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Pokémon GO Developer Niantic Releases New AR Development Kit for iOS and Android

[caption id="attachment_363201" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Image: Niantic[/caption] Niantic, Inc., the developer behind renowned Augmented Reality (AR) mobile games Pokémon GO and Ingress, has announced the Lightship Augmented Reality Developer Kit — a set of tools based on the same technology as Niantic's hit AR titles, for iOS and Android developers. Niantic says the Lightship platform is meant...

Niantic CEO John Hanke Talks Pokemon Go’s First Year

Pokemon Go, the wildly popular augmented reality game where players chase virtual Pokemon through the real world, is celebrating the first anniversary of its launch amid suggestions that its appeal is fading. The free app, which first rolled out in the U.S. and Canada last July, quickly sparked a global phenomenon, breaking records as it...

Pokémon Go Update Launches With 80 New Pocket Monsters

It was the news that Pokémon Go players had long been waiting for - Niantic Labs, developer of the popular augmented reality game, announced on Wednesday that over 80 second-generation Pokémon will be appearing in the game this week. These Pokémon can be found in Johto region of Pokémon Gold and Silver video games -...

Niantic Starts Banning Pokémon Go Cheaters Permanently

Permanent bans are being issued to Pokémon Go players who violate Niantic's terms of service, The Verge is reporting. Although violations of TOS vary, the report says that majority of bans are aimed at cheaters who rely on GPS spoofing, bots, and other software techniques that allow Pokémon Go to be played beyond Niantic's design parameters....