In The Zone is the brainchild of Oliver Haslam, a Senior Learning Technologist in UWE Bristol’s Faculty of Environment and Technology (FET). It received initial funding from UWE as a pedagogical project and is being developed in-house by student interns employed in the PlayWest Enterprise Studio in FET.

In The Zone is free to learners and other ‘end-users’. The ability to create new walks is restricted and will initially be available to UWE staff only but we plan to make authoring available to other Higher Education Institutions in due course.

The first version of In The Zone, now unavailable, was developed as a proof of concept and was available for Android devices only. In September 2018 the new version of ITZ is released and includes a number of changes.

Headline differences in the new version:

  • iOS and Android devices both supported
  • results dashboard for viewing user submissions (yet to be released)
  • desktop authoring app for OSX and Windows
  • author licensing (yet to be released)