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The purpose of this PowerPoint presentation, is to help the user make the connection between a smart device (iPhone or Droid) and software games written by DEC Software.
Each program requires players (or teams) to “buzz-in”. Now we have developed software to enable your smart device to do this.
1. A computer running Windows XP or newer. You’ll need the following in order to connect your smart device to our software: 2. An iOS or Android device. 3. All devices connected to the same network. 4. Network that allows peer-to-peer communication (more info here)(more info here) 5. We’ll wait right here, till you run out and get everything that you need.
If you don’t own any DEC Software program, free demonstration programs can be downloaded from: OK, now get the program running on your computer. http://decsoftware.com/downloads.htm Install your program of choice and then run it. For the purposes of this presentation, we will be using The Ultimate QuizShow.
Click on the Play QuizShow icon.Click on the SmartPhone Setup icon.
Now we’re ready to connect the smart devices. This is the connection screen for The Ultimate QuizShow.
Before proceeding, we recommend setting the screen ‘time-out’ to several minutes.* Now, pick your smart device. * This will prevent your smart device from disconnecting during the game, due to there being no activity on your device. iOS powered devices Android powered devices Home screen > Settings > General > Auto-lock option Settings > Display > Screen TimeOut
Go to the Apple App Store* and download the DEC Buzzer app. Install and start the app. Now, pick a game. For this example, we’ll choose The Ultimate QuizShow. iPhone Setup
In the textbox of the iPhone, type in the IP Address as displayed on the computer screen that is running the program. Tap the button on the iPhone. iPhone Setup This is the connection screen for The Ultimate QuizShow. 192.168.1.122
iPhone Setup Now choose a team. For this example, we’ll choose Team 2.
Now, tapping the button on the iOS device should result in data appearing in this region of the program. iPhone Setup But, more importantly, tapping the button when playing the game, will result in Team 2 ‘buzzing in’.
This concludes the iPhone setup information, what would you like to do now? iPhone Setup Of course, this is just a test of how the iPhone and Droid can be used to ‘buzz-in’ to:
Droid Setup Go to the Google Play Store and download the DEC Buzzer app. Alternately, you may go to our website and download the APK file: http://decsoftware.com/downloads.htm Install and start the app.
Droid Setup Now, on your computer, run the program. For this illustration, we’ll use The Ultimate QuizShow. When you have started the program and arrived at the Game Screen, tap on the SmartPhoneSetup button.
Droid Setup In the textbox of the Android, type in the IP Address as displayed on the computer screen that is running the program. Tap the button on the Android. Now, pick a game. For this example, we’re using The Ultimate QuizShow. Give all of your players/teams time to connect their smart devices to the program.
Droid Setup Now, pick a team. For this example, we’ll choose Team 3.
Droid Setup Now, tapping the button on the Droid should result in data appearing in this area of the program. But, more importantly, tapping the button when playing the game, will result in Team 3 ‘buzzing in’.
This concludes the Droid setup information, what would you like to do now? Droid Setup Of course, this is just a test of how the iPhone and Droid can be used to ‘buzz-in’ to:
Sometimes a computer will have a firewall protecting it from the unauthorized access to the computer. A message like the one at the right will appear when you attempt to start one of our games. Peer-to-peer communication Sometimes a network will be setup in order to block peer to peer communication. This is exactly the basis of the smart devide - desktop connection. You may have to ask your network administrators to unblock this in order for your smart device to communicate with the desktop computer, specifically the program. In this event, please click the button, in order for the game to communicate with the android device.
So follow these steps to get smart devices connected to the program on your computer. Peer-to-peer communication As an example, ZoneAlarm is a free firewall blocking program. We use it on 2 of the machines in our offices. Despite our best efforts, we always have problems on the machine protected by ZoneAlarm. *Your screen will probably look different than this. 1. Right-click on the ZoneAlarm icon in the tray: * 2. Right-click on the "Snooze Firewall for 5 minutes..." *