When processing your PDFs to Flipbooks in iPaper, you can now select to use RGB blending space, instead of the default CMYK.
By default, iPaper uses the CMYK blending space, which is used primarily for PDFs designed for print. However, if you've designed your PDF specifically for digital use, you can select this option so that any images in your PDF are processed using the RGB blending space.
This means you can minimize the risk for visual differences when processing your PDF in iPaper.
Simply select the ‘Use RGB blending space’ checkbox when creating, or updating, an existing Flipbook. Easy!
We’ve updated how we present the cookie consent banner to visitors browsing your Flipbook, to improve how we collect statistics.
Previously, visitors were able to interact with your Flipbook without giving, or declining consent through the cookie consent banner. Without consent, we aren’t allowed to collect statistics from the user’s session.
We’ve introduced a ‘veil’ behind the cookie consent banner, meaning that visitors are now unable to interact with your Flipbook without having given, or declined consent in the cookie banner. This allows us to collect more accurate data from visitors, right from the beginning of their browsing session.
This update to our consent banner now means visitors must make an active choice before they can browse your Flipbook, in turn meaning more accurate statistics for you!
To increase the security of your iPaper account, we've now made it a requirement to enter your current password when changing to a new one.
As part of our eternal quest to facilitate optimal Flipbook browsing experiences, we’ve added support for the WebP format. 🎉
The WebP format essentially aims at creating smaller, better looking images and typically achieves an average of 30% more compression than JPEG, without loss of image quality. It delivers the magic combination of high quality with a low file size—perfect for your Flipbooks!
Take a look and see for yourself:
Above, you can see a beautiful fjord, in classic JPEG format. It's 45 KB in size.
Below, however, you've got the same beautiful fjord in WebP format, and it's only 33 KB in size!
Another main advantage of WebP is its versatility—it incorporates both transparency and animation, meaning you can keep your Flipbooks looking as snazzy as they would with GIFs.
In short, using WebP instead of JPEG can offer:
If you use a shop integration in your Flipbooks, you’ll be happy to hear that we’ve revamped how quantities are handled in the basket. Now, every item has a minimum quantity value of 1, meaning customers cannot remove an article by accident by changing the quantity to 0.
Of course, your customers will still be able to remove items from their basket by clicking the delete icon beside each item.
Item quantity fields now also support 4-digit values, for anyone buying a lot of items at once, and any manually inputted quantities, that aren’t supported, result in the field reverting to the last entered, valid quantity.
Using really large files isn’t great when it comes to user experience: it can result in files that take too long to load, and use up too much bandwidth.
But how big is too big? We answer that, here, but we’ve also improved how we inform you, in-app, of both files that exceed our file size limit, and those which are still within the limit but could cause a suboptimal user experience.
You’ll be presented with errors when a file cannot be uploaded, and warnings when a file might result in a poor experience, along with all the information you need on how you can optimize your files.
Wouldn’t it be great if you could see a preview of a CTA you’ve clicked on in the Editor? You’re in luck! Each file, when clicked, displays a preview in a handy new thumbnail. This gives you a much better overview of what asset you’ve selected for a particular CTA.
We’ve made selecting the right branded domain for your Flipbook easier by listing all your available domains in a dropdown menu. Whereas previously, manually entering a branded domain in a free-text field opened the option for misspelling errors, we’ve simplified the process, allowing you to quickly select the right branded domain for your Flipbook.
Keeping tabs on your many Flipbooks and folders isn’t always simple, especially if you have different versions depending on territories, languages, or other differentiating factors.
Luckily, we’ve introduced breadcrumbs to make it much easier to always have an overview of your iPaper folder structure.
Change folder settings through breadcrumbs
We’ve also made editing folder specific settings easier in iPaper by allowing you to access these settings directly from the breadcrumb trail. To do this, you simply left-click on the folder for which you wish to change settings, and you’ll be taken to that folder’s settings page.
For large folder structures, iPaper automatically truncates your breadcrumb trail so that you always see the 5 latest parent folders. If you’d like to see the entire breadcrumb trail, you can expand the entire breadcrumb trail by hovering over, and clicking on it.
May 20, 2022
Our latest release focuses on Enrichment Automation, and how we could, err… better enrich that experience for you. With that in mind, we’ve made the following improvements:
Regardless of what your Enrichment Automation does, there are likely some settings you change or update more often than others. We’re now able to present your most used Enrichment Automation settings, front and center, in the Update Enrichments modal!
With these ‘quick access’ values, you can save time and clicks when it comes to updating your Flipbooks.
As each Enrichment Automation is custom-built for your business, chat with our team to discuss what quick access values would work best for you.
When using Enrichment Automation, there are features you need daily, and others you only use occasionally.
We’ve now created the ability to segment your Enrichment Automation configuration, and display only your most commonly used fields. This way, you only see the fields you need to, allowing you to input, and edit the fields you require the most, without being troubled by everything else.
We’ve now given you even more options for updating your Flipbook by splitting Change PDF, and Updating Enrichments into separate functions. When you need to change your underlying PDF, use the Change PDF function; when you need to update your Enrichments with fresh data, you can do so using the Update Enrichments function.
The new, separate Update Enrichments feature comes with a number of benefits: whenever you update, you retain all your historical statistics, along with your manual Enrichments.
This feature allows you to inject fresh data into your existing Enrichments, allowing you to, for example, update prices, stock levels, and more, without touching the look and placement of your automated Enrichments in your Flipbook.
Now you can see a preview of each and every CTA icon you have selected in a handy new thumbnail, this gives you a much better overview of what asset you’ve selected for a particular CTA.
Smart? We think so.