Qula Bike Trails, How to Play

Qula offers fun treasure hunts on your Smartphone. The ideal outing for family and groups

GAME INSTRUCTIONS/ HOW TO PLAY QULA

1. WILL WE GET A ROUTE DESCRIPTION?

No, you will not get directions. You have to search for the locations yourself. Qula is a quest after all.

Your team's location is indicated by a blue dot on a map in the app. The locations are in the app (blue part). You have to puzzle yourself how to cycle from location A to B.

2. IN WHAT ORDER SHOULD WE BIKE THE LOCATIONS & QUESTIONS?

You will receive a question at each location. You can finish the locations in any order.

3. SHOULD I DOWNLOAD AN APP?​

No, there is no Qula app in Google Play Store or App Store.

You play the game with a login on the website www.qulatrails.com.

4. IF THE WEATHER IS BAD OR JUST CAN'T, CAN WE PLAY ANOTHER TIME?​

Yes, that's possible. Your login remains valid for 1 year.

5. HOW DOES IT WORK WITH TEAMS?

You appoint a Team Leader for each team. Only the team leader logs in. Choose a team leader who is handy with cards and can read aloud well. The team leader reads the questions and determines the route in consultation with his team. 

Each team starts at the same point, ask A. Then you can each team determine its own route. Agree where you finish. 

6. DO WE END AT THE SAME POINT AS THE START ADDRESS?

There are about 12 questions in a Bike Trails. You can decide for yourself in which order you go through the questions and which question you do last. And where you finish.

The app does provide a few suggestions for Finish locations. If you finish there you will earn an extra 150 points. That's the only difference.

7. WHEN WE START THE GAME WE GET A 'GEO LOCATION ERROR'. WHAT NOW?

That's because you haven't allowed your phone to determine your location. Change this at 'Settings' or 'Settings', see below for iPhone and other phone brands (Android)

Android


Iphone (Location is under 'Privacy')



8a. I HAVE TURNED ON 'MY LOCATION' BUT STILL GET A 'GEO-LOCATION ERROR'!

Rarely, but unfortunately sometimes happens. This is how you solve it.

There is a 'Map of Locations' tab in the game. In it you will see a Square at the top right. Click on the Square and select 'Stamen (Toner)'.

8b. I HAVE TURNED ON 'MY LOCATION' BUT STILL GET A 'GEO-LOCATION ERROR'! (2)

Websites (in this case qula-trails.com) may ask for your location. If you qula-trails.com refuses to determine your location, then your location will be did not displayed in game. Even though 'Location' is on. You must www.qula-trails.com so do not block. But sometimes this happens by accident. 

We will first discuss how to set this up for Android, then for an iPhone.

Android
1. In Google Chrome on your phone, go to 'Settings')
* see Screenshots below
2. Go to: 'Site settings
3. Go to 'Location'
4. Here is a list of 'Blocked websites'. If qula-trails.com here, click on this website and unblock our website. You can play!

(under these Screenshots is an explanation for Iphone)
* see Screenshots for Android




iPhone
On an Iphone there are 2 levels to turn GPS on/off. 

1. At Phone level (see question 7)

2. In Safari (your browser). Here you come through: settings/safari/location. See image, also choose 'Allow' here

View video with explanation (for iPhone)

9. HOW DO WE KNOW THAT WE ARE BIKING GOOD?

You will not receive a route description (see question 1). You choose a Location that you are going to search. If the rangefinder expires, you are cycling well. If the counter goes up, you are cycling wrong.

10. WE ARE AT THE LOCATION, BUT THE APP IS STILL INDICATING A LARGE DISTANCE. HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE?

Your location is determined by a GPS antenna in your phone (photo). These antennas are sometimes of poor quality and therefore inaccurately transmit your location. This is relatively more common with iPhones.

11. CAN WE PLAY THE GAME WITH A TABLET?

Yes, and this is very useful! Your team can then better read the questions. You must have Internet on your tablet. You can arrange this by using your phone as a WIFI Hotspot. Search the Internet for how to do this on your phone.

