Explore the limitless world of IO Blocks™ through the IO Blocks Augmented Reality App.
Learn to build with IO Blocks while exploring spatial relationships with augmented reality. Download the free app to your smartphone or tablet, select your desired build, use your camera to locate the provided tracker image, and explore A.R. builds. IO Blocks™ A.R. offers multiple build categories ranging from beginner to advanced. Visualize how 3D builds are brought to life with the exploded view animation. Recreate the builds using IO Blocks™ or create your own. IO Blocks™ are available for purchase in stores and at www.guidecraft.com.
IO Tracker link : http://mediacdn.shopatron.com/media/mfg/195/spec_file/235457566.pdf
- Added more A.R. builds
- UI improvement
Ratings and Reviews
I installed the app on my iPad, instead of my phone, which is great bc I can put the trackpad in front of the iPad on its case. That way, it holds itself in place.
I like how you can get a look at all angles, simply by turning the trackpad. And I also like that you can control the animation; that's the perfect way to show my 4 year old how the pieces fit together.
Two negatives, though. Some of the cards are somewhat complicated internally, and the cards don't show the pieces clearly. And not all of the cards are on the app. It would be best if they all were, especially for younger children.
Also, you can't zoom in closer to the image on the trackpad. That can be a problem, especially since the tone of the colors is so overblown that some of the shapes are harder to see. They're just too bright. Being able to get closer, or just reducing the brightness of the colors, would be improvements.
I guess it is ok. I have to hold my phone on top of the tracker card while trying to build the blocks with one hand. Should be just a manual for the designs you want to build if you didn't include the manual in the original toy Packaging
Doesn't work with my phone
I hold my phone over the tracker and the model pops up for about 1/4 of a second and then disappears. There should be a place to read instructions that could possibly be printed out
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.