Custom locations, breeding, trading, new critters & other perks coming soon to Pokémon GO

By Christian Zibreg on Jul 25, 2016

Pokémon GO is the biggest mobile game in U.S. history in terms of daily active users and Apple confirmed that the augmented-reality game broke an App Store record for most downloads during its first week of availability, but that doesn’t mean its creators are resting on their laurels—quite the contrary.

As the game continues its global assault, Niantic Labs founder John Hanke teased at what’s coming next to the app: custom locations, more monsters, the ability to add customizations to lures, trading characters, more ways to play with Pokéstops and Gyms and other perks. Read More

 

Apple confirms Pokémon Go set App Store record

By Christian Zibreg on Jul 25, 2016

Apple confirmed last week in a statement to media that Nintendo’s augmented-reality game Pokémon Go was downloaded more times in its first week than any other iPhone app since the App Store’s inception in the summer of 2008. Apple’s take from the popular mobile game could help the iPhone maker rake in an estimated $3 billion in additional revenue in the next 12 to 24 months as the game expands into more countries, according to a report from Needham analyst Laura Martin. Read More

 

Highly, Bangers, Tinycards, and other apps to check out this weekend

By Cody Lee on Jul 23, 2016

We’re back with another edition of our Apps of the Week post. This is a weekly roundup of a handful of new and unique apps and games we think are worth checking out this weekend. Today’s selections include new apps for highlighting and sharing interesting quotes from around the web, making music, and learning more about new topics, and of course we have two new games for you to try. Read More

 

Pokémon GO set App Store record for most first week downloads

By Cody Lee on Jul 22, 2016

Pokémon GO set an App Store record for most downloads during its first week of availability, reports The Loop’s Jim Dalrymple. This should come as no surprise to folks who have been following the craze surrounding the hit game, which has sat atop the App Store’s Top Free and Top Grossing lists since it launched earlier this month. Read More

 

Apple’s free app of the week: Super Arc Light

By Cody Lee on Jul 21, 2016

Apple on Thursday updated its App of the Week promotion with the game Super Arc Light.  This means that for the next 7 days you’ll be able to pick up the popular arcade shooter for free on both iPhone and iPad—a solid savings of $2.

For those who haven’t played Super Arc Light, it’s a minimalistic radial shooter, in which you must defend your base to the death against waves of challenging enemies. The developer describes it as Super Hexagon meets Geometry Wars. Read More

 

Thanks to Pokémon GO, Nintendo is now worth more than Sony

By Christian Zibreg on Jul 19, 2016

This morning, Nintendo shares finished trading another fourteen percent higher following the release of its crazy popular augmented-reality game, Pokémon GO, which launched on the App Store on July 6. Put simply, Nintendo shares have doubled in value since the launch of Pokémon GO, BBC said.

The report adds that thanks to the game, Nintendo’s market capitalization has now surpassed that of another Japanese giant, Sony. Read More

 

Nintendo delays Pokémon Go launch in France “as a sign of respect” for Nice victims

By Christian Zibreg on Jul 18, 2016

Last Thursday’s deadly terrorist attack in France’s Nice left eighty-four people dead when an attacker ploughed a lorry into people celebrating the national Bastille Day on the Promenade des Anglais. In the aftermath of the attack, Nintendo is postponing the planned release of Pokémon Go in the country out of respect for the French people “in this time of national mourning,” a Pokémon Company spokesperson told IGN France. Read More

 

Catch ‘em all using Yelp’s built-in PokéStop filter

By Christian Zibreg on Jul 18, 2016

Pokémon Go’s burgeoning community has been painstakingly creating and maintaining a detailed Google map of PokéStops and gym locations found in specific spots around the world. Actually, whole websites have sprung up dedicated to the Internet phenomenon that seems to be taking the word by storm. Now Yelp developers have decided to jump in on the action with a new PokéStop filter in their mobile app. Read More

 

Notebook, Darby, Prisma and other apps to check out this weekend

By Cody Lee on Jul 16, 2016

Pokémon Go fever is still in full swing, but for those of you looking to try out different apps and games this weekend, iDB has you covered. In this edition of our Apps of the Week roundup, we have a beautiful new productivity app, a video social network for DIY’ers, a cool new photo editing app, and of course some great new games for you to check out. Read More

 

Pokémon Go is now available in Italy, Spain, Portugal, UK and Germany

By Christian Zibreg on Jul 15, 2016

Nintendo’s tremendously successful Pokémon Go is expanding in more countries across Europe. In addition to releasing on the App Store in Germany and the United Kingdom a few days ago, the augmented-reality game which requires people to go out hunting for pokémon is now available for download in Italy, Spain and Portugal. Read More

 

Apple’s free app of the week: Super Sharp

By Cody Lee on Jul 14, 2016

Apple on Thursday updated its App of the Week promotion with the game Super Sharp. This means that for the next 7 days you’ll be able to pick up the popular puzzler from hit developer 1Button SARL, for both iPhone and iPad, for free—a solid savings of $2.

