Release Notes 2022

December 29, 2022

Platform Updates

  • Improvements to front end text

Component Updates

December 19, 2022

Platform Updates

  • Improve quality of project backups

December 7, 2022

Platform Updates

December 6, 2022

Platform Updates

  • Improved asset retrieval

December 1, 2022

Component Updates

November 29, 2022

Platform Updates

  • Improved account deletion process in Thunkable Live apps

  • Removed some packages to make built apps smaller

Component Updates

November 24, 2022

Component Updates

November 23, 2022

Platform Updates

  • Backend/infrastructure upgrades

November 17, 2022

Platform Updates

  • Backend/infrastructure updates

November 16, 2022

Platform Updates

  • Backend/infrastructure updates

Component Updates

November 14, 2022

Platform Updates

  • Figma: Improve formatting of Figma UI components with attached blocks

  • Fix behavior seen by some users where a project refreshed as it saved

  • Further backend upgrades and improvements

November 8, 2022

Platform Updates

  • Blocks: Show confirmation modal when deleting large amount of blocks via keystroke

  • Blocks: Improve performance of Blocks workspace

New Components

Component Updates

  • Dialogflow: Improve performance on published Android apps

November 7, 2022

Platform Updates

Component Updates

  • Canvas: Improve Canvas interaction with other UI components (Button, Image, etc)

  • Group: Improve interactivity of components nested in Groups

  • Text Input: enabled nested scroll view on Android

  • Admob Banner (Snap to Place UI): Remove unnecessary blocks

November 1, 2022

Platform Updates

  • Backend and infrastructure upgrades

October 25, 2022

Platform Updates

  • Backend and Infrastructure upgrades

Component Updates

  • Sound: Fix sound autoplay in Snap to Place projects

  • Sound: Fix sound playback in Drag and Drop projects

October 20, 2022

Platform Updates

  • Backend and infrastructure upgrades

  • Fix copying blocks in builder

Component Updates

  • Sound: Fix firing of 'do' block

October 14, 2022

Platform Updates

  • Handle blocks crash for non-English languages

  • Fix for issues seen by some creators when deleting groups of blocks

October 13, 2022

Component Updates

October 8, 2022

Platform Updates

October 5, 2022

Component Updates

  • Logic Blocks: allow blocks that return true/false values to be used to set a component's text to true or false

September 28, 2022

Platform Updates

September 27, 2022

Platform Updates

September 24, 2022

Component Updates

September 22, 2022

Platform Updates

  • Fix issue with signing in seen with new accounts

  • Android Download, Android Publish: Remove option to build Android apps with Android API 30 - all Android apps now built with Android API 31/targeting Android 12

  • Web Preview: Hide blocks when previewing a read-only app

  • Fix opening the project detail page

September 16, 2022

Platform Updates

  • Improve speed in snap-to-place projects

September 13, 2022

Platform Updates

Component Updates

  • Data Sources: Improve updating display of data in Local Data Source when viewing project

September 7, 2022

Platform Updates

Component Updates

September 6, 2022

Platform Updates

  • Improve quality of project backups

September 3, 2022

Platform Updates

  • Background updates to improve stability of platform

August 30, 2022

Platform Updates

  • Improve appearance of read-only projects

  • Remove URL redirect for web apps

  • Improve appearance of account icon in project view

Component Updates

August 27, 2022

Platform Updates

  • Frontend security update

August 25, 2022

Platform Updates

  • Download Android, Publish Android: added option to build Android app to target Android API 31/Android 12

    • New apps to the Google Play Store must target at least Android API 31/Android 12

    • Updates to existing apps on the Google Play Store must target Android API 31/Android 12 from November 1, 2022

    • All existing apps on the Google Play Store must target Android API 31/Android 12 by November 1, 2023

