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Version 8.6.0

Release Date:September, 23rd 2021
Compatibility:iOS 12, iOS 13, iOS 14, iOS 15, iPadOS 13, iPadOS 14, iPadOS 15

This release declutters the profile page of a member and optimises the User Experience (UX) firstly for the visually impaired and secondly for other users.

What’s New

Profile Pages

The profile page of a member has been optimized to prevent having to scroll a lot with some members having a long list of awards.

As you see on the following screenshot, we have restructured the page with big “buttons” to let you access the Lions History, the list of certifications and the list of awards, all presented on dedicated pages of the application:

Buttons to access the Lions history and the list of certifications and awards


List of certifications for the member

You may search for other members with a given certification by long-tapping it in the list:

Find other members with a given certification


List of awards for the member

You may search for other members with a given award by long-tapping it in the list:

Find other members with a given award


LionsBase mobile strives to make the User Experience (UX) of the visually impaired as smooth as possible. Thanks to an external audit and to some feedback we received, we identified a few points to be enhanced.

LionsBase mobile is known to be working for visually impaired persons

We are pleased to announce that multiple accessibility problems have been corrected:

  • the multi district dropdown in the authentication form was not clearly described and could therefore easily be left empty, thus hindering the login workflow;

  • multiple action buttons such as the “Sign In” button in the authentication form or the buttons used to save or publish social activities were not read by VoiceOver;

  • the number of pending invitations or events with unanswered questions (see Badges) is now self-explanatory;

  • the menu entry for accessing the LION Magazine and SkillBase (Switzerland/Liechtenstein) are better described;

  • so-called key properties of a member profile (overview of certifications and awards and the number of Lions years) are not read by VoiceOver anymore as they hindered an efficient access to actual, useful pieces of information;

  • social media icons in the member profile were not read by VoiceOver;

  • skills in the member profile were not read by VoiceOver;

  • the camera icon to change the background image on one’s own profile page was not read by VoiceOver;

  • the grouping/ungrouping button in the list of participants was not accessible by VoiceOver;

  • all toolbar icons are now described (hereafter, the description will be “Show summary of answers for the participants”):

    Toolbar items are described for the visually impaired

Social Activities

The input form to manage social activities has been updated to let you define the “scope”; that is, whether your social activity is supporting a “Local” beneficiary or one that is in another country:

Scope of the social activity

This information is useful for statistics purposes.

Dark Mode

We added support for Dark Mode two years ago, in Version 6.1.0 as it became available with iOS 13.

From time to time, it turns out some colors we picked are not best-suited when switching to Dark Mode. This is what happened with the skills bubbles of member profiles. Below you see the difference before (left) and after (right):

Enhancement of the color of skill bubbles in Dark Mode

Other Changes

In addition, a few bugs have been squashed and minor enhancements integrated:

  • the top notch (area with the front camera and speaker) was not properly detected for users on an iPhone 12;
  • the whole lineup of iPhone 13 as announced in the Apple conference on September, 14th is now detected, same for the new iPads; this ensures the best UX you may dream of;
  • various internal libraries have been upgraded.


Using Android? Please see corresponding release notes.

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