Xibo for Android 1.4/1.6 R37 is now available

Announcing R37 of Xibo for Android 1.4/1.6.

The client is still available on a free 14 day no obligation trial and available to purchase directly from our website. Instructions for upgrading from an earlier release can be found in the FAQ. It’s also well worth having a look at the Knowledge Base.

Features and Issues resolved in this release:

  • Added a configuration option for the maximum number of days to keep the locally cached logs.
  • Added a configuration option to request root access (for Shell Commands).
  • Added pre-loading of Images for a smoother more instant change between image resources.
  • Added an Image Cache to improve memory usage and reduce disk I/O. This also improves pre-loading speed.
  • Added more logging for memory pressure (https://springsignage.freshdesk.com/support/solutions/articles/3000019052) situations.
  • Resolved issues for customers that run a mixture of standard / white label clients from the same licence pool.
  • Add code to automatically start videos in Web Page based media (embedded, web page). Assumes device support for HTML 5 is available.
  • Detect and Black List Images that cannot be decoded.

Download Xibo for Android R37.

White Label customers

Your personal build is available for you in your account.

Xibo for Android 1.4/1.6 R36 is now available

Today we’re announcing R36 of the Xibo for Android client for Xibo 1.4 and 1.6!

The client is still available on a free 14 day no obligation trial and available to purchase directly from our website. The application is also available directly from our download centre.

Instructions for upgrading from an earlier release can be found in the FAQ. It’s also well worth having a look at the Knowledge Base.

From this version onwards Android 4.0.3+ is required, Android 4.1+ is recommended.

Issues Resolved in this release:

  • Fix for always updating Text, Ticker and DataSet Resources in the background instead of when they are loaded. Required 1.6.2 CMS to apply.
  • Fix for web page scaling. Required 1.6.2 CMS to apply.
  • Debugging option for storing HTML on Internal Storage. Fixes an issue with some devices not being able to show Text/Ticker media.
  • Fix for the application not restarting on Upgrade.
  • Introduced compatibility with the Xibo for Android Update Manager (to be released shortly)

Our white label customers can get updated copies of their build from the Android Builds section of the Customer Portal.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask.

Xibo for Android 1.4/1.6 R33 is now available

Today we’re announcing R33 of the Xibo for Android client for Xibo 1.4 and 1.6!

The client is still available on a free 14 day no obligation trial and available to purchase directly from our website. The application is also available directly from our download centre.

Instructions for upgrading from an earlier release can be found in the FAQ. It’s also well worth having a look at the Android Manual.

Issues Resolved in this release:

  • Fix for incorrectly sized tickers/text items

Our white label customers can get updated copies of their build from the Android Builds section of the Customer Portal.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask.

Xibo for Android 1.4/1.6 R32 is now available

Today we’re announcing R32 of the Xibo for Android client for Xibo 1.4 and 1.6!

The client is still available on a free 14 day no obligation trial and available to purchase directly from our website. The application is also available directly from our download centre.

Instructions for upgrading from an earlier release can be found in the FAQ. It’s also well worth having a look at the Android Manual.

New features and Issues Resolved in this release:

  • Fix for Single Mode and Fit Text on 1.4.
  • Logging improvements for troubleshooting with the Status Window.
  • Improved “restart if not visible”.
  • Option to skip blacklisting video.
  • Added Portuguese (Brazil) translation.

Our white label customers can get updated copies of their build from the Android Builds section of the Customer Portal.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask.

Xibo 1.6.0 is released, Spring Signage is ready!

Spring Signage are very pleased to announce that last night we released a new 1.6.0 Xibo to the Open Source community. This release represents just over a year of improvements and bug fixes – find out more over on the Xibo Announcement.

It was very important to us that our Hosting and Android customers were fully supported immediately after this release, so that is exactly what we have done!

Xibo for Android

The latest R31 release of Xibo for Android fully supports connecting to the 1.6.0 CMS and will be automatically available free of charge to all our new & existing Android Customers.

Upgrading to 1.6.0 will also add the following benefits:

  • Improvements to Text, Ticker and DataSet media types
  • Improvements to File Downloads (pre-caching more content)
  • Improvements to the assessment for when a Layout is ready to be shown
  • Better logging and proof of play statistics

If you are running an earlier version of Xibo for Android, you might still be OK! Anything over R28 has support for 1.6.0 built in.

