Everyone is talking about it. Everyone is doing it. There is no way I’m not going to tell you a little about Pokemon Go so you can impress the young ones in your life with what you know.
Pokemon Go is a mobile game on your smartphone that requires you to walk around your neighborhood to catch Pokemons in the real world combined with augmented reality.
Wikipedia explains augmented reality (AR) as “a live direct or indirect view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are augmented by computer-generated sensory input such as sound, video, graphics or GPS data.”
If you watch the video above, you can see how augmented reality works.
Pokemon Go uses your smartphone’s GPS and clock to help you detect where and when the Pokemons are located. The idea is to walk around your neighborhood (the real world) to catch the Pokemon in the game. Remember, while you are strolling around your real world is interacting with augmented reality. It’s really quite remarkable.
The game is free and is available on Android and iOS. The Pokemon game takes place in a world filled with monsters,rats, snakes, dragons, dinosaurs, birds, eggs, trees, and swords. Gamers love that. The goal of the game is to capture the creatures.
Pokemon Go makes money on selling objects that help you capture the creatures and other upgrades.
I tried to simplify the explanation as much as possible. For more details, read Vox. Click here.