SpeedQuizzing quiz hosting software, version 2.5.0 is out now and is better than ever. Current users will want to read this article as there has been some notable changes.
New Native Installers
The cross-platfom .AIR file that we used to use for our installer has been replaced with operating system-specific installers. So that is an .EXE for Windows and a DMG for Mac OS X.
The software still uses the Adobe Air runtime, but now our installers themselves will handle the installation of the runtime (when required) as part of the overall installation process.
IMPORTANT!! You cannot auto-update to version 2.5.0
Because of these new installers, you CANNOT automatically update to version 2.5.0 from any previous versions of SpeedQuizzing. You need to visit http://www.speedquizzing.com/download/ and download one of the new installers (EXE or DMG). Once downloaded, when you run the new installer files, they will update your existing SpeedQuizzing software as per usual.
Going forward from version 2.5.0, automatic software updates will be available again.
New WIFi Mode
The main new feature in version 2.5.0 is Wifi Mode. We still recommend a wired connection between your computer and router when hosting professional events, however WiFi Mode is useful for practising, testing and also when your computer (such as Macbook Pro Retina display models) is built without an Ethernet port!