This page includes the release notes for IntuiFace Composer and Player for Windows. You may also have a look at Known Limitations or at release notes for IntuiFace Player for Tablets and Player for Kiosks - Android.
Current version is v.5.7.4, released 07-February-2017.
- Snapshots of Version 5.6 or earlier experiences in Management Console and the Composer/Player Experiences panel now update consistently. No more yelling, "Hey! I fixed that already!"
- Gave the Web
Browser asset a good once-over
- For select websites, scrolling works again. (If you haven't run into this problem, don't worry about it.)
- Touching on-page Combo and Check boxes no longer causes the keyboard to display
- Keyboard correctly opens when a form field is selected even in some edge cases
- If configured to do so, Player for Windows will restart even if the PC firewall blocks some ports. Computer ports, not those things for boats.
- Corrected rare state when opening a Version 5.7.3 project caused an “Unexpected error” to occur
- Eliminated three crash conditions introduced in Version 5.7.3. Shame on us.
- Greek onscreen keyboard. Η αναμονή τελείωσε!
- Excel Interface Asset supports spreadsheets with fully numeric names. Not a very descriptive naming convention but we don't judge.
- "Reset" action of the Scratch Card Design Accelerator no longer - for some odd reason - changes the "Scratched percentage" parameter of the "Reaches percentage" trigger.
- In Play Mode and Player, if all items in the Scroll Collection are either immediately visible or scrolled into view, it is no longer possible to scroll them out of view.
- Player for Windows agent - used by the remote deployment feature - now launches when a password-free Windows session is automatically started upon system boot.
- 14+ additional minor bugs and 3 crashes conditions have been corrected. That's "minor" as in not affecting most users, not bugs under the age of 16.
- Excel spreadsheets - accessed via the Excel interface asset - can now reference files with the htm, html, css, and js extensions, causing those referenced files to be published with the rest of the project from Composer. If you don't know what those file types are then this is an issue you never had to worry about.
- GIFs larger than 2 million pixels are converted into a smaller memory consuming image format. This will prevent excessive memory consumption caused by large animated GIFs. What are you, lazy? Make a video!
- Edge cases causing breakage of updated interface assets have been eliminated. Most commonly, this issue affected use of the Clock interface asset.
- Correction of 4 bugs affecting the Excel interface asset when used by Player for Tablets and Player for Kiosks. That's right, Player for Windows was playing by the rules.
- Set index action for the Carousel and Asset Flow collections now work if the collection is hidden
- 13 additional minor bugs fixed.
- 3 crash conditions eliminated.
- Corrected 3 issues affecting the editing of the Scroll collection and its content
- Removed an edge case in which items could be thrown out of a scene after scene-to-scene navigation without an animation effect
- 10+ additional bug fixes
- 4 crash conditions eliminated, including the one linked to closing an edited Excel workbook
- Scroll Collection: Place assets and collections on a large canvas visible through a window. Move the canvas in any direction with swipe or mouse gestures, revealing different parts of the canvas within the window. It's the microwave of IntuiFace: you didn't know how much you needed it until you tried it.
- Toggle Button sets: Enhancement of the Toggle Button control, automatically permitting one and only one Toggle Button within a set of buttons to be checked. Yes, show-off, it's like a radio button.
- Speech Recognition Interface Asset: (Windows only) Use the spoken word as a trigger for one or more actions. Supports 26 different languages. "IntuiFace, make me dinner!"
- Google Analytics Connector: Automatically load data points collected by the data tracking feature of IntuiFace into any one or more of your Google Analytics properties.
- To give you more freedom to try out our data tracking capability, we've removed limits on the number of data points that can be created by Composer. It is only for Player that you need to consider purchasing a Data Point Plan.
- Player for Kiosks now supports Samsung SMART Signage Platform 4 - aka SSSP4 - known for its support of the Tizen-based operating system. In addition, Player for Kiosks has ended support for Samsung SMART Signage Platform 3 (aka SSSP3). -"Change language" action: (Windows only) Change the keyboard language to any of the 30+ languages supported. You'll find this action next to the "Call URL" and "Launch application" actions for the "Overall experience" in the Triggers & Actions panel.
- Speaking of the "Launch Application" and "Call URL" actions, their parameters can now be derived from an external source via binding. No more being limited to hard coding it at design time.
- "Display loading images" property of all ordered Collections determines whether or not items in the process of loading should be represented visually.
- Chronometer Interface Asset can be started from a specific time instead of always from 0.
- Custom .NET interface assets can write to the Composer/Player trace.log file for debug purposes.
- "About" panel of Composer and Player displays renewal and expiration dates for subscription and perpetual licenses
- Additional small usability enhancements you won't notice but will subconsciously love.
- "Reaches percentage" trigger of the Scratch Card Design Accelerator will correctly fire only once.
- "Moved into focus" trigger works again for the Slide Show Collection
- “Next" and "Previous” actions are now working for the Slide Show Collection
- Additional minor bugs or usability enhancement
- 4 crash conditions have been eliminated. We've crashed the crashes.
- Dropbox will not be available as a cloud storage option for new IntuiFace accounts or new storage needs. Those already using Dropbox for experience storage should prepare for discontinued support in June-2017. IntuiLab will continue to support IntuiFace Cloud Storage, FTP/FTPS and Amazon AWS/S3.
- Player for Tablets on the iPad has ended support for iOS 8 or earlier. iPad users must be running no less than iOS 9.
- Player for Kiosks has ended support for Samsung SMART Signage Platform 3 (aka SSSP3)
- Eliminates Player and Composer Play Mode crashes linked to use of the Video asset. Doesn’t happen consistently but could affect all users of Version 5.6 so don’t delay your upgrade.
- New InterFace Asset for comparing three values. Example: check if value a is between value x and y.
- Six free mini-game sample experiences in the Marketplace you can use to gamify your experiences. Read about gamification here.
- All RFID tag triggers work again (including remote actions)
- In Composer's Edit Mode, a tag ID detected by a tag reader is again displayed in the "Tag ID" field of the two Tag "Detects a tag" triggers. This process is described here
- Replacing an image with a Fill Behavior of "Fit" with an image of a different ratio no longer results in deformity of the new image
- 6 minor bugs were corrected
- 3 crash conditions were eliminated
31-Aug-2016 (Overrides v.5.6.1 and v.5.6.2.)
- A running experience no longer freezes when the Web Browser asset is scrolled while its “Interaction mode” property is set to “Map pan and zoom”.
- Hidden Animated GIFs no longer impact Composer performance
- Deletion of all scenes in an experience is no longer possible.
- “Set opacity” action works again in a layer with a maximized image.
- 3 additional Composer bugs have been corrected
- 7 issues are fixed in the embedded "Player for Tablets/Kiosks" option of Composer's Play Mode
- 4 crash conditions have been eliminated
- Transparent video support: (Windows only) Play videos containing an alpha channel - i.e. transparent videos. Specific formats are required; see here for guidelines. Or did we make those guidelines transparent……
- Transparent experience backgrounds: (Windows only) A mind blower. Show third party apps running behind Player and even enable users to interact with both IntuiFace and third party apps at the same time. Also referred to as a transparent Player, you're not going to believe your eyes.
- "Fill behavior" property: Permits greater control over how images, videos, webcam feeds and image buttons are displayed within their container. Options include fit, fill and deform.
- Animated GIF support: Animated GIFs (with or without transparency) are hip again and IntuiFace is as cool as a cucumber so they make a great pair. Show your favorite animated GIFs in IntuiFace.
- "Enclose" binding converter: Added in response to numerous requests. An addition to the Text Manipulation family of converters, the "Enclose" converter is used to place specified text both before and after input text.
- "Scroll offset" property: For Asset Grid collections, this new property reflects the number of pixels through with an Asset Grid has been scrolled. With it you can synchronize - via binding - the scrolling of multiple Asset Grids at the same time.
- Composer launch performance: We've tweaked some aspects of Composer that enable it to start 50% faster than it has in the past. Who doesn’t love faster?
- Improved Excel support for Play Mode: When Play Mode is set to use "Player for Tablets/Kiosks" - described here - the Excel interface asset actions "Add row" and "Update cell" are now available
- Increased size of IntuiFace Cloud Storage: 3GB for Composer Free, 10GB for Composer Pro, 30GB for Composer Enterprise.
They're almost all minor / edge cases so we'll be mysterious about them, keeping our relationship with you fresh.
- Eliminated edge case where collected data points - for the Data Tracking feature - would not be uploaded to the Data Tracking Hub
- 5 other bug corrections
- 2 usability updates
- 5 crash conditions eliminated
- Terms & Conditions: Added clause expressing IntuiLab's ability to change any posted price after 15 days notice.
- Experience data accessed via the Excel interface asset is more quickly refreshed after the referenced Excel spreadsheet is updated. Alternative option was to slow it down. Hope we made the right decision!
- Web Browser asset no longer displays its keyboard after a selected text input field on a webpage is either hidden or loses focus
- Use of the Video asset’s “Show Last Image” option no longer prevents video rewind
- Excel bindings are properly established when - to create an Excel interface asset - drag-and-drop is used with a single column Excel spreadsheet, referencing external media, and the associated media folder. If you ever wondered what an “edge case” is, now you know.
- The Open Street Map provider for the Map collection has been changed from MapQuest to Mapbox. The reasons for this change are described here. Instructions for working with Mapbox are here. This is a net positive change as you’re gaining much more map design flexibility.
