Moodle for mobile

 
 
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Release date for v1.3
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Is there one? I'd like to do the CSS customisation now we've got 2.4.5 running on our live site (and the app is happily talking to it) - but according the tracker it's a not long fixed bug that requires the next release for us to see the benefit of

 
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Re: Release date for v1.3
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I would recommend disabling mobile services and not using the mobile app until this is fixed:

https://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=228695

 
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Re: Release date for v1.3
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Good point. Juan - is this due to be fixed in 1.3 release?

Also are passwords sent via HTTPS if the moodle site has a certificate? I forget.

 
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Since the app is currently posting them as a GET request, the passwords are sent in the URI and HTTPS doesn't do anything to protect that.

 
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Re: Release date for v1.3
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Well, in fact it was fixed in 1.2.2 for Android and it will be fixed when we will able to publish the same version for iOs

Regarding the release dates, we are going to delay publication of 1.3 to September for adding some QA tests, automatic test, etc.. and also, there are additional reasons

Phonegap Build
Since a couple of weeks ago, Phonegap Build support plugins submitted by the users, this are great news because we can avoid compiling using SDKs. But for doing that first we need to package the plugin we are currently using (WebIntent) following some specifications (seems that the guy that originally did the plugin doesn't maintain it https://github.com/phonegap/phonegap-plugins/commits/master/Android/WebIntent the last commit is mine, fixing a bug I found)

So I will fork and package the plugin for submit it to Phonegap Build so we can avoid compiling at all and release new versions directly compiled by Phonegap, I think I can have the work done in a week and the plugin available in Phonegap Build in two weeks
For more info: http://phonegap.com/blog/2013/07/16/user-submitted-plugins-announcement-post/

Moodle issues pending
https://tracker.moodle.org/browse/MDL-29202 (Language file)

Testing
Tony Blundell from Totara is working in refactoring some parts of the code for adding Unit Testings, there will be some API changes so I prefer wait for integrate these changes and perform some unit tests prior to release a new version. Also David Shaw is going to create new issues in the tracker for discussion about the new enhancements proposed

QA
We have a new member of the team (Laia Canet from CV&A) that will help us for validating the app previous new release

 

I will update http://docs.moodle.org/dev/Moodle_Mobile_Roadmap asap

 
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Re: Release date for v1.3
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Juan - thanks for the detail of what's going on. I've disabled mobile web services for now and advised my line manager of the timescale you put and the security risk with the currently available iOS release.

The lack of word file support will be an issue for us still, as this isn't mentioned on your roadmap, but we've been advising staff to PDF documents for the web for a while now and have a few good reasons.

 
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