Craig Casten

September 2018

New featuresNew white-label domain option has been added for scholarships. yourprogramname.scholarshipsplatform.comYou can now export the Audit log, and customise that export.Under GDPR, data subjects have the right to request all of data held on/about them, and in a...

August 2018

New featuresAward Force’s very own advanced bot detection + blocking has just been released.A new content block for use with pre-paid entries is now available.Teaser alert! We have undertaken a new and exciting project which will add even more to the incredible value...

July 2018 release update

New featuresUsers can now provide cookie consent for necessary cookies, cookies used for analytics and cookies used for marketing, in line with GDPR requirements.In the last month, the Engineering team has been working on some major new feature development. So not...

Winning an award

Winning an award

Acknowledgment and recognition are vital human needs. Winning and losing generate strong emotional responses in us. We have evolved to want to win because historically it may have been the difference between life and death.

Award Force + disability

Award Force + disability

According to the World Health Organisation, 15% of the world population, roughly 1 billion people, live with disabilities. This is an incredibly large community of people that are easily excluded if an application does not consider them in their design.

Award Force has been designed for all types of users, and that includes people with disabilities.

The excellence in what we don’t see

This cartoon by @officeguycartoons.com recently floated around the “office” at Award Force (Slack ?). Since we are a company that develops software to help organisations recognise excellence in their field, the cartoon was both apt and thought-provoking.

Spam traps, what they are and how to avoid them

Spam traps, what they are and how to avoid them

Spam traps are a tool used by ISP’s to identify and track spammers. Essentially, they are an unmanned email address that alerts an ISP anytime an email lands in its inbox. If by some chance you send an email to this address, you get flagged as a spammer and you will find it extremely difficult to get any of your email delivered.

May 2018 release update

New featuresOur new table field type has been completedYou can now configure your Award Force platform to request your users to consent to:Your privacy policyCookiesBroadcasts and notificationsA preference center has been created for users to individually edit their...

Attachments… more than just paperclips

Attachments… more than just paperclips

Attachments in Award Force are not just a paperclip on the side of an input box. They are a fully fledged power tool which gives you, your team and your program participants an exceptional experience, leaving you wondering “why doesn’t everyone handle attachments like that?”

Award Force GDPR functionality

Award Force GDPR functionality

How exactly does Award Force protect you and your participant data?

Complying with GDPR may not be relevant for you— in any case, we still encourage best-practice protection of personal data wherever you are. There are likely to be other data protection laws that do apply to your organisation.

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