I am setting up a Moodle Site and most (if not all) of our users will be using an Android Phone.
For the most part, Moodle has worked great on a mobile phone (using HTC Incredible). I've only made a few changes to the default theme, and in general, Moodle looks great as long as the phone is in Lanscape Mode. The last thing I plan to do is use browser detection and increase the font size in a few places (load alternate CSS).
So far, the only issue that I can't seem to work around deals with PDF downloads. Here are the scenarios - all using the Resource Module "Link to a file or website" :
1) Force Download CHECKED - After the link is tapped, the user is prompted with the message "The content is not support on the phone. No application can be found to open this file. Do you still want to download it?" The next options are to "Download" or "Exit". If you click download, the file downloads, but when you try to open the file, the file does not open. You can browse to the file using the PDF Reader and then open.
2) Force Download UNCHECKED - Browser loads loads and appears to redirect to the URL of the file but then just returns to the page it is on. The file does not open or download.
3) External Link to PDF (hosted on the same server, domain, etc.) - It works perfectly! The file downloads automatically and the user is prompted to open in the default application or if there are multiple PDF apps, then the user can pick which app to use.
I would prefer for the course creator to be able to use the built-in upload/file manager and all that the resource module has to offer.
Since it doesn't appear to be a server issue, it seems that the code could be edited to fix this problem.
Does anyone have any suggestions?
P.S, I also have this same issue with the Certificate Module, downloading the generated PDF certificate. This module doesn't generate a link but instead, a form button that the user clicks on. There are no settings - so I haven't been able to try anything else with it, but I plan on making a post in its forum.