Educational Technology

July 27, 2012

Moodle To Drop Native Mobile Apps, Move to HTML5

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:35 am

By David Nagel, Campus Technology

Moodle HQ is ending development of native My Moodle mobile apps for iOS and Android, according to a blog entry posted by Moodle founding developer Martin Dougiamas last night. “After much thought Moodle HQ is changing how we support mobile development for Moodle,” Dougiamas wrote. “Our current approach of native apps per platform was costing a lot while not moving very fast and not serving our community.” Instead of native versions of the apps, Moodle’s mobile components will move to HTML5, which will allow updates to be released across platforms simultaneously and will allow for modularity and greater participation from Moodle’s developer community. Dougiamas said the HTML5 version will lose a bit of speed but should also improve some areas of performance through the use of the REST architecture.

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