Tag: Niantic

Niantic acquires GD.ai, which is mapping the world in 3D

Niantic has acquired 6D.ai, an augmented reality company that is building a 3D map of the world using only smartphone cameras. CEO John Hanke said in a blog post that the dynamic, 3D map of the world could enable new kinds of planet-scale AR experiences. “This means we’re even closer to an AR platform that […]

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Niantic is updating Pokémon Go and other games as coronavirus keeps us inside

Niantic said it’s updating its games like Pokémon Go, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, and Ingress so that they can record your indoor activity and link that to gameplay goals. CEO John Hanke said in a blog post today that Niantic acknowledges the “this time of unprecedented challenge due to the COVID-19 pandemic” and the “increased […]

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Sensor Tower: Pokémon Go revenues increase as coronavirus lockdowns spread

Pokémon Go saw global player spending reach $23 million during the week of March 16, according to mobile market researcher Sensor Tower. That is up 66.7% from the previous week. Niantic’s mobile hit has players walking around the real world and catching Pokémon. Considering the recent issuing of shelter-in-place orders across the world in an […]

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Pokemon GO Will Block Players If It Detects Custom Recoveries

One of the things to love about Android is its customizability and flexibility. For example, users can create custom recovery partitions on their devices where they can use it to flash custom ROMs, root their devices, make backups, and so on, in more robust and alternate ways apart from the official Google method. Advertising However, […]

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Niantic launches Pokémon Go’s competitive battling league

Pokémon Go is coming off its most lucrative year ever in 2019. And now developer Niantic is working to keep that momentum going in 2020 by improving the augmented reality adventure’s competitive battle system. This is beginning now with the launch of Pokémon Go Battle League, which is rolling out slowly across the globe. The […]

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Niantic drove $249 million in tourism revenue with its walking events in 2019

Niantic has revealed details of its lineup of event locations for its walking games — Pokémon Go, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite and Ingress — for 2020. And the company also said that it drove more than $249 million in tourism revenue for the cities on its event list for 2019. San Francisco-based Niantic also revealed […]

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