Augmented reality and the smart city; Pokémon Go points the way towards a universal UI

07 September 2016
Report type: Research Note
Author(s): Jeremy Green - Principal Analyst
Keywords: M2M, machine-to-machine, IoT, Internet of Things, Smart City, Augmented Reality
Companies: The Pokémon Company, Blizzard Entertainment, Activision, TeamSpeak, Niantic, Nissan, Telogis, Waze, United Eyes, Qualcomm, BMW, PTC
Number of Pages: 7

This Research Note considers the implications of the Augmented Reality game smartphone game Pokémon Go. It argues that this apparently frivolous deployment of augmented reality demonstrates the potential for a new kind of platform for smart cities which could provide a universal platform for citizen engagement.

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