The other day, minutes before I was leaving for a trip to celebrate my wedding anniversary I was notified by a kind teacher that HP Reveal was shutting down. To say I was totally bummed would be an understatement because HP Reveal has been an out of the box option for a couple of my resources and I had plans for even more!
So I am sad to announce, if you own A.N.T.H.E.M. or The Magical Lute; A Musical Quest practice incentive, please be aware that the time is limited on how much longer you can use the “AR” (HP Reveal) cards. As of 1/10/2020, the app is no longer in the app store. It is also unclear how long we will have the ability to continue using it if you already have it downloaded on your device. I did send in an email with those questions, but have not received an answer yet. This is the statement I get when opening the app…
So this is what I suggest for now…. if it still works on your device, continue to use it! (It currently works on mine) But if it doesn’t or when it eventually stops working, switch over to the QR Code cards.
ALL IS NOT LOST!
This does not mean all is lost with your practice incentive resource! The same challenge videos that you accessed via HP Reveal can still be accessed through the QR code cards. The only difference is it won’t have the same augmented reality affect, which really stinks, but that is technology for you… I’ve learned over the years when it comes to technology you should always have a backup. And in this case, I am grateful that I remembered to do just that when I created these resources.
***Please be aware, if you own The Magical Lute Quest resource, you will want to update and re-print the QR codes. I had to re-home those cards so the current ones will not work. As long as you update it after this post has been published, you should be good to go. The A.N.T.H.E.M. QR codes are fine as is.
IS THERE A REPLACEMENT?
I am sure you are asking yourself… “Is there another similar app that you will be replacing HP Reveal with?” Because that would be my question. I wish I could say yes! But after doing some digging I haven’t been able to find anything close to what HP Reveal did and what I really need to make it work. If you are aware of something out there, please let me know. I haven’t stopped looking and if I do find something, I will update the files accordingly.
I hope that answers your questions. If I find out more, I will update this post but for now, you know all that I know. Thank you for your understanding!