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TalentLMS for Android is finally arriving. Help us test it!

TalentLMS for Android: Help us test it!

We have always been strong believers in the web, and in the freedom that web apps give users. The freedom of rich cross-platform applications, that are low maintenance and accessible from every device with a browser. And we’ve shown our support for this philosophy with all our products.

Just like the web, though, mobile devices and native mobile apps are here to stay too.

And while we’ve always offered first-class mobile web access to TalentLMS (courtesy of a fully responsive user interface), we’ve found that a native mobile application can have several advantages over this approach.

Part of it is because mobile web browsers still have a lot of catching up to do. Running on devices with less memory and slower CPUs, and supporting fewer HTML5 APIs, mobile web apps just don’t offer the same speed and experience as their desktop counterparts.

Sure, for most mobile web applications it’s good enough. But for the TalentLMS team, good enough have never been enough.

That’s why investing in TalentLMS’ mobile experience and offering a fully native version of your favorite corporate LMS is part of our vision for the future of the platform.

We have already delivered on this vision for our iOS customers a few months ago.

Now, the time has finally come for our Android-using brothers and sisters to share in on the excitement.

It’s not that we neglected your favorite mobile platform either (after all, a ton of us here are hardcore Android fans too). We have actually been working on TalentLMS for Android from the start — we just needed more time to get it to work because of all the different Android devices and configurations out there.

It’s a slight drawback from having so many choices in the Android world. Whereas we had to test at most 10 different iOS devices (and all made by the same company and with similar specs), there are literally hundreds of Android devices and several OEM customized versions of the Android OS to test on.

Not that this would prevent our Chuck Norris-caliber mobile developers from delivering the goods — it just delayed them a little.

We’re almost done however, and TalentLMS for Android is coming along nicely.

So nicely, in fact, that we have already been beta testing the application in our labs, and we’re ready to bring in the best beta testers we know: actual TalentLMS users.

Just sign up here and you’ll get access to beta releases of TalentLMS for Android before everybody else.

If you are a TalentLMS customer, you are more than welcome to join the public beta test program and help us squash any potential issues from TalentLMS for Android!

The beta testing program is for TalentLMS users only, but if you are not one, you can always sign up for a TalentLMS account here.

We are very excited with how TalentLMS for Android turned out, and we are certain that you will be too when you get to play with it, whether as part of the beta program or after its official release.

It is due to our commitment to usability and perfecting User Experience that we ask for your help with this, and hope it’s not an imposition but rather, an exciting glimpse into a new part of our joint eLearning lives.

We want to give you the features you need, so take our TalentLMS for Android app for a spin and let us know what you think!

  • Sean Hannigan

    Is there a projected release date for Android? I have a team of 1000+ that is launching a new training platform in a few weeks and would love for them to have the freedom of a native app.

    • Fani Zacharopoulou

      Hi Sean, thanks for your interest! Next Monday we will send out the Alpha version to all the registered Beta testers. Our plan is to have the stable release on the Android Store by the end of the month. Hope this helps!

      • Sean Hannigan

        That would be really fantastic!! Via it possible for those on our team with android to request access to the beta or alpha in the next two weeks? Might be anywhere from 100-150 people. We are planning to have them in the portal training by the 20th.

        • Fani Zacharopoulou

          We’d be delighted to have you on as Beta testers, just follow the link to register: http://bit.ly/29NZzTY (Please note that you need to have a TalentLMS account to join the testing)
          However, because this is just the Beta, we advise that you limit your testers to max 5 people from your team. The rest can join soon enough, when the full version of the app is out.

  • Je Paye

    First of all, you guys need to support Tin Can API in the mobile app. First make it playable. Second make it available for mobile offline viewing (downloading it to take the course offline) and resyncing the progress with Tincan when online.

  • Brian Bishop

    I’ve been working with the Android beta and I think I’ve uncovered a few issues. What is the proper channel for providing feedback?

    • Fani Zacharopoulou

      Hi Brian,

      if you find that something’s not working the way it should, then give your phone a shake. The app will give you the option to take a screenshot and describe the problem you’re experiencing.

      Thanks a lot