Release Notes

November 23, 2020 

genARate Studio (Version 2.0.5)

New features

  • The page editor for AR.Tile pages is now supporting multi-selecting tiles as well as copy and paste.
  • Re-arranged user menu and added link to the legal section in the footer and user menu

Fixed

  • Fixed several issues in reporting
    • no data is shown when “all clients” is selected
    • no data is shown when only one day is selected in date range
    • we improved the loading speed of several reports
  • Fixed an issue showing the wrong number of WonderPages on the “project cards” 
  • Fixed performance issues on dashboard and project overview.

November 9, 2020 

genARate Studio (Version 2.0.4)

New features

  • Added possibility to use transparency in videos – when uploading a local video you can now choose a background color for “greenscreen-like” effects
  • The page editor is now supporting keyboard shortcuts for copying (ctrl+c) and pasting (ctrl+v) and deleting (del, backspace) objects and undo (ctl+z) / redo (ctr-y) the last action(s).

Fixed

  • Fixed an issue with newly created projects – their default status is now “published”
  • Fixed an issue with client filter dropdown in project overview – the chosen client can now be deleted with one mouseclick
  • Fixed several issues in reporting
    • We learned the reporting how to correctly count scans
  • We aligned the behavior when returning from external content for AR.Create and AR.Tile experiences
  • Fixed an issue that converted a button to an image when adding a background image to the button
  • Fixed an issue that trial users could not create new pages
  • Fixed an issue in asset manager – now it shows more than just the first 15 assets
  • Fixed an issue with rendering buttons using transparent background images

Mobile Apps (Android 2.2.09 and iOS 2.2.5)

Fixed 

  • Added support for transparent videos
  • Fixed developer mode on Android
  • Fixed issue that after testing a page the screen went black on iOS 

October 27, 2020 

genARate Studio (Version 2.0.3)

New features

  • Improved data picker in reporting – it is now way easier to select a date range and compare data with previous period
  • We split color and transparency settings for contact and calendar items on AR.Tile pages and added the possibility to set a button text color. 
  • Added new preview design for AR.Tile pages

Fixed

  • Fixed an issue with publishing pages with more than one content language.
  • Fixed an issue within asset manager – tags are now working correct again.
  • Fixed an error with copy and pasting WonderPages
  • Fixed an issue that read-only projects have not been visible to non-admin users
  • Fixed several issue with displaying data in Firefox
  • Fixed some minor issues with showing content from Twitter and Facebook. 
  • Fixed an error with copy and pasting augmentations to other scenes
  • Fixed several issues in reporting
  • Changed data synchronisation so the displayed data is now way more accurate
    • Improved geo map
    • Reduced whitespace in reporting area
    • Fixed issue that under certain circumstances the length of an app session is not calculated correct
  • Fixed several issues with translated versions of genARate studio – on some pages no buttons with translated text has been shown.
  • Several loading speed improvements for the Augmentation Engine. 
  • Updated internal libraries

Mobile Apps (Android 2.2.08 and iOS 2.2.4)

Fixed 

  • Fixed a bug that certain pages did not track
  • Updated internal libraries

September 28, 2020 

genARate Studio (Version 2.0.2)

Fixed

  • Adjusted workflow for uploading GIFs
  • Fixed look & feel from dropdowns in reporting
  • Improved loading time of dashboard
  • Fixed an error with copy and pasting WonderPages
  • Fixed an error with copy and pasting augmentations to other scenes
  • Fixed several issues in reporting
    • Fixed number formating
    • Added missing data in CSV export
    • Fixed issue with formating in date selector
    • Added events for video augmentation on AR.Tile pages (play, stop, pause)
    • Added events for 3D augmentation on AR.Tile pages (show, hide)
    • Added events for button augmentation on AR.Create pages (scene change)
    • Added events for page type “Special Augmentation”
  • Fixed an issue when inserting a non-valid link for Twitter “Embed Timeline” function
  • Fixed an issue to automatically distribute new Augmented Engines to already published WonderPages
  • Fixed an issue that “read-only” projects are not visible
  • Fixed an issue that hinders trial users to create new WonderPages

Mobile Apps (Android 2.2.06 and iOS 2.2.3)

Fixed 

  • Markers for placing a 3D model in AR.Tile have now a more neutral design
  • Fixed an issue in screenshot / share feature which did not work properly for certain Vimeo videos
  • Fixed an issue that placing a 3D model did not work on newer iPads
  • Fixed an issue that on certain Android devices AR content is not shown.

