Sandbox Web Browser Now Available For Android

Float Mobile Learning

Sandbox, a whitelist Web browser available for iOS and now Android, gives users access to a predefined list of websites. Press Android Sandbox

Google’s Android Training Initiative – Will it boost mLearning?

Upside Learning

On the 15th of December 2011, the Android Developer Relations team at Google launched the beta version of Android Training — a collection of classes to help developers build better Android apps using best practices in a variety of framework topics. This is a move in the right direction by Google, especially since many Smartphone users perceive Android apps to be inferior to Apple’s iOS. Android Training will be led by the Android Developer Relations team.

Android Will Show Us Why 2011 Won’t Be Like “1984”

Float Mobile Learning

Android Featured Mobile Technology iOSYesterday, February 2nd, there were two events and some news that came out that illustrated the very different paths that two major Smartphone/Tablet OSes are taking. One has apparently chosen [.].

New mobile platform arrives: Android

mLearning World

By Jonathan Nalder of As most geeks would know, the Google-developed mobile OS known as Android had its public unveiling last week. We’re not interested in the competition between these OS’s here, but in what new features Android brings to the use of mobile devices for learning. In this case, what Android brings is an acceleration of the mobile access to cloud computing that iPhone OSX began 18 months ago.

Android Tops in Q4 2010… What Does This Mean for mLearning?

Float Mobile Learning

A report published by analytics firm Canalys has placed Android ahead of all smartphone platforms in sales for Q4 2010, including Symbian. From the report: Shipments of Android-based smart phones reached [.]. Android Mobile Technology

Gene Roddenberry Would Have Been An Android Guy

Float Mobile Learning

Sometimes we just like to have fun. Enjoy, and have a Happy New Year. Comic Featured

What is this Android thing?


You may have heard the word Android being mentioned recently around the mobile phone world, well here is a quick post on what the fuss is all about. Android is a new-ish Operating System (OS) that has been developed by around 50 big names across the device and software industry (the Open Handset Alliance) to try is to offer a low-cost, fully-featured, open-source OS.

Android mLearning project- in Brisbane, Queensland (in today’s courier mail)

uLearning Blog

Tags: mobile/miniaturisation uLearning wireless communications Android experimental mlearning smartphones

gPhone- Android and the clone wars

mLearnopedia Blog

The name Android evokes thoughts of the 1980s PC clone wars and the fact that Apple was ahead with the Macintosh for UI and experience, but Microsoft caught up by defining an OS and hardware clone manufacturers just conformed to a specificatio. This week Google announced Andriod, the long awaited gPhone. More importantly they discussed the details of their approach called the Open Handset Alliance (OHA) of multiple handset hardware and OS vendors.

Sky Map Mobile Planetarium for Android

mLearning Blog

Back from my blogging hiatus/vacation I found this interesting article on the Sky Map app for Android. Tags: Mobile Learning android astronomy free usa Sky Map is a free app, which lets users virtually browse the sky by pointing their Google phone towards the sky. The app uses the GPS functionality, the accelerometer and the compass of the GPhone to “know&# in which direction you are pointing.

SCORM Demo: Raptivity content on Android phone

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It's demo time again! Today we have been testing the mobile version of Litmos using a puzzle that we put together using Raptivity. As with the our recent Articulate test this one is using Flash content which is running on the Google Nexus One phone.

I had an hour with an #Android tablet today & reflected on its suitability for schools #mlearn #slide2learn

uLearning Blog

The Acer Iconia which runs Android 3.0 Anyway, I have to say I was more impressed with an Android tablet than I expected to be – hardware wise it was mostly responsive and had the bibs and bobs you’d expect. Even the widescreen format that Android tablets use which I’d found annoying elongated on a Windows 7 tablet was fine in this slimmer device. With A, my conclusion is that the interface of Android 3.0

Microsoft Buys Nokia For $7.2 Billion: What Does It Mean For Mobile Learning?

Float Mobile Learning

Despite the deal, Float senior analyst Gary Woodill suggests iOS and Android devices are "sure bets" for your company, while the other manufacturers struggle. Industry News Mobile Devices Android Apple BlackBerry disruption theory Google iOS Microsoft Nokia Symbian

How to Create an ePub in Adobe Digital Publishing Suite

Float Mobile Learning

Android iOS Mobile Development Adobe Digital Publishing Suite Adobe InDesign Amazon Kindle Creative Cloud DPS ePub iPad iPhone iPod iPod Touch mobile designFloat designer Heather Ford walks you through creating your first ePub.

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3 Augmented Reality Smart Glasses You Should Know About

Float Mobile Learning

Mobile Apps Mobile Devices Research Android augmented reality Epson Moverio Google Glass ODG R-6 smart glasses wearables Smart glasses can be used to improve employee performance. In this first of three posts, we review the hardware with which we''ve been experimenting.

Mobile Learning Apps Free During SXSWedu

Float Mobile Learning

iOS Pedagogy and Learning Tappestry iOS web browser iPad web browser RabbleBrowser Sandbox Tappestry for Android Tappestry for iOSFloat Mobile Learning apps RabbleBrowser and Sandbox, normally $2.99 apiece, available for free during SXSWedu.

Take Care of Your Mobile Learning Developers If You Want Your Company to Be Successful

Float Mobile Learning

Mobile Development Android HTML5 iOS State of the Developer Nation VisionMobile Gary Woodill summarizes some key findings from VisionMobile''s State of the Developer Nation report.

Float Mobile Learning Introduces Tappestry for Organizations and Events

Float Mobile Learning

Android iOS Press Releases Tappestry enterprise social network for learning iPad iPhone iPod Touch learning social network Tappestry for Android Tappestry for iOS Tin Can APIFloat Mobile Learning today introduced new features in Tappestry specifically designed for social networking within the enterprise. These new modules allow employees and attendees to share learning and capture productivity data.

A Look Back at Our Predictions for the Mobile Landscape

Float Mobile Learning

Android Featured Newsletter augmented reality BlackBerry enterprise app store gamification Ice Cream Sandwich Jelly Bean mobile research predictive analytics RIM social networkingSee how we stack up in the predictions we made for 2012.

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Google App Inventor – Can It Boost mLearning?

Upside Learning

Last week Google launched App Inventor a visual development tool to build Android applications. This tool will allow anyone to create an Android app without writing even a single line of code. The video below shows how easy it is to built an Android app using this tool –.

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3 Reasons Why You Should Try The Latest Cydalion Update

Float Mobile Learning

Mobile Apps Android assistive technology Cydalion navigation apps TangoThe assistive navigation app Cydalion has its first major update since being released last November, addressing common requests from users. Nicknamed Lemnos – for the town in which the Greek figure of Cedalion lived – the release includes an overhaul on how Tango’s only navigation app runs on your device, as well as pricing.

…and the App was Good.

Float Mobile Learning

What if I told you there was an app that has been installed on one out of every 17 iPhones, iPads and Android devices, downloaded more than 34 million times [.]. Android Apps BlackBerry iOS Mobile Development User Experience WebOS Bible case study

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Apps Appear To Be Consuming The Lion’s Share Of Mobile Media Engagement

uLearning Blog

Slide2learn #EdTech #ADEdu #Android. mlearn #Slide2learn #EdTech #ADEdu #Android#mLearn: Apps Appear To Be Consuming The Lion’s Share Of Mobile Media Engagement [link] |.

Social Interactions Benefit Individuals and Organizations

Float Mobile Learning

Conferences Featured Newsletter Tappestry Android ASTD ASTD Mobile Learning Certificate DevLearn 2012 informal learning Learning 3.0 Float announces its team is heading to DevLearn, Tappestry 1.3 is live, and the ASTD Mobile Learning Certificate program kicks off in Washington, D.C., this week. social learning

Samsung’s Improved Security and Management Features for the Enterprise, Government and Military

Float Mobile Learning

Industry News Android BlackBerry enterprise security iOS mobile security SAFE Samsung Samsung Knox Samsung SAFE targets retail, healthcare, education and hospitality verticals. Gary Woodill helps explain what this means for mobile in the enterprise.

Google’s acquisition of Motorola Mobility has unforeseen implications

Float Mobile Learning

Mobile Technology Android Google mobile Motorola Mobility patents smartphoneChances are by now you’ve heard Monday’s announcement from Google that it expects to acquire Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion, pending approval from federal antitrust regulators. Google said in its Aug. [.].

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Design Journey of a Mobile Learning Tool

Steve Vosloo

Education android mobile learning pearson south africaThe Design Journey: Creating a Mobile Test Prep Application in South Africa is an ICTworks post I wrote with Nicola du Toit.

Developing for Multiple Platforms

Float Mobile Learning

Android Apps Cross-Platform Toolkits iOS Mobile DevelopmentAs we near the completion of development on version 1.0 of one of our new apps, the Mobile Learning Primer, we wanted to share some of what we’ve been encountering. [.].

CSTD Using Tappestry to Leverage Informal and Social Learning at Annual Conference

Float Mobile Learning

Android iOS Press Releases Tappestry Canadian Society of Training and Development CSTDMore than 700 attendees at the CSTD's Conference & Trade Show will be able to establish relationships as well as categorize and retrieve information learned throughout the event using Tappestry, the enterprise social network for learning.

Glossary III: Rise of the Smartphones

Float Mobile Learning

Android iOS Mobile Learning Glossary Mobile TechnologyWe’re just a little more than a month away from mLearnCon 2011, so it’s a good time to start boning up on some mobile learning terms. You don’t want to [.].

Fragmentation and NFC in Your Pedagogy – Don’t Worry, It’s Not Painful.

Float Mobile Learning

Android Mobile Learning Glossary Pedagogy and Learning iOSAbout ten months ago, I wrote a post here on the Float blog called, “Ubiquitous? Context? that took a look at some words that were being bandied about in [.].

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Across Africa the Feature Phone is Not Dead – Your Weekend Long Reads

Steve Vosloo

They give Eneza Education as an example, which built its service on SMS (even though there is now an Android app available). Citizens report issues via USSD, website and, most recently, via Android app. It started life as a mobisite and now also has an app , which largely provides a window into the same content just in a nice Android skin. Quartz Africa reports that last year feature phones took back market share from smartphones in Africa.

Float Mobile Learning Leaders: How to Develop and Implement Mobile Learning in Your Organization

Float Mobile Learning

Android iOS Press Releases Tappestry Chad Udell DevLearn 2012 eLearning Guild Jim Ferolo Judy Brown Learning Everywhere Neil LasherRepresentatives from Float Mobile Learning will be available to help demystify the process of developing mobile learning initiatives at the eLearning Guild’s annual DevLearn conference in Las Vegas.

Float Mobile Learning Research Report Suggests mHealth is Poised to Explode in Next Decade

Float Mobile Learning

Android iOS Press Releases Research apps healthcare apps medical apps mhealth-tag mobile healthMorton, Ill. March 13, 2012 – Float Mobile Learning, a consulting firm that develops mobile strategies and apps for major healthcare organizations and Fortune 500 companies, released the final [.].

Industry Quicklook: Healthcare


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Introducing the $35 tablet!


One part of our discussion was about the recent announcement of a $35 Android powered tablet targeting education Yes – you heard that right. $35 35 for an Android powered tablet (with all the extras you would expect) does sound awfully compelling!

How Can the Telecommunications Industry Benefit from Mobile Learning?


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Apple announcement is excellent news for cross-platform app developers!


Those are the app developers using one of a few choice systems (many open source, collaborative frameworks) that allow you to code once, and deploy to iPhone, Android, WinMob, Blackberry …. On iPhone and Android, it uses Webkit.

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The XO Tablet – first impressions

uLearning Blog

I’ve also owned a Nexus7 Android tablet since its launch. 1:1 mlearn mlearning mobile/miniaturisation uLearning Android OLPC tablet XO Its not often one gets to brag about owning the only gadget in a whole country – but as the XO Tablet is only available from the USA, and the Australia arm of OLPC aren’t touching it, right now this is the case.

iPad + apps = amazing archaeology


He is using Android devices, and off-the-shelf Google tools to support Vets in Africa collect and share some extremely valuable data. Tags: projects data collection mobile africa 3rd world gps applications android archaeology

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The Nexus 7: first thoughts for Education

uLearning Blog

It might also inspire developers to actually make some android tablet apps as currently schools really have no choice by the $399 iPad2 because why buy a device at all if there is very little you can do with it (I’m saying there is much more that teachers need than just having the basic email/notes etc apps available). mlearn uLearning Android Kindle nexus postpc surface tablet

So what are these super popular tablet computers capable of anyway?

uLearning Blog

While they have been around for some years in various forms, the recent maturation of mobile operating systems such as Android and iOS to match the slate style has seen an explosion in the adoption rates of tablet computers. For a list of Android education apps though, go here.

mLearnCon 2012


m-learning in USA app development iPhone publicity on the road innovation trends MLearn conference androidI was honoured to do a Key Note at mLearnCon 2012 in Silicon Valley, sharing a combined session with Clarke Quinn ( @Quinnovator ) and /David Metcalf ( @dmetcalf ) It was a fun and dynamic session, which seemed to catch the right mix of theory, practise and vision.