February 19, 2019 at 10:42 am #9134JosephKeymaster
I’m excited to announce that the beta version of the Crumble software for Chrome OS (Chromebooks) is available for testing:
Please feedback in this topic if you have any suggestions or find any bugs. Thanks for your patience!
Version 0.0.12 (19th Feb 2019) includes all blocks except custom named variable blocks. The following limitations also apply:
-File opening/saving is not yet available
-Realtime monitoring of variable is not yet implemented
-Undelete and duplicate are not yet implemented
-The software will run offline, but you will need an internet connection to send a program to the Crumble (compilation is currently done in the cloud).February 19, 2019 at 9:39 pm #9155
I have loaded and run the beta on an Acer R11 chromebook under both an ordinary account and a Google Suite for Education account. Connectivity and a very simple program running motors tested and all worked well.
Bob.February 20, 2019 at 4:38 pm #9162JosephKeymaster
Thanks for this! We’ve had a few beta testers feedback now and so far there haven’t been any problems, which is great news 🙂
JosephJanuary 14, 2020 at 6:35 am #18730
Is there any news about a further release for chromeOS. In particular it would be great to have file saving and opening functionality available. We have migrated our primary school to chromebooks and cloudready and not having the ability for pupils to save / open their code is a bit of a barrier to their use in a classroom setting.
Thanks very much.
Bob.February 4, 2020 at 4:42 pm #19809bluecoatstrodeParticipant
Just wanted to second what Bob said. I had been relying on my desktop to allow some children to save and open files, but that has now been converted into a chunky Chromebook.
JamesNovember 19, 2020 at 9:17 am #22838
I am very conscious of the fact that I have been converting windows machines to cloudready and commissioning a lot of chromebooks in schools recently. Also the EdTech program is moving schools strongly in that direction. Is there any further news about a first full release for the ChromeOS platform please.
Bob.September 20, 2021 at 4:34 pm #23673JonnyAlphaParticipant
I have just stumbled across this exciting news, but realise it’a around 2 years old.
In school we have used Crumbles successfully over the past three years, but our ageing fleet of Windows 10 Server Client Laptops needs replacing.
The HT is pushing for ChromeBooks, so I have tried to carry out a review of what we do and what could not do with Chromebooks.
One issue was that if we moved to ChromeBooks we would lose the ability to use CrumbleBoards, however if Crumble Dev Software is now available as a ChromeOS app then that’s partly good new (I say partly good as it weakens my argument to keep Laptops 🙂 ).
So is there any update on this e.g. how well developed is the Crumble Chrome OS software?October 3, 2022 at 1:46 pm #25195Paul WrightParticipant
We have used the Chrome app for a couple of years now without any problem, but I recently bought a sparkle strip to use in my Crumble display area and there isn’t a block for the strip. Will one be added soon?
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