It’s now possible to use Langauge101.com on an iPhone or iPad.
Some people will be able to do this easily with Safari.
Others need to use a different browser called Puffin or Photon.
Everyone can make it work.
To see which approach you will have to use, please try our free demo using your iPhone or iPad. Using Safari (that’s the browser that comes with iPhones and iPads), click on your favorite language to the top right of this page then click the big “Try It” button to try our free demo.
If the demo works the full version of the program will work.
If that doesn’t work, then try this. Using your iPhone or iPad, go to iTunes and to upgrade or go to your Settings > General > Software Update and then press Install Now.
This will install iOs5 and upgrade your version of Safari. You may need to get a different browser called Puffin or one called Photon.
Try Puffin — It’s Not a Bird It’s a Browser
Puffin is a product of a software company called CloudMosa, Inc. It’s a full featured web browser which allows iPads and iPhones to use Flash and thus work with Language101.com! Please take a look at the Puffin home page for information.
Click here for the free trial version of Puffin. Once you are completely satisfied with how well it works with your iDevice you can pay $2.99 and get the full version of Puffin which will keep you studying with Language101.com!
Language101.com is not affiliated in any way with Puffin – we are just grateful that they have taken the time to develop this piece of software which helps our students learn more effectively!
We are also very grateful to our customers who have nicely asked Apple for this improvement and to Apple for making this improvement possible.
Change Your iDevice Software Settings — It’s Legal and Easy
If Puffin doesn’t work, then you’ll need to change the software setting on your iPhone or iPad. For some strange reason this has come to be called “Jailbreaking your idevice”.
In spite of the naughty sounding name, jailbreaking simply means that you are changing the software settings so you can run software that you didn’t download from Apple. It makes your iDevice more like a laptop, that can run software from any vendor, not just a big company like Apple.
This absolutely will work if the other approaches don’t.
For detailed instructions on how to do this for your iDevice, do a Google search for the term “Jailbreak iPhone, iPad or iPod”. When you have completed the Jailbreak, make sure that you have Flash installed, and then Language101.com will work just fine.
Remember that if you “update your operating system” software from Apple it will undo this fix, so do that before you make these software changes, and then make sure to turn automatic updates off.
How Well Does Language101.com Work on an iPad?
I just bought a new iPad mini to test this on. First I installed Puffin and then Photon and found that the actual study worked just fine.
However, the Flash part of Puffin in the free demo, that lets it work with Language101.com expires after 14 days, so if you like it make sure you pay for it, and you will get a version that keeps working.
What did not work well for me, was the audio in the demo. This audio was intermittent enough to be annoying. You may want to go through the demo on a laptop then go back to studying on your iPad.
Make sure you watch the instruction videos too.
Last Updated: April 23, 2013
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