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

Friday, September 5, 2014

Phoenix PC Networking company became our reseller in the US

We are proud to announce that Phoenix PC Networking company started to represent our instant messaging software and services as a reseller in the US. Thus this reseller increased the list of our resellers & distributors in worldwide area and we hope that now we have became closer to our new and existing customers in USA and Canada.








Phoenix PC Networking
5505 W. Chandler Blvd, Unit #18
Chandler, AZ 85226

+1 480 820-8876
jtsnodgrass@phoenixpcnetworking.com
www.phoenixpcnetworking.com

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Prevent exceeding concurrent connections when a connected user enters to the IM from another place

Sometimes users may forget to log out or close the messenger client when they go to another PC and log to the instant messaging network again from the new location. Of course concurrent users are supported but at the same time this will increase the amount of overall users in the IM system and as result may exceed the number of concurrent users supported by the server license.

New version 4.3.7 of Bopup Communication Server added function to disconnect current connected user when he enters to the IM system from another computer/device. To enable this and log out a previously connected messenger use option called "Automatically close existing session on a new connection" that is on the Authentication tab of the Options dialog box.


It is highly required to update the messaging client too in order correctly recognize occurred disconnect because prior versions of the messengers would try to reconnect to the communication server that would cause issues.

Download Bopup Communication Server 4.3.7, Bopup Messenger 6.3.7 and Bopup Observer 5.3.7

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