Topic: pokemon go

Niantic to open up its AR platform to third-party developers

Niantic made headlines two years ago when it launched Pokémon GO and changed everything. It became one of the most popular mobile apps in history, and set the landscape for augmented reality developers. Today, the company is providing a preview of its Niantic Real World Platform for the first time publicly, and giving developers the … continue reading

SD Times Blog: How Pokémon GO can keep up the momentum

When Pokémon GO launched into the App Store and Google Play, it quickly became one of the most popular mobile applications in history. But now, only less than two months later, the app already seems to be losing steam. When the app first launched, the neighborhood and streets were flooded with kids and adults of … continue reading

Lessons in code recycling from Pokémon Go

Good programmers write good code, but great programmers DO steal. And reuse. And recycle. And this can often include recycling the bad along with the good. Bad example: Let’s look at some (in)famous virus examples. We all know that Stuxnet, DuQu, Flame, and Gauss were related in core code elements. All four have been described … continue reading

Apple acquires AI startup, the DAPRA Cyber Grand Challenge winner, Pokémon GO’s revenue, and Delta’s global computer outage—SD Times news digest: August 8, 2016

According to multiple reports, Apple has acquired artificial intelligence startup Turi for roughly US$200 million. Apple uses AI technology for Siri, but lately the company has been ramping up its efforts in AI, which makes purchasing the Seattle-based company Turi a helpful move, according to Market Watch. Turi aims to help developers and data scientists build intelligent apps … continue reading

Ensuring Pokémon Go is a mobile success

Pokémon Go is quickly becoming one of the most popular games in mobile application history, and its success goes beyond just children and adults catching strange fictional creatures. Creating a successful mobile application that is used by millions is not easy to do. At the surface, it takes the ability to scale, the ability to … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Pokémon Go Controller

With Pokémon Go rapidly becoming the top mobile application in the United States, we decided to feature a GitHub project that aims to take the game to the next level. The idea of Pokémon Go is that users will have to leave their house in order to scout out and capture Pokémon. There are different … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Gotta catch ‘em all (safely and securely)

While you are trying to catch ‘em all, Pokémon Go is catching all your data. According to security researchers, the increasingly popular mobile application is posing a huge security risk to users. The problem is that in order to play, you need to sign in through your pokemon.com or Google account, giving the application full … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Pokémon Go just changed everything

If you live in anywhere in the U.S., perhaps this weekend you may have noticed herds of people wandering the streets, staring at their phones and searching for something. Those somethings were Pokémon, and those people were trying to catch ‘em all. Even if you don’t like video games, this is a watershed moment for … continue reading

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