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Release Notes – Feb 9th, 2017

New Features

  • A button has been added to the events modal and elements drawer so users can directly request plugins from the Dropsource editor. Don’t see an element or action that you need? Send us a request!
  • Dropsource now supports app lifecycle events. Now users can add actions and custom logic directly from the app lifecycle events. To manage these events, click the lifecycle button in the left sidebar.
  • iOS and Android are now separate project types in Dropsource. There are no longer tabs at the top of the Dropsource editor to switch between iOS and Android.
  • More starter templates and example apps have been added for each platform that utilize awesome new functionality.
  • Access to core native functionality has been added to Dropsource.
    • Push notifications
    • Accessing and previewing local files
    • Geolocation
    • etc.
  • More elements and actions have been added to Dropsource
    • Picker
    • Datepicker
    • Distance traveled
    • Array Iteration
    • Login with Github
    • etc.
  • More events have been added to Dropsource
    • loaded
    • resumed
    • swipe
    • double tap
    • value changed
    • etc.
  • Actions are now able to return data for use in other action. This allows users to create more custom workflows by passing data from one action to the next.
  • The ability to add a launch screen for iOS and Android has been added to app settings.
  • All of our individual element set value actions have been removed and replaced with a universal set value action so users have greater control over dynamically changing any element property.
  • The context selector now supports editing location (long/lat), image, float, long, double, integer, and color values.
  • The context selector now gives users access to the following containers: data source context, event data, action data, data types, and device variables. We also removed the parent context and request trigger context containers.
  • Validation was added to automatically check that data source context is available when an API request is run.
  • Inbound context was removed and replaced with page variables. Page variables can be used to store data within the page scope.
  • Improved our transition page actions to allow api data to be passed between pages, not just single values.
  • Our live chat tool, Intercom, has been added to dashboard so we can answer your questions anywhere in the product.
  • The help center drawer has been replaced with a video tutorials drawer optimized to help learn the basics of Dropsource.


  • Updated tooltips and documentation for elements and actions.
  • Improved source code quality.
  • The properties for status bar, nav bar, and tab bar have been improved and moved to the page properties section.
  • Removed element variants and states.
  • Reduced the run menu to one option.
  • Improved labeling for the downloading source code feature.
  • iOS build time has been reduced.
  • Android build time has been reduced.
  • Improved labeling in the context selector.
  • The element and action lists were upgraded to display plugins in a single list. This removes the need to toggle between plugins to find elements or actions.
  • Overall security improvements.
  • iOS 10 is now supported in Appetize with iPhone 7.

Bug Fixes

  • The downloads page was removed from the dashboard. There are no longer dedicated mobile apps for Dropsource to download.
  • Users can no longer update demo APIs provided by Dropsource.
  • Uneditable constraints now display as disabled.
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