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Digital Placemaking

Digital placemaking: eleven key principles

Jo Reid,

Heritage is all about recreating the past of a place. To create a rich experience, organisations have to draw out the story of their site, tying it to the way their visitors explore and the things they see and do. It’s a matter of placemaking: the act of giving life…

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Pokémon Go: Before the birth of the phenomenon

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The road to Pokémon Go

Charlie Harman,

It may be hard to believe, but Pokémon Go, the fastest selling smartphone game of all time, started out as a joke. In 2014, search giant Google – who are renowned for their April 1st tomfoolery – produced a spoof video entitled “Google Maps: Pokémon Challenge”. The video featured Pokémon…

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Why it works – the rise and rise of Pokémon Go

Charlie Harman,

Niantic founder John Hanke knew Pokémon had a massive, loyal fanbase, built over two decades. He’d tested the potential for location-based gameplay via sci-fi spectacle Ingress. Then he discovered that Tsunekazu Ishihara, CEO of the Pokémon Company, played his game. The Pokémon brand and Ingress’ technology combined, and the rest…

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Where can Pokémon Go from here?

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Where can Pokémon Go from here?

Calvium Team,

Pokémon Go keeps on going. It’s sporting a $10 million daily income, and although the user base has declined from its mid-July boom, it’s still clocking an average of 23 million plays per day. The next step is obvious: fixing the bugs to avoid discouraging casual players. Where can Niantic…

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44 facts about mobile apps (yes, 44)

Charlie Harman,

What’s the most downloaded app? How often does the average person open their phone? How many apps are there out there? Let’s find out, with our list of 44 facts about mobile apps. It is projected that there will be nearly 269 billion app downloads in 2017. That’s a staggering 33…

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