Cam Explore is a mobile site to accompany the University of Cambridge Open Days, held on 5 and 6 July 2018. The site enables you to view everything that's going on over the two days, to build an itinerary in advance of your visit, and to access interactive maps to help you navigate your way around the various open day locations. The site also provides extensive information and resources about the University's undergraduate courses, Colleges and more. Please note, booking is required to attend the Cambridge Open Days.
No. The Cam Explore system and website are free to use. The only cost to the user is the cost of using your phone for the internet, which varies according to your phone provider. Most contract phones have a monthly download quota as part of the package.
Most of the time you will not need to enter a code, but it is possible that as you walk around you will find a building or location that is part of the Open Day that you want to know more about. These buildings will have Open Day and CamExplore signs on them with a code and a black and white QR code. Entering the code (or scanning the QR code with a scanning app) takes you to the correct page for that building.
You have two main options. You can use the map in the printed Cambridge Open Days programme, or use the interactive maps on the Cam Explore mobile site. The pages for each of the main sites and Colleges have a ‘Take me there’ button. Pressing this button will launch Google maps on your smartphone and take you directly to the right destination. You must have location services enabled on your phone for this feature to work.
No. CamExplore.com is an app-free system so it can work with more phones. You don’t need to download and install anything, just go to the internet. However, if you want to use a QR code scanner, it can get you to the information faster. Free QR code scanners are available for most phones.
Cam Explore works on most phones with access to the internet. The content is delivered via internet pages designed for small screens and for rapid download. You should be able to view text and images and play audio and video clips. Please note that to use the interactive maps, your mobile browser settings will need to be set to allow access to your location.
Some phones are more effective at download and streaming than others. This depends on how technologically advanced the model of mobile is.
We have tested all the locations with several types of phone, but signal strength and download time can vary from carrier to carrier and from day to day. If you are having trouble downloading in a narrow street, try moving into a more open or central area and reloading the page. Problems with video download can often be solved by tapping the ‘Play’ button again. If the download bar is progressing and the audio is playing but the multimedia screen is blank try tapping the multimedia screen several times.
With full 3G/4G signal in operation, all CamExplore.com content will be available on any smartphone.
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