- Additional Webcam asset resolution presets are available
- Reduced rendering latency and aspect ratio for Webcam asset when set to Full HD
- Corrected ability to load interface assets when the overall experience name contains non-alphanumeric characters
- Alignment buttons in Composer no longer mistakenly trigger Play Mode
- Use of a mouse to manipulate the 3D Model asset works again in all cases
- The Hide and Show actions can apply the opposite effect to all other items in the same layer or same Group/Pinboard collection
- Use the new Move to front and Send to back actions to change the visual stacking of items on-screen. (In Composer's Edit Mode you can also move things in the scene to the front or back of their layer/Group/Pinboard using the right-click menu.) Call it 'z order' to impress your friends.
- Webcam asset permits camera selection (if more than one is available) and resolution (320x240, 640x480 or best available for the webcam)
- Ability to disable the next and previous swipe gestures of the Flip Chart collection. The old method was to yell "Darn!" and swipe back to the original item.
- Improved organization of the Triggers and Actions panel - as well as of the binding panel - should make it a lot easier for all of you who don't read manuals to figure out how to work with triggers, actions and binding.
- 8 additional, minor usability enhancements
- Improved text rendering in Text assets and Buttons when using line wrap, justify, & margins (in Buttons) and when text contains multiple consecutive space characters.
- YouTube asset no longer displays YouTube's 'similar videos' selector when the active video is finished. It's none of your audience's business!
- “Clear column filter” action for Excel works again
- Binding for output of the Linear Converter interface asset works again. Congrats to those who noticed!
- Keyboard 'Close' button is again properly displayed
- X, Y and Z coordinates of a manipulated 3D Model asset are now the same during Edit Mode and Play Mode in Composer
- Rounded, translucent rectangle displayed in the background of a Video asset is no longer displayed when starting a video. We were displaying the Play button to be helpful but it was kind of obvious that the video was playing.
- An orange veil is no longer displayed in Composer's Edit Mode in the scene over Text assets and Buttons when their content is bound. The veil is only displayed when clicking on these assets to edit their content.
- On Windows running .NET Framework v.4.6 or v.4.6.1: If Player
is launched while the touchscreen is off / not connected, touch
events will again work after the touchscreen is connected / turned
- NOTE: In Player for Windows, to get access to the mouse after touching the screen, the user must right-click once
- When drag-and-dropping PowerPoint projects onto Composer, you will now be warned by a popup message that all running instances of PowerPoint will be killed if import proceeds. (PowerPoint will not be killed if using Composer's formal import function.)
- 12 additional minor bug fixes.
- 6 crash conditions were corrected.
- We've discontinued our Instagram support. For information, see this posting in our User Community.
- Croatian keyboard. It’s all digital so this stuff isn’t hard to get.
- URL Broadcast is no longer biased to .com so it can work with any domain extension, including .edu, .info, .net, .biz and .gov.
- Hidden YouTube asset will no longer autoplay. “Hear me!” it said but it had to wait its turn.
- 12 minor bug and usability issues fixed. Back off bugs.
- Multiple corrections in Player for Tablet/Kiosk. The word ‘correction’ is a nice way of saying bugs. These corrections are listed here
- Design for accessibility, because 1 in 7 people worldwide
possess some kind of disability
- Text-to-speech: Generate speech for both static and dynamic text. (Windows only) You should check it out; you’re a bit of a mumbler.
- Keyboard triggers: Key presses can act as triggers for any IntuiFace actions. For example, use arrow keys for navigation. The keyboard is no longer just a pretty face.
- Gestures for static assets: Any onscreen gesture initiated on a static asset can act as a trigger for any IntuiFace actions. Don’t overdo it or it’ll look like you’re massaging the screen.
- Support for beacons using the iBeacon™ and
Eddystone™ protocols. Why care? It means your experiences can
know what is brought near them; you can then do something about it.
- Application notification (i.e. beacon detection): Capture unique ID of any beacon brought near a running experience and use that ID to trigger specific actions, show specific data, etc. This is very cool stuff.
- Proximity detection: Like application notification but trigger occurs only if the beacon is moved a specified distance from the running experience. For example, show information for items lifted away from a shelf. Freak out your guests!
- URL broadcast: Running IntuiFace experiences act like Eddystone-URL beacons, broadcasting URLs for user-selected items. These URLs can be picked up by any mobile device supporting Eddystone-URL - e.g. Android tablets. Broadcasting is available on Windows only. Sorry other platforms!
value converters for binding. However, still no way to turn
lead into gold….
- Is Equal To: Compares two values and returns true or false. Found in the list of Math & Logic binding converters. It’s nice to get a black-and-white answer once in a while.
- URL Shortener: Converts any URL into a 16 character URL. Very useful for the URL broadcast feature mentioned above. They’re also cute.
- Default Web browser asset now stores cookies as files, enabling continuity between multiple Player sessions. We’ll never forget you!
- Major performance improvements in Player for Tablets on the iPad. We’re squeezing every drop out of that stingy platform.
- Experiences in portrait mode have now correct thumbnails in Composer and on Management Console. (We’ve also put portraits in experience mode…. Ok, not really.)
- "Allow navigation" property of the Web Browser asset works again. We told it to get a job!
- Many smaller usability corrections. Can you live with the mystery?
- Four crash conditions have been eliminated. Gangster-style.
- RTSP support has been removed from the Video asset. IntuiFace continues to support the MMS and HLS Internet-based video streaming protocols.
- Version of VLC used by the Video asset is upgraded from Version 2.1.5 to 2.2.2.
- Addition of a Lithuanian keyboard.
- Zooming in/out of the Document asset no longer displays more than one page.
- Web Browser asset
- “Link is clicked” trigger is working again.
- The spacebar can now be input into Web-based forms.
- Experience publishing failure is solved in rare case: when renaming files by simply changing upper/lower case letters into their opposite.
- 10 additional minor issues are fixed.
- 4 crash conditions are corrected.
- Weather Interface Asset (Weather IA) can now display up to 15 days of weather forecast. To access more than 5 days, users must request their own API key from World Weather Online. To request an API key, read this information.
- Instagram Interface Asset (Instagram IA) will now return results for only the exact match of an account query if an exact match exists. If there is no exact match, the IA will return results for approximations of the account query.
- Grouping assets (Ctrl+g) no longer clears memory of steps for Undo (Ctrl+z).
- “Fill direction” property of the Asset Grid collection no longer resets when selecting this collection in Edit Mode.
- “Index in focus” property of the Flip Chart collection is now correctly represented in Edit Mode.
- Corrected crash condition that occurred when an Excel spreadsheet - referenced by an Excel Interface Asset - contained formulas in the first row. Composer will now display an error message.
- Corrected crash condition that occurred when running Composer's “Player for Tablets and Kiosks” Preview Mode on 32-bit Windows PCs.
- Additional 6 edge-case crash conditions were fixed.
- Brand new rendering engine for the Web
Browser asset. Based on CefSharp, it offers complete HTML5,
CSS3 and WebGL support. Also much faster and more reliable then the
older Web Browser asset.
- NOTE: Preexisting experiences will continue to use the legacy browser. To use the new rendering engine in preexisting experiences, you must explicitly change the Web Browser asset container from the "Legacy" style to the "Default" style.
- Free experience storage option, aka
IntuiFace Cloud Storage. This will be the default option when
publishing an experience. Zero configuration required. You can
still use your own Amazon S3, Dropbox or FTP site as alternatives.
- Composer Free: 1GB free storage
- Composer Pro: 3GB free storage
- Composer Enterprise: 20GB free storage
- New YouTube
asset to simplify the inclusion of YouTube-hosted videos in
your IntuiFace experiences
- NOTE: Supported on Windows, iPad, Android and webOS.
- Snap alignment for items in Composer's Edit Mode. This magnetism applies to both item center points and edges as well as to rulers and scene borders.
- Option to turn off data point creation for the automatic Scene Entered/Exited events. Information here
- Composer Free: Play Mode is now limited to 8 minutes. Information here
- Composer Free users are required to update to Version 5.3.
NOTE: For Windows PCs, to correct some performance issues and to improve performance elsewhere, we took advantage of new capabilities and fixes in Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.1. Make sure you are running this latest version of the framework. Go here to download the installer for .NET Framework Version 4.6.1. Install it before running Composer Version 5.2.7.
- In Composer’s Play Mode or when running an experience in Player for Windows, use of a touch screen no longer prevents use of a mouse. You can now go back and forth between fingers and the mouse to interact with IntuiFace-based content. NOTE: .NET Framework Version 4.6.1 is required for this fix to be applied. You can get the latest version of the framework here.
- "DPI" property for the Document asset now offers preselected options instead of a slider to eliminate multiple, unnecessary document conversions.
- Additional minor usability enhancements.
- ESC key will again exit both Composer in Play Mode and a running experience in Player for Windows under all circumstances. NOTE: .NET Framework Version 4.6.1 is required for this fix to be applied. You can get the latest version of the framework here.
- Resizing of Group collections placed within other collections now works similarly to resizing of stand-alone Groups.
- More than 12 crash conditions corrected, including a few linked to Excel use.
- Sprinkling of minor usability enhancements.
- Fixed edge case inability to replay a video.
- Few additional minor bug fixes.
- 8 crash conditions corrected.
- Greater in-scene editing capability
- Change (and identify) visibility of assets and collections using the Scene Content panel
- Directly resize width of items inside collections and data templates by double-clicking the collection/data template and then dragging item handles.
