There is currently no mobile app for TestOut, and, as of right now, no mobile app is under development. Mobile devices are not supported and labs and exams are entirely disabled in LabSim while using them. Some of the reasons for this are:
- Lab simulations and exams can demand a lot of processing power and memory, considerably more than most other functions that run on other websites. Mobile devices, in most cases, simply fail to meet the hardware specifications needed to run the simulations in a responsive manner.
- Mobile devices do not usually have a sufficiently large screen to be user friendly in our lab environments.
- LabSim was not designed for use with touch screens. Without a cursor on the screen and a proper keyboard, we cannot effectively simulate the functions we are teaching.
- Mobile data connections are notoriously unreliable for properly keeping a LabSim session alive and maintaining consistent network connectivity, which could cause unacceptable score loss and other unpredictable errors.