Release notes

November 29, 2022
  • Fixed the "use this image" and "use this video" button in the Unsplash and Pexels image and video tabs
November 28, 2022
  • Added the option for a company administrator to share images and videos in company images and company videos tabs
  • Added the option for resellers to share images and videos with their customers in system images and system videos tabs
  • Fixed an issue where the "current playlist" mentioned in the channel icon would not correctly use the company time zone
November 23, 2022
  • Fixed playback of custom background music station on a playlist
November 22, 2022
  • Added the FIFA World Cup Soccer 2022 app!
  • Made it so that you can also configure on what dashboards you don't want a custom app to be available
  • Added the option for our resellers to distribute their own apps to their customers
  • When you set an app to be available or unavailable within your company, the selection is now automatically saved
November 14, 2022
  • Fix endless loop which sometimes occurred in Chrome on the Pricelist app, where user would click out of the browser window and then back in again, but clicking on a different cell than the one currently selected.
November 10, 2022
  • Fixed error when trying to log in with a Microsoft account
November 9, 2022
  • Fixed issue where the YouTube app would sometimes malfunction in the designer
November 7, 2022
  • Showing PowerBI reports and dashboards is now easy with our new Power BI app
October 24, 2022
  • You can now see your upcoming subscription renewal date
  • Fixed issue with filtered element not skipping page correctly when empty due to its filter
  • Extended the maximum look ahead of the Calendar to 2 months
  • Fixed lagging of YouTube live streams
  • Fixed Dropbox early authorization expiration
October 11, 2022
  • A video uploaded from Pexels is now almost always directly usable in the page designer; no need to wait for transcoding
October 9, 2022
  • Video processing will now show a progress indicator
  • Countdown timer now shows time segments in configured language of page-content
October 3, 2022
  • All channel playback options are now presented in a popup window
  • All old dashboards have been converted to the new design
September 20, 2022
  • Fixed issue with YouTube videos that trigger page transitions when the page transitions are set to "none": this now no longer causes the screen to occasionally go blank
September 7, 2022
  • Fixed copying of a dashboard with linked playlists
  • When copying of a dashboard fails, it does not start over again and create a new incomplete copies
  • Fixed hanging of Time app on older webbrowsers
September 5, 2022
  • Fixed right-to-left language support in the Pricelist app
  • Fixed layout of activity monitor overiew and authorized accounts overview when there are multiple email addresses on one line
September 2, 2022
  • The Page progress app would appear late on a foreground page on every new page show; this is fixed
August 25, 2022
  • An active player that is currently not playing any content is no longer labeled as "inactive" by an activity monitor
August 24, 2022
  • The QR code app now has a transparent background by default. The white background can be switched on by selecting the new "High contrast background" option.
  • Increased left margin in title of the "image with title" view
July 26, 2022
  • Added new article.backgroundColor and article.backgroundBlendMode functions to the transformation logic of custom apps.
July 20, 2022
  • Fixed problem where many frequent feed request would prevent a page from being able to determine if it could be shown based on the condition if data is available or not. This could cause the playback to hang for a couple of minutes.
  • Fixed issue with the Slideshow app not being visible when it was set to "animate in".
  • Added new app.format.lineHeight function to the transformation logic of custom apps.
