Dinosaur Discovery - Phone and Tablet App
About the app
The Dinosaur Discovery app accompanies the Western Australian Museum's premier dinosaur exhibit Dinosaur Discovery: Lost Creatures of the Cretaceous starting in Perth on 11th April 2014 before it tours around the world. This app features unique 3D content that is accessed by finding and discovering frame markers located throughout the exhibition, on merchandise, exhibition tickets and also publicly available on marketing material including posters, flyers, bus stops and in newspapers and magazines.
How to use the app
To see the augmented reality dinosaurs look for either the big Spinosaurus posters like the one below:
Or look for markers that are placed throughout the exhibition and are also on the tickets that you purchase to enter the exhibition:
Once you have found the Spinosaurus or one of the markers, launch the Dinosaur Discovery app and point them at the picture / marker (to practice try with the two images found above):
Then watch your phone or tablet as the dinosaur comes to life
Once you have the dinosaur positioned where you like it, you can take a picture with the dinosaurs:
And then share on Facebook or Twitter:
The app accessing your photostream
The app needs to be able to access your photostream if you want the photos you take with the app to save to your phone's photo gallery. You will have the option to allow this when you first use the app, otherwise you can enable this through your phones privacy settings. With you need to activate sharing in iOS go to "settings" > then "Privacy" > then "Photos" > then make check that the "Dinosaur Discovery" toggle is activated and allowing sharing.
The 3D dinosaurs in this application are anatomically correct representations which are based on the latest paleontological research carried out around the world and the Western Australian Museum.
The dinosaurs featured in this app include:
Feedback and support
For feedback and support to use this app, please drop us an email: