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johng

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BridgePal App Release 1.5.5
« on: May 10, 2018, 14:27:59 »
There is a new release of the BridgePal app on the google play store. This is designated v1.5.5 and is for android devices running android 3.0 or later. The corresponding new release for old devices (pre-android 3.0) is 1.5.2h. If the BridgePal unit is updated from the play store you will automatically receive the correct version. If the device does not have play store access (e.g. Kindle Fire running FireOS) then the app can be downloaded from the BridgePal website (see link in section on "Scoring Unit Setup").

The purpose of this release is to consolidate all current and future director functions (e.g "Reset Table" and "Replace Failed Unit") under a single menu entry, unsurprisingly called "Director Functions". These menu modifications will only be visible while connected to a BridgeScore session that is running with BridgePal Server 1.5.0 or later. If you do not upgrade BridgePal Server then the BridgePal app will still display separate menu entries for "Reset Table" and "Replace Failed Unit" and will not show a "Director Functions" menu entry. Conversely, if you you upgrade to BridgePal Server 1.5.0 but do not upgrade the BridgePal app then the "Reset Table" and "Replace Failed Unit" functions will still work but will request input of the Director PIN.

However, if you wish to be able to use the new "Change Score" director function described in the BridgePal Server 1.5.0 release note you must upgrade the BridgePal app to the new release as well as BridgePal Server.

Note that the Director Functions menu displayed on the BridgePal only shows the options available at the current point in the session. For example, "Replace Failed Unit" is only shown if this BridgePal is at the "Start" screen.

John