Sphere for iOS - Release Notes & Updates ๐Ÿ

Release notes for iOS will be posted here!

Our first iOS Update since launching the forum has landed! :partying_face:

Sphere for iOS v.1.2.5 is now live in the App Store :apple:

Release Notes:

:new: Link Previews now show in chats!
:hammer_and_wrench: FIX: Images being erroneously downloaded twice upon selection in chat.

Happy updating! :balloon:

Not to oversell but the next release is gonna be :b:IG :fire::fire::fire:

Happy release day, Apple folks! :green_apple:

Sphere for iOS 1.2.6 is now available in the App Store :iphone:

๏ฟผ In this release:

:new: The Feed can now be browsed offline, even across app relaunches (e.g., after termination by iOS or force quitting by users).

:new: App launching is now faster on average, as it no longer waits for a successful connection if cached content for offline browsing is available.

:new: The app now remembers your last selected sphere in the Feed.

:hammer_and_wrench: FIX: The red ringbell badge did not show up on spheres having outstanding important messages, but only from muted chats.

Sphere for iOS 1.2.7 is now available in the App Store :apple:

In this release:

:new: Direct Message โ€” You can now start a one-to-one private chat with your fellow sphere members, through a single tap in their profile. You can also start a DM chat through the (+) button at the bottom of the Feed.
:new: GIFmas - Yes, you can FINALLY search for that super special GIF in one tap from your chats, before inevitably just sending one of a cat looking grumpyโ€ฆ

:fire:

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Sphere for iOS 1.2.8 is now available in the App Store :apple:

:new: We have given the Feed a loading speed boost!
:hammer_and_wrench:Feed now shows โ€œPerson sent a GIF/poll/announcementโ€ when the last message is a GIF, poll or announcement
:hammer_and_wrench:When editing your profile, the Save button now activates as expected when you have made a name change
:hammer_and_wrench:Messages sent by you in quick succession can no longer be ungrouped erroneously by a slim chance โ€” as if there were multiple clones of you โ€” for a short period of time.
:hammer_and_wrench:Text message drafts now remember the quoted message to which you intend to reply.
:hammer_and_wrench: GIF blockquotes now show a thumbnail, instead of Clippy with an obscure filename.
:hammer_and_wrench: The cropper control in the photo editor no longer plays hide and seek with your fingertips โ€” they now stick to the touchable canvas as intended.
:hammer_and_wrench: Items on the Feed are now highlighted when you select them.
:hammer_and_wrench: Invite links now make progress as expected on the โ€œEnter Codeโ€ screen.
:hammer_and_wrench: Increased the update frequency of the chat participant list.

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Sphere for iOS 1.2.8 is now available in the App Store :apple:

:new: Events โ€” Organise events for your fellow friends directly in Sphere!
:hammer_and_wrench: URLs in your profile are now tappable.
:hammer_and_wrench:Off-alignment of some error messages has been fixed.
:hammer_and_wrench: The Important Messages banner was not in sync with the Important Messages Inbox.
:hammer_and_wrench: Chat no longer scrolls up unintentionally when the long press message actions menu is activated
:hammer_and_wrench:The keyboard when creating an Important Message was misbehaving.

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Sphere for iOS 1.3.3 is now available in the App Store :apple:

This contains the third big piece of work around our Events feature, which is a list of current/past events in one location, in the Sphere Info screen.

Release Notes:
:new: You can now see all your events under your sphereโ€™s Info.
:new: We improved the profile editorโ€™s looks and usability.

Sphere for iOS 1.41.0 is now available in the App Store :apple:

Release Notes:
:hammer_and_wrench: Improved first-time and post-app-update loading speed, especially when you have joined many spheres with lots of chats.
:hammer_and_wrench: The Info page for announcements and polls no longer squeezes the message content when it contains a link preview.
:hammer_and_wrench: The Info page for announcements and polls no longer shows the disclosure button.
:hammer_and_wrench: The Info page for announcements and polls no longer shows the expiry date twice.
:hammer_and_wrench: Sphere admins are no longer blocked from creating invite links.
:hammer_and_wrench: Unread messages in a chat is no longer eagerly marked as read when no content has been loaded, e.g., due to network connectivity issues.