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Change Log for the SAS Customer Intelligence 360 Mobile SDK

This change log displays revisions to the SAS Customer Intelligence 360 mobile Software Development Kit (SDK) for both Android and iOS.

Android

These are the most recent changes for Android:

Mobile SDK Change Log for Android

SDK Version

SAS Customer Intelligence 360 Release

Summary

1.48.4

20.03 (18MAR2020)

Minor updates.

1.47.2

20.02 (19FEB2020)

Include a redesign of how the SDK scans for iBeacons. Specifically, use new capabilities within the Android mobile operating system that are related to Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology. [FEATURE]

Refine event handling to better handle session management. [FEATURE]

1.46.2

20.01 (22JAN2020)

Fix crash when the app has defocused while downloading graphics for an in-app message. [BUG FIX]

Update Geofence callback configuration per platform documentation. [BUG FIX]

Add a new Identity API call that enables a mobile app developer to confirm the identity of the mobile app user before requesting personalized content for the mobile app user. [FEATURE]

Remove unnecessary referrer data from external requests within spot content. [BUG FIX]

1.44.5

19.12 (27NOV2019)

Fix issue where WRAP_CONTENT height designations on SASCollectorAd views caused unexpected results at runtime. [BUG FIX]

Include additional data in token registration. [BUG FIX]

Move event and geofence callbacks to public interface. [BUG FIX]

Handle inconsistent UI rendering in mobile spots that are wrapped in ScrollViews. [1.44.4 BUG FIX]

1.43.3

19.11 (30OCT2019)

Restore the SASCollectorAd layout configuration to address a rendering issue with creatives that are used in spots. [BUG FIX]

Add callback interfaces to SASCollector for events and geofences. [BUG FIX]

The mobile SDK now supports these versions:

  • Build-tools API level: 29 and later
  • compileSdkVersion: 29 and later
  • minSdkVersion: 23
  • targetSdkVersion: 29

1.42.0

19.10 (02OCT2019)

The mobile SDK for SAS Customer Intelligence 360 now supports new Android extension libraries (AndroidX). For information about how to move your mobile app from android.support to android-packaged dependencies, refer to the migration instructions on the Android Developer website. [FEATURE]

Add logging support and error handling when an asset is not found for an in-app message. [BUG FIX]

1.41.1

19.09 (04SEP2019)

Add new shutdownAndDetachIdentity feature that enables you to detach the device and suspend data collection using a single call. [FEATURE]

1.39.0

19.07 (23JUL2019)

Disregard white space in SDK configuration parameters. [BUG FIX]

1.38.0

19.05 (15MAY2019)

Catch memory overflow errors from the HTTP library and report the errors as ad load failures. [BUG FIX]

1.37.0

19.04 (17APR2019)

Modify the spot layout engine to avoid flickering. [BUG FIX]

Enable in-app messages to display rounded buttons without a border. [BUG FIX]

1.36.0

19.03 (20MAR2019)

Update to support Android 5.0.

1.35.1

19.01 (23JAN2019)

Improve memory management while processing large graphics for in-app messages. [BUG FIX]

1.34.0

18.12 (27NOV2018)

Cumulative bug-fix update.

1.33.2

18.11 (30OCT2018)

Cumulative bug-fix update.

1.32.2

18.10 (02OCT2018)

Fix crash when events are created with null-name attributes. [1.32.2 BUG FIX]

Fix crash when the app has defocused while downloading graphics for in-app messages. [1.32.2 BUG FIX]

Fix app crashes on Android 8 when attempting to detach identity in background task. [1.32.0 BUG FIX]

1.31.0

18.09 (04SEP2018)

Allow apps built against API levels less than 26 to deliver notifications without channels. [BUG FIX]

1.30.1

18.08 (07AUG2018)

Skip notification channel processing if API not available. [BUG FIX]

Handle invalid color specifications in in-app message data. [BUG FIX]

Include SDK version in BuildInfo.VERSION content. [FEATURE]

1.29.0

18.07 (10JUL2018)

Avoid app crash when parsing invalid color definitions in in-app messages. [BUG FIX]

1.28.0

18.06 (12JUN2018)

Remove first_launch event. [BUG FIX]

1.27.1

18.05 (15MAY2018)

Minor bug fixes and performance improvements.

