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Virtual tour software: Panotour / Panotour Pro 2.5.11 – minor update

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Panotour 2.5.11 is now available!

We are happy to announce the release of a new minor update for Panotour and Panotour Pro 2.5.x.
This new version introduces major changes with the gyroscope management on Android devices.
We strongly advise all users who have virtual tours created with Panotour Pro 2.5.10 or older that are meant to be viewed on Android devices using Chrome to generate their tours again with this new version.
Starting April 17, 2018, virtual tours created with Panotour Pro 2.5.10 or older will still be playable on Chrome for Android but the gyroscope might not work – or will have an erratic behavior.
Panotour Pro 2.5.11 also fixes a couple of minor bugs. For more info about the gyroscope management changes and the bugs that have been fixed please read the change log below:
Changelog for Panotour / Panotour Pro 2.5.11

Main changes

Issues with the gyroscope plugin

The Android Chrome 65 version has two core browser bugs related to gyroscope usage. Panotour Pro versions up to 2.5.10 use a workaround to make the gyroscope plugin and VR mode work.

The next Chrome version, scheduled on April 17, will fix these two bugs BUT it will also introduce major changes in the gyroscope management.
This Panotour Pro 2.5.11 version, already embeds code that takes into consideration those future changes.
That's why we recommend to update your tours with this new Panotour Pro version if they use the gyroscope, either in standard mode or in VR mode.

Features and fixes since 2.5.10:

0006029 [krpano] krpano 1.19pr16 with Chrome 66 gyroscope radians to degrees changes and Chrome 65 gyroscope workaround.
0006047 [UI] Fixed filing of GPS data from the keyboard.
0006052 [Algorithm] Fixed presets save if the username contains a dot.
0006048 [Plugin] Panorama Menu: add a background color picker specific to the submenus.
0006050 [Plugin] Panorama Menu: add a font color picker for the selected items.
0006053 [Plugin] Double Click: update plugin to avoid JavaScript parsing errors.
0006049 [Tour] Add support for the Facebook Open Graph protocol (og:title, og:type, og:url and og:image).
0006054 [Tour] Fix the freeze encountered when using a mailto: link.
0006051 [Plugin Development] Add ID of target scene or group in the generated hotspot attributes.
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