Changes to the In-App Scanner
Munzee is an app with many moving parts. From time to time, we evaluate those parts to see if they can be improved, or if costs can be reduced. The scanner solution that was used in the app to scan physical munzees up until today falls into the latter. Today, we’ve released an update to the Munzee app that now uses the QR Code scanning functionality that is native to your device.
Please note this will require updating your app in the Apple App or Google Play Stores. This is not an Over-The-Air (OTA) Update, it may take longer for the update to be available. If you don’t see it in the app stores yet, check back later!
If you run into any issues with this new scanner, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org. It would be helpful for us to know your device model (i.e. iPhone 7+, Samsung Galaxy Tab S) and OS (i.e. iOS 13.1.2, Android 7.1.1) as issues are often device- or OS-specific.
Additionally, this change also means that Version 3 of the app will no longer be able to scan physical munzees. With the release of 4.0 last year we wrote that we are no longer able to support updates to Version 3, but would permanently shut it down sometime in the future. For now, Version 3 will still remain live, but its days are numbered. If you haven’t already, please make the switch to the latest version of the app. There are a lot of improvements we’ve made that we think you’ll enjoy, including:
- Ability to Activate Boosters
- Updated Test Scan Tool
- NEW Split Leaderboards
- Additional Preset Filters and Map Layers
- NEW Clan Wars Area Inside the App!
- NEW In-App Store
- Updated Nearby Events List
- Ability to Magnetize New Munzee Types, Renovate Motels, AND Reset Evolutions Inside the App
- NEW “What’s New?” Area