1.26.1

18.04 (17APR2018)

Validate URI format given to newPage API. [FEATURE]

1.25.3

18.03 (20MAR2018)

Allow variable line limits for in-app messages with fewer actions. [FEATURE]

18.03 Hot Fix (11APR2018)

Avoid application crash on errors accessing offline event database. [BUG FIX]

1.24.1

18.02 (20FEB2018)

Reduce unnecessary GPS requests, Change Google Play Services version and minimum Android SDK level. [BUG FIX]

Remove device_location event. [FEATURE]

18.02 Hot Fix (13MAR2018)

Avoid crash on push notification reception in Android 8 due to background service restrictions. [BUG FIX]

1.23.2

18.01 (23JAN2018)

Identity events should not send duplicate events. [BUG FIX]

Use custom SSL socket factory for Android version 4.4. [FEATURE]

Allow setting the Notification Channel for Android O. [FEATURE]

Avoid crash on bad in-app message graphic file. [BUG FIX]

1.22.1

17.12 (05DEC2017)

Disable SDK in invalid TLS configurations (pre-4.4), enable TLS 1.2 for Android 4.4. [BUG FIX]

Update to Android API Level 26 and dependency versions, support for Android 8 Notification Channels. [FEATURE]

Here is a list of the supported operating system and software requirements for the Android SDK:

  • Android 4.4+
  • Android Studio 3.x
  • Android Support Library v4, version 26.x
  • (Optional) Google Play Services, 11.x
    • GCM APIs for Mobile Messages
    • Location APIs for Geofencing
  • The JSON processing library, Gson, version 2.8.x
  • Gradle Build Tools Version 26.x
  • Gradle Compile SDK Version 26
  • Gradle minSDKVersion 19

Note: Starting with Release 17.12, Android 4.3 is no longer supported.

1.21.3

17.11

Address race condition between session establish and spot load. [BUG FIX]

Refactor location permission prompt for better accuracy in interpreting user response. [BUG FIX]

1.20.1

17.10

Avoid NullPointerException due to null intent sent to SASCollectorIntentService. [BUG FIX]

Add new detachIdentity feature. Enables a user to log off from the application and no longer receive push notifications. [FEATURE]

Avoid TransactionTooLargeException and crash in Android 7 when re-focusing app with in-app messages. [BUG FIX]

1.19.1

17.09

Initialize CookieSyncManager for API version 18 and earlier.

Fix excess geofence events on subsequent focus.

1.18.2

1.17.1

17.08

Fix cropping strategy for small in-app messages.

Make minor adjustments to small in-app message layout.

Enhance the small in-app message template and styling options.

Add the preferred language to mobile session data.

1.16.1

17.06

Resolve crash on defocus with active in-app messages in Android 7 and later.

Add the ability to differentiate between push notifications and in-app messaging through the SASMobileMessagingDelegate. Deprecated the former delegate.

1.15.2

17.05

Add visitor state (new or returning) to mobile session data.

1.14.5

17.04

Fix uniqueness fault in device ID generation, and fix other potential initialization exceptions.

Add configuration option to disable automatic location monitoring and API override.

Fix a race condition between registerForMobileMessages and resetDeviceID to allow sequential sending of a dummy token and a device ID reset.

Fix registration of concurrent push notifications.

Enhance the small in-app message template and styling options.

1.13.0

17.03

Add application version to mobile session data.

iOS

These are the most recent changes for iOS:

Mobile SDK Change Log for iOS

SDK Version

SAS Customer Intelligence 360 Release

Summary

1.40.0

20.03 (18MAR2020)

Minor updates.

1.38.0

20.01 (22JAN2020)

Update push notification and in-app message content to conform to changes in iOS 13. [FEATURE]

Add a new Identity API call that enables a mobile app developer to confirm the identity of the mobile app user before requesting personalized content for the mobile app user. [FEATURE]

Remove unnecessary referrer data from external requests within spot content. [BUG FIX]

Improve performance when loading spot content on iOS 13 devices. [BUG FIX]

1.36.3

19.12 (27NOV2019)

Fix issue with how geofence events are sent. [BUG FIX]

Change queuing of events to provide more robust handling of sessions. [FEATURE]

Handle push notifications correctly when opened from a locked state. [BUG FIX]

Refine event handling to better handle session management. [FEATURE]

Change how events are sent to handle dropped sessions due to network inconsistencies. [1.36.1 BUG FIX]

Allow access to the new iOS 13 UIModalPresentationStyle that controls the presentation of interstitial windows from within mobile spots. [1.36.1 FEATURE]

1.35.1

19.11 (30OCT2019)

For interstitial ads, prevent the use of the swipe to dismiss feature that is introduced with iOS 13. [BUG FIX]

