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New GameSalad Viewer App Update - Live

ForumNinjaForumNinja Posts: 516Key Master, Head Chef, Member, PRO GameSalad Employee

We pushed out an update to the GameSalad Viewer app on the app stores that provides:

  • iOS 11 support
  • a fix for the app closing if your game takes a while to load (iOS)
  • support for the web version of GameSalad (via a QR code scanner for both Android and iOS)

To use the QR code method, simply:

  1. Publish your project to your portfolio

  2. Navigate to your list of published projects within the web version

  3. Click the little viewer button right here:

  1. Click the camera button inside the GameSalad Viewer app

  2. Snap a picture of the QR code that pops up from step 3

Comments

  • IceboxIcebox Posts: 1,446Member, PRO

    Awesome ! just gave it a test on my android device works great.

  • tatiangtatiang Posts: 11,085Member, Sous Chef, PRO, Senior Sous-Chef

    a fix for the app closing if your game takes a while to load (iOS)

    Thank you!

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  • AlchimiaStudiosAlchimiaStudios Posts: 855Member, PRO
    edited October 11

    Awesome! Gonna give a test right now. Looks like some pretty slick stuff.

    Edit: Works amazing, even with very large projects! Wish I could give 50 awesomes.

    Thanks @adent42 @ForumNinja and GS staff.

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  • ForumNinjaForumNinja Posts: 516Key Master, Head Chef, Member, PRO GameSalad Employee

    @Icebox @tatiang @AlchimiaStudios Any of you guys try the QR method? Gotta say it feels pretty cool to just snap a code to play your project on a device :sunglasses:

  • AlchimiaStudiosAlchimiaStudios Posts: 855Member, PRO

    @ForumNinja said:
    @Icebox @tatiang @AlchimiaStudios Any of you guys try the QR method? Gotta say it feels pretty cool to just snap a code to play your project on a device :sunglasses:

    Yep, that's what i'm so hyped about haha. Pretty much only going to use this method from now on.

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  • IceboxIcebox Posts: 1,446Member, PRO

    Yes i tried and as i said its awesome , what i like the most is that its not an html5 viewer , I thought the viewer would work through a link and we would have to open chrome on mobile to test ( like another engine i used) , glad this isnt the case . Really great job GS team !

  • tatiangtatiang Posts: 11,085Member, Sous Chef, PRO, Senior Sous-Chef
    edited October 13

    @ForumNinja said:
    @Icebox @tatiang @AlchimiaStudios Any of you guys try the QR method? Gotta say it feels pretty cool to just snap a code to play your project on a device :sunglasses:

    Just did. :)

    WAIT, does that mean I can send someone the QR code and they can take a picture of it from GameSalad Viewer and... presto?!

    @ForumNinja I noticed that in Recent Games in the Viewer, it displays spaces within project names as "%20." It would be great to resolve that at some point.

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  • AlchimiaStudiosAlchimiaStudios Posts: 855Member, PRO

    @tatiang said:

    WAIT, does that mean I can send someone the QR code and they can take a picture of it from GameSalad Viewer and... presto?!

    Yeah, amazingly easy for beta testing and app distribution.

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  • ForumNinjaForumNinja Posts: 516Key Master, Head Chef, Member, PRO GameSalad Employee

    @tatiang That is correct. There's a lot of possibilities with the addition of the QR code functionality :D

    @ForumNinja I noticed that in Recent Games in the Viewer, it displays spaces within project names as "%20." It would be great to resolve that at some point.

    Agreed!

  • adent42adent42 Posts: 858Key Master, Head Chef, Executive Chef, Member, PRO GameSalad Employee

    @tatiang sort of. The QR code expires (to prevent people from stealing your projects by passing the code around). Sometime in the future I'd like to make it work with links you can control (a la Dropbox link sharing). So if you want the QR code permanent, you can, if you want it to expire in 30 days, you could too. But thats a little bit off, still got stuff to get the current too up to par and still gotta find what's wrong with the Mac tool!

  • tatiangtatiang Posts: 11,085Member, Sous Chef, PRO, Senior Sous-Chef

    @adent42 Okay, good to know. How long does the QR code last?

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  • ForumNinjaForumNinja Posts: 516Key Master, Head Chef, Member, PRO GameSalad Employee

    @tatiang I believe it's currently 24 hours.

  • stragstrag Posts: 481Member, PRO

    Just tried it. Love the fact you are making things super simple! Great work guys!

  • tatiangtatiang Posts: 11,085Member, Sous Chef, PRO, Senior Sous-Chef

    @adent42 @ForumNinja actually, while the QR Code expires, the project will still appear in Recent Games in the Viewer app beyond 24 hours which is great for testing.

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  • Braydon_SFXBraydon_SFX Posts: 8,981Member, Sous Chef, PRO, Bowlboy Sidekick GameSalad Employee

    Here’s a look at how easy it is to get your games on the Viewer.

  • ForumNinjaForumNinja Posts: 516Key Master, Head Chef, Member, PRO GameSalad Employee

    @tatiang said:
    @adent42 @ForumNinja actually, while the QR Code expires, the project will still appear in Recent Games in the Viewer app beyond 24 hours which is great for testing.

    Very true, it will stay in the recent games tab!

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