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Shifu Orboot: How It Works

Tue Oct 24 2017    •    3 min read     •    Team Shifu

For all our Kickstarter and Indiegogo backers, hope you loved what we packed for you. Here are the simple steps on how to begin your expeditions around the world with Orboot!

The Orboot App

Download the Orboot app from Apple App Store or Google Play Store.

The Orboot app works with:

  • iPad 3 & above, iPad mini 2 & above, iPhone 6 & above
  • any Android device with 2GB RAM and KitKat 4.4 or above.

One Time Setup

Launch the Orboot App.

Step 1: MATH SCREEN
The first time, you will be redirected to parental check, a math problem. This was included so that kids don't get into the hassle of setting up the app.






Step 2: LOGIN SCREEN



After you've given the correct answer, you will be asked to log in. All the backers should input the email address associated with their Kickstarter/Indiegogo account that was used to back us. This will enable all the categories automatically.
Any other email address will get the 5 free categories (animals, maps weather, culture, monuments & inventions). Login is optional, but we advise you to login so that you can sync data across all your devices.




Step 3: EMAIL VERIFICATION

You will receive an email with a verification link. Please click on the link and you will automatically proceed here.






Step 4: THANK YOU SCREEN & PERSONALIZATION

(For Kickstarter/Indiegogo backers)





Step 5: CATEGORIES SYNC SCREEN

For Kickstarter/Indiegogo backers, all categories are available for download (Natural Wonders is coming soon and will be enabled later for all).



For all other users, 5 categories are available for download.

Select all the categories available and hit the "Sync Now" button. The app will take some time to download your chosen categories.


How To Scan

Time For Some Action

Scan a really small area on the globe. Ensure that the room is well lit.

Not too far:

Not too close:



Focus the camera on 2 or 3 icons:



To explore all the categories and features of the app, check out this video:




DASHBOARD
Don't forget to tap on the smiling globe on the top left to go to the dashboard and collect all the points you've earned - 1 star for every scan, 1 coin for every tap on an object to know more and 1 diamond for every quiz correctly answered!


FAQs

  • I ordered 8 categories globe but can see only 5.
  • I am getting errors in categories sync.
  • My app is stuck, not able to proceed.
  • I am not able to scan anything.

For all above issues and any other, please email us at orboot@playshifu.com with screenshots and the device specifications you are using.



Happy Exploring!