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Gerry Wasiluk

Hi, Joshua!

Get your published Storyline content (be sure to include the iOS option when publishing), including the folder it's published to, on a web server.

If you don't have a web server to use, you can use Dropbox or Articulate's tempshare (note the time limit on Articulate's tempshare).  Justin's post here explains how:  http://community.articulate.com/forums/p/12470/74813.aspx#74813

Get the URL to launch the content on the server and enter it into your Safari browser on your iPad.  (Before you do this, be sure that you have downloaded the free Articulate Mobile Player from the Apple App Store.)

When the Storyline content loads you then have the option to store a local copy on your iPad.

Looks like, for now, there is no way to directly load the content on the iPad:  http:community.articulate.com/forums/p/13179/78129.aspx

Stephen Langford

A tip if you are having problems viewing on the iPad. 

I have struggled for a week or two not having my Storyline file display on the ipad. 

I didn't think I had it behind a password. Then I noticed that I had a Guestbook requirement to enter an email. 

Once I removed all Guestbook requirements, the application played successfully on the iPad in the Articulate mobile viewer.

Hope this helps someone.

Deniz Olcay

How can Articulate expect lesson content not to be password protected? Institutions and corporations have to password protect LMS content!! This is very strange. I can't believe that you cannot use the mobile app to view content that is password protected on a server.

The only option for  viewing articulate presentations on an ipad is to use safari / html5, which is quite buggy. i'm disappointed with the ipad compatibility, which is what everyone in the world was waiting for.

Dave Mozealous

Hi Deniz,

>How can Articulate expect lesson content not to be password protected? Institutions and corporations have to password protect LMS content!! This is very strange. I can't believe that you cannot use the mobile app to view content that is password protected on a server.

Well, the problem is actually with current LMS and browser standards for delivering content.  There isn't any way to pass browser security credentials from a browser to an app.  That being said, we have pledged our support for the new LMS specification Tin Can API, and are working with the ADL on defining the spec to address this very problem.  So to answer your question, we want password protection to work just as much as you do, we just need the standards to catch up to modern ways of distributing content.

Btw, any chance you are going to mLearnCon next week, we might just be showing some cool things you are interested in

>The only option for  viewing articulate presentations on an ipad is to use safari / html5, which is quite buggy. i'm disappointed with the ipad compatibility, which is what everyone in the world was waiting for.

Sorry to hear you are disappointed with our HTML5 output, we would love to hear what kind of bugs you are running into.  We are continuing to develop and build out our HTML5 support, but there are some things that make this a bit difficult, like the fact that the HTML5 spec hasn't been finalized, and mobile safari has a lot of limitations about what you can do with audio and video.  But anyway, if you have specific bugs that you are seeing in the HTML5 player please let us know what you see so that we can make sure we address it.

-Dave

Deniz Olcay

Thanks Dave. I'm just frustrated because I was really looking forward to this software and thought it would be a seamless transfer of Flash capabilities to Apple devices. 

I'm importing Articulate '09 presentations to storyline and publishing for HTML 5 to test. Perhaps if I re-make my presentations in Storyline directly, I'll experience less bugs when viewing the content in Safari. 

I'm looking forward to Studio '12, as that is really the program I think will work for me. Making presentations directly in Storyline is quite painful. The user interface is similar to PowerPoint, but it's not quite there. Arranging and Synching animations is now more difficult (in my opinion), since not all animations are available. It's also a shame that engage interactions are not fully functional on Safari browsers.

Nancy Woinoski

Brandon Gabany said:

I am only getting a black screen on the Mobile player. I am running the demo Storylines that are on the site. I was able to see one of the courses but it just displayed it once. Any ideas?


Hi Brandon, I may be wrong but I think a lot of the demos on the site where done before Articulate completed the functionality for the ios/html5 platforms so they might not run on the Mobile Player.  I know the "How to make a Green Monster" demo works on the iPad.

Dave Mozealous

@Nancy, as a heads up, all the demos on our community showcase here:

http://www.articulate.com/products/storyline-showcase.php

Have been published and laboriously tested (by myself) to make sure that they run on the iPad, so that shouldn't be an issue, but if you do notice an issue Brandon with one of the courses feel free to tell me which one so I can retest.

@Deniz

>I'm importing Articulate '09 presentations to storyline and publishing for HTML 5 to test. 

I would love to get my hands on that '09 project.  Any chance you could Send to Package as described in this kb:

http://www.articulate.com/support/kb_article.php?product=ap9&id=h51y3zz4kt62

Then upload the zip file to http://files.articulatetest.com/upload

Then just send me a note with the name of the file so I can test it here and log bugs as appropriate?

-Dave

Eduardo Guerrero

I really think that is not so complicated to include a little browser into the App. Or, at least, te user could introduce the credentials in this mobile player. HTML 5 is still not implanted Well and all my publications for iPad crash in Html5 or are mostrated incompletly.

I publish in a Lms and I need to access with user and password, I don't need tracking.

I hope You solve this big problem.

Thanks 

Brian Batt

Eduardo Guerrero said:

I really think that is not so complicated to include a little browser into the App. Or, at least, te user could introduce the credentials in this mobile player. HTML 5 is still not implanted Well and all my publications for iPad crash in Html5 or are mostrated incompletly.

I publish in a Lms and I need to access with user and password, I don't need tracking.

I hope You solve this big problem.

Thanks 


Hi Eduardo and welcome to Heroes,

As mentioned previously, the current specs (SCORM and AICC) don't support the ability to communicate with mobile applications like the Articulate Mobile Player.  Fortunately, we have worked closely with Rustici Software and the ADL to help refine the Tin Can API. We believe its wide deployment will drastically improve e-learning tracking and reporting, particularly for mobile devices.

We're planning to release Tin Can API support for Articulate Storyline, Articulate Online, and the Articulate Mobile Player soon and we'll have more information available at that time.

We showcased the support at mLearnCon (Mobile Learning Conference & Expo).  Here's one tweet during the expo:

https://twitter.com/fredchaplin/status/215689818426966016

Eduardo Guerrero

It sounds great. But I think the problem is bigger.

Will the Tin Can API solve the problem of verification and authentication in a LMS?

Does it depend on the content format package(SCORM, AICC, Tin Can API)?

Could the App for mobile access into a LMS verified with user and password. I really think there is the same problem:

How can the Mobile App access to an LMS using user and password.I  don´t need the SCORM to communicate with mobile application to offer tracking and reporting. In fact, I published the content in Web format. My problem is to access the content inside the LMS whit login protection.

Please, Can you clarify me this question.

Thank you so much.

Eduardo Guerrero

That is the problem. Even if an user access to the LMS whit the browser, the mmobile App doesn´t work.

The sesion opened in the LMS by the browser is not valid for other applications, so the user and password are required for the App to access. (At least, that is how I understand it)

Maybe, if the App include a little browser and the user introduce in it the credentials it could work.

In my case, this is actually avery big problem.

Regards.

Dave Mozealous

Hi Eduardo,

>Will the Tin Can API solve the problem of verification and authentication in a LMS?

Yes, there are addendums to the Tin Can API spec that have been specifically designed to address this problem.  Once we get closer to adding our support for the Tin Can API spec we will be releasing some documentation that covers this.

We have been working with the ADL and Rustici software in helping shape the spec to address some of these needs.

>Does it depend on the content format package(SCORM, AICC, Tin Can API)?

Tin Can API is the only spec that will allow for non-browser communication.

But hold tight, once we get closer we will release our documentation.