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Kerti Alev 4 years ago in By Screen / Design • updated by Karen DeCrane 3 years ago 12

What size (pixels) and PPI my images should be for full background? 
iPad 4 for example has retina display:

  • 2048-by-1536 resolution at 264 pixels per inch (ppi)
but there was some error when I tried to load 264 ppi image to the Builder. 
Mostly asking for the PPI, should it be 72 or can it be higher?
Thanks,

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"You can change the size of your app in the app properties (the blue cube on the top panel of Design Mode), and selecting iPad 4 should get rid of the error. We usually recommend using the lower resolution of 72 ppi and building for the 1024x768 size if the app will be for the iPad (this is the default size when you open InteractBuilder) because images at 72 ppi look very crisp, and higher resolutions will only make the file size a lot larger, which can always make an app take longer to download."


Keep in mind if you do decide to use the higher resolution setup which you can do following the directions above, when the app is published for non retina iPad's it will still work well because we will proportionally resize all the graphics to fit the non retina screens.


So it's completely up to you what resolution/PPI to use.   It's a balance between keeping things as small as possible for the user but also making sure that you are not sacrificing any quality.  At the end of the day, the InteractBuilder provides you the options to develop however you prefer.  We are all about choices!


Here is a photo showing where you can change the size of the app:


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Melissa Lind 4 years ago in By Screen / Design • updated by Ezra Weinstein (Administrator) 4 years ago 1
I would love for the bar (on that right) that drags up and down options menus to be wider and darker, like in photoshop. I reach for it 2 or three times everytime before I actually grab it.


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If you have a mouse wheel, or track pad, or touch pad you can easily scroll using any of these techniques.  A wider scroll bar is not something we are going to add.

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Serge Patry 4 years ago in By Screen / Design • updated by Alin Alexandru Matei (Support) 4 years ago 0

When I want to activate my Navogation Buttons this situation accurs. After I say "Yes" to "Show App Navogation images and "Disable" both "Page Flip" in the page "Features" section and verify in "Interact" . I see my "Navigation Buitons" but they operate in reverse. The button on the right to "Flip Forward" goes backward and vice versa.

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Hi Serge, make sure you didn't set the images for the Next and Back buttons , vice-versa.

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Not a bug
Charmaine Anderson 4 years ago in By Screen / Design • updated by Ezra Weinstein (Administrator) 4 years ago 0

When using the Draw Free or Draw Line option on one element, it draws a line over the second background black "outline" element as well.  I followed your suggestion in previous feedback about this bug but the problem persists.  See screenshot below.  These are two elements the white one is sitting on top of the black outline. The action assigned to the white element is Drag > Draw Free  > Line width: 15.  Perhaps there is a way to make the software only color onto the layer that the target element resides on.


Also, my expectation is that the transparent area of the imported element should NOT be able to be colored over, ideally only the image area should be colored over if possible.  Kids may be frustrated if they can't see the outline of what they are trying to color.  Fill color works ok, but I'd prefer to allow them to have the experience of "coloring" an object.


Thanks in advance for looking into a solution.





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I'm not sure I'm totally following but DrawFree and DrawLine are meant to draw anywhere on the canvas within the constraints specified.  So this is by design and not a bug.  It basically mimics a coloring book, kids have to stay within the lines.  FillColor can be used instead, but DrawFree is meant to behave exactly like that.

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Melissa Lind 3 years ago in By Screen / Design • updated by Inna Komarovsky (Administrator) 3 years ago 26
Is the scrollable page menu that was in the Champion Hare available yet? Any idea when the new update might be available.

Cheers and Happy New Years!
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Here's a link to the new user guide instructions on building a thumbnail menu:
Create a Page Menu
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Fixed
Ranco 4 years ago in By Screen / Design • updated by Ezra Weinstein (Administrator) 4 years ago 0

Sometimes (?) you can un-indent actions at level 2 (first level in).

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Should be addressed in version 3.3

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Melissa Lind 3 years ago in By Screen / Design • updated by Ezra Weinstein (Administrator) 3 years ago 0
Did I miss an announcement?
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We are still evaluating our entries.
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Not a bug
Charmaine Anderson 4 years ago in By Screen / Design • updated by Ezra Weinstein (Administrator) 4 years ago 1

I don't see an option to import a sound file on the interface.  Please consider adding an Import Sound file option to the bottom of the UI  under > ADD ELEMENT.  I tried dragging and dropping an .mp3 from my Mac desktop onto the stage but it didn't seem to work. The sound file just jumped back into my desktop folder and no icon appeared on the stage indicating if the file was imported.  Please advise how one can import an .mp3 file.  I also used the Search box in IB3 and typed "Import Sound" and no instruction on this important topic was returned.  Might want to add it as a help topic. Thanks much.

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The "Import" sounds into your app simply choose an audio behavior like "PlayAudio" and it will allow you select an audio file to import.

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Charmaine Anderson 4 years ago in By Screen / Design • updated by Ezra Weinstein (Administrator) 4 years ago 0

It would be nice to have an On Rollover and On Rollout Action added, so when user uses their finger to rollover or off an element you can assign behaviors such as have an object change color ("light up") or show another element on rollover. I don't see a similar function listed in the Actions panel.  Thanks for considering.

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This can be accomplished using the swipe interaction.

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Pardesi Media 3 years ago in By Screen / Design • updated 3 years ago 10
Hi,

I upgraded my app with IB 4.0 and while verifying found quite a few defects (around 12).
The app has already been downloaded more than 10,000 times so I do not want to publish an update on iTunes/Google Play until these are fixed. I cannot create a feedback ticket or send screenshots and steps to reproduce for each one, so is there a way I can do screen share with someone from DEV/Support?

Thanks.
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Hi Adeel, wait till the 4.0.2 update comes out later today and then reconvert your apps. Most or all issues should be resolved.  To convert again you will have to delete the file interactapp.rdb and the folder called "Player" from the app folder.