February 25, 2015

What's New with the 24 February Release

With this week's release we have some new tools to help developers stay responsive to their merchant user base.

Remember to keep an eye on the Latest Releases Feed to keep up with merchant facing updates.


As of 3/1/15 Clover will be transitioning its billing structure for merchants. Payment will shift from credit card billing through BrainTree to direct deposits from the merchant's bank account. You will notice that the pending period now includes an "In Progress" step after the transaction has started processing.

Under the new system, Clover billing and disbursement will all take place on a monthly basis. Clover will charge a single fee to each merchant's bank account every month. This will include the previous month's per-action charges, new subscriptions (pro-rated), existing subscriptions for the next month and any refunds owed to the merchant.

Dashboard Updates:

  • In preparation for building out our OrderType functionality, and as a teaser of things to come, order types can now be set with a number of new options. (These options will not be honored by Clover apps yet.) You can take a look at the new choices by navigating to Merchant Dashboard > Setup > Order Types and selecting Add Order Type:

The New Order Type dialogue 

New Order Type settings include:

Custom hours

Whether to display the type as an option in the Register app

Which inventory categories are available per order type

Min/Max order amounts

Special fees

Delivery radius and average delivery time

Dashboard Bug Fixes:

  • The main page of App Market now displays the correct "starts at" pricing amounts for logged out users.
  • New subscription tiers and pricing can now be added after an app already has active subscribers.

Webhooks Updates:

  • Merchant webhook will now send UPDATE notifications when a merchant changes properties such as their business hours, phone number, or order types.
  • The Webhooks server will now enforce a back off for clients returning error responses. After a threshold of 5 errors the server will begin to delay it's notifications with sequentially increasing back off times.

February 04, 2015

What's New with the 3 February Release

Time for another round of the latest from the Clover team. Leading the charge in this week's release are several new dashboard updates aimed at helping your app to look its best in the App Market.

Some of you Android developers will be excited to hear we have also increased the APK upload size limit from 10MB to 32MB.

As always, be sure to take a look at the Latest Releases Feed to catch up on all of the merchant-facing changes.

Dashboard Updates:
  • Subscriptions will be ordered by price from least to most expensive on the app's details page.
  • On the App Market main page, apps with multiple subscriptions will now be listed as 'Starts Free' or 'Starts at...' your lowest tier.
  • Uploaded app videos are displayed at a larger size on the app's details page.
Updated pricing style on listings

New, larger app video

Dashboard Bug Fixes:
  • App screenshots can now be deleted from the Edit App page

API Updates:
  • The taxRates field is now expandable for the v3/merchants/{mID} endpoint

SDK Updates:
  • The APK size limit for uploading Clover apps has been increased to 32MB
  • The Clover SDK inventoryContract now exposes Item.MODIFIED_TIME