1.34.0

19.10 (02OCT2019)

Enable the SASCollector.plist file to check for Boolean values and add log messaging for location monitoring. [FEATURE]

1.33.1

19.09 (04SEP2019)

Add new shutdownAndDetachIdentity feature that enables you to detach the device and suspend data collection using a single call. [FEATURE]

1.31.1

19.07 (23JUL2019)

Disregard white space in SDK configuration parameters. [BUG FIX]

Load HTML into an interstitial ad after the web view is added to the view hierarchy. [BUG FIX]

1.30.0

19.06 (20JUN2019)

Fix crash when an interstitial ad is loaded with iOS versions 9 and 10. [BUG FIX]

Fix click-through issue so that links open in mobile spots. [BUG FIX]

Switch from auto resizing masks to constraints for interstitial ads. This helps deal with the notch and the home button on newer iPhones. [FEATURE]

1.29.0

19.04 (17APR2019)

Send spot_change and spot_viewable events. [BUG FIX]

Enable in-app messages to display rounded buttons without a border. [BUG FIX]

Update SDK documentation.

1.28.1

19.03 (20MAR2019)

Change the minimum supported iOS version from 8.0 to 9.0.

Ensure that spot content fills the entire spot area. [BUG FIX]

Support WKWebView and remove the deprecated UIWebview.

1.27.0

18.12 (27NOV2018)

Update to support iOS 12.

1.26.0

18.08 (07AUG2018)

Add sdkVersion call to the public API. [FEATURE]

1.25.0

18.06 (12JUN2018)

Remove blank spot IDs from data hub. [BUG FIX]

Remove first_launch event. [BUG FIX]

1.24.0

18.05 (15MAY2018)

Minor bug fixes and performance improvements.

1.23.1

18.04 (17APR2018)

Minor bug fixes and performance improvements.

1.22.2

18.03 (20MAR2018)

Allow variable line limits for in-app messages with fewer actions. [FEATURE]

18.03 Hot Fix (27MAR2018)

Fix ClickThrough event handling. [BUG FIX]

1.21.0

18.02 (20FEB2018)

Avoid unnecessary location requests to the OS since we are no longer sending the device_location event. Remove device_location event. [FEATURE]

1.20.2

18.01 (23JAN2018)

Identity events should not send duplicate events. [BUG FIX]

Send an error to the log when a load event contains a malformed URI. [BUG FIX]

1.19.0

17.12 (05DEC2017)

Change the device model sent for iOS to include the real device model (iPhone5,3) to allow us to look up a human-readable name for targeting. [FEATURE]

1.18.0

17.11

Do not send beacon events to the server when geofence information has not been downloaded. [BUG FIX]

1.17.0

17.10

Add new detachIdentity feature. Enables a user to sign out of the application and no longer receive push notifications. [FEATURE]

Fix a crash when an ad fails to load early. [BUG FIX]

Handle rare case when an offline event timestamp does not parse correctly. [BUG FIX]

1.16.1

17.09

Handle issue with invalid date formats for certain regions when users switch between 12 hour and 24-hour clocks.

Make the button area of an in-app message scrollable to handle cases where buttons would display off the screen.

1.15.2

17.08

Handle issue with invalid date formats for certain regions when users switch between 12 hour and 24-hour clocks.

Fix the display of images in the small in-app message template so that they are properly cropped to the center.

Handle possible changes in the device language while the application is running.

Begin sending the device language to SAS Customer Intelligence 360 for use in tracking and targeting.

Enable in-app messages to be customized with font size, styling, and background coloring.

1.13.2

17.06

Handle issue with invalid date formats in certain regions when users switch between 12 hour and 24-hour clocks.

Fix the incorrect selection of the small in-app message template for display.

Add the ability to differentiate between push notifications and in-app messaging through the SASMobileMessagingDelegate. Deprecated the former delegate.

1.12.0

17.05

Provide a Module Map for Swift language usage.

Modify the new session information to enable discovery of new or returning users.

Add the ability to disable location monitoring.

1.11.8

17.04

Add the ability to disable location monitoring.

Provide a Module Map for Swift language usage.

Ensure that events are sent individually.

Enable the use of equal width buttons in in-app messages.

1.10.1

17.03

Ensure that events are sent one at a time.

Ensure that the date formatter is thread safe.

Do not send push notification events when the push notification arrives and the app is open.

Send the application version in the new session event.

Last updated: February 25, 2020