Few days ago my wife was telling me about this new game called Pokeman Go in Augmented Reality.At first,it didn’t quite interest me because am not so much into games but until I saw everyone catching ’em all.
Pokémon Go is a location-based augmented reality mobile game, developed by Niantic, published by The Pokémon Company, and part of the Pokémon franchise. It was initially released in July 2016 for iOS and Android devices, starting with Australia, the United States, and parts of Europe, with Asian and other European releases to follow.The game allows players to capture, battle, and train virtual Pokémon who appear throughout the real world. It makes use of GPS and the camera of compatible devices. Although the game is free-to-play, it supports in-app purchases of additional game play items.
Here are some interesting statistics about this new game that everyone is talking about
–Pokémon Go has an estimated 7.5M U.S. downloads, $1.6M in daily revenue
-Released on July 6,it made an estimated $4.9 Million on its first day.
-It uses Augmented Reality to let users catch Pokemon using their camera at specific spots in real life
-It’s now the #1 App on Android and App stores.
-It has more daily active users than snatchap and Nintendo(Co-owner of Pokemon franchise) now worth $7 billion more than it was last week.
It leaves so much to be desired with emerging technologies like Augmented Reality,Virtual Reality,Artificial Intelligence.