Apple iPad: Who Is It Really For?

Upside Learning

A Google search on ‘Apple iPad’ throws up an excess of 30 million results! Clearly the Apple iPad has drawn much applause and an equal amount of criticism in the last few weeks. At Upside Learning we’ve been thinking about ways the Apple iPad can be useful for eLearning – especially in the workplace. Let’s start by looking at this promotional video from Apple. MP3 Players? Apple has this thing about their products.

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Apple Initiatives in Education Domain


Apple has stepped up its Edu-Software and App games to manage the student and teacher experience, and has launched a new $299 iPad for schools with Apple Pencil support thereby making the education market quite interesting. Some people think that Apple is too late to close in on Google’s lead in the EdTech market that has over 60 percent market share in the US, however, Apple being a big player can turn the tide in their favour. Apple School Manager.

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Apple Initiatives in Education Domain


Apple has stepped up its Edu-Software and App games to manage the student and teacher experience, and has launched a new $299 iPad for schools with Apple Pencil support thereby making the education market quite interesting. Some people think that Apple is too late to close in on Google’s lead in the EdTech market that has over 60 percent market share in the US, however, Apple being a big player can turn the tide in their favour. Apple School Manager.

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Smokescreen – The Future Of Flash Player?

Upside Learning

Smokescreen project is an effort to bring Flash player to the iPhone/iPad without installing the Flash plug-in. Here’s is what Simon Willison has to say about Smokescreen: Chris Smoak’s Smokescreen, “a Flash player written in JavaScript”, is an incredible piece of work. Apple’s blocking Flash has actually pushed the developers to innovate and essentially develop the Flash player in HTML5 and JavaScript. Related posts: Adobe AIR & Flash Player 10.1–

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. Industry experts believe that Apple has done this solely to block the new feature of Adobe Flash that will allow the Flash developers to publish Flash files to iPhone app without any knowledge of iPhone SDK or Objective-C.

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Adobe AIR & Flash Player 10.1– How it Can Benefit Mobile Learning

Upside Learning

Apart from AIR app, the same code and assets in any AIR app can further be used to deliver a mobile browser version using Flash Player 10.1. Apple’s decision of excluding Flash on their devices has resulted in some disappointment within our team and many others around the world. At some point one would justify Apple’s standoff against Flash on their handheld devices, and advocate open-web culture of HTML5 or alike.

TechSmith Camtasia Studio 8: One Smart Player

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

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 ( 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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Apple missing the small picture

Clark Quinn

I’ve previously discussed the fight between Apple and Adobe about Flash (e.g. Which Apple is blocking, for interactivity. Apple allows cross-platform media players, whether hyperdocs (c.f. Now, I understand that Apple’s rabidly focused on the customer experience ( I like the usability), and limiting development to content is a way to essentially guarantee a vibrant experience.

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This Flash Player (Frash) Runs On iPad

Upside Learning

It’s an effort to take the Android implementation of Flash Player to run on iPad/iPhone. Related posts: Smokescreen – The Future Of Flash Player? Adobe AIR & Flash Player 10.1– How it Can Benefit Mobile Learning Apple iPad Disappoints eLearning Industry. Tags: Innovation Mobile Learning Adobe Apple Frash HTML5 ipad IPhone mLearning Mobile

CellCast mSCORM Player Announced

mLearning Trends

We're pleased to announce the availability of the CellCast mSCORM Player , the latest extension to our CellCast Solution platform for enterprise mobile learning delivery. We launch with support added to most of our core CellCast Widgets including all Android-based devices, Apple iPhones, iPad and iPod touch media players, BlackBerry devices (running BBOS 4.5

Mobile hardware future will heavily involve Apple


Mobile hardware future will heavily involve Apple. It's important for mobile content developers to keep an eye on these changes, especially as they apply to major industry players such as Google and Apple, to keep their materials relevant. What's next for Apple? CNET recently delved into one of the most important questions for the mobile field: What will Apple do over the course of 2015?

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HTML5 in E-learning – Signaling the End of the Flash Player

CommLab India

For years, the Flash Player reigned supreme in the world of e-learning. It seemed that the Flash Player was destined to rule the technology-enabled learning world. However, all that changed with the statement of one person – Steve Jobs, who declared in 2010 that iOS, Apple’s mobile operating system would not support the Flash Player. Apple’s products, the iPhone and the iPad, had (and continue to have) a large share of the mobile device market.

HTML5 making inroads with Apple and Mozilla


HTML5 making inroads with Apple and Mozilla. Adobe Flash lost its bid to become the main content distribution language when Apple pulled support, meaning developers have had to look further afield. One of the major factors pointing to an HTML5 takeover has always been the ability to create solutions that will work with Apple iOS devices. The past few years have seen an explosion of ways to distribute and experience content.

