27th January, 2021

Build It Live!

Sensory Build It is a simple cause and effect app for early learner switch or device users. The app provides a large range of switch/tap activated early learning animated scenes with sounds including musical Instruments, animals, underwater, space, toys, patterns and more.

Click or tap the button and the app will launch filling the screen or window.

If the app fills the window, maximise the window to full screen and the app will run as full screen.

Press ESC key or click/tap the X button to close the app.

How to Use

Choose from the 16 Build It scenes, and the background will load.  Once each activity has loaded, the blue (left hand) switch icon will pop up. Tapping this switch icon, or pressing the connected switch, pressing space bar or number 1, or A on the Adaptive/Xbox controller will start the activity. Press the switch again to move to the next activity.  If using on a tablet or phone, we suggest using the landscape orientation.

Build It has a switch settings button on the home screen, which defaults to single (blue) switch mode. It is possible to select two switches (blue and red) which alternate, or two switches with a random presentation.

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Install on Windows PC, Mac, Chromebook

Make sure your Windows PC, or Apple Mac has either the Google Chrome Browser or new Microsoft Edge Chromium Browser installed. Your Chromebook will already have the Chrome browser. Below we use our SandBox app as an example, which applies to all our apps.

Click the app icon above, whilst using Chrome or Edge browser, which will open and launch the Sensory App in a new browser tab

Look for the “Install” button (+ or ↓) that appears in the browser address bar, in top right area of the screen. Press this Install button and the installer pop-up will appear. See the examples screenshots below on Chrome and Edge browsers on a Mac.

Chrome Browser

 

Edge Browser

You will find the Sensory app icon added to your desktop or programs list/folder. Once installed the app does not require a web connection, and will run large screen on launch from the app icon.

Here is a video showing the install and uninstall process on a Chrome browser.

2
Add to iPad or iPhone

Click the app icon above using the Safari browser, which will open and launch the Sensory App in a new Safari browser tab/window. The app will launch and run.

Press the Share icon () and you can add the Sensory app icon to the Home Screen.

Once installed on an iOS device, the app may require a web connection (depends on the device), and will run large screen on launch from the app icon. We recommend holding the device in landscape orientation for most Sensory Apps, for the best experience.

Here is a video showing the install and delete process on an iPhone/iPad

3
Install on Android devices

Click the app icon or the install link in Chrome Android browser, which will open and launch the Sensory App in a new Chrome browser tab. The app will launch and run.

Press the Action Menu (3 vertical dots) and you can install the App from this menu.

Once installed the app does not require a web connection, and will run large screen on launch from the app icon. We recommend holding the device in landscape orientation for most Sensory Apps, for the best experience.

Here is a video showing the install and uninstall process on an Android device.

4
Get from App Stores

Many of our apps are also available from the main apps stores, free and low cost. Click the logos below to visit our App Stores pages.

ios app store downloadGet it on google playGet it from Microsoft

You can view short videos on most of our apps on our Youtube Channel.

The Build It activity screen can be controlled by an external keyboard and external access switches. Space Bar/ number 1 activate the blue (left button on screen) switch and Enter key / 2 activates the red (right button on screen). The app control buttons can be hidden with a keypress 5

Build It can also be controlled by using an XBox controller or the Microsoft Adaptive Controller with any suitable switch inputs. The XBox  D-Pad will move around the activities and the A and B buttons control the left and right on screen switches.

Build It has a switch settings button on the first screen, which defaults to single (blue) switch mode. It is possible to select two switches (red and blue) which alternative, or two switches with a random presentation.