I need someone who can assist in putting a stand-alone Moodle installation on a tablet. Also need to know the specs to give to the vendors on an RFP for tablet creation. Am willing to give equity in a patent pending to the right individual. to learn more about the patent pending, please email me at email@example.com.
Oooh... talking about software patents in a FOSS environment. That'll go down well
Somebody (completely forgotten who) blogged recently about installing a Moodle server on an iPhone. They almost got there but not quite. They used SQLite but Moodle just doesn't support it well enough.
It would be a nice project (to give back to the community, of course) to improve SQLite support and that would make the above a lot more possible/plausible.
If by "recently" you mean 2009 and by "someone" you mean Dan P then http://blog.danpoltawski.co.uk/archives/2009-06-turning-my-iphone-into-a-moodle-server.html
Doing this on a Windows tablet would be trivial, same process as doing it on Windows. See something like this: http://www.samsung.com/us/computer/tablet-pcs/XE700T1A-A03US
Windows 8 tablets will also be able to do it, though not the "Windows RT" ARM based versions unless someone writes a stack for it.
I'm going to take a stab in the dark here... I think they'll want to run this on the cheapest hardware imaginable. That'll be where it all comes unstuck because Moodle doesn't lend itself to running on minimal hardware (before somebody mentions the raspberry Pi again )
@Mary - when you get to my age, 2009 IS recent!!
Howard - I am older than you are by approx 5 years! And yes, 2009 is recent
Well you don't look it
I hope, you'll understand that why there is no applause for software patents of USD 1,350.- Windows 7 tablets.
Talking of standalone devices, there's an interesting discussion going on in the Moodle Lounge:
"iPad vs. Netbook for a 1:1" http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=209639.