What's New?

Fan Companion change log


  • Two new types of content rails have been added: Promoted and Recommended.

  • Promoted: creating the ability to display rails in the app for content you'd like to promote; which could be articles, videos and more!

  • Recommended: the ability to have new content with specific tags appear as recommended content.


  • Want to make sure users don’t miss a single piece of content? We’ve updated the automatic refresh function to manual. Users will now need to pull down to refresh, so that they can see and engage with new content as it’s posted.

  • Removed Heart Beat from our list of supported Analytics suppliers.

  • We’ve added a timezone pop-up to support multi-region territories manage voting and content release.

  • Improved navigation after watching a video - users are now directed back to the recommended content section.

  • This version of Fan Companion has been updated to ensure your apps run smoothly across all the latest devices.


  • We’ve updated our existing cookies policy to an analytics tracking policy, to be more in line with how we’re collecting user data.

  • Attribute Rater, Smash Rater and Reaction Rater have been deprecated, as they are no longer in use


  • We now support closed captioning on videos, making the product more accessible.

  • Important - the minimum version of iOS is now 14


  • This version has been updated to ensure your apps run smoothly across all the latest devices.

v6.2 / January 2022

  • New Promotional Screen Type which can be used in the bottom navigation as an image for ads and clicking out to adhere to new iOS rules

  • We've updated how MPUs resize in the Latest Feed

v6.1 / December 2021

  • Videos with a Guidance Warning will now always display that warning, no matter which screen your users access the video from

  • We've updated the Participants designs to make your squad look even slicker

v6.0 / October 2021

  • The way you build your Navigation has changed with the ability to add tabs to any screen, giving you more flexibility when it comes to showcasing your content

  • We've added a dedicated Participants section to highlight profiles of key figures, be they squad members, contestants, athletes, or something else entirely

  • External links now come with an optional Interstitial Pop-up, so your users can choose whether they want to be taken out of the app

  • If you're using our Age Gate feature, this can now be configured to switch off analytics in the rest of the app for users who don't meet minimum age requirements

v5.5 / July 2021

  • We've updated our Selfie Filter functionality with an all-new filter carousel and improvements to the way your users take and save their selfies

  • We're gearing up for the launch of iOS 15 and Android 12, with updates to ensure your apps run smoothly across all the latest devices

v5.2 / June 2021

  • With the App Review Service, you can now check your Store reviews and ratings without leaving M/IC

  • Added support for Apple's IDFA App Transparency Popup

  • More customisable options for your Latest Feed cards, with gradient overlays and Featured tiles

  • Podcasts now offer sponsor banner placements on the Latest Feed

v5.1 / March 2021

  • Important - we have removed support for VAST 2.0

  • VMAP ads can now be served in-app when using the Brightcove player

  • Changed your cookie policy? You can now reshow the Cookie Policy Popup to users whenever you need to

  • Reactions now offer haptic feedback on iOS

  • Further improvements to the Latest Feed UI

v5.0 / March 2021

  • The Latest Feed has undergone a design overhaul, with a flexible, card-based approach to make your content feel fresh and modern

v4.8 / March 2021

v4.7 / Feb 2021

  • We've brought in Anonymous Vote Registration, authenticating users without the need for them to sign up

  • Users are now shown an In-App Review Pop-up after completing key interactions, encouraging them to leave some glowing (and honest!) feedback on Stores

v4.6 / January 2021

  • Improved the functionality around in-app testing

  • Brought back some native iOS gestures to make navigation a breeze

v4.5 / December 2020

  • We've added Monterosa ID, making it easier, simpler and smoother to integrate your SSO provider of choice

v4.4 / October 2020

  • Important - the minimum version of Android is now 5

  • We've updated our OS Support list to include iOS 14 and Android 11

  • Click to Buy now includes two new features, Favourites and Categories, so users can save the items they like and come back to them later

  • Even more Sharing options! Quizzes, polls, and even votes now contain a customisable button that encourages users to share them to social media, with all share text controllable in M/IC

v4.3 / August 2020

  • Important - the iOS minimum version is now iOS 11.4.1

  • Added the Podcast Element, to turn your app users into listeners

  • Player Layer is here - reach out to us to learn more about getting your hands on this new feature

  • Support for Shopify Integration to help you create and customise your in-app storefront

v4.1 / July 2020

v4.0 / March 2020

  • Migrated to Studio v23 to support bigger and better projects 🎉

  • Added Analytics support for more providers - tap the link for the most up-to-date list

  • Updated Tablet Selfies to support portrait mode snaps

  • Added support for the Brightcove SDK for video playback

  • Made Selfies shareable straight to your Instagram story

  • Improved the Splash Screen loading to prevent caching of older versions

v3.19 / November 2019

  • New Instagram functionality

    • 5:4 images are now supported, as well as the original 16:9 and 1:1

    • Add up to 4 lines of caption text

    • Galleries support added, for when you just can't pick your favourite shot

  • A brand new Element with two configurations - say hello to the Attribute Rater

  • New and improved Video Guidance Warnings, with overlay text requiring users to read and accept before watching

  • Improvements to Video Analytics

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