We hope you'll love using the iOS App as much as we loved making it. While we've tried to make the App as simple as possible, here's a quick FAQ on what each screen means and how to use it.
Step by step iOS App guide.
Bottom Navigation Bar: The bottom nav bar consists of five tabs, Feeds, Explore Camera, Badges and Profile. Now that we're here, let's go into each tab, and see what it's supposed to do.
Feeds : When you launch the App, you'll see three feeds displayed.
Latest which shows the most recent submissions in Badger.
Following which shows the people you are following in Badger.
Badges which shows submissions to the Badges you are following.
*Did you know that when you tap a badge in any of the feeds it'll take you to the feed of that Badge's pics?
*Tapping a person's profile in feed will take you to their profile page, and tapping the map icon will show you where the image was taken.
Explore : The explore tab serves two functions. When you launch it, it will show some of the most recent submissions by other users on a map.
And when you click the search button in the upper right hand corner, you'll be able to search for Badges of the thing you're interested in. In this example someone searched for "sunsets". When you tap a badge, you'll see an image preview. Tap it again, and it'll take you to the image, where you can like it and/or comment on it
Camera : Tapping the Camera tab, will let you take a picture or select a picture from your device's camera roll. Once you've taken or selected the image you want to upload, you'll be able to either select the badge you want to upload it to, or search for badges that your photo would fir well with.
Submitting : After you've snapped and chosen the photo and badge you want to submit to, you'll wind up at the below screen. On the upper right, you have the badge you chose to upload to, and fields to enter a description for your image, and any additional tags you think are relevant.
Here you can also tap the Facebook and twitter buttons on and off to share your photo to those networks. Highlighted means it's heading out, and white with an outline means it'll just go to Badger.
Tap save image, and you're good to go, your image is now posting to Badger.
Badges : The Badges tab is where you can quickly go to the badges you're following, or if you tap the upper right hand corner of the app, you can search for any badges that other people have made. The green button in the upper left hand corner (Create) is the Badge Maker, this is where you and others make badges.
Badge Maker : This is where the magic happens. When you tap create, you'll be asked to either take a new photo or use one from your camera roll. Chose a photo and you're there.
Badge Name - Enter what you want your badge to be called.>
Badge #Hashtag - Give it a #hash. If your badge is called "Cute Cats" give it a hash tag "#cutecats". When you do this, and share photos to twitter, everyone who searches for #cutecats will see your images if you shared them to twitter. The Badge #Hashtag also lets people who don't have an iPhone submit pictures to your badge via picture message, text, and e-mail.
Color - Lets you chose the outline color for your Badge.
Change Photo - If you don't like the photo used for your Badge, tap this to switch it out for another.
Description - When you add a description for your badge, you're making it easier for people to find it, and submit stuff to it. Trust us, when your badge starts trending, it's pretty cool. So do make good descriptions. :)
Profile : is where you can change your profile pic, see how many photos you've submitted, see how many badges you're following, and how many followers you have. You can also see your own feed here.
You can also connect your Twitter and Facebook accounts here. Connecting Twitter will allow you to share photos to your twitter feed, and connecting with Facebook will allow you follow your friends who are already on Badger.
Your image has now been sent to Badger, and you should shortly receive a text message confirmation. The image will show up on your Badge Wallet at your pre set default location.
Known Bugs: To change your Bio information, you have to go to the website, log in with your account and go then go to settings, we'll have this fixed in the next update.
Some loading backgrounds may not be aligned equally. This is cosmetic and will not affect performance.
If you're logged in, and load the app, the Splash screen will not transition smoothly to the loading screen. This is cosmetic only and will not impact performance.
If you have questions about using Badger on iPhone that aren't here or if you think we've forgotten to add something, or find a weird bug we may have missed, by all means let us know by submitting feedback