FlowPaper 3.8.3 Release Notes

16 February 2024

Another exciting FlowPaper release! With the release this week, we’re fine tuning the desktop experience further by allowing the mouse wheel to pan in the publication. You can turn this on and off in the “Toolbar & Navigation” section of the desktop publisher depending on if you want mouse wheel to scroll or pan in the publication.

With this version, we’re also making it easier to access color and style settings inside the desktop publisher.

Have a go at our sample publication below. Enjoy!

FlowPaper 3.8.2 Release Notes

29 January 2024

Zoom Navigator

Exciting news! We’re thrilled to share that we’re rolling out another cool feature. We’re introducing a fantastic “zoom navigator” feature, showcased in the picture on the right. When you zoom into FlowPaper Flipbooks on your desktop PC, this handy tool will pop up, making it easier for you to navigate and read your publication.

And that’s not all—there’s more to come! Keep an eye out for additional features throughout the year. The latest version will be ready for download in just a few days. If you’re eager to give the new “zoom navigator” a spin, simply click on the picture. Stay tuned for an enhanced experience!

FlowPaper 3.8.1 Release Notes

8 January 2024

Flip book brochure

A new year provides new opportunities and we start this year by pushing the boundaries around the FlowPaper experience. To further the realism in FlowPaper, we’ve improved the initial experience that your readers will get as they launch your publication. You can see an example of this by clicking on the example publication on the right.

In FlowPaper version 3.8.1, we are providing a number of templates like the one on the right. We hope these new templates will let you improve the experience for your readers. Keep an eye out in the coming week for this release!

FlowPaper 3.8.0 - Actionable analytics for your flipbooks

2 December 2023

Ever sent out a publication and wondered if it was accessed by a particular part of your audience or not? with FlowPaper 3.8.0 you are now able to create multiple, custom links for the same publication and get notified when your visitors visits your publication.

Insights with Trackable Links

Imagine having the ability to track your flipbook each time you send it out to a targeted group of customers. Trackable links for flipbooks offer precisely that advantage. By generating a unique link each time, you gain a bird’s-eye view of one particular audience's interaction with your content. Here's why it's a game-changer:

  • Notifications on Interactions: Trackable links let you see precisely when someone opens your flipbooks, and even how much time they spend engaging with your content.
  • Insights Beyond Page Views: It’s not just about knowing who views; Using heatmaps, FlowPaper provides insights into how much time your visitors are spending on each part of a page in your publication.
  • A year of climate change events

    13 September 2023

    We have had our fair share of climate change effects in New Zealand this year to say the least. Following a record wet La Nina period, Auckland flooding  and with cyclone (Gabrielle) striking the central part of the north island, New Zealand experienced the wettest year on record with over 350mm rain recorded over just a few months. Some of our team members were displaced from their homes and are still waiting to see if they’ll be able to return to their homes.

    This is just one out of the many events the planet has experienced this year and it highlights the importance of contributing to reducing the impacts from fossil fuels. At FlowPaper, we do this by contributing 2% of our gross revenue to carbon removal through the Stripe Climate partnership program. It has now been a year since we joined this program.

    We believe that just as we got ourselves into this problem, we can get ourselves out of it. A heartfelt thank you to all of our customers who helped in carbon removal in 2023. Lets make 2024 record year in carbon removal!

    FlowPaper 3.7.2 Release Notes

    31 August 2023

    With FlowPaper 3.7.2, we have improved the general usability on mobile devices and focused on making sure that the analytics service that we provide is more rubust and scalable. Support for Google Analytics 3 has been revoked and Google Analytics 4 does not get included automatically at any point unless you specifically add your GA code to the deskop publisher. Our own analytics service does not use cookies and can be turned on or off as you wish.

    • Improved geusture sensitivity for the Zine template when dragging pages in mobile portrait mode
    • Improved search in Zine with a new search forward button as well as a close button for better UX
    • Fixed an issue where links would sometimes open in mobile mode while swiping/dragging a page
    • Various smaller bug fixes to Zine, particularly in the mobile modes
    • Much improved header detection for the mobile-first template
    • Its now easier to turn on analytics via the publishing dialogue

    What does GDPR and Google Analytics mean for your FlowPaper publications?

