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APG vNext 5.0 - mobile phone upload, IE11 compatibility, and more...

APG vNext version 5.0 is around the corner. There are many important enhancements over v4:

Mobile Device File Upload

You'll be able to attach photos from your iPhone or iPad directly within the Mobile Web App. While in version 4.x, iPad users can upload files from the desktop theme, there was no way to attach files directly in the mobile web app. Files can be read, but not uploaded or modified in version 4.x.
 
In this upcoming release, you can easily attach photos from your phones when you create / reply to a post, send private message, or manage your photo albums.
 
 
In addition, we overhauled the file upload feature on the desktop version, too. We feel that there are too many steps involved in the current file attachment process, so we removed the popup window that loads an iframe in version 5.0. You will be able to either click on the attachment buttons to select files, or drag and drop files directly into the editor to upload.
 

 
We model what GMail does for the browser and believe this to be the way HTML5 upload was meant to be.

IE 11 Compatibility (and other browsers, too)

IE 11 is radically different from any of the previous IE versions, and is a very capable browser providing good support for HTML5 and CSS3 standards. The problem is many of the web technologies created before have hacks built-in to workaround the idiosyncrasies of earlier versions of IE. And therefore they all need updating to support IE11's standard compliant behaviour.
 
It's no different for our forum software, especially the WYSIWYG editor. The current editor used in v4.x was built over a year ago and doesn't work very well with IE 11, so we replaced it. On top of the editor update, we also updated the core jQuery library and many 3rd party components to support IE 11, and worked out the kinks with other browsers, too.

Updated PM conversation interface

One of the notable feature in our v4 forum was the then new PM conversation interface. We grouped PMs in the same conversation on the same page and display them chronologically, making it very easy to refer to earlier messages.
 
However, conversation can get lengthy and showing them all on the same page can make the page too long and hard to scroll. So we modelled GMail again by showing no more than 6 messages by default, and making the earlier messages accessible with a single click.
 

Other enhancements and fixes

There are other enhancements to make the forum more configurable in 5.0: we now separate the "freeze threads" and the "freeze posts" features so you can apply auto lock to posts and threads separately. You will also be able to hide reward points and related threads when viewing a thread, without making code modification.
 
JS/CSS combining handler is also updated to better detect corrupt cache, and has a new ability to cache files to the disk.
 
And like the ability to use signature, you'll be able to limit the use of Avatar based on user group privilege.

Release date: 1st week of March

The update will be available in a week. I've updated both the demo and the support forum here. In the mean time, you can test the mobile upload capability on the demo forum if you want to.
 
v4 users with an active support subscription will be able to download the software when it's released. Anyone without an active subscription can click here to renew the subscription.
 
Thanks for reading and have a nice week
post edited by APGvNext Sam - 2014/03/10 09:57:11

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Re: APG vNext 5.0 - mobile phone upload, IE11 compatibility, and more... 2014/02/28 13:38:07 (permalink)
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It looks like a great update. thanks for the hard work!
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Re: APG vNext 5.0 - mobile phone upload, IE11 compatibility, and more... 2014/02/28 20:53:41 (permalink)
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This would be great!  below is the results from demo version: 
 
-Ipad, iphone in desktop version can upload images, insert images in posting.
 
-Ipad, phone in mobile version can upload pics but can't insert images in posting?
 
-Smart phone using android in mobile version can see the upload icon only.
post edited by Samuel - 2014/03/02 00:38:20
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Re: APG vNext 5.0 - mobile phone upload, IE11 compatibility, and more... 2014/03/01 13:30:42 (permalink)
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Thanks Freddy and Hai.
  • Yes, the current implementation doesn't have the button to embed files into the post. I'll change that in the final 5.0 release. Thanks for the heads up
  • Did you mean your Android phone can't upload? What version of OS are you using?
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Re: APG vNext 5.0 - mobile phone upload, IE11 compatibility, and more... 2014/03/02 00:37:57 (permalink)
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I've updated the code to allow embedding. Check it out, hai , and please let me know the issue with your Android phone.
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Re: APG vNext 5.0 - mobile phone upload, IE11 compatibility, and more... 2014/03/03 22:38:09 (permalink)
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Samuel
I've updated the code to allow embedding. Check it out, hai , and please let me know the issue with your Android phone.



The button "Upload file(s) to the server" doesn't work with Android phone. 
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Re: APG vNext 5.0 - mobile phone upload, IE11 compatibility, and more... 2014/03/12 17:06:01 (permalink)
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I just upgraded to 5.0
the forum is running trial license now. how do I change it to active?
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Re: APG vNext 5.0 - mobile phone upload, IE11 compatibility, and more... 2014/03/12 17:08:06 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby APGvNext Sam 2014/03/12 19:23:44
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Just re-activate it from the adminCP (log in as system admin first; memberId = 0). You can also re-activate the software during the upgrade process in the setup program.
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Re: APG vNext 5.0 - mobile phone upload, IE11 compatibility, and more... 2014/03/12 17:18:50 (permalink)
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ah.. Yes.. I almost never log in as Admin, only for activations, so I forgot
 
thnx Sam
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Re: APG vNext 5.0 - mobile phone upload, IE11 compatibility, and more... 2014/04/08 00:51:27 (permalink)
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I like it :)
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Re: APG vNext 5.0 - mobile phone upload, IE11 compatibility, and more... 2014/06/20 14:56:20 (permalink)
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May I suggest here, so as not to start a separate topic, for the next upgrade adding a button to the post editing window that shows the "BB" code, similar to the HTML Source function. big smile
HTML shows too much unnecessary code in a chaotic manner, while viewing only BB code would simplify editing posts with long lists of something and a lot of formatting. 
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Re: APG vNext 5.0 - mobile phone upload, IE11 compatibility, and more... 2014/09/02 07:56:44 (permalink)
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Is the "Forgot Your Password" button available when using iPad or iPhone?
By the way, we are running v4.5 currently.
 
Thanks.
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Re: APG vNext 5.0 - mobile phone upload, IE11 compatibility, and more... 2014/09/02 09:37:39 (permalink)
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nope, the mobile app does not have the ability to request password reset.
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