Engage 360: Comparing HTML5, Flash, and Articulate Mobile Player Output

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The following table compares the Articulate Engage 360 features supported in HTML5, Flash, and the Articulate Mobile Player (AMP). Refer to this table during the planning and development stages of your interactions for the best results in the environments you're targeting.

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Interactions

 HTML5FlashAMP
All 20 interaction types

Interaction Properties: Playback Mode

 HTML5FlashAMP
Interactive
Linear
Presentation
Segment Order

Interaction Properties: Interaction-Specific

 HTML5FlashAMP
All interaction-specific properties

Interaction Properties: Colors and Effects

 HTML5FlashAMP
Theme colors
Header type
Step animation
Media border style
Sound effects
Title font
Content font

Media

 HTML5FlashAMP
Audio
Characters (illustrated and photographic)
Flash movies  
Pictures
Simultaneous audio/video
Videos
Videos with alpha-channel transparency 

Text

 HTML5FlashAMP
Hyperlinks
Symbols
Text

Accessibility

 HTML5FlashAMP
Section 508 accessibility support 
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) support 
Adjust the player font size 
Alternate text for media 
Language identifier for screen readers 
Skip the player navigation elements in screen readers 

Player

 HTML5FlashAMP
Gestures 
Responsive player N/A
Standard playerN/A

Player: Features

 HTML5FlashAMP
Interaction title
Seekbar
Volume slider 

Player: Colors & Effects

 HTML5FlashAMP
Background color 
Color schemes 
Player font  

Player: Text Labels

 HTML5FlashAMP
Custom text labels (localization)

Player: Other

 HTML5FlashAMP
Browser size (current, optimal, fill) N/A
Launch in new windowN/A
Launch in new window: Display window with no browser controlsN/A
Launch in new window: Allow user to resize N/A
Player size (optimal, fill)N/A
Resume (prompt, always, never)
Text: Left to right
Text: Right to left

LMS

 HTML5FlashAMP
Articulate Online (viewing, tracking, reporting)
LMS (viewing, tracking, reporting)
Switch between HTML5, Flash, and Articulate Mobile Player without losing progress in Articulate Online
Switch between HTML5, Flash, and Articulate Mobile Player without losing progress in an LMS

Web Browsers: Windows

 HTML5FlashAMP
Firefox (latest version)N/A
Google Chrome (latest version)N/A
Internet Explorer 8 and 9 N/A
Internet Explorer 10 and laterN/A
Microsoft Edge (latest version)N/A

Web Browsers: Mac

 HTML5FlashAMP
Firefox (latest version)N/A
Google Chrome (latest version)N/A
Safari (latest version)N/A

Web Browsers: Mobile Devices

 HTML5FlashAMP
Google Chrome in Android OS 4.1 and later N/A
Google Chrome in Apple iOS 8 and later N/A
Safari in Apple iOS 8 and later N/A

 

See also: Studio 360 Tech Specs