Bulletin Headlines on Now Tab
January 10, 2024
This week, we’re introducing another widget to the Now Tab! The Bulletin widget highlights trending posts and upcoming events at your school to provide an at-a-glance summary of what’s happening on campus. This also expands the creator’s reach by ensuring your post reaches the whole school. In a limited release, we saw the Bulletin widget drive more post views, more post engagement, and more posts created. Bulletin supports Saturn’s mission of fostering community through the calendar. We’re excited to continue to invest in it in the coming months… we’re just getting started!
AI Support Bot
December 21, 2023
We’re excited to introduce an elevated customer support experience that scales real-time support through AI and chat. Instead of generic replies, the new support bot provides custom responses to ensure that every interaction is uniquely helpful. You can expect streamlined conversations that leverage your account information to deliver responses tailored to your experience. Multiple AI models are used for every message in the conversation so that you can get a response within seconds. It’s also easier than ever to switch to chatting with a human whenever you need that extra bit of support, right in the same chat. Next time you have a question, go to settings and tap “Message Support” to start a chat!
December 14, 2023
This update is so simple but so important. This week, we’re excited to introduce the Activity Center, a central place for staying updated on all your activity on Saturn!
Over the past few years, Saturn has evolved from a solo-calendaring app for managing your class schedule into a social one that includes your friends, extracurriculars, and the broader campus community. With that, we have a lot more to notify you about. You get new friend requests, friends’ birthdays, event invitations, event updates like a time change or new RSVP, new comments on Bulletin posts, and more.
In recent feedback sessions with our thousands of high school ambassadors, we heard two problems that motivated us to build this: 1) You said you were missing some important notifications and 2) You said that receiving notifications in different places in the app was starting to clutter things. We want to keep Saturn simple and easy to use, so we prioritized building this feature as a solution. Now, everything goes to one place and you’ll never miss an update!
November 20, 2023
Introducing Live Activities: see your schedule at a glance! Live Activities display what's happening now, what's coming up next, and the countdown right on your lock screen, complementing Saturn’s existing calendar lock screen widgets. Users of iPhone 14 Pro, 14 Pro Max, 15 Pro, or 15 Pro Max phones can additionally see Live Activities on their always-on displays and in the Dynamic Island. No configuration is required — just open the Saturn app during the school day and Live Activities will launch automatically!
Bulletin Expands Beyond Events
November 13, 2023
This week’s update includes a LOT of additions to Bulletin, your home for sharing and discovering announcements with your school!
First, we’ve added two new post types: text and image posts. Since launching Bulletin in Spring, we’ve seen clubs at thousands of schools turn to Saturn to spread the word about events like Homecoming, sports games, tryouts, and recitals. But you told us that you had more to say than just events. With text and image posts, you can share fliers, photos, reminders, and simple updates with your school!
We’ve also added comments and reactions to bring your community together! Wish your friends luck in their game, celebrate their win, or ask a question.
New Tasks Widgets
October 27, 2023
We’ve launched a new Tasks widget on the Now tab! This update seamlessly integrates task creation and management into your daily workflows. We’ve received over 20k+ requests for this feature and are very excited to finally be sharing it with you!
You can now create tasks directly from a widget on the Now tab, view your task completion progress, and keep track of upcoming tasks that you have yet to complete. In addition, tasks now display on your class profiles. These improvements have already increased productivity, doubling Task usage for new users on Saturn!
Improving School Schedule Menus
October 23, 2023
We’ve revamped our schedule menu! Now you can easily preview any schedule before you elect to change to it, providing a more seamless and comprehensive experience.
Any given high school has various schedules that they follow throughout the year– whether that be one of the school’s primary schedules, a modified schedule (e.g. an early dismissal), or a unique day (e.g. an exam day). If Saturn is not showing you the right schedule for the day, you have an option to change your schedule locally on your device. Implementing the schedule preview allows you to more confidentially make a change and know exactly what schedule you’re choosing.