Hero is an initiative of the Australian Government and supports the Asia Sports Partnerships (ASP) program.
The ASP funds Australian sporting organisations to work with communities in Asia to improve wellbeing and transform lives. Australian sporting organisations are leaders in promoting physical activity and designing sports programs that engage women, girls and people with disability.
Hero is an innovative way to get fit, have fun and make new friends with a sporty Australian flavour!
For more information please visit: http://dfat.gov.au/people-to-people/sport/Pages/links-through-sport.aspx
Check out what you can do while playing Hero!
Hero is inspired by RPG games to make exercise fun. Earn experience points for activities like walking and running, and engage in fights to improve your Hero’s stats.
Connect with your friends via Facebook, Google+, WeChat and email.
Choose your Hero. Watch them them grow more powerful and unlock upgraded versions of your Hero as you get more fit.
Challenge your friends in fun exercise battles to see who is the most fit and earn bonus experience points for your Hero.
Participate in a variety of Quests to earn more experience points and level up your Hero.
Compare yourself to other Hero nationally and worldwide. Do you have what it takes to be the best?
Why do you need my email address?
Hero requires an email address for two reasons. Firstly, to allow a user to sign up without using the Facebook, Google or WeChat services. Secondly, to allow users to add friends that they are not connected to Facebook, Google or WeChat. Collected email addresses are converted into a unique identifier and are not stored on the Hero servers or database. Collected email addresses will never be sold, passed on or used for any purpose other than the above.
Do you store my password on your servers?
No, Hero passwords are not stored anywhere. They are converted into a hashed key which is checked against the server.
Is Hero available on iOS? Is my device supported?
At this time hero is only available on Android devices running Jelly Bean 4.2 or higher.
Do I need a data connection to use Hero?
A data connection is required to take advantage of the battles, leaderboards and friends features, however core functionality of Hero including the step counter, levels and quests does not require a data connection. If you have an intermittent Data connection you can still take advantage of online features which will update whenever you have access to data.
Do I need a Data connection to log in to Hero?
No, there is an offline login function; however you will not be able to take advantage of online features as described above.
Do I need to have location/GPS services enabled to use Hero?
No, exercise is tracked via the built-in strep counter.
How much data does hero use?
The amount of data used by Hero will depend on how much activity and how many battles you are engaged in, however even for the heaviest of users it will send and receive a very tiny and negligible amount of data.