We’ve just released version 1.1.8 of the Userplane SDK–our first release of 2012! 1.1.8 gets us off to an exciting start in the new year, and marks the jumping off point for the next big step for our platform.
But first, I want to highlight the improvements in our 1.1.8 release. Webmessenger was the primary focus for us in 1.1.8 based on customer feedback, so we devoted much of our focus to fixing small issues that, when added up, amounted to a negative impact on the user experience:
- We resolved 14 bugs related solely to IE8–we love Internet Explorer! (/sarcasm)
- General improvements to Webmessenger’s handling of multiple conversations and conversation-switching
- Improvements and bug fixes around initiating A/V sessions
- If you’d like to read the full list of improvements in our 1.1.8 release, please click here.
In 2011, we released a new build approximately once every three or four weeks. While we anticipate a similar schedule for 2012, we’re going to exempt ourselves until the end of February. Why? Well…
…Ever since we undertook the rebuilding of our platform and moved to XMPP for our messaging protocol (and away from Flashcom), we’ve wanted to remove Flash from the platform entirely (for text-only implementations). What does this mean for our publishers? It means faster load load time and rendering of the user interface, and it also lays the groundwork for Userplane compatibility on mobile and tablet browsers.
Now that we’re in a position to remove Flash, our engineers will be focusing for the next month and a half on this next step. It’s a very exciting milestone for us, and will certainly result in quieter-than-usual communication from us. However, our Director of Technology has been known to tweet his development progress. So if you’d like insight into how the process is going, I would recommend following @UserplaneMatt on Twitter.
Happy 2012, and be sure to keep your eyes on our blog for many exciting developments to come!