An update to the playback engine underlying our Video asset means better video performance in general and much improved WMV playback performance in particular. Add in a few bug fixes and that makes this the greatest release ever! Of course, every release is an improvement over all previous releases but we can still revel in the moment. Release details are here.
Addressed a couple of nasy memory leaks, repaired a few additional bugs and generally buttoned things up. Oh and we've added a search bar to the top of Composer so you can directly search our online documentation. A complete list of what we've done is here.
Crash bash. 9 crash conditions are corrected, including three pesky ones affecting the Video asset. Most are edge cases but perhaps you live on the edge. Couple other fixes as well. Click here for details.
Pesky bugs! We've added FTP-S support for published experiences but most of the work was on fixing outstanding issues. Cleaned up some edge case crash conditions, improved experience publishing success and fixed the loss of multi-touch in Composer's Preview Mode. Details here.
Philips hue support: First out-of-the-box example of connected object support using the IntuiFace interface asset concept. A good reference example for building your own interfaces for devices amongst the Internet of Things.
Improved copy/paste between two instances of Composer: Due to advanced capabilities like binding and triggers and actions, pasting items copied in IntuiFace involves highly complex algorithms. As a result, not all copy/paste scenarios retain those advanced configurations. We have add more supported scenarios. For the list of remaining unsupported copy/paste scenarios, see this article.
Additional informative error messages: Now experience publication or deployment failures are better documented to help you troubleshoot and work with Support.
Increased selection lasso range: The asset selection lasso in Edit Mode can now be started from outside the visible scene.
Enhanced Hue-Saturation-Value color picker: For all those who aren't RGB fans.
Various small usability improvements: Your use of IntuiFace will be even more enjoyable.
Bug fixes: This is very good stability release. The complete list of fixes can be found here in the Release Notes. There are too many good reasons to upgrade so don't hesitate.
Adds Player for iPad Version 4.5 compatibility. Player for iPad Version 4.5 has been launched in advance of Composer Version 4.5. This 4.3.9 release of Composer enables deployment to Player for iPad Version 4.5. Once Composer Version 4.5 is available, go ahead and upgrade.
We continue our small enhancement and bug fix trend with this release. A complete list of updates are in the Release Notes. Meanwhile, we're working on our next major release. Expected in late April, this new release may be available a month early in a special pre-release form. No more to be said just yet except that it rhymes with "theta".
Faster space transition in Edit Mode: Particularly for spaces containing a large number of assets using triggers, actions and binding, the transition between spaces while in Edit Mode is up to 50% faster.
Almost-instantaneous space navigation: At runtime, visible assets (text, images, videos, …) are now rapidly displayed after space-to-space transition rather than loaded into memory before transition, providing better visual feedback that navigation is underway.
Accelerated initial display of PDF files: New optimization algorithm accomodates both static and real-time accessed PDFs - whether or not in collections - with much faster rendering times.
Bug Fixes: Includes the notorious "red exclamation mark" issue for PDFs. Fixes a variety of additional issues including crash conditions. See the Release Notes for details.
Updates out-of-the-box Twitter interface asset to accommodate significant change in the Twitter API. Without this update, use of the Twitter interface asset could cause your IntuiFace experience to crash. See the Release Notes for details.
New Product: Player for iPad Currently being validated by Apple. Should be in the AppStore any day now and we will notify you once it's available.
Build interactive experiences using Composer on Windows, deploy to the iPad. For detailed information, see [these articles](/kb/player-for-ipad).
Enables both online and offline use
Special **Preview Mode** enables Player for iPad to communicate with Composer in Play Mode and either stream or download the experience for offline use
Simplified license management avoids the use of license keys, making it easy to register and deregister iPads for use with your experiences.
Web-based device management, through use of [IntuiFace Management Console](/kb/intuiface-management-console/using-the-management-console), enables you to keep track of your iPad license inventory and of all experiences you want to make available for online and offline modes. This capability is for Enterprise Edition customers only.
Freely downloadable from the Apple AppStore. You can even use **Preview Mode** (see above) with Composer Free (limited to live streaming).
Other IntuiFace Enhancements (highlights below; for complete list of 75+ enhancements, see this page)
Multi-selection: Align, distribute, bulk edit (like rotate, resize), group as well as the more traditional copy, cut, delete and move of multiple items in a scene.
Additional performance optimization
Improved Composer and Player resource consumption due to dramatic reduction in memory footprint of images and videos.
Space transition in Player / Composer Play Mode reduced by a factor of 30% to 75% depending on the number and pixel resolution of images and videos involved.
Improved text editing capability
To edit text in the Simple Text asset and Button control, just double-click the text directly in the scene. This is similar to how things already work in the Rich Text asset.
More Simple Text asset properties are accessible in the Properties panel at the bottom of Composer.
Name of a Simple Text asset, Rich Text asset and Button control will now default to the first 20 characters of visible text if the name has not been modified by the user.
Font selector now permits use of all fonts installed on the PC running Composer. (Remember, fonts are not stored in a project so you must ensure all devices running Player have the same font installed.)
New Design Accelerator panel with additional accelerator bundles
Design Accelerator panel is now located in a tab to the right of Composer and immediately adjacent to the Content Library.
Brand new, downloadable accelerator bundles like animated menus and linear gauges.
Download and install new Design Accelerators without leaving Composer.
Zoomable panel makes it easy to browse a large number of accelerators.
Enhanced Properties panel
Indicates which properties are shared and thus editable in a multi-selection.
Item names are now displayed in the header of the **All Properties** panel.
Orange shading indicates binding and reacts to a mouse hover and show the name of the bound assets and properties.