We have produced an App for both iPads and Android tablets. The App uses 3 html overlays throughout the folio file on 3 different articles. We have the html files installed locally in the HTMLResources folder. The 1st html page is where users input their details, email, name etc. The 2nd html page uses the html5 canvas element to allow users to draw on screen, then press a button (all within the html overlay) to send their drawing to the email address they supplied on page 1, if they did not supply an email on the first page, an email field appears for them to fill out. Once they fill out the email field and hit send they get a success or failure image displayed (all happening within the html overlay). The mail function is handled remotely by a php file. The 3rd html overlay displays one of the fields (name entered on the 1st html page) within the 3rd article.
This feature of the App is the main function, and so is vital to the overall user experience.
All 3 html files load into the Android viewer and allow you to put in your details, draw on screen, BUT the details the user enters on the 1st html overlay do not appear on the 3rd html overlay, and the send email function does not work on the 2nd html overlay, so basically the main feature of our App does not work on Android, making the App useless users.
I've looked on the fourms and can find no reference to the issues we're having or even any detailed descriptions of the limitations of html overlays in the Android viewer.
Any help would be much appreciated!
What do you mean that they're not supported. Are you talking about embedded html5 overlays or html links (or both?).
I just checked the help file and didn't find any warnings stating that html5 articles aren't supported on Android. (unless I just missed it, monday after all ...)
can you please provide a little bit more info?
Thanks Alistar, couldn't get any clear confirmation of exactly what was or was not supported regarding web overlays in the documentation. That one word "unreliable" sums up exactly what it's like on Android! Best avoided I think.
Hi Bart, just the HTML overlays, as far as I'm aware, full articles work OK, as far as my limited testing goes.
So the web overlay function does not work very well, and example of this is;
I have animated text; slides in OK on iPad, on Android text just blinks and appears, no slide in at all, but at least it appears.
I've only had experience with the HTML5 overlays, they just don't work. We were using the Canvas element, and the new local storage manifest file. Works perfectly on the iPad, very unreliable on Android (canvas element), and the local storage just does not work at all on Android.
Hope that helps Bart!