Let’s dig up some dinosaurs! ARcheology uses the power of augmented reality (AR) to turn anywhere into a dinosaur museum. You can dig for bones in the bedroom, find skeletons in your shed and terrify yourself with a life-sized T-Rex.
ARcheology is really easy to use, which makes it great for young, would-be palaeontologists. Just open the app and point your phone at a flat bit of floor, confirm the placement and you’ll see the outline of your dig overlaid on the ground.
All you need to do now is get shovelling to discover the giant beast that’s lying there.
Tap on the screen and a progress bar shows how much earth you’ll need to shift. You don’t really need to look at it, though. The bones don’t take a lot of work to uncover. When you’ve discovered your dinosaur the app will tell you what it is and urge you to move closer to find out some interesting facts about it. Found your first dino and all of its bones? You can now either start another dig and discover a fresh skeleton, or you use the View option to make the current dinosaur appear upright, so you can view it from every angle. It’s tons of fun for dino diggers of all ages.
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Due to popular feedback:
- Added a screenshot button to help build memories
- You can now clear your previous progress
- Now you can increase the dig speed
- Fixed missing French translations
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
My 5 and 3 year old love it
I wish we could have an indoor mode, with a slightly smaller scale
Because it’s really hard for little ones to visualise the dinos in small spaces
Outside it’s amazing tho
Developer Response ,
Thank you for your review, it’s so uplifting to hear your kids are having fun with it!
When in ‘View’ mode there is a button to change the scale of the dinosaur. I will aim to make it more clear in a future update, thanks to your helpful feedback.
Great App but..how do I reset it?
Love this App. Keeps my grandson amused. How can I reset it to start the hunt again?
Developer Response ,
I am very happy to hear that you are getting so much joy from the app!
There is currently no official way to reset it, but I will make sure to add a button in the next update. In the mean time you could uninstall the app and re-download it if you are desperate for a reset.
Great fun for a four year old but needs camera
This an excellent app, my son loves it and we go hunting through the forest looking for bones.
However once you’ve found the bones there’s no way to take a photo of your child next to the assembled skeleton he just found. All you can do is take a screen shot which leaves the buttons on the screen
With the ability to take AR pictures of the dinosaurs discovered added to his App I would give this 5 stars.
- Uprooted Software Inc.
- 159.4 MB
Requires iOS 11.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone SE (1st generation), iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone SE (2nd generation), iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (9.7‑inch), iPad Pro (9.7‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (10.5‑inch), iPad Pro (10.5‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad (6th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (11‑inch), iPad Pro (11‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (3rd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (3rd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini (5th generation), iPad mini (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Air (3rd generation), iPad Air (3rd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (7th generation), iPad (7th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (11‑inch) (2nd generation), iPad Pro (11‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (4th generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (4th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Air (4th generation), iPad Air (4th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (8th generation), iPad (8th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular and iPod touch (7th generation).
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Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.