iOS AppMaker Release Notes

The iOS AppMaker release notes describe recent improvements, fixes, and new features for iOS AppMaker, which includes White-label apps and Aruba Meridian.

AppMaker (iOS)

Includes White-Label and Aruba Meridian.

May 30, 2019 - 5.4.0

  • New: AppViewer is being renamed to Aruba Meridian.
  • Improved: The Search tab has been removed in favor of a Search card on the Maps tab.
  • Fixed: UI issues related to iPad and iPhone SE.
  • Various minor improvements and fixes.

April 29, 2019 - 5.3.0

  • Improved: On iPad, slide-up sheets only slide-up about halfway now, instead of up the whole screen.
  • Fixed: On iPads, list style Featured screens weren't displaying correctly.
  • Various minor improvements and fixes.

April 4, 2019 - 5.2.0

  • New: Added Swedish language support.
  • Various minor improvements and fixes.

February 28, 2019 - 5.1.0

  • Improved: There's a new app loading indicator for when things are taking a while.
  • Fixed: Routes close to the edge of the top part of the screen were covered up by the direction instructions.
  • Fixed: Tapping the Current Location button for a location on a different floor wasn't zooming in on the blue dot as it should.
  • Various minor improvements and fixes.
  • Various UI fixes.

January 31, 2019 - 5.0.0

  • New: Deprecated the Meridian App Sandbox.
  • New: On Calendar pages when there aren't any upcoming events, there'll be a message to say so.
  • New: Removed support for Urban Airship.
  • Improved: Placemark search results won't include placemarks on unpublished maps.
  • Various minor improvements and fixes.

December 13, 2018 - 4.10.0

  • New: The GPS accuracy threshold is customizable with a new white-label Meridian-powered app release.
  • Fixed: Campaigns with deep links to specific Pages, placemarks, or events in the app weren't working.
  • Fixed: If an Organization had Terms and Conditions, the Editor's preview link users were sent back to the login screen.
  • Fixed: In some cases when routing, the building and floor was left-aligned instead of centered, as it should be.
  • Fixed: Location sharing invitations weren't working.
  • Fixed: On iPads, the slide-up sheet broke when rotating from portrait to landscape.
  • Fixed: On Web Page type Pages set to Browser mode, the forward and back buttons were disabled.
  • Various minor improvements and fixes.

October 25, 2018 - 4.9.0

  • Improved: When logging into an app, there's an activity indicator to show that something is still happening.
  • Improved: You can cancel requests, such as for directions, if they're taking too long.
  • Fixed: An issue related to placemark slide-up sheets.
  • Various minor improvements and fixes.

September 27, 2018 - 4.8.0

  • New: When a user installs AppViewer or a Meridian white-label app for the first time, a series of screens will describe how Meridian uses Bluetooth, location services, and notifications.
  • Improved: Added SSO OpenID prompt support to better handle multiple users on a single device.
  • Improved: Removed support for iOS 9. Supports iOS 12.
  • Fixed: A routing issue related to "Nearest" amenities.
  • Various minor improvements and fixes.

August 30, 2018 - 4.7.0

  • New: Placemark detail screens have been replaced with slideup callout sheets.
  • New: Terms of Service screen is presented to the user on first use.
  • Improved: Tapping a Tag from search will show its location on the map, if possible.
  • Fixed: A couple of issues related to location sharing.
  • Fixed: Specific placemark types were sometimes showing the generic placemark icon.
  • Various minor improvements and fixes.

July 26, 2018 - 4.6.0

  • Improved: AppViewer no longer clears the username after a login error.
  • Fixed: A minor aesthetic issue with Slideshow Detail screens.
  • Fixed: A minor aesthetic issue with some Placemark detail screen buttons.
  • Fixed: A rare crash related to rotating the device a little too often in a short span of time.
  • Fixed: An issue related to iOS 11 Smart Invert Colors.
  • Fixed: Incorrectly showed the location selection screen for single-location apps.
  • Fixed: When sharing location links with AppViewer, it was incorrectly requiring the user to log in.
  • Various minor improvements and fixes.

June 28, 2018 - 4.5.0

  • New: Default placemark icons for the new "Desk" and "Device Charging" placemark types.
  • Various minor improvements and fixes.

