Zendesk for BlackBerry: Updates and Known Issues

Please ensure that you always install the latest version of Zendesk for Blackberry from the BlackBerry App World

 

Release Notes

2012-09-25 (1.1.7)

What's new

  • Support for a small but very highly requested to be released soon!

What's fixed

  • Connectivity improvements.  Users can now access connection settings from the login screen and choose the connection type appropriate for their BlackBerry service.
  • Hidden custom fields are now correctly hidden
  • Fixed an issues with priority type fields not displaying correctly

2012-03-09 (1.1.5)

  • Further improvements to network connectivity for OS 5.0 and above

2011-11-01 (1.1.2)

  • Official support for newer BlackBerry devices, including BlackBerry 9900 series
  • Improved network connectivity for OS 5.0 and above
  • Fixed an issue on some accounts with tickets not updating when ticket status was set to Pending.

2011-08-17 (1.1.1)

  • Fix connectivity issues for Vodafone India users
  • Fixes for some connectivity problems on SSL-enabled Zendesk accounts

2010-11-19 (1.1.0)

  • Fix for error in updating a ticket when a custom field name differs from the name configured for use in the end-user portal.
  • Various connectivity issues for regional mobile phone carriers that were affecting ability to connect with the application.

 

Known Issues

Error authenticating due to remote authentication

Symptom

The agent sees an error, "there was an error authenticating.  Please try again." or "Couldn't authenticate you." when entering credentials and attempting to log in.

Solution

Since the BlackBerry app uses Zendesk's REST API for retrieving your views and tickets, it relies on your user credentials being stored within Zendesk.  If your Zendesk is configured with remote authentication, your user account may be missing this information.  To work around this:

  1. Login to Zendesk through the web portal
  2. Click "profile" in the upper right hand corner
  3. Click "change password"
  4. Enter a password for your user profile and use this password as your Zendesk for BlackBerry login

 

General connectivity issues

Symptom

The agent sees an error, "Please check your details and ensure a connection is available (IO)" when entering credentials and attempting to log in.

Solution

BlackBerry devices come in a wide variety of configurations defining how they connect to the internet.  If you are having issues connecting to Zendesk with your default settings, try the following steps:

  1. Open the menu in the app and select "Configure connections"
  2. Enable "Use alternative connection factory" and try logging in again.
  3. Disable "Use alternative connection factory" and try selecting only the connection types in the menu that apply to your environment.
  4. Enable "Use alternative connection factory" with the connection types you selected earlier and try logging in again.
  5. Disable "Use alternative connection factory" and try logging in with each of the connection types, one at a time.
  6. Disable "Use alternative connection factory" and try logging in with each of the connection types, one at a time.

If you still cannot log in successfully, follow the remaining steps to gather connection information and submit a support ticket.

  1. From the home screen, hold down alt and type lglg to access the event log.
  2. In the menu for the Event Log use the option Clear Log.
  3. Run the application and attempt to log in.
  4. If login fails, back out of the application, return to the home screen and enter the Event log again.
  5. From the menu select Copy Day's Contents > All
  6. Paste this into an email to yourself and copy/paste the results into a support ticket to support@zendesk.com.
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Comments

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    Gilberto Melendez

    This problems is still happening in the Blackberry App and  this solution does not solve the problem.

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    Steven Yan

    Hi Gilberto, are you saying that you're having issue logging in to the BlackBerry app even with a proper password set on your user profile?

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    Kris Rackham

    I am having the same connectivity issue on my BB.

    Tried the solution suggested above (change password) but it did not solve the problem.

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    Steven Yan

    @Kris, I've added some more information above about configuring your APN settings for your carrier.  This may be another cause of connectivity problems.

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    Donna Fung

    Hi Steven - I am having the same problems after trying the suggested solutions.  Any additional thoughts or strategies I could try to make this work?  Thanks!

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    Gilberto Meléndez

    After sending my log to Steven, the solution works! 

    Here is what I did in the blackberry

    Home Screen > Options> Advance Options > TCP IP

    Check APN Settings Enabled and type your ISP APN name.

    And that should allow to log in.