August 24, 2022

Platform Updates

  • Infrastructure upgrades

  • Increased frequency of project backups

Component Updates

  • AdMob: Improved error handling

  • Group: improved appearance of Button inside nested Groups

August 17, 2022

Platform Updates

  • Preparation for upgrading to React Navigation 5 with Expo 45

  • Improve analytics for causes of projects not saving

August 15, 2022

Platform Updates

  • Fix issue with displaying assets in web apps

  • Show accurate publish date for web apps

  • Drop support for iOS 12 as part of preparation for using Expo 45

    • Will be adding support for iOS 16

Component Updates

  • Web API: Allow form data to be submitted to API

  • Sound: Play sound even if device is set to silent

  • Logic blocks, variables: Fix errors seen when trying to compare null variable to empty text or empty list

August 10, 2022

Platform Updates

  • Updated navigation to prepare for Expo upgrade

Component Updates

  • Button: Improve appearance of border

August 9, 2022

Platform Updates

  • Improved consistency of naming copied projects

  • Updated project page icons

Component Updates

August 3, 2022

Platform Updates

  • Project workspace: Close Download/Actions menus when item is clicked

  • Membership page: Added Upgrade Account button

Component Updates

  • Screen: When new Screen is selected, center that screen in the Design workspace

  • Text Input: Fix handling newlines with \n character for Hint text

  • Button: Fixed style of Button in nested Group on the web

  • Figma import: Fix importing text boxes with newline characters

July 27, 2022

Platform Updates

  • Added pop-up with warning if project is not saved before leaving/refreshing Thunkable project page

  • Updated wording on membership page

  • Updated Design tab UI

  • Fixed icons in project Settings panel

  • Adjusted the style of star box on the project detail page

  • iOS Publish: Updated with Apple Sign In Entitlement

Component Updates

  • Google Sheets Data Source: Updated 'Delete Row' block so that row is deleted and not just cleared of values

  • Share block: made compatible with any file type

  • Files drawer: fixed behavior where 'convert to base64' block appeared multiple times

  • Any Component drawer: Fixed generic event block

  • Google Sheets Data Sources: Fixed behavior where Google Sheet Data Source could be dropped when a project was remixed

  • Group: Improve handling of moving children when Group is moved

  • Web Viewer: Improved ability to interact with Web Viewer contained in a Group

July 15, 2022

Platform Updates

New Components

  • Drag and Drop UI: Added create and clone blocks

  • Drag and Drop UI: Added Relative X/Y and height/width blocks

Component Updates

  • Data Sources: Added 'Get All Rows' block for Airtable Data Sources

  • Data Viewer: fixed bug seen when trying to add null value to Data Source

June 16, 2022

Platform Updates

  • Added 'Delete Account' section to Thunkable Live app

June 10, 2022

Component Updates

  • Improvements to In-App Purchases component

  • Restored appearance of Label's 'TextAlign' property on Android/iOS

June 3, 2022

Component Updates

  • Figma: Fixed checkbox import

  • Label: Added Font Family property back to Label component

June 1, 2022

Platform Updates

  • Built iOS apps now positioned better relative to device notch area

  • Improve appearance of projects page at x.thunkable.com

Component Updates

  • โ€‹Bottom Tab Navigator: Remove unwanted white space underneath navigator on iOS

  • โ€‹Stack Navigator: Fix 'Header Mode: None' on web apps

  • โ€‹Groups: Can now be positioned relative to device

  • โ€‹Lottie Animation: Show message if invalid file type uploaded to component

  • โ€‹Label: Fix Label.Click block

  • โ€‹Label: Fix Number of Lines property

  • โ€‹AdMob: Fix error shown in console when mouse hovers over AdMob Banner in Design tab

