In the last few weeks we've put a lot of effort into the map-based features of Actionbound. We're happy to present the results to you.
Actionbound now also supports OpenStreetMap! But that's not all. We have also implemented the beautiful maps of Stamen Design and some new styles for Google Maps.
The maps from OpenStreetMap and Stamen Design can even be preloaded for offline usage. Players can now use the maps while playing a Bound to easier find the way and solve the GPS based task "Find spot" even if they don't have an internet connection.
The maps are set in the Bound's settings and will be displayed in the Bound Creator and the Actionbound app where ever maps are shown.
The track the players have to go to complete the Bound can now be displayed as a blue line on all maps. The route is defined by a track file (GeoJSON, GPX or KML) which helps the players to stay on the right way. Track files can be recorded with a GPS device or be created with a browser based tool, e. g. GPSies, OpenRouteService or Google Maps. This file can be uploaded in the section "Track" in the settings of a Bound.
Furthermore there is the possibility to create the track automatically based on the stages. It is important that GPS coordinates are set for the stages. With one click these stages are connected with a straight line and a track is created.
The start point will now be shown on more maps and a coordinate for the destination can be set.
Also new with Actionbound 2.9
- The look and feel of the Actionbound app is now more lightweight
- Zoom into pictures
- Support of Turkish and Arabic language
- Improvement of the list sorting feature
… and much more! Check out our download page to get the latest version of the Actionbound app.
Let teams compete against each other with the Bound Challenge!
The Bound Challenge allows several teams or single players to play a Bound against each other. The Bound Challenge is ideally suited for Bounds which should be played by several small groups, e. g. in the library, at the zoo or in the museum. For this, neither the creator nor the participants have to be registered at Actionbound and can nevertheless benefit from a combined evaluation of the results.
Any number of players or teams are grouped together using the individual start code of the Bound Challenge. If a new Bound Challenge is created, a start guide PDF with QR code is automatically created for downloading and printing. The Bound Challenge creator also receives a link to access the results of his group and to easily compare them.
The Bound Challenge is available if the Bound owner has a valid Actionbound license and the Bound is online.
Results and comparison view of the Bound Challenge
The Bound Styler gives you the opportunity to customize the appearance of your Bounds according to your own ideas and wishes.
Here are a few examples of how Bounds can be customized with the Bound Styler.
Logo: You can add your own logo on the home screen.
Colors: You can customize the colors of the individual elements of the Bound interface. In addition, you can set whether the buttons should be displayed square or rounded.
Background: How about a nice picture as a background for your Bound?
Font: Here you can choose from 14 fonts and adjust the size.
Import: In addition, you can use the Import function to import a style from one of your other Bounds.
Here are two tutorials from the University of Brighton, which were originally posted on their Blog at
"Scavenger Hunts – Actionbound vs Paper". They are a quick guide how to start with creating your first Bound.
The Summer Wellness Actionbound Challenge entered in the Division: Hospital — under 250 beds / Audience: Consumers / Classification: Mobile Digital Health Resources / Category: Mobile Application, Interactive, Gaming, Smartphone.
Thanks to Stacy Speidel for creating the Bound and representing HCHC and Actionbound.
Official News Release:
Winners Announced for Fall 2016 Digital Health AwardsSM
LIBERTYVILLE, IL — The Health Information Resource CenterSM announced the winners in the fall
session of its 18th annual Digital Health AwardsSM which honors the world’s best digital health
resources. The competition, which is held twice yearly, featured 80 categories in the following entry
classifications: Web-based Digital Health; Mobile Digital Health Resources; Personal Digital Health
Devices / Wearables; Digital Health Media / Publications; Digital Health — Social Media; and
Connected Digital Health. A panel of 24 experts in digital health media served as judges and selected
gold, silver, bronze, and merit winners from nearly 400 entries.
Fall 2016 Gold Award winners included Sharecare (Website); DaVita (Social Media — Facebook);
Visible Body (Mobile Application); Spirit Health Group (Digital Publication — Magazine); Amino
(Web-based Resource / Tool ); and Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Basecraft (Microsite).
A complete list of winners and entry categories can be found at digitalhealthawards.com.
The Health Information Resource CenterSM (HIRC), organizer of the Digital Health Awards, is a national
information clearinghouse for professionals who work in consumer health fields. Other well-known
HIRC programs include the annual National Health Information AwardsSM (healthawards.com), which
annually recognizes the nation’s best consumer health information (in non-digital formats), and the
annual National Women’s Health & Fitness DaySM, held annually the last Wednesday in September.
Visit fitnessday.com for details on these events, both the largest health promotion events of their kind.
A new version (2.8.0) of the Actionbound app was just released.
The update contains:
- Due to popular demand, we bring a new feature: Record audio!
- Global ranking shown when finishing a Bound
- Uploaded media can be removed
- Improvement of the count down timer
- Bug fixes
- Bounds that can be started with a ticket only
We wish you lots of fun with Actionbound and are looking forward to your feedback and rating in the app stores of Apple or Google :)
The Bound-Creator has been redesigned and has got tons of great enhancements:
- Live preview of the app screens right in the Bound-Creator
- Extensive improvements in user experience
- Responsive design: Create Bounds in your mobile device's browser
- Improved evaluation of the player’s results
… and more: Check it out at https://actionbound.com
The Bound-Creator is now ready for the future: There will be splendid new features coming up in the next months.
Thanks to all beta testers!
Download the current version of the Actionbound app for free:• iOS
(iPhone, iPad, iPod): Apple App Store• Android: Google Play Store
or from the Actionbound server• Blackberry
(devices supporting .apk files): From the Actionbound server
This info graphic shows how you use the stages element in Actionbound.
- Choose wether you want the player to go linearly through the Bound or let him select the stages from a list or start them via QR code.
- Use stages to better arrange your sequence
- Give the player aid to orientation with geo tagged stages shown in the panel of the Actionbund app
Actionbound allows you to define places to be discovered by the players of your scavenger hunt. Here's how it works.
This info graphic shows how QR- and barcodes can be used in Actionbound for interactive scavenger hunts, paper chases and stuff like that. Have fun!
Supported "own code" types: