Moodle has a new official HTML5 app due out in the coming months. it looks like it will do some pretty interesting stuff including:
- select or capture an image, audio recording or video from your mobile device and upload them into Moodle
- view their fellow course participants and associated contact information
- use Moodle messaging if it is enabled
- access to push notifications
While we wait for that though, here is a roundup of what’s already available in the App Stores.
- mTouch is available for Apple iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad only, supporting iOS4.3 and above. It is for student use only. It costs a couple of dollars to download and is under active development.
- MoodleEZ (MoodleEasy) is available for iPad only, supporting iOS 4.3 and above. It is from the same makers as mTouch. It is for student, teacher and administrator use only. It costs a couple of dollars to download and is under active development.
- iActive (previously mPage and pictured above) is available for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, supporting iOS 4.3 and above. It works with Moodle 1.9 and above and seems quite fully featured in its scope, including blocks, files, assignments, forums, glossaries, quiz, SCORM and more. It costs under a dollar to download and is under active development.
- Droodle is available for Android only supports Android 2.2 and above. It is for students only and centres around the ability for students to view their assignments and setup calendar reminders for assignments. It is free to download and does not appear to be under active development.
- mDroid is available for Android only and supports Android 2.0.1 and above. It is for students only and gives access to all the Moodle courses, files and forums. It is free to download and is open source. It is under active development.
- Moodle for Android is available for Android only and requires Android 2.2 and above. It requires Moodle 2.2 or above. It is free to download and is open source. It is under active development.
- uMM (Unofficial Moodle Mobile) is available via the Moodle plugins database and supports Appple, Android and Blackberry deices. It is intended as a clone of the official but now unsupported Moodle Mobile iOS-only app that was launched by Moodle HQ in 2011 and subsequently pulled in 2012 before HQ embarked on a new HTML5 app direction. In fact, Moodle HQ hired the developer of this app, Juan Leyva, to build upon UMM as the foundation of the next official Moodle Mobile app.
I’ve added this list to Moodle.org wiki too, but please post any other additions as comments here or email me and I’ll keep both lists updated.