Version 1.8 is live!

A new update for Web King Presenter is now on the App Store.

It has been completely updated to support iOS 8.  It also natively supports the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6+ screen sizes.

 

ios7 is almost here!

We have done testing of Web King Presenter on the beta versions of ios7 and the recently released GM Seed version.

So far so good!

When the official software is released if you experience any issues please feel free to notify us with a description of the issue!

Version 1.6.2 of Web King Presenter Free is posted on the App Store

This version most importantly fixes a bug with the in-App upgrade that could occur if you pressed purchase too quickly.

The gory details are that it was possible to hit the purchase button before the details of the upgrade were downloaded from the App Store, which would trigger the error.

Now, the purchase button is disabled until the upgrade detail has been downloaded.

Additionally, we fixed an issue in the error reporting in how the errors are logged.

There is also a change in the user-agent string that Web King uses so it’s the same as the one used by Safari.

A customer reported having an issue with a .NET aspx application that incorrectly identified the browser and said that it didn’t support cookies.

Unfortunately, ASP.NET 4.0 has the user agents hard coded in it’s configuration.

New localization versions

Bonjour, Guten Tag, Ciào, Hola!

Recently we have added French, German, Italian and Spanish versions to Web King Presenter on the App Store!

With the exception of 4 years of high school French,  I had to heavily rely on Google Translate for the other languages.

Screen Caption of French Version of Web King Presenter
Screen Caption of French Version of Web King Presenter

We would appreciate any grammatical or other corrections in any of the screens or messages from any native speakers!

We looked at where most of the downloads were coming from to help determine what languages to target first.

Have a safe and Happy New Year!

Version 1.6 has been released

Version 1.6 of Web King Presenter was just approved by Apple and should start showing up in the App store.

I expect that the free version will be approved shortly as well.

This version has substantial under the hood changes, but does not include any additional functionality at this time.  (Although there are new features in the works that this sets the stage for – more on that later).

The changes in this version are to provide support for both the iPhone 5, as well as iOS 6. The minimum iOS supported is now 5.1.

 

Why use Web King Presenter?

I just had an email question from a user questioning why they would need this app over the native support for mirroring that’s offered on the iPad 2 and the new iPad.

That’s a fair question.

Here’s what I told him:

The app was really designed for doing presentations to an audience.  There are several features that are designed specifically for that purpose that you can’t do natively:

  • You can set the desired resolution directly.  There is no way to do that otherwise.
  • You can adjust vertical and horizontal offset.
  • You can pause the display.  Useful so the audience doesn’t see you fumbling.
  • It only mirrors the web view.  The audience doesn’t see the address bar or icons.
  • You can use a simulated laser pointer to highlite specific content.
  • On the original iPad it’s the only way to show content on an external screen as it doesn’t have the ability.

Additionally, there is a “light” version of the app available on the AppStore that is free which allows people to try out the app before purchase.

But, for only $.99 I hope it provides a true value for people.

Bug found in Free Version

An embarrassing bug has been discovered in the free version of Web King Presenter.

The even worse part is that the problem only occurs after you have decided that you like the program enough to do the in-app purchase to upgrade the program to the free version.

The bug causes the program to crash on subsequent launches if it’s been upgraded in the past.  It also doesn’t seem to happen to everyone, but once it starts occurring it will continue.

I have submitted the fix to Apple for approval.  Based upon past experience it will take 5-7 days until it’s approved and in the App store.

I have a limited number of promo codes for the full version (that doesn’t have the problem) that I can furnish to people in the meantime.

Hopefully the fix will get posted quickly!

Web King Presenter Free is now in the App Store!

The free version of Web King Presenter is now available.

This version will allow you to try out the program free of charge and that it works with your projector, Apple TV, television or other device.

You can upgrade the program at any time to the full version by doing an in App purchase.

All of the advanced features of the full version such as the laser pointer are enabled immediately when you purchase the upgrade.