 

12. WE WANT A DISCOUNT. IS THIS POSSIBLE?

Yes, if you have already done a scavenger hunt with us once, you will receive a discount if you want to do another scavenger hunt.

With the discount code: HYPO2021
you only pay €18,50 per voucher.

13. NOT DUTCH? READ THIS!

Our game is available in several languages. It's important to select a language on the homepage of www.qula-trails.com!

A translation error will happen if you select the language after using your password. At that stage 'Dutch' is already loaded. 

What to do when this happens?
Delete your cookies and browsing history and login again. See instruction video how to do this (iPhone)

Damn… still Dutch!? Probably you are using a Pop-up blocker. please disable your popup blocker for just a day. 
see instruction video how to do this (iPhone, Settings/ Safari, Block Popups)

Now it should work fine!

14. WHO DO YOU PLAY WHEN YOU CYCLING WITH 1 TEAM?

Then you play for a 'high score'. At the end your score will be compared with other teams.

delft

15. WHERE AM I? HOW SHOULD WE BIKE?

The game consists of questions (in red) and 'extras' in blue. 
In the last blue row it says 'MAP WITH LOCATIONS'.

Use this map to navigate. The locations you need to look for are indicated by letters. There is a little blue ball indicating the location of your team.


staff outing delft


16. HOW DOES OUR TEAM EARN POINTS?

You have to try to find the locations that are on the map in the app. For each location you find, you earn 100 points. 

When you have found a location, you will get a question there. The question is usually about the location (a church or a statue, for example), but not always. If you answer the question correctly, you will earn 250 points. A wrong answer costs your team 125 points.

Sometimes you have an assignment that you have to try to complete within a certain time.

These assignments are never complicated. For instance:
'find the house with the golden doorknob. What year is this house from?'

For example, you get a maximum of 90 seconds for such an assignment. For every second you spend on it, you get points deducted.

17. HOW MUCH TRAFFIC DOES THE GAME USE?

Very little, between 5 and 15 MB.

About 30 small pictures are loaded and sometimes a small video or audio fragment.

18. I HAVE AN IPHONE!

An iPhone sometimes has problems with GPS. Then the location of your team will not be accurately determined. If you have the choice, it's better to Qula to play on an Android phone (LG, Samsung, Motorola… basically all other brands).

Resetting GPS almost always helps, and that's how you do it!

19. SHARE YOUR PHONE SCREEN WITH OTHERS

The team leader logs in and reads out the questions. But the game shows photos and videos so it is of course super fun if others can watch on their own phone.

It is possible to share your phone's screen with other phones. 

Do you have Android phone? Use Inkwire.
Use the free and reliable app Inkwire for this if you have an Android phone. Go to Inkwire on Google Play Store  or take a look first a video on Youtube how Inkwire works.

Do you use an iPhone?
Then you can ApowerMirror use.

20. CAN I TRY THE GAME ON MY PHONE FIRST?

Yes, that's possible. We have one here DEMO Games developed. Go to this page and start it DEMOgame to see if everything works.
https://qula.info/play-qula/

Important!
Do not use your own password to test. After that you can no longer log in.

21. CAN I ALSO DO THE TRACK ON A SCOOTER?

Yes, of course! 

22. HOW LONG CAN I TAKE ON THE BIKE TRACK?

 There is no maximum time in which you must complete the assignments. Feel free to take a terrace or visit a shop. You can take as long as you want. 

23. FINALLY, TEST YOUR GPS BEFORE YOU GO!!!

Sometimes teams are at the start and the GPS is not working on their phone. They will then receive a notification from our app:
'The geolocation has been denied(see also image)

Then you can't do the scavenger hunt! You can read how to solve this in questions 7 and 8.

Test if your GPS works with this link: 
https://qula-trails.com/maps/fullscreen/73/

Do you see the error message 'The geolocation has been denied'? That is not good!

Of course, do test with the phone you are going to play on.

TIP!
  • Charge your mobile phone 100% before you leave
  • Play on a tablet, then your team members can watch better. Use your mobile as a WIFI Hotspot for this
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