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PrimaryPad Pro Version 2 Coming Soon!

We’ve been working hard over the last couple of months to create a brand new version of PrimaryPad Pro, and the best news is we’re releasing it very soon!

What’s new?

What does it look like?

When do I get to play with it?

We’re just putting the finishing touches on the new PrimaryPad Pro, but we hope to release it to you all in the next couple of weeks, keep an eye on this blog for more information.

The best news is if you already have a Pro Account, you will be upgraded to the new PrimaryPad Pro for free!

Inclusion and accessibility are right up on the agenda here at Primary Technology and today we have been able to tick a really big box by including Speech to Text support on Pads in PrimaryPad. Real time collaboration without a keyboard in this world with a penetration of mobile and tablet factor devices is a really nice feature and we’re really proud of our contributions to Etherpad Lite which have made this possible.

At current Speech to Text is only available in Google Chrome however over the next few months we expect to see other browsers adopting this fantastic input method! Enjoy!

Try it for yourself on a Pad at PrimaryPad <– make sure to use Google Chrome

We were recently made aware of a problem where some Sky Broadband users couldn’t access any of our hosted web services such as PrimaryBlogger, PrimaryPad and PrimaryWall. This was due to an incompatible file on our servers which has now been updated, which should have fixed the issue.

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank all the users that reported the issue and remind you all that we take any problem seriously and act on them as quickly as we can.

If you discover anything that you think is wrong with any of our services or you’re still having issues accessing any of our services, please report it to us via our support website at http://support.primaryt.co.uk and we’ll do our best to help rectify the situation for you.

Cheers,

Ed

Here’s a short video by one of our users. He explains how to use PrimaryPad, showing how all the features we currently provide.

Today we rolled out a new feature for Bradford Learning Network(BLN) schools that we hope to roll out to other Broadband providers.

Regional Broadband consortiums such as the BLN purchase curriculum focused resources for their customers. We found that a number of schools were not aware of the resources they had access to so we decided to add a links section to safe search that will be displayed when any computer on the Bradford Learning Network accesses safe search.

The links direct the users to the single sign on link of their specific resource and have the Shibboleth WAYF set.

The links look like this:

You can directly link to http://primaryschoolict.com/bradford to access it from home.

If you would like similar functionality for your RBC or LA then please get in touch!

Technical note: We automatically detect the location of the visitor IE schools from the Bradford Learning Network just visit http://primaryschoolict.com and get the appropriate links. We do this based on IP address of the visitor

When we designed PrimaryPad we knew that editing content on mobile devices would be an issue for a lot of people especially Apple device owners. Today we are pleased to announce that any Apple device running iOS5 will be able to edit pad contents. Enjoy! 🙂

Ever wanted to make a movie and needed an autoQue? Well why not collaboratively write your script in PrimaryPad then export it straight to our autoQue tool?

We have released the autoQue tool under an open source license and we will be adding it to the suite of tools available through the safe search website.

Check it out now, visit this pad then click Export –> autoQue

Since December 2009 we have been contributing towards an open-source project called Etherpad.  Open source projects can be described as free software that is free to modify, use and redistribute.  Etherpad has been the technology we have used for PrimaryPad.  Today Etherpad Lite finally reached Version 1 which means it’s ready for download and widely adopted usage.  We’re really proud of this achievement and we hope to support the project into the future.

Read more about Etherpad including the option to host your own

You can now pick any colour you want on PrimaryPad Beta.

Enjoy 🙂

Ever forgotten the URL of a Primary Pad you have been working on? Well now this very simple Chrome extension will help you remember by providing a really simple click link.

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