May 30, 2018 - 4.4.0

  • Fixed: A variety of issues related to images on Pages and placemarks.
  • Fixed: Campaign links to placemarks weren't working quite right.
  • Fixed: Details weren't being shown for tapped area placemarks.
  • Fixed: Made sure that Tag callouts have some left padding.
  • Fixed: On Events detail screens, Launch this App wasn't working.
  • Fixed: On maps with incomplete routing, the app displays more helpful messaging when a route can't be completed.
  • Fixed: When placemarks were tapped, the slide-up sheet wasn't sliding up reliably.
  • Fixed: When using Directions to Here to create a route, the End Route button wasn't working as expected.
  • Various minor improvements and bug fixes.

April 27, 2018 - 4.3.1

  • Fixed: Some label text was briefly, and incorrectly, italicized.

April 27, 2018 - 4.3.0

  • Fixed: During account profile creation, selecting a photo cleared out text in the name field.
  • Fixed: For locations with overview maps, when switching maps the watermark logo would move.
  • Fixed: If you deleted a guest profile, and then tried to create another, it wouldn't work. It does now.
  • Fixed: Improved slideshow image swiping.
  • Fixed: Landscape mode is disabled on phones.
  • Fixed: Making sure that all Tag labels are displayed, regardless of how many there are.
  • Fixed: Map levels are now in ascending order, as they should be.
  • Fixed: Minor, aesthetic UI issues.
  • Fixed: Some map buttons were the wrong size.
  • Fixed: Tapped slideshow images weren't centered.
  • Fixed: The event's Add to Calendar icon was wrong.
  • Various minor improvements and bug fixes.

April 3, 2018 - 4.2.0

  • Improved: If you only have access to one location, you'll never see the Location Search screen.
  • Improved: The app will retry failed requests to the Editor, instead of giving up the first time.
  • Fixed: A bug related to placemark detail screens that only have events.
  • Fixed: An internal testing issue.
  • Fixed: Image+Text pages were taking a very long time to load.
  • Fixed: Login prompts weren't shown.
  • Fixed: On Event detail screens, the URL wasn't showing below Visit Website like it should
  • Fixed: On iPhones and iPods, the search screen info text was overlapping the amenities list text.
  • Fixed: On the Featured page, if a tile image didn't load, the app would crash. It doesn't do this now.
  • Fixed: Sometimes the app would crash when searching for a placemark, and then tapping a result.
  • Fixed: The View Samples App link is gone, as it should be.
  • Fixed: The Login Name label wasn't changing from its default, Username, no matter what was set in the Editor.

February 27, 2018 - 4.1.0

  • Improved: App Domain has been removed from Events.
  • Improved: App Links have been removed from Pages.
  • Improved: On the login screen, added additional spacing to the logo to accommodate the iPhone X notch.
  • Improved: On the login screen, you no longer View a Sample App. Now, you View a Sample Location.
  • Improved: Removed a problematic UI element.
  • Improved: The Location Sharing list had some spacing issues.
  • Fixed: Call Us and Email were showing, even when those fields were blank in the Editor.
  • Fixed: A minor issue related to the white-label app creation process.
  • Fixed: A minor Location search issue.
  • Fixed: A minor UI bug when an iOS device was setup as a Personal Hotspot.
  • Fixed: A minor UI issue on iPad.
  • Fixed: A minor VoiceOver accessibility issue.
  • Fixed: A profile photo resolution issue.
  • Fixed: A rare and obscure crash related to the Sample App.
  • Fixed: AppViewer wasn't showing PNG images when used as logos.
  • Fixed: Minor UI issues related to iOS 9.3.5.
  • Fixed: On an iPod, the slideshow image captions weren't visible.
  • Fixed: On iOS 9 and 10, an overview map-related bug that was essentially a snake eating its own tail and then crashing.
  • Fixed: On iOS 9 and 10, tapping End Route would cause the app to crash.
  • Fixed: On iOS 9 and 10, tapping on links on a Placemark detail page would cause the app to crash.
  • Fixed: On iPad 2, a crash related to the Location list.
  • Fixed: On Placemark or Page detail screens, the Call button wasn't working.
  • Fixed: On the Featured page, full width logos weren't showing correctly.
  • Fixed: Single Location white-label apps only show the one Location now.
  • Fixed: When using a non-English language, the AppViewer icon text was incorrect.

January 31, 2018 - 4.0.0

  • Fixed: Improved VoiceOver accessibility.
  • New: A more modern look and feel.
  • New: Dutch and Czech language support.

