Now that RISE has been released, I wanted to quickly test out how RISE content could be converted to an Android app. I had done this before with Storyline 1 and 2 content. The process is still the same as I had previously described here. Back then I had used HTML5-published Storyline content. The only difference now is that I used content created in RISE and then downloaded it, using the ‘No LMS-Web Only’ export option. Here is a recap of the steps involved:
Step 1: Create content in RISE. For this test, I simply reused the Employee Health and Wellness sample course that’s provided with an Articulate 360 account.
Step 2: Download/export the finished content as a zip file. Unzip the content.
Step 3: Use some online tool to create application icons for various device screen resolutions. There are several free online icon generators out there, here is just one.
Step 4: Add the app icon variations and a simple config file to the downloaded RISE content.
Step 5: Zip up the content, upload it to PhoneGap Build and compile. Note: In my test, I only wanted to create an Android App. I could have used the same zip file to also create apps for iOS and Windows.
Step 6: Download and install the app on an Android device.
Step 7: Run the app.
The app worked well on a Samsung Galaxy S6, including orientation changes, swipe gestures, quiz questions and the video that’s part of the sample course. Here is a quick recording of my device screen, showing a few screens of the app.