With Clicker being used so widely on school computers, we are often asked about the availability of Clicker 6 for tablets.
Tablets are less powerful, have smaller screens, and are designed to be controlled by touch instead of a mouse and keyboard. Therefore, tablets run specialized software, known as "apps". Typically, an app has a primary purpose that is central to its design. A small number of additional features may be included, provided they do not distort the app's main purpose.
Put simply, Clicker 6’s wide range of features make it too big to fit on tablets! However, the Clicker experience is available on some types of tablets:
Clicker and iPad® Devices
Due to the popularity of iPads in schools, we have created a series of Clicker Apps for iPad.
Each one focuses on a particular aspect of Clicker 6. For example, the Clicker Sentences app works in a similar way to the Sentence Building wizard in Clicker 6. To learn more about the Clicker Apps, click here.
Clicker and Android Devices
Currently, we do not create apps for Android.
Unlike iPads, there are many types of Android devices, and they all run different variations of Android. This makes it difficult to provide the same consistent, high quality experience on Android like we are able to on iPads.
Clicker and Windows Tablets
Clicker 6 can run on tablets that run a desktop version of Windows, such as Windows 7 or Windows 8 / 8.1. However, Clicker 6 cannot run on tablets that run Windows RT. Although Windows RT resembles Windows 8, it can only run apps from the Windows App Store, and cannot run standard PC software.
If you have any other questions about using Clicker on a tablet please do not hesitate to give us a call!