5.0 - 5.7 iOS Reviewer Release Notes Archive

Version 5.7

Released 9/1/2015

Build 57D361 Changes:

Version 5.6.1

Released 8/4/2015

Build 56D311 Changes:

  • Change from CocoaHTTPServer to GCDWebSever

Version 5.6

Released 7/7/2015

Build 56D262 Bug Fixes:

  • Fix for the cover image being cropped when the first vertical is dual layout.
  • For all other changes and fixes, see iOS App Release Notes.

Version 5.5

Released 6/2/2015

Build 55D221 Changes:

Version 5.4

Released 5/5/2015

Build 54D182 Changes:

Version 5.3.1

Released: 4/7/2015

Build 53D141 Changes:

  • Fixes a problem where the Reviewer could crash when a MIB is pushed to it while the Table of Contents (TOC) is in view.

Version 5.3.0

Released: 3/9/2015


Version 5.2.9

Released: 1/8/2015

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixes a problem to ensure that Pushed content will open no matter where you are in the app.

Version 5.2.7

Released: 12/3/2014

Build 52D491 Bug Fixes:

  • Fixes a problem where URLs on Table of Contents were not working. [ZD# 18254]

Version 5.2.6

Released: 12/3/2014

Bug Fixes:

  • Now opens Pushed content no matter where the user is in the app.
  • Fixes an issue when going back in Web Views.

Version 5.2.4

Released: 11/7/2014


  • Now available for iOS Simulator under Xcode 6.

Version 5.2.3

Released: 11/6/2014

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixes associated with the implementation of WKWebViews dealing with special HTML block URLs and MyAccountView login/logout, etc.

Version 5.2.2

Released: 11/5/2014

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixes associated with the implementation of WKWebViews dealing with local HTML web blocks.

Version 5.2.1

Released: 11/4/2014


  • Uses WKWebView for HTML blocks and web views on iOS 8 (which provides a faster Javascript engine) but not embedded HTML views due to a bug with the framework.

Version 5.2

Released: 10/14/2014


  • Provides support for reviewing native iPhone 6/6+ MIBs.
Note: The Mag+ Publish Portal does not yet support uploading of native iPhone 6/6+ MIBs, nor are native templates included with Mag+ InDesign Plugin at this time. A future release will include these items. The Mag+ Reviewer was simply updated at this time to accommodate the future release.

Version 5.1.7

Released: 9/2/2014

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixes a bug where downloading Issues on iOS 8 would cause the app to crash.
  • Fixes a bug where leaving an Issue and clicking on "Continue Reading" to return to it would not work as expected if the "Compact Verticals" feature was enabled. [ZD# 16285]
  • Fixes a bug where audio/video from an adjacent Vertical would continue playing if the user tapped a Jump Link to navigate to a new Vertical. [ZD# 15670]
  • Fixes a bug where the download progress bar would mistakenly be displayed for Issues that were not actually downloading. This only occurred when scrolling through the list of Issues and when the initial Issue was downloading. [ZD# 16226]

Version 5.1.5

Released: 8/5/2014

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixes an issue where the Scrubber times out and hides while using the slider. [ZD# 16237]


  • Popover arrows to menu items for Sharing, Table of Contents, Bookmarks, Playlist, etc are now much closer to their designated targets.
  • The Branding Bar now animates in faster when going back to the Issues screen.

Version 5.1.3

Released: 7/1/2014


  • Media that is playing will now stop when going to the Issues screen.

Version 5.1.2

Released: 6/3/2014

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixes the slideshow functionality to prevent scrolling to an empty, final slide.
  • Fixes to the slideshow transition style "None" to provide improved animations.


  • Google AdMob updated to 6.9.2

Version 5.1

Released: 5/6/2014


  • A search option is now available in the Issues screen.
  • AdMarvel and Google AdMob serving is now available again.

Version 5.0.2

Released: 4/1/2014


  • Horizontal orientation now supported on iPhones when viewing the Library.
  • Pushed Issues now appear before the Design Examples and Intro in the Reviewer.

Released: 3/6/2014

Build 50B091 Bug Fixes:

  • An iPhone orientation bug has been fixed. Since the iPhone app is locked to Portrait when not displaying a MIB file, it wouldn't properly handle closing a modal window when in landscape. This has been fixed.
  • A crash that occurred on single issue apps when force quitting the app has been fixed.
  • A bookmark crashing bug has been fixed.
  • A fix for excessive server requests in the My Account view has been fixed.
  • Improvements have been made to information sent to Localytics.

Build 50B091 Changes:

  • Appboy code has been updated to 2.5.0 to support wider cards. Image quality on Retina devices has been improved.
  • Subscriptions are now always displayed first in the Issues grid view.
  • The Design Examples and Intro MIBs in the Reviewer are now always displayed after other issues pushed to grid view.
  • Fiksu has been removed due to its inclusion of IDFA.
  • Flurry has been updated to 4.3.2.
  • Tapjoy has been removed.
  • Omniture has been updated to 3.3.2.
  • Google Analytics has been updated to 3.0.3c.
  • eMagazines has been updated to 2.1.
  • Ad Marvel has been removed due to its inclusion of IDFA.
Note: The ID for Advertisers (known as IDFA
    has previously caused problems with apps submitted to the Apple App Store. Therefore, analytics engines that have not removed the IDFA have now been disabled in iOS builds. Analytics that have been updated to remove their IDFA code have been reenabled. You can read more about the IDFA issues in the article "Advertising Identifier Rejections from Apple".

Version 5.0.1

Released: 2/10/2014

Build 50B071 Changes:

  • Resolves iOS orientation issues where the vertical would switch to displaying the vertical orientation while the device was in landscape orientation. [ZD #14038]

Released: 2/7/2014

Build 50D062 Changes:

  • Updates eMagazines to 2.1 which does not use the ADID or identifier for advertiser which causes app rejection in the review process.
  • Removes New Relic as they can’t handle our scale.
  • Protects against a crash where nil values were passed to the bookmarking method.
  • Dismisses the library action sheet on interface rotation.
  • Always shows the reveal bar/status bar after changing the view controller on iPhone.
  • Disallows swiping right to reveal the phone side menu while the bars are hidden when reading.
  • Comments generated logs.
  • Moves settings view into resting state if the user dismisses the keyboard using the dismiss button.

Version 5.0

Released: 1/29/2014

Mag+ 5.0 is one the biggest releases we've had in more than a year, with upgrades to every component of the system.

As with all new versions, you can upgrade on your own schedule. You can use the new tools and still output a 4.X MIB until your app is updated.

Here's what's new in this release:

  • Combined Store and Library spaces: These have been merged into one menu called "Issues."
  • Search functionality replaced by new filter options.
  • Completely new shell app: rewritten for iOS7, new user interface.
  • Featured content: An optional promotional space between the banners and the issue list where a specific product can be showcased. Options are: latest issue, specific issue or specific subscription.More info.
  • Banners: Ability to change the duration that each banner is displayed. Ability to add more than 5 banners. Banners are now full width of the screen and can be variable in height up to 700 pixels. Ability to link banners to subscriptions. More info.
  • Support for eMagazines. More info.
  • Separated AppBoy view: Newsfeed and Feedback are now separated into two individual buttons/views.
  • Ability to designate one or several issues as inclusive to a subscription, so you can now give away any issues \Pas a bonus to subscribers.
  • Ability to customize the app text font to iOS supported fonts.
  • Setting an inclusive issue with an app will now launch a popup at app start to notify the user that there is a free issue included with the app.
Note: A 5.0 version of the iOS app can only be installed on iOS7 devices.


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