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.
Redesigned Triggers and Actions panel: It is now much easier to adopt and put triggers and actions to use.
Design lock: Lock assets, collections and controls in your experience. Use it to prevent others with Composer from making changes to items in a scene while in Edit Mode.
Actionable mouse hover information: Hover your mouse over a new indicator displayed next to items in the Space Content panel to view both bindings and triggers associated with that item. Click on the hover information to jump to the appropriate Binding or Triggers and Actions panel.
Improved guidance messages and tooltips: Messages have been added or enhanced to simplify adoption and comprehension for new users.
Quick-action background updates: Right-click the scene to access new Set Background functions. Or right click images and videos in a scene to set them as the background graphic.
Quick-action asset updates: Double-click an asset to open a new Change Content panel listing all available graphics in the Content Library.
Improved PowerPoint import: Replacement of button-based navigation with on-screen gestures, plus slide names are now retained following import.
Text Input control guidance message: Specify and customize user instructions to display in a Text Input field.
Various other tweaks and enhancements: Includes graying out of inapplicable functions and content previews with mouse hover in the Content Library.
Bug Fixes: Lots of them. The product just gets better and better! For details, see the Release Notes.
Extensive geocoordinate format support for new Map Collection: The Map Collection now supports all recognized geocoordinate formats including DMS (Degrees/Minutes/Seconds) and E6. For details, see this article.
Bug Fixes: The usual nip and tuck we perform one every release. For details, see the Release Notes.
Improved licensing mechanism: Ensures Composer and Player license keys continue to work after OS upgrades. For example, license keys will now remain valid after upgrading a PC from Windows 8.0 to Windows 8.1
Complete revised Map collection: Enables manual, Excel-sourced or cloud-driven (via interface assets) placement of interactive points of interest. Use either OpenStreetMaps or Bing Maps for the map display.
Enhanced form building capability: Text Input asset has been improved to enable better form construction. Use regular expressions for entry validation, a password mask to hide typing, an on-screen numeric keypad for fields only requiring numeric entry, and additional design configuration options to customize appearance.
Improved Excel support: Excel data feeds into your experience now update every time an Excel spreadsheet - referenced by an Excel interface asset - is closed. Plus, for Pro and Enterprise Edition users, new filter & sort capabilities and the ability to add rows to a spreadsheet.
Experience templates: New templates formatted for various uses like media walls and product catalogs. Good for beginners looking to quick-start experience creation and to build a deeper understanding of IntuiFace.
Redesign of Composer start-up panel: Download and run both our experience templates and business samples without leaving Composer. Also includes history of recently opened experiences.
Enhanced Free Edition feature set
Improved sharing policy: Free Edition users can now share their experiences with any other Composer Free user.
Import from Excel: Use the Excel interface asset to access and display Excel-based information in experiences.
Enhanced Pro Edition feature set
Microsoft Kinect and Leap Motion support: Now Pro Edition users can incorporate the Kinect and Leap Motion gesture capture devices in their experiences.
New license release policy: Annual Pro subscribers can now release their licenses up to 3 times each year to protect against PC failure and hardware refresh.
Enhanced Enterprise Edition feature set
Enhanced Web API support: Introduction of PUT, POST and DELETE request methods for the REST interface asset.
New license release policy: Annual Enterprise subscribers can now release their licenses up to 5 times each year to protect against PC failure and hardware refresh.
Additional improvements and bug fixes: For a complete list, see this page.
Composer performance improvement: Time to delete an asset in a scene or select a different space in the Spaces panel has been dramatically reduced, with up to 90% reduction in time for a large project.
Reduced memory footprint: To reduce the likelihood of Out Of Memory issues when using large HD images, the memory footprint of large images have been reduced in Composer's Edit Mode . In Play Mode, original image sizes are used.
New Linear Gauge asset: Use your own graphics to represent progress along any scale of your choice. Use to illustrate concepts like percent completion, distance travelled, or money collected.
Unlimited Trial Version of Composer: We have replaced the trial version of Composer – which is limited to 21 days – with a time-unlimited version of Composer, referred to as Composer Free.
Player for iPad Preview: Available by invite only for Enterprise customers - so an incentive for you to go Enterprise! More information available for those who participate in the Preview program.
Crash recovery mechanism: On the (of course VERY rare) occasion of a Composer crash, you will be able to recover all work performed no more than 60 seconds prior to the crash.
