Storyfy AR

Imagine if you could enjoy filmic stories, not in cinemas but in a high street, park, forest, airport. Imagine if the storyworld was all around you, and you could interact with Augmented Reality 3D characters, talking to you, leading you from place to place.

What if you could enjoy an animated augmented reality film in your own home, not on a TV screen, or a playstation, but all around your house? If you could follow an animated character up your stairs, finding different scenes in your bedroom, your kitchen, with characters hiding in your shower, in a cupboard?

That’s what we’re developing. Interactive, cinematic stories spread throughout unusual places, cinema as you’ve never experienced it before.

Our Storyfy AR app is being developed to deliver AR stories to people in a variety of locations. At the moment, we are urgently working on AR stories that people can enjoy in their own homes, during lockdown. So children can follow story quests, like treasure hunts, activities to keep them stimulated and active, exploring every nook and cranny of your house (only places that you choose!) to find characters and scenes.

Being stuck inside doesn’t have to mean being stuck in front of the TV or playstation all day….
If you download the app now, you’ll see a couple of prototype characters – the homeless donkey, who we used to get the message out about homelessness and rough sleeping in Manchester. And Incognito, the explorer, in search of the last other frog of his kind….

But more stories are coming soon, to homes near you.…

Download the app here:

Apple Store: https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/storyfy-ar/id1493234340
Google Play https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.JulianStopher.ARChristmas

The frog can be placed wherever you want with the tap of a finger.
The donkey is placed with trigger images which you will need to print off. Or point your phone at the image on another device.
We are exploring different ways to deliver this service. We would welcome your feedback about what works for you…

Nearly all phones now are AR-enabled. If you have an older style phone which is not factory-enabled for AR, you can enable it yourself. Follow this guidance: https://android.gadgethacks.com/how-to/enable-arcore-any-android-phone-0199789/

If you want to check if your phone is AR-enabled, these devices below support AR stories:

AsusROG Phone
AsusROG Phone II
AsusZenfone 6
AsusZenfone AR
AsusZenfone ARES
General MobileGM 9 Plus
GoogleNexus 5XRequires Android 8.0 or later
GoogleNexus 6PRequires Android 8.0 or later
GooglePixel
GooglePixel XL
GooglePixel 2Supports 60 fps camera capture frame rate on the rear-facing camera


Supports multiple GPU texture resolutions – 1080p, 720p, 480p
GooglePixel 2 XLSupports 60 fps camera capture frame rate on the rear-facing camera


Supports multiple GPU texture resolutions – 1080p, 720p, 480p
GooglePixel 3Supports 60 fps camera capture frame rate on the rear-facing camera


When 60 fps camera capture mode is active, the camera uses fixed focus


Supports multiple GPU texture resolutions – 1080p, 720p, 480p
GooglePixel 3 XLSupports 60 fps camera capture frame rate on the rear-facing camera


When 60 fps camera capture mode is active, the camera uses fixed focus


Supports multiple GPU texture resolutions – 1080p, 720p, 480p
GooglePixel 3aSupports multiple GPU texture resolutions – 1080p, 720p, 480p
GooglePixel 3a XLSupports multiple GPU texture resolutions – 1080p, 720p, 480p
GooglePixel 4Supports 60 fps camera capture frame rate on the rear-facing camera on Android 10 Dec 2019 OTA or later


Supports multiple GPU texture resolutions – 1080p, 720p, 480p
GooglePixel 4 XLSupports 60 fps camera capture frame rate on the rear-facing camera on Android 10 Dec 2019 OTA or later


