Before you start here are some quick instructions on how to navigate your way around the Great Vegie Crunch App!
Before you start crunching make sure you adjust the app settings to suit your device, this is a very important step to enhance your Crunching experience.
To adjust your settings, click on the Settings tab which is located on the home page.
Once you have opened the Settings tab, the screen will look like the image below. You will have two catagories to choose from. There are 6 features you can adjust to suit your device, under the Basic and Advanced headings that will let the App run more efficiently as you crunch.
Top Tip - Be sure to calibrate your settings based on the device you are currently using, we recommend doing 2-3 test runs before the event, just in case you need to adjust some of the original settings.
Firstly to begin using the App and to record your results, you will need to give the App permission to access the device microphone. Enabling this function will allow the App to record your Crunchibel results and will allow the App to record any surrounding sounds. This will usually occur automatically when you start the app but if you have previously disabled the microphone you will need to re-enable it in the settings page.
To enable this feature, click on the Enable Microphone tab. Once this is successfully enabled, the tab on the right hand side will change from grey to blue. If your device has no microphone or fails to initialise the microphone, you can instead control the meter manually as will be discussed later.
Once you have enabled this feature and have given the App permission to access your microphone, you can now adjust the Microphone's sensitivity gauge. To adjust your microphone's sensitivity, use the gauge bar to adjust the settings. If you drag the setting bar to the left hand side of the page, it means your device is sensitive to noise.
However, if your device does not pick up noise easily, we recommended setting your device to a higher rate of sensitivity. By adjusting this setting to match your device, this will allow the App to record your results effectively and your CRUNCH will be recorded more precisely. You may need to adjust this setting to suit your device, number of students or environment.
Go to full screen tab is a feature which is only relevant to those who are using the browser version of the App. Go to full screen allows the App to be played in ‘full screen’ mode, rather than just being restrained to the web page. Those who are using the native apps on smart phones or tablets can disregard this feature.
You can press the Test/calibrate microphone button if you want to test your microphone in more detail and manage more sophisticated control. There’s a separate help page to explain the details within.
Basic Animation for slow devices - If your device is old and slow and behaves poorly while running the Crunchometer animation, select this option to use simplified animation that will run smoother.
Press the Clear recorded data button to clear the recorded scores that are used to draw the charts in the class activities section. You may want to do this after testing to start with a clean slate with your students. Note that this is permanent and cannot be undone.
Those who are participating in the Great Vegie Crunch event click on the 'It's Crunch Time' tab as shown in the image below.
Once you click It's Crunch Time, the screen will then flash - three, two, and one, crunch. When the screen flashes up with CRUNCH, this is when you instruct your group or class to "CRUNCH" as loud as they can!
The Crunch-o-meter will automatically pick up the sound through the microphone and will provide you with a Crunchibel score. If your microphone is not working or there are issues with the sound don't panic!
It is really important to test the app prior to the event and determine if the manual option (microphone disabled) is best for you. Please ensure you have selected the appropriate feature in the settings before the event.
To use the manual option, use the Crunch-o-meter gauge which is located directly under the Crunch-o-meter banner. When you take a closer look at the page you will notice some black bars running along the bottom, this is your override gauge, and by clicking or touching the screen along this gauge you manually control the meter's needle. You can click once to go straight to a value or drag along to swing the needle back and forth for more fun and dramatic effect. When you are done, click the star button to show your score. This will generate your final results, depending on the level you selected on the gauge.
Once your Crunch-o-meter has recorded your crunch, click the Star Icon which is located at the bottom right hand side of the page. Here is where you’ll find your CRUNCH result and a fun fact will pop up. Happy Crunching!
To try again, click the Try again button which is also located on the bottom right hand side of the page, this will allow you to keep crunching as many times as you like, without having to head back to the home screen.
To head back to your home screen simply click the Home Icon, which is also located on the bottom right hand side of the screen.
To look at all the data that you've collected, you can click on the graph button on the Crunchometer page or go to through the Classroom Activities tab on the home screen and click on Our Data.
Here you will see a choice of chart types to view. Currently only bar graph is ready, and the others are under construction. Click on the bar chart to see your data represented in a bar chart. Scroll down or swipe on your device to see more.
Top Tip - Share your Crunching experiences!
You will notice that there are two social media icons at the bottom of our home page. By clicking the Icon this will take you straight to our Crunch&Sip social media pages. We encourage everyone who uses the Crunch&Sip App to share their experiences with our team. Whether you tag us in your post or mention Crunchandsip in your videos, images or boomerangs, we would love to hear from you. So, don't forget to #crunchandsip when you take your next picture.
Press to test microphone level