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Introducing our Augmented Reality Christmas Card!

Merry Christmas! For those of you who are lucky enough to have received our Christmas Card, we've got a special treat for you.

By now you've probably taken a look inside the cover and noticed that you can scan the front of the card to unwrap a special virtual Christmas gift, every day until Christmas!

Here's a little tutorial to show you how if you're not sure how it works!

Getting Started

You'll need an iPhone or Android phone to get this working - you'll also need the card handy!

Step 1 - Installing the Layar app

You'll need the Layar app from your app store in order to get this working. 

Apple App StoreOn an iPhone

You'll need to go to the app store, by tapping the "App Store" button on your homescreen.

Or, if you're reading this on your phone, go straight to the app store page.  

Google Play StoreOn Android

You'll need to go to "Google Play" by opening the app.

Or, if you're reading this on your phone, go straight to the google play store.

Then, just search for "Layar", you'll see the icon come up that looks like the one below, download the app, it's free!

Layar Icon

Step 2 - Scan the card

Once the Layar app is downloaded, open it up. You'll get a screen that prompts you to point the camera at what you'd like to scan. Point at the Christmas card and you should see some goodies appear, one for each day, click them to reveal!

Scaning your own Christmas Card

Top Tips

  • Scan the whole card
  • Make sure you're in a well lit room!
  • You'll need internet access on your phone
  • Hold up the card and move the camera to get the best angle
  • Come back every day for a new treat