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Articulate on iPads?

Posted Monday, January 31, 2011 at 11:09 PM  

Hi Team,

 

Was wondering how you plan to deal with the increasing amount of iPad users. I know that in my company they are running pilots with them but my Articulate courses won't run on them :( Are you looking into a Publish for iPad or other solution like publishing a course to HMTL5 or something like that?


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Posted Friday, June 10, 2011 at 9:13 PM  

Hi all, I want to add to my voice to the need to accommodateArticulate output for the iPad in HTML 5 / ios format. I have seen a basicconverter tool on this site somewhere a while ago. However, it appears that itjust converts Articulate PowerPoint slides to flat PNGs and so no interactivity is preserved –links / animations etc. I did not see any Quizmaker conversion functionality.

I have submitted a feature request but I want to keep up thenoise on this matter!
Our group need to produce platform independent material and so we can’t be restrictedby flash only devices. As already mentioned by some users we are also lookinginto M-Learning by Rapid Intake. The battle between Apple and Adobe looks farfrom ending anytime soon. If Articulate is to stay competitive it needs todevelop non flash output sooner rather than later.

Anyone else seen any promising conversion tools?

Ta,

Alex


User Rank Justin Wilcox

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Posted Monday, June 13, 2011 at 7:38 AM  

Hi Alex and welcome to Heroes! The next versions of all of our products will publish for devices that support HTML 5. See this thread for more info:

http://community.articulate.com/forums/t/1694.aspx


Mike Song

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Posted Sunday, August 21, 2011 at 2:54 PM  

I am worried that my clients are going to ask me for an iPad version of my Articulate programs.  Would love to know if a Mac/iPad version is at least in the works.


User Rank David Anderson

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Posted Sunday, August 21, 2011 at 3:02 PM  

Hi Mike and welcome to E-learning Heroes!

 

Good news: Yes, there's a new program coming called Storyline and it will support iOS and HTML5. We're in beta now and there isn't a lot publicly available, but this thread has some answers to commonly asked questions: http://community.articulate.com/forums/p/1694/9102.aspx#9102

 

Feel free to share that info with your clients!

 

 


Posted Monday, August 22, 2011 at 10:26 PM  

Today:

I'd go the Asus Slate, i5, 4 MB Ram, SSDH 12" table running Win 7 - runs everything, integrates back into everything,  networks, fast , IT staff know them........You also go dual processor 10" table running win 7 etc etc

 

Tomorrow:  

I'd wait for windows full blown Touch OS out in late Jan 2012 - support for hand gestures as well as the above.

 

Flash is a very mature product been around some 15 years with at least three iterations of its powerful scripting language alone.

HTML 5 is effectively a version 1 product – it is so new it is still being interpreted by various Browsers differently – its level of interaction cannot be compared to maturity of Flash.  So this uncertainlty will prove interesting for Storyboard to say the least. 

 

iPAD = great for fun as long as you don’t wish to see all the web sites in the world. 

Thanks Apple for selecting which sites I can view to their full potential.

 


paul carson

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Posted Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at 5:44 PM  

we have just gone through ipad and android tablet grief and i think you will find the post from Garry nails it. Basically, the tablet market, if the operating system does not run native on a PC considers it to be a glorified smartphone. In regards to Flash, our interactions with  Adobe have acknowledged that they are motivated towards marketplace apps and not plugin based app meaning native apps on Android as .apk for example and not webbased, thus the non existence of the video object to broadcast from a plugin based app.

 

 


Marta Burda

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Posted Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at 7:47 AM  

If you're interested iSwifter runs Flash on iPad.

It's a bit slow but it works Depends what you need:)


Dale Fowler

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Posted Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at 12:04 PM  

Wow! No anwer since January. Not good. Maybe you have already done this but try using Iswifter app and run Articulate inside:   http://iswifter.com/

 


Russ Still

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Posted Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at 11:09 AM  

I tried iSwifter a few months back and was totally unimpressed. I recall that it was slow and rendered jerky animations. Unless something has changed since then, or you are viewing flash content that is relatively static, it is NOT the answer to our prayers.

