iPhone/iPad App release notes

Release 3.6 (February 23, 2015)

  • New channel moderation features: mute, bounce, and temporarily block

  • Added support for QR codes scanner for adding channels and contacts

  • Added 64 bits support

  • Simplified Zello@Work sign in

  • Bugfixes

Release 3.5  (December 15, 2014)

  • Smart supernodes API

  • Fixed channel password edit field

  • Removed support for using volume buttons for PTT

  • Improved support for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6+ screens

  • Quick call alert: Long press on call alert icon will send the default call alert

  • Improved support for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6+ screens

  • Faster sign in, reduced data usage

  • Quick call alert: Long press on call alert icon will send the default call alert

  • Fixed a bug preventing from setting a channel password

  • Other bugfixes

Release 3.4 (October 27, 2014)

  • Added support for image sharing in channels. (Owner has to enable this.)
  • Added option to customize alert sounds (previously available in Zello+ only).
  • Restored push notifications for iOS 8.
  • Bug fixes.

Release 3.3 (September 26, 2014)

  • New feature: Instantly send a picture to your Zello contacts. Support for picture sharing in channels is coming in future updates.
  • Improved support for CODAWheel Bluetooth LE button.
  • Remove local conversation feature.
  • Increased maximum history size from 16 to 32 Mb.
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Release 3.2 (July 28, 2014)

  • Display selected audio device in the sidebar, simplify switching audio devices.
  • Added option for channel owners to only allow users with verified email.
  • Added option to disable Local in Zello restrictions settings.
  • Simplified history user interface.
  • Support copying text from call alerts in history.
  • Bug fixes.

Release 3.1 (June 23, 2014)

  • Local bugfixes and performance improvements.
  • Fixed a crash after receiving call alert.

Release 3.0 (June 10, 2014)

  • New Local feature allows you to discover people and conversations near you.
  • Fixed a bug when call alert erroneously shows in history as not delivered.

Release 2.13 (May 26, 2014)

  • Replaced speaker switch with iOS volum and audio device selection control.
  • Improved Bluetooth LE Zello button support.
  • Fixed audio switching to earpiece after phone call.
  • Fixed a condition that sometimes caused busy status to reset.
  • Other bug fixes.

Release 2.12 (March 3, 2014)

  • Fixed a bug preventing the app from working in the background when Background app refresh is turned off in iOS settings.
  • Added workaround to bypass account registration block in Venezuela.

Release 2.11 (February 25, 2014)

  • Added workaround to restore service in Venezuela.

Release 2.10 (February 13, 2014)

  • Fixed replay last message button.
  • Fixed crash on iOS 4.
  • Fixed saved channel password being reset at times.
  • Fixed saved user account being reset at times.
  • Fixed a rare occurrence in which when the recipient receives a beep, but no message.
  • Improved chances of mixing with other audio while running in the background.
  • Improved Solo mode.
  • Fixed "talk to all moderators" feature.

Release 2.9 (January 22, 2014)

  • Added a button to replay last message.
  • Support for external wireless push-to-talk buttons (Bluetooth LE).
  • Right-to-left swipe on the talk screen to show Recents.
  • Save incoming message missed due to a different app using audio device.
  • Fixed channels connection state not restoring at times.
  • Fixed busy mode reset when the system kills the app.
  • Fixed history playback order bugs.
  • Regrouped Settings.
  • Other bugfixes.

Release 2.8 (Oct 29, 2013)

  • Fixed crash when using Solo mode

Release 2.7 (Oct 24, 2013)

  • Solo mode feature moved to status menu in the sidebar
  • Improved Wi-Fi connection stability when running in the background
  • Play PTT button up alert sound in all cases when outgoing message stops
  • Simplified Zello@Work account setup
  • Fixed list of channel users who weren't displayed
  • Fixed channel search, which didn't work when channel name included certain characters
  • Fixed several crashes and UI bugs

Release 2.6 (Oct 3, 2013)

  • iOS 7 support
  • Moved Trending channels under Add a channel
  • Improved support for headset button
  • Improved connection stability when running in the background
  • Fixed several bugs

Release 2.5 (Aug 15, 2013)

  • Fixed a critical bug when talking to channels doesn't work if "Ready to send" audio alert is turned off in settings
  • Fixed a bug with Zello@Work configuration handling
  • Fixed a bug with lock screen notifications showing "null" user is talking


Release version 2.4 (Aug 12, 2013)

  • Added option to use PTT button in toggle mode
  • Added option to automatically turn off busy mode when user presses PTT button
  • Auto-play channel audio profile when connecting to a channel for the first time
  • New optional audio notifications when network connection lost and restored
  • Show who is blocked and when in the blocked users list
  • Display notifications when somebody is unblocked in a channel
  • Added Swedish translation contributed by Jonas Bohdén
  • Many bug fixes and performance improvements

