Questions on Articulate Mobile Player App

Gary Wong

51 posts

Posted Tuesday, May 08, 2012 at 11:42 AM  

I have read the support article "How to view Storyline content on an iPad without an Internet connection".  It is stated that I must connect to download the files into the Library of the Mobile Player.  I will need to set the "Available Offline" to Yes.

 

My question is when I start the Mobile Player, I will need to indicate the link to the story.html location on the web to start the viewing and downloading.   I believe the download file is stored in the Library of the Mobile App ???

 

Is it possible for me to transfer multiple files over and put them into this Library and use Mobile Player to view all of these files offline ???   I would like the ability to load all of these files by using the USB cable instead of WiFi.

 

Thank You,

 

Gary


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User Rank Justin Wilcox

2,484 posts

Posted Tuesday, May 08, 2012 at 4:47 PM  

Hi Gary. There currently isn't a way to transfer a presentation to your iPad via USB. You must initially be online and click the Launch button on the web page. This has to be done one presentation at a time. You might want to submit a feature request for that.


Gary Wong

51 posts

Posted Tuesday, May 08, 2012 at 4:52 PM  

Hi Justin:

 

There are some app that allow file transfer between PC and iPad.   If I found a file manager app that will allow be to move a file from one App to other, if I place the file in Articulate Mobile Player Library, will it not work ????

 

When I download it from WiFi, where does Mobile Player story the file at ???  

 

 

Thank You,

 

Gary


User Rank Brian Batt

5,067 posts

Posted Tuesday, May 08, 2012 at 5:30 PM  

Hi Gary,

 

The files to run the course as saved in the Articulate Mobile Player app itself.  There's currently no way for the application to interface with any other storage in other applications.  Thus, you must download the content online.

 

If you'd like to see the ability to transfer courses locally, please submit a feature request to us by using the link below:

 

http://www.articulate.com/support/contact/submit.php?form=feature


User Rank Justin Wilcox

2,484 posts

Posted Tuesday, May 08, 2012 at 5:36 PM  

Hey Gary.

 

Yes, there are applications that can do that but the Articulate Mobile Player doesn't so definitely submit a feature request for that.


Gary Wong

51 posts

Posted Tuesday, May 08, 2012 at 5:36 PM  

Brian:

 

Thank You !!

 

Have you heard of others people interested in something like this ??

 

Gary


Posted Friday, May 11, 2012 at 3:04 PM  

So will the published Storyline app play on an Ipad  from the web  link without the Articulate mobile app? Or must that app be pre-installed via an Itunes installation before any Storyline content will play?


Gary Wong

51 posts

Posted Friday, May 11, 2012 at 3:08 PM  

Hi Richard:

 

The others can confirm what I am saying or correct me.

 

My understanding is that when you start the tempShare link, it will ask you to download the mobile app.   I also understand that you can open Safari and just paste the link in there and you will be able to display it on Safari.

 

Gary


Russ Still

634 posts

Posted Friday, May 11, 2012 at 3:36 PM  

Hi, Richard. Install the Mobile Player on your iPad first. (Otherwise, it plays in Safari HTML5, a less than satisfying experience.) Then, when you access an SL project on the internet in Safari, the Mobile Player will get called to play the content. And since you can download and store the file on your iPad (allowing offline viewing), it really does the job quite well.

 

It's a great way to sell iPad playable content without having to go through Apple's appstore. (That always bugged me!)

 

 


Posted Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 12:14 PM  

In respect to the ability to transfer Storyline content from one Ipad to another, I can see where a developer may not want that utility so that intellectual property is properly protected.


Russ Still

634 posts

Posted Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 2:14 PM  

Richard Campbell said:

So will the published Storyline app play on an Ipad  from the web  link without the Articulate mobile app? Or must that app be pre-installed via an Itunes installation before any Storyline content will play?


Yes, if you publish for HTML5, your project will play in Safari without having the Mobile Player app installed. The best "experience" will come from the Mobile Player, though. I would recommend that users get the Mobile Player and use that, even though it isn't required. There are a lot of issues with Safari/HTML5 that are show-stoppers for me.