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Hi to all iOS device users,
mPage2G is one app for all devices.
Comparing our apps
|Supporting iOS device||iPhone/iPod Touch||iPad 1 & 2||iPhone/iPod Touch/
iPad 1 & 2
|Supporting iOS||iOS 3.2.1 later||iOS 3.2 later||All|
|App features||All||All||does not support
Map and Contacts
except Campus block
|Appearance||iPhone-size view||Enhanced Split-view
on iPad-size view
A few apps claim that they are iOS apps. If you study the following table, you will easily find that they are actually web browser without any iOS features. Only mPage and mBook are the real iOS apps. Don't get cheated by fake apps!!
Comparing mobile access for your Moodlesites
|apps based on web parsing
|based on modifications
of Moodlesites files
|Moodlesites 1.9.x||supported||supported||not known|
|Moodlesites 2.x||(to be launched)||supported||not known|
(download from here)
|not needed||not needed|
|Time to login||2.5s||11.4s||to compare later|
|Time to enter course||2.5s||7.8s||.|
|My Moodle support
(displaying My Courses)
|Moodle Front page||supported||NA||.|
|Moodle Front page admin editing||supported||NA||.|
|Moodle Calendar blocks||supported
with our own UI
|Moodle Profile editing||supported||NA||.|
|Moodle Site News||supported||NA||.|
|Journal, Glossaries, Assignments, Forums, Quiz||supported
with our own UI
(posting and attempts)
|same as Safari
(need enlarging always)
(doc, xls, ppt, pdf)
|all supported||opened as Safari||.|
(mp3, mp4, m4v, etc)
iOS media player
and opened in Safari
|Language and multilanguage filter||six languages supported||NA||.|
|Storage of Moodlesites
URL, usernames and passwords
|Uploading and downloading
(even via iTunes app
|School campus features||Our Campus Block
supports 2 dbase:
Location block displays campus map;
Number block displays faculty phone contacts
Remark: ONLY mPage and mBook offer you the real apps with iOS capabilities. Please check out our latest coming 1.3.0 version and you will know why.
Hi to all iOS users,
The tips below are my advices for everyone to consider before purchasing an app for your iPhone and iPad:
1. browsing ------ try to search for the word "browser" at the app store, and you will definitely find tons of apps that you can get to browse your Moodle servers. Remember most of them are FREE, with downloading features, though the login time and parsing time are still quite slow. Some allow 11 themes, 10 tabs, full screen browsing, multi-touch gesture, file manager, autofill, bookmarks, saving images, and many features. As iOS users, we all understand they are substitutes for Safari. You can call them apps, but I prefer naming them "browsers". Do they offer more features than the "browser" claimed to be our competitor? Sure. If your "app" is a browser for Moodle, the above browsers are your competitors, not us. Don't pick the wrong competitor.
2. appearance ---- there are many iOS User Interface designs, but the most standard elements look like the "Table form" (like Mail), the "Split view" (like Notes), the "Calendar", etc. which are mainly designed for easy access on our finger-tips. We all know Steve Jobs and understand what his designs are. We have the same minimum requirements on what apps should behave. The navigation of mPage and mBook are designed with the above "User Interface". I call them "apps".
3. speed ---- let's gather some more data. All users are welcomed to find out the timing and include your recordings here in the replies. I am sure our findings are close to the average. There's no need to argue over facts.
4. features in the table above ---- let's compare the many features of our apps with the worse-than browser features of our "self-claimed" competitor. Our coming features are even cooler ---- Language lab on iOS devices. Students can record an audio or a video, then upload to forums and assignments in our version 1.3.2 !!!
"Language lab"!!! Let's calm down, shall we? Don't get overly excited.
P.S. to "competitor" if you were: Don't get overly reacted too, especially when truth does not stand by you.
1. browsing -------- There are not tons of moodle browser apps in the appstore, there is only one which is moodlEZ and its customizations. The app description clearly states that moodlEZ is a specialized moodle browser. But this app also brings what is missing in your apps, support for safe browsing is just one of these extra features. Since you prepared the comparision table and blame us for cheating you see some competition challenge so officialy you are competing with moodlEZ. You can prefer them naming as browsers but this is not correct since moodlEZ supports more than just browsing.
2. appearance ------ No need to describe what makes a compiled binary an app in terms of Apple AppStore. Your argument about what should be called real iOS app and what shall not is totally wrong and misleading.
3. speed ----- Users are not responsible or expected to share benchmark results. Your comparision table even does not state if benchmark was performed with WiFi or 3G networks. Basic elements of a benchmark are missing. And yes there is a need to argue over facts specially when so named facts are not backed with detailed reasoning.
4. fatures in the table above --- moodlEZ has support for all the features other than your locations and numbers database. As a mentioned previously we are not claiming comopetition by ourselves accept it or not you are facing competition challange and you are in need to accuse competitors with cheating. Already published versions of mTouch 2.2, mTouch+ 2.2 (customized versions as well ) and moodlEZ 1.2 (customized version as well) already has video/sound recording and upload feature so we are not overly excited.
P.S to "competitor" : Blaming us with cheating is not a truth but is an insult. So every competitor has the right to react on your wrong assumptions and inappropriate language.
You see yourself as monopoly but search iTunes with moodle keyword and you will see this is not true. You are competitor with each Moodle app. I wish you were also aware of the fact that you also compete with your own apps.
Take it easy and think one more time especially about the "cheating" part of your initial post. Leaving out all the technical debate this is not true.
1. Let's get a stop watch (at 21:11, prime busy hours in H.K.) at UTC+8
A. Under a Wifi connection (on a D-Link618 model), let's compare the login time at http://moodle.hk from
I would like to make some points clearer about what makes an app a real iOS app. Here is my conclusion