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Pokemon Go now available in the United Kingdom - here's how to download it

Sammy Stanley | 15 July, 2016, 08:12

You can now download the app on the United Kingdom iOS App Store and Google Play Store.

The app, created by mobile game developer Niantic for Nintendo Co Ltd, is upending the world of gaming, getting players off the couch and walking outside to play.

Pokemon Go, which is yet to be launched in India, reached 21 million users world wide on Thursday, becoming the biggest mobile game in the history of the U.S., according to the data released by SurveyMonkey.

The release of Pokemon Go has also been bad news for adult entertainment sites like YouPorn. SimilarWeb said Pokemon Go manage to surpass Twitter in terms of daily active users on Monday and now sees 5.92 per cent of the US Android population engaging with the app on a daily basis.

"From a user's general profile information to their precise location data and device identifiers, Niantic has access to a significant amount of information, unless users - many of whom are children - opt-out of this collection", he wrote. The firm wants to make it available worldwide in shortest possible time, but this takes more effort than initially predicted, mostly because of the huge number of users.

The game has become a global phenomenon since its release.

WHILE the world is enveloped in Pokemon mania, a new idea has captured the imagination of avid smartphone gamers.

Technology expert and founder of technology site Pocket-lint Stuart Miles said the game's popularity made sense. The game has not only raised eyebrows with its success but also by attracting security threats. Now "Pokemon Go" is being hailed in many circles as the long-awaited savior lifting its shares. "In that regard, Niantic and The Pokemon Company should be commended", he said.

Fans of Game of Thrones are hoping Westeros might provide the setting for the next big augmented reality smartphone game.

Your next step, once you've started from scratch is to go walk outside.


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