Breeze are delighted to announce the new Breeze Booth for iPad beta release, Build 20.
- If you haven’t signed up yet join here
- If you are already a beta tester, you will have been sent an invitation to upgrade to Build 20
Note: This post was updated on November 15th with details of Breeze Booth for iPad (beta) Build 20.
New in Build 20 …
- Support for printing directly from the iPad using AirPrint
- Menu screens to select styles, mirroring, virtual props etc.
- Support for up to 10 different virtual props
- Ability to add logos and resize, rotate and position them in the print layout
- Updated sample events and assets
Build 18 added …
- Support for selecting front or rear camera
- Sync server now supports the sending of emails and SMS messages
- New mirror styles
- Slideshow GIFs
- User surveys
- Info screens
- Password protection of events and app settings
Build 14 added …
- Windows based server for printing photos and for syncing output from the iPad
- Dropbox support: sync events from Dropbox and copy output to Dropbox
- Digital zoom
- Control of camera settings
- Support for normal, square and DSLR compatible (3:2) live view, photos and boomerang GIFs
- Photos can be rotated and optionally sharpened in the print layout
- Optional exit password protection
When you are accepted onto the program you will receive an invitation email from Apple TestFlight
Your iPad needs to be running iOS 11.
Download TestFlight from the Apple App Store. You may need to click on Redeem (1) to show the apps you’re able to beta test. Select Breeze Booth for iPad and (2) INSTALL.
Note: Only check Redeem the first time you download the Breeze Booth for iPad beta. If you have previously downloaded an earlier build, just check UPDATE.
Once you have installed the App, you can open it:
Running Breeze Booth for iPad for the first time
Start the App
Tap the Breeze icon to start the App, then Events
Download the list of events from a server
The first time you run Breeze Booth for iPad the event list will be empty. You need to download events from a server to get started. We have set up a server with several demonstration events for you to download and try out.
Tap on “Update” in the top right corner to download a list of events from Breeze Systems server.
After downloading the event list tap on Events to return to the events screen. You should see a list of events:
The first event is called Designer and showcases many of the features included with Breeze Booth for iPad build 20. You are welcome to use this design at your own events, and customize it to meet your needs.
The remaining 8 events are much simpler designs intended to help you create your own designs.
Download all the settings for a single event
Swipe right to left on an event and select Sync to download the files from the server to your iPad. (Sync is also used to ensure that you have the latest version of files for an event.)
Be patient, and wait until you see Sync. completed successfully.
Tap Events to return to the events screen after syncing the files.
Run the event
Now swipe right to left on the event and tap “Run” to run the event.
Take your first photos and explore the other events we have set up for you to try. (You will need to Exit the event, return to the Events screen, choose a new event and Sync to download the settings from the server before you can run an event for the first time.)
Adjust camera settings
The new camera controls and digital zoom are accessed from the home page:
Printing and transferring images to a Windows PC
- How to print photos from the iPad
- How to automatically synch photos to a Windows PC during an event
- How to edit and create your own events
Join the beta test program for Breeze Booth for iPad
You will be able to install Breeze Booth for iPad when you receive an email invitation to the email address for your Apple ID.
Breeze Booth for iPad events are defined in a powerful Windows based program called Breeze Booth Event Editor. This post uses a set of predefined ‘events’ that we have set up for you.
We have seen how to sync your iPad with a server containing sample events. First you download a list of events from the server, then all the detailed information you need to run an event.
Once you have taken some photos and animated GIFs on your iPad, download the Breeze Hub to a Windows PC so that you can synch your images to print and share them.
View and share the folders stored on the iPad
The iOS 11 Files app can be used to view the files used by Breeze Booth for iPad. You can share events and their associated photos by copying them to an iCloud or DropBox folder.
Tap Browse in the Files app, then On my iPad . You should see a folder named Breeze Booth.
Tap on the folder to open it and there will be two folders: assets which is where the event configuration is stored and photos where photos, animated GIFs and MP4 movies captured by Breeze Booth are stored.
Viewing images from an event on the iPad
By default Breeze Booth for iPad stores images in folders named by date.
Your feedback matters!
Please let us know what you think. You can either use the TestFlight feedback link below or ping an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
New beta versions
When a new beta is available you should receive a notification email and can install it by running TestFlight, selecting Breeze Booth for iPad and tapping “update”.
To customize and brand the app you also need
- A PC/laptop running Windows 10, Windows 8 or Windows 7
- A copy of the Breeze Booth Event Editor software
Download and install Breeze Booth Event Editor v1.0 beta 20181115 and the sample events.
Breeze Booth for iPad has been developed by Chris Breeze, famous worldwide for his flexible, robust and powerful photo booth software.
Breeze plans to introduce many more new and exciting features over time. We welcome your feedback about potential features and any issues you experience. Please email your feedback to email@example.com
Each beta copy of Breeze Booth for iPad is a time limited version which will run for up to 90 days after it is issued. There is no charge to use this beta version of the program. You are welcome to use the app at events, but do so at your own risk
Chris and I are overwhlemed by your enthusiam and appreciate the time loads of you are willing to spend testing this new product. We hope you will enjoy using it for many years.
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