I’ve recently been getting ready for BYOD, so have looked at the functionality of an iPad2 and a Samsung Galaxy Tab2 10.1 (Android 4.0.3).
Both Office 365 and Google Apps on iPads and Android devices were extremely lacking.
For testing I used the standard web browser on I haven’t gone looking for any apps that may improve functionally.
The results are as follows:
Office Web Apps in Office 365
IPad: it was almost impossible to get the keyboard to come up so that text could be entered into a document, hence for practical purposes, documents could not be edited.
Android: Viewing of documents is supported, editing is disabled.
Google Docs – Word-processing and spreadsheets
iPad: Text only editing. If you change to desktop mode you can change the format, but as with Office 365 the keyboard wouldn’t appear. It was also difficult to navigate around the page in desktop mode.
Android: text only editing. Could not do any formatting of documents
Google Docs – Presentation
IPad and android: view only access.
If you’re looking at collaborative work using real computers, Google Docs allows multiple people to easily edit the same document simultaneously, whereas with Office 365 the simultaneous editing can only be done if all users are running the full version of MS Office on their computers; Office Web Apps only allows a single user to be editing a document at a time.
Moving to Moodle, the Android didn’t allow uploading of files out of the box, however if ‘Documents to Go’ is installed files can be uploaded from the flash memory. The iPads don’t provide the functionality to upload files from the web browser.
I hope these notes from my research help.