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Moodle Mobile 1.15

29th May 2015

This will be the last release of the Moodle Mobile 1.x series.

Fixes and improvements:

  • Prevent the user to log-in when file downloading is disabled in the Mobile service
  • Content is now correctly displayed in Android 4.4.2
  • The Moodle Mobile additional features plugin has been updated to support Moodle 2.9
  • Prevent to process Moodle filters js code when rendering panels

Complete list of fixed issues in Moodle Mobile 1.15

Moodle Mobile 1.14

30th April 2015

New features and improvements:

  • Student activity is showed in the Moodle site logs (requires Moodle 2.7 and onwards with the local_mobile plugin)
  • Content in the app is processed through Moodle filters
  • App updated to use new features and improvements in Moodle 2.9

Complete list of fixed issues in Moodle Mobile 1.14

Moodle Mobile 1.13

27th March 2015

New features:

  • Teachers can view student's assignment submissions (both files and online-text) online and offline. (Requires Moodle 2.7)
  • Files are opened in iOs using the Quick Look framework; from there they can be shared, printed or opened with a different application.

Improvements:

  • The topic list for the front page now displays only one section.

Fixes:

  • Javascript time function does not recognize some locales
  • When scrolling down the contents page, some elements like pages or URLs are opened
  • Incorrect function listed in the local_mobile db/services.php

Complete list of fixed issues in Moodle Mobile 1.13

Moodle Mobile 1.12

20th February 2015

New features:

  • Any type of file can be uploaded to Moodle (in iOs using the "Open with" option; in Android via a new option in the Upload section)
  • Group events are now displayed in the events list
  • New reminder options for local notifications
  • Removed unused permissions in Android; the app asks for less permissions during installation (yay!)
  • Blocked users are listed in the contacts page
  • You can block/unblock users in the messages option

Improvements:

  • Local notifications: better synchronization with calendar events
  • Notifications title in Android is now the site name (instead the Moodle Mobile word)
  • Front page course is now supported
  • When a site is deleted, the device is unregistered in your site
  • Report a bug via email and "add as contact" options replaced
  • Added extra debugging in order to warn developers that their Moodle custom version uses deprecated Web Services
  • Documentation improved (general documentation, notifications, etc..)
  • App description translated to new languages

Fixes:

  • Fixed Iframe scrolling problems under iOS
  • Fixed files not being deleted after being uploaded (video, audio and image)
  • Fixed NW.js isFile missing function
  • Fixed problem with uploading audio (NW.js version)

Complete list of fixed issues in Moodle Mobile 1.12

Moodle Mobile 1.11

16th January 2015

New features:

  • Calendar integration with warning reminders as local notifications
  • Sections summary is displayed in the course contents page

Improvements:

  • The app uses non-deprecated web services if available
  • Countries full name are displayed instead international short code

Fixed:

  • Scrolling in the forum discussion screen open posts
  • Page and resource contents opened inside an iframe don't open external links
  • Resources with multiples files not available in offline mode (regression)
  • New message text box incorrectly positioned

Complete list of fixed issues in Moodle Mobile 1.11

Moodle Mobile 1.10

26th December 2014

New features:

  • Messages: new interface similar to Whatsapp/Telegram. You can view your recent conversations, search for contacts, add/remove contacts and view user profiles.

Improvements:

  • New navigation system with improved headers. The main menu and submenus are now more consistent.
  • Synchronization: You can choose to enable sync data only when on Wifi connection.

Fixes:

  • Removing a site should delete all the entries in the database related to that site
  • The user submenu styles has hard-coded colors
  • App icon has large black outline on iOS8
  • If a URL without the preceding www is specified then you get a very unhelpful error message
  • Styling not applied when no notifications seen
  • Label texts are shorten not truncating the last word

Complete list of fixed issues in Moodle Mobile 1.10

Moodle Mobile 1.9

28th November 2014

New features:

  • New languages added: Bulgarian, Turkish and Chinese traditional
  • Notifications: Forum notifications are more concise and include a link to open the discussion directly in the app.
  • Grades: New "Show grades" button in the participants profile page to view that participant's grades (if you are allowed)

Improvements:

  • General design: New main menu and back icons, courses menu section improved design.
  • Forum design and usability: Discussions are now opened in a new page displaying all the posts expanded. Forum notifications open the discussion inside the app. Pressing the user name opens the user information page.
  • Grades design and usability: Added missing icons, fixed background colours.
  • Recent messages list design

Fixes:

