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SeattleCloud 6.3.0 for Android published on Google Play and Amazon Appstore    
This topic is assigned to Timur

Nov 02, 2015 11:59 AM
A new version of SeattleCloud app has been published on Google Play. It includes a couple of new features, improvements and bug fixes.

We've also published the same version for Kindle Fire on Amazon Appstore and it will be available as soon as Amazon approves it. 

Release notes:
Added:
* Smoother transitions in HTML-based pages
* Preserve HTML-based page state on orientation change
* Customizable WebView background color for HTML-based pages
* Support of HTML5 video (including full-screen mode) in HTML-based pages
* Embedded YouTube videos are now played in-app via HTML5 video (clicking video title in the embedded thumbnail opens video in an external YouTube player app)

Fixed:
* Crash in Order page is on tab and device is rotated
* Crash when not all app resources synced in previewer and device is rotated
* "Next page" feature not working in Throw game
* Throw game not initializing properly on first app start
* Facebook integration feature issues during and after orientation changes on different pages
* Memo game allowing odd number of rows and columns (the puzzle couldn't be solved)
* Some memory leaks on device orientation change

Additional details
1) YouTube and other HTML5 embedded videos.
We're now fully supporting YouTube embedded videos (and other HTML5 embedded videos such as Vimeo) in HTML-based pages. This also includes proper full-screen mode for these videos.
Direct links to YouTube videos (such as http://www.youtube.com/watch?...) still open videos in the YouTube app if it's present on the device (or in the browser otherwise).

WARNING: Google doesn't allow ads in apps on pages where YouTube videos are embedded, so please remove banners from pages where you embed YouTube videos.

The implementation of HTML5 videos varies greatly among Android versions and devices. We've tested this feature on all supported Android versions and on a dozen various devices, but this of course doesn't cover all possible combinations. So please report any issues with your embedded videos and we'll make sure everything works correctly.

2) WebView background color.
You can find a new setting in Dashboard -> Page Settings -> WebView -> Background color. 
This color will be used as page background until actual background from your HTML page is loaded. 
The default value is transparent, meaning that standard page background from theme will be visible (white or black depending on Light or Dark theme).

Unfortunately on Android HTML rendering is quite slow and there is a noticeable delay until HTML content is fully rendered. You may have noticed previously that standard base theme background (white or black) appeared behind your content until the page is fully loaded. This caused unwanted flickering and flashes.

To solve this issue, you can now set WebView background color to match your actual content background color. This way there will be no flicker and your content will appear smoothly as soon as it's loaded and ready to be displayed. Setting custom background color will improve your page content appearance and orientation change animation.

In future we may add a global setting, but for now you can set background color for each page separately.

Previous releases:




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When new page types and features will be available for Android? We don't have an answer for this right now. But we can always try to find a solution for you if you really really need something ASAP.

If you have any questions on this build and new functionality introduced in it, please feel free to ask. If you have any suggestions or ideas, don't hesitate to let us know about them. We don't promise everything will be implemented right away but we'll take into account everything you say.


Dec 08, 2015 01:23 AM
Hi Timur .

when  it will suport automate video start for background ?


Dec 08, 2015 04:28 AM
Hi App Builder,

Can you please provide some details for your question? I didn't quite understand how video is connected with background.


Dec 08, 2015 08:38 AM
Hi timur  

what im asking  its called  html 5 video background ,imagine an app with not fixed picture or colour on background ,its like when you  click on tab 2  i will open automatically the video  .just by searching html5 video background you will understood what  i mean 

Regards 


Dec 08, 2015 10:38 AM
App Builder,

Ok, so you want a video playing as a background of an HTML page. Please create a support ticket. We'll investigate what we can do.

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