Pokemon GO taking over smartphones

  • 12/07/2016
Pokemon GO taking over smartphones

The ‘Pokemon Go’ app is taking smartphones by storm.

The app allows players to see Pokemon through the window of their phone as if they were real, and users then try to catch them.

It's a concept that's been dubbed 'exer-gaming'.

‘Excer‐gaming’ is a hybrid of exercise and gaming. The idea is that the motivation gamers use to clock a level can be harnessed to make them get off the sofa as well.

University of Auckland Lecturer in Computer Science, Dr Paul Ralph, joined Mark Sainsbury, filling in for Paul Henry.