In our Authoring Tool UI chat on Gitter we have recently been talking about the need to support users who wish to create courses using the Authoring Tool on tablet devices.
One of the huge benefits of having the Authoring Tool as a web app is that it can work on any computer or device. Some of the most popular Authoring Tools force users to only use Windows PCs. The Adapt Authoring Tool works on the other hand works with Windows, Mac and Linux with no issues. It should also in 'theory' be able to work on tablet Operating Systems such as iOS and Android.
However, there are a few screens such as the 'menu editor' screen which are designed to be impossible to use for tablet users. As they require 'double clicks' of items to interact with the page, this is a standard interaction on Windows, Macintosh and Linux, however if you try and perform this action on a mobile Operating Systems such as iOS and Android the screen resizes of opening the item, as such the user is unable to access this screen and is therefore unable to access the majority of the Authoring Tool.
Tablet devices are more and more becoming capable as productivity devices. Whether it is with additional hardware such as Bluetooth keyboards or new software updates that enable features such as better multitasking. Consumers are moving away more and more away from the idea of needing a laptop or computer to do their tasks and instead are happy with their tablet or phone device being able to do everything.
The Authoring Tool is due to go through a design refresh in the next few months. I was wondering how much the current Adapt Community think it is a priority that we create a design that enables support for tablet devices?