^ 1. What is Augmented Reality?
Augmented Reality is an environment where a real life element is enhanced by superimposing virtual elements (such as gaming, animation, graphics, audio, etc) on top of it in real time, exceeding the bounds of physical reality.
This Rocks In My Socks App will transform your iPad2+/iPad mini iOS5, iPod touch 4th Generation+, and/or iPhone iOS 5+ into a “magic looking glass” where the AR activity jump right off of the page..LITERALLY!
^ 2. What is an Image Target?
The Image Target is a printed image needed to actuate the Augmented Reality App games and activities.
Once you have the printed image, whether you print it or if the Image Target is found in a pre-printed book, paper, etc., all you need to do is download the corresponding App and install the App on your device. Once installed on your device, select the App, the App will engage your device’s camera, then point at the Image Target to start the game play or interactivity.
^ 3. How to use the Rocks In My Socks Application?
The Rocks In My Socks Application accompanies the Rocks In My Socks Augmented Reality Book. The book is available for purchase here. On specific pages, there are activities with this icon. This means they are Augmented Reality ready and the kids can continue the game play on the iPad2+/iPad mini iOS5, iPod touch 4th Generation+, and/or iPhone iOS 5+!
^ 4. What are the Technical Specs for the Rocks In My Socks Application?
The application runs on the following devices: iPhone iOS 5+, an iPad2+/iPad mini iOS5, or an iPod touch 4th Generation+ (with a camera) with iOS5 or higher. If you are having trouble downloading the application, please click here.
^ 5. What do I need to download the Rocks In My Socks Application?
To install the Rocks In My Socks App, you'll need the most recent version of iTunes and one of the following devices: an iPhone iOS 5+, an iPad2+/iPad mini iOS5, or an iPod touch 4th Generation+ (with a camera) with iOS5 or higher. If you are having trouble downloading the application, please click here.
^ 6. Where can I find the Rocks In My Socks Application?
You can download the app from the iTunes Application Store. Here is the link to the App in the iTunes store.
^ 7. How much does the Rocks In My Socks Application cost?
^ 8. How do I position the iPad/iPhone/iPod touch for optimal game play?
It is best to lay the book flat on a table and hold your mobile device at least 12-18 inches from the Augmented Reality (AR) enabled activity page. You are able to move 180 degrees around the AR, move close up, and over the top.
Please see the following screen shots to show optimal playing position.
^ 9. The Rocks In My Socks Application didn’t finish downloading. What do I do?
Make sure that your network connection is active. The App Store should detect that your download was interrupted and should continue it whenever your connection is restored. If this does not happen, visit apple.com/support/itunes.
^ 10. The Rocks In My Socks Application crashes when I start it up.
First, try restarting your device: Hold down the power button until the screen reads “slide to power off.” Power off the device by moving the slider. Once it’s fully shut down, turn the device back on and then try restarting the app.
If that fails to solve the issue, make sure your device is running the latest version of Apple’s iPhone iOS5. To verify this, sync your device with iTunes on your computer.
Another recommended step is to make sure you have the latest version of Apple’s iTunes software. To verify this, launch iTunes and select “Check for Updates” from the Help menu.
Lastly, if you sync’d your app from a computer to your device, it’s possible there was an issue with the sync. Try uninstalling the app and then re-sync. If your app continues to crash, please submit our online support form.
^ 11. How do I restart a game?
To restart a game, please press the “Reset” button found on the upper right hand corner of each activity. The game will reset to the beginning of the activity with new fun items to play with!
^ 12. Where can I find “how-to” help for using the Rocks In My Socks Application?
Each game has a “Help” screen that provides instructions on game play. The button will always be found in the upper right hand corner during game play.
Please tap the “Help” button to review the instruction screen for game play instructions.
^ 13. The sound has disappeared from the Rocks In My Socks Application, how do I get it back?
You can check if your device is in "silent mode". Try turning the sound on, off and then on again on your device or try restarting (switching on/off) the device: the sound should work again.
^ 14. How do I play without an iPad/iPhone/iPod touch?
Easy! Grab a box of crayons, markers, or pencils and have fun!
^ 15. What’s the difference between the iPad and iPhone versions?
There is no difference between the versions except the screen size and elements on the screen are optimized for each device.
^ 16. What happens if we play the activity with crayons and then try to actuated the Augmented Reality (AR) on the iPad/iPhone/iPod touch?
The Augmented Reality activity pages should still work by holding your camera-ready iPhone iOS 5+, iPad2+/iPad mini iOS5, or iPod touch 4th Generation+ over the page. Please notify us via the online support form if you are experiencing issues.
^ 17. How do I uninstall the Rocks In My Socks Application?
First, press and hold the app icon until all the icons start to wiggle. Then tap the "x" in the corner of the app you want to delete. Tap the “Delete” button to permanently remove the app. Press the Home button to return to the regular menu.
*NOTE: Uninstalling will remove all app-related data from your device, too. And, if you do not have a backup on another device, you will need to re-download from the App Store.