September 14, 2020

genARate Studio (Version 2.0.1)

New features

  • Introduced version numbering in footer on dashboard
  • Added translation for German, Italian, Polish, Spanish

Fixed

  • Fixed an issue that under some circumstances 3D models are not shown.
  • Fixed an issue with videos not playing automatically
  • Fixed several issues in reporting:
    • WonderPage name filter in interaction report not working 
    • Different metrics used in augmentation report
    • Number formatting in app overview report
  • Fixed issue with trial conversion of trial users 
  • Fixed several issues in user administration
 Mobile Apps (Android 2.2.05 and iOS 2.2.3)

Fixed 

  • Fixed an issue with embedded videos from Vimeo
  • Fixed an issue that occasionally 3D models are shown too small. 

August 2020

genARate Studio

  • New page type: We are introducing a completely new concept to genARate studio called AR.Tile. Be prepared to present AR to your users in an entirely new way. 
  • Better 3D capabilities: you can now use genARate to place your 3D model on any surface in your room.
  • Improved Analytics: Dive into enhanced reports, get detailed feedback on interactions for each project and WonderPage.
  • Improved Recognition: Bigger, faster, better! We have completely rewritten the image recognition to offer a more reliable AR experience. It now takes less time until a target is recognized.
  • Support for transparent target images
  • New user management: It might be a small step for you, but it’s a giant leap for us. We have completely rewritten the whole user and rights management. This gives us now way more possibilities to better serve your needs.
  • Stability improvements: nobody is perfect – neither are we! We fixed a lot of bigger and smaller bugs and increased the overall stability of the genARate studio and mobile apps.

Mobile Apps

Android + iOS

  • Added Support for AR.Tile and new cloud recognition. 
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements

February 2020

genARate Studio

  • Multiple Scenes : Allows a user to create several scenes for one WonderPage in order to have a more productive and easier creation of AR experiences
  • Content Type Social:
    • Now it is able to embed Facebook pages, group pages, posts and Like buttons
    • LinkedIn Badges can now be embedded as well
  • Asset Manager: Categories and Filters have been added
  • It is now possible to multiselect several augmentations by drawing a frame (using the mouse) instead of selecting one augmentation after another with several mouse clicks

Mobile Apps

Android + iOS

A “Share” button has been added: users can now take a screenshot of the AR Experience and save it in the phone’s gallery or share it (depending on the installed apps)

November 2019

genARate Studio

  • Contact: A contact saved via the app in the phone’s contacts (including e.g. phone number and e-mail address) 
  • Calendar Event: An object can be used to add events (including e.g. time and address) to the user’s phone calendar.
  • Videos – Vimeo: genARate now supports the use of Videos hosted in Vimeo (besides YouTube)
  • Several Bug Fixes 

October 2019

genARate Studio

  • Read only projects: introduced “read only projects” which act as “templates” that can be used to explore certain features and paste into your own projects
  • Target Heatmap: Users can show Heatmap for any Target / Trigger image to get additional feedback on the tracking quality.
  • Several Bug Fixes (e.g. “duplicate” Status of a WonderPage now gets shown immediately,  issue with saving changes in User Profiles is solved) 

September 2019

genARate Studio

Mobile Apps

Android + iOS

  • Added new Twitter augmentation: Embed Tweet and Timelinets

August 2019

genARate Studio

Mobile Apps

Android + iOS

  • Upgraded to Augmentation Engine 1.12.01, Android/ iOS 2.1.8
  • Both Apps have been updated with the latest version of the SDK and the architecture has been adjusted accordingly
  • Adjust Brightness in 3D Scene: Models should appears brighter in the App
  • New Augmentation Type – Audio
  • Continue Playing for HTML fragments
  • Several Bug Fixes