- Resize Group collection "window" without resizing contained items by double-clicking the Group and then dragging its resize handles.
- Nested collections can be individually selected for in-scene editing.
- Lasso selection (i.e. left-click-hold+drag) now works inside the Group and Pinboard collections.
- Enhanced Excel support
- Edit Excel-based workbook data - accessed via the Excel interface asset - in real-time by opening spreadsheets from within Composer. Add/rename columns, add rows and change data without breaking the existing bindings used to display your data. See here for details.
- Create Excel interface assets on the fly by drag-and-dropping Excel workbooks (and, optionally, associated graphic files and folders) into Composer.
- Open the folder containing the workbook referenced by an Excel interface asset directly from within Composer.
- Improved experience downloading for deployments
- The same folder is now used for both manual experience downloads in Player and automated downloads remotely initiated by Management Console. This avoids data duplication and reduces internet bandwidth usage.
- If file pathnames are too long - due to OS limitations - an explicit warning message is displayed by both Player for manual downloads and Management Console for remote deployments.
- In Management Console, you can now specify, for each Player, whether it should automatically run an experience when started manually. For details, see here.
- Undo / redo is now much quicker when manipulating collections containing multiple items.
- More than 16 additional usability enhancements.
- Hidden and read-only files no longer prevent experience publishing from working.
- 14 crash conditions have been fixed
- “Parameter Name” field of the Data Tracking “Log Event” action no longer permits entry of most non-alphanumeric characters to ensure compatibility with all analytic, marketing and data warehouse platforms.
- 10X speed improvement when saving a project containing or referencing (via the Excel interface asset) a very large number of locally saved media files. By "very large" we mean as many as 3k or more.
- When upgrading Composer Free to Pro or Enterprise, locally created experiences - when resaved - will now be properly represented in the Experiences Panel.
- 7 crash conditions were corrected. Most notable is a crash related to particular uses of the Rich Text asset.
Tracking interface asset
- Define, collect and send data from your interactive IntuiFace
experiences to any platform for analytics, marketing or data
- Includes offline data point storage, support for 150+ analytics/marketing/data warehouse platforms, automatic event detection and much more
- See this page for a detailed overview, including a video-based demonstration.
- See the chapter in our Knowledge Base for all how-to information.
- Define, collect and send data from your interactive IntuiFace experiences to any platform for analytics, marketing or data warehousing.
- A new frictionless method for sharing experiences with colleagues and clients. No need for your users to create an IntuiFace account. No need for manual license entry. Just give them a URL.
- See this page in our Knowledge Base for all how-to information.
- Access to all font variants in the Text and Rich Text
- Triggers for RFID/NFC readers now expose the captured tag ID, making it available as a parameter for binding.
- Composer Edit Mode performance and capability
- Manipulation (drag-and-drop, cut-and-paste) of a large number of assets and collections is much quicker.
- Scene change through use of the Scenes dropdown panel is much faster
- Selection and editing of assets inside collections (AssetGrid, AssetFlow, Carousel, CircularPanel, Map and Timeline) is now possible. Double-click the collection to access the content.
- Webcam asset is now available on Android
- Brand new Composer and Player splash screen. Can you find the easter egg?
- 10+ additional, small usability enhancements to make life even easier.
- Installation of Player and Composer on Windows 10 devices should no longer fail in some rare cases.
- Videos used for a scene's "Background" property will no longer be slightly narrower than the screen width.
- Asset Grid collection can now be properly resized in Play Mode when displaying two or more rows or columns.
- 5 minor bug corrections.
- 2 crash conditions fixed.
- The Kinect and Leap Motion interface assets have been discontinued and removed from IntuiFace. The code for these interface assets have been open sourced and posted to GitHub.
- The Log Interaction action has been deprecated, replaced by the new data tracking capabilities of IntuiFace. See here for more details.
Configurable Email interface asset
- Accepts an SMTP username not formatted as a valid email address.
- Permits specification of a From name and a Reply-to name.
- Corrects a Dropbox issue that blocked experience publishing.
- Custom interface assets without an icon no longer prevent experience publishing.
- Textures and lights of some 3D models were not rendered. Fixed.
- Minor Composer usability corrections.
- Two crash conditions eliminated.
- "Is being entered” and "Has been entered" triggers are now activated for the startup scene when using Player for Windows and for the current scene when launching Play Mode in Composer. This was already the case in Player for Tablets and Player for Kiosks.
- Web Browser asset now supports websites using self-signed certificates.
- On Windows, in both Composer and Player, multiple interface assets were broken with the release of Version 5.1.2, including RSS, Tweet List and System Info IAs. This problem has been corrected.
- When an experience with a video background in one or more scenes is saved, Composer recognizes it as saved.
