OKlive patch notes (in case you missed it…)
This is a big release for us – Quick Commands really improves usability and speed with getting around the game and the additional settings and customization options in Settings like fonts and new music options make the experience that much more fun. We added the ability to easily click ‘back’ in the right hand content panel to make it easier to get back to the previous screen. Thank you for all of your feedback – your feedback and suggestions inspire us! Here are the details of the latest update:
New ‘Quick Commands’ functionality added. Now member can using single key click to open or close chat, create new table, return to lobby, etc. Try it yourself – when in OKlive, type ‘k’ on your keyboard to see the list of available commands (or do it old school by selecting the Quick Commands icon on the right hand navigation – looks like a key board – just above the chat icon). If you have a favorite or suggestion for a new one please let us know.
Added new ‘back’ function on right hand content window that allow you to go back to the previous window. Hover over the right hand content window and the back icon will appear at the top.
Received input regarding sounds in OKlive so we added the ability for the player to decide.
Added a second option for background music so players currently can choose between default or Jazz.
Also added new sound controls – players can now turn on or off background music or special effects.
Players still have the ability to mute background music on the game table.
Fixed scrolling issue on table profile for viewing list of spectators.
Fixed misc navigation items on left hand nav.
Fixed display issue when reviewing other tables board results not displaying color coding vulnerability on user names. Also fixed issue on ‘other tables’ display that was not displaying dealer name (only direction).
Improved convention cards save custom cards function.
New table host invite feature updated.
Fixed bug with passing after bidding doubles or redoubles in certain situations.
Added lobby carousel with tutorials and other member content.
Added new left hand navigation animations.
Cleaned up convention cards.
Updated private chat auto scrolling to latest message, etc.
Added new very cool invite feature with confirmation on game table.
Resolved issue with E-W hands with voids sometimes wrapping cards into one row.
Modified claim request to prevent possible obstruction of partner’s cards.
Additional messages to improve in game claim processing and make the process more visible.
Updated hand diagram cards for improved useability.
Modified tournament lobby to restrict request partnership in tournament after cut-off time expired.
Capitulated and added mute button for background music on game table.
Bug with saving autoplay singletons setting resolved.
Improved handling of table loading errors.
Updated create table to improve process for creating hidden tables.
Updated settings to include fix bug with saving suit order.
Minor clean up and improvements to private chat.
Resolved issue with ‘Claim’ window freezing. Restyled claim window to improve usability.
Convention Cards (CCs) bug when replacing existing CC multiple times on game table resolved.
Added new Chat features: private chat header will blink red (alert) when a new message is received. Players can collapse private chat and alert will still notify of new messages without expanding private chat.
Players can close private chat and messages will still show up in the normal chat window.
More audio added and updated and it is awesome!
Browser detection to improve login and logout (currently Google Chrome on PC/Mac/etc. or Silk browser if using Amazon Fire tablet)
Player jersey save bug resolved
Suit sort order for hand diagrams bug fixed
Game Table and Tournaments
On table message added when convention card posted or updated (to complement chat message)
Animation on card display updated to remove white container background
Right hand navigation updated so that icons remain after function opened
Tournament start reminders and messages added to tournament lobby
Hand/contract results added to scoreboard
New animated scoreboard added to the game table and it is very cool.
Transition animations are updated to eliminate hesitations and they run much more smoothly – particularly on tablets.
On table chat display is now modified to help prevent right hand rail from covering up important messages.
Update applied to game table turn indicator (on ipad) to eliminate duplicate arrow on south position.
Right Hand Navigation
Right hand navigation CC icon updated to include indicator when new CC published.
OKlive product updates moves to its own column instead of monthly updates as part of Bridge Results. This makes it more relevant to post updates each time a release is made instead of summarizing monthly.
Recently we introduced nested cards and icons and they have really helped improve the overall function and form factor. We believe this also improves cognitive recognition/processing. A great innovation for the game. You will see them in game play, auction, and results. Let us know what you think!
We changed the navigation ditching the top header and going with left and right expanding side navigation. Redesigned game icons for a more consistent look and feel. You may have noticed that our color palette is also more refined and should be much easier on the eyes over extended period of play time.
Right Hand Navigation
Players can see all the action without leaving a table or location currently at. For example, you can see every player or table including friends online or offline and their location all without leaving your game table or location. Same for tournament status, schedule and table information.
Settings have been greatly improved with ability to switch options and display preferences live and see them displayed immediately.
Game settings now include confirmation prompt options (enabled by default) for both bidding and card play which greatly reduces the need for undos.
Results redesigned using our nested card innovation to provide more information in a more user friendly format (and looks great too!).
Hand diagrams redesigned with special attention paid to the E-W positions to place cards in columns instead of rows freeing up valuable space on the game table. Profile cards have also been redesigned in a round format instead of the card size format.
Keeping the play fresh is a top priority and to that end animations on to the game table have been added making it easier for spectators and players to follow the action (and where it is going)!
Tournament dashboard has been added which displays all partner requests sent or received in an easy to read list. This is a huge improvement over OKplus and OKwin where requests can stack on top of one another obstructing other invites. The dashboard now opens by default upon entering the tournament lobby.
OKlive is our new browser based, member inspired game that does not require any software or app download. It is blends all the best of OKplus and OKwin and a whole lot more – into a completely different experience from any bridge game we have ever played on before. We would love to have you join us and share your experience on how we can make it even better. To try out OKlive, log into www.okbridge.com and when on your member home page select ‘Play OKlive Now!’ button at the top of the page. Have fun!
– Your friends at OKbridge