Today I released to the Mac and iOS App Stores, Tap Forms version 2.1 for Mac and version 3.7 for iPhone and iPad.
New features in these versions are:
- Support for inverse relationships on the Link to Form field. (iOS and Mac)
- Support for Calculation formulas which can reference other Calculation fields. (iOS and Mac)
- Bug fixes for importing Bento templates which were missing the Date Creation values or did not include the time portion of the date value. (Mac version)
- Improved syncing over iCloud. (Mac and iOS)
- Fleksy keyboard support. (iOS version)
The new inverse relationship function is very simple to use. You only need to flip the "Show Inverse Relationship" switch to enable automatic support of inverse relationships. What is an inverse relationship you might ask? Well, it's best described with an example.
Suppose you have a Movies form that links to an Actors form. So each movie has a list of actors who perform in the movie. With inverse relationships, you will be able to look directly at an actor and see which movies they've performed in. Prior to this new feature, after you added a list of actors to a movie, you would not be able to see which movies any particular actor performed in. Now you can!
The way Tap Forms handles inverse relationships is to automatically add a Link FROM Field type to the linked form you've selected on the Link TO Form field. You can treat that field like any other and move it up and down in the list of fields, give the field title a specific colour, or even change the field title.
So now, what is this Fleksy keyboard thing all about you ask?
Fleksy describes it as:
"a new, revolutionary keyboard powered by patent-pending technology that makes typing on any device fast, accurate and so easy you can type without even looking. Its unique language algorithm founded on Geometric Intelligence moves beyond text prediction and autocorrect to give a much more accurate and easier typing experience than other keyboards."
You can watch a cool video about it on the Fleksy developer's website:
And here's what it looks like in Tap Forms for iPhone:
and Tap Forms HD for iPad:
To activate the Fleksy keyboard, tap-and-hold or double-tap inside any field until the menu appears:
Then tap on Fleksy. The Fleksy keyboard will now be activated.
To switch back to the standard System keyboard, tap-and-hold or double-tap in any field until the menu appears:
Then tap on System. The system keyboard will now be activated.
When you activate Fleksy in Tap Forms for the very first time, the Fleksy app will launch. If you don't have the Fleksy app installed, you will be directed to the App Store where you can download it for free. It is required to have the Fleksy app installed if you want to use the Fleksy keyboard from within Tap Forms.
Fleksy does not work in the Mac version for obvious reasons :-)