What's new in PoliceBox and Quvo?

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Here's the release notes for PoliceBox and Quvo.  You'll find details of our latest release, just below.  We keep details of some earlier releases, so you can see how far we've come.  

Why not also check out out article How does stuff get upgradedWhere we what your organisation needs to do, when we move you onto a new version of the platform.

 


Version 5.4.2 - Released September 2021

Version 5.4.2 is a major system release which delivers a user interface overhaul to the Client Apps and upgrades the support for OAuth2 authentication. 

The Service Desk will be in contact with Customers, individually, to explain the multi-stage upgrade process.   The upgrade affects all aspects of the platform, including Client App, App Designer, Integration Server and Cloud components. 

For windows components, we are not yet ready to certify them Windows 11 ready as testing is continuing.  We will provide an update on Windows 11 compatibility in due course.

Client App

Device OS Compatibility (Min - Max)
  • Android : 9.0 (Pie) or later
  • iOS : 13.0 or later
  • Windows 10 :   1809 (build 17763) or later
New Features, RFCs and other changes
  • User Interface Overhaul
    • Better Experience on larger devices; Tables, Laptops, Chromebooks
      • All fields displayed on screen on these devices scroll up/down to navigate
      • Field by field swipe gesture remains on the smartphone.
    • Updated support for Samsung DeX®
      • Using DeX Dock or Mirabook docking platforms.
    • Map View for Tasking and situational awareness
    • Dark-screen mode support
    • Introduction of 'Sub Prompts' to add extra context to fields to lower occurrence of resorting to the help screen.
  • Revised Authentication Support (OAuth2)
    • Enables Organisational Multi-Factor Authentication for Customers on Azure AD
    • Added support for Google Authentication
    • Rapid re-authentication to reduce occurrence of password entry (via PIN, Fingerprint, Face recognition**)
  • Includes updates to Anyline OCR.  AI-based recognition of Driver Licences, Passports etc

** Subject to device capabilities.

Bug Fixes
  • None
Known Issues / Considerations
  • Samsung DeX - when switching to/from a DeX docking platform, stop the Client App and restart it to ensure that the UI/UX is displayed correctly.   Autosensing feature is on product backlog for a later release.
  • Anyline OCR is an optional service enhancement available for Android and iOS devices.  For more details check the Quvo or PoliceBox websites for service definitions and pricing information  

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App Designer

Device OS Compatibility (Min - Max)
  • Windows 10 :  1809 (build 17763) or later
New Features, RFCs and other changes
  • Design Time support for
    • Design Time support for updated user interface in Client Apps, including Sub Prompts.
  • Support for revised authentication (Oauth2)
    • Introducing support for Google Authentication.
Bug Fixes
  • None
Known Issues / Considerations
  • None

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Integration Server Services (can run in a Hypervisor guest)

Exporter Service

Device OS Compatibility (Min - Max)
  • Windows Server :  2016, 2019
  • Windows 10 :  1809 (build 17763) or later
New Features, RFCs and other changes
  • Support for revised authentication (OAuth2)
    • Introduces support for Google Authentication
    • Uses and OAuth2 'service account' to run in
  • Transitioning towards API based connectors.  Migration path for pure cloud SaaS offer.
Bug Fixes
  • Resolves issue where reboot (due to Windows Update) causes ExporterService startup parameters to be lost.
Known Issues / Considerations
  • None

Search Gateway (RIG)

Device OS Compatibility (Min - Max)
  • Windows Server : 2016, 2019
  • Windows 10 :  1809 (build 17763) or later
New Features, RFCs and other changes
  • Transitioning to API based connectors.  Migration path for pure cloud SaaS offer
Bug Fixes
  • None
Known Issues / Considerations
  • None

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Version 5.2.3 - Released March 2020

Version 5.2.3 is a major system release requiring customers to upgrade their Client App, App Designer, and their Integration Server (export) software in readiness for this release.

Client App

Device OS Compatibility (Min - Max)
  • Android : 7.1 (Nougat) - 9.0 (Pie) or later
  • iOS : 11 - 13.0 or later
  • Windows 10 :  Creators Update (build 16299) - Version 1803 (build 17134)
New Features, RFCs and other changes
  • User Interface improvements including;  Support for Samsu
    • Support for Samsung DeX
    • Sketching support in Image data type
  • Improvements to Tasking support
    • Sortable lists in Inbox, History, display on map.
  • Introduced Location data type
    • /// What3Words integration.
  • Additional support for biometrics.
    • Facial recognition capability 1:1 person/search (non bulk)
  • Anyline OCR.  Driver Licences, Passports etc.
Bug Fixes
  • Resolves an issue with cloning (copy & paste) of data into repeating sub-forms.
Known Issues / Considerations
  • Biometrics available on Android only.
  • What 3 Words available on Android only.

