Engage for iOS devices

I am in a bit of a pickle...

We decided to use the Engage Interactions for our FAQ sections and the Guided Image Interaction to review features of our products, but we do not want to spend the time developing these if they are not compatible with iOS devices. As I see it, here are my choices, someone let me know if I am missing an obvious answer...

1. Get a copy of Storyline and create a template for the interactions (FAQs and Guided Image). I am not sure how these will look, especially the FAQ interaction, which everyone fell in love with.

2. Create these in Engage '09 and HOPE that Engage '13 will be able to convert existing interactions to HTML5

Am I correct?

Help?

1 Reply
Christine Hendrickson

Hi Russ. Welcome to E-Learning Heroes!

For your first point:

You are welcome to download and try out Storyline for free, to see if you like the way it looks. You can get a 30 day free trial (just scroll down to the bottom of the page). If you decide to try that, you can import the Engage interactions into Storyline. Here's a tutorial on the topic

On your second point:

In short, yes. Studio products, including Engage, will be supported on iOS devices with the next version. 

Here's some official information on that topic:

The next version of the Articulate Studio products will also publish to HTML5 and run on iOS devices. Although we can't confirm the release date of future products and upgrades, you can stay informed by subscribing to the Articulate Word of Mouth Blog here:

http://www.articulate.com/blog/


In the meantime, if you want to run your Articulate Studio '09 content on non-Flash supported devices, we're aware of several third-party solutions that may meet your needs. Please be advised, these are not developed or supported by Articulate, so we encourage you to test them out to ensure they meet your needs.   

HTML5 player:

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

iSWiFTER browser app for iPad:

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/iswifter/id388857173

Rover browser app for iPad:

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/rover/id483262612

Screenr:

If your Articulate content does not include interactive elements (such as quizzes or user-initiated navigation), you can record your Articulate content as it plays, using a screencasting tool like Screenr (http://screenr.com), to capture a video of your Articulate content. Screenr is free, and screencasts can be viewed on iPads and iPhones directly from the screenr website. There are also options to publish your Screenr screencasts to YouTube and to download MP4 versions, both of which also play on non-Flash devices.

For more ideas on mobile learning, check out the following Rapid E-Learning Blog post:

http://www.articulate.com/rapid-elearning/m-learning-101-ill-take-my-rapid-e-learning-to-go/

I hope this answers your questions  

Please let us know if you need any other information!