Flash Player Coming to the iPhone

eLearning Weekly

Well, here’s another reason why I may consider getting an iPhone … Adobe ’s CEO, Shantanu Narayen , recently spoke about developing a Flash player for the iPhone during the Adobe Q1 investor relations call. We’ve evaluated the SDK we can now start to develop the Flash Player ourselves. And, we think it benefits our joint customers so we want to work with Apple to bring that capability to the device.&#.

eLearning: Interesting Weekly Finds #8

Upside Learning

Apple’s Tablet Interface. There is speculation that the Apple Tablet (if there is one) will push the envelope of UI design. In Vimeo to try out the HTML5 player, click the “Switch to HTML5 player&# link below any video. Tags: Future Learning Future Technology Upside Learning Weekly Finds Apple Tablet Interface Chamilo Disney Ptex eLearning Interesting Finds eLearning Weekly Finds Vimeo and HTML5 Youtube and HTML5 Printliminator.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): GDC Update 5: Player Generated Content in Casual Games

Mark Oehlert

» February 20, 2008 GDC Update 5: Player Generated Content in Casual Games Player Generated Content in Casual Games One of the presenters is Kris Soumas and dig this title - "VP of Games, Lifetime Television" I wonder if they even have a CLO.but they have a VP of Games. Apple/iPhone/iPod Application Becomes the Platform Arrghh!!!

Will the iPad continue its tablet domination? A look at the market landscape


Since Apple launched the iPad in April 2010, the first in the new generation of media tablets to hit the market, it has sold more than 30 million units. March – Apple releases the iPad 2. This leaves us with just two players for the future: Apple with the iPad and Google with Android. Apple created the tablet market and holds a very strong position that it will retain for some time, even with the sudden resignation of Steve Jobs.

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How Do Video Subtitles & Closed Captions Work on iPhones, iPads, & iPods? [FREE GUIDE]

3Play Media

And Apple devices like the iPhone and iPad continue to dominate the mobile phone and tablet markets in the US and abroad. Typically, media players display captions from an accompanying caption file, or “sidecar file.” Mobile video viewing has grown 400% in only 2 years. It’s estimated that over half of all web video views happen on mobile now. Taken together, those facts mean one thing: optimize your videos for mobile iOS devices.

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eLearning Stock Asset Library vs. eLearning Template Library

eLearning Brothers

Video - make more aesthetically pleasing eLearning environments using our video footage, Adobe After Affects, Apple Motion, and motion graphics. Player Skins - allow you to control the look and feel of your audio and video player. Most of the player skins allow for color customization. Most eLearning professionals, including designers and developers, have a long list of needs when it comes to building the right eLearning experience.

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M-Learning via the iPhone 1 – some approaches and technologies

The E-Learning Curve

In my last blog post, I discussed how I had resigned myself to the fact that the Adobe Flash Player will never be deployed on the iPhone†. Tags: e-learning Constructivism iPhone approaches to learning definition of learning m-learning Apple However, that is not much use if you, as an e-learning. The E-learning Curve blog shares thought-provoking commentary and practical knowledge for e-learning professionals. Find out more.

Your Friendly Smart TV

Learning Developments

I think Google will lead the charge on this instead of Apple with Apple TV (like it did with the mobile phone ). I expect the smart TV to emerge as a bigger player in our daily lives over the next few years now that Google has opened a bigger and better door. Chrome Android Google TV AppleThe smart TV is an idea that has been around for a long time now.

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A Big Week for Smartphones

mLearning Trends

Flash Player as well adding another viable mlearning content type to the mix for these well-equipped learners. Apple's Tablet Emminent Debut. Finally, many of us sit in rapt anticipation for Apple's upcomg iSlate/Tablet announcement later this month, rumored to not only have built-in Wi-Fi but possibily having wireless data capabilities too. Tags: Apple iSlate smartphones mobile learning Android mlearning CES

Bending The Rules

Upside Learning

I’d been playing simple games on my dad’s Apple II, but the Atari console was a totally different experience. I clearly remember the ‘difficulty switches’ on the Atari, something I’d never seen before in the simple games we played on the Apple II at the time (can’t see those in the picture as they were at the back of the console). It is rare to see a game that does not allow the player to select a level of difficulty.

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Adobe Captivate 6: HTML5 At Last!

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Your learners will not need Captivate installed on their computer to use a SWF, but they will need a modern web browser and the free Adobe Flash Player ( According to Adobe, the Flash Player is installed on the vast majority of the word's computers. Learners using an Apple mobile device such as the iPad, iPod and iPhone (that's millions upon millions of potential learners) cannot use SWF content at all.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Want RealPlayer without ads? Thank You BBC!

