Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Tech talk about Pokemon Go

Quick background for people who don't already know: Pokemon Go is a mobile game that launched last month on Android, and more recently on iPhones. It is billed as an "augmented reality game," in that the gameplay incorporates a requirement to walk around in the real world and visit physical locations, and some virtual objects are treated within the game as if they physically exist at those locations. It was immediately popular, and has been plagued with ongoing problems with server response and performance. In this post I will discuss these issues on a level that laymen should be able to understand.