It is strongly recommended that your device is equipped with mobile data (also called, 3G, 4G etc).
Loquiz manages short mobile data outages efficiently but while it is possible to play Loquiz game without continuous internet connection (starting and ending the game inf wifi areas) the presence of connection brings several advantages.
Starting a game in wifi area and playing without internet connection all the basics of Loquiz will work. Activating questions, collecting answers, calculating score in device. All hints, pre and post-clues also do not need internet connection to work. Displaying map works for smaller areas (the area that is cached in the beginning of the game).
Following functions need internet connection to work.
- Media in questions, such as photos, videos and websites will not be accessible if data connectivity is not present. They are streamed at the time of opening the question and need internet connection at the time.
- Online results tables with teams progress and answers will not be updated. All this info is saved in device and updated when the connection is present.
- Uploading photos will not work without internet connection. You can still take photos but they are saved in the devices and can be accessed from device Album if needed.
- Also the functionality of continuing game on another device will not work as game progress is not saved in our servers. If players accidentally close the game the game can still be continued on the same device though.
All of the above applies for prolonged period of playing without internet connection. Loquiz handles short data outages so efficiently that users usually even do not notice them.
If you are consiering “wifi only” device take the limitations listed above into consideration.
Special note to Apple iPad owners:wifi only iPads do not have GPS either and are not suitable for playing location based games.