I posed a few quick questions to Ali Özgür of PragmaTouch, developers of the mTouch, mTouch+, mTouchU and newest moodlEZ app for mobile devices and got some quick answers. Below is the exchange below for your information. Note that moodlEZ is the newest app for iPads which provides a user the ability to upload and manage files to a Moodle site.
Moodlenews: how much is the app (or is it free)?
Ali: The app will not be free, I’m sorry. As the vendor of other mobile apps for Moodle I know that Moodlers does not feel comfortable with paying for an app which resides in the ecosystem of a free and open source software. But there is also a traditional saying “We have to look after our kids”. I wish our auxiliary incomes were enough to support a free mobile Moodle app to all moodlers but this is not the case at least for the time being. So the app will be available on the AppStore, once it is approved, for 2.99 USD which is also the same price for our mTouch and mTouch+.
Moodlenews: how, in your opinion, is the file upload process lacking/deficient on the iPad if you aren’t using moodlEZ?