Explore AR is an app which allows you try out the ideas that you create in the online Authoring Tool. It can be downloaded and used on a smartphone like any other app.
It is also available as a Unity template which can be downloaded via the Authoring Tool.
Explore AR login screen To login to the Explore AR app you need to use your Motive.io credentials, once you are logged in, you will be prompted to select your Project and a Project Config. Your project will be available in the dropdown menu. You will likely only have one Project Config: default. With your Project and Project Config selected, click, “Use this Space”
A loading screen with the Motive.io logo will appear. Once loading is complete, the app will display a map with your location.
The home screen of the app features a map and a marker which shows the location of the user. The menu icon in the top-left will reveal a slide-out menu where you can access your tours, app settings and account information. The buttons across the bottom of the app reveal your inventory, turn on AR Mode and show the Tasks you need to complete.
To start your tour, tap the menu icon and select “Tours” from the menu. Choose the tour you would like to run.
The Tasks screen is activated by tapping on the checkmark icon in the bottom right of the screen. Any Tasks that you create in the Authoring Tool will appear on this screen. There are four types of Tasks that you can author:
- Simple Tasks – A task that the user must complete immediately.
- Character Tasks – A task where the user must interact with the selected Character.
- Location Tasks – A task to be completed at a specified location.
- AR Tasks – A Task that allows the user to interact with an AR Object that has been placed in the world. (AR objects can either be 2D – a location AR image, or 3D – a location AR asset. Users use AR Mode to view them).
The Task Summary can be activated by tapping on the ellipsis in the top right corner of the task bar (present when a Task is activated) It shows the Task description, the title of the Task and the optional image associated with the Task.
When a user is working on an active Task, the Task annotation will have an action range around it (must be set in the Task Resource) and if the Task includes an “exchange” (instead of a get or a put, for example) the “Items needed” hint will appear to remind the user what they will need to complete the Task.
The Inventory Screen is activated by tapping on the backpack icon on the bottom left of the screen. It displays all of the items that a user has collected or been given. Users can take actions to add items to their inventory throughout the game. Any time a user interacts with a Collectible, the change will reflect in the user’s Inventory. The following Resources can be used to change a users’ Inventory:
When you use a Screen Message Resource, it will appear in the app like this:
If you include responses as part of the Resource, they will appear in this screen as well. Responses let the user choose options.
A Notification is a short message for the user. It is authored using the Notification Resource.
The Reward Screen triggers when the user receives an item or a Player Reward. It confirms for the user that they have had an item added to their Inventory.
AR Mode is activated when you tap the camera icon on the bottom of the screen in the middle. The user is prompted to enter AR mode when they are completing an AR Task, or using the AR minigame. You can also use an Inspector Resource to interact with items in AR Mode.
You can add custom annotations to the map using the Map Marker Resource.
Tapping on the stop icon in the top right corner of the title screen will stop the tour.