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Apple Vs Adobe: Impact On Mobile Learning Development

Upside Learning

The war between Adobe and Apple just got hotter. Apple has revised the Developer Program License Agreement to ban the use of cross compiler tools like Unity3d, Appcelerator’s Titanium, Adobe’s Flash CS5 etc. The same Flash file published as SWF or AIR app would work with other mobile devices supporting Flash Player 10.1 or AIR 2.0.

TechSmith Camtasia Studio 8: One Smart Player

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Arguably, the most common way to publish a Camtasia project is as a Flash SWF. Although your learners will not need Camtasia installed on their computer to use a SWF, they will need a modern web browser and the free Adobe Flash Player (www.adobe.com). According to Adobe, the Flash Player is installed on most of the world's computers.  Learners using an Apple mobile device, such as the iPad, iPod and iPhone (that's millions of potential learners), cannot use SWF content.  window, select  MP4-Flash/HTML5 player.

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IPhone- User Interface Guidelines- Part I

Upside Learning

To assist the development of applications, Apple has provided the user interface guidelines document which provides information about types of applications you can develop and user interface guidelines to make effective applications. Planning Your iPhone Software Product. Productivity Applications: primarily deals with managing information. This is the first. E.g. Mail.

Enterprise mLearning Predictions for 2011

mLearning Trends

After years of BlackBerry dominance in the pockets and purses of enterprise personnel, iOS (Apple) and Android -based mobile phones and tablet devices will supplant RIM-supplied smartphones as the primary desired (and likely used) smart devices for mobile learning – at least in North America. devices – each with tens of thousands of available apps – will help fuel continued adoption of Apple and Google-designed tablets in the learning space. 5. Flash will still not be supported on iOS devices in 2011 but this fact will matter far less over time. Pad/Tablet Use Explodes !

Some FAQs about Adobe’s announcements yesterday

Steve Howard

Adobe announced to increase its efforts on HTML5, use of the Flash Player for applications (packaged with AIR) and specific desktop browsing use cases including premium video and console-quality gaming. As a result, Adobe will no longer develop Flash Player for mobile web browsers. See this Flash Platform blog post for more details:  [link]. What does this mean for Flash Player support on desktops? Adobe is fully committed to enabling Flash based apps via AIR on mobile and digital home devices. Flash Builder) from Adobe. On Mobile?

Discovering Adobe InDesign for eLearning

Integrated Learnings

With Adobe Flash , you can create interactive elements that take your courses to the next level of engagement and even create entire courses. Adobe InDesign is a tool for creating those things that partner with your eLearning courses, such as resource guides or job aids.You can make them interactive for web deployment and include elements such as Flash files, videos or links. InDesign uses the same interface that all the other Adobe products use, so if you are familiar with the other applications, you should find it fairly easy to navigate within InDesign. What Is InDesign?

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My 2012 Enterprise mLearning Predictions Recap

mLearning Trends

Back on December 30 2011, I scoped eight predictions ranging from hardware/software to content types and authoring tools to macro-level mobility trends our team felt would influence the market for mLearning products and services for the year and I wasn’t disappointed (or much surprised) about how it all played out. Prediction #4 - Flash Falters, HTML5 and ePUBs Gain in Popularity.

2010: mLearning Year in Review

mLearning Trends

Tablet-based content delivery of mlearning will win our "hearts & minds" over netbook-based content delivery thanks largely to the arrival of Apple's much rumored "iSlate" tablet offering. lack of Flash support). There will certainly be 30+ tablet devices to choose from by mid 2011 and all will help to grow the market and a select few will actually succeed as products.

Adobe Device Central: Great Support for mLearning Development

Upside Learning

Adobe’s Device Central is an application bundled with Adobe’s Creative Suite [which includes tools like Flash Professional, Photoshop, Dreamweaver etc.] of products and attempts to provide just that – the ability to simulate a variety of devices. Here are some videos demonstrating on how Device Central 5 is integrated with Dreamweaver and Flash Professional –.

QR Codes and what to do #QRCode

Dont Waste Your Time

“Plus, if your mobile site requires Adobe Flash Player on a SmartPhone, you’ll create a non-working mess for your Apple iPhone audience (including me).&#. “Before you begin production, test with different mobile scanning apps – and smartphone devices. Link the code to meaningful content. “Scan codes are about engagement and added value. Engage!

HTML 5 and eLearning Development

Upside Learning

A couple of weeks back we posted about Silverlight posing some (at this time, actually little) competition to Flash. Those of you have heard of HTML 5 will know it’s a new version of HTML and XHTML being promoted by Google and Apple in a bid to move the web away from proprietary technologies like Flash, Silverlight and JavaFX. So is Flash Dead? Or does it?

Gadgets, Games and Gizmos: Beyond iPoding

Kapp Notes

The wide spread adoption of MP3 Players like Apple's iPod products has lead to an entire ecosystem of tools, accessories and content providers. The most popular of which is Apple's iPod family. Originally, Napster allowed for the free exchange of audio files among a virtually limitless group of internet users, now imagine a corporate Napster where you upload audio files of information about competitors, new product launches, corporate directions and other valuable information all easily searchable and downloadable by members of your organization.