Articulate Mobile Player

Aug 24, 2018

After the end of Flash in 2020, will flash output still be viewable on the Articulate Mobile Player?

8 Replies
Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Katie, 

The Articulate Mobile Player (AMP) was created specifically for deployment of courses to the iOS and Android tablets if you didn't want native HTML5 output in the browsers. 

Flash files added into your course (such as an SWF File) were never supported in the AMP output, as you'll see in this comparison chart from Storyline 2 since those devices don't support Flash play back. 

If you're looking towards 2020, I'd consider testing out Storyline 3 or Storyline 360 (as a part of Articulate 360) as both allow you to publish for HTML5 only. 

Frank Weber

Hi Ashley,

I have a question concerning the Articulate Mobile Player App. A user reported today that the app is not available in the App store for her iPhone.

A check on different devices showed that the app can sometimes be found in the app store (e.g. on an old iPad 3 running iOs 9.3.5 ) and sometimes not (e.g. on an iPhone running iOs 11.4.1 and a Macbook Pro running iOs 10.11.6).
The courses are running on all devices however, it looks that the iPhone  or the Power Book don't need the Mobile Player App any more? The courses have been produced with Storyline 3 and the "HTML5 with Flash Fallback"-Option.

So i guess its like this: If you have a device that can handle HTML5 Output, the App is not needed and therefore not shown in the App Store?
An nice feature of the Mobile Player App is that it offered a download-function for the courses  so that they could be viewed offline. How is this possible on a device that can't have the App?

Kind regards,



Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Frank,

Correct - the Articulate Mobile Player (AMP) is only available on iOS for the iPad tablets, and not the iPhone.

If you published to include the AMP and the HTML5 output, a user who accesses a course on an iPhone will be presented with the HTML5 output instead. Also, if you're publishing for HTML5 only, the AMP will not be an option as it does need to have Flash enabled as a part of the publishing process. 

We don't have an offline option for mobile playback outside of the AMP, but if you'd want to provide an offline option for desktop/laptop users you could look at publishing to CD/local source and provide that output to users.

Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Sangeetha,

Nope - you can still use Docebo as long as you published for one of the SCORM options, as we don't support Offline viewing for Tin Can API. 

You'll want to make sure you published to include the Articulate Mobile player and the offline option. Then once it's uploaded to your LMS, grab the link to the course, and share that with your learners. If they access on an iOS or Android tablet, they'll see the prompt to download or open the course in the mobile player. At that point they can choose to download for offline. 

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