Moodle for mobile

 
 
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Error with new Droid app and Web Services
 

After installing the new Droid app this week, I tried using it. First the app told me I had to enable web services, which I then did. Then I got a different error:

"Web Service is not availble (it doesn't exist or it might be disabled.)"

What I found odd is that the error changed once I enabled web service, so I not sure what happened.

Thanks!

PK

 
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Re: Error with new Droid app and Web Services
 

I get that exact sequence of errors on the iPad/iOS. I've read the documentation -- if there are other settings that are required, there is nothing stated there about it.

 
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Re: Error with new Droid app and Web Services
Group Testers

Having not tried it, there is something you have to enable to specifically enable Mobile services ("Enable web services for mobile devices"). This is as well as enabling generic web services.

In moodle 2.3, the page is on yoursiteurl/admin/settings.php?section=externalservices

On moodle 2.4, yoursiteurl/admin/settings.php?section=mobile

HTH

 
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Re: Error with new Droid app and Web Services
 

OK yes I get farther now after turning that on; however, NOW I'm getting the message on the iPad that "only https connections are allowed" with my moodle site. We have https on our site on all pages, including the login page -- does this mean we can't use the mobile app?

 
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Re: Error with new Droid app and Web Services
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If no-one here has knowledge of that particular app, you might be best off asking the developers on their forums as well.

 
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Re: Error with new Droid app and Web Services
 

Where would one find their forum?

 
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Re: Error with new Droid app and Web Services
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If you mean MDroid app:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=in.co.praveenkumar&hl=en

There is a link to e-mail the developer on there / visit website.

Having read this one, it was made to work with one specific moodle primarily, then they've tried to generalise it work with all of them - but it seems not everyone has got it to work with theirs. Perhaps if they publish the fix for how they've changed their moodle for it to work, it would help.

I can recommend the official Android app - Moodle Mobile. It's getting better too the way they maintain it now.
More details and Play store link here:

http://docs.moodle.org/24/en/Mobile_app#Installing_the_mobile_app

 
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Re: Error with new Droid app and Web Services
 

I was attempting to use the second one you sent me the link for. It still hangs when I try to log in.

 
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Re: Error with new Droid app and Web Services
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You mean the official Moodle Mobile app isn't working? I believe Juan (the developer) monitors this forum (and if he misses a post, the forum is moderated by the project manager for the app). He's best asking the questions necessary to see if it's a bug.

 
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