Smart Canning is an augmented reality (AR) app that lets you be a scientist, play games and learn about water.  It works within the City of Canning and can be used at the Wharf Street Basin Next Generation Community Park in Cannington.

Download the app:
Apple App Store 
Google Play Store 

Key features:

  • Six interactive and educational games   
  • See live water quality information in real time from water sensors in the park 
  • Discover information on wildlife 
  • Take a photo with a 3D bat, frog or turtle - all who call the park home 
  • Use our interactive map to find park facilities e.g. drinking fountains and bike racks
  • No in-app purchases
 The free app can be downloaded from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. 

How do I get the Smart Canning app?

You can download the app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store . While in the park, you can use our free WiFi. Open your WiFi settings and find CityOfCanningFreeWifi

What devices are supported?

Most mobile devices are supported. The app has been designed to work with smart phones that were released from 2016. It is also compatible with a number of other devices including an iPad. If you haven't run a software update on your smartphone for a while, we recommend doing so before you try to download the app.

Do I need to have my data turned on to play the app?

Yes. Our app interacts with live data, so you need to have mobile data turned on, or you could use our free WiFi. Turn on your WiFI settings on your phone and find CityOfCanningFreeWifi 

How do I use the app?

While at the park, you'll be able to see physical frames located in the park - these look like empty picture frames. ​These frames act as triggers to start the games on a mobile device. Games feature native wildlife where you can help a turtle, frog and microbat search for food.

How to use:
1. Download the Smart Canning app. If you'd like, you can use our free WiFi: CityOfCanningFreeWiFi
2. Open the app
3. Look at the frame through your device to interact with it. There are instructions within each game that help you work out what to do. 

Other AR frames allow you change environment conditions such as oxygen levels to see the impacts this has on water quality, or you can take a photo with a 3D animal.

The app also features an interactive map to find facilities like drinking fountains, USB charging points and bike racks in the park.

The 'take a photo' frame keeps dropping out. What can I do?

For two to three people, you can stand in front of the frame. If there are more than three of you, try standing behind the frame for the AR triggers to work. 

Can I play the games while I'm not at the park?

No. You need the frames located in the park to act as triggers for the games to be played. 

Why is my battery draining when I use the app?

All apps on your device will impact your battery life. The Smart Canning app also uses your camera which can cause your phone to drain faster than normal. To try and save you batter life, switch your phone to low power and turn off background apps. You can also use one of the charging stations in the park (BYO charging cable). Find the locations of charging stations in the map within the app. 

Where can I provide feedback?

Provide feedback on the app at Google Play Store or the Apple App Store. Or click here to contact the City of Canning. 

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