  • A course with empty folders displays errors
  • The Mobile notifications server is smarter when using the smallmessage part of the notification
  • A notification when no site is active will display a warning
  • Users without permissions to view grades can't access the grades option
  • Refresh button updates the current_site cache correctly
  • Message sending blocks popups properly
  • Labels doesn't display text properly filtered (TeX support missing)

Complete list of fixed issues in Moodle Mobile 1.9

Moodle Mobile 1.8

10th November 2014

New features:

  • Support for Moodle 2.8
  • Messages and notifications are separated in two different views
  • HTML and Page resources are displayed using a viewer inside the app.
  • If the user presses a phone notification, the app is opened displaying the complete notification
  • Notification title is displayed in Android notifications bar

Improvements:

  • Category and manual items are now displayed in the grades option
  • Participants list is now paginated
  • Downloaded files are opened automatically
  • Downloaded files are named exactly as Moodle had them with UTF-8, white spaces etc.
  • Keyboard is automatically displayed when a text field gains focus

Fixes:

  • Interval time now decreases if a hook has a interval time lower than the defined in the app
  • DirectorySize function now copes with empty subdirectories

Other:

Complete list of fixed issues in Moodle Mobile 1.8


Moodle Mobile 1.7

10th October 2014

New features:

  • Forum activity support - users can read posts on and off-line, with messages synchronized periodically from the server (Note: requires the Moodle Mobile additional features add-on)
  • All files in a directory, page or file resource can be downloaded in just one tap
  • Language translations updated
  • New language: Persian

Improvements:

  • Upgraded Cordova lib to 3.6.1
  • New icon for activities only viewable in the Moodle site
  • New loading icons
  • In the calendar the panel on the right is not displayed in tablet view when there is no event
  • Improved animation performance

Fixes:

  • Complete support for iOS 8 devices
  • Files inside folders in resources and directories are correctly downloaded
  • Synchronization hooks for plugins fixed
  • File names with German umlauts are correctly downloaded in the "My files" plugin
  • Images are correctly stored for offline display in course labels
  • File info pop-up is correctly displayed in folder and multiple files resources view

Complete list of fixed issues in Moodle Mobile 1.7

Moodle Mobile 1.6.1

8th September 2014 (Android, iOS, WP8, W8)

New features:

  • Language translations updated
  • New languages: Japanese, Russian and Hebrew

Improvements:

  • Page titles displayed in “Tablet” view
  • URL resources open in new browser (without requiring Moodle login)
  • Files and resource contents visualization

Fixes:

  • Invalid check of passwords incorrectly trimmed
  • Files with spaces and German umlauts can’t be downloaded
  • Login errors in sites nor returning release information

Complete list of fixed issues in Moodle Mobile 1.6.1

Moodle Mobile 1.6

7th August 2014 (Android, iOS, WP8, W8)

New features:

  • View your total grade for each course
  • New “My files” feature for browsing and downloading your private and course files
  • New collapsible “Courses” menu for browsing courses

Improvements:

  • Design polishing and optimization (notifications, calendar events and settings page)
  • Grade retrieval optimized (faster with latest version of local_mobile plugin)
  • Grade error handling improved

Fixes:

  • Fixed display errors when browsing some types of activities

Complete list of fixed issues in Moodle Mobile 1.6

Moodle Mobile 1.5

18th July 2014 (Android and iOS)

New features:

  • View your activity grades and outcomes (Requires configuration by the Moodle site administrator)
  • New sign in and manage accounts page, quick access to all your sites

Improvements:

  • The Site URL field now supports domains without the http/https protocol prefix
  • Notifications page design improved
  • Messages received can be replied in-line
  • Refresh now updates all information related to the site
  • The help link in the menu now points to documentation matching the current site version
  • App design polished and optimized, improved support for site themes

Fixes:

  • Menu scrolling bad positioning issue fixed
  • Upload options are only available now if the service has the “Allow upload of files” setting enabled (for Moodle 2.6 and onwards)

Information for developers:

Complete list of fixed issues in Moodle Mobile 1.5

Moodle Mobile 1.4.4

12th June 2014 (Android and iOS)

Added support for Moodle sites using SSO authentication methods like CAS or Shibboleth

Added support for the Moodle Mobile additional features add-on. Using that service all the app features are available for Moodle versions starting 2.4 (Including Push notifications)

New feature: Private messages and notifications retrieval

New language: Traditional Chinese

Relaxed validation rules for URLs so Moodle sites under private/internal networks can work

Improved support for remote styles

Improved offline and synchronization features

Fixed problem with photo uploading (it didn’t work correctly for some sites)

