Today the eagerly awaited Official native Moodle app for iPhone has been released on iTunes!!!!! This article provides a review of the Mobile app and what it can do.

Background

There have been some unofficial apps available for Moodle 1.9 and Moodle 2.x which work in various ways.  One works with some extra web-services added into Moodle to provide the gateway to the data from the Mobile app, while the other takes the data from the Moodle page. Although these were okay, they were an attempt to implement Moodle into a mobile solution rather than come up with an application which worked with Moodle by design, enabling the key features that people would use the phone for rather than the whole LMS. Some of the applications were MoodleTouch (also known as mTouch), mPage and Mbot (created for Android).

There was also effort to create alternate web-app or web interfaces for Moodle which worked better on Mobile than the default themes. There were a number of projects which tackled this, including the well publicised iPhone4Moodle which had a lot of interest for Moodle 1.9. However, there was  pros and cons to this approach as well.

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