Supports multiple GPU texture resolutions – 1080p, 720p, 480p
HMD GlobalNokia 6 (2018)Also known as Nokia 6.1
HMD GlobalNokia 6.1 Plus
HMD GlobalNokia 6.2Requires Android 10.0 or later
HMD GlobalNokia 7 Plus
HMD GlobalNokia 7.1
HMD GlobalNokia 7.2Requires Android 10.0 or later
HMD GlobalNokia 8Requires Android 8.0 or later
HMD GlobalNokia 8 Sirocco
HMD GlobalNokia 8.1
HuaweiHonor 8X
HuaweiHonor 10Supports multiple GPU texture resolutions – 1440×1080, 1280×960, 480p
HuaweiHonor View 10 Lite
HuaweiHonor V20Supports multiple GPU texture resolutions – 1440×1080, 1280×960, 480p
HuaweiMate 20 Lite
HuaweiMate 20
HuaweiMate 20 Pro
HuaweiMate 20 X
HuaweiNova 3Supports multiple GPU texture resolutions – 1440×1080, 1280×960, 480p
HuaweiNova 3i
HuaweiNova 4Supports multiple GPU texture resolutions – 1440×1080, 1280×960, 480p
HuaweiP20Supports multiple GPU texture resolutions – 1440×1080, 1280×960, 480p
HuaweiP20 ProSupports multiple GPU texture resolutions – 1440×1080, 1280×960, 480p
HuaweiP30Supports multiple GPU texture resolutions – 1440×1080, 1280×960, 480p
HuaweiP30 ProSupports multiple GPU texture resolutions – 2048×1536, 1280×960, 480p
HuaweiPorsche Design Mate RS
HuaweiPorsche Design Mate 20 RS
HuaweiY9 2019
Infinix MobileNote 6
KyoceraTorque G04
LGG6Requires Android 8.0 or later
LGG7 Fit
LGG7 One
LGG7 ThinQARCore uses the wide angle fixed focus rear facing camera for AR tracking
LGG8 ThinQSupports multiple GPU texture resolutions – 1080p, 720p, 480p
LGG8S ThinQ
LGG8X ThinQ
LGG Pad 5 10.1 FHD
LGQ6Supports multiple GPU texture resolutions – 1080p, 720p, 480p
LGQ70
LGQ8
LGstyle2ARCore uses the wide angle fixed focus rear facing camera for AR tracking
LGStylo 5
LGV30Requires Android 8.0 or later


ARCore uses the wide angle fixed focus rear facing camera for AR tracking
LGV30+Requires Android 8.0 or later


ARCore uses the wide angle fixed focus rear facing camera for AR tracking
LGV30+ JOJORequires Android 8.0 or later


ARCore uses the wide angle fixed focus rear facing camera for AR tracking
LGLG Signature Edition 2017Requires Android 8.0 or later


ARCore uses the wide angle fixed focus rear facing camera for AR tracking
LGV35 ThinQARCore uses the wide angle fixed focus rear facing camera for AR tracking
LGLG Signature Edition 2018ARCore uses the wide angle fixed focus rear facing camera for AR tracking
LGV40 ThinQARCore uses the wide angle fixed focus rear facing camera for AR tracking
LGV50 ThinQSupports multiple GPU texture resolutions – 1080p, 720p, 480p
LGV60 ThinQ 5GSupports multiple GPU texture resolutions – 1080p, 720p, 480p
Motorolamoto g⁵ˢ plusSupports multiple GPU texture resolutions – 1080p, 720p, 480p
Motorolamoto g⁶Supports multiple GPU texture resolutions – 1080p, 720p, 480p
Motorolamoto g⁶ plusSupports multiple GPU texture resolutions – 1080p, 720p, 480p
Motorolamoto g⁷
Motorolamoto g⁷ play
Motorolamoto g⁷ plus
Motorolamoto g⁷ power
Motorolamoto g⁷ play
Motorolamoto g⁸Supports multiple GPU texture resolutions – 1080p, 720p, 480p
Motorolamoto g⁸ playSupports multiple GPU texture resolutions – 1080p, 720p, 480p
Motorolamoto g⁸ plusSupports multiple GPU texture resolutions – 1080p, 720p, 480p
Motorolamoto g⁸ powerSupports multiple GPU texture resolutions – 1080p, 720p, 480p
Motorolamoto g stylusSupports multiple GPU texture resolutions – 1080p, 720p, 480p
Motorolamotorola one
Motorolamotorola one action
Motorolamotorola one hyperSupports multiple GPU texture resolutions – 1080p, 720p, 480p
Motorolamotorola one macro
Motorolamotorola one power
Motorolamotorola one vision
Motorolamotorola one zoom
Motorolamoto x⁴Requires Android 8.0 or later
Motorolamoto z² forceRequires Android 8.0 or later
Motorolamoto z³
Motorolamoto z³ play
Motorolamoto z⁴
OnePlusOnePlus 3TRequires Android 8.0 or later
OnePlusOnePlus 5
OnePlusOnePlus 5T
OnePlusOnePlus 6Supports multiple GPU texture resolutions – 1080p, 720p, 480p
OnePlusOnePlus 6TSupports multiple GPU texture resolutions – 1080p, 720p, 480p
OnePlusOnePlus 7Supports multiple GPU texture resolutions – 1080p, 720p, 480p
OnePlusOnePlus 7 ProSupports multiple GPU texture resolutions – 1080p, 720p, 480p
OnePlusOnePlus 7 Pro 5GSupports multiple GPU texture resolutions – 1080p, 720p, 480p
OnePlusOnePlus 7TSupports multiple GPU texture resolutions – 1080p, 720p, 480p
OnePlusOnePlus 7T ProSupports multiple GPU texture resolutions – 1080p, 720p, 480p
OppoF11 Pro
OppoF15
OppoFind X2
OppoFind X2 Pro
OppoK3Supports multiple GPU texture resolutions – 1440×1080, 1280×960, 480p
OppoK5Supports multiple GPU texture resolutions – 1080p, 720p, 480p
OppoR17 Pro
Opporealme 5
Opporealme 5 Pro
Opporealme Q
Opporealme X
Opporealme X Lite
Opporealme XT
Opporealme X2
Opporealme X2 Pro
OppoReno
OppoReno2Supports multiple GPU texture resolutions – 1440×1080, 1280×960, 480p
OppoReno2 F
OppoReno2 ZSupports multiple GPU texture resolutions – 1080p, 720p, 480p
OppoReno3 Pro
OppoReno 10x ZoomSupports multiple GPU texture resolutions – 1440×1080, 1280×960, 480p
OppoReno ASupports multiple GPU texture resolutions – 1080p, 720p, 480p
OppoReno Z
SamsungGalaxy A3 (2017)Requires Android 8.0 or later


