In a significant move, Harbinger Knowledge Products today announced the addition of a set of HTML5-based interactions to its Raptivity Software. The product now enables users to create and add some of the learning interaction models as HTML5, in addition to Adobe Flash. HTML5 is the next major revision of the HTML standard on the web. It gained much popularity recently when Apple favored it over Adobe Flash for the Safari web browser on its iPhones and iPads.
The immediate impact of supporting HTML5 is that courses with HTML5 interaction models can play on iPhone and iPad devices, but HTML5 is a standard that is fast being supported on all web browsers. HTML5 is already supported on Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox browsers, and a new version of the dominant Internet Explorer browser from Microsoft, slated to come out soon, will also support the technology.
“We see HTML5 as a critical component of the future web, and a great technology for delivering interactive learning content.” said Vikas Joshi, chairman and managing director of the Harbinger Group. “There is an unprecedented proliferation of devices today, and our goal is to enable course creators to create interactive learning content and deliver it to learners using a variety of [these devices]. Both Flash and HTML5 are important and standard mediums for doing that.”
Raptivity allows trainers, educators and subject matter experts to create effective learning interactions quickly and easily. It uses Adobe Flash technology for its interactive learning content like quizzes, game shows, and has a list of over 240 interaction models. Like Flash, HTML5 supports many relatively complex interaction abilities, and the company claims that course creators will get a broader reach for their courses with HTML5.
“The new HTML5 pack supports our most popular interaction models. We want to provide our users with a choice of using the most popular and standard mediums for delivery of their courses,” said Seema Chaudhary, president of Harbinger Knowledge Products. “We look forward to adding more interactions in HTML5 and growing the product with the emerging standard.” About Raptivity
With Raptivity, users can create interactivity rapidly and add it conveniently to their eLearning content. With interactive content, learning experiences become memorable and drop-out levels go down.
Raptivity provides a pre-built library of rapidly-customizable interaction models. These interaction models are based on best practices in instructional design. Users can customize them to create any number of variations. The content published by Raptivity is a single flash file so it fits right into hundreds of eLearning tools and can be used anywhere. With its patent-pending technology and open architecture, Raptivity is at the forefront of rapid interactivity technology.
Raptivity has won numerous awards in various categories, including the eLearning Guild Platinum Award for highest user satisfaction in the simulation tools category and LearnX Award for best rapid e-learning tool. It has also been voted number one by users in various categories usage and usability categories. For more information on Raptivity, visit http://www.raptivity.com. About Harbinger Knowledge Products Harbinger Knowledge Products is recognized as a global leader in interactivity solutions for knowledge-sharing applications including learning, presentation and web development. For two consecutive years, Deloitte has named Harbinger Knowledge Products among the fastest growing technology companies in its Technology Fast 500 Asia Pacific and Technology Fast 50 India programs. Red Herring named Harbinger amongst world's top 100 private technology companies. Harbinger Knowledge Products is a part of Harbinger Group, which serves customers in over 45 countries through its offices in Pune (India), Redmond (WA, USA), San Jose (CA, USA), Pleasanton (CA, USA), London (UK) and through its partner network worldwide. Harbinger's patent-pending technology and sound thought leadership have resulted in groundbreaking products, including market-leading Raptivity, innovative YawnBuster and cutting-edge TeemingPod. For more information, visit www.harbingerknowledge.com. Media Contact: Seema ChaudharyPresident, Harbinger Knowledge Products Inc. Tel: 425.861.8400Fax: 425.671.2641PO Box 2827, Redmond,WA firstname.lastname@example.org