July 14, 2022
  • Add six new weather styles to the Weather app and the option to set your own background color
July 13, 2022
  • Add shortcut key F to the page designer to toggle the selected element's full screen mode (the same as double clicking it)
July 11, 2022
  • PDF processing is limited to documents with a maximum number of 50 pages
July 07, 2022
  • When setting a "valid through" date/time for a playlist in a channel, the default time is now set to 11:59PM
  • When changing a "valid from" or "valid through" date of a playlist in a channel, it would not preselect the currently set date
  • When adding a playlist to a closed channel, it would sometimes add that playlist twice
  • Sometimes when a playlist was dragged into a channel, it would not be editable right away
  • When opening a image or video catalog, it will highlight the image or video that is currently assigned to the element (if any)
  • Corrected resizing of the playlist editor when the browser window is resized
  • Channel playback address icon is highlighted when hovering over a channel icon, to emphasize that that contains important information
July 06, 2022
  • Rotating social media posts are now shown from new to old instead of from old to new
July 04, 2022
  • Fixed issues with processing of uploaded PDF
  • The dashboard selector in the header of the dashboard can now be filtered by typing the desired dashboard name
June 30, 2022
  • Volume control is now available for the Slideshow app
  • Page transition at video end is now available for the Slideshow app
June 20, 2022
  • Updated styling of countdown timer
June 15, 2022
  • Selecting a stock photo now correctly adds it to your page again right after upload
  • Solved problem with processing of multi-page PDF's
  • Solved problem where a second or third playlist in a channel would not be opened in edit mode
  • When adding a video with an aspect ratio other that 16:9, the element now correctly adopts the correct aspect ratio
  • Fixed processing of ESPN RSS feed
June 13, 2022
  • Twitter accounts can be added correctly again
May 31, 2022
  • Solved problem where the we didn't take the playback device's location into account when determining its time zone
May 20, 2022
  • An update to our version of Raspberry Pi OS is available which is 64 bit for the first time and that contains a simple watchdog that allows you to reboot the system from your dashboard.
  • Fixed problem where some players would report that a channel could not be loaded
  • Removed the permission request to "read all user's profiles" when logging in with Microsoft
May 19, 2022
  • Fixed problem where some players would not show up as being online, whereas they were playing correctly
May 13, 2022
  • Notices of problems with playback will now only be shown if those problems occur more that 3 times per day
May 10, 2022
  • Using PDF documents in pages is now possible using the image or slide show apps
April 29, 2022
  • Fixed issue with uploaded video not being played in its full intended size
20 april 2022
  • Fixed issue with background image not being copied along when a page is copied from a template or another dashboard
April 19, 2022
  • The Web Page app's minimum height has been lowered to 200
  • Fixed issue with rendering of Birthdays app on a page shown on the old dashboard
April 14, 2022
  • Fixed issue with video that is "animated in" not being displayed
April 11, 2022
  • Fixed problem with visualization of cropped images as well as image borders and rounded corners
April 8, 2022
  • The Slideshow app now also supports playback of video
March 31, 2022
  • Increased speed of loading channels and displaying the channel schedule
March 30, 2022
  • You can now add background music to a playlist
  • Color code can be entered again in the color pickers in the text editing toolbar
  • Technical administrators will not get redirected to an empty dashboard anymore
March 29, 2022
  • Fix problem with clearing page background color
  • Fix issue with template page thumbnails disappearing
March 25, 2022
  • Highlight the channel playback address icon to make it more apparent that that should be used instead of the shareable playback address from the popup menu
March 24, 2022
  • Significantly improved performance loading large image and video catalogs
March 24, 2022
  • Search term gets cleared when uploading image or video in order to see it being added to the catalog
March 23, 2022
  • Add SmoothPublish as an image provider to the image catalog (for SmoothPublish customers only)
March 22, 2022
  • Fix issue with displaying specific RSS feeds
March 18, 2022
  • Fix issue with URL shortner not being applied for long URLs in the QR code app
March 10, 2022
  • Briefly show a message that a channel is empty, when it's started without any currently active content
March 1, 2022
  • A playback device name now needs to be unique within the scope of a category instead of a company
February 22, 2022
  • Fix problem where you could not set the color of selected text in Safari
February 21, 2022
  • When selecting an image for a newly added image element, the image will assume the image element's outer dimensions
February 20, 2022
  • Fix issue where an author was unable to upload images or videos
  • Fix caching problem with custom apps using HTTP POST request, where the apps are used multiple times with only variations in the HTTP POST request body.