Release version 2.3 (Jun 12, 2013)

  • Improved one-to-one call flow performance (requires app update for both users)
  • Improved background mode operation -- mix Zello messages with other audio when possible
  • Improved Voice Over support
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements

Release version 2.2  (May 1, 2013)

  • Fixed a bug with interruptions in Zelect channels
  • Improved contacts authorization flow, added options to decline / block all, and resend contact request
  • Added option to disable voice history
  • Save log of users blocked in a channel history
  • Added support for visual themes (Zello+ only)
  • Bugfixes

Release version 2.1  (Mar 20, 2013)

  • Updated UI to match Zello+ application
  • Added support for Zelect channels, where new users are screened by moderators before they are allowed to join the conversation. This feature requires moderators and new users update the app
  • Added option to adjust particular user's volume
  • Added option to see the and free storage space occupied by voice history
  • Alerts text is saved to history now
  • Many bug fixes and performance improvements
  • Trending channels are coming back soon!

Release version 1.9  (Nov 7, 2012)

  • Added user and channel profiles
  • Fixed remote control not working when the app in the background
  • Added option to send location to your contact
  • iPhone 5 compatibility fixes
  • Various bugfixes and performance improvements

Release version 1.8  (Sep 19, 2012)

  • Fixed a crash when using @Work accounts
  • Added option to hide trending channels (use Edit on Channels tab)
  • Added option to report abusive channels
  • Bugfixes

Release version 1.7  (Aug 30, 2012)

  • Added Trending channels section to Channels tab
  • Improved in-app notifications
  • Improved contact invitation flow
  • Remote control PTT operation is now an option
  • Fixed a bug when Zello status changes to Busy on audio interruption and doesn't return back to Available
  • Improved VoiceOver support
  • Fixed slow start up for users having 500+ contacts
  • Faster sign in over slow network, reduced data usage
  • Added Indonesian localization
  • Fixed several crashes

Release version 1.6  (Jul 19, 2012)

  • Added support for sharing messages on Facebook, Twitter via e-mail or SMS
  • Improved handling of simultaneous talk in group and public conversations
  • Added option to delete selected messages from history
  • Added new audio options
  • Solo mode now works in the background too
  • Bugfixes

Release version 1.5  (June 20, 2012)

  • Fixed crash on start when running on iOS 4.2
  • Fixed crash when tapping user icon in Recents
  • Support inviting contacts from address book to a channel
  • Updated localization

Release version 1.4  (June 18, 2012)

  • Streamlined navigation and improved UI
  • Improved VoiceOver support
  • Stability improvements and bugfixes
  • Support using headset button as PTT toggle
  • Parse URLs in alerts
  • Added Bulgarian translation (contributed by Андреан Джамбазов)
  • Added Italian translation (contributed by Danilo Bestagno)
  • Added Polish translation (contributed by Paweł Masarczyk)
  • Added Hebrew translation (contributed by שי)

Release version 1.3 (May 31, 2012)

  • Channels tab (before they were mixed with Contacts).
  • Channel connect/disconnect by tapping the channel icon.
  • Channel invite option to easily share with your Zello contacts.
  • Channel owners can assign users as moderators.
  • Simplified status to Available, Busy or Offline (removed Headphone and Away status).
  • iPhone notifications now display who is talking on a Channel.
  • Older iPod Touch devices with a microphone now support Zello (for just listening)
  • Fixed a call setup failure when the clear to send alert was off
  • Other fixes and improvements

Release version 1.2 (May 8, 2012)

  • New Call Alert feature sends an attention message with optional text.  Select from the Zello Contact options.  The receiver will hear an immediate tone or feel a vibration that will be repeated every 1 minute until they dismiss or reply to the alert.  You can add a text message or links.
  • Swipe thru Contacts.  Switch thru your recent contacts by swiping the top display.
  • Rename Contacts.  From the Contacts list, click > then type in the name you want to use.
  • VoiceOver improvements including easier use of the History slider, better labeling and localization.
  • Crashes fixed from History, Channel Details and switching between Wifi and cell data.
  • Fixed @Work channel problems and improved  @work setup.

Release version 1.1 (April 16, 2012)

  • Recent conversations tab
  • Ability to listen to history messages when offline
  • UI translated to Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Arabic, and Norwegian
  • Improved VoiceOver support
  • Improved voice quality when using WiFi
  • Faster call setup
  • Reduced CPU and memory consumption
  • Save online status between application starts
  • Bugfixes


Initial release version 1.0 (March 29, 2012)

  • Private / public channels
  • Cross-platform with Blackberry, Android, Windows Mobile and PC
  • History option
  • Offline messages support
  • Works on 3G and WiFi
  • Ability to invite friends from address book
  • Multiple users
  • @Work Network support


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