    11 August 2023

    With the rules and uses around GDPR framework (General Data Protection Regulation) being tightened up around the world (see latest ruling in Norway, Austria) we thought it would be good to give an update on how FlowPaper handles GDPR and cookies.

    The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is effective from May 25, 2018. It means that EU residents have a influence over what, how, why, where, and when their personal data is used. If you’re an organization who work with personal data of EU residents, then you have an obligation to protect their data.

     

    The short version of how FlowPaper handles cookies:

    • Our analytics service does not use cookies. You can choose if you want to collect analytics or not when publishing
    • If you use lead forms, then cookies are used so that the user isn’t prompted every time the user visits the publication
    • If you use an embedded service such as YouTube or Vimeo then check how they use cookies to know if you’re compliant
    • From version 3.7.2, all fonts that are used are included in the files that gets produced. No external linking of fonts

    Analytics in FlowPaper

    With FlowPaper, you’re able to track your visitors and traffic through the account area, giving access to metrics such as which links that are clicked, how long people spend on average on pages and even details around what parts of a particular page that people find interesting (through heatmaps). FlowPaper does not require cookies for these analytics to work and you’re in full control over whether you want to use these or not.

    Google Analytics 4

    With Google Analytics 3 coming to an end, FlowPaper is no longer supporting older tracking codes. Going forward, FlowPaper will continue to support Google Analytics (version 4), but only if you opt-in to use it. In other words, the Google Analytics libraries are not included if you don’t insert any tracking code into FlowPaper.

    FlowPaper 3.7.1 Release Notes

    2 August 2023

    With increasing popularity around analytics and heatmaps, we have had our focus directed towards this part of cloud service this in July. We have re-engineered parts of it so that it better grows with our users. Some customers previously had issues opening analytics for certain publications and this is now fixed. The refreshed analytics service will be available early next week.

    We’ve also added a number of improvements to FlowPaper as usual. Here are a few of the highlights:

    • Improved gesture sensitivity for the Zine template when dragging pages in mobile portrait mode
    • Improved search in Zine with a new search forward button as well as a close button for better UX
    • Fixed an issue where links would sometimes open in mobile mode while swiping/dragging a page
    • Various smaller bug fixes to Zine, particularly in the mobile modes

    Kia Kaha!

    FlowPaper 3.7.0 Release Notes

    10 July 2023

    We have recently made a number of enhancements to the Zine template and we know a number of users are eager to getting access to these enhancements quickly. We’ve therefore decided to release another version of FlowPaper this week.

    This release mainly focuses on the navigation panel at the bottom of the Zine template, which has been changed to now use the same navigator as was previously only available in Elements. It also improves the available reading space for mobile devices when using the Zine template so that the space is used more efficiently. In summary, here are the points addressed in this release:

    • Improved bottom navigator for FlowPaper elements so the slider now works on touch only devices
    • Improved reading space utilisation in the Zine template when viewing portrait mode on a mobile device
    • We have made the Zine mobile UI more minimalist with less controls that are shown per default and a transparent menu background which is less intrusive for small displays
    • We have changed the default bottom navigator for Zine so it uses the same navigator as FlowPaper Elements. This provides better utilisation of the screen estate and better mobile accessibility across the Zine templates.

    Kia Kaha!

    FlowPaper 3.6.9 Release Notes

    30 June 2023

    We’re glad to announce vesion 3.6.9 of FlowPaper. This version contains a number of minor corrections as well as improved support for our right-to-left readers. The Zine template now supports all functionality in RTL mode.

    Here’s a summarized list of some of the noticable bug fixes/changes this release:

    • Improved support for RTL (Right To Left) reading order. The desktop publisher will now detect RTL language automatically and the bottom thumbnails are providing better support
    • Good news for our creative license holders, we have increased the cloud quota from 50 to 75 for all cloud hosted publications!
    • Improved stability for the replace/delete/add page functionality
    • Improved pixel rounding accuracy for Zine resulting in improved overall sharpness
    • Corrected a bug with the Elements tempalate where the accessibility mode would corrupt the background in some scenarios

    Version 3.6.9 will be available shortly in the download area. The online version of the publisher will update automatically.

    Kia Kaha!