More often than not Apple will request video evidence that illustrates how your GPS-triggered app functions.
Before your app goes live Apple will review your app to ensure it meets their guidelines. Because there are unscrupulous developers out there Apple need reassurance that the features you have described behave as described. To satisfy this it is often a requirement to provide a video that shows location-specific content being triggered with both the app open and backgrounded (app closed).
Rather than wait for this request from Apple, we like to supply a video showing this functionality when we submit your app. This saves time when you are ready for your app to go live.
Getting set up
When you download the app you’ll be asked permission for the app to access Location Services as part of the installation (onboarding) process. This is so the location-specific content can be detected. For content to be triggered in the background you’ll need to ‘Always Allow’ Location Services. You can either follow the prompts during onboarding or go to the device’s Setting app and change the Location settings. Find the app in the list and select Permissions.
What does the video need to show?
What you will need you to do when you have downloaded the app and installed the content is head out to where some of your app Places are located, but not within the trigger zone of any of the Places. Now, start your screen recorder (see below).
With the screen recording in progress, head towards a Place featured in the app (start a Trail if relevant) so the recording captures the Place being triggered automatically via GPS, with the app open. If audio auto-play has been enabled then the audio should start as soon as you reach the trigger zone. Tap the prompt to open the page. Next, and whilst still recording, note where the next stop is and head towards that Place, but before you reach it tap the Home button so you can see your device’s home page with different app icons. This means the app is backgrounded i.e. not open. When you reach the trigger zone a notification should appear to say you’ve triggered the place (and audio will play if enabled). Tap the ‘view details’ option and the app should open on that Place page. If all has gone to plan then you can stop the screen recording and share with your developer via dropbox or WeTransfer etc.
It is a good idea to record this video when your project is in the testing phase, rather than having to go out especially once you’ve signed the app off.
How do I record a review video?
All iOS devices come with an inbuilt screen recorder. Use the guidelines provided by Apple to enable this. If there is an option to select ‘record media sounds’ then select that one.
Get in touch and we’ll guide you through the process and share an example with you, if that would help.