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Change Log

Log of changes made to the Mindstamp Interactive Video application ⚡️

Last Updated: November 25th

November 25th

  • New Text interaction type that is placeable and scaleable within the video
  • Styling now available for comments and text interactions

November 20th

  • Interaction list added to dashboard and Viewer Reports with improved CSV downloads
  • Embed codes now use alternate domain, so you won't see the "owner view" while viewing them in an embedded context
  • Question container now takes up consistent 50% or 100% width depending on screen size

November 18th

  • Variables and Dynamic Interactions now available
  • New end action: "Show Results" which allows quiz sharing to Facebook and Twitter
  • Hotspots and Images can now toggle label visibility
  • Hotspots can now toggle background hover
  • Question container now takes up consistent 50% or 100% width depending on screen size

October 26th

  • Buttons, Images, and Hotspots can now be rotated once placed
  • Collect Response action added for clickable elements
  • Improved load times for many-interaction videos
  • Video switching now happens in-frame with no page reload for a smooth experience

October 14th

  • Chaptering controls now available under "Show More" in video admin panel
  • Individual settings now exist for showing interactions, chapters, and transcripts in the video guide. One of them must be turned on in order for the guide to show on top of the video.
  • Opening and Closing the guide now pauses and plays the player
  • Added "Save and Add Another" control to question creation dialog for easier creation of question sets
  • Fixed bugs around viewing drawings on click
  • Hotspot click reporting improved

September 30th

  • Closed Captions now supported in English, French, and Spanish
  • Speed Controls now visible even when Seekbar is hidden

September 21st

  • Buttons, Images, and Hotspots are now fully placeable and resizable. Read more information here.
  • Creating of old Hotspot Grids is now disabled, but they are presented within your videos and remain editable
  • Kaltura links now supported

September 12th

  • New seekbar with scrubbing ability
  • Seekbar icons now take your branding color as a background and scale in size when active
  • Answered questions now display a checkmark icon on the seekbar to indicate completeness
  • Images are now preloaded for faster loading upon showing

September 7th

  • Added ability to hide seekbar for viewers
  • Seekbar now fades immediately if not logged in for more immersive viewing experience
  • Mute now persists between page reloads

August 25th

  • Annual pricing now available for self-checkout
  • Deleting a Play Report now deletes all associated data
  • Videos can now be duplicated from their individual pages
  • New Clear Viewer Activity button in list that removes all Plays, interactions, responses, etc. for a video

August 24th

  • The Show Avatar toggle within interaction styles now applies to avatar use throughout the experience, including in the interaction list, pre-video share message, and comments
  • Interaction list no longer shown for presentation mode  if navigation controls turned on

August 21st

  • Show Interaction Markers setting now controls visibility of the Show Guide button below the seekbar. If turned off, show guide button will be hidden as well.
  • Audio now starts to fade 2 seconds before a question on compatible devices
  • Questions now fade in smoothly

August 19th

  • Custom fonts now available on Core and Pro plans
  • Button and Comment styles now available by group and individual video for all customers
  • Multiple Choice questions can now have 5 answers

August 1st

  • Images now pause the video by default
  • If set to pause, images take up full video dimensions with a 5 second timer, similar to drawings

July 30th

  • Select questions now appear in question summaries tab
  • Multiple choice questions now use your custom interaction styles for buttons

July 28th

  • Added new Select dropdown question type
  • New correctness screen for both multiple choice and select questions
  • Viewer Info capture now turned off by default for new videos
  • If Info Capture is on, viewer info capture now collects for all interactions, regardless of pending action such as open link, change time
  • Added Custom ID field to info capture for capturing Student ID, Employee ID, etc
  • Custom ID shows up in all reports
  • Added PDF download option for individual play reports
  • Added the following CSV downloads: Play report List, Individual Viewer Summaries, Individual Questions, Viewer, Video List
  • All on-video interaction screens now take up only as much room as they need
  • Saving a recorded video clip now prompts for an optional title before save
  • Added Remove Thumbnail button
  • Improved question graphs, only use as many labels as necessary
  • Interactions at 0:00 now show before video plays
  • Fixed bug preventing buttons using the change time action with a value of 0:00
  • Fixed bug where duplicated questions were updating each other incorrectly
  • Fixed bug where drawing image was deleted by backspace
  • Fixed display bug when updating thumbnail
  • Fixed bug where some valid URLs were not accepted as links for actions
  • Improved mobile styles all around

July 10th

  • New Add Interaction button in interactions list when empty
  • Fixed bug preventing expired subscriptions from downgrading fully
  • Phone numbers captured now included in play reports

July 1st

  • Series Pages and Show Message action live
  • Added check to keep data fresh when using in-app back button

June 25th

  • Improved click-to-call performance across devices and browsers
  • Improved link opening in embedded videos