ARCore always runs with auto focus mode enabled on the rear facing camera


Supports multiple GPU texture resolutions – 1080p, 720p, 480p
SamsungGalaxy A5 (2017)Supports multiple GPU texture resolutions – 1440×1080, 960×720, 480p
SamsungGalaxy A6 (2018)
SamsungGalaxy A7 (2017)Some models only support OpenGL ES 3.0 and earlier
SamsungGalaxy A7 (2018)Some models only support OpenGL ES 3.0 and earlier


Requires Android 9.0 or later
SamsungGalaxy A8
SamsungGalaxy A8+ (2018)
SamsungGalaxy A30
SamsungGalaxy A40
SamsungGalaxy A50Supports multiple GPU texture resolutions – 1080p, 720p, 480p
SamsungGalaxy A50sSupports multiple GPU texture resolutions – 1080p, 720p, 480p
SamsungGalaxy A60
SamsungGalaxy A70
SamsungGalaxy A70sRequires Android 10 or later
SamsungGalaxy A71
SamsungGalaxy A80
SamsungGalaxy A90 5G
SamsungGalaxy Fold
SamsungGalaxy J5 (2017)SM-J530 models


Some models only support OpenGL ES 3.0 and earlier


Supports multiple GPU texture resolutions – 960×720, 480p
SamsungGalaxy J5 ProSM-J530 models


Some models only support OpenGL ES 3.0 and earlier


Supports multiple GPU texture resolutions – 960×720, 480p
SamsungGalaxy J7 (2017)SM-J730 models


Some models only support OpenGL ES 3.0 and earlier


Certain models only support OpenGL ES 3.1 and earlier
SamsungGalaxy J7 ProSM-J730 models