Mark Oehlert

According to this article in the Washington Post, the BBC required Real to produce a version of its player without ads. While the article doesnt give a direct link, I think this is the one here - of course I cant install Real Player at work so Ill have to wait until I get home or rely on someone out there for confirmation that this version of the player is sans ads but Im hopeful. Apple/iPhone/iPod Application Becomes the Platform Arrghh!!!

Happy 12th Birthday iPod! [The Beginning of the Mobile Revolution]

mLearning Revolution

Apple iPod vs. Diamond Rio MP3 Player. Twelve years ago yesterday, Steve Jobs and Apple introduced the first iPod using the amazing tagline: 1,000 songs in your pocket. The iPod wasn’t the first MP3 player in the market, there were many before it (including the popular Rio MP3 Player), but it was the first device that included a great user experience with a minimalistic design approach, and the UI controls were located precisely were they need to be.

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5 Companies Likely to Buy Coursera


Over time though, we will see only a few major players , and I predict that Coursera will be one of (if not THE one) remaining. Apple - This one was probably predictable given the previous prospect, but Apple does make sense as a potential buyer of Coursera. Since it was started, Apple has had a business philosophy to purchase small companies that can be integrated into existing projects.

8 Best eBook Hosting Platforms for Digital Publishing


They establish a substantial following over these hosting platforms, which in turn garners the attention of big players in the publishing industry. . Apple iBooks Store. Besides, to get your book hosted on the Apple iBooks store, you require a Mac system.

Why the iPad and iPhone not supporting Adobe Flash is a Great thing for mLearning

mLearning Revolution

There’s no other Industry in the world that was more affected by Apple refusing to embrace Adobe Flash in their iOS devices like the eLearning Industry. the learner needs to have the Flash Player installed) and thus making it an interesting challenge for our Industry to make the transition to mobile learning (mLearning), especially because of the market share that Apple commands with the iPad and the iPhone.

The slow death of Flash and what it means for eLearning

Pure Learning

Well, depending on how reliant your content is on Flash Player, the impact your L&D team feels can range from a minor ripple, all the way through the digital equivalent of “ Sharknado ”. To understand how you will be affected, you first need to know what Flash Player is, why it’s being killed off and how to check which of your learning assets are reliant on it. Sooooo, what is Flash Player?

Flash & The Future of Interactive Content for eLearning

Adobe Captivate

Given this progress, and in collaboration with several of our technology partners – including Apple , Facebook , Google , Microsoft and Mozilla – Adobe is planning to end-of-life Flash. Specifically, we will stop updating and distributing the Flash Player at the end of 2020 and encourage content creators to migrate any existing Flash content to these new open formats.

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Webinar: How to Export Flash as HTML5

eLearning Brothers

The recent drop of the Flash player by Apple has made a significant ripple for media professionals trying to get their legacy Flash content on iOS devices. Join the eLearning Brothers and Lodestone joint webinar, this Friday March 14th from 1- 2 PM ET. You’ll learn important tips how to export Flash as HTML5. Adobe realizes this a difficult solution, but working for ways to export Flash content as HTML5.

Comes with Training Included

dVinci Interactive

When I got my Chevy Traverse, it included a DVD player, but no instructional video to play on it. It turns out Apple does not offer an app for learning more about using the iPhone or iPad. They have “video tutorials” for iTunes on their website, but they are not of the quality you’d expect from Apple. When I buy a new product, I’m often surprised how primitive the approaches are to educating me about my purchase.

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TV In The Future Of Learning

Upside Learning

There are already products out there like Apple TV and Google TV that connect to the internet and conventional television sources to dish up a much more substantial interactive experience than that provided by regular one-way TV. Google and Apple are already formidable presences in this market, and you never know what technology is lying around the corner seeking to disrupt established players.

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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. What does this mean for Flash Player support on desktops? Will the Flash Player continue to be available on the Android Market? What will happen with Flash Player support on RIM?s

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Talking Mobile Learning, Gadgets, Tablets, Flash and More [Video Interview]

mLearning Revolution

Last week Robert Kennedy III, President of RKCS Learning Solutions, invited me to do a video interview over Skype and we talked about all my favorite topics, including eLearning, Mobile Learning, Flash Player 10.2 on the Motorola Xoom, the Kindle, Apple, Adobe and of course Tablets.

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Help Your E-Learning Customers Understand HTML5

Rapid eLearning

What made Flash work is that everyone had the same player and, for the most part, things kind of worked the way they were supposed to. Without the Flash player, courses run through the browser. There are tens of thousand different Android devices, let alone Apple devices.