Side note: Niantic Labs, the company responsible for the Pokemon GO phenomenon, posts updates here. This is a great place to look to find cutting edge updates. If you are looking for general vendor support you can find it here and here.
Pokemon GO is good for small business. According to Bloomberg “food and drink sales [at L’inizio’s Pizza Bar in Queens] spiked by about 30 percent compared with a typical weekend, according to pizzeria manager Sean Benedetti. It was part luck—the game chooses which public locations to imbue with special significance in its virtual world—but there was also savvy strategy. Benedetti, 29, spent about $10 on “Lure Modules,” an in-game purchase that attracts Pokémon to a specified location.”
To find out where nearby Pokemon are located the app has a tracker module available in the bottom right hand corner of the screen. This will show where the Pokemon are located nearby. As you walk around keep the tracker open to find the Pokemon you are looking for.
According to BBC News sources Pokemon GO was made available in the UK market today. BBC also offers tips to new game players, “At the beginning of the game, you’ll be offered a choice of Bulbasaur, Charmander or Squirtle – the three starter Pokemon offered in the first Pokemon games. However, if you ignore the choice and walk away from the Pokemon, you’ll get the chance to catch Pikachu instead.”
Vancouver Gadgets has published an article to download and play Pokemon GO on Android devices in the Canadian market right now.
If you live in Canada and want to play Pokemon GO right now, Vancouver Gadgets has published an article that will walk you though the process for your Apple iOS mobile device.
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