Version 1.5 is now available

Version 1.5 is now available:

  • New color brands: Citadel / Games Workshop
  • New color standard: British Standard – a set of standards used in Britain for construction and engineering, including colors (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Standards). I’ve included BS381C, BS5252, BS2600 and BS4800
  • Search improvements: I’ve switched to an OR mode from the previous mode, which was a simple text search without separating the search terms, because I’ve seen people doing searches on multiple words, but because they weren’t exactly the same as the color name, they didn’t find what they were looking for. However, this caused a bigger problem, in that later searches would bring back a lot more results than what people actually wanted to search for. 

I did some changes to the grid and searches are now happening on the server side. This enables me to share the search code between the online version and the Android application, and being able to do better searches.

Search will now be an AND mode between each term, so searching for “blue angel” will find all the colors that have both “blue” and “angel” in them, for example Testors 2023 “Blue Angels Yellow”.

Also, you can search on exact text by wrapping the search term in double quotes, and you can search only specific color brands by prefixing the color brand name and a colon to the search term, for example, fs:blue will search for anything containing the word blue in only the FS color brand, and fs:”blue” will search for exactly the word blue in the FS color brand.

See the Advanced Help button in the applications for more details and examples.

  • Search will no longer search in the RGB values to prevent false positives when searching for color numbers.

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