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Smart Glasses Client
Release notes for the Skylight client for smart glasses and head-mounted devices.

7.7.1

Released
OS Support
February 2022

New Functionality

  • Added dismissScanner functionality
  • Improved voice command responsiveness

Enhancements

  • Users can now increase text-to-speech speed up to 4x

7.7.0

Released
OS Support
November 2021

New Functionality

  • Added ability to control device volume levels from a menu option in the Settings page
  • When navigated inside a view, users can speak the voice command “Adjust volume” to open and adjust device volume controls
  • Added support for icon cards - Dedicated card for displaying text and for glyph-based icons (same text-based icon set used by accessories, badges, and menus across the client)
  • Overflow handling and ability for user to read the text-based content is now automatically supported on text cards
  • App developers can now access and set the font family used to render icons across the platform right from html cards
  • App developers can now specify if the card counter is displayed inside a view

Enhancements

  • Users are now prevented from opening an application until all its data has finished syncing
  • The suffix property inside the startTextInput method is now limited to 10 characters to prevent overlap on input text

Bug Fixes

  • Resolved issue where voice commands would sometimes stop working after a prolonged period of use
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when speaking the “Zoom in” command inside the media viewer activity
  • Applications list now properly loads after authenticating via QR code scan

HMT-1

New Functionality

  • HMT-1 Client has been completely updated with a new look and interaction experience
    • Improved “My Apps” page global navigation commands & menu layouts
    • Improved “Settings” page global navigation commands & menu layouts
    • In-App experience has been enhanced to make unique, card-specific voice commands more discoverable
    • Card layouts have been updated across the client to take advantage of the voice-driven system
    • Native “Show Help” menus have been updated across the client to make overflow help commands easier to access

Bug Fixes

  • HMT-1: Fixed a crash that could occur when zooming inside the media viewer
  • HMT-1: Addressed text getting partially cut off inside a text input activity that was pre-populated with text

7.6.1

Released
OS Support
September 2021

New Features

  • Added the ability to rapidly scroll forward or backward through the keyboard carousel inside the text input activity via double-click or long-press on the Vuzix M400 device

Enhancements

  • Improved experience navigating and inputting text inside the text input activity while using voice:
    • Users no longer have to say the word “Input” before dictating characters
    • “Delete all” command added - Clear the entire typed string in one action rather than having to issue the “Backspace” command on a character-by-character basis
  • Improved the reliability of the “Volume up” and “Volume down” commands by changing them to “Volume louder” and “Volume softer”.
  • Improved accuracy of voice-driven commands in louder/multi-speaker environments
  • Initial login and WiFi code scanner screen timeout increased to thirty seconds

7.6.0

Released
OS Support
September 2021

New Functionality

  • Added ability to view annotations
  • Added ability to remove session media
  • Added a new appCore function allowing client-side speech-to-text vocalization of script-driven sentences, phrases, words, etc to the end user
  • Added ability for developer to provide custom voice commands and associated actions on a per-view basis and to specify whether the commands appear in the voice help menu

Enhancements

  • Improved experience for navigating the application main menu both in and out of calls
  • Users can now adjust the device volume via voice commands while navigated inside an application

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue when using open view within the same view
  • Fixed an issue with updating published applications
  • Fixed an issue with the media count not appearing in the media gallery

7.5.0

Released
OS Support
July 2021

New Functionality

  • Added ability for app developers to present users with event-driven dialogs and confirmation prompts
  • Added ability to dynamically change the list of card-based actions and app menu actions based on application state
  • Added ability to open a camera-based scanner as a fragment in a snackbar, allowing users to scan QR/barcodes without obscuring on-screen instructions
  • Support added for certificate pinning when connecting to an on-prem server

Enhancements

  • Added additional properties to showNotification, such as addition of button-based actions, allowing for better end user and developer experience
  • Improved the UX surrounding text input:
    • Developers can customize what properties are seen by users and set it existing text is pre-highlighted
    • Support added for header text and trailing text
    • Support added for using glyph-based icons
    • Improved voice entry to allow for character-by-character input phrasing, such as “input one point two three” resulting in 1.23
  • Developers can now specify what sessions and what parts of a session (data and/or media) should be synced to the client

Bug Fixes

  • Resolved a crash caused by HMT-1 camera stabilization
  • Resolved known issue where annotations from a call were displayed below the media when viewed in the call media gallery
  • Addressed a rare crash that occurred when a very small image was loaded into the media viewer
  • Resolved issues with health test and device diagnostic information not rendering correctly
  • Resolved issue where gradient on edge of screen would sometimes cover important information

7.4.1

Released
Compatibility Version
Device & Firmware Support
May 25, 2021
4

Bug Fixes

  • Resolved an issue where cards were not getting centered in the view under certain conditions
  • Resolved an issue with scrolling through a view containing a large amount of web cards
  • Resolved an issue where user would be scrolled to incorrect location after a notification was displayed

7.4.0

Released
Compatibility Version
Device & Firmware Support
May 18, 2021
4

New Functionality

  • Fixed and custom constrained card sizes are now supported on all card types
  • Support for responsive card sizing on all card types

Bug Fixes

  • External gifs should now play correctly
  • Resolved various style and color issues that cropped up over time
  • Misc. improvements to voice help tips in different application states

