It’s been about two weeks since Pokémon Go was released, and since that time, it became the most downloaded app in the U.S. In order for the game to work and to catch Pokémon in the real world, players must activate their GPS and camera on compatible Android and iOS devices.
Since its release, the developers have addressed a privacy issue (something to deal with Google accounts) and better the game’s stability.
While the augmented reality game can be played for free, there are in-app purchases that can be made. Players who don’t want to constantly leave their heads in their phones will soon have the option to purchase Pokémon Go Plus, which is wearable device that connects via Bluetooth to the device, flashes LEDs and vibrates when players come near Pokémon.
Some of the issues iOS players had was they’re being asked to give the game full access to their Google accounts. Developers addressed that issue with an important permissions change when the game was installed. Today, the app just wants to see your email address and to know that you’re on Google.
It was Niantic that found the problem and released version 1.0.1 to deal with this. Creators can only see the basic profile information of the gamers. With this version, the game is far more stable – bugs that resulted in game crashes were fixed. Players don’t need to constantly input their username and password after they experience a forced lock out.
That being said, the game does have outages from time to time, as the result of U.S. trainers who leave for home and take routes that allow them to catch Pokémon. They’ll overload the servers and have the “unable to authenticate” message appear on their device.
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