iOS v5.0 Release Notes – December 09, 2014
Dec 9, 2014 TigerText
- Louder alert sounds
- Support for TouchID (compatible devices only)
- Improved Inbox workflows
- Ability to forward group messages
- General usability naming changes
As a secure messaging company, we’re always looking for new ways to make our app, well, more secure. With Apple’s new Touch ID, we saw an opportunity to add an important security improvement without compromising usability. With Touch ID, users can bypass the TigerText 4-digit PIN lock by instead using a fingerprint to gain access to the app. The feature is available on any Apple device that supports the Touch ID capability, including iPhone 6/Plus and iPhone 5s.
Delivering the messages you need when you need them. That’s our business. So we added a few additional contextual messages (developer-speak for pop-up messages) to help ensure that you don’t miss the sometimes-critical secure messages that are sent to you. For example, if you try to delete a message before the receiver has yet to read it, we now show a warning to let you know the person hasn’t read the message.
Whether it’s two people working on a project or an entire department, working in groups helps us get more done. And so it’s only natural that group messaging is the easiest way to collaborate and coordinate when you’re part of a team. However, there are times when you receive an individual message that you want to share with a larger group. That’s why we added the ability to forward TigerText messages to groups so you can quickly and easily share broader news such as team updates, big sales wins, or any type of critical information.
With this new naming, the ‘Contacts’ tab is now called ‘Directory’ to help clarify that this tab does not contain your phone Contacts but instead contains a list of your co-workers in the same organization, similar to an employee directory. And we renamed ‘Personal Inbox’ (e.g. your phone’s address book) as ‘Contacts’.