This is a brief timeline of new Robin PRO features as they were released to all merchants.
Nov 5, 2023
Hovering over images with configured links will show an icon indicating that clicking on them will take the user to a new location.
Aug 27, 2023
Galleries now have their own settings so you're free to make every gallery unique!
When creating a new gallery you can conveniently clone settings of an existing gallery.
Gallery view has been split into 3 tabs, making it wider and easier to work with.
Jul 12, 2023
Lazy loading is now disabled by default but it's configurable under settings. This loads all gallery images at once so users don't have to wait for them when they scroll down the page.
Jul 9, 2023
Galleries and images data is now served from
https://robinpro.org host. This fixes the app for users visiting from China.
Jun 10, 2023
Added the ability to configure aspect ratio of grid tiles.
You can specify a completely freeform setting or choose form a list of popular aspect ratios. Out of the box, all images in a grid layout will be square.
Jun 5, 2023
Added visual cards for choosing between image gallery layouts.
Apr 14, 2023
client.js file that gets loaded on every page got reduced to just 1.1kB. The code loaded by the app in the admin interface got trimmed down by 55kB (12%).
For the technical reader, this was accomplished by migrating asset bundling from Webpack to Vite.
Apr 5, 2023
Added a way to disable the app temporarily. This is useful when you want to work on your galleries but don't want to remove their embed codes from your pages.
Feb 14, 2023
Robin PRO is now officially speed-tested by Shopify ⚡️, meaning it has no impact on the speed of your online store whatsoever.
Feb 4, 2023
New navigation menu.
Feb 1, 2023
Yearly plans and a revamped Plans page.
Jan 22, 2023
Jan 3, 2023
Redirect directly to the gallery page once a new gallery is created.
Dec 28, 2022
Your galleries are now paginated. This makes the app faster for users with a large number of galleries. Use J and K keys for faster navigation.
Nov 5, 2022
Added in-app chat to make reaching out for help faster and easier.
Sep 27, 2022
The app will now keep its app section up-to-date for every active theme installed on your store. This way you can switch themes seamlessly.
Sep 21, 2022
New loading screen for a nicer loading experience.
Sep 18, 2022
The app now uses session tokens so logging in becomes faster and smoother, especially in Safari.
Dec 23, 2021
Added the ability to specify how many rows of images will be shown when using Compact view.
Jan 26, 2021
You can now add alt text to your images
Dec 29, 2020
Adding galleries to your homepage (or any other part of your store that works with sections) has never been easier. No need to touch code at all.
Add the section, select a gallery, save your theme, done!
Aug 22, 2020
Now you have full control over all the labels so you can customize or translate them according to your needs.
Jun 18, 2020
You can now easily sort galleries. A little quality-of-life improvement for merchants with lots of galleries.
Nov 23, 2019
When opening a gallery on a mobile device, users are presented with a quick reminder letting them know they can navigate between gallery images by swiping left and right.
Nov 5, 2019
Compact view galleries now show a Reset button to quickly minimize the expanded gallery back to the initial two rows of images.
Nov 4, 2019
Thanks to smart caching, galleries are now returned and rendered up to 2x faster!
Oct 29, 2019
App CSS style definitions are now strictly scoped. This is to prevent conflicts in rare cases when parent Shopify theme also uses Photoswipe to render its images.
Oct 8, 2019
Optimized the way the list of your galleries is loaded so that they're only fetched once. This saves you time when you're returning back from the gallery view to the galleries list view.
Oct 5, 2019
The same gallery can now be displayed on the same page as many times as you need. Fixed a sneaky bug that would only permit the first instance of a gallery to be rendered.
Oct 2, 2019
Image uploads are now multipart. This means they can be conveniently paused and resumed at any time.
This is especially useful when an upload fails. When you retry, you'll resume the previous upload. You'll never have to re-upload the whole file from scratch again.
Sep 24, 2019
Responsive images for retina screens. The app now uses srcset to render high-resolution images on devices that support them.
This is critical for delivering a great user experience on mobile devices. The latest iPhones, as well as most high-end Android devices require images in 3x the resolution to deliver a sharp-looking image.
Sep 13, 2019
Fixed gallery style definitions to make them immune from being overridden by theme styles.
Sep 9, 2019
Gallery image thumbnails now come with on-hover overlays. These display image caption (if provided) or show an icon as a fallback.