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Create your own mobile GLOs for Android phones!
1. Download the app
The GLO Mobile Player has now been put on the Android MarketPlace. Search for 'GLO Player Mobile' and download.
When the app is downloaded, click on the ‘GLOPlayer’ icon. This will bring up a menu. There is an ‘Introduction’ that comes with the app (see the screen shots below).
Run through the Introduction to see what you can do in creating mobile GLOs.
Note: the app uses Abobe AIR for delivery. For the list of mobile devices supported for Adobe AIR see: http://www.adobe.com/flashplatform/certified_devices/ If your phone does not support AIR you will probably not see the app when you search on the Android MarketPlace.
2. Create your own mobile learning object in GLO Maker
We have developed a simple template to enable you to develop your first mobile GLO quickly. The template can be downloaded from http://www.glomaker.org/guides/mobile_GLO_resources.zip This is simply a GLO formatted for mobile delivery, with gaps for you to add your own material.
A Camtasia guide shows the process of creating a mobile GLO based on the template. See: http://www.glomaker.org/guides/moglo_tutorial.mp4
Authoring in GLO Maker works as normal, but only a sub-set of components is supported: text, pictures, video and hyperlinks. We intend to release a full Player later in the year which will support the full range of components
3. Download your new GLO to mobile device and run
Package the new GLO and download it to you mobile phone.
For a Camtasia movie showing how this is done see: http://www.glomaker.org/guides/GLOMobUpload.mp4
In the movie the new GLO is saved directly to the mobile phone. It can also be saved to the desktop and downloaded separately to the mobile device. Access your phone by cable from the computer (plenty of guides on YouTube if needed). You will see a directory called 'GLO_Maker', and within this a sub-directory called 'GLOs'. Save your new GLO package to the GLOs folder.
You should see your new GLO added to the GLOPlayer menu. Click on to play.
Technical addendum: Open Source License
The app is released under an open source license. This is reproduced below;
GLO Mobile Player: Copyright (c) 2011 LTRI, University of West London. An Open Source Release under the GPL v3 license (see http://www.gnu.org/licenses/). Authors: Nils Millahn, Tom Boyle, Lyn Greaves, Carl Smith.
This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
For GNU Public license see http://www.gnu.org/licenses/ or http://www.opensource.org/licenses/
External libraries used:
- Greensock Tweening Library (TweenLite), copyright Greensock Inc. "NO CHARGE" NON-EXCLUSIVE SOFTWARE LICENSE AGREEMENT http://www.greensock.com/terms_of_use.html
- A number of utility classes Copyright (c) 2008 David Sergey, published under the MIT license
- A number of utility classes Copyright DN Digital Ltd (us), published under the MIT license
- The ScaleBitmap class, released open-source under the RPL license http://www.opensource.org/licenses/rpl.php
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