Pokémon Go API Fiasco Exemplifies Mobile API Security Concerns

It seems as though just about everyone lately is either playing or talking about the runaway phenomenon that is Pokémon Go. Pokémon Go may be one of the fastest, if not the fastest, growing mobile games the world has ever seen. This location-based augmented reality game for iOS and Android has already reached over 100[…]

Augmented Reality Booming Worldwide, Thanks in Part to Pikachu

The past few weeks have been dominated by Pokémon Go, not just in parks that double as Poké Stops or on sidewalks filled with eager trainers gazing into their smartphones, but online, too. And while the internet is rife with thinkpieces and forecasts about the app signaling the oncoming era of augmented reality (AR), the[…]

Amid Pokémon Go Madness, Nintendo Announces Unified Dev Portal

Nintendo, once a name synonymous with video game innovation and dominance, has merged its developer programs into a single portal, suggesting that the company could be looking to include independent game developers in its comeback plans.Thanks to the overnight success of its new augmented reality mobile game, Pokémon Go, Nintendo is back in the spotlight[…]

With Pokémon Go, Nintendo Seeks to Salvage Lost Opportunity

A video game featuring combative little critters called Pokémon hits mobile devices, and millions of fans are hooked. Players around the world search for rare and valuable Pokémon and connect with each other to do battle.Today? That was 18 years ago.Nintendo, the Japanese video game company that helped start the current Pokémon Go craze, first[…]

Pokemon Go Creator Says It’s Not Reading Your Email 

Facing concerns from privacy advocates and users alike, the company behind the massively popular new smartphone game Pokémon Go responded to claims that the app captures far more user data than it actually needs.“Pokémon Go only accesses basic Google profile information (specifically, your User ID and email address) and no other Google account information is[…]

Pokemon Go Maker Calls Full Access To Google Data A Mistake 

Concerns over access to data by Pokémon Go surfaced after players noticed the permissions granted to the game when signed in to Google accounts.Niantic Labs, the former Google company behind the game, said it never intended to provide full access to user accounts.”We recently discovered that the Pokémon GO account creation process on iOS erroneously requests[…]

Pokemon Go Mania Is Here — This Is What It Means For Location-Based Marketers 

The Pokemon Go app has achieved the status of “instant hit” since it’s release in the U.S., filling up social media feeds and sending players with smartphones racing all over their cities to catch and train virtual characters in the physical world.Even more surprisingly than the fact that an app inspired by a 21-year-old Japanese[…]