 


Bob Bartlett

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Posted Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at 11:36 AM  

I had a similar experience.  In addition it interferes with the workflow.  I work in the healthcare environment and just notice that the VA hospital just purchased 100,000 iPads to facilitate a more streamlined approach.  In a similar fashion the FAA has approved iPads for commercial pilots. Articulate is fading from this market and we have moved on to other platforms.  However, I continue to patronize the site, because I still like the product and occasionally use it and hope that my customers don't have an iPad.


Vicki Kunkel

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Posted Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at 11:56 AM  

Same thing here. Two weeks ago one of my major clients not only purchased iPads for the sales staff so that they could access training on the go, but the company is in the process of converting from PC to Mac.  And this is a company with 11,000 global employees!  To remain competitive, I've had to switch away from Articulate for my Mac-and-iPad-based clients. 


User Rank Justin Wilcox

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Posted Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at 12:07 PM  

You can actually view content created with the current version of Articulate Studio '09 by following the steps outlined here:

http://frameentered.com/content/low-bandwidth-html-articulate-player-waudio-reports-lms-too

 

And as previously mentioned, all of our future products will support iOS devices.


Posted Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at 12:15 PM  

Bob, Vicki... what are you using for content development? Especially the kind of self-contained interactive narrated animation that Articulate is so good at? 

 

So many alternatives are still Flash based, most of the so called HTML5 options are really pointless... one could simply build content directly in the LMS or use dreamweaver to achieve the same results. The Articulate Storyline beta is promising, but I haven't seen HTML5 export capability yet.

 

 

 

 

 


Bob Bartlett

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Posted Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at 12:26 PM  

Justin,

I appreciate the referral to another product to provide what articulate does not.  Generally speaking, when we keep seeing suggestions for "work around solutions" we interpret that to mean obsolescence and figure the management team is squeezing the EBIDA instead of supporting the evolution of the product. 


User Rank Justin Wilcox

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Posted Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at 12:29 PM  

Hi Bob.

 

We are actively working on new versions of all of our products that will support iOS. We are not updating Studio '09 to support iOS devices. So there will be a new version of Studio that supports iOS and a new product called Storyline that will also support iOS. Let me know if that makes sense or if you need some more clarification about how we are handling iOS support. 


Mike Song

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Posted Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at 12:41 PM  

This is helpful to me as I am just now starting to design in Articulate and wonder about the iPad.  I'm thrilled about Storyline and my clients are buying a lot of Articulate based training right now.  I see some salesforces going to iPads...but the vast majority still have laptops.  I do email training for F500's and they're still on laptops and even desktops.  Personally, if you told me that I would have to do all my work via iPad it would slow me down.....i like my PC in some ways..:o)  .but maybe I am missing it...I'm pretty focused on my clients...all of which own LMS PC based Flash technology that they want to work. 


Posted Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at 1:12 PM  

What bob said.

 

  • I use Articulate to build interactive experiences and animations that include audio, branching, assessments, etc... not just a slide show with audio track
  • Clients don't want an alternative (dumbed down) version of the training for iPad users... they want the full deal.
  • BIG pharma sales, real-estate sales, students, financial planners... they are all going iPad/tablet

Hoping Storyline HTML5 export is actually functioning by the time I need to start making tech recommendations to a few clients in early January. I am not impressed with any HTML5 products out there (looked at the captivate conversion demos... they where all broken, rapid intake is another "slideshow frame"), Lectora is the only CURRENT option I see on my radar to develop courses with interactivity and quizzes, etc. while sticking with HTML. I am hoping Storyline proves to be the better, more affordable product overall.

 

I'm excited about the POTENTIAL of Storyline, or even an upgrade of Articulate that supports HTML5.