- Eliminated Composer crash condition related to frequent jumps in and out of Play Mode.
- Use of binding to pass an invalid value (e.g. text string) into the Zoom property of the Web Browser asset no longer causes Composer to crash.
- Additional edge case crash condition is fixed.
- On-screen gesture triggers now work after a "Space reload" action.
- Excel interface asset prevented the use of certain words as column names, considering them reserved - e.g. "state". This no longer occurs.
- Sharing an experience with Write privileges now works if the target IntuiFace account has no configured storage option.
- Initial scroll effect of the Asset Flow collection no longer forces view of the first item if some other item in the collection has been assigned focus.
- Occasional Composer freeze when saving an experience on a PC with powerful CPU and physical hard drive (vs. solid state drive) no longer occurs.
- Small number of edge case bug fixes.
- Five crash conditions were eliminated.
- Corrected six crash conditions, all related to the new, high performance collections algorithm implemented in Version 5.1.
- Performance improvements on Windows
- Scene-to-scene transition animation is more fluid. Includes elimination of the flash visible just before a new scene appears.
- Animation in general is more fluid.
- Rendering of off-screen content in collections - particularly the Asset Grid collection - happens more quickly and smoothly.
- Excel filtering is almost instantaneous
- Composer is zippier in Edit Mode.
- Elimination of evil memory leaks, preventing possible performance issues during long-term playback.
- Usability enhancements for the Composer workspace
- Quick Properties pop-up for all items in a scene enables easy access to properties, triggers and editing controls.
- Assets, Collections, Design Accelerators, and Content Library panels can now be independently sized.
- Interface Assets and Scene Structure panels can now be independently sized and positioned.
- Number of interface assets and scenes are temporarily displayed when a new XP is opened.
- Enhancement of item resizing options available in multiple panels.
- Simplified drag-and- drop of items in the Scene Content panel. It is no longer necessary to select an item before dragging it.
- Licensing updates
- New Player for Tablets pack combines Player for iPad and Player for off-the-shelf Android tablets. Use a Tablet license on either platform. Preexisting Player for iPad and Player for Android licenses inherit this benefit.
- New Player for Kiosks combines our Samsung SMART Signage Platform (SSP) support with that for custom Android devices. Use a Kiosk license on either platform.
- Player improvements
- Share via Email - Configurable interface asset now permits specification of Reply To and Sender Name values.
- More than 500 new design accelerators inspired by our work
7 Interactive Experience Design Trends
- email forms
- vintage-themed banner and object images
- Several smaller usability improvements.
- Media filenames starting with a dot character and temporary Excel and Word files (i.e. those prefixed with ~$) no longer stop the experience publishing process.
- Experiences stored on a network drive or stored in a shared folder accessed via a Mac-based virtual machine no longer prevent the loading of interface assets and binding convertors.
- Experience publishing no longer fails when the name of small media files (size < 100KB) contain non iso-latin characters.
- 3D model importer is no longer case sensitive.
- It is no longer possible to maximize more than one asset at a time. To maximize a second asset - via triggers and actions - the first asset must be unmaximized first.
- Weather, Twitter and Instagram interface assets are now consistently displayed in Composer's Edit Mode and Play Mode.
- More than 16 crash conditions have been corrected.
- Full screen background videos play at full screen again.
- Minor bug fixes.
- Multiple rare crash conditions have been eliminated.
- 3 annoying crash conditions we couldn't live with.
- Couple of minor usability fixes.
- Correction of rare but painful Error 6413 (“missing file”) when publishing an experience.
- Filter and sort settings in the Content Library are now saved between sessions
- Weather interface asset now accepts premium keys for World Wide Weather in addition to free keys.
- The Clock interface asset now supports the ISO 8601 time and date format.
- More than 12 minor usability enhancements.
- Important fixes for users sharing experiences with colleagues/clients when Windows is configured to use a comma (,) instead of a dot (.) to represent decimals.
- Filter and sort in the Content Library are working again.
- Drag and drop in Scene Structure panel now works properly
- More than 7 crash conditions were fixed.
- Search in the Content Library is now case insensitive
- IntuiPad (the IntuiFace remote control) on iPad and Android supports IntuiFace Version 5
- Layer properties can no longer be edited. These properties were accidentally exposed in Version 5.0. Editing them would cause an IntuiFace experience to crash.
- Slide Show collection no longer disappears in Composer's Edit Mode under certain conditions.
- "Change video" action is no longer deleted when entering Composer's Play Mode.
- Trigger "Link is clicked" for the Web Browser asset works again.
- Default data template for the RSS interface asset is again available for placement in a scene.
- Time property of the Chronometer interface asset - a read-only property available for binding - is no longer undefined.
- IntuiFace Configuration Tool again successfully prepares a Windows PC to receive remote actions.
