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We are making an update to the way file redirection operates within the Box iOS app.

 

In Box iOS 4.3.7 and older:

  • Open a link to a Box file
  • The user is redirected to the Box iOS app and the file preview is shown
  • In the process of redirection, the user is taken to the All Files tab and the folder structure is set up with all of the parent folders leading all the way to the file from the link
  • When the user closes the preview, the user sees the containing folder of that file

 

We are making changes to this behavior in order to better maintain the user's previous state and location in the app.

 

In Box iOS 4.3.8: 

  • Open a link to a Box file
  • The user is redirected to the Box iOS app and the file preview is shown
  • No additional changes to the UI state and location are made in the process of redirection
  • When the user closes the preview, the user sees the same content they were looking at before tapping the redirection link

 

Folder redirection will continue to behave as before, taking the user to the appropriate location within the All Files tab.

Additionally, to keep the useful functionality of visiting the parent folder of the redirected file, we are introduction a new menu option to view the file's containing folder. 

 

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These updates will happen in our October release window for the Box iOS app. We will update the redirection experience on Android at a later time.

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In this release, we have included the following enhancements and stability improvements:
  • This version has improved support for iOS 12
  • This is the last version that will support iOS 10
  • Users will now see an improved scrolling experience in Feed (enabled enterprises only)
 

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In this release, we made visual improvements to Feed on mobile and included general bug fixes and stability improvements. Please keep in mind you will only see Feed if you have it enabled for your enterprise.

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We discovered an unexpected behavior in the Move, Copy, and Share actions from the edit menu in the Files app that is allowing content from Managed Apps to be passed to Unmanaged Apps.

 

We will introduce the ability to limit this unexpected behavior in the Admin Console under the Mobile tab. By enabling this feature, we will automatically disable Files functionality for unprotected versions of iOS and automatically reenable the Files functionality when a protected version of iOS comes online. Enabling this feature means that some workflows might be affected because of turning off the Files functionality.

 

Workflow Example
Checkbox off
Checkbox on
Work-around
Being able to see Box Files on the iOS Files app
End-user is able to see managed files on iOS Files App
End-user is unable to see managed files on iOS Files App
None at this time
Attaching a Box File to an email through the iOS Mail email client 
User is able to attach a file through the iOS Sharesheet 
User is unable to attach a file through the iOS Sharesheet in Mail
  • Use a shared-link instead of attaching a file 
  • Invite the user to a file as a collaborator (permission determined by you)
Opening an iWork file from Box into an iWork iOS app (Presentation, etc.) User is able to open an iWork file in an iWork iOS App (Presentation, etc.) User is not able to open an iWork file in an iWork iOS App (Presentation, etc.) None at this time

 

We will also be creating a Security Log through the Events API. Within Admin Insights, users will be able to run a report to see the audit log. This feature will launch a month later after the feature launch itself. We will expose the ability to run the report after the Files functionality launch.

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In this release, we will be making visual improvements to Feed on mobile and including general bug fixes and stability improvements. Please keep in mind you will only see Feed if you have it enabled for your enterprise.

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In this release we have made the following enhancements and fixed the following bugs:

  • You can now see your folder listing loads= faster!
  • A smoother experience scrolling through images is smoother in Image Galleries
  • Fixed txt and audio files in Preview for previewer-only shared-link users
  • Improved Search performance
  • We officially support high-resolution zooming on HEIC files
  • Fixed an issue in which Recent files from the Today extension should go to Preview
  • Fixed an issue in which the Preview toolbar did not disappear during Preview mode
  • Fixed an issue where sometimes video files were not able to be previewed

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In this release we have made the following enhancements and fixed the following bugs:

  • You can now see your folder listing loads faster!
  • A smoother experience scrolling through images is smoother in Image Galleries
  • Fixed txt and audio files in Preview for previewer-only shared-link users
  • An improved Search performance for users
  • We officially support high-resolution zooming on HEIC files
  • Fixed an issue in which Recent files from the Today extension should go to Preview
  • Fixed an issue in which the Preview toolbar did not disappear during Preview mode
  • Fixed an issue where sometimes video files were not able to be previewed
  • Fixed the HLS Video Preview bug!
  • We have updated our PDF previewer, which should fix bugs with some PDF documents and documents which we preview as PDF in the app
  • The new EMM App will be using a newer Box API for previews

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In this release we have made the following enhancements and fixed the following bugs:

  • You can now see your folder listing loads= faster!
  • A smoother experience scrolling through images is smoother in Image Galleries
  • Fixed txt and audio files in Preview for previewer-only shared-link users
  • Improved Search performance
  • We officially support high-resolution zooming on HEIC files
  • Fixed an issue in which Recent files from the Today extension should go to Preview
  • Fixed an issue in which the Preview toolbar did not disappear during Preview mode
  • Fixed an issue where sometimes video files were not able to be previewed

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With the new iOS update you will see the following:

  • Restored support for high-definition video playback (HLS) on iOS 11. The Box app has fully supported HLS on iOS 10 since version 4.1.0 - it is now supported on both iOS 10 and iOS 11.
  • An updated PDF preview framework, resolving a couple of issues including a potential crash when viewing certain PDF documents.
  • The Box app will now fully use the Representations APIs for all thumbnails, previews and downloads. Previously, the Representations API was only used for thumbnails and HLS video in the Box iOS app. For more information on Representation APIs, learn more here.
  • Improved direct image uploading functionality while editing a Box Note. Images will no longer be altered on upload in this flow, for example Animated GIFs now remain animated after being added to a Box Note.
  • Additional bug fixes and stability improvements.

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With the new update that will be available soon to users you will see the following:

  • Restored support for high-definition video playback (HLS) on iOS 11. The Box app has fully supported HLS on iOS 10 since version 4.1.0 - it is now supported on both iOS 10 and iOS 11.
  • Updated the PDF preview framework, resolving a couple of issues including a potential crash when viewing certain PDF documents.
  • The Box app will be fully using the Representations APIs for all thumbnails, previews and downloads. Previously, the Representations API was only used for thumbnails and HLS video in the Box iOS app. For more information on Representation APIs, learn more here.
  • Improved direct image uploading functionality while editing a Box Note. Images will no longer be altered on upload in this flow, for example Animated GIFs now remain animated after being added to a Box Note.
  • Additional bug fixes and stability improvements.

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This release includes stability improvements and bug fixes.

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