In addition to its offline portfolio capabilities, Foliobook allows the user to upload a gallery turning it very quickly into a web slideshow that can be easily shared with clients or friends.
Foliobook update 3.7.2 has been released today with an update for the web publishing feature and a number of fixes.
The web publishing feature has improved reliability when uploading files. We’d still recommend that users find a good network before uploading a lot of files, but in general uploading should work a lot more smoothly. In addition, if there is an upload problem, then things should recover a lot more quickly from the problem when the user tries another upload.
With this in mind, we increased the size of a web gallery to 250 images, so in any gallery can be published to the web as there is no size limit.
This version of Foliobook includes some hidden publishing power that we hope to unleash in the months ahead.
Here’s a short (3.5 minute) video explaining how to use the feature.
In this screencast we show how to sign up and publish a gallery of images to the web using Foliobook's web publishing module
Fixes in v3.7.2
- When using the video plugin, most of the time a loaded video will have a usable poster image assigned automatically, in the past these were often blank
- tutorial links inside the app work correctly with the online documentation
- backgrounds that are not exactly sized now appear correctly on iPad Air
- faster navigation when Guided Access is operating
- the correct web page is displayed in the publishing window following a successful upload
- web gallery uploading reliability has been improved
- when swiping in a gallery the correct image is shown when swiping to the right on the first image
- when swiping in a gallery using the fade transition, the transition works with the same visual smoothness in both play directions
- internal improvements resulting in less space wastage with background image files
Known problems in 3.7.2
As we said above we improved the auto selection of poster images for videos for those using the video plugin. However there is currently a bug when manually reselecting a poster image that make a gallery appear to be ‘corrupt’ when the poster image is added manually. We will correct this in a fix update in the near future, but for the moment, avoid manually adding a poster image.
Note that any video poster images assigned manually before upgrading are preserved so most people should not see this problem.