Super Sharp is the epitome of the pick-up-and-play puzzle genre. There are no characters or qwerty storylines. Players simply use their fingers to cut through platforms, ropes and obstacles and they attempt to make their way through 120 physics-based stages. Read More

 

Steamcrate offers 10 games a month direct to your inbox (57% off)

By iDB Deals on Jul 14, 2016

The Steamcrate subscription premise is beautifully simple: 10 Steam games delivered to your inbox every month for one low cost, with zero commitment or physical media hassle to contend with. And for a limited time, get this sweet deal for 57% off a 3-month subscription! Read More

 

Read this if you just switched Apple ID to download Pokémon Go

By Christian Zibreg on Jul 13, 2016

In less than a week, Pokémon Go has become the biggest mobile game in the US history, however, the app is currently limited to App Stores in the United States, New Zealand, Australia and Germany.

Eager to get their hands on some pokémon, some of the tech-savvier international users have resorted to switching their Apple ID in order to download the game only to find their Apple Music libraries wiped as a result, reports The Telegraph. Read More

 

In terms of daily active users, Pokémon GO is the biggest mobile game in US history

By Christian Zibreg on Jul 13, 2016

The runaway success of Nintendo’s Pokémon GO continues to take the Internet by storm, with a new Survey Monkey study indicating that in terms of daily active users the augmented-reality title has officially become the biggest mobile game in the United States’s history, just a week following its launch on iOS and Android. After initially launching in the United States, New Zealand and Australia, Pokémon GO is now available on the German App Store ahead of its expected launch across Europe. Read More

 

First Pokémon GO update squashes bugs, no longer requires full Google Account access

By Christian Zibreg on Jul 12, 2016

Nearly a week following its official launch in the United States, New Zealand and Australia, Nintendo’s incredibly successful Pokémon GO on Tuesday received its first update on the App Store. The freemium app was bumped to version 1.0.1, bringing out much-needed bug fixes whilst resolving an issue which caused the app to crash after attempting to catch any discovered pokémon. More importantly, full Google Account access is no longer needed for those who use this sign-in option.

Pokémon GO is a free download from the App Store. Read More

 

Scrambled: a new fun anagram puzzle game for all ages

By Anthony Bouchard on Jul 12, 2016

If you’re looking for the next fun word game that you can play to challenge your intellect and pass the time, then you should really give a new App Store game dubbed Scrambled a try.

Scrambled includes three game modes, all of which allow people of all ages to sit back and relax, all while doing their best to recognize words out of a bunch of scrambled letters; these are better known as anagrams. Read More

 

The runaway success of Pokémon GO highlights safety issues of augmented-reality gaming

By Christian Zibreg on Jul 11, 2016

The runaway success of Pokémon GO is undeniable. In a few short days since its debut last week, the freemium title has become the top free app on the US App Store and the most downloaded and highest-grossing app in the countries where it is available. It sent Nintendo shares up 25 percent, adding $7.5 billion to the company’s market capitalization. Furthermore, the game is about to surpass Twitter among Android users in the United States in terms of daily active users.

But there’s a darker side to its success as widespread media coverage combined with pent-up interest and the power of the Nintendo and Pokémon brands in some cases seem to be resulting in a string of thefts, burglaries and even car accidents and other injuries. Read More

 

Nintendo shares post massive gains following Pokémon GO launch

By Christian Zibreg on Jul 11, 2016

Since releasing its augmented-reality game Pokémon GO five days ago on the App Store in the United States, New Zealand and Australia, Nintendo stock has jumped 25 percent, gaining a cool $7.5 billion and posting a record since it began trading in Tokyo in 1983, Reuters reported Monday. Read More

 

Buno, Folioscope, Instaread, and other apps to check out this weekend

By Cody Lee on Jul 9, 2016

It’s the weekend again, and you know what that means: it’s time for another edition of our Apps of the Week post. For those who aren’t familiar with the column, this is where we put together a small list of apps and games that we think are worth checking out, and we think we’ve really made some awesome selections this week. Read More

 

Apple’s free app of the week: Loopimal

By Cody Lee on Jul 7, 2016

Apple on Thursday updated its App of the Week promotion with the app Loopimal by Yatatoy. This means that for the next 7 days, you’ll be able to pick up the critically acclaimed children’s title for both iPhone and iPad for free—a solid savings of $3.

Loopimal is essentially a building kit of handcrafted animations and sounds that teaches kids about music. The graphics are both sharp and charming, and the rhythmic/melodic content makes for endless possibilities of creations and compositions. Read More

 
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