- Bindings in nested data templates are no longer lost when upgrading from Version 4 to Version 5
- Several small usability and graphic design enhancements.
- 3 crash conditions have been eliminated
- Eliminates a few edge-case crash conditions
- Corrects some minor usability issues and bugs
NOTE: IntuiFace Version 5.0 and IntuiFace Version 4.x can be installed on the same machine. You can even run them side-by-side and copy content from a Version 4.x experience into a Version 5.0 experience. However, once opened in Version 5.0, experiences cannot be opened in Version 4.x without following this rollback procedure.
- Composer workspace improvements
- New, refreshed graphic style for Composer
- Undock and distribute panels across multi-screen setup
- Introduction of rulers, ruler guides and gridlines to aid alignment of design elements
- Resizable item icons in all panels
- One-click access to online help in all panels
- Improved design and organization of Properties categories
- Simplified binding process
- Addition of rectangle and ellipse to the Assets panel, no longer part of design accelerators
- Search by name in the Interface Assets panel
- Improved interface asset icons
- HTML5-based Player upgrade for iPad, Android and Samsung SSP
- New gaming-influenced architecture speeds graphic rendering and touch reaction times
- Overall speed improvements of more than 50%
- Increased stability virtually eliminates resource-related crashes, with particular improvement on iPad
- Add a set of constraints to limit triggers to specified scenarios
Excel interface asset improvements
- Filter action has now a 'clear all active filters' option
- Filter values can now be case insensitive
- Full path to the Excel worksheet is now available for binding via a read-only property
- Drag-and-drop of an Excel file onto the active scene or Content Library now creates an Excel IA rather than a pdf document
- Localized Keyboard
- 30+ localized keyboards are now supported, including Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Russian, Thai, etc.
- Keyboard can default to local language of the device on which Composer/Player is running or be specified in advance
- Onscreen location and orientation of the keyboard can be controlled both at design time and via actions
- Additional characters are available in the default keyboard layout
- HTML5 Player now available in Composer for Play Mode
- Test tablet/Samsung SSP-targeted experiences on Windows, accessible via the Project menu
- REMEMBER, performance of experiences in the HTML5 Player on Windows may not reflect true performance on targeted devices - it could be faster or slower - so on-device testing remains crucial.
- System Info interface asset
- Returns information about the device running Composer or Player - including device name and geographic location - and information about the running experience.
- Combine multiple data feeds in a single collection
- Access the live data feed from multiple interface assets and combine them into a single visual
- For example, display the content from both a Twitter and RSS feed in the same datasheet.
- Publish and Share improvements
- Enhanced publish/download error management when sharing an experience
- Downloading of files greater than 1GB is now possible
- REST Web services can be used to delete analytics (useful when using 3rd party data mining tools with IntuiFace)
- New default templates (i.e. visual representations) of multiple
- Simple Counter
- Clock, Chronometer, Countdown
- Linear Gauge
- Reimport of an Excel file now works in all cases
- Analytic records containing special characters (e.g. accented characters) are now properly rendered for XML/REST requests
- 30+ crash corrections and assorted bug fixes
- Upgrading Player using Management Console will no longer break the Player agent. If you are running Player Version 4.8.1 through 4.8.6, you should upgrade directly to this Version 4.8.7 release.
- Snapshots created using the “Take snapshot” action in time intervals smaller than 1 second are no longer lost.
- All experiences created using Composer Version 4.7.7 or earlier can be downloaded into Composer for editing without, in some rare conditions, causing a crash.
- IntuiFace’s Sample experiences can be downloaded into Composer for editing without failing with the error message “Error while decompressing project file”.
- Weather interface asset now works with the iPad, Android and Samsung SSP Players.
- Increased timeout duration from 1 minute to 3 minutes for both Hosted and Configurable Email interface assets.
- A valid mail server certificate is no longer required for use of the Configurable email interface asset.
- Enhanced Design Accelerators for Share via USB, Share via email (both hosted and configurable) and Share via filesystem interface assets
- Player no longer displays a warning when the Windows PC display resolution is set to something other than 100%.
- Estimated download time for experiences in Amazon S3 cloud storage is now accurate (was over-optimistic)
- Corrected crash condition
- Update to the "default" Video asset style (based on VLC) improves both overall performance and WMV playback in particular
- New design accelerators for the Weather interface asset introduce a variety of modern, eye-catching designs
- Maximizing an already maximized asset no longer causes unexpected results
- Document assets maximized via actions no longer exhibit a slight transparency
- 10 minor bugs and usability issues corrected
- 9 crash conditions eliminated
- New search bar at top of Composer enables a search of the IntuiFace online documentation, the Knowledge Base. A tab will be opened in your PC’s default Web browser.
