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See Your Odd Apocalypse Cover Come to Life

If you own a copy of the hardcover edition of Odd Apocalypse, you can see it come to life using your mobile phone or computer webcam! Below are the instructions as to how to you can see one of Odd’s visions for yourself.
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For iPhone and iPad users:
  1. Download the free Dean Koontz iPhone/iPad app at iTunes at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dean-koontz/id409292571?mt=8. If you already have the Dean Koontz app, check your “Updates” button for your iPhone/iPad to make sure you have the latest version of the Dean Koontz app.
  2. Once you start the app, look for the button that says “AR” on the homepage and click it, bringing you to the augmented reality viewer in Dean’s app.
  3. Position the hardcover book on a flat surface like in the picture below. Point your iPhone or iPad at the front book cover in a way that the entire book cover is seen within the viewer and watch the cover come to life. It may take a few seconds to load.
For Android users:
  1. Download the free Dean Koontz Android app in the Google Play app store at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mobileroadie.app_929 or download the standalone augmented reality Android App for Odd Apocalypse at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.zerofractal.dean.koontz. If you already have the Dean Koontz Android app, please make sure you’ve downloaded the latest update for it.
  2. If you’re using the Dean Koontz app,  look for the button that says “AR” on the homepage and click it, bringing you to the augmented reality viewer in Dean’s app.
  3. Position the hardcover book on a flat surface like in the picture below. Point your iPhone or iPad at the front book cover in a way that the entire book cover is seen within the viewer and watch the cover come to life. It may take a few seconds to load.
For webcam users:
  1. Visit the augmented reality viewer page on DeanKoontz.com by clicking here.
  2. Make sure your webcam is plugged in and turned on.
  3. If you see a message requesting access to your camera such as the one below, hit “Allow.”
  4. Hold your hardcover book up in front of your webcam. Be sure to take care not to obscure the book cover with your fingers, and position the book cover in a way that the entire book cover is seen on screen and watch the cover come to life.

Sample image of how to position your book on a table for the iPhone/iPad/Android experience.

Having trouble making the cover come to life? Try repositioning the book or changing the light source. A lack of light or particularly bright light shining directly on the cover may interfere with your mobile device’s ability to recognize the cover.

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