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    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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    As far as I know the only change that iOS 10 will bring is to allow the auto-start of mute/silent videos.

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    Not to audio, only video. Audio will still require user intervention to start as approg mentions. See this post.

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    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.

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    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.

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    @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).

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    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.

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    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!

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    @broeme, yes, this is exactly how it is supposed to work. Can’t wait.

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    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 😉

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