Why Pokemon Go is a Successful Mobile App
A new mobile app has launched and it’s super effective. Here’s our take on the recent launch of the viral mobile app, PokémonGo.
The Pokémon Go app has captured the attention of millions of fans around the world. In just a matter of
Pokémon is obviously a cultural phenomenon but the PokémonGo app has just the right balance of cool technical features and a simple, easy to use User Interface. How’d they
We’ll break it down for you. Let’s start with the mobile technology:
Catch Pokémon in real life with Augmented Reality. This technology feature creates an overlay of your current surrounding. Watch a Pikachu scurry past your desk. Spot a Pidgey flap at the park. Here are some screenshot examples of Pokémon that have been spotted in hard-to-find places using Augmented Reality Technology.
GEOLOCATION AND GEOFENCING
Pokéstops, gyms, and Pokémon all appear using a GPS tracking method known as geolocation. The phone is able to grab your current location and determine how close you are to different areas. Each Pokéstop and gym
Is there a Beedrill nearby? Taptic Vibrations gives your phone a buzz when new Pokémon appear, making sure that you, in fact, can catch them all.
With the Google Maps API, your neighborhood turns into Saffron city. This technology allows you to interact with the game field and snag a Charizard at your local coffee shop before your next door neighbor does. The app knows the name and location of all of the buildings and landmarks nearby by pulling the data from trusty Google Maps.
What’s the fun of catching a Charmander on your desk if you can’t share it with your friends? PokémonGo using the camera technology in your phone to snap quick photos of the Pokémon you catch so you can share with your friends.
Navigating your way through Pokémon Go couldn’t be easier with the liberal use of radial menus. The simple Pokéball icon is your mission control for everything pertaining to your Poké-fam and bonus items while you’re on the go. Access to your statistics and nearby Pokémon is executed easily through beautiful
Pokémon Go has taken a huge leap in updating gameplay graphics since the 8-bit version on the Nintendo DS and Gameboy Pokémon games. Improvements deemed necessary if Niantic wanted to seamlessly blend with the new technology of augmented reality. Bold colors and soft gradients used along with
Is your app next?
PokémonGo has the benefit of featuring an iconic brand that we all know and love. In their first experience in the mobile app realm, they were able to make something that caught the attention of seemingly everyone in the world. Whether you want to be
Looking or the Best Spots in Raleigh to Find Pokéstops?
Download the Pokémon Go Raleigh Pokéstop heat map.
Lithios is a web/mobile app development shop located in Raleigh, NC. The blogs feature a variety of individuals from the Lithios team spanning from design-technical development expertise areas.