New Components

  • โ€‹Camera: Upload Video from photo library

May 31, 2022

Updates

May 25, 2022

Updates

May 14, 2022

Updates

May 13, 2022

Updates

  • Groups: Allow custom touch opacity

May 6, 2022

Updates

May 2, 2022

New Components

April 27, 2022

Platform Updates

  • Fixes to UI inconsistencies

New Components

Component Updates

  • Switch: Improve positioning on Thunkable Live companion app

  • Screen: Add Computed Height and Computed Width blocks

  • Groups: Add relative positioning for child components

  • Firebase Sign In: Added Delete User block

  • Visible Components: Fix unintended shadows/borders

March 11, 2022

New Components

March 3, 2022

Platform Updates

  • Add 'Published as Web App' as filter on project home screen

Component Updates

  • Fix z-index for Video player on web

  • Improve scrolling for non-editable Text Input

  • Improve Text Input autofocus on web

February 24, 2022

Platform Updates

  • Improvements to location of pasted blocks in Firefox browser

  • Reduce iOS build time from 40 minutes to 20 minutes

Component Updates

  • Upgrade Airtable version to 0.7.2

  • Fix Airtable handling of zero values

  • Improve behavior of 'when Screen Opens' block on screens with Loading Icon

February 17, 2022

Platform Updates

  • Improvements to appearance of projects on larger screens

February 15, 2022

Platform Updates

  • Reduce build times for iOS apps from 40 minutes to 20 minutes

February 7, 2022

Platform Updates

  • DND UI: improvements to relative positioning

  • Updates to rendering fonts on the web

  • Blocks: Blocks that have been copied and pasted will always be pasted within view

  • Android Build Server: Escape Maps and AdMob API keys to improve Android build process

Component Updates

  • Canvas: Improvements to Canvas as rendered in the Design tab

  • Web Viewer: Improvements to showing offline HTML files

February 4, 2022

Component Updates

  • Web Viewer: Updates to requesting end user permission

February 3, 2022

Platform Updates

  • Upgraded to Expo 43

  • Thunkable Live App: UI updates

  • Thunkable Live: Reset app testing local storage when local data source is updated

  • Figma: Import assets as regular Thunkable assets

  • For components with text, ensured default text color is consistent across Android, iOS and Web

  • DND UI: X/Y properties are relative to the container

Component Updates

  • Data Sources: Added rename button for local Data Sources

  • Data Viewer Grid: Added horizontal scroll

  • Labels: Improvements to appearance on wider screens

  • Image: Enable rendering of SVG image files

  • Button: Added ability to set properties when Button is part of a custom Data Viewer List

  • Video: Editing properties of hidden video player no longer crashes the app

  • Canvas: Improved appearance when height is relative or absolute value

  • Canvas: Fixed 'next sprite image number' block

  • Map: Width of marker description box better fits descriptions of different lengths

January 31, 2022

Platform Updates

  • Improvements to layout of permissions in project settings panel

January 28, 2022

Platform Updates

  • Fix titles of imported Figma screens

  • Rename saved screen and its children if Screen/components with these names already exist in the project

January 24, 2022

Platform Updates

  • Improve performance of blocks tab

  • Reduce how frequently creators need to sign in again

Component Updates

  • Video: Improvements to play/stop blocks performance

January 21, 2022

Platform Updates

  • Figma Import: Improvements to screen and artboard naming

  • Fix behavior where deleting all screens in a project caused the browser screen to go blank

Component Updates

  • Data Viewer: Move 'empty string' property to bottom of main properties panel

  • Label: Add default border styles

  • Push Notifications: Location Permissions now cross-platform (were previously Android-only)

  • Video Player: Update to give end user more control over video playback

January 14, 2022

Platform Updates

  • Update scrollbar width for consistency across platforms

  • Update how long component names are handled

Component Updates

  • Text input: Added support for changing hint text color on web

January 13, 2022

Platform Updates

  • Improve appearance of imported Figma files when project is in read-only mode

Component Updates

  • Web Viewer: Add tracking permissions

  • Web Viewer: Performance Improvements

January 12, 2022

Platform Updates

  • Fixed behavior where some data sources could not be deleted

January 7, 2022

Platform Updates

  • Fixed date and time on 'Copy from My Screens' modal

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