fast food menu staples, most notably at McDonald's and Wendy's: Despite only being available for one month a year, McDonald's has dispensed over 60 million servings of their seasonal hit, the Shamrock Shake—while Wendy's signature Frosty has been served over 300 million times worldwide!

I'd also like to call out a notable individual achievement in milkshaking. For singer Kelis, whose rendition of "Milkshake" brought everyone to her yard for a little taste. Now, obviously this wasn't a traditional milkshake (or even about a traditional milkshake), but with certified sales of over 1.35 million units, her single not only shot to #3 on the Billboard charts in 2003—but most likely to #3 on the "milkshake" sales chart for that year as well...right behind McDonald's and Wendy's. 😉

Lollipop Release

Released 2021 Oct 4 (build 45.12.32)

Event reminder improvements

All users: Personal reminders set on the notices for upcoming Events will now transfer over via the .ics file when the Event is added to an external calendar. Previously, users would have to set their calendar's reminder feature manually after adding an Event.

Moving Library items between Volumes (gradual rollout)

Volume Librarians will now be able to move Library items between two of their own Volumes.

NOTE—similar to the recent “commenting permissions for Google Library items” feature that arrived in Jelly, this will also follow a staggered release model, with the target of being fully rolled out to all customers by the end of the year.


PLUS:  50 other bug fixes and/or performance enhancements.


Release cycle theme: Sweet treats

Did you know that modern lollipops can be traced back to the 17th century? During this period, sugar became more affordable and readily available, so treats like boiled sugar confections became popular. These confections would be placed on sticks so people could eat them without getting their hands all messy and sticky.

Fast-forward to 1908 and we have the first "lollipop" branding (apparently named after Lolly Pop, a race horse) and the first lollipop machine, which automated the process of placing the hard candy on sticks at a rate of almost 2,000 an hour. Today, Tootsie Pop is the largest manufacturer of lollipops, and with their automated process, they churn out 16 million sweet suckers A DAY.

Over the years, lollipops have also evolved from simple, sweet little treats to much more. For example, lollipops can act as a very efficient delivery system for children's medicine, especially for children who have problems swallowing pills.

Beyond sugary-sweet and medicinal, there are also alcohol-based lollipops available, including ones made from beer, merlot, and chardonnay...which, I guess, shows that lollipops can be also used as an efficient delivery system for "adult" medicine as well.

Key Lime Release

Released 2021 Sep 20 (build: 45.11.5)

NOTE—As previously communicated, Jostle no longer supports Internet Explorer 11. This is in line with Microsoft 365 ending their own support for the browser on August 17, 2021. While users can still access the Jostle platform via IE 11, no guarantees can be made that it will continue to perform as expected..

Jostle will continue to support the latest two versions of the following browsers:

  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Safari
  • Microsoft Edge

Jostle Viewer support for HEIC files

All users: Images uploaded with the .heic file extension (the format iPhone and iPad use for their photos) can now be opened in-platform with the Jostle Viewer.

Hide Slack/MS Teams integrations in My Preferences

System Administrators: Organizations that do not use Slack and/or MS Teams can now remove them from their users' My Preferences. Doing this will hide those apps' integration information and no longer include them as notification channel options.

System Administrators can contact their Customer Success Manager for more information.

Event reminder update

Events Admins: When creating an Event notice, the option to "remind invitees via email on the day of an Event" has now been updated to the more precise "remind invitees 24 hours before the Event".


PLUS:  95 other bug fixes and/or performance enhancements.


Release cycle theme: Sweet treats

Did you know that the key lime is native to Southeast Asia? Smaller and tarter than the more common Persian variety, this lime was eventually introduced around the world via a path that included such locales as North Africa, the West Indies, and Mexico. But it was its introduction to Florida that would eventually provide the key lime with its name (based on the region where the fruit was naturalized, the Florida Keys).

In Florida, the limes took off in popularity after farmers planted them as a replacement crop for lemons that were destroyed during the "Great Freeze" of 1894-95. Soon branded "Florida key limes" and touted as a beloved regional crop, the popularity of the key lime increased even more with the introduction of the now-classic U.S. dessert, key lime pie (which, by the 1950s, was being promoted as "Florida's most famous treat").

But for a generation of pop culture devotees, key lime pie is probably more known as the pie Ross thinks he's eating on the episode of Friends where he samples Monica’s kiwi-lime pie and has an allergic reaction:

Ross: Kiwi? Kiwi?! I thought you said this was key lime pie?
Monica: No, I said it was kiwi-lime pie. That's what makes it special.
Ross: And that's what's going to kill me. I'm allergic to kiwi.

Monica claimed she forgot about his allergy, but we all know she totally on purpose made a pie she knew Ross was allergic to. Why? Because like everyone else, she found Ross to be the most annoying person EVER and would do anything to make him just shut up already (, okay—not only have I gone way off track here, but I may also be projecting just a little bit).