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    Smile Photo-based treasure hunting game

    Hi,

    We are developing a photo-based treasure hunting game called Sighter - with a similar philosophy to geocaching.
    It went live in the App Store this week - it's still a bit in an early stage, but if you have a chance to try it, we would love to hear your feedback!

    More info here:
    sighter.co.uk

    Outside of London it's quite possible that there won't be any treasures yet, but you are free to create your own, and challenge your friends around!
    We hope you have fun!

    Best regards,
    Attila
    Last edited by Maple Leaf; 5th March 2013 at 11:16 PM. Reason: Verified and added link

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    No android?

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    Despite the fact that Android phones are now more popular than the i(rip u off)Phones, the users are still treated as second class phone users by developers.
    If they can't bring out both versions at the same time I am afraid that I never support them when they eventually bring out the Android version.

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    We are working on the Android version, it's coming at the end of March.

    You can follow it on Facebook/SighterGame.

    https://www.facebook.com/SighterGame
    Last edited by Maple Leaf; 7th March 2013 at 08:54 AM. Reason: Verified/Added URL

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    But why not wait and release both together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrDick&Vick View Post
    But why not wait and release both together.
    We consider this launch as a public beta, and we would like to get feedback as soon as possible to be able to improve the gameplay.
    Android users can view it from another point: they will get better experience from the beginning, thanks to the earlier test bunnies

    (Otherwise: we've started to develop first for Android - however we run into loads of problems due to the device fragmentation. This is one of the main reason why some developers seems to prefer IOS first.)

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    Dear Android users,
    We are looking for volunteers who would like to try Sighter (http://sightergame.com/)
    Please send us an email to hello@sightergame.com if you are interested.

    We also made a quick intro video about it:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uTy-8X0khE

    What do you think about it?
    Any feedback is welcome!
    Last edited by Maple Leaf; 4th September 2013 at 08:51 AM. Reason: Verified/Added URL

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    I can see it might be fun if you live in a city, but unfortunately (or fortunately!) I'm not

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    I have downloaded and will give it a try. Think it's a good idea. Might discuss this on the next UK Geocaching Podcast with the developers permission.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sighter View Post
    Dear Android users,
    We are looking for volunteers who would like to try Sighter (http://sightergame.com/)
    Please send us an email to hello@sightergame.com if you are interested.

    We also made a quick intro video about it:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uTy-8X0khE

    What do you think about it?
    Any feedback is welcome!
    I have downloaded and made my first sight but think I have found a small bug- it doesn't show the picture I took so not sure if others can see it or not. Closed the app but it is still not showing the photo. I am running an iPhone 4 on ios7.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SurfaBoy View Post
    I have downloaded and made my first sight but think I have found a small bug- it doesn't show the picture I took so not sure if others can see it or not. Closed the app but it is still not showing the photo. I am running an iPhone 4 on ios7.
    Sorry, I've just seen this post now
    We talked already with SurfaBoy, for the others: this issue is fixed already.
    Last edited by sighter; 25th November 2013 at 03:11 AM.

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    Default Android app

    Android users: Sighter is in the Play Store!
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...eoludi.sighter

    It's still in beta, and we are happy to get all kind of feedback!
    It was selected to App of the Month by only-apartments, you can read their post about it here:
    http://www.only-apartments.com/news/...month-sighter/

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    Sighter is covered in the December UKGeocaching Podcast along with the developer on the show!!!

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    Since I can't see an overview on the site itself, I was wondering how big this is in the UK. I'm also having to place this technology in comparision with e.g. Wherigo or an other Augmented Reality technology.

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    I haven't had a play of this game since the Android release came out. Just taken another look at it and it seems to have taken off somewhat around my area (Central Cotswolds).

    When I first looked at it there were none to find around my area and so I and a couple of others placed one or two for each other to find, now the map is saying there are 26 in our town and see others placed in the surrounding areas. I look forward to going out to find some of these.

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