Pokemon GO - Android popularity by country, Japan interest and more

It has been over 2 weeks since Pokémon GO’s initial launch and many users around the world now have access to the wildly popular app. In this latest Pokémon GO blog post we took at look at these Pokémon GO users to discover which countries are Pokémon strongholds, which apps are used by Pokémon GO players, and how the app landscape has changed as a result of Pokémon. The data and insights from this study are useful for app marketers to better their ASO and improve re-targeting campaigns.

When looking at data from 24 countries around the world, it becomes apparent that Australia is the global leader in Pokémon GO’s Android reach. As of July 18th, 20% of all Australian Android phones had installed Pokémon GO, especially impressive when you consider that both Snapchat and Twitter have an install rate of around 25%.

Full report here

Pokemon GO slips to #2 position on iOS free charts in U.S., thanks to Bitmoji

Pokemon GO has been bumped into the second position on the overall iOS free charts in the U.S.. This is thanks to the Bitmoji Keyboard, which just added in support for Snapchat. I'm sure that Pokemon GO is going to retake the top spot soon once the Bitmoji fans subside, but it's important to also point out that Pokemon GO still sits at number 1 on the top grossing charts.

Playing Pokemon GO via the Vufine headset

The Vufine is a Kickstarted headpiece that lets you stream your phone up to your eye. Here we can see the devs using the Vufine to play some Pokemon GO. I don't know how practical it really is, but I guess it could be fun!

Pokemon GO live-streaming player gets swatted while playing in the park

Man, this stuff is getting absolutely insane. What is it that makes people think that diverting cop resources to fake threats like this is a good idea? Also, it's completely unsafe for people around the area, depending on how things go down. Absolutely disgusting behavior.

Gunman shot by Pokemon GO player he tried to rob

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A gunman and his underage driver tried to rob a group of people playing the popular Pokemon Go game, triggering a shootout after one of the players pulled out his own weapon at a Las Vegas park that has become a hot spot for virtual creature hunting.

The incident early Monday marked the latest illustration of unintended consequences in everyday life due to the booming popularity of the GPS-powered "augmented reality" game.

Las Vegas police spokeswoman Laura Meltzer said the shooting left a Pokemon player and the would-be armed robber hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries. Charges are expected against both that suspect and the juvenile who was driving the SUV.

Full report here

FAST Racing Neo - upcoming DLC detailed

FAST Racing NEO sees players race through a futuristic sci-fi world at incredible speeds, putting their skills to the test in anti-gravity vehicles. With a challenging single-player mode, four-player split-screen or eight-player online, pilots race through dense jungle areas, futuristic cities, abandoned mines in the depths of the earth, and finally up into the stratosphere and beyond.

There’ll be even more tracks to enjoy with the Nintendo eShop Selects version of this release, as the eight downloadable courses contained in the upcoming NEO Future Pack will be included on the disc. The NEO Future Pack will also be made available for owners of the download version to purchase from 30th September. Some of these tracks will also be present at this year’s Gamescom show in August, allowing players to see them in all their high-octane glory.

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