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    Steven Yan

    Hi Donna,

    We are currently having one production issue with SSL-enabled Zendesk accounts and login via BlackBerry.  If your account is SSL-enabled, we're working on a fix for you.  Thanks for your patience.

    Steven

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    Gilberto Meléndez

    Have you been able to solve de SSL issue, I recently update to Blackberry OS 6, and the problem "Please check your details and ensure a connection is available (IO)" is present, Is there a solution yet?

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    Steven Yan

    Hi Gilberto, we have a build under test right now.  Look for an update tomorrow.

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    Steven Yan

    Hi Gilberto, we've created a new build that should solve this issue.  You can download it here: http://www.zendesk.com/blackberry\_download.html

    We are also in the process of uploading this to BlackBerry App World.  Please let me know if this solves your issue.

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    Chris Kittinger

    Hi,

    I have been using the Zendesk blackberry app on my Storm and love it. I just upgraded to the new Bold 9930, do you have an idea when the app will be available for BB7 devices?

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    Armando Raynal

    Chris I too have a 9930. Go to the web download page and download the one for the Bold 9700 and it works! Wished more companies supported more heavily the berry. By far best work device

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    Chris Kittinger

    Awesome, thanks!

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    Steven Yan

    @Armando, thanks for your tip.  We'll be doing some official validation on BlackBerry 7 so it will be officially supported.

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    Steven Yan

    Hi Armando and Chris, wanted to let you know that we've received word from BlackBerry App World that our apps will be made available for the following devices on Wednesday September 7.  The listing will be updated that day with compatibility for these devices.

     

    ·         BlackBerry® Torch™ 9810/9850/9860

    ·         BlackBerry® Bold™ 9900/9930

    ·         BlackBerry® Curve™ 9350/9360/9370

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    Armando Raynal

    @Steven, Thanks for the update. Any word if you will design an app for Blackberry Playbook?

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    Steven Yan

    Armando, we likely will not design an app specifically for the Playbook.  We would release an Android tablet app instead which would be able to run on the QNX OS.

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    Armando Raynal

    Still waiting for appworld to show upgrade for app to version that officially supports 9930

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    Steven Yan

    Hi Armando, sorry for the delay on this.  I updated your ticket as well, but the app is now downloadable from BlackBerry App World for the 9930.  App World had informed us this would happen automatically this month but that did not happen so I've manually upgraded the App World listing to support newer devices.

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    Linda Ngubane

    @Steven I really don't know what's wrong with my blackberry app world,when I log in it keeps on saying "an error has occurred. Please try again later. Please help what must I do?

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    Steven Yan

    Linda, is this error occurring when you are:

    1.  Loading the BlackBerry App World application

    2.  Trying to install the Zendesk application

    3.  Trying to run the Zendesk application

    I'm not 100% clear from your description.

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    Linda Ngubane

    Loading the Blackberry App World

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    Steve Davies

    Am getting the login failure message. Tried with cell network as well as wifi. Password used is working on iPhone and Portal. BB is a 9900

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    Steven Yan

    Hi Steve, can you tell me what version of BlackBerry OS you are using?

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    Steve Davies

    Hi Steven. Have moved this issue into the Zen Support System.

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    Ren Mann

    Hi Steven, you said the playbook will be supported via the android app. How do i download that for the playbook as i have not been able to find it in the app store for blackberry.

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    Stewart Buckland

    Have been battling with this for a couple of days and eventually solved why the Blackberry App wouldn't log me onto our ZenDesk. 

    If you browse the AppWorld through the native app on the 9900 it only lets you download 1.1.1. However goto the AppWorld site through a browser and you are offered 1.1.5. 

    After removing 1.1.1. and installing 1.1.5. hey presto it all worked.

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    Bruce Hoins

    I have noticed two things, now that I followed Stewart's Instructions and managed to get 1.1.5. The first is that I can assign agents to a ticket, to include Light Agents, which shouldn't be possible, but not to myself. 

     

    The second thing is we are using the Jira integration and I can't use the app to send tickets to Jira. 

     

    @Ren use the Playbook Browser, it is full featured, unlike the app. 

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