New version of PASS connects to Facebook
WORLD: Version 1.2 of the Pro Audio Social Stream has been released onto the Apple App Store with a new function that allows users to connect their PASS profile to a Facebook account. The new feature means PASS users can invite Facebook friends onto the industry specific social network as well as sharing PASS content directly onto Facebook and Twitter.
Dubbed Facebook Connect, the new feature has been added in response to demand from users. It comes as one of a number of new additions to the PASS app, including the ability to invite industry contacts direct from an email account or the address book of a device. Also included is Suggested Users, which creates individualised lists of PASS profiles for users to follow thereby making it easier to find new contacts, plus an updated user interface, a Settings screen for personalising the app, improved support for picture and video posts and more.
Version 1.2 of PASS marks the latest stage in the social network’s first phase of development. Uptake has so far surpassed initial expectations particularly in terms of the app’s global reach and popularity amongst front-line engineers, end-users and systems integrators.
‘PASS is still very young but we have been delighted by the reaction to it so far, especially the number of users signing up across Europe, the United States, the Middle East, Asia, and especially South America,’ enthused Barney Jameson, editorial director of Blank Canvas Publishing Ltd, the company behind the Pro Audio Social Stream. ‘Version 1.2 is an important step in its development as many of our users have been asking for the ability to invite contacts directly from Facebook and from their phone books. PASS is intended to become a place where the whole industry can unite and we’re listening carefully to make sure that can happen.’
Responding to questions regarding the Android platform, he added: ‘Although at the moment PASS is only available on iOS devices such as the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, this is just the first step in a long-term plan. There is much more to come in the future and we’re determined that no one will be left out.’
The additions to v1.2 sit alongside the app’s existing functions such as being able to share pictures and videos of your latest projects with all of your followers, a direct messaging system for private business conversations, digital versions of all Blank Canvas Publishing magazines and a growing, searchable library of thousands of manufacturer educational videos.
The Pro Audio Social Stream version 1.2 is available on the Apple App Store now for free download.