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App Designer

Device OS Compatibility (Min - Max)
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10 :  Creators Update (build 16299) - Version 1803 (build 17134)
New Features, RFCs and other changes
  • Design Time support for
    • Location Data Type
    • Read-Only Data Type
    • Anyline OCR 'smart' acquisition of data.
  • 1 to Many  support for 'federated'  Search Connectors per Task design.
  • Hiding Fields (i.e. for state maintenance).
  • Client Application Settings (system-wide effect) become configurable
    • Background Location sending (like APLS)
    • Push notifications enabled  (when receiving Tasks)
    • Number of Days before weeding Tasks off the Device
Bug Fixes
  • None
Known Issues / Considerations
  • Not Applicable

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Integration Services

Exporter Service

Device OS Compatibility (Min - Max)
  • Windows Server : 
  • Windows 10 :  Creators Update (build 16299) - Version 1803 (build 17134)
New Features, RFCs and other changes
  • Support for new Data Types (Fingerprints, Location)
  • Better Connector runtime ‘isolation’.
  • Support for connector exporting text as ALLCAPS or Sentence caps.
Bug Fixes
  • None
Known Issues / Considerations
  • None

Search Gateway (RIG)

Device OS Compatibility (Min - Max)
  • Windows Server : 
  • Windows 10 :  Creators Update (build 16299) - Version 1803 (build 17134)
New Features, RFCs and other changes
  • Facial Recognition search (embedded images)
  • Support for Location Data Type
  • Connector runtime isolation
Bug Fixes
  • None
Known Issues / Considerations
  • None

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Version 5.2.1 - Released September 2018

Version 5.2.1 is a major system release requiring customers to upgrade their Client App, App Designer, and their Integration Server (export) software in readiness for this release.

Client App

Device OS Compatibility (Min - Max)
  • Android : 6.0.1 (Marshmallow) - 8.1 (Oreo)
  • iOS : 9 - 11.4 or later
  • Windows 10 :  Creators Update (build 16299) - Version 1803 (build 17134)
Requires
  • Platform Upgrade (simultaneous with Client)
  • Integration Server Upgrades (simultaneous with Client)

New Features, RFCs and other changes
  • User Interface improvements
    • Support for Samsung DeX
    • Sketching support in Image data type
  • Improvements to Tasking support
    • Sortable lists in Inbox, History, display on map.
    • Allows information sharing between apps on the device.  Search results from a compatible 3rd Party App can be imported into the Client App
  • Introduced Location data type
    • /// What3Words integration.
  • Additional support for biometrics.
    • Facial recognition capability 1:1 person/search (non bulk)
  • Anyline OCR.  Driver Licences, Passports etc. 
Bug Fixes
  • Improve reliability when app resumes from the background.
Known Issues / Considerations
  • On-Device data sharing (between apps) is only currently available on the Android platform

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App Designer

Device OS Compatibility (Min - Max)
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10 :  Creators Update (build 16299) - Version 1803 (build 17134)
New Features, RFCs and other changes
  • Updated User Interface (allow customers to submit branded logo for their Client App)
  • Login UI remembers multiple connections (e.g. Live/Test/Train)
  • Design Time support for
    • Finger Print Data Type
    • Hyperlink Data Type
  • Upload & Manage export templates via the Design Tool (removes need for windows 'share' folder).
  • Design Export connectors to run off sub-forms in a parent form.
    • Will operate for each instance of a completed sub-form.
  • Support for Tasking, including
    • Task abandon reasons
    • User ‘current status’ options.
Bug Fixes
  •  None
Known Issues / Considerations
  • When exporting data, it is not possible to access a Field from a Sub Task in a Parent Form connector.

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Integration Services

Exporter Service

Device OS Compatibility (Min - Max)
  • Windows Server : 
  • Windows 10 :  Creators Update (build 16299) - Version 1803 (build 17134)
New Features, RFCs and other changes
  • Centralised Template management (caches templates within the platform)
  • Support for new Data Types (Hyperlink, Finger Print)
  • Support for Tasking (Tasking Connector)
Bug Fixes
  • Amended the installation routine so that the Windows Service is correctly registered on the host server.
Known Issues / Considerations
  • None

Search Gateway (RIG)

Device OS Compatibility (Min - Max)
  • Windows Server : 
  • Windows 10 :  Creators Update (build 16299) - Version 1803 (build 17134)
New Features, RFCs and other changes
  • Support for new Data Types (Hyperlink, Finger Print)
Bug Fixes
  • None
Known Issues / Considerations
  • None

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