Do I have to buy separate apps for iOS and Android?
No. It's good for both. You buy Replica4D and get a download link and login that works on both iOS and Android. Many magicians have multiple devices so it wouldn't be fair to make them buy separate apps.
Which Android devices are supported?
All new and powerful devices in theory...
Currently our customers are successfully using: Samsung Galaxy S8, Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact, One plus 7T.
If it doesn't work on your gadget, we'll just refund your money or see if a few small fixes will allow us to extend the functionality to more devices. R4D was developed for and tested on Samsung devices of the Galaxy series (S8 and up) as these are the most popular devices internationally. We closely monitor the market and introduce adjustments to include more devices with your help and feedback but will limit this to top-selling, high performance units that meet a large international market share.
Which iPhones and iOS are supported?
All new and powerful devices like iPhone 8, XR, XS and up but we have happy customers on iPhone 6. Minimum iOS 12.4. Fully supports iOS 13.
We discourage the use on iPhone X because it lacks the computing power to drive the ultra HD display on fast animations. Apple halted sales of iPhone X after just a few months, a first in Apple history...
How do I download this? Do I have to wait?
Instantly. After a successful payment, PayPal immediately sends you to your login- and download page. There you download the app straight to your home screen where it can be used without requiring internet. You can return to the download page anytime on any smartphone to download more copies of the app. Your email confirmation contains all pertinent links as well.
Is this real? It looks like editing or CGI
It's very real but it's new and well filmed. Here are some sightings of Replica4D in the wild that we are allowed to share (others you have to find by yourself...)
Our very first customer in the UK demoing his customized version on Instagram:
Screen recording of Instagram Rooster Robertson. Link to source.
Our first customer in India with a charming sponge ball routine:
Youtube repost to our channel Dr. Munawar Pasha. Link to source.
Custom coins at dusk:
Screencast of Facebook video Shankar Bakshi. Link to source.
Can I use weChat, Safari, Mail, Amazon, Google...
Yes. Replica4D provides the framework to imitate and animate just about any app or website from which you then pull objects. Lots of customers replicate their clients' apps or websites to create highly topical effects.
Is it easy to do?
Yes but you'll need to reserve 50 minutes to learn how it works.
Replica4D is an extremely sophisticated, highly customizable app. It requires you to watch the expert tutorial videos and/or read the detailed instructions. 50 minutes of video will teach you all the settings and handlings. Another 45 minutes will teach you all the routines you see on this website. After that, the sky is the limit. And if you get stuck you can always chat with us.
Which Replica4D preset is right for me? Facebook, Instagram, or WhatsApp?
It doesn't matter because you can make tons of separate app versions, then pick the one that best suits your audience. Just because you've never touched Instagram doesn't mean that your audience doesn't have a strong emotional connection to it and considers it an indisputably "real place that can't be tinkered with"...
Will the app totally look like my Instagram, Facebook, WhatsApp?
Yes, it will. Or your Email, News, Amazon...
Remember: Nobody knows what your Instagram or Facebook newsfeed looks like because it's your friends' content that shows up there, not your own. It's like your email inbox: Nobody knows what's in there, but everyone can reach you if they know your email address. As a result you can be colorful and don't need to recreate your own previous real posts. The trick post looks like one of your friends' photos that captured your interest. You then turn this post into something magical either intentionally or "accidentally".
Can a post also appear on my real Instagram or Facebook?
Yes. You can perform magic with something you posted yourself very recently; Those DO show up in your newsfeed. For instance, you could post a selfie with a folded card in front of the venue at which you're performing that night, then later make that card be the one a spectator chose by plucking it out of Instagram. This type of image would be worth posting to your real Instagram too, so people who look you up after the show could stare at it in disbelief, while your followers would see you busy at a nice gig.
Is it difficult to make custom 3D objects?
Not at all. You take up to 4 pictures of the object with your iPhone. Depending on object you'll crop the image (all done still in the camera or in the Photos app). You then import those images into the Replica4D Engine (integrated in the app) where you define "bouncy edges" (Physics Boundaries) with 2 sliders. You then shrink or enlarge the composition to exactly match the real world object. Lastly you pick a sound from the library that best represents your object appearing inside the phone.
Why are you not on the App Store
We tried. Hard. For years. Apple's Developer Guidelines were just not created with magicians in mind. In essence, there is a zero tolerance clause for replicating the look and behavior of anything created by Apple or other well known brands. Also it is strictly prohibited to create multiple apps with the same code-base. Both of those are essential to our Replica4D vision. We tried to comply but the app became more and more unusable to magicians and less amazing to audiences. On the upside, using PWA technology we can sell it directly, forgoing the 30% Apple commission (vs. 10% PayPal) and pass the savings on to you.
Can I download it to all my phones? What if I get a new phone?
Yes. You can even download it onto a spectator's phone (iOS or Android), though that was never the intention due to the audience management and cleanup involved. When you buy Replica4D you create a login (user name and password). These login credentials allow you to download the app from our website onto all your devices. Many times. Each time you install a copy, you authorize it with your credentials. From then on it won't ask you for that again.
Could I install it on my friend's phone to gift him the app?
Technically, yes. Ethically, no. We worked hard on this and need to eat. We're super liberal by allowing you to install unlimited versions on your own devices without resorting to skeazy subscription- or upsell plans. Please return the favor by not stealing from us. We record IP addresses and if we find a user's credentials being active in too many places at once we first check if he's a time traveller, then optionally block the account until he returns to our current time/space continuum.
Will they bust me if they go to my real Instagram or Facebook?
No, they won't. Nobody knows what your Instagram newsfeed looks like because it's your friends' content that shows up there, not your own. It's like your email inbox: Nobody knows what's in there, but everyone can reach you if they know your email address. When they go to "your Instagram" they go to your profile and your own posts. That's not what you showed them during performance. You showed them your newsfeed.
What personal data do you collect?
Your email address (for password retrieval) and your Facebook profile name (when you join the closed Facebook group). When you create your login we also ask for your name and a desired user name. We keep this on file to help you recover your password or change your login details if you lose access to your original email address. When you authorize a new Replica4D app (just downloaded it and open it for the first time) we record your IP address to protect your user credentials from piracy. We don't sell, rent, or make any of this data available to anyone.
Do I need an unlock code each time I download a new app?
No. That would be silly. Just visit your download page and add more Replica4D apps to your home screen, then customize the heck out of them. You only need an unlock code for the custom object maker part of the app. That's to keep the app out of pirates' hands. Most people download 10 apps at the time and we batch-approve them all via Instant Message.
Why Community Pages as a Facebook Group and not a forum?
It's quicker and easier for everyone. Additionally it guarantees a more civil environment. Replica4D is very social media heavy by its very nature, so we don't suspect you have any qualms about using Facebook, except that it's old and clunky...