December 20, 2017 - 3.10.0

  • Fixed: Users with a + in their email address weren't able to login.

October 26, 2017 - 3.9.0

  • Fixed: Some events weren't showing up on Pages when they should have been.
  • Fixed: The Send Email link was opening View on Map, instead of opening an email.
  • Fixed: The AppViewer login error wasn't very friendly. It's more informative now about what went wrong.
  • Improved: Updated messaging to clarify how the app uses location services and notifications.

October 10, 2017 - 3.8.1

  • Improved: A minor UI issue.

October 10, 2017 - 3.8.0

  • Fixed: If a web page couldn't load, there wasn't an error message stating that.
  • Fixed: iOS 11 Location Service permission updates.
  • Other miscellaneous bug fixes and improvements.

August 28, 2017 - 3.7.0

  • Fixed: A bug related to internal testing servers.
  • Improved: We've replaced deprecated UIAlertViews and UIActionSheets with UIActionController.

August 2, 2017 - 3.6.0

  • Fixed: A bug causing the Amenities tab to be replaced when Location Sharing was enabled.
  • Fixed: A crash related to viewing a Tag on a map or getting directions to it.
  • Fixed: An issue related to Nearest search results.
  • Improved: Better messaging when a user tries to access an inaccessible location.
  • Improved: The "Learn More" link points to a more informative page.
  • Other bug fixes and performance improvements.

June 20, 2017 - 3.5.0

  • Fixed: Expiring OAuth tokens were causing Location Sharing issues.
  • Fixed: In AppViewer, it wasn't possible to search for Tags by label.
  • Fixed: Location Sharing links were broken.
  • Fixed: Moving to new locations and pages API endpoints.
  • Fixed: The Meridian Editor's app sharing link wasn't opening AppViewer.

June 8, 2017 - 3.4.1

  • Fixed: Event pages were showing Directions to Here and Show on Map when there was no placemark present.

May 26, 2017 - 3.4.0

  • Fixed: It was possible to create routing that would go off the screen.
  • Fixed: On some devices, logging in with credentials on the Account screen wouldn't create an account on the Friends screen.
  • Fixed: There was an issue preventing the sandbox API from working.
  • Fixed: We're no longer querying for unnamed placemarks.
  • Fixed: When switching locations the app would sometimes crash.
  • Improved: A class related to Location Sharing would fail silently.
  • Improved: Much better support for accessibility.
  • Improved: Search support for an upcoming feature.
  • Improved: Using the REST API endpoints for placemarks and events.

April 20, 2017 - 3.3.0

  • Fixed: "Directions to Here" is coming back.
  • Fixed: A minor issue with Location Search results.
  • Improved: FlightStats has been deprecated.
  • Improved: Internal testing tool.
  • Improved: The map label now shows app loading activity.
  • Improved: We're hiding a new feature until it's ready to be rolled out.

February 23, 2017 - 3.1.0

  • Fixed: Event time zones weren't working quite right.
  • Fixed: In Location Sharing, the friends list was being carried over from previous account logins.
  • Fixed: On Amenities and Search pages, there was an incorrect blue tint being used.
  • Fixed: The app handled invalid default maps more gracefully.
  • Improved: Directions to Here is now consistently View on Map.
  • Improved: In Location Sharing, offline users are sorted to the bottom of the list.

January 27, 2017 - 3.0.0

  • Fixed: For routes begun from a detail page, the back arrow/text was still there even after the route had been plotted.
  • Fixed: On iPod Touch, descriptions weren't loading on Image + Text pages.
  • Fixed: When two placemarks had the same custom name, the app was only showing one of them.
  • Improved: Placemark icons now use fill, instead of stroke.
  • New: New white-label apps default to using SSL.
  • New: Support for an upcoming feature.
  • New: White-label apps have a flag to turn on the new blue dot compass.

December 22, 2016 - 2.6.1

  • Fixed: In some cases, it wasn't possible for users to update the Location Sharing profile image.
  • Fixed: In some cases, the Location Sharing friend list wasn't displaying.
  • Fixed: One of the loading spinners was off-center.
  • Fixed: The Location Sharing user name was displayed incorrectly.
  • Fixed: There was a crash on launch.
  • Fixed: There was a crash when switching locations.

December 7, 2016 - 2.6.0

  • Fixed: Links with custom URL schemes work now.
  • Fixed: Location Sharing guest profile images weren't visible.
  • Fixed: Placemarks that are associated with map levels wouldn't open when the level callout was tapped.
  • Fixed: Some background images were displaying pixelated.
  • Fixed: The crashed when View on Map was tapped on hidden placemarks. Hidden placemarks don't show on the map.
  • Fixed: The loading spinner sometimes wouldn't animate.
  • Fixed: Trying to open a placemark detail page from the map would generate a 'Loading Error'.
  • Improved: Event detail pages now have View on Map.
  • Improved: Logos look better on Detail pages.

November 4, 2016 - 2.5.0

  • Fixed: There was a problem with location search on devices set to non-English languages.
  • Improved: Location Sharing profiles now use a single full name field.
  • New: iOS 8.0 is the minimum supported version.
  • Updated: Meridian SDK 2.12.0.

September 27, 2016 - 2.4.0

  • Fixed: Apps contained translations for unsupported languages.
  • Fixed: On the Location Sharing splash screen, there was a color theming mismatch.
  • Fixed: There was a crash related to logged-in user profile images.
  • Fixed: There were issues when uploading a GIF as a featured image.
  • Updated: Meridian SDK 2.11.0.

August 2, 2016 - 2.2.2

  • Fixed: AppViewer wasn't keeping track of token expiration dates. It will now proactively refresh the token when it expires.
  • Fixed: In German, "Fuß" was used instead of "Meters".
  • Fixed: In multi-location apps, it wasn't possible to swipe-to-delete friends from the friends list. This is now possible.
  • Fixed: In Portuguese, "pés" was used instead of "metros".
  • Fixed: Some of our white-label apps were crashing on opening.
  • Fixed: The wrong messaging was being sent when a user attempted to log in without a Wi-Fi connection.
  • Fixed: There was a crash when a route had been plotted and the user accepted a share request from someone they'd already shared their location with.
  • Fixed: There were times when error conditions would generate an endless spinner.
  • Fixed: When manually entering a starting location for a route, the app would crash.
  • New: AppViewer now uses the iOS Meridian SDK 2.9.3.

May 20, 2016 - 2.2.1

  • Fixed: Events weren't showing the correct time.
  • Fixed: Some non-standard URLs weren't opening correctly.
  • Fixed: There was a crash issue related to visitor login.
  • Fixed: When revoking invitations with a swipe, the app would crash.
  • Fixed: When searching events, past events would be shown too.
  • Improved: Various minor improvements.
  • Updated: Translations.

April 28, 2016 - 2.2.0

  • Fixed: 1Password integration was crashing on iPad using iOS 9.2.1.
  • Fixed: AppViewer was sometimes crashing on iOS 7.x when interacting with the login fields.
  • Fixed: For Location Sharing, friends weren't showing in the Map Picker until their map was selected and loaded.
  • Fixed: If a one day event started before 7am, the date/time wasn't showing correctly.
  • Fixed: If an app was opened with data disabled, the app wouldn't load content when data was restored.
  • Fixed: It wasn't possible to zoom in on images, either singly or in galleries.
  • Fixed: On iPhones, the Cancel button wasn't visible when entering a starting point to get directions.
  • Fixed: On the Account screen, the More Info section was truncated and inaccessible.
  • Fixed: Smoky Tiles weren't displaying correctly if a tile was missing an image URL.
  • Fixed: Spaces in phone numbers were rending as %20 in the phone number modal.
  • Fixed: The Location Sharing Friends List would crash when revoking invitations and then canceling that action.
  • Fixed: There was a screen flicker when swiping right in the Location List.
  • Fixed: When sharing was paused, it was still possible to use Show on Map and Get Directions.
  • Fixed: White-label builds using AppViewer 2.0.3 would sometimes hang on the splash screen.
  • Improved: AppViewer now uses SDK 2.9.0.
  • Improved: If you have access to multiple locations, AppViewer now loads the last opened location.
  • Improved: There are now "Today" and "Tomorrow" event labels.
  • Improved: There is a loading indicator when opening web pages.
  • Improved: We've added acknowledgements to AppViewer's Settings.

