The 5.3.0 version has now been officially released. It has build number 18.104.22.1682.
You can find it in the official location on our ftp-server.
This version includes the following new features: Layout language, CARI, ACASI, generic storage, some app extensions and CATI and MVC enhancements.
Up to now, Blaise 5 only supported visually adding layout instructions, but from 5.3.0 on it is also possible to use language to define your layout, like you could in earlier major versions of Blaise.
The Windows DEP in Blaise 5.3.0 now supports CARI (Computer Assisted Recorded Interviewing). CARI enables audio recording during an interview. Which questions will be recorded is highly customizable using a combination of (consent) fields and other configuration settings.
Blaise 5.3.0 offers a first version of ACASI. This means that it is possible to play audio files in the data entry program(s). Methodologically speaking, it is better if the question is asked in exactly the same way every time. Playing an audio recording makes this possible.