June 17th

  • Responses are now loaded on click for videos with over 200 interactions

June 15th

  • Removed auto-capitalization from question answer buttons
  • Question answer buttons now take the same size and text is center justified
  • Fixed bug where guest viewer names were not populating properly

June 9th

  • Added Finished and Elapsed fields to play reports to surface duration of viewer's experience
  • Simplified color pickers for interaction styles
  • Added check to ensure drawing questions always show same frame
  • Improved audio recording, improved playback on Safari
  • Fixed bug where multiple choice buttons would not fade in properly in question sets

May 19th

  • Videos must be now published before entering preview mode
  • Fixed bug preventing guest viewers from deleting their interactions from an embedded video
  • Removed action icons from buttons and multiple choice question buttons

May 16th

  • Added question fade in animations
  • Improved correctness indication and added Next button to continue if showing correctness
  • Improved Audio clip playback on iOS devices and Safari browser
  • Add Audio and Add Video interactions can now use existing clips from your asset library
  • Hotspots now have optional titles
  • Significant improvements to small video controls and interactions appearance
  • Fullscreen button hidden when not available
  • Show Guide button hidden for Presentation videos
  • Contact Information capturing experience improved

May 13th

  • Enhanced video reports with new layout and 'All Interactions' tab with CSV export
  • Added auto-formatting of Dropbox MP4 links to fix mobile player problems
  • Simplified the Create Personalized Link experience for Pro customers
  • Removed graphs from Video reports to improve loading performance
  • Added URL attribute to user accounts. Clicking a logo will open this if available.
  • Added Title field to hotspots, changed default behavior to not pause
  • Extra navigation controls now hidden when video is very small
  • Lightened black background for all in-video interactions

May 7th

  • Video and Audio clips placed at 0:00 now play before the primary video starts

April 29th

  • Added Line and Arrow component to drawing mode
  • Default drawing color now defaults to brand color
  • Reduced size of controls in drawing mode
  • Added Clear Replies capability to Questions for video owners and admins
  • Added fallback text answer box for Video and Audio questions where viewer cannot record media
  • Improved validation and visual corrections for all interaction form actions and values
  • Uploads now contain toggles for transcoding and transcription
  • New videos default title changed to filename
  • Improvements on question correct answer notifications
  • Improvements to sizing and formatting on questions, including respecting <br> breaks
  • Free trial users can now upload up to 3 non-transcoded videos
  • Viewers can no longer delete question responses in presentation mode
  • Various bug fixes and improvements

April 25th

  • Default video thumbnail now defaults to branding image overlaid on white background, if applicable
  • Application moved to video subdomain

April 15th

  • Questions at the same time now group into a Question Set
  • Added Play Video Clip and Play Audio Clip actions to all clickable interactions
  • Created an Asset Library where Video and Audio clips can be stored to be used in buttons, questions, and more
  • Various bug fixes and improvements

April 8th

  • Added Download button for drawings for drawing creators and video owners

April 7th

  • Improved Hotspots display on small screens, enabling text wrapping within box
  • Viewers no longer need to select their answer again after capturing their name
  • Improved phone validation for international customers
  • Reduced countdown size for drawing and hotspots timer

April 3rd

  • Disabled embedding of Youtube videos going forward
  • Duration for videos now stored to improve startup experience
  • Added information and examples for each type of video on new video screen

April 2nd

  • Participation now defaults to off for new videos
  • Video owners plays and actions are now tracked for embedded videos
  • Removed 'Skip Track Action as Owner' as alert
  • New rewind button for questions in top left if skippable

March 30th

  • Comments and Images can now have start and stop times, joining buttons and hotspots in their controllability
  • Reduced delay in loading interactions upon video start
  • Disabled new videos using Vimeo wrap links. Only direct links are supported going forward.

March 24th

  • Buttons now have a start and stop time and can be set to show for as long as you want
  • Improved styling and added message component to end-of-video CTA
  • Released Hotspots functionality for beta customers

March 19th

  • Added ability to add end-of-video CTA buttons
  • Fixed bug preventing branding image for showing for some users

March 17th

  • Added ability to upload video clips in addition to recording video clips
  • Significantly improved stability and experience of recording video clips

March 14th

  • Reduced screen real estate for video and voice clips
  • Improved between-videos navigation with time and autoplay history
  • Removed on-screen transcription for voice notes. Transcription remains in list if available.

March 10th

  • Updated embed codes to improve fullscreen experience on certain platforms

March 5th

  • Introduced new Question Adding / Editing interface
  • Added Change Video option to question buttons
  • Fixed button editing bug
  • Improved correctness display for questions

March 3rd

  • Added Group branding image and color

February 27th

  • Launched Groups to enable collaboration on Mindstamp

February 11th