App

The Big Hoot 2018 App - Map

Find Owls on the map

From the home screen ‘Open Trail’ to find and locate big owls and owlets on the map. Or select ‘Trails’ in the top left menu. Turn location settings on to see your location on the map.

The Big Hoot 2018 App - Collect owls and owlets

Collect them all!

Simply enter the 4-digit code found on the owl plaque to unlock your discovery. There are two ways to enter the code: on the owls page or by clicking the ‘Found’ tab at the top. Plus you can give the owl a vote or share!

The Big Hoot 2018 App - Rewards

Unlock Rewards

When you find and collect owls you’ll unlock lots of exciting rewards along the way! There are also badges available when you complete certain milestones, find your first owl, make an early start or visit 3 in an hour.

The Big Hoot 2018 App - Stats

Your Stats

Track your progress around the trail. See how many owls you’ve collected, how many rewards you’ve unlocked and what percentage of the trail you’ve covered. Plus, you can see the most voted and most visited owls.

The Big Hoot 2018 App - Gallery

Owl Gallery

Sunrise or sunset, group or solo visits we’d love to see your Owl photos. Upload them to our Owl Gallery, view other app players photos and share them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

The Big Hoot 2018 App - Donate

Donate & Fundraise

Enjoying the trail? Show your appreciation and drop us a donation. Want to do a bit more for Child Cancer Foundation, activate your fundraising and visit our fundraising page for more info.

The Big Hoot 2018 App - Map

Need More Help?

Try the App FAQs below. If you’re still struggling let us know by emailing The Big Hoot team at digital@thebighoot.co.nz and we’ll do our best to get back to you as soon as we can. Happy trailing!

App FAQ’s

I’m having problems signing in?

Try turning your phone off and on again – this has worked for other app players. Close down the app completely and re-open it. Fill in your name, email and postcode details. You should get through to the email preferences screen. Make sure you tick to accept Ts & Cs to continue. If you’re still having problems please email digital@thebighoot.co.nz with the make and model of your phone and the email address you’re using to register and we’ll do our best to help.

How do I find the Sculptures?

Open the trail to use the map, pinch and swipe the map to zoom in and out. Location settings need to be turned on to see your location on the map. Or go to the ‘Trail’ tab and search for the name of the owl, artist or location.

How do I unlock a sculpture?

There is a 4-digit code found on the owl plaque. There are two ways to unlock it on the app. You can do a ‘quick unlock’ by clicking on ‘Found’ at the top of the screen and entering the code there. Or you can enter the code on the owl page.

How do I add a photo to the Owl Gallery?

You can upload a photo to the app Owl Gallery by clicking ‘upload’. You will be asked to either ‘Take a photo’ or ‘Choose from library’. Images uploaded will be vetted by The Big Hoot team prior to being published on the app. Your photo will be seen by other app players and can be shared on social media. So get creative!

Incorrect codes?

If you’ve already unlocked an owl, the app will display an incorrect code message. Check your owl listing page to see if you have already collected it. If not, it could be an error we need to fix – gulps! So please let us know the code and owl by emailing at digital@thebighoot.co.nz.

Do I need to fill in all the sign up fields?

Yes. All fields marked with an asterisk* are required fields. Your app data (owl collections and reward unlocks) will be used for event evaluation purposes only. If you do not wish your app data to be used you can opt-out in writing to marketing@wildinart.co.uk.

I need more help.

If you’re having problems with the app, please let us know by emailing The Big Hoot team at digital@thebighoot.co.nz with the make and model of your phone and the email address you’re using to register and we’ll do our best to help. Happy trailing!