Frog 3 - Mobile Device Compatibility
Posted by , Last modified by on 21 August 2014 10:51 AM
Safari isn’t yet fully supported - it works well with the majority of the bricks and widgets so compatibility depends on what you have used to construct the page you want to view, minor problems associated are broken links and windows not resizing - Firefox and IE are supported and available on Macs but as the iPad is a closed platform, you can’t install either of these until Apple yield to public pressure.
The If Device brick has been introduced to Frog to allow users to partition their websites for mobile and tablet users. This makes it easier for users to construct mobile friendly sites.
In addition to the above browser issues, you have the normal tablet and iPads problems due to the fact you are using a Touch device, (this is a problem for many web-based applications, not just Frog).
Frog have also introduced single click network file functions which allow the Network Files brick to work with touch devices.
Frog is investigating mobile templates using the current Frog page building system that will allow content to be displayed correctly on mobile devices. We hope to have a way to detect the type of device you have come from when you hit a web page, then the system can re-direct you to a page which is designed specifically for that device.
The hope is that using nested pages we can achieve different views of the same content on multiple devices. Even if we can’t automatically redirect, you could place an iPad button on the home page and users take themselves to the relevant ‘alternative’ areas built in Frog 3.
FrogLearn has a wider scope of compatibility with mobile devices so it may be worth investigating FrogLearn activation for your school if you wish to use mobile devices intensively.