Jul. 26, 2016
If you’ve noticed people walking around your neighborhood or local coffee shop staring fanatically at their smartphones, don’t be alarmed—they’re probably just hunting Pokémon, fictional characters from Nintendo’s popular Japanese video game.
Earlier this month, Nintendo took the world by storm when it launched a free augmented reality (AR) app called Pokémon GO. The app uses a phone’s GPS to inform players of a Pokémon’s location and uses the device’s camera to overlay characters from the game onto scenes from the real world.