For one-touch access on your phone or tablet to our online Australia For Everyone Guide to Australia, you can download a hotlink icon to your device's homescreen. Follow the simple instructions below for the type of mobile device you are using:
Android: Open this page in Google Chrome. Tap the menu button and tap "Add to homescreen". Chrome will add it to your home screen. The icon will appear on your home screen like any other app shortcut or widget, so you can drag it around and put it wherever you like. If using Firefox for Android, tap the menu button, tap the Page option, and tap Add to Home Screen.
IOS (iPhone; iPad): Open this page in Safari. Tap the Share button on the browser's toolbar - that's the rectangle with an arrow pointing upward. It's on the bar at the top of the screen on an iPad, and on the bar at the bottom of the screen on an iPhone or iPod Touch. Tap the "Add to Home Screen" icon in the Share menu. The icon can be dragged around and placed anywhere, including in app folders - just like an app icon.
BlackBerry: Open this website in your web browser. Press the three dot menu button and select "Add to Home Screen".
Windows: Open this website in Internet Explorer. Tap the More ( &) button and tap Pin to Start in the menu that appears. Windows Phone 8.1 supports live tile updates from websites that have configured the feature, just as Windows 8 does.
Other phones: if you have another type of smartphone or tablet, it probably has a screen icon download feature, too. Just open its browser and look in its menu for an option named something like "Add to home screen" or "Pin to home screen."
Sample Personalised Hotspots
Hobart Midcity Hotel, Hobart, Tasmania
Georgie & Chels Cafe, Oatley, New South Wales
Parkwood Motel, Geelong, Victoria
How pocket Oz Works
Pocket Oz is the fast way to access the Australia For Everyone network of Travel and Information Websites from a mobile device. Pocket Oz provides a downloadable link to the Australia For Everyone website of your choice. You can connect to the information hotspot of selected localities right now by clicking the button on the Pocket Oz locality menu on this page. When accessed from a mobile device, the Pocket Oz information hotspot will appear. When accessed by a computer or large screen mobile device, the Australia For Everyone website for that locality will appear.
You can also link your device by one of these methods - type in the locality's Pocket Oz web address in your device's web browser; scan a QR code that links your device to the locality's hotspot; download a hotlink icon to your home screen from the locality's hotspot. Once you have accessed a hotspot, it is easy to move from one locality to another without having to download another hotlink icon or scan a QR code for other localities. One QR code or screen icon puts the whole of Australia at your fingertips.
The simple instructions on how to download a hotlink icon to your device's homescreen is included on every Pocket Oz Hotspot.