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Big update: new features for your Bounds' media

We now offer two new ways for you to use uploaded media more individually: an image editing feature and a native audio player.

Editing images

Do you want your images to be larger or smaller? Or maybe not left aligned? All this and much more can now be done easily with our improved settings. Simply insert your desired image from your media library into the Creator. Now just click on the cog in the Bound preview and you have a whole range of new possibilities at your disposal.

Choose section:
If you only want a certain section of your image to appear in the element, you can easily select your image section here.

Replace:
If you click on Replace you will end up in your media library. This makes exchanging pictures even easier.

Width:
Choose how wide you want your image to be. Simply drag the slider from left to right and the width of your image will change accordingly.

Alignment:
Choose between four options where you would like to place your picture should in the element. Do you want it to be the centerpiece or should it be on the right side?

Text flow:
Do you want your text to scroll next to your image? Then activate this option.

Zoom:
Do you know the little magnifying glass in the pictures? It appears on the image once you see the item in the app. If you don't want the magnifying glass to appear, you can easily hide it here. You need a license to use this feature.


Native audio player

Until now, inserted audio files appeared only as a simple play button in the app. In addition, the file broke off when the standby mode of the device was (involuntarily) activated.

Our new native audio player gives licensed creators and their players more options. A cog appears to the right of your file in the Bound preview. By clicking this icon, you can switch on the native audio player.

Important: You must switch on the native audio player individually for each inserted audio file!

The audio file will now appear in a new design for your players and contain more possibilities:

  • no cancelling playback in standby mode
  • pausing, resuming and browsing through the file are now possible
  • the playback speed can be adjusted (Creator & App)

The bottom line is: more comfort for everyone! Plus a little gimmick for audio puzzles when the playback speed has to be adjusted first to understand everything.


Check out our Step by Step guide if you like to know how things work in detail. Have fun experimenting with the new features!

New Actionbound feature: The cloze is here!

We are happy to announce that we have a new answer mode for the quiz in the Bound Creator: the Cloze!

Again and again we receive messages from the community with wishes and suggestions for Actionbound . We are happy to announce that another new feature has made it into the Creator!

From now on you can ask cloze quiz questions. The feature can be found in the "Quiz" element under the different answer modes. You can create as many gaps as you want. Also here you can give partial points for not completely correctly solved questions via "Locker score".

How to create your cloze task:

In your Bound Creator you will find the cloze in the Quiz element at the very bottom when you select the answer mode.

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You can easily mark your gaps in your text element with curly brackets. Be careful not to put a space after the brackets, otherwise this will be part of the correct answer.

Tip: For long texts, you can specify the missing words in the task.

Have fun trying it out and we are looking forward to your feedback! Send us your cloze tasks via Instagram or Facebook! We are always happy about links.

That's so random!

Missions and quizzes can now be shuffled within stages

We are happy to present a new feature - randomizing elements. Within stages you can now have players play each mission oder question randomly or just one random element. Simply activate the feature in the settings of each stage and select the desired modus.

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Merge Bounds in Actionbound

We just released a new feature which allows you to combine two or more Bounds into one new Bound.

The feature merge Bounds allowes you to copy the content of your existing Bounds into a new one.

The following video shows you how simple it is to merge two Bounds.

Merge your Bounds

The merge function is part of our license feature set. If you want to unlock this feature for your Bounds, check here for a suitable license. If you can't find the right product for you, feel free to contact Benedikt Heiß.

The Bound Challenge

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.

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Bound Challenge for you Bounds

The Bound Challenge is part of our license feature set. If you want to unlock this feature for your Bounds, check here for suitable license. If you can't find the right product for you, feel free to contact Benedikt Heiß.

The Bound Styler

The Bound Styler gives you the opportunity to customize the appearance of your Bounds according to your own ideas and wishes.

Customization possibilities

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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.

4xTool.png 4styles-en.jpg Here are a few examples of how Bounds can be customized with the Bound Styler.

Activate Bound-Styler now

The Bound Styler can be purchased as a premium feature for your account for one year. This allows you to customize all your Bounds freely. If you are interested please contact us per e-mail .

Actionbound app update

A new version (2.8.0) of the Actionbound app was just released.

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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 :)

Bound-Creator redesigned

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The new version of the browser based tool to create mobile adventures is online!

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!

How to use Stages in Actionbound

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

How to use GPS locations in treasure hunts with Actionbound

Actionbound allows you to define places to be discovered by the players of your scavenger hunt. Here's how it works.


How to use QR- and barcodes in Actionbound

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:

  • QR_CODE
  • DATA_MATRIX
  • UPC_E
  • UPC_A
  • EAN_8
  • EAN_13
  • CODE_128
  • CODE_39
  • ITF