The lowdown on Pastiche™ 1.2

By Ramon Guiu

You have probably heard the (rather exciting) news of Xyleme’s new “iPad app that creates apps” - Pastiche™.  We believe that it’s a revolutionary product that will change the way organizations define blended learning and we’re proud of our continued work on its development. We will try to keep release cycles for the Pastiche™ app short and agile with new versions to be released every 5-8 weeks and numbered with even numbers as follows: v 1.0, v1.2, v1.4 etc.

Keeping true to that process we just released a new version to the App Store last week.  Based on early user feedback we decided to release Pastiche v1.2, a slightly modified version with two major user interface features. This release also includes a few minor design improvements.

Here are the latest feature updates:

Finger Swipe

The first major feature we have introduced in this new version is the ability to turn pages back and forth using the finger swipe gesture. This significantly improves the user experience and makes the environment much more comfortable for learners and iPad users.

Pinch-to-Zoom

The other major feature that is also part of this release is the ability to zoom content in the Read Me and Show Me sections. To zoom in and out the learner uses the pinch gesture to increase or decrease the size of the content in the screen. All the content will be zoomed, including text, video and images. We see this being particularly helpful when looking at figures that contain so much detail that one needs to be zoomed in order to see all the information.

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Stay tuned for more news on Pastiche™ development and plans!