Hula Booth Update: V.1.4.0

Hula Booth V.1.4.0 is finally about to go live on the App Store and it's packed with new features!

It’s been a long time coming, but Hula Booth Update: V.1.4.0 is finally about to go live on the App Store! Without going into too much detail, over the past couple of months, our past billing system has prevented the app from getting approved by Apple, which has meant that until we updated that, we haven’t been able to bring out updates to you - but we finally got there! 

As it’s been such a long time since the last one, we’ve decided to treat Hula users by releasing some huge new features in this update that will totally transform the way you use the Booth app, as well as a few more minor upgrades to improve functionality. 

It’s a good time to be a Hula user! Here’s an overview of what you’ll get when you update the app:

New Features:

  • Green Screen(less) - Upload images to be used as a background to your still images - you don’t even need the green screen. This feature is in TESTING and should not be relied upon for green screen events -- try it out and give us your feedback
  • Attract Screens - Upload your own static attract screens to be used in events or use ours!
  • Event Export - We’ve added an initial prototype version of event export and loading of event settings, which can be used for sharing event configuration between your iPads
  • In-App Billing System - All subscriptions will now be managed through Apple - It’s not something we wanted to do, but our hands were tied. If you’re a paid customer, we’ll be getting in touch with you personally
  • HTML Email Support - Use this or plain text to design your emails to look the way you like them

Updates:

  • Rectangle and Print Ratio - We added “Look Here and Smile!” text to both image ratios
  • Rectangle and Print Ratio - Have both been added for logo and overlay selection
  • Print Ratio - Added bars to correctly show what will appear in the final photo output
  • Twilio - Support for alphanumeric sender ID
  • Email Sharing - We increased the size of the ‘enter email’ screen so that the blind or blind drunk can now see
  • Email Sharing - The icon has now been changed to match the rest of the share icons
  • Image Preview - We’ve changed the ‘done’ and ‘back’ button design which shows after capturing images
  • Default Text - The color has now been changed so it’s now easier to read
  • Create an Event - The first page of the Create an Event screen now shows a ‘cancel’ button instead of ‘back (this button still remains the same for all other pages)
  • Extended Countdown - You can now set up to 10 seconds for your countdown timer
  • Cloud Sync - Added the option for ‘None’ to make it obvious when cloud sync is off
  • Background Queue - Can now be opened from the photo share screen
  • Master Settings - Now when you edit your settings and attempt to leave the page without saving, a prompt will appear to confirm that you wish to leave and lose changes
  • Microsite Upload - Now uses the event date rather than the current date

Bugfixes:

  • SMS Sharing - When pressing ‘0’ on the text message dialog screen the colour was previously changing
  • Logos - Some users reported issues with their logo not applying in the app
  • Background queue - The app was sometimes showing that image assets were queued to upload to OneDrive or Dropbox, even if they weren’t enabled for the event
  • Camera - There was an issue with initialization that meant when switching between apps, the camera would sometimes freeze or exposure became very dark
  • Country Code - Fixed issues with entering four-digit country codes
  • Image Preview - Users reported issues of image previews being cut off when no sharing options had been selected for an event
  • Event Report - Fixed issues where they were showing the wrong date stamp time and  occasionally exporting data for all events, rather than just the one

It’s been a long time coming, but Hula Booth Update: V.1.4.0 is finally about to go live on the App Store! Without going into too much detail, over the past couple of months, our past billing system has prevented the app from getting approved by Apple, which has meant that until we updated that, we haven’t been able to bring out updates to you - but we finally got there! 

As it’s been such a long time since the last one, we’ve decided to treat Hula users by releasing some huge new features in this update that will totally transform the way you use the Booth app, as well as a few more minor upgrades to improve functionality. 

It’s a good time to be a Hula user! Here’s an overview of what you’ll get when you update the app:

New Features:

  • Green Screen(less) - Upload images to be used as a background to your still images - you don’t even need the green screen. This feature is in TESTING and should not be relied upon for green screen events -- try it out and give us your feedback
  • Attract Screens - Upload your own static attract screens to be used in events or use ours!
  • Event Export - We’ve added an initial prototype version of event export and loading of event settings, which can be used for sharing event configuration between your iPads
  • In-App Billing System - All subscriptions will now be managed through Apple - It’s not something we wanted to do, but our hands were tied. If you’re a paid customer, we’ll be getting in touch with you personally
  • HTML Email Support - Use this or plain text to design your emails to look the way you like them

Updates:

  • Rectangle and Print Ratio - We added “Look Here and Smile!” text to both image ratios
  • Rectangle and Print Ratio - Have both been added for logo and overlay selection
  • Print Ratio - Added bars to correctly show what will appear in the final photo output
  • Twilio - Support for alphanumeric sender ID
  • Email Sharing - We increased the size of the ‘enter email’ screen so that the blind or blind drunk can now see
  • Email Sharing - The icon has now been changed to match the rest of the share icons
  • Image Preview - We’ve changed the ‘done’ and ‘back’ button design which shows after capturing images
  • Default Text - The color has now been changed so it’s now easier to read
  • Create an Event - The first page of the Create an Event screen now shows a ‘cancel’ button instead of ‘back (this button still remains the same for all other pages)
  • Extended Countdown - You can now set up to 10 seconds for your countdown timer
  • Cloud Sync - Added the option for ‘None’ to make it obvious when cloud sync is off
  • Background Queue - Can now be opened from the photo share screen
  • Master Settings - Now when you edit your settings and attempt to leave the page without saving, a prompt will appear to confirm that you wish to leave and lose changes
  • Microsite Upload - Now uses the event date rather than the current date

Bugfixes:

  • SMS Sharing - When pressing ‘0’ on the text message dialog screen the colour was previously changing
  • Logos - Some users reported issues with their logo not applying in the app
  • Background queue - The app was sometimes showing that image assets were queued to upload to OneDrive or Dropbox, even if they weren’t enabled for the event
  • Camera - There was an issue with initialization that meant when switching between apps, the camera would sometimes freeze or exposure became very dark
  • Country Code - Fixed issues with entering four-digit country codes
  • Image Preview - Users reported issues of image previews being cut off when no sharing options had been selected for an event
  • Event Report - Fixed issues where they were showing the wrong date stamp time and  occasionally exporting data for all events, rather than just the one

Further reading

We're Changing Our Billing System... Again

Hula Booth's billing system is changing once again, but this time it's out of our control.

Using Twilio for Lead Generation on Hula Booth

Enabling SMS sharing at your events can be a great lead generation tool if it's done right. Configure your Twilio account to receive responses from share messages directly to your mobile!

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