Reduced installation burden: It is no longer necessary for installation to be granted Administrator rights. Limitations of installation without Administrator rights:
Reset all assets for a space. Now a single action can reorganize all content on a space.
Scale, Resize and Move for items inside of a Group collection. Finer grained control over Group contents.
Space: Leaving, Entering, Left and Entered. When moving from space A to B, the order of events is Leaving A, Entering B, Left A, Entered B.
Document Asset: Page changed
Video and Audio Assets: Time changed
Carousel, Asset Flow and Flip Chart collections: Index changed.
Timeline collection: Date changed
Other new features
The Interface Asset (IA) panel now supports IA-specific right-click menu options.
Unoccupied areas inside of a Group collection are now transparent to touch events.
C#-based interfaces now support DateTime and URI types
The Content parameter of the Change content action can now be modified through binding.
Start Composer directly into Play Mode.
The Composer and Player license file has been replaced by a License Key.
Redesigned color picker with support for both RGB and HSB (hue/saturation/brightness).
Collections with the notion of focus – i.e. Asset Flow, Carousel and Flip Chart – now have an Index property containing the index of the item in focus.
Actions initiated by the Space triggers Visual tag down, Visual tag move, and Visual tag up can now be bound to the following properties of the visual tag: Tag ID, X coordinate, Y coordinate and Orientation. This means you can have assets and collections "follow" your visual tags as they move.
Actions initiated by the asset and collection triggers Manipulation started and Manipulation completed can now be bound to the following properties of the touch event: X coordinate, Y coordinate, Orientation.
Images and videos preserve their original pixel dimensions when added into a space or pinboard. The pixel dimensions are displayed beside their preview image in the bottom-right of the Content Library.
Assets moved out of a collection retain their size.
When only Allow rotate is set for an asset or collection – thus when Allow move and Allow resize are deselected – only one finger is required to cause rotation.
Improved organization of properties in the All Properties panel.
And don’t forget the crazy good performance improvements introduced in Version 4.0.5 for HID-based touch displays (i.e. most displays).
Additional improvements and bug fixes: For a complete list, see this page.
NOTE: IntuiFace Version 4.0 and IntuiFace Presentation Version 3.x can be installed on the same machine and run side-by-side. All spaces and assets in a Version 3.x presentation can be copy-pasted into a Version 4.x experience. You can also open a Version 3.x presentation directly in Version 4.0. However, once opened in Version 4.0, experiences cannot be reopened in Version 3.x without following a special procedure outlined here.
Interface Asset for external data and API integration : Establish real-time integration between visual assets in your IntuiFace experience with external data and business services. Works with Web Service APIs, C# dll's, Microsoft Excel and folders on your file system.
Asset binding: Bind properties, trigger parameters and action parameters across two or more assets. Use it to create multi-space templates and choreographed visuals.
Group collections: Enable collective resizing of multiple assets at the same time. Useful for the creation of product cards and data sheets.
Text Input Asset: Enable users of your IntuiFace experiences to enter data that can then be passed along to 3rd party services using the Interface Asset concept (mentioned above).
Toggle Button: Two-state button to complement the existing one-state (pressed/released) button.
Full graphic redesign of Composer, including improved color scheme and layout flexibility
Enhanced Space Content panel for clear identification of nested collection and Interface asset template designs
Simplified access to All Properties panel
Redesigned All Properties panel, including advanced capability for “binding” and improved organization of properties
Use of right-click menu to insert all assets & collections
Improved, more descriptive “Check for Update” panel
In trial mode, the user has the option to “Continue trial” after encountering the two minute time limit.
"Visible to interactivity" for assets: Specify whether an asset outside of a collection will respond to touch events. If set to false for a given asset, then assets behind the original will receive touch events instead.
"DPI" for documents: Specify the pixel resolution to be used for the display of a document (pdf, pptx, docx).
"Language" for Bing Maps: Specify the label language for the Bing Maps asset.
"Keyboard" for Web Browser and Input Text assets: Choose between either QWERTY or AZERTY onscreen keyboards. The AZERTY keyboard enables the input of diacritic characters.
"Resize ratio for opened item" for collections: Use to specify how large an item should be - relative to its original size - when a copy is opened using tap or drag-and-drop from inside a collection.
Manipulation started: Triggered the moment a non-static asset is touched / gestured.
Manipulation ended: Triggered the moment interaction with a non-static asset interaction is completed – i.e. when the hand/gesture is released from the asset.