Some models only support OpenGL ES 3.0 and earlier


Certain models only support OpenGL ES 3.1 and earlier
SamsungGalaxy M21
SamsungGalaxy M30s
SamsungGalaxy M31
SamsungGalaxy Note8Supports multiple GPU texture resolutions – 1080p, 720p, 480p
SamsungGalaxy Note9
SamsungGalaxy Note10Supports multiple GPU texture resolutions – 1080p, 720p, 480p
SamsungGalaxy Note10 5GSupports multiple GPU texture resolutions – 1080p, 720p, 480p
SamsungGalaxy Note10+Supports multiple GPU texture resolutions – 1080p, 720p, 480p
SamsungGalaxy Note10+ 5GSupports multiple GPU texture resolutions – 1080p, 720p, 480p
SamsungGalaxy Note10 Lite
SamsungGalaxy S7Supports multiple GPU texture resolutions – 1080p, 720p, 480p
SamsungGalaxy S7 edgeSupports multiple GPU texture resolutions – 1080p, 720p, 480p
SamsungGalaxy S8Supports multiple GPU texture resolutions – 1080p, 720p, 480p
SamsungGalaxy S8+Supports multiple GPU texture resolutions – 1080p, 720p, 480p
SamsungGalaxy S9 ExynosSupports multiple GPU texture resolutions – 1080p, 720p, 480p
SamsungGalaxy S9 QualcommSupports multiple GPU texture resolutions – 2048×1536, 1280×960, 480p
SamsungGalaxy S9+ ExynosSupports multiple GPU texture resolutions – 1080p, 720p, 480p
SamsungGalaxy S9+ QualcommSupports multiple GPU texture resolutions – 2048×1536, 1280×960, 480p
SamsungGalaxy S10e ExynosSupports multiple GPU texture resolutions – 1080p, 720p, 480p
SamsungGalaxy S10e QualcommSupports multiple GPU texture resolutions – 1440×1080, 1280×960, 480p
SamsungGalaxy S10 ExynosSupports multiple GPU texture resolutions – 1080p, 720p, 480p
SamsungGalaxy S10 QualcommSupports multiple GPU texture resolutions – 1440×1080, 1280×960, 480p
SamsungGalaxy S10+ ExynosSupports multiple GPU texture resolutions – 1080p, 720p, 480p
SamsungGalaxy S10+ QualcommSupports multiple GPU texture resolutions – 1440×1080, 1280×960, 480p
SamsungGalaxy S10 5GSupports multiple GPU texture resolutions – 1080p, 720p, 480p
SamsungGalaxy S10 Lite
SamsungGalaxy Tab Active Pro
SamsungGalaxy Tab S3ARCore always runs with auto focus mode enabled on the rear facing camera
SamsungGalaxy Tab S4Supports multiple GPU texture resolutions – 1440×1080, 960×720, 480p
SamsungGalaxy Tab S5e
SamsungGalaxy Tab S6
SamsungGalaxy XCover Pro
SamsungGalaxy Z Flip
SharpAQUOS R3
SharpAQUOS sense3
SharpAQUOS sense3 basic
SharpAQUOS sense3 plus
SharpAQUOS zero2
SharpS7Also known as Sharp X4
SonyXperia XZ PremiumRequires Android 8.0 or later


Supports multiple GPU texture resolutions – 1080p, 720p, 480p
SonyXperia XZ1Requires Android 8.0 or later
SonyXperia XZ1 CompactRequires Android 8.0 or later
SonyXperia XZ2Requires Android 8.0 or later with software update after Aug 2018 (security patch level 2018-08-05 or later)
SonyXperia XZ2 CompactRequires Android 8.0 or later with software update after Aug 2018 (security patch level 2018-08-05 or later)
SonyXperia XZ2 PremiumRequires Android 8.0 or later with software update after Aug 2018 (security patch level 2018-08-05 or later)
SonyXperia XZ3
SonyXperia 1
SonyXperia 1 Professional Edition
SonyXperia 5
TecnoCamon 12 Pro
TecnoPhantom 9
VivoNex 3Supports multiple GPU texture resolutions – 1440×1080, 1280×960, 480p
VivoNex 3 5GSupports multiple GPU texture resolutions – 1440×1080, 1280×960, 480p
VivoNEX S
VivoNEX Dual Display Edition
WikoView 3 Pro
XiaomiMi 8
XiaomiMi 8 SE
XiaomiMi 9
XiaomiMi 9 SE
XiaomiMi A3
XiaomiMi Mix 2SSupports multiple GPU texture resolutions – 1920×1440, 1280×960, 480p
XiaomiMi Mix 3
XiaomiPocophone F1
XiaomiRedmi K20
XiaomiRedmi K20 Pro
XiaomiRedmi Note 7Supports multiple GPU texture resolutions – 1080p, 720p, 480p
XiaomiRedmi Note 7 Pro
XiaomiRedmi Note 8
XiaomiRedmi Note 8 Pro
XiaomiRedmi Note 8T
ZebraTC52 WLAN Touch Computer
ZebraTC57 WWAN Touch Computer
ZebraTC72 WLAN Touch Computer
ZebraTC77 WWAN Touch Computer
iPhoneiPhone 11
iPhone11 Pro
iPhone11 Pro Max
iPhoneiPhone XR
iPhoneiPhone XS and XS Max
iPhoneiPhone X
iPhoneiPhone 8 and 8 Plus
iPhoneiPhone 7 and 7 Plus
iPhoneiPhone 6S and 6S Plus
iPhoneiPhone SE
iPadiPad Air 3rd Generation
iPadiPad mini 5th Generation
iPad12.9-in. iPad Pro (1st Generation)
iPad12.9-in. iPad Pro (2nd Generation)
iPad12.9-in. iPad Pro (3rd Generation)
iPad11-in. iPad Pro
iPad10.5-in. iPad Pro
iPad9.7-in. iPad Pro
iPadiPad (7th Generation)
iPadiPad (6th Generation)
iPadiPad (5th Generation)
iPodiPod touch (7th Generation)
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