February 18, 2022
  • Prevent warning symbol from popping up too quickly when only very briefly the data was not yet marked as loaded
February 9, 2022
  • In the Streaming Audio app you can now choose from a selection of categorized web radio stations
February 8, 2022
  • In the user overview screen it is now possible to search for a user on name or email address (it is sufficient to use part of the name or email address as a search term)
  • You can now sort the columns of the user overview screen
  • In the player overview screen a total per category is now shown
February 2, 2022
  • Fix issue with selecting emoji's and adding a table in the text element
February 1, 2022
  • Fix issue with linked playlists sometimes playing content that does not match the page schedules
January 31, 2022
  • Sample pages are now organized in "template collections"
  • The text editor now also uses the more versatile color picker used in other elements
January 17, 2022
  • The "text shadow" option went missing in the text element; that's now back again
January 14, 2022
  • You can now easily add a box around your text, directly in the properties of a text element
January 6, 2022
  • Added Japanese as a new selectable system language
January 3, 2022
  • Fix issue with text editor, where setting the color of a specific word in the text wouldn't work
December 22, 2021
  • Show grid lines when editing a price list
December 21, 2021
December 17, 2021
  • Add #add function to Line, Paragraph and Block transformation functions to add more content after creation
December 8, 2021
  • Solved the error that sometimes led to the message "The change you wanted was rejected" when trying to log in
December 2, 2021
  • Added the Price list app
November 30, 2021
  • When you have a custom app with a generic authorization header, that header is now also passed correctly to the server when you communicate with the data source only within your own network
  • When the registration code of a playback device expires, the registration page is now automatically refreshed with a new registration code
November 26, 2021
  • When the content in an element starts to scroll, it doesn't jump back to the top anymore right before a page transition
November 25, 2021
  • In custom apps, app-specific properties of the enumeration type can now also set to allow multiple selections
November 16, 2021
  • Playback device lists can now be sorted
  • Added Ken Burns animation effect for images and Slideshows
November 5, 2021
  • Fix problem where double clicking of portrait video enlarge to landscape
  • Player registration page is made to fit better on low resolutions
  • Made the description "Move to next page when video ends" more clear
November 4, 2021
  • Fixed issue where the media upload progress bar would sometimes not disappear after a successful upload
November 3, 2021
  • Fixed issue where some values of element properties would not be displayed correctly in the designer
October 26, 2021
  • Upcoming subscription renewal notifications are not sent anymore when the renewal has already commenced
October 22, 2021
  • Fixed issue where multiple simultaneous uploads of media could end up in the same folder, which made them all disappear when one was deleted later
October 20, 2021
  • Fix error when opening the custom apps page
October 18, 2021
  • You can assign a location to a playback device, which replaces the timezone option. In the Time, Date and Weather app you can specify that it should use the playback device's location for the data shown. The Calendar app also uses the timezone of the selected location.
  • A category can have a location too. If a playback device falls in a certain category, it will inherit the location of that category (unless configured differently on playback device level).
  • The player registration page now also shows a QR code, which takes you to a player registration page on which the registration code and selected channel are already prefilled.
  • The player registration code is shortened to 4 characters
October 11, 2021
  • The "remember me" option at login would not always work correctly; this has been fixed
October 7, 2021
  • Fixed problem where the thumbnail of an uploaded video was be of very low quality in the designer
October 6, 2021
  • Fixed problem where the image and video catalogs would not open when creating an emergency alert page
October 4, 2021
  • Added a new style to the News and RSS apps: one that shows a large image with a title overlaid on top of that
  • You can configure a user account to allow login with Microsoft Azure credentials, instead of dedicated Bizplay credentials
September 28, 2021
  • You can now give an image rounded corners and even make it completely round, analogous to a Box element
September 20, 2021
  • As of today, all data is stored on EU servers to ensure better data protection by law.
September 15, 2021
  • As of now, the name of a playback device needs to be unique.
