Xibo for Android 1.7 R52 Available

We would like to announce Xibo for Android v1.7 R52. This release works with Xibo CMS versions 1.4, 1.6 and 1.7.

Features and Issues resolved in this release:

  • Fixed “Unable to Register due to Error” intermittent message
  • Fixed error sending log messages containing special characters
  • Improved communication reliability to XMDS

Download Xibo for Android R52.

The player 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.

 

White Label Customers

Your personal build is available for you in your account.

Xibo for Android 1.7 R51 is now available

Announcing R51 of Xibo for Android 1.7. This release works with Xibo CMS versions 1.4, 1.6 and 1.7.

Features and Issues resolved in this release:

  • Add the option to enter the licence email address if the CMS doesn’t provide one
  • Expire modified layouts configuration option (requires 1.7.1 CMS)
  • Correctly detect when switching from a 1.6 to 1.7 CMS
  • Correctly adjust Collection Interval when it is adjusted in the CMS
  • Never blacklist files downloaded from the CMS via HTTP
  • Storage Space status reported to the CMS (1.7.1 CMS required)

Download Xibo for Android R51.

The player 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.

 

White Label Customers

Your personal build is available for you in your account.

Xibo 1.7.0 is here!

We are pleased to announce that yesterday we released the 1.7.0 stable release of Xibo to the community. This release has taken us 4 months to develop, test and bring to you all and contains a whole host of new features. You can find out more on the Xibo Project Announcement.

We didn’t want our Cloud and Android customers to be left behind, so we have our platform ready for 1.7.0 from today!

Xibo in the Cloud

Xibo in the Cloud now fully supports 1.7.0 instances, but we’ve left you in control of whether you use 1.6 or 1.7 – we encourage everyone to try 1.7! All new accounts will need to choose a version to install before they get created on the Cloud, there is a version selector in the Shop. Upgrades are available as usual, see “Upgrading your Cloud CMS Instance” for instructions.

Xibo for Android

We’d like to announce Xibo for Android 1.7 R50 which has compatibility with CMS 1.7 and backwards compatibility with CMS 1.6. We are providing free of charge upgrades to this release for any licences purchased since 1st June 2014, you can check if your licences are eligible by looking at the number of upgrades your licence pool has been assigned in the customer portal. Upgrades for older licences are available at £4 GBP per licence. For full instructions for upgrading, purchasing upgrades and installing the update itself, see “Upgrading Xibo for Android“.

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Xibo for Android 1.4/1.6 R39 is now available

Announcing R39 of Xibo for Android 1.4/1.6.

Features and Issues resolved in this release:

  • Fix for Players connecting to a CMS that is running over HTTPS using SNI (Server Name Indicator).

Download Xibo for Android R39.

The player 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.

 

White Label customers

Your personal build is available for you in your account.

Xibo for Android 1.4/1.6 R38 is now available

Announcing R38 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:

  • Stability improvements to prevent crashes during a network outage
  • Send more log messages at one time when in “catch up” after a network outage
  • Improvements to the error messages provided by the CMS when the Server Key is incorrect or there is some other issue with downloading Media
  • Status screen reports free storage
  • Files will not attempt to download if the free storage space is insufficient
  • Library files that are no longer required will be deleted immediately if the free storage space is below 10%, otherwise the 7 day rule still applies.
  • Fixed an issue with the “Duration is per item” setting on Ticker Media.

Download Xibo for Android R38.

White Label customers

Your personal build is available for you in your account.

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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