LiveCode 5.5 Released
We're thrilled to announce the arrival of LiveCode 5.5, a great leap forward for all LiveCode users. This version brings you the all new field, with it's exciting new text handling abilities and Unicode improvements, and no less than 15 new features on Android, and 8 for iOS, largely bringing these two platforms into line with each other. We're so pleased with 5.5, we've made a 60 second video for you to enjoy too.
To help you get to grips with the new features, we've created a series of new lessons. Take a look at how to style paragraphs, using the "flagged" property, displaying a table, or hierarchical list support.
For a detailed discussion of the new Field features, please see this newsletter article.
Text Messaging for iOS and Android
Use the command mobileComposeTextMessage to launch the default text messaging app.
Mobile Features Added
Features new to Android that iOS already supports include:
For more information about LiveCode 5.5, please visit this webpage.
So how do you get your hands on this new release? If you have a Complete license, have purchased in the last three months, or have an old style "legacy" update pack, you can just log in and download LiveCode 5.5 from your account. If you've got an older license, just log in and click on any of the "update addon" buttons next to your platforms to get your upgrade. Remember, if you buy an upgrade or a new license before midnight next Tuesday you can get a free copy of MobGUI too (use coupon code MOBGUIFREE).
LiveCode 5.5 is a significant advance, coders everywhere can now spend less time formatting text and balancing code between platforms, and more time creating fun, exciting, rich featured and cross platform apps!
Important: The file format in this release has changed to allow us to better support the new field and unicode features. This means that if you wish to retain compatiblity with older versions of LiveCode, you must save your projects by choosing "Save As... legacy format" in the File/save menu.