What is Pokémon Go and why does it keep crashing
Pokemon Go is a new game in your app store that you've been waiting for the last 15 years, before apps were even invented! Finally you can catch Pokemon in real life!! Well kinda! But it's cool maybe they can use them failed Google Glasses to make it better, but any way.
The app is still being updated and grown. The creates of the app, never could of imagined so many
people would get on it at one time! This is why it's crashing! In big citys lots of people are playing the same game, at the sometime, in the same spot. It has been said some "Poke Gyms" in Big city like New York have had over 100 people playing at one time trying to take a gym!
But this is all a good problem for the creators of Pokémon GO, because the game will only get better and this opens the door for new types of game to start rolling out! So put of your thinking caps and start creating! Or just go outside and catch them all! Pokemon!
So What is it?
Pokémon Go is a location-based augmented reality mobile game, developed by Niantic, published by The Pokémon Company, and part of the Pokémon
franchise. It was initially released in July 2016 for iOS and Android devices, starting with Australasia, the United States, and parts of Europe, with Asian and other European releases to follow.
The game allows players to capture, battle, and train virtual Pokémon who appear throughout the real world. It makes use of GPS and the camera of compatible devices. Although the game is free-to-play, it supports in-app purchases of additional game play items. An optional companion Bluetooth wearable device, the Pokémon Go Plus, is planned for future release and will alert users when Pokémon are nearby. It can be viewed as an emerging massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) although the social elements are not directly internal in the game.
The game received a mixed critical reception, and attracted negative attention due to reports of accidents and public nuisance associated with it. However, it was the most downloaded smartphone app in the United States in its first three days of release and was a boon to the stock value of Nintendo, which owns part of The Pokémon Company.