Getting Started

An overview of the project, how to use the magazine and web app, how to scan codes and install the progressive web app, and more. Read through to see what suits your particular needs.

Bubmag is a physical and digital magazine that uses dynamically generated content. If available, codes can be scanned by the web app using the print issue to select and read the aggregated information online. Or tap the thumbnails on Bubmag’s homepage to select and read directly the content.

Scanning Codes

How to scan QR Codes with my camera on Android* or iOS

  1. Open the Camera app either from the lock screen or tapping on the icon from your home screen.
  2. Hold your device steady for 2-3 seconds towards the QR-Code you want to scan.
  3. Click on the notification to open the content of the QR-Code.

* Unfortunately, some Android devices do not support QR Code scanning directly; please download a third-party QR Code reader app.

How to scan a QR-Code with Bubmag’s built-in camera app

  1. Select QR-Reader or Cardboard from Bubmag’s navigation.
  2. The camera built-in app will launch.
  3. Hold your device steady for 2-3 seconds towards the QR-Code you want to scan.
  4. Click on the notification to open the content of the QR-Code.

Scan here QR-Codes:

Scan QR-Code

How to scan a Marker with Bubmag’s built-in camera app

  1. Select Augment from Bubmag’s navigation.
  2. The camera built-in app will launch.
  3. Hold your device steady  towards the Marker with a AR and cube icon.
  4. AR experience appears.

Scan here Markers:

Scan Marker

Cardboard for VR

How to Watch VR180 and 360 degree videos with Cardboard

With Cardboard and the YouTube/Vimeo mobile app, you can watch VR 180 and 360 degree videos for an immersive virtual reality experience.

  1. Assemble (Google) Cardboard.
  2. Scan the QR-Code with a VR and Cardboard icon.
  3. You will be redirected to a video in VR 180 or 360 degrees.
  4. Tap the play button to start playback.
  5. Tap the Cardboard icon . The screen split will split into two smaller screens.
  6. Insert your phone into Cardboard.
  7. Look around to view the video in VR 180 or 360 degrees.

To use Cardboard with iOS devices, you’ll need to have iOS 9 or higher

Note: VR 180 and 360 degree video playback is currently not supported on mobile browsers, including web views for applications and sites outside of YouTube/Vimeo.

Scan here QR-Codes for VR 180 and 360 degree videos:

Scan QR-Code

Progressive Web App

How to install PWA on iPhone

  1. Tap the Share button in Safari for the Webseite (PWA) you’re using.
  2. Tap the icon labeled Add to Home Screen.
  3. Tap Add in the upper-right corner.
  4. You can now launch the PWA from your Home screen by tapping its icon.

Note that third-party browsers available on App Store (including Chrome, Firefox, Brave and Edge) are not allowed to “install” PWAs and some of them don’t support Service Workers.

How to install PWA on Android

In a browser that supports Progressive Web Apps, such as Firefox or Chrome on Android, you’ll see a prompt that explains installation.