If you haven’t seen this article by Float Learning, then I’d advise you taking a look, particularly if you are / have plans to maximise the growing mobile device phenomena (if you aren’t, prepared to be overtaken by your your employees AND your competitors).
One of the interesting aspects of this article was Chad Udell’s desire to see a mobile authoring platform that utilised a devices native functionality.
I’ve seen 3 mobile authoring platforms so far in the UK
none of which allow the devices native functionality to be tapped into. Furthermore, having spoken to each of these organisations it appears that none of them have any plans to incorporate the functionality into their platform anytime in the near future.
So, I’d like to repeat Chad’s plea
Chad continues his long-running hope that a mobile learning development tool will be released that takes advantage of the affordances of mobile devices, whether it be through sensors, multitouch/gestural input, and so on. Many eLearning tool vendors say they support mobile learning output, but honestly, they mostly just mean they come with a channel to get the output onto a mobile device via HTML or maybe a set of mobile-optimized templates. Someone in 2013 will change that
If you are aware of any platforms that allow a ‘Joe Average’ end user to create mobile resources that tap into the devices native functionality then please let me know or of you already own such a platform – please get in touch as I’d love to take a closer look, possible even Beta test???