Publishing and viewing on the iPad

Wendy Farmer

74 posts

Posted Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 2:56 PM  

Hi

 

I am sure this has been asked and answered 100 times, but I cannot find it in the forums.  I want to view my content through the iPad Articulate Storyline app.  Please tell me the steps following the publish to do this.  Where do the files have to be placed, which file is used? etc

 

Many thanks

Wendy


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Russ Still

618 posts

Posted Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 3:02 PM  

It's very simple and all taken care of for you. Click Publish, then notice the section in the center of the dialog box that says:

"Publishing for HTML5 and Mobile Devices"

 

Check the boxes for "mobile player" and "available offline" and you're all set.


Wendy Farmer

74 posts

Posted Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 3:47 PM  

Hi Russ

 

yep I get that far.  As per my question above what are the steps after publish - how do I get the content to appear in the library of the Articulate app on the iPad.  What are those steps?

 

Thanks


Russ Still

618 posts

Posted Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 4:02 PM  

Install the Articulate Mobile Player on your iPad and everything else is automatic.

 


Elaine Moncino

22 posts

Posted Tuesday, June 05, 2012 at 10:56 AM  

I too am having the same problems. I publish to iPad and I installed the Articulate Mobile player but I cannot import the files into the library. When I just click on the html 5 file, it doesn't play either. Any ideas?


Posted Tuesday, June 05, 2012 at 11:10 AM  

I setup an account with articulate online. They have a 30 day free trial, after that it is rather expensive. If you choose articulate online when you go to publish, all that you need to do is enter in your articulate online account name and password. you can sign up here

http://www.articulate.com/products/articulate-online.php

 

Then when you go to publish your account url will be username(whateveryouchoose).articulate-online.com.

Then enter in your email address and password for your online account and thats it.

 

Once you go to the account url on your ipad you just log in and select the articulate file that you uploaded and it will automatically open in the player.

 

Hope that helps.

 

-Matt


Elaine Moncino

22 posts

Posted Tuesday, June 05, 2012 at 11:42 AM  

I am publishing the file to my dropbox account. When I click on the story5.html file, it doesn't open. It also does not show it in Articulate Mobile player.  Does storyline have to be on a server to play?  

 

Eventually, we will publish  to eCollege. Any ideas on how to do that?

 

Thanks !

Elaine


User Rank Brian Batt

4,961 posts

Posted Tuesday, June 05, 2012 at 1:08 PM  

Hi Elaine,

 

Do you have the files in the public Dropbox folder?  See the screencast in the link below for a quick tutorial:

 

http://www.screenr.com/wcA8


Lucia Salters

73 posts

Posted Thursday, June 07, 2012 at 5:00 AM  

Hi

 

I too am having problems with the player app and iPad. I installed the Articulate player app but when I open it, it freezes and I cannot do anything. I deleted it and reinstalled- same problem.

 

Any advise?


Posted Thursday, June 07, 2012 at 8:37 AM  

I'm not sure what the exact process is, but I have done as mentioned above - selecting HTML 5 output and checking the open in Articulate Player option with download. I then FTP or transfer the whole folder to my host, server, or dropbox. There are several .html files but I have only ever sent out the link for the main story.html. When clicked on an iPad it automatically identifies the browser/device and load a IOS page and asks if you want to launch it in the Articulate Player. From there, it opens the App and loads.

 

Here is a quick test example:

 

http://pod.pc.maricopa.edu/bio181/story.html

 

I would be interested to know if this does not open on other iPads as I have only tested it on campus in my office.

 


Posted Thursday, June 07, 2012 at 9:35 AM  

Hi,

 

I'm publishing (for the web) exactly as instructed above to an internal share drive (wanted to test outside of the LMS first).  We downloaded the App but can't load anything into the Library and when we click the story.html file Safari is not opening but we're getting an error that says 'Alert, cannot open content' error.

 

3 questions:

 

1. how do we point the library to the secure location where we're uploading to test?

2. how can we get Safari to open it from that same location without getting an error?

3. can it open from a share drive or does it have to be a Web server to open it?


Elaine Moncino

22 posts

Posted Thursday, June 07, 2012 at 11:52 AM  

The only way I was able to make Storyline work on my iPad was using the public dropbox folder.  It seems it needs to be on a server of some sort.

 

This post helped:

Do you have the files in the public Dropbox folder?  See the screencast in the link below for a quick tutorial:

 

http://www.screenr.com/wcA8


Posted Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at 10:25 AM  

I'm still not able to get my Storyline course on the Articulate mobile player.  I published using the Web option, checked all the HTML5 checkbox options (including the one for the mobile player), and set my destination folder as the public folder in Dropbox. Then, I copied the dropbox link and pasted it into Safari, but nothing happened--I got an error.

 

Any suggestions?  What did I miss?


Lucia Salters

73 posts

Posted Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at 10:34 AM  

Hi Michelle

 

Have you downloaded the Articulate Storyline Player from AppStore? You need that

 

Lucia 


Posted Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at 10:38 AM  

Yep, I have it...I just can't figure out how to get my course into it so I can see how it works.


Magda Diaz

79 posts

Posted Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at 10:46 AM  

Instead of using the DropBox link, can you just use the DropBox app and see if you can load it from there? I haven't had any problems, but I am not using links I am uploading to my own server. I can usually launch stuff into my iPad from DropBox just by navigating there with the DropBox app.

 

If it can't launch from there then select the "Open in Safari" option from the share icon.

 

BTW, my courses look great on the iPads's Retina display


Liz Hilton

17 posts

Posted Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 4:37 AM  

Hi

 

How to I add a new project to the library?

Currently it contains one project. I have just published another project to the web, but seem to be unable to link it to the library?

 

 


User Rank Peter Anderson

10,111 posts

Posted Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 12:03 PM  

Hi Liz

 

I sent you an email earlier, and please feel free to respond to that if you any other questions, but wanted to share this link for anyone else who might be looking for some iPad Mobile app FAQs. 


Liz Hilton

17 posts

Posted Friday, October 12, 2012 at 12:14 AM  

Thanks

I checked all the boxes for publishing to mobile devices, and the project looks fine if you enter the URL link.

 

My problem is that I seem to be unable to use the library within the app - there doesn't appear to be any way to add new Storyline projects?


User Rank Peter Anderson

10,111 posts

Posted Friday, October 12, 2012 at 7:31 AM  

Hi Liz, 

 

Are you choosing to publish the course for use on the Mobile Player App? If so, the course should be automatically added to your library when clicking on its published link. Here's how Storyline determines which version of your course to play. And here's more information on viewing content on your iPad. 

 

If you feel like you're experiencing unexpected behavior, would you mind submitting a case to our support team so we can take a closer loo at the issue? Thanks!


Magda Diaz

79 posts

Posted Friday, October 12, 2012 at 8:25 AM  

Liz, you add new projects by opening the links in the Safari Browser on your iPad. It will prompt you to view in the Articulate app. It only saves it there if you allow that when you publish.