Embassy App 1.4.0 & Ambassador 0.1.4

Embassy App 1.4.0

Tor

The headline feature being released today is the ability to connect to your Embassy over Tor. This means that you are no longer limited to being able to connect to your Embassy from your home network. Regardless of whether you are on cellular data or on a foreign WiFi connection, you will be able to connect to your Embassy in total privacy.

How do I get it?

The Tor feature only requires an update to the Mobile application. If you have automatic updates disabled you will be able to download the new version from the iOS App Store or the Google Play Store respectively.

How do I use it?

The new Embassy app should walk you through all of the necessary steps to be connecting to your Embassy over Tor, but at any time you can click the gear icon on the page that lists your Embassies and toggle Tor usage there.

Caveats

  • If Tor is censored in your jurisdiction, Tor connectivity may not function properly. We will address this in a future release.
  • If Tor is disabled in your settings, you will not be able to connect to your Embassy from outside of your home network.

Other Changes

Bugfixes

  • Fixed a bug where Tor addresses would not be copied to the clipboard on iOS

AmbassadorOS 0.1.4

AmbassadorOS (formerly MeshOS) 0.1.4 is now available which includes bugfixes and features listed below.

Bugfixes

  • Fixed a bug where Embassy tor addresses would be improperly formatted
  • Fixed a bug where Apps would incorrectly prompt users to recover user data for upgrades to new versions
  • Fixed a bug that would sometimes cause AmbassadorOS upgrades to fail.

Features

  • Introduces a flag for indicating whether a server application has an embedded UI. This will be made usable in a future release of the Embassy Mobile Application.