July 2019

genARate Studio

  • Applied some minor updates to Reporting / Analytics section
  • Enable new WonderPage Type “Special Page” that allows for the upload of a file with own augmentation engine and HTML Based Content (currently only in use with some selectesd apps)
  • Complete rewrite of Editor – performance improvements and bug fixing 

Mobile Apps

Android + iOS

  • Augmentation Engine 1.11.11, Android/ iOS 2.1.7
  •  Added Supprt for “Special Pages”

June 2019

genARate Studio

  • Possible to set separate demo link for each custom app
  • Several bug fixes

Mobile Apps

Android

  • added demo pages button
  • enabled app for Cloud image recognition

iOS

  • added demo pages button
  • enabled app for Cloud image recognition

May 2019

genARate Studio

  • Added new WonderPage type “Light”. This page type opens (after recognizing a target image) the web browser and redirects user to website.
  • Updated version of 3D renderer
  • Various bug fixes and improvements mainly within reporting and user activation / trial registration
  • Preparation for adding new content types in upcoming release

Mobile Apps

Android

  • Various bug fixes in augmentation engine
  • Improved user experience in contact form

iOS

  • Various bug fixes in augmentation engine
  • Improved user experience in contact form

April 2019

genARate Studio

  • Added first version of usage reporting / statistics – logged in users have now access to a new dashboard, which aggregates main KPIs (like installs, views, number of interactions, most active countries, …), as well as 3 overview tables (showing detailed information on apps, projects and WonderPages)
  • Changed design of starting page after login
  • Various bug fixes and performance improvements

Mobile Apps

Android

  • User interface is now available in different languages (English, French, German, Hungarian, Japanese, Italian, Portuguese, Turkish)
  • Changed app tutorial
  • Updated image recognition
  • Improved stability and performance

iOS

  • User interface is now available in different languages (English, French, German, Hungarian, Japanese, Italian, Portuguese, Turkish)
  • Changed app tutorial 
  • Updated image recognition
  • Improved stability and performance

January 2019

genARate Studio

Mobile Apps

Android

  • Support for content internationalization (view WonderPages in different languages based on user settings)
  • Improved stability and performance

iOS

  • Support for content internationalization (view WonderPages in different languages based on user settings)
  • Improved stability and performance

November 2018

genARate Studio

  • Added animations for augmentation (On Scan & On Tracking Lost)
  • Added animations for actions (animations on buttons actions)
  • Added ability to chain button actions
  • Added pagination to Projects/WonderPages overview
  • Added support for HTTPS links in button actions
  • Show number of total/published WonderPages on the Project card in the Projects overview
  • UI improvements
  • Various bug fixes and performance improvements

Mobile Apps

Android

  • Restructure Scan Page architecture for more efficient resource management and improve stability
  • GDPR compliance
  • General code refactoring to take advantage of Java 8 syntax
  • Solved crash that was affecting some devices when the load of the initial response was interrupted
  • Solved issue with crash when download process was interrupted on the Main Activity
  • Solved issue with not being able to test unpublished WonderPages that were copied and pasted
  • Several minor bug fixes and performance improvements

iOS

  • Enhanced user feedback
  • Performance Improvements
  • GDPR compliance
  • New caching system based on Apple’s native Core Data framework
  • Overall system architecture improvement
  • Several minor bug fixes and performance improvements

August 2018

genARate Studio

  • Augmentation type “Button”: added support to call multiple actions on multiple objects from single button
  • Added copy/paste feature for WonderPages
  • Allow creation of multiple WonderPages with the same Trigger (only one of them can be published at the same time)
  • Implemented support for new format of 3D augmentations
  • Performance improvements
  • Several minor bug fixes and UI improvements

Mobile Apps

Android

  • Redesigned user interface including new scan animation
  • Added Tutorial link to the home screen
  • Implemented support for different versions of the augmentation engine
  • Improved error feedback

May 2018

genARate Studio

Mobile Apps

Android

  • Improve stability of augmentation tracking
  • Solved bug that will cause that app on some devices to crash when the internet connectivity was intermittent.

iOS

  • Improve stability of augmentation tracking
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