September 10, 2021
  • When you drag a page that has been scheduled before into a playlist, that newly added page will adopt the exact same schedule
  • When you drag a page that has not been scheduled before into a playlist, it will adopt the schedule of the last page that was scheduled in a playlist (if any), but the schedule will not be active by default
September 8, 2021
  • You can now specify for a page in a playlist that if it is scheduled, it should be automatically removed from the playlist once it becomes inactive.
September 7, 2021
  • Only allowing players with a certain IP address to play content was temporarily unavailable, but now back on again.
August 30, 2021
  • When sharing a page with a background image, the thumbnail would disappear in the dashboard. This has been fixed.
August 2, 2021
  • After copying a page, playlist or channel, the corresponding section remained empty. This has now been fixed.
July 30, 2021
  • When navigating to another page in a page dialog (e.g. Add > From sample page), the pagination of the main page section remains unchanged
  • Image and video catalogs now navigate back to the first page after a new item is uploaded
  • When a Pexel or Unsplash image or video is uploaded, the image/video catalog content is refreshed
  • Folder longer names in the image and video catalog now fit better
  • When a image, video or page catalog is opened in a not too tall browser window, the content will at least show two lines of items instead of only one
July 29, 2021
  • Fixed problem were a page with a background image would sometimes not show up during playback
  • Fixed problem with players not showing up as active; if these were monitored, you would be getting false "player offline" emails
July 26, 2021
  • When clicking on a page in a playlist, you can now select to locate it in the Pages section
  • A playlist in a channel schedule now has an icon to locate that playlist in the Playlists section
  • When copying a playlist, its thumbnail is now rendered correctly
  • Fixed problem with sometimes being unable to change or delete a background image
July 21, 2021
  • Instagram does not provide the user's pictures since some time; we now replace this picture with the Instagram logo
  • You can click on the Bizplay logo to return from the designer to the dashboard
  • A couple of translations have been corrected
  • Added the option to append the playback URL with ?clearCache=true to start playback with a clean video cache
July 15, 2021
  • The playlist and channel preview windows are now resized to exactly fit the previewed content
July 5, 2021
  • When opening a playlist for editing, the animation is now smoother
  • With a Smart subscription, it should not have been possible to schedule pages in a playlist; this has been corrected
June 30, 2021
  • Double click a playlist or a channel to immediately edit it
  • Opening a playlist right after the dashboard is loaded now shows a spinner while all contained pages are being loaded
  • The 3D Cube and Random page transitions shouldn't have been selectable when one has a Smart subscription; this has now been corrected
June 29, 2021
  • Last selected folder, page (in the pagination), and search term is now retained when moving between designer and dashboard
  • Playlist thumbnails are now rendered fully in the playlist catalog when adding a playlist from another dashboard
  • Show correct number of thumbnails in image and video catalog
  • The background image can be removed again
  • Show the background image correctly in the page thumbnail on the dashboard
June 25, 2021
  • Fixed problem with deleting a newly added YouTube app
  • Fixed problem where an uploaded video would not play in Safari
  • Fixed problem where during playback a page would hang when it contained an app that was configured to skip the page when no data is available and the app returned an error
  • Added security feature to show the last time a user has logged in on the user overview page and the user details page
  • A user session now times out after 10 hours of inactivity unless the "remember me" option is checked when logging in
June 24, 2021
  • Double clicking a page in a playlist now opens its settings
  • Horizontal and vertical pages are now rendered in a more uniform size
  • Image catalog does not reload when it has been opened before
  • The "Upload image" button does not disappear when the image catalog is opened a second time
  • When you add a folder, it will appear in the correct alphabetical order
  • Styling of input fields on the background page selector has been fixed
June 24, 2021
  • Fixed problem where undo/redo would only work once
  • One can now also undo/redo page background color and page backgound image
  • Fixed problem where it looked like the contents of a page would disappear when the background page was removed
June 18, 2021
  • Fix problem where one could not move or resize any elements in Chrome 76 or earlier
  • Add option to pass multiple headers along with a HTTP request made from a custom app