Xibo Hosting

The 1.6.0 release of Xibo is also available on our Hosting platform from today! All new accounts, including demo accounts, will come with 1.6.0 as standard and you can upgrade your existing hosting directly from the customer portal.

We wanted to make the process clear, so we have written an article to take you through it!

 

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Xibo for Android 1.4 R31 is now available

Today we’re announcing 1.4 R31 of the Xibo for Android client!

The client is still available on a free 14 day no obligation trial and available to purchase directly from our website at https://springsignage.com/xibo-for-android/. The application is also available directly from our download centre.

Instructions for upgrading from an earlier release can be found in the FAQ. It’s also well worth having a look at the Android Manual.

New features and Issues Resolved in this release:

  • Added Proof of Play statistics.
  • Added back error logging (send to CMS).
  • Preparation for Translations.
  • Cached DataSet/Text/Ticker items ahead of their scheduled playback.
  • Added support for Full Compositing (overlapping content)
  • Stability improvements and further checks for layout validity before display.

Our white label customers can get updated copies of their build from the Android Builds section of the Customer Portal.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask.

Xibo for Android 1.4 R30 is now available

Today we’re announcing 1.4 R30 of the Xibo for Android client!

The client is still available on a free 14 day no obligation trial and available to purchase directly from our website at https://springsignage.com/xibo-for-android/. The application is also available directly from our download centre.

Instructions for upgrading from an earlier release can be found in the FAQ. It’s also well worth having a look at the Android Manual.

Issues Resolved in this release:

  • Stability Improvements.
  • Problems with the client crashing to the home screen when unsupported videos were scheduled.
  • Fixes for the collection interval and action bar time out duration being ignored.
  • Fixed restarting in offline mode.
  • Fixed occasional crash to the home screen when manually checking for a licence.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask.

Xibo for Android 1.4 R28 is now available

Today we’re announcing 1.4 R28 of the Xibo for Android client – which makes the client better than ever!

The client is still available on a free 14 day no obligation trial and available to purchase directly from our website at https://springsignage.com/xibo-for-android/. The application is also available directly from our download centre.

Instructions for upgrading from an earlier release can be found in the FAQ. It’s also well worth having a look at the new Android Manual.

Xibo for Android couples the flexibility of the excellent Xibo Content Management and Delivery System with the power of the Android platform to bring you a digital signage player packed with features at a fraction of the usual cost.

Issues Resolved in this release:

  • Stability Improvements
  • Improved file handling
  • Fix for downloading files to Public Storage
  • Fix for some webpages opening an “open with” dialogue box
  • Fix for a problem where the collection interval setting is changed in the client, the change wasn’t applied immediately
  • Regions containing embedded webpages won’t show an error screen when the connection to that server fails
  • Improved download performance
  • Ability to customise how the action bar behaves once the app is running
  • Improved feedback on the manual licence check screen
  • Improved feedback on the client status screen
  • Improved information shown on the about page, with links to the new manual
  • New manual

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask.

Improved User Manual

The Xibo Digital Signage solution has grown massively over the last 3 years – unfortunately the documentation has not followed suit… until now! We have begun work on consolidating all Xibo related material into one easily accessible manual.

The first revision of the Xibo for Android manual is already available here. The rest of the open source solution will follow when we release 1.6.0.

We hope you find the new documentation useful – if you have any feedback for items we could improve, please let us know.

Xibo for Android R26 is now available

Today we’re announcing 1.4 R26 of the Xibo for Android client – which makes the client better than ever!

The client is still available on a free 14 day no obligation trial and available to purchase directly from our website at https://springsignage.com/xibo-for-android/. The application is also available directly from our download centre.

Instructions for upgrading from an earlier release can be found in the FAQ.

Xibo for Android couples the flexibility of the excellent Xibo Content Management and Delivery System with the power of the Android platform to bring you a digital signage player packed with features at a fraction of the usual cost.

Issues Resolved in this release:

  • Stability Improvements
  • Improved file handling
  • Fail safe for when the device reboots and the removable storage is not ready
  • Fix for some web page media opening the default browser
  • Support for Web page media using Basic Authentication in the URL
  • User configurable delay for starting the application after rebooting the device
  • Support for shell commands (requires root)
  • Improved detection for whether a layout is ready to play (requires 1.5.2 CMS)

Coming soon:

  • Improved client for our White Label Customers
  • Improved configuration options for when to show the “action bar”

If you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask.