New ideas on autostarting audio on iPad?

broeme
broeme Community Member Posts: 94 ♪ Opening Act ♪
As of a year ago, I know we weren't able to autostart audio on an Apple device.  It was explained as a purposeful security feature by Apple attempting to prevent iPhone and iPad users from unknowingly downloading large audio and video files.

Have there been any new ideas, methods, or technologies introduced in the past year making this a possibility with Lectora published content?  Thanks!

 

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  • approg
    approg Community Member Posts: 258 ♪ Opening Act ♪
    As far as I know the only change that iOS 10 will bring is to allow the auto-start of mute/silent videos.
  • klaatu
    klaatu Community Member Posts: 988
    Not to audio, only video. Audio will still require user intervention to start as approg mentions. See this post.
  • ssneg
    ssneg Community Member Posts: 1,466 ☆ Roadie ☆
    There are no hacks to do it, in Lectora or otherwise. What you will have to do is to re-think your mobile learning design taking into account these technological limitations.
  • broeme
    broeme Community Member Posts: 94 ♪ Opening Act ♪
    Thanks guys!  It would have been great to pickup audio start as well, but we'll take what we can get huh?! I support a number of video-based courses so auto start of that media type will be a nice feature addition.
  • ssneg
    ssneg Community Member Posts: 1,466 ☆ Roadie ☆
    @broeme, iOS 10 will allow autostart of either soundless videos or muted videos. So I'm afraid it won't work for the purpose of video-based training (which includes sound I presume).
  • ssneg
    ssneg Community Member Posts: 1,466 ☆ Roadie ☆
    On a separate note, the next version of Lectora will have a single-page publish option, which (almost) solves the auto-start problem. Users will have to click the "play" button only once per course, not once per page.
  • broeme
    broeme Community Member Posts: 94 ♪ Opening Act ♪
    Ooohhh!  Interesting!  So with the single-page publish option, a course will essentially look like...for lack of a better word, a single page to the browser.  Meaning that once the user interacts with the course by clicking play, that permission lasts the entire session?  If so, that's definitely something I could work with!
  • ssneg
    ssneg Community Member Posts: 1,466 ☆ Roadie ☆
    @broeme, yes, this is exactly how it is supposed to work. Can't wait.
  • mnotermans5114
    mnotermans5114 Community Member Posts: 916
    You for now could simulate auto start for audio by using a 'nextPage button' for autostarting audio.

    Mockup your pages so the next page allready is available on the page... clicking nextpage then shows the elements for the next page and plays the audio that needs to start on the next page...

    Just an out of the box idea ;-)