Fixed problem with settings plugins not begin displayed correctly in the settings menu

Complete list of fixed issues in Moodle Mobile 1.4.4

Moodle Mobile 1.4.3

12th May 2014 (Android and iOS)

Android only: Added support for Push notifications (requires Moodle 2.7)

iOs only: Push notifications improved

New language: Arabic

German language updated

Complete list of fixed issues in Moodle Mobile 1.4.3

Moodle Mobile 1.4.2

1st May 2014 (Android and iOS)

New language: German

Improved: Reduced the app size

Improved: Authentication security

Fixed: The app doesn't overlay the status bar any more

Fixed: Errors without proper information not displayed any more

Fixed: The app supports different locales

Complete list of fixed issues in Moodle Mobile 1.4.2

Moodle Mobile 1.4.1

10th April 2014 (Android and iOS)

New feature: Video record and upload to your private files area in Moodle

Improved: Error and exception handling (no more white screens)

Fixed: Labels with images are correctly displayed

Fixed: The app can download files from nginx servers

Complete list of fixed issues in Moodle Mobile 1.4.1

Moodle Mobile 1.4

3rd March 2014 (Android and iOS)

Notifications (iOS only): Supported by any Moodle 2.7 site or Moodle 2.6 with optional messaging output plugin

Calendar events (require Moodle 2.5.5 or Moodle 2.6.2 and onwards)

Alert when downloading too big files

Several bug fixes

New translations available:

  • Mexican Spanish
  • Euskara

Complete list of fixed issues in Moodle Mobile 1.4

Moodle Mobile 1.3.4

4th February 2014 (Android and iOS)

Contents/resources can be re-downloaded at any time

Application translated to these languages:

  • Catalan
  • Czech
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian
  • Hungarian
  • Dutch
  • Swedish

Complete list of fixed issues in Moodle Mobile 1.3.4

Moodle Mobile 1.3.3

22th January (Android and iOS)

  • New "About" option in Settings
  • New "Space usage" option in Settings
  • Initial support for node-webkit
  • Fixed bug that broke the app in Android 4.4
  • Fixed scrolling bug in contents and participants section for Android 2.1, 2.2 and 2.3

Complete list of fixed issues in Moodle Mobile 1.3.3

Moodle Mobile 1.3.2

12th December (Android and iOS)

  • Fixed bug that prevents files with white spaces in their name to be displayed

Complete list of fixed issues in Moodle Mobile 1.3.2

Moodle Mobile 1.3.1

1st October (Android and iOS)

  • Fixed the problem related to force log-in every time they opened the app (Android only)
  • New quick logout option
  • New splash screen
  • Small fixes related to design
  • Security fixes related to sites with certificates

Complete list of fixed issues in Moodle Mobile 1.3.1

Moodle Mobile 1.3

24th September (Android and iOS)

Moodle Mobile 1.3 Release Notes

Moodle Mobile 1.2.2

27 May 2013 Android

12 September 2013 iOS

Security release:

  • Improved security of user tokens

Moodle Mobile 1.2.1

15 April 2013 iOS

8 April 2013 Android

We’ve called it version 1.2 because the feature set is inherited from the deprecated iOS-only app “My Moodle” which was version 1.1.

Thanks to all the developers who’ve worked on this version of the app: Juan Leyva, Jerome Mouneyrac, Barbara Ramiro, Martin Dougiamas and Josep Gifreu.

The new app has been designed as a platform with the following strengths:

  • It is secure
  • It can work offline
  • It can support notifications (coming soon)
  • It can be branded and expanded by an institution
  • It makes some Moodle operations faster and more convenient

Features

  • Responsive design for phone and tablets
  • Upload a picture into your private file area
  • Record an audio file and upload it into your private file area
  • Send a private message to a course participant (can be done offline)
  • Take a personal note about a course participant (can be done offline)
  • Add a course participant to your phone contact
  • Call a course participant touching the phone number
  • Locate a course participant address on Google map
  • Download and view some resources
  • Quick access to your course contents
  • Remote translation (see bellow)
  • Remote layout/style customization (see bellow)

Documentation

Moodle Mobile app

Requirements

Moodle 2.4

Download links:

Apps are available in Google Play and also Apple Store. You can install the app directly from your Mobile device, search for "Moodle Mobile" the author/owner must be "Moodle Pty Ltd"

You can find the app build for other Mobile OS (not supported officially) here:

https://build.phonegap.com/apps/314601/builds

See also