We've noticed some useful strategies that'll help you make the most of your experience while using Tuva on the iPad. We recommend the following:
- Orientation: Orient your iPad in landscape mode. Ensure your iPad's rotation setting is unlocked.
- Web Browser: To use Tuva, you may use the Safari app that comes pre-installed on the iPad. Or, you may use the Chrome app, which can be downloaded from the Apple app store.
- Viewing the Graph with the Keyboard: While the iPad keyboard is open, the viewing area will shift to accommodate the keyboard. This makes it difficult to view the plot and also type with the keyboard at the same time. If you need to view the plot, we recommend closing the keyboard, then you may view the plot, and then re-open the keyboard by clicking in the text area you want to type in.
- Keyboard: When going through an activity on Tuva, you're going to come across different types of question: multiple choice, multiple selection, and open-ended. Typically, it's fine to hold the iPad with one hand and answer the multiple choice and multiple selection with the other hand. However, when it comes to open-ended questions, it helps to place the iPad on your lap or on a desk to fully utilize both hands as you type multiple sentences into the text area.
There are a few issues that are queued to be fixed:
- The About the Dataset pop-up doesn't scroll.
- Double tapping any part of the screen will zoom in and magnify the screen resulting in a difficult experience trying to zoom out. Double tapping will eventually be disabled on the Tuva data exploration tool as it's not necessary for data manipulation.
Issues In Progress
These are the issues we're currently working on:
- Scrolling through the case card doesn't always scroll, instead an attribute is sometimes grabbed and dragged.
- Clicking on the Swap Axis button is difficult because the touch area is too small.
- Removing an attribute from the axis by clicking 'X' is difficult to do because the touch area is too small.
- While dragging and attribute to one of the axes, it's difficult to know if an attribute is over the axis due to a mismatch between the size of a finger touching a screen and the size of the drop area.
These are the issues we've fixed:
- We fixed an issue while drawing annotations in the plotting area not responding to touch inputs on the screen. This includes drawing with the pencil, drawing rectangles, circles, arrows, or adding and manipulating text annotations.
Is there an issue you've noticed while using the iPad that isn't covered in the known issues above? You may tell us about the issue at email@example.com.