 

  • I LOVE the captivate style screen recording and variables in Storyline.
  • Do NOT LOVE missing motion path animation support (which is a HUGE issue for the kinds of courses I build which often require some basic "simulation" or animation of a point along a data curve, a moving pointer on a map, etc.) 
  • Looking at Adobe Edge... I see no reason motion paths are not supported
  • I have not yet seen how all the goodness of Storyline will actually translate to HTML5 so I'm not totally sold yet... i.g. Rapid Intake's HTML5 export is so limited I consider it nearly useless compared to what I can do with Articulate

 


Russ Still

632 posts

Posted Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at 1:36 PM  

I'm currently moving into a mixed environment. I'm still producing AP content using PP, but I'm also going to conventional .mp4 videos. A company in Scandanavia has a video player that plays using HTML5. It's called Sublime and I'm testing with it now. It checks the browser and also can render as flash. So, I'm creating some sites, webapps  really, that deliver video on conventional computers as well as iPads.

 

I would much rather stick with AP, but I'm starting to leave too many potential customers out of the loop. I'm anxiously waiting on Storyline just like everyone else. Are there any sample presentations out there developed with it? I'd sure like to know what to expect (or not expect).

 

 


User Rank Justin Wilcox

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Posted Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at 1:41 PM  

Hi Russ. If you are interested in being a part of the beta for Storyline, you can send an email to beta@articulate.com. I can't guarantee an invite to the beta but it doesn't hurt to put in a request! We haven't really shared much outside of the beta regarding Storyline specifics due to the beta's Non Disclosure Agreement.


User Rank Gabe Anderson

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Posted Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at 1:49 PM  

@Alexander: Thanks for the feedback. Also, just a reminder to please keep any discussion of specific Storyline features to the beta forum, per the NDA (this is not it). 


User Rank Peter Anderson

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Posted Wednesday, December 28, 2011 at 6:37 AM  

Greetings, Y!

 

We're happy to have you join our community! We're here to offer you help, tips, guidance, ideas and anything else you may need to become an e-learning Hero. Welcome!


Posted Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at 9:03 AM  

Where's Soryline?  How do I get it?  Over 40% of my clients are moving to iPads this year!  Need a solutions A.S.A.P.! 


Bob Bartlett

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Posted Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at 12:57 PM  

Story line is a mythical unicorn, last "officially mentioned" about 9 months ago.  However, nobody has seen it since then.


Craig Wiggins

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Posted Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at 1:12 PM  

 

Bob Bartlett said:

Story line is a mythical unicorn, last "officially mentioned" about 9 months ago.  However, nobody has seen it since then.



As frustrated as I have expressed myself to be at what seems like 'tease promotion', I can tell you that the guys (and girls!) at Articulate are working hard to produce a product that will adequately (and correctly) give you what you're looking for.

 

In the meantime, have you guys signed up to be beta testers for Storyline? See below:

Justin Wilcox said:

Hi Russ. If you are interested in being a part of the beta for Storyline, you can send an email to beta@articulate.com. I can't guarantee an invite to the beta but it doesn't hurt to put in a request! We haven't really shared much outside of the beta regarding Storyline specifics due to the beta's Non Disclosure Agreement.



 

as for release dates, etc? don't know, but i wish i did. 

probably like you, i am one of those people whose e-learning department is waiting for the other shoe to drop so that plans can be made, etc.


Posted Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at 1:28 PM  

I can say it is definitely real. I had an hour long Skype with Articulate today about some issues I had with the beta. Most of which were all me not using it properly. They are very focused on turning out a quality product and were keen to help me with my project and the software. They also listened patiently to wishlist


Russ Still

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Posted Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at 1:38 PM  

Yeah, it's real and it works really good. AP developers are really going to like it.


User Rank Phil Mayor

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Posted Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at 1:41 PM  

onEnterFrame (James Kingsley) said:

I can say it is definitely real. I had an hour long Skype with Articulate today about some issues I had with the beta. Most of which were all me not using it properly. They are very focused on turning out a quality product and were keen to help me with my project and the software. They also listened patiently to wishlist



Agree with James, Articulate are listening, Storyline will change the rapid elearning world!


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