The Spark Marketplace will be an e-commerce store within the Spark CMS, allowing users to purchase and integrate specialty components for their interfaces. First-party items will include new widgets and content controls, while third-party features include media streams, food menu solutions, and wayfinding solutions.
OMNIBUS v3 UPDATE
v3 of the Spark platform is in production and will launch a major cosmetic update, enhancing usability, design workflow, asset management, account automation, and billing automation. This includes a new widget library that will support a variety of applications such as data integration, weather visualization, and event-based visualization. v3 of the Spark Player will support Windows in addition to Android.
OMNIBUS v2 UPDATE
It's here! We've made numerous system enhancements and added new features, by popular request.
- The interface Scheduling tool has been added, enabling interface publishing at a set time.
- Interfaces can now be duplicated.
- The Spark CMS is now fully available in Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese.
- Visitors to sparkscreens.com can now generate their own Spark CMS account, for a free 14 day trial. Each demo account also includes a selection of new demonstration interfaces.
- The Spark CMS login page has received a cosmetic update.
- Received a general update to work with the updated Spark CMS.
- Received improved support for portrait and landscape display modes, and 4K resolution playback.
- Fixed reported cosmetic issues with the Web Widget and Media Widget.
Aesthetic enhancements of v2 the CMS are in production to improve workflow.
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CASCADE PAGE TRANSITION
A cascade animation option has been added for transitions between pages.
MAJOR VERSION UPDATE
v2 of the Spark platform received a major update to provide fixes for text alignment, device management, the core-updater, the admin app, and the launcher app.
USER ACCOUNT HIERARCHY
In the Users menu, you can now create and edit roles for the users associated with your Spark account. The roles are Admin (editing & publishing), Editors (editing only), and Viewers (viewing only).
The web widget allows the live loading and display of a responsive web page, including options for browser navigation.
A scheduled update to all demo and production builds was issued to address device management and asset distribution tickets.
MULTILINGUAL EDITING & LANGUAGE WIDGET
In the Assets menu, upload translated versions of images, videos, and apps. In your interfaces, the Language widget can be added, which is an interactive toggle for users to decide what language to view content in.
A new software bundle, the Core-Updater, has been added to the device-side install files. It manages versioning and automatic updates of the launcher and administrative code sets, improving the platform's stability during complex data migrations.
CMS TRANSLATION TO TRADITIONAL CHINESE
The Spark CMS can now be used in Traditional Chinese by going to the Settings menu and switching the viewing language.
Videos can now be added and sequenced within a Video-On-Demand dashboard, which allows users to browse videos by custom genres, view video information, and run their videos with playback controls. Simply create a VOD playlist in the Assets menu, and assign it to a VOD widget in an interface.
WEATHER WIDGET UPDATE
The Weather widget has been updated to allow input of latitude and longitude coordinates, allowing users to update the location of their screens when seeking temperature and climate settings.
CMS & CLIENT-SIDE ENHANCEMENTS
Updates have been made to the CMS and client-side builds to improve performance and stability.