Getting Started

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

Bubmag is a print 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 the content directly.

Scanning Codes

How to scan QR codes with my camera on an Android* or iOS:

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

* Unfortunately, some Android devices do not support QR code scanning directly; in that case, please download a third-party QR code app.

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

  1. Select QR-Reader or Cardboard from Bubmag’s navigation tab.
  2. The camera’s built-in app will then launch.
  3. Hold your device steady for 2-3 seconds aimed at the QR code you wish to scan.
  4. Click on the notification to open the content from the QR code.

Scan the QR codes here:

Scan QR-Code

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

  1. Select Augment from Bubmag’s navigation tab.
  2. The camera’s built-in app will then launch.
  3. Hold your device steady aimed at the Marker with an AR and cube icon.
  4. AR experience will then appear.

Scan Markers here:

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 VR180 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 initiate 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 VR180 or 360-degrees.

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

Note: VR180 and 360-degree video playback is currently not supported on mobile browsers, including web views for applications and sites outside YouTube and Vimeo.

Scan QR codes here for VR180 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 website (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.

Please note that the third-party browsers available on the 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, you’ll see a prompt that provides installation instructions.