iOS v5.0 Release Notes – December 09, 2014

Major updates:
  • Louder alert sounds
  • Support for TouchID (compatible devices only)
  • Improved Inbox workflows
  • Ability to forward group messages
  • General usability naming changes

Louder Alert Sounds

While you may not have always been able to hear your TigerText alerts, we heard your requests for louder alerts loud and clear. That’s why we’ve added a ‘Loud’ option so your alerts can reach death metal levels. So whether you’re in a noisy hospital or need to be awakened from the deepest slumber, our new higher volume option makes TigerText alerts all but impossible to ignore.

Turn up the volume of TigerText alerts so you'll never miss a message.

Support for TouchID

As a secure messaging company, we’re always looking for new ways to make our app, well, more secure. With Apple’s new Touch ID, we saw an opportunity to add an important security improvement without compromising usability. With Touch ID, users can bypass the TigerText 4-digit PIN lock by instead using a fingerprint to gain access to the app. The feature is available on any Apple device that supports the Touch ID capability, including iPhone 6/Plus and iPhone 5s.

Add an extra layer of security with Apple's TouchID


Improved Inbox Workflows

Delivering the messages you need when you need them. That’s our business. So we added a few additional contextual messages (developer-speak for pop-up messages) to help ensure that you don’t miss the sometimes-critical secure messages that are sent to you. For example, if you try to delete a message before the receiver has yet to read it, we now show a warning to let you know the person hasn’t read the message.

Ensure your messages are read by all recipients before you delete them.


Similarly, if a user tries to leave a group from the Inbox (using the swipe left gesture), he or she will no longer receive those group messages going forward. So we thought it only fair to provide a stay-or-go message to make sure users really truly want to leave that group.

Recieve a friendly pop-up before you leave a group.


Ability to Forward Messages to Groups

Whether it’s two people working on a project or an entire department, working in groups helps us get more done. And so it’s only natural that group messaging is the easiest way to collaborate and coordinate when you’re part of a team. However, there are times when you receive an individual message that you want to share with a larger group. That’s why we added the ability to forward TigerText messages to groups so you can quickly and easily share broader news such as team updates, big sales wins, or any type of critical information.

Forward messages to groups for faster, broader communication.


General Usability Naming Changes

Simplicity and clarity are important values for our design team. Recently, we discovered that some of our users were getting confused by the labels we used for certain features within TigerText. That’s why we made some slight naming adjustments to help make it clear to users.

With this new naming, the ‘Contacts’ tab is now called ‘Directory’ to help clarify that this tab does not contain your phone Contacts but instead contains a list of your co-workers in the same organization, similar to an employee directory. And we renamed ‘Personal Inbox’ (e.g. your phone’s address book) as ‘Contacts’.

General Usability Naming Changes