March 16, 2016 - 2.1.0

  • Added: An internal tool to indicate what server is being used by the app.
  • Added: iPad Pro icons for Meridian-powered white-label app submissions.
  • Added: New Location Sharing feature.
  • Fixed: A minor issue causing crashes on iOS 7.
  • Fixed: After logging out, it was possible to log back in simply by tapping Log In.
  • Fixed: An internal debugging tool caused a crash.
  • Fixed: An internal server issue.
  • Fixed: For maps without Beacons, tapping "Directions to Here" would close the keyboard before anything could be input.
  • Fixed: Grouped lists in iOS were arranged differently than on Android and in the Editor.
  • Fixed: Issues related to an upcoming feature release.
  • Fixed: It was possible to interrupt a route by interacting with placemarks.
  • Fixed: Links to YouTube 360 wouldn't launch in browser mode. Links now open in the YouTube app, if it's installed.
  • Fixed: No error message appeared if a webpage couldn't be loaded. Now there is one.
  • Fixed: Opening a URL with directions would cause a crash.
  • Fixed: Phone links failed to dial because of URL parsing errors.
  • Fixed: Tapping a placemark with a default name showed a list instead of the placemark detail page.
  • Fixed: Tapping the Overview map button would bring up the Overview map with the directional text still visible.
  • Improved: Partial search terms are correlated to what the user taps on. This will make the Editor's Search report more useful.

December 21, 2015 - 2.0.5

  • Fixed: Minor bugs.
  • Improved: Search report analytics.

November 3, 2015 - 2.0.4

  • Added: iOS 9 split screen support.
  • Fixed: Crash when opening certain pages from search.
  • Fixed: Miscellaneous bugs and improvements.
  • Improved: Localization updates.
  • Improved: Scrolling performance.

October 14, 2015 - 2.0.3

  • Added: Support for iOS 9.
  • Fixed: Miscellaneous minor bugs and improvements.
  • Improved: Right-to-left localization.

July 30, 2015 - 2.0.2

  • Added: Support for multi-day events.
  • Added: Support for overview maps.
  • Fixed: HTML tags and entities appearing in list descriptions.
  • Fixed: iPad rotation issues.
  • Fixed: Occasional missing tint colors.
  • Fixed: Username/password fields clearing on failed sign-ins.
  • Improved: Miscellaneous minor issues and improvements.

June 25, 2015 - 2.0.0

  • Added: Location selection search and browse.
  • Added: Support for new Meridian Editor AppMaker features.
  • Added: Support for new Meridian Editor Reports feature.
  • Improved: UI and visual design.
  • Updated: Included Sample app.
  • Updated: Meridian SDK.

June 18, 2015 - 1.24.2

  • Updated: Embedded Meridian SDK to 2.6.7.

May 4, 2015 - 1.24.1

  • Added: Crash reporting.
  • Fixed: Several translation issues.
  • Fixed: Minor bugs.
  • Updated: Meridian SDK.

April 20, 2015 - 1.25.0

  • Fixed: Google Analytics bug.

April 14, 2015 - 1.24.0

  • Fixed: Several minor bugs.
  • Fixed: Several translation issues.
  • Improved: Analytics reporting.
  • Updated: Embedded Meridian SDK to 2.6.6.

March 17, 2015 - 2.0.0

  • Added: Flight stats page.
  • Added: Campaign reset button.
  • Added: Zone support.
  • Fixed: Placemark page links with incorrect titles.
  • Fixed: "Cannot reach server" error for white-label apps with a custom WHITELABEL_CLOUDSERVER.
  • Improved: Design tweaks.

March 3, 2015 - 1.23.0

  • Added: Support device registration for Campaign notifications via RTLS zones.
  • Fixed: Analytics reporting compatibility issue.
  • Fixed: Problem with French translations

February 9, 2015 - 2.0.0


February 9, 2015 - 1.22.0

  • Fixed: Placemark annotations could be mislabeled.
  • Fixed: No default map crash.
  • Fixed: Restored some missing placemark map icons.
  • Improved: Now 64-bit compatible.
  • Improved: Translations updated, now including British English.

January 26, 2015 - 1.21.0

  • Fixed: Better handling of map callouts during directions.
  • Fixed: Better rotation handling.
  • Fixed: Campaign session tokens are now sent properly.
  • Fixed: Campaign-based notifications now display a "View" button to launch associated content while the app is running.
  • Fixed: Displays map title in Map tab header.
  • Fixed: Event times are now displayed correctly for non-US time zones and locales.
  • Improved: Directions controller now themed to match the rest of the app.
  • Improved: Passes any custom editor URL from MeridianOptions.xml to the SDK.
  • Improved: Placemark style is now the original themed style with a background that works with any map colors.