Since its release the Pokemon Go app has become a worldwide sensation, downloaded more than 100 million times. The app has not been without controversy however as players, unaware of their surroundings, have received numerous injuries, been robbed at gun point and even died. Critics of the app fear that the worst is yet to come.
Pokemon Go, a smartphone app that superimposes little digital characters over real world imaging, allowing users to physically track the location of Pokemon on a map, and then “catch them” with their smartphones has become the most popular augmented reality app of all time. As a result, many are predicting that its popularity will provoke a surge in the development of other augmented reality games readily available for download.