Sunday, January 18, 2015

A long time coming release of the Android app

We are glad to inform that new release of our Bopup Messenger for Android platform has been released. The latest version 1.0.7 introduces many additions and improvements, it is much useful and better than all prior versions of the IM client because settings interface is provided too.

What's new:

Added localization to Spanish language
Now the app supports Spanish if the same localization is set on the Android device.

Added option to automatically launch the app on system startup
The main issue from app's first release was the absence of an option to start it automatically. Version 1.0.7 added Settings page and the option to launch app on a device startup is also provided.

Added option to automatically show incoming message (conversation) on it's reception
The settings page in the app also added option to automatically show new message within a conversation once it is received. If this option is checked then the messenger would select a message' sender in Contact List and display a conversation. If another chat conversation is opened then it will be switched to a new one.

Added sound alert and vibrate notification on a receipt of messages
Another important options belong also to receipt of incoming messages. Prior versions of the messenger app had no any alerts on this. Version 1.0.7 added vibrate alert and ringtone sound that can be turned through the options.

Bopup Messenger for Android also fixes many little bugs and added another minor improvements. We highly recommend to update existing applications running on Android platform. New version is also available on Google Market at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.blabs.bopup.messenger

Download Bopup Messenger for Android version 1.0.7

Monday, January 12, 2015

IM clients updates are available

New versions both of Bopup Messenger and Bopup Observer clients have been released. They fix important and annoying issues and also come with other little improvements.

Option "Reply to group" is enabled by default on an initial installation
We noticed that the option to reply to a messaging group instead of a message's sender is very important and useful. Using the option it is possible to organize a group chat between all assigned users to the group. But this settings was not enabled by default so many users asked us how to have a group conversation because reply option always sent a message to a sender account not to the group. Now Bopup Messenger enables by default on a first ("clear") installation on a computer.

Fixed issue with scrollbar in a conversation dialog when no messages are shown
Another annoying issue was an issue with a scrollbar in a conversation text box that moved up all previous sent and received messages. This could appear when a chat window was automatically opened on an incoming message.

Fixed error on messenger startup when history contains favorite messages
Due to unknown reason the messengers could bring an error on startup when favorite messages existed in the history. We rebuilt the Message History module to solve this error.

Improved pop up of the main window on reception of new messages
We missed function that allows to pop up the main window of the IM client when it is minimized to Task bar area on a receipt of  new message. This functionality is too important on Bopup Observer client.

Download Bopup Messenger version 6.4.4 and Bopup Observer 5.4.3

Friday, January 2, 2015

New reseller in Turkey: btburada.com

Meet our new reseller in Turkey, it is btburada.com. They became our first distributor on Turkish territory and we believe in our great partnership. Our IM software products have been listed on the reseller's website that is available at store.btburada.com



Saturday, December 20, 2014

Get 25% discount till December 31, 2014

Still decide to purchase the software or think about upgrading an existing license? We offer 25% discount on purchase of our IM software including the communication server, Bopup Messenger, Bopup Observer and product bundle packs! This offer is valid only till the end of the year, i.e. December 31, 2014.

Be quick to apply for the discount. Use CHRISTMAS2014 coupon code by purchasing our products online and by entering the code into appropriate field on order page.

IM Clients improved receiving files and folders

New versions of Bopup Messenger and Bopup Observer clients now properly recognize if receiving directory already contains files/folders with the same name that are being received and the File Transfer dialog shows appropriate message box and offers to select another directory to save the incoming data.

Download Bopup Messenger 6.4.3 and Bopup Observer 5.4.2

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Known issue: Receiving files fails if destination folder contains data with the same name

We need to inform our users that both Bopup Messenger and Bopup Observer clients have an issue with receiving files. Reception of files brings an error on decompression step if destination folder already contains files/directories with the same name. We will fix this problem in the nearest versions of the messaging clients. At this moment we advise to use settings in the IM clients that allow to create new subfolders in destination folder that include sender's name and/or current date.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Bopup IM Server fixes check for user's permissions to exchange instant messages and files

We released a new version of Bopup Communication Server that fixes an issue with user's permissions to send messages and files. Version 4.3.9 now verifies each time when a user sends an instant message that message's recipient is available according to user's Organizational Unit permissions. This works well when a user organizes his contacts and unavailable accounts aren't shown in the wizard and cannot be added into Contact List in the messenger client. But the issue occurred only when a message is received from unavailable user and he is added into Not In Contacts list. In this case the users gets the right to reply back to that the sender and the communication server does not check the permissions. Now this issues is resolved.

Download Bopup Communication Server version 4.3.9

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Useful fix in Bopup Messenger version 6.4.1

We updated the messenger client and it's version 6.4.1 is available for download. This update is for prior version 6.4 that added a lot of improvements and additions. Since we change a format of messages in conversation this version fixes an issue with formatting font and color both of incoming and outgoing messages. If you noticed that first letter of each message in conversation does not apply for required text font and color then it is strongly required to upgrade it to the latest version.

Download Bopup Messenger version 6.4.1

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Major updates of the IM client applications

Great updates of the instant messenger software are available! We released Bopup Messenger version 6.4 and Bopup Observer 5.4 which come with a huge number of changes, bug fixes and improvements.

What's new:

Great changes applied to displaying conversations 
Many improvements and additions occurred in formatting conversation dialogs. We changed colors both for sender's and recipient's titles that include name and time. Blue and red colors have been removed and we started to use neutral gray color to mark headers.

Now each single message in the conversation is separated with an empty string that allows to easily find a recent message among others.

In addition if offline or message to multiple users is sent then that notification text is shown using small font with italic style applied. When offline message is received then appropriate notification is appended to the end of the message in the similar format instead of beginning of message.

File Transfers become visible in conversations too
Another great addition is about incoming and outgoing file transfers that are shown in conversation within instant messages. Information on completed transfers is also instantly shown in conversations.

Empty break lines are removed from messages
The latest version of the messenger client now checks and removes empty strings from the end of messages. This is a useful update that applies to a friendly look of conversations.

Message History dialog fixed issue with invalid symbols shows between selected conversations
Another weird issue was displaying "strange" symbols in Message History if one or multiple items have been selected in the result list. We found out what happened and resolved that error.

OverwrittenAccount option is never ignored even the IM server requires Windows Authentication
Both IM clients support a feature that makes possible to override current account in Windows that would be used by application. That can be done using OverwrittenAccount value under application root in the registry. This tricky option allows to connect to the communication server using different user name but when the IM server requires Windows Authentication then the overwritten account is reverted back to current user ID. The latest versions of the instant messaging clients fix this issue.

Download Bopup Messenger version 6.4 and Bopup Observer version 5.4

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Minor update of the Android app

A minor update of Bopup Messenger for Android platform is released and it's version 1.0.6 beta is available. This release added support for notification when the communication server interrupts the established connection if another user enters to the IM network from Windows PC or Android device using the same account name. In that case the messenger app disconnects from the IM server and shows an appropriate message event.

Download Bopup Messenger for Android version 1.0.6

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Bopup IM Client SDK now supports File Transfer

We are glad to announce that our IM Client SDK added support to exchange files with other users through the communication server. This function is available now only in IServerClient interface that is intended for use by C/C++ developers but both IServerClientVB and IServerClientVBA will implement the file transfer feature soon.

In addition to the new version 1.1.0 of the SDK we released an update of Bopup Communication Server that properly recognizes and adds support to send and receive files from the applications builton the client SDK. So we recommend to update the server first to the recent version in order to be able to start using the file transfer functions from the IM library.

Download Bopup IM Client SDK version 1.1.0 and Bopup Communication Server version 4.3.8