- Corrects memory leak linked to repeated toggling between Edit Mode and Play Mode in Composer
- Corrects additional memory leak found in Player
- Configurable email option for Composer Enterprise customers now correctly permits HTML-formatted emails
- A few minor bugs and usability issues are addressed
- 7 crash conditions corrected. Of note: a crash when using the Triggers & Actions panel to specify zoom level or location in the Map collection
- Greatly increased speed and stability for experience publishing to and download from Dropbox and Amazon S3. Up to three times faster for non European users.
- Significant Composer performance improvement when spaces contain a large number of Group collections. Includes space-to-space transition time.
- In Composer's Edit Mode, assets can now be resized even if they are located beneath other assets.
- Improved error management when invalid Cron expressions are used in the Scheduler interface asset.
- Weather interface asset now supports Version 2 of the World Weather Online API. Includes support for custom API keys and multiple language options. NOTE: API keys generated for the earlier version of the Weather interface asset are no longer valid and need to be regenerated.
- Corrected display of new items added to the Asset Grid collection while in Edit Mode.
- Excel file management has been improved when switching between Composer's Edit and Play Modes.
- Assorted minor fixes
- 7 crash conditions have been fixed
- New watermark for Free Edition users
- Multiple installer enhancements, particularly for users who do not have Admin privileges.
- Update released 24-Mar-2015: Corrected error preventing Composer Free and Pro Edition users from working with interface assets.
- Composer now properly embeds OTF fonts in an experience. Player Version 4.8.2 is required to ensure the fonts are properly rendered.
- Right-click menu in the Triggers and Actions panel no longer lingers if unused.
- Multiple sort and update actions via the Excel interface asset no longer potentially leads to corruption of the spreadsheet.
- "Set viewport" action for the 3D Model asset works again.
- "Set font" action for the Rich Text asset works again.
- Additional seven minor issues corrected.
- More than 12 crash conditions eliminated.
- Instagram interface asset
- Improved performance of the FTP connector
- New sample experiences: "Science Quiz" and "4.8 Features Highlights"
- Corrected display of an image referenced via URL
- Corrected errors related to use of accented characters and single quotes in text recorded by the Analytics feature. Records containing this formatting were not saved and remaining records were duplicated several times
- "Share as Play Only" works again if name or description of that experience contains non-latin characters
- Eliminated five crash conditions, including when adding a Group to the end of a preexisting collection and when dragging items in or out of an interface asset's data template
- Several minor fixes
for Samsung SMART Signage Platform
- HTML5-based Player identical in capability to Player for iPad and Player for Android
- First solution on the market bringing multi-touch content to the Samsung SSP
- More about the Samsung SSP can be found here
- Personalize the look of buttons associated with every asset and collection in IntuiFace
- Choose from three built-in styles or create your own
- Replace every button icon with your own
- Styles are set at the experience level but can be overridden for any specific asset or collection
- Enhances the IntuiFace binding capability by transforming input values
- Users can also create highly complex converters outside of IntuiFace and import them for use in a project
- Enhanced 3D model
- IntuiFace now uses the Open Asset Import Library - aka Assimp - to increase the number and quality of 3D imports
- 40+ formats can now be imported
- Model-based lights and cameras can be used
- Assimp limitations affect IntuiFace as well. Be sure to let us know if you have import issues.
- New and improved interface assets (IAs)
- Completely revised Twitter IA can display both text and image tweets
- New Instagram IA returns filterable search results
- New Orientation IA can be used to make tablet-based experiences sensitive to device orientation
- Additional IA protocols are now supported: REST/XML, file/XML, file/JSON
- Additional features and quality improvements to Player for iPad
- Player for Windows features now on iPad and Android
- Excel formulas
- 3D models
- Additional book-style document properties and actions
- Large collection of bug fixes and performance enhancements
- Player for Windows features now on iPad and Android
- Usability enhancements
- Triggers and Actions
- Reorder actions in the Triggers and Actions panel using right-click menu
- Default values are retained when changing actions
- links to online documentation are now in Composer
- "Move direction" property can limit asset and collection movement to a single axis
- When adding an Excel Interface Asset onto a scene, spreadsheet cells using URLs or local file paths for graphic media will be loaded as those asset types and not just as text
- IntuiFace Composer and Player for Windows now support Version
4.5 of the .NET Framework, enabling use of that framework in
.NET-based interface assets
- Due to a touch screen bug in Version 4.5.2 of the .NET Framework, we recommend using Version 4.5.1 until Version 4.5.3 becomes available
- "Has been active" trigger reacts to on-screen touches within a specified time period
- Triggers and Actions
- Multiple bug fixes including 9 crash conditions
Known limitations are listed here.
NB: Releases notes of version 4.0 - 4.7 are available at Releases notes of 4.0 - 4.7 releases
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- Tip of the Month: Experience Design Choices to Optimize Performance
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