HIP 4 is finally here and available on our website. It’s been over 3 years and about 20 updates since HIP 3 was released. There’s a lot of very exciting and new features in HIP 4 and there’s a lot more planned to be released soon. Below is a list of new features, design changes and bug fixes.
Over the next week I’ll get some better samples and video tutorials up to go over all the new features!
New Feature: Integrated Video!! You can now add mp4/3gp video files directly to your Home Inspector Pro reports. Please note that (for now) these videos require a full PDF reader such as Adobe Acrobat to view. Please note this in your report introduction! While most people have Adobe Acrobat some will try to view the PDF in their emails “PDF Preview” program which will not work.
New Feature: Integrated glossary! A popup will show up over common defined words/acronymns clients normally won’t understand with the definition of the word/acronymn. A glossary is created at the end of the report with a list of all glossary words used in the report that appeared in the report with their defintiion. Enable just the popup, just the glossary at the end of the report or both!
New Feature: Upload reports directly to ISN from within Home Inspector Pro!
New Feature: Uses new ISN API to automatically get server you’re on. No need to contact ISN to create a proxy.
New Feature: Fills in ISN Order ID in Other Field
New Feature: Apprentice field added for apprentice/sponsoring inspectors in Texas. This information will show on the Texas cover page.
New Feature: Sketch feature can now be used in metric format (previously only imperial measurements).
Design Change: Dimensions will no longer show on images inserted into Sketches.
Design Change: HIP will load cell phone for ISN first, and if doesn’t exist, home phone and then work phone.
Design Change: Documents can now be added after the end of the TREC report but before the summary.
Bug Fix: Item separator should be correct in HIP desktop when opening an inspection from HIP Mobile.
Bug Fix: Item Name Format Background color now saves properly after setting the color.
Bug Fix: Last page of the report isn’t set to the same color as the summary if the summary is at the front of the report. If it is at the end, the page before it is the correct color.