7.3.0

Released
Compatibility Version
March 25, 2021
4

New Functionality

  • Support for application.users property

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed applications not accurately updating to reflect updates to group permissions on an already signed in user
  • Fixed text input on HMT-1 not working if max characters was not set in the script
  • Various performance & stability improvements
Device & Firmware Support
Device
Firmware
Glass Enterprise Edition 2
OPM1.210124.001, OPM1.200625.001
RealWear HMT-1 beta support
11.1, 11.2
Vuzix M400
2.02, 2.01, 1.2.2

7.2.3

February 12th, 2021

Enhancements

  • Security enhancements

Known Issues

  • HMT-1: Numeric text input does not work with HMT 11.2 firmware.
Device & Firmware Support
Device
Firmware
Glass Enterprise Edition 2
OPM1.210124.001, OPM1.200625.001
RealWear HMT-1 beta support
11.1, 11.2
Vuzix M400
2.02, 2.01, 1.2.2

7.2.2

February 8th, 2021

Enhancements

  • Language support - French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, and Spanish

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed: HMT-1: Unable to select "install now" when the OTA update notification is displayed..

Known Issues

  • HMT-1: The "Sign in using QR Code" voice command does not work after a fresh Skylight install. To workaround, press the action button to return Home and then relaunch Skylight.
  • HMT-1: Only after a fresh Skylight install, pressing the action button on the sign in screen presents a dialog for selecting whether Skylight or the RealWear Launcher should be set as Home.

7.2.1

January 11th, 2021

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed: HTML and Table cards were not being update properly and overlapping other cards in some cases.

Known Issues

  • HMT-1: The "Sign in using QR Code" voice command does not work after a fresh Skylight install. To workaround, press the action button to return Home and then relaunch Skylight.
  • HMT-1: Only after a fresh Skylight install, pressing the action button on the sign in screen presents a dialog for selecting whether Skylight or the RealWear Launcher should be set as Home.

7.2.0

December 10th, 2020

New Functionality

  • Support for glyphs on the card badge and accessory properties
  • Support for the status property for user presence on application.participants user object

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed: The WiFi connection status was not updating properly in some cases.

Known Issues

  • HMT-1: The "Sign in using QR Code" voice command does not work after a fresh Skylight install. To workaround, press the action button to return Home and then relaunch Skylight.
  • HMT-1: Only after a fresh Skylight install, pressing the action button on the sign in screen presents a dialog for selecting whether Skylight or the RealWear Launcher should be set as Home.

Compatibility Version

3
Device & Firmware Support
Device
Firmware
Glass Enterprise Edition 2
OPM1.200625.001
RealWear HMT-1 beta support
11.1
Vuzix M400
2.01, 1.2.2

7.1.0

November 6th, 2020

New Functionality

  • Beta support for the RealWear HMT-1. See known issues below.
  • Support for speech-to-text input with the RealWear HMT-1 and Google Glass EE2 using the preferSpeech property for the startTextInput method.
  • Support for title and description properties on views
  • Support for startVideoCapture method
  • Support for startMediaViewer method
  • Support for application.participants object

Enhancements

  • Improved application navigation while in a call and easier ability to return to the call.
  • A prompt is now displayed when there is a new application version.
  • An incoming call notification is now displayed even if the client app is in the background.
  • A ringtone sound is now played for incoming calls.
  • Improved photo capture UX.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed: The bounds on the HTML card were improperly sized until the view refreshes.
  • Fixed: Losing permission for an application didn't trigger an application list update event.
  • Fixed: Getting added to an application didn't add it to the signed-in user's application list until a full sync.
  • Fixed: The General Information page in settings was blank.
  • Fixed: Script execution did not continue after returning from capturePhoto.
  • Fixed: The call timer during a call was not being displayed.
  • Fixed: Re-joining a call after exiting the app caused a crash.
  • Fixed: M400: When minimizing the call, sometimes the device buttons would stop working.

Known Issues

  • HMT-1: The "Sign in using QR Code" voice command does not work after a fresh Skylight install. To workaround, press the action button to return Home and then relaunch Skylight.
  • HMT-1: Only after a fresh Skylight install, pressing the action button on the sign in screen presents a dialog for selecting whether Skylight or the RealWear Launcher should be set as Home.

Compatibility Version

2
Device & Firmware Support
Device
Firmware
Glass Enterprise Edition 2
OPM1.200625.001
RealWear HMT-1 beta support
11.1
Vuzix M400
1.2.2

7.0.1

September 14th, 2020

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed: Media uploads would stop working in some cases when signing out and back in as a different user.
  • Fixed: The applicationClose event was not triggering.
  • Fixed: The loading animation on the application list would never stop.
  • Fixed: Annotations would not appear on captured images that were annotated on another device.

7.0.0

September 4th, 2020
First general release of the smart glasses client for next-gen Skylight applications.

New Functionality

  • Card Support: Text, HTML, Table, Image.
  • View Support: List, Collection.
  • Voice Control: Use voice commands to navigate and control Skylight completely hands-free.
  • Video Calling: Make and receive "see-what-I-see" video calls. Features include: 1:1 or group calls, core call controls, call notifications, snapshots, flashlight toggle, media gallery, and screen sharing.
  • Data & Media Capture: Capture photos, scan barcodes, input text, and input data from Bluetooth devices.
  • Health Tests: Run network, API, and MQTT health tests.

Compatibility Version

1
Device & Firmware Support
Device
Firmware
Glass Enterprise Edition 2
OPM1.200625.001
Vuzix M400
1.2.x
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