9.1 Open Beta [iOS]

What to Expect from Open Beta

It’s good to remember that Beta Builds are a pre-release version of the final software and may be unstable, lack features and generally not function as expected. It’s important you’re aware of this before participating. Open Beta can be fun and hugely rewarding, but it can also be frustrating. If you want to join in the process-welcome aboard! If the Open Beta is not for you, that's okay, too. You can change your mind at any time and return to the version of Palringo you’re used to.

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9.1 Open Beta [iOS]

Charms Purchase Flow Improvements

We've made several improvements to how you purchase Charms, which makes finding your favourites easier and pinning them to your Avatar quicker.

Wearing a Charm you've just purchased

As soon as you purchase a Charm for yourself, you can wear it immediately, and be returned to your Charms inventory.

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Renewing Expired Charms

If a Charm has expired and you'd like to renew it, you can now do so easier.

Navigate to your Profile > Tap on Charms (on your Avatar) > Tap the inventory list (highlighted on the first image below) > Navigate to Expired > Tap on any Charm you want to renew to be taken to the Store to purchase it directly.

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Like someone's look?

If you notice another user wearing a Charm that you like, you can tap on that user's Charm to immediately be given the option to add it* to your collection via the Store.

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*Please note that limited edition/unique reward Charms CAN'T be purchased.

Sign Up/ Log In Improvements

We've improved the presentation of the log-in screen to make it easier to log-in with multiple accounts.

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Quick Bar

The "Quick Bar" is a new way for you to quickly navigate through different parts of the app. You can see it near the bottom of your screen. Upon first logging in, the Quick Bar will be visible. Using a simple press and swipe gesture, you can reveal/hide the Quick Bar.

  • Reveal Quick Bar: Press and Hold (near the bottom of the app) > Swipe up
  • Close Quick Bar: Press and Hold (on the Quick Bar) > Swipe down
  • Quick Bar Options: Long press on a Tab for 4 options
    • Close Tab: Closes the current Tab
    • Close All Other Tabs: Closes all other tabs except the Tab you are on
    • Open a New Tab: Creates a new Tab
    • Lock Tab: Even if you navigate away on the Tab, it will return to the locked Group or Profile.

You can open up to 5 Quick Bar tabs. Each tab can be a separate section of the app. I.E. 1 tab can be a Private Chat; 1 can be a Group; 1 can be the Discover page; 1 can be the Home Screen, etc.

Each tab will update independently. If one tab has a Stage open (and someone is on the mic), it will continue to play (and be the primary source of audio/mute other Stages).

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  • Tab 1 - Discover Page
  • Tab 2 - Private Chat
  • Tab 3 - Group Chat
  • Tab 4 - Home Page
  • Tab 5 - Group Page

Discover Improvements

Over the next several months, we are planning to visually uplift the Discover page so that it helps to find the Groups you're interested in easier, as well as highlighting some of the best Groups in the app.

The first step in this is quite minor: You will notice that when you visit the Discover page, Avatar containers have now been slightly rounded.

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That's it for the 9.1 Open Beta [iOS]!

Reporting Issues

How to Report Issues and Submit Feedback. This part is hugely important because you are our eyes and ears. Your feedback can help fix an important issue or help make the correct decision when the answer is not clear. If you think you’ve found an issue, here’s what to do:

Join the appropriate Open Beta group for your language and device (See Below). Post your findings where a member of staff or volunteer will help validate if you have found something new or if it’s already a known issue. Open Beta Groups:

If you would like to offer feedback or have questions, please join these Groups:

If you want to go back to an old build

REVERT

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