Location-oriented activities are useful not only as fun games to play, but can also acquaint newcomers to an area. ScavengerHunt Lite enables users to participate in these activities from within the iPhone or iPod touch. Instead of physical objects which the players must acquire, this virtual game enables the user to find stationary objects as well as portable ones.
Social networking can be incorporated into the gameplay. After finding an item, users can automatically post to Twitter. Hunts can be downloaded from within the app either from our server (by typing in the file’s name) or accessed from third party servers by entering the URL of the file.
Maps are an integral component built into the interface. As items are found, their location is added to a map (indicated by a pin), and the range of locations is shown by a blue rectangle, clearly marking the boundaries of a hunt.
When an item is found, the user has the option to take a picture of the item. This picture can be retaken at any time, and is saved in the user’s photo album. Each hunt consists of ten items. Each item has a name, a location, and three clues. The required proximity to the object takes into consideration the many factors that affect GPS accuracy as well as the object’s size.
This app comes in three versions; the Lite, the Deluxe, and the Professional. The Lite (this version) lets the user download and participate in scavenger hunts that are created using the other versions. The Professional version will include encryption and other features to make competitive, contest-oriented hunts. The Deluxe edition allows the user to download hunts, search for items, and create unencrypted hunts. Hunts created using either the Deluxe or Professional version will be compatible with all versions of our ScavengerHunt apps.
These hunts are entirely user-created, and the hunts can be used by businesses, organizations, or just friends having fun exploring a region. Scavenger hunts uploaded to our servers are accessible to the public; be the first to create a scavenger hunt in your area! With these hunts, the possibilities are endless!
Note: This app requires the ability to obtain lat/long coordinates. If your device does not have a GPS receiver (i.e. iPod Touch), you will need to obtain this information either through a service like Google Maps or by using an external GPS receiver. This app allows coordinates to be entered manually or through the device, so it will work on devices with or without GPS receivers. This version of ScavengerHunt Lite requires ios4. Look for ScavengerHunt Lite3 to work on previous versions. If you have any questions, please e-mail us.