As we've been rolling out the Moodle app to more courses, we've started hitting an issue where courses have files resources that don't give a good user experience when downloaded on mobile devices. Some examples:
- .exe files - This wont run on Android or iOS, one user had the game "Plague" offer to open it for them (!).
- .spss and .mathcad - These are data files for specialist software that isn't available on Android or iOS.
- .zip - Android and iOS can open these, but depending on what they contain this might not be useful.
We were thinking it would be useful to be able to display a message to users for certain types of file, so if they try and download these file types on mobile OSes, it reccomends they access them on a desktop instead. One possibility would be a new configuration setting in the "Mobile features" setting that allows admins to set a list of file extensions or MIME types. Files with these types could display a message before they are downloaded or opened.
Before we go ahead with a tracker issue, does anyone have any thoughts on this approach?