LAYAR TECHNICAL SUPPORT

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LAYAR TECHNICAL SUPPORT

Postby Mr. Administrator on Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:29 pm

THIS THREAD IS FOR TECHNICAL SUPPORT FOR THE ECHO LAYAR. WE COMMANDEERED THE TOOL TO HELP FURTHER THE RE-FICTIONALIZATION PROCESS.

BASIC INFORMATION ON USE CAN BE FOUND HERE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0J6AHT4u7H0&feature=plcp

LAYAR REALITY BROWSER CAN BE FOUND HERE: http://www.layar.com/

WE WILL NOTIFY YOU WHEN WE DETECT ACTIVITY THAT COULD LEAD TO ECHOS IN THE REAL WORLD. FOR NOW, WE RECOMMEND YOU PRIME THE APP, AND STAY ALERT. ANY QUESTIONS CAN BE DIRECTED HERE.
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Re: LAYAR TECHNICAL SUPPORT

Postby Adell on Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:51 pm

An App? welp I'm no help there. My phone can barely make calls and texts. :oops:
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Re: LAYAR TECHNICAL SUPPORT

Postby The Wild West Pyro on Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:52 pm

Sorry Mr. A, but we will not carry it out immediately. We need to ask one thing- who has a smartphone?
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Re: LAYAR TECHNICAL SUPPORT

Postby Just3Observing on Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:53 pm

What is it available for? And, do we simply aim it around in general simply looking?
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Re: LAYAR TECHNICAL SUPPORT

Postby Pixelmage on Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:57 pm

Well, my tablet can handle the app, but it's a wi-fi only model, meaning it' can't pop up this app outdoors.
Unless it'll work by scanning books and whatnot I can't really help. Besides, I'm in brazil. Not likely to get an field event somewhere I can reach.
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Re: LAYAR TECHNICAL SUPPORT

Postby Sicon112 on Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:59 pm

Cmon, Mr. A. I don't' even have a PHONE let alone a SMART PHONE.

I suppose I could steal my mom's tablet for a while, but I don't think she would take that well.
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Re: LAYAR TECHNICAL SUPPORT

Postby Mr. Administrator on Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:59 pm

Just3Observing wrote:What is it available for? And, do we simply aim it around in general simply looking?


LAYAR IS AVAILABLE ON IDEVICES AND ANDROID.

WHEN YOU BOOT UP THE LAYAR CLOSE ENOUGH TO A POINT OF INTEREST, THE APP WILL NOTIFY YOU OF THE NEARBY ECHOS. POINT AT THE ECHO AND TAP IT TO RETRIEVE THE DATA.

WE RECOMMEND CHECKING http://www.layar.com/ FOR BASIC INFORMATION ON THE APP.
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Re: LAYAR TECHNICAL SUPPORT

Postby Sicon112 on Mon Oct 15, 2012 12:00 am

Mr. Administrator wrote:
Just3Observing wrote:What is it available for? And, do we simply aim it around in general simply looking?


LAYAR IS AVAILABLE ON IPHONE AND ANDROID.

WHEN YOU BOOT UP THE LAYAR CLOSE ENOUGH TO A POINT OF INTEREST, THE APP WILL NOTIFY YOU OF THE NEARBY ECHOS. POINT AT THE ECHO AND TAP IT TO RETRIEVE THE DATA.

WE RECOMMEND CHECKING http://www.layar.com/ FOR BASIC INFORMATION ON THE APP.


So basically, I can't do sh*t. Again. *sigh* Whatever. I'll just go back into my hikikomori cave now.
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Re: LAYAR TECHNICAL SUPPORT

Postby Adell on Mon Oct 15, 2012 12:03 am

It's alright Sicon, you're better off gambiting off the info we get anyway. I'm in the same boat as you, unfortunately.
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Re: LAYAR TECHNICAL SUPPORT

Postby Just3Observing on Mon Oct 15, 2012 12:05 am

Sicon112 wrote:
Mr. Administrator wrote:
Just3Observing wrote:What is it available for? And, do we simply aim it around in general simply looking?


LAYAR IS AVAILABLE ON IPHONE AND ANDROID.

WHEN YOU BOOT UP THE LAYAR CLOSE ENOUGH TO A POINT OF INTEREST, THE APP WILL NOTIFY YOU OF THE NEARBY ECHOS. POINT AT THE ECHO AND TAP IT TO RETRIEVE THE DATA.

WE RECOMMEND CHECKING http://www.layar.com/ FOR BASIC INFORMATION ON THE APP.


So basically, I can't do sh*t. Again. *sigh* Whatever. I'll just go back into my hikikomori cave now.


Seems simple enough. Two more quick questions: Do we need one of these "Geo Layers" or is it a part of the app when we download it? Question 2: What will the "echos" look like?
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Re: LAYAR TECHNICAL SUPPORT

Postby Pixelmage on Mon Oct 15, 2012 12:11 am

If I understand correctly, It can scan images. Perhaps there's a workaround the outdoors thing... I'll install it and give it a shot...

Maybe it's possible to photograph the echo and upload here so one of the players with Layar-capable devices can scan it. Not sure if that works, but it's worth testing...

Though that would mean knowing beforehand where the echoes are.
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Re: LAYAR TECHNICAL SUPPORT

Postby Mr. Administrator on Mon Oct 15, 2012 12:16 am

Just3Observing wrote:Seems simple enough. Two more quick questions: Do we need one of these "Geo Layers" or is it a part of the app when we download it? Question 2: What will the "echos" look like?


TAP "LAYARS" AND SEARCH FOR THE ONE TITLED "ECHO" WITH A PICTURE OF OUR FACE. YOU CAN LAUNCH THE VIEWER FROM THERE. THIS LINK MAY ALSO BE USEFUL: http://layar.it/TIlVKr

AS FOR WHAT THEY LOOK LIKE... YOU WILL KNOW THEM WHEN YOU SEE THEM.

Pixelmage wrote:Though that would mean knowing beforehand where the echoes are.


THE FICTIONALS WILL UNDOUBTEDLY POINT TO THEIR LOCATION. WE WILL ASSIST YOU IN IDENTIFYING POTENTIAL LEADS IN THIS REGARD.
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Re: LAYAR TECHNICAL SUPPORT

Postby Just3Observing on Mon Oct 15, 2012 12:23 am

Mr. Administrator wrote:TAP "LAYARS" AND SEARCH FOR THE ONE TITLED "ECHO" WITH A PICTURE OF OUR FACE. YOU CAN LAUNCH THE VIEWER FROM THERE. THIS LINK MAY ALSO BE USEFUL: http://layar.it/TIlVKr

AS FOR WHAT THEY LOOK LIKE... YOU WILL KNOW THEM WHEN YOU SEE THEM.



Alright. Seems pretty simple. I'll keep an eye on things near where I live. I'll follow any leads that I can.
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Re: LAYAR TECHNICAL SUPPORT

Postby narrativedilettante on Mon Oct 15, 2012 12:28 am

I really, really wish I had a smartphone or any sort of device that could do this. Of course, I have been meaning to buy one.

Tell me, Mr. A, would one still be able to locate these Echoes on a device that doesn't have access to the satellite network? That is, would using a tablet work just as well as using a phone?
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Re: LAYAR TECHNICAL SUPPORT

Postby Pixelmage on Mon Oct 15, 2012 12:30 am

I'm out. The Echo Layar can't be reached from a brazillian connection.
I assume this is the issue:

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Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, United Kingdom, United States of America


It's on the http://layar.it/TIlVKr page Mr. A posted.

I'll be useless on this one.
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Re: LAYAR TECHNICAL SUPPORT

Postby Guyshane on Mon Oct 15, 2012 1:27 am

Right I have an iPhone. I'll get on this
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Re: LAYAR TECHNICAL SUPPORT

Postby DAcriznips on Mon Oct 15, 2012 2:50 am

Despite my absence, I have been keeping watch and this is good chance for me to actually do something since I have an android, so I'm in.

This just got a whole lot more interesting. 8-)
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Re: LAYAR TECHNICAL SUPPORT

Postby Dryunya on Mon Oct 15, 2012 4:27 am

Mr. Administrator wrote:LAYAR IS AVAILABLE ON IDEVICES AND ANDROID.

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Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, United Kingdom, United States of America

Seriously!? :x :x :evil:

No, really. No Java and no Russia. Guys, that's just mean. :cry:
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Re: LAYAR TECHNICAL SUPPORT

Postby JRPictures on Mon Oct 15, 2012 4:48 am

Well then I could help out being in Australia and all but the closest thing to an iPod is my sister's old one which has no camera. so I'm pretty much out on this one.

But kudos on this new way to make the ARG more interactive and interesting. Also nice job with the password: :gurt:
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Re: LAYAR TECHNICAL SUPPORT

Postby Platitudinous on Mon Oct 15, 2012 6:54 am

Hw convenient that I just so happen to have a smartphone. I'll be ready to assist whenever I see something suspicious.
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Re: LAYAR TECHNICAL SUPPORT

Postby Scarab on Mon Oct 15, 2012 6:57 am

Urgh, damn it, something ELSE I can't help out with :( My phone is an ancient brick, the cleverest thing I can do with it is take grainy pictures.

But I'll tell you something, I must have dropped that brick about fifty times and it has NOT BROKEN YET I bet if it were an iPhone it'd be in pieces by now.

Mister A. Might there be a way for people who only have a home internet connection to help in this part of the quest?
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Re: LAYAR TECHNICAL SUPPORT

Postby Victin on Mon Oct 15, 2012 7:01 am

Well, damn :evil:
I can't help again :(
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Re: LAYAR TECHNICAL SUPPORT

Postby Scarab on Mon Oct 15, 2012 7:07 am

Victin wrote:Well, damn :evil:
I can't help again :(


Join the club, man.

For the first time in possibly my whole life I'm actually considering getting an iPhone... Shame it's impossible.
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Re: LAYAR TECHNICAL SUPPORT

Postby Dryunya on Mon Oct 15, 2012 7:15 am

Dryunya wrote:Seriously!? :x :x :evil:

Er, um, I'm so sorry, Madame Administrator, I.. I... was not myself today. I'm very sorry, please don't yell at me. :oops:
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Re: LAYAR TECHNICAL SUPPORT

Postby RotavatoR on Mon Oct 15, 2012 7:25 am

I say we contact some other people. Either on tvtropes or in groups of friends.
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