How has Pokemon Go changed gaming apps forever?

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By now, you must have definitely heard about the frenzied Pokemon Go players. Even if you aren’t a Pokemon Go addict yourself, you might have definitely come across clumps of people glued to their mobile phones running around the city. Well, thanks to Pokemon Go – the augmented reality game application developed by Niantic, the company which published the app is now twelve billion US dollars richer( at least in terms of valuation) than what it was before Pokemon Go happened.

Unless you are one of those gamers running around trying to catch Bulbasaur and Pikachus, you are probably wondering when these people are going to grow up. However, that’s not the question, is it? If we look at the whole thing, Pokemon Go has created an unprecedented phenomenon that has never been witnessed in the history of mobile apps. The app has generated the highest 72-hour revenue in application design history. So, it won’t be outlandish to claim that Pokemon Go has changed the way we interact with apps. Let’s explore how Pokemon Go has changed apps forever.

Pokemon Go has accomplished what fitness apps couldn’t!

For years, fitness related apps have tried to gain popularity. Some of these apps were popular to some extent, while the others became a distant memory in no time. But, do you know Pokémon Go accomplished what these fitness apps couldn’t? Sounds bizarre, isn’t it?

Read this and you will understand. The fitness related apps urged people to follow a healthy routine. They used neat application design, tactics, statistics and facts to motivate people into getting out of their homes, going for a walk or a running session. But, we all know how that turned out.

But, Pokemon Go has got people of all ages running around the town hunting Pokemon. People who used to lie down on the couch every single day are now running, walking and jogging to catch Pokemons.


Pokemon Go has just made augmented reality mainstream

We have heard about augmented reality for quite some time now. Every now and then, news of Google, Facebook or Apple making great strides in the field of augmented and virtual reality surfaces in the media and magazines. But, so far, we haven’t seen any app or software that brings virtual reality to our doorstep.

Pokémon Go has just taken care of this aspect and that too in style. Not only did the creators of Pokémon Go develop a highly engaging game, but they have also demonstrated how the concept of virtual reality can create immersive experiences for mobile users.

So, it’s safe to assume that we will see a lot of virtual reality based apps in the coming months. In a nutshell, Pokémon Go has opened up a new dimension of virtual reality-based mobile experience.

Smartphone addiction is getting even worse

In addition to these, Pokémon Go has thrown light on a dangerous aspect too. We have heard about how kids these days are buried deep into their smartphone screen and how this is leading to accidents. But, the unfortunate events of people losing their lives in street accidents while playing Pokémon Go, has further accentuated this unhealthy trend.

To conclude, Pokémon Go has completely changed the way we look at apps. It shows how virtual reality, coupled with a good application design can take over the world like a storm, literally.

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