Friday, June 20, 2014

The IM server improves the install of built-in MS SQL Server 2008

We released new update of the communication server that would be important to our new customers. Version 4.3.6 improves installation of built-in MS SQL Server 2008 R2 Express that is intended for install on latest versions of Windows including 8, 8.1 and 2012. We noticed that some users experienced issues and installation errors of the built-in SQL Server so we took some time to figure out what happened with it and fixed the setup.

Download Bopup Communication Server version 4.3.6

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Messenger for Android comes with great improvements

New version 1.0.3.140614 Beta of Bopup Messenger for Android is available for download. This version added few additions and improvements, review them below.

Added support for events on addition, change or removal of assigned messaging groups 
Now the messenger supports instant events sent by the IM server on messaging groups. It immediately shows newly added groups, updates renamed name/description of existing group, and removes groups from Contact List if a user has been unassigned from them.

Added support to display forwarded messages that have been sent from another IM client under the same user account
The app receives and displays messages in conversations that have been sent from another IM client connected under the same user account. The option to forward instant messages to all connected messengers is managed on the IM server.

Fixed issue with updating user presence in Contact List
Another major fix is about update of a user presence status shown in contacts. We found that prior versions of the Android app updated only first user in the Contact List, the latest version fixes this issue.

Download Bopup Messenger for Android on Google Play market

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

New update of Bopup Communication Server

New version 4.3.5 of the communication server is now available for download. This is minor but important update that fixes issues with selection of a huge amount of messages from archive in the console. We noticed that prior versions of the IM server could freeze and hung up if a lot of data is selected in Pending, Delivered, Deleted or Search for Messages views. The new update of the server application selects and shows messages and file transfers faster and with no issues.

Another fix of version 4.3.5 is about exporting Message History to a text file. Since interface of the Management Console shows IP addresses both for recipient and sender we added that information for export too.

Download Bopup Communication Server version 4.3.5

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Bopup Messenger for Android goes to public

We glad to inform that our all-new Bopup Messenger for Android client has been updated to version 1.0.2 and became public. The latest update of the messenger added function to manage contacts and now the application makes possible to add and remove users from Contact List that is stored on the communication server.

Since we tested the Android app for three last months and it was working well then now the app becomes a public release and is available for download to everyone. It is also available on Google Play Market and can be downloaded at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.blabs.bopup.messenger The latest version of .apk file of Bopup Messenger for Android is uploaded on our website too.

Download Bopup Messenger for Android version 1.0.2

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Set the amount of displayed messages in IM client conversations

Both Bopup Messenger and Bopup Observer clients have been updated. Among a lot of minor improvements and fixes the messenger application added a new hidden option named "MessagesInConversation" that controls the amount of both sent and received messages shown in conversations of sending dialogs. This option can be set during initial installation or upgrade of the IM client through setup.ini file or using Setup.ini Configuration Tool that is a part of the communication server.

By default the messenger shows all incoming and outgoing messages for current session established with the IM server. Using the new option it is now possible to show no messages (except unread) in conversations each time when a new sending dialog is opened. In this case the option must be set to 0 value.

Download the latest versions of the IM clients

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Find messages on the IM server by keywords

We glad to inform our users that new version 4.3.4 of Bopup Communication Server goes with a function that allows to search the history archive by keywords. This is too important feature that we were planning to implement in the past 2 years. Now it's done!

It is easy to start using the new function. Just go to the "Logging & Archiving" view of Management Console and then switch to Search for Messages panel. There is new Keywords text field that is optional and can be left blank in order to show all messages from the history. Otherwise enter one or multiple keywords separated by commas. Hope that the new feature will be useful.

In the future we plan to add a new function called Reports. For example, it could create a preset with specific criteria including keywords too to find and show messages in a one click with specific criteria, date and/or user/group.

Download Bopup Communication Server version 4.3.4

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

New update of Bopup Messenger for Android is available

We released a new update of Bopup Messenger for Android platform and changed it's status from alpha to beta. Now version 1.0.1 comes with final launch (main) and all other icons of the app. It also changed different colors that mark personal, group, news and urgent messages, including gradients shown on screens.







It is also possible to download the app directly from our website using the following link http://www.bopup.im/files/bopupmes.apk 

Please keep us posted with your suggestions and feedback on any issues with the app. 

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Bopup Communication Server fixes issues with creation of user accounts from messenger clients

New version 4.3.3 of the communication server has been published. It is a minor update of the software that only fixes issues with creation of user accounts from instant messaging clients.

It is easy to update existing instance of Bopup Communication Server with keeping all settings, data and history. Just download and launch a new setup package of the server on a computer running the IM server. Even the communication server was installed with built-in SQL server it can be upgraded using a smaller installation file that comes with no SQL server.

Download Bopup Communication Server version 4.3.3

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Beta-testing of Bopup Android app is opened!

We are proud to inform our customers that we launched a public testing of IM client for Android platform. Our first preview release of Bopup Android app is available on Google Play market and can be downloaded for test purposes at https://play.google.com/apps/testing/com.blabs.bopup.messenger

Since the app may include a lot of issues and bugs (because it is alpha) we created a Google Group that is opened to everyone who has suggestions or wants to report about possible problems in the app. It is easy to join to the group and to participate, just proceed the following link Invitation To Bopup Android App group A member of testing group may discuss functionality with other testers, suggest new features, get fast response and feedback from our developers team.

Yes, we understand that this first version of our Android app is too simple. It has no options yet, cannot organize contacts, create user account on a first connection to the communication server, the app does not provide file transfer functions and history... But it is important for us to hear feedbacks and reports from testers that are interested in a future use of the Android app in their environment and have a various range of Android devices.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Instant messaging clients improved support of multiple monitors in Windows

We updated the messenger software and released new versions of Bopup Messenger and Bopup Observer clients. They come with a useful improvement of multiple monitors installed in Windows and now properly keep and restore positions on desktop if their windows are moved out from primary monitor to secondary or third one.

Download Bopup Messenger 6.3.5 and Bopup Observer 5.3.5

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Bopup Messenger fixed an issue with displaying groups and their assigned users

We released small updates both of Bopup Messenger and Bopup Observer messaging clients.

What's new:

Even the messengers come with minor fixes and improvements we recommend to update Bopup Messenger client because it fixes an issue with displaying groups that are longer than 32 symbols of length. Those groups were showing without any errors but the messenger displays no user contacts (assigned users) under them. We discovered and found the bug. Too funny but the problem was in a "hardcoded" length of a value in the code that was 32 bytes of length. We guess that was not modified since that time when messaging groups had only 20 symbols of length, bbut today they can be named up to 64 symbols.

Another useful change belongs to an initialization of a directory to save received files and folders used by the messengers. In prior versions the receiving directory was checked for availability and writing access only on the application startup but that was incorrect in some cases. Now the receiving folder is checked every time when a user or messenger accesses it, for example opens or incoming document are being received. And if that folder becomes invalid then a default path to store data is used that is located in user's profile directory.

Download